Donate Now

Blog

Welcome to the Veteran Car Donations Blog!

Here you’ll find articles relating to the many challenges our veterans and their families face daily.

The Top 3 Causes of a Cracked or Blown Head Gasket | Veteran Car Donations
November 30, 2022

The Top 3 Causes of a Cracked or Blown Head Gasket

Do You Suspect a Faulty Head Gasket? Does your car feel a bit underpowered or sluggish? Did you just see white smoke coming out of your tailpipe while driving? Chances are, you’re dealing with a failing head gasket. A leak in your head gasket could get your car off the road for repairs. Worse, it ...
Read More

How to Fix Squeaking or Grinding Brakes | Veteran Car Donations
November 28, 2022

How to Fix Squeaking or Grinding Brakes

Don’t Drive with Noisy Brakes! While hearing your brakes squeak or grind can be annoying, they also alert you of potentially dangerous situations. Since your braking system is vital to your vehicle’s performance and safety, it’s easy to panic when your brakes make weird noises. For this reason, it’s best to identify and address signs ...
Read More

November 26, 2022

5 Warning Signs of a Failing Alternator

Don’t Mistake Alternator Failure for a Dead Battery! When you hear rapid clicks when turning the key to fire up your car’s engine, which doesn’t start, don’t assume right away that your battery’s dead. You’ll want to check your alternator. Assuming that your battery is dead when it’s your alternator that’s failing can be costly. ...
Read More

Top Reasons Why Your Engine Sputters or Misfires | Veteran Car Donations
November 25, 2022

Top Reasons Why Your Engine Sputters or Misfires

Don’t Ignore a Sputtering or Misfiring Engine! For vehicle owners and drivers, nothing’s worse than engine issues! The dreaded engine misfiring or engine sputtering can quickly drive a person up the wall. This usually indicates a problem that needs immediate attention.   Answers to Top Questions Asked About Engine Sputtering or Misfiring If you’re like ...
Read More

5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving on a Tight Budget This November 24th | Veteran Car Donations
November 24, 2022

5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving on a Tight Budget This November 24th

Looking for Budget-Friendly Ways to Celebrate the Holiday This Year? With the nation in the midst of a recession, it’s not surprising why many people are determined to stick to a tighter budget this coming holiday season, including Thanksgiving on November 24th. A lot of families are finding themselves struggling with the ever-increasing prices of ...
Read More

Car Scratches and How Much Their Repairs Typically Cost | Veteran Car Donations
November 22, 2022

How Much Does It Cost to Fix a Scratch on Your Car?

4 Types of Car Scratches and How Much Their Repairs Typically Cost While you can do many things to preserve your auto’s exterior, your vehicle is bound to get a few minor scratches at some point. That’s just the way it is! Sure, a tiny scratch isn’t something to panic about, but it can certainly ...
Read More

Whys and Hows of Inflating Your Tires | Veteran Car Donations
November 19, 2022

How Do You Fill Your Car Tires with Air?

Know the Whys and Hows of Inflating Your Tires Every car owner knows that routine maintenance is vital in keeping their vehicle in optimal condition. However, they often overlook certain tasks, one of which is keeping their tires properly inflated. Checking your tire pressure periodically should be a priority since this helps you stay safe ...
Read More

Simple Steps to Putting a New Bulb in Place | Veteran Car Donations
November 18, 2022

How Do I Replace My Headlights?

5 Simple Steps to Putting a New Bulb in Place If you find yourself with a busted headlight, you’re left with two options: Either you take it to an auto shop to have the light replaced with a new one or you replace it yourself. Unless you don’t mind spending hundreds of dollars to get ...
Read More

Common Reasons Why Your Car Shakes When Idling | Veteran Car Donations
November 17, 2022

5 Common Reasons Why Your Car Shakes When Idling

How to Tell What’s Causing the Vibration So, you find your car shaking when you come to a halt or every time you drive at low speed. You don’t get it. You feel the vibrating sensation coming from your engine, yet you don’t know where it’s coming from and how you can stop it. This ...
Read More

Road Trips Should Be Fun and Safe | Veteran Car Donations
November 16, 2022

Handy Tips for Getting Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready

Road Trips Should Be Fun and Safe Your itinerary is set, your bags are packed, and you’re ready to hit the asphalt for your next highway adventure. But how ready is your vehicle for the long journey ahead? Few things spoil a vacation more quickly than car trouble in the middle of the road. Prevent ...
Read More