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How to maintain, fix and customize your ride, be it a sports car, pickup truck or jalopy.

Philip P.19 days ago
6 Useful Tips That Will Help You Prepare for Winter Car Storage
If you’re the lucky owner of a convertible or of a classic car—or simply someone who needs to store their car for winter—then you’re probably stressed out every time it gets cold outside. You love dri...
Skunk Uzeki24 days ago
How Car Maintenance Costs Increase With Mileage
I have an hour-long commute, and lately, I've been noticing some issues with my car. I've been noticing the need to replace air filters more frequently, the need for higher oil changes, and much, much...
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Nathan Seguraa month ago
How Not to Wash Your Car
We are all guilty of washing our cars with one bucket or bowl with whatever soap we have laying around the house. And some of us are guilty of taking our cars through the drive through car wash. I’m g...
Dan Radak2 months ago
5 Car Maintenance Tips Every Driver Should Know
Regular car maintenance is the only way to ensure your car is running in top condition. Yet a lot of drivers know very little about their cars, other than driving them, and pay the local mechanic a lo...
Richard Owens2 months ago
How to Insure Your First Sports Car
Anyone who knows me knows I drive a sports car. It's one of the cheaper, more reliable sports cars out there — and it's what I could afford for $5,000. Even though my sports car is a very reasonable r...
Michael Thielmann2 months ago
From Nervous Wreck...
When many of us think of our favorite cars, it can bring us a feeling of almost childlike excitement. My dad had an old Porsche 914 that he was restoring when I was growing up, and his passion and ent...
Mackenzie Kennedy3 months ago
Best Time to Buy a New Car
There are few purchases that are as stress-inducing and potentially foolish like having to buy a car at a dealership. Dealerships are known for jacking up prices, salesmen who would have absolutely no...
Ryan Epps3 months ago
How to Disconnect a Car Battery
Automotive maintenance can be time consuming and is susceptible to cause serious injury if any missteps are made. Don't turn into a wanna-be automotive mechanic and follow these common myths about your car battery. If improperly maintained, you're liable to wreck your car's electrical system, or internal computers for good. Especially when disconnecting a car battery, you can be electrocuted, drop nearly 40lbs of weight on your feet, or worse, lower the car hood on your head. Though you may not ...
Jacqueline Hanikeh3 months ago
How to Jump a Car Battery
Not everyone knows how to jump start their car battery. If you have zero clue on handling that situation, I'm with you there. Nothing is turning on — nothing. At first, you don't realize that your car...
Cato Conroy3 months ago
How To Parallel Park Perfectly
Parallel parking is one of those things that everyone has trouble with. However, if you want to pass your driving test, you will need to know how to parallel park. Moreover, if you want to live in a c...
Ossiana Tepfenhart3 months ago
Unusual Ways to Make Your Car Last Longer
Cars, to a point, are bad investments. Even with the utmost care, your car will have signs of wear and tear. Eventually, even the most well-maintained car will break down. Reliability is a huge part o...
Maurice Bernier4 months ago
Getting Around In New York City!
I LOVE MY NEW YORK CITY! Say what you want. It IS expensive. It can be dirty at times. It can even be loud, but it is still MY home. I LOVE it here! I was born here. I was raised here. I live here. By...
Cato Conroy4 months ago
How To Buy A Car with Cash
Buying a car with cash can be tricky, and if you don't know what you're doing, it also can be dangerous. While it's true that cash buyers might get better deals with certain car dealers, the truth is ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
How to Buy a Car from a Private Seller
Though I am definitely no fan of going to a car dealership, I prefer going to a dealership over buying a car from a private seller — and from what I can tell, most people feel the same way. Buying a c...
Skunk Uzeki4 months ago
Tips for Buying a Used Car
If you've been reading my work, then you already probably know that many of my friends are mechanics and car enthusiasts. It's a great life perk to have, primarily because you never have to worry abou...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Tips for Buying a Car from the Dealer
If there's one industry that has gotten a (rightfully) horrible reputation for ripping off customers, it's the car dealership industry. Car dealers are known for using every dirty trick in the book to...
Cato Conroy5 months ago
How to Handle a Car Accident
Car accidents can happen to anyone, at any time. You do not need to be speeding, nor do you need to be near another driver for them to happen to you. Even the most attentive drivers can end up having ...