June 2024

Frame-off vs. frame-up restoration

This post was originally published on www.progressive.com If you’re beginning the process of restoring a classic car or you’ve been looking at potential classic project car purchases, you’ve probably thought a lot about frame-off, or “rotisserie,” restorations. What do they really cost? What are the unforeseen complications? When is a frame-off restoration truly necessary, and …

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Frame-off vs. frame-up restoration

Common problems for autos

This post was originally published on www.progressive.com Not to be the bearer of bad news, but a lot can go wrong with your automobile. As cars and trucks age, the frequency of the check engine light, strange noises, and failed electronics increases. But the good news is that you can be prepared with the proper …

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Common problems for autos

How to improve gas mileage

This post was originally published on www.progressive.com Getting more miles out of a tank of gas can help your wallet, particularly when gas prices surge at the pump. Older cars tend to be less fuel efficient, which impacts how often you must fill up your tank. If you can’t trade-in your gas-guzzler for a more …

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How to improve gas mileage

What is a catalytic converter?

This post was originally published on www.progressive.com A catalytic converter’s main function is to convert harmful pollutants from internal combustion engines into less harmful substances. As a result, a catalytic converter reduces a car’s harmful emissions by about 90%, which means less harm to the environment and you. A catalytic converter drastically cuts down on …

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What is a catalytic converter?

Do motorcycles have catalytic converters?

This post was originally published on www.progressive.com Most modern motorcycles have catalytic converters. Since 2003, motorcycles have been subject to stricter emissions standards, and the easiest, cheapest, and simplest way for manufacturers to meet those standards is to install a catalytic converter. What is a catalytic converter for a motorcycle? A motorcycle’s catalytic converter is …

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Do motorcycles have catalytic converters?

What is an interlock device on a motorcycle?

This post was originally published on www.progressive.com The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an alcohol ignition interlock as a device installed in vehicles that measures alcohol on the driver’s breath. An ignition interlock device requires a vehicle operator to pass a blood alcohol test — a breathalyzer — to start the engine. …

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What is an interlock device on a motorcycle?
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