Eco Mode: How It Works and When to Use It

what is ECO mode

With newer cars, it’s an eventuality. You’re going to look down at your dash or steering wheel and see a control you don’t fully understand. Don’t fret it. With all of the innovations that manufacturers are plugging into new cars at breakneck speed, it can be hard to keep up. One of the newer and … Read more

How Long Do Car Batteries REALLY Last?

how long does a car battery last

Owned and driven an automobile for a few years? If so, you have likely faced the torment of a bad battery. Your car’s battery is implicated in getting you off to a good drive to work, to the store or just for a ride in the country. When that battery fails or even begins to … Read more

19 Best Sports Cars Under $50k

best sports cars under $50k

You’ve always wanted a sports car. Something with feeling, soul, sound, and acceleration. Now, you’ve finally saved up enough to afford one and want to make the best choice possible. For 2020 and into 2021, there are a lot of candidates worthy of your consideration. They are listed in no particular order along with their … Read more

Driving With Both Feet? (You’re Doing it Wrong)

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When you were learning to drive, your parent or driving instructor probably told you to only use one foot between the brake and gas pedals. Back then, chances are good that most vehicles you saw came with a three-pedal manual transmission (which is why it was known as a “standard transmission” back in the day). … Read more

4 Common Oil Change Scams (and How to Avoid Them)

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With the exception of electric vehicles, all cars will need many routine oil changes throughout their lifetime. For many people, the most convenient way to accomplish this is to take the car to a shop and have it changed for them. Unfortunately, putting the car in someone else’s hands doesn’t free the user of all … Read more

9 Reasons Your Project Car Pays for Itself

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Trying to convince the wife to let you buy a Miata? Does the phrase “built not bought” sound like a pipe dream? Allow me to help. Buying a project car was one of the best financial decisions I’ve ever made. A few years ago, a friend of mine happened to be selling his 1994 Mazda … Read more

10 Essential Car Accessories Worth Investing In

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Whether you’re the proud owner of a brand new car or thinking of buying one soon, there are a few “must have” car accessories you should definitely consider investing in. They range from safety features to small knick-knacks to make your car the sanctuary that you’ve always desired. Some of these accessories may be obvious, … Read more