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

Salvage Title vs Rebuilt Title (What’s the Difference?)

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When you purchase a vehicle from an auto dealership, especially if it is new or certified pre-owned vehicle, then you can expect to receive a clean title on the vehicle shortly after (if purchasing in cash) or once all your payments are made (if financed). A clean title means the vehicle has never experienced major … Read more

7 Common Types of Fuel for Cars

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Until we are all driving 100% electric vehicles, the need for car fuel will always be in great demand. Every internal combustion engine is designed in a similar way. It needs a mixture of air and fuel to ignite and create the power needed to move the wheels of the vehicle. However, some of the … Read more

What Happens When You Put Sugar in a Gas Tank?

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Since automobiles were first sold to consumers, there has been a myth floating around about what happens if you pour sugar into a car’s gas tank. The common belief is that pouring sugar into a gas tank will cause the engine of the vehicle to become disabled. You’ve probably seen movies where mischievous characters secretly … Read more

Supercharger vs Turbocharger (Pros & Cons)

supercharger vs turbocharger

The engine of any vehicle depends on compressed air pressure to generate the power it needs to run properly. With a turbocharged or supercharged engine, the flow of air passes through each part first before heading into the vehicle’s engine. This method of compressing outside air is referred to as forced induction and it can … Read more

9 Important Benefits of Cruise Control

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Cruise control gives drivers the ability to take their foot off the gas pedal while keeping their car moving at one set speed. While an obvious convenience, some say that cruise control even saves fuel. This technology has been advanced over the many decades it has existed. Now you can find cruise control systems that … Read more

Electronic Stability Control Technology

Electronic stability control technology is designed to enhance the stability of a vehicle and to help it maintain traction on the road. Since it is electronic, you probably guessed that it uses a computerized technology to detect when the car is losing traction and starting to skid. This is due to a series of sensors … Read more