Garage and Automotive

  • Ways To Make Your Car Go Faster

    Improving the engine performance of your vehicle delivers several excellent benefits to you as a driver. You can help your vehicle to run more smoothly and you might be able to make your car more fuel-efficient too. Improved performance could mean that your engine has more power and it's more capable of the things that you want it to do. There are multiple changes that you can make to your engine and even other parts of your vehicle if you want to improve the engine performance. If you're happy to tinker around, you could even make some of these changes yourself.

  • Kia Carnival Is The Three-Row Family Hauler You've Always Dreamed Of

    When people ask me why I like minivans so much for road trips the answer is easy - they are practical, drive nicely, and park easily. I'm not always looking for the most stylish and technology filled solution when my objective is getting from here to there with a bunch of bags and people. On a recent road trip through the Eastern part of Florida's Everglades with the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival I was extraordinarily impressed since not only did it have everything I expected from a minivan... it also looked great and had plenty of creature comforts too.

  • How To Pick The Perfect Classic Car For Your Route 66 Road Trip

    You're finally going on your Route 66 Road Trip! You're excited, but you know that the best part about a road trip is picking out the perfect classic car to take with you. There are many different factors to consider when choosing a vehicle for your journey. In this blog post, we will talk about how to pick the perfect classic car for your Route 66 Road Trip and make sure it's ready before you go!

  • Reasons To Buy A Second-hand Truck Instead Of A Brand New One

    You might want to purchase a second-hand truck instead of a brand new one not only for the sake of its price. Read this article to get to know why the demand for used trucks is consistently high.

  • Do You Really Need Winter Tires Instead of All Weather Ones?

    If you live in a place that has four seasons, winter tires might be the best choice for you. Winter tires have been designed to maintain traction on snow and ice while all-season tires are not. In this blog post, we will discuss five reasons why it is worth investing in winter tires instead of all-season ones.

  • Eight Strategies to Prevent Car Shopping Stress

    Car shopping is one of the most stressful things that anyone can ever do. It's a long process and you have to ask questions, test out different models, and go through all sorts of hoops just to find the perfect car for you. In this blog post, we will discuss seven strategies that will help make your car shopping experience less stressful!

  • Top Questions About Using A OBD2 Code Reader For Vehicle Diagnostics

    What is obd2? The term OBD2 - also written as OBDII - stands for on-board diagnostics, second generation. obd2 code readers are used to diagnose an automobile's systems and components as well as the emissions system. obd2 scanners come in a variety of makes and models, but they all have one thing in common: they do not require a computer or any other additional equipment to read codes from your vehicle's engine control unit (ecu) that can be stored in its memory.

  • Auto Parts Retailer Turn 5 Announces Fall Scholarship Winners

    If there's one thing that I support more than anything else it is saluting and supporting Americans looking to better themselves. When you combine that with engineering and in particular supporting the automotive industry, it is a home run. Congrats to the winners of the 2020 Fall Scholarship essay contest hosted by automotive parts company Turn5!

  • What Are All Season Tires and Why Do You Need Them?

    All-Season Tires... they are the boring cousin to racing slicks and big knobby offroad tires. Some of your trucks may have "All Terrain" tires but nope... these are just plain old tires designed for use on the pavement across all four seasons. They aren't fancy but they may be the most important tires to keeping your family safe across a variety of different conditions. Let's take a look at why these might be the most important tires for your car and when you might need something different.

  • Guide To Buying Tires

    Your tires are one of the most important safety features on your car. If you don’t replace them often enough, the tread will wear down and you will be far more likely to lose control of the car, especially when driving in wet or icy conditions. It’s important that you check the tread on your tires regularly, and keep them inflated according to the guidelines in the manual. 

  • Tips For Purchasing a Used Motorhome

    It's the middle of winter and you probably have some friends who headed south to avoid the ice and snow up north. For retired guys and those who are self-employed and can work remotely, the idea of becoming a snowbird is a pretty attractive dream. While new RV's and motorhomes can be an exciting purchase, getting one that is slightly used can be a great option for those looking to save a bit of money. Just like with a car - the moment you drive it off the lot your purchase begins to depreciate. Here's what you need to know to make that used motorhome purchase a smart one!

  • Car Safety Features Every Dad Needs To Consider

    When it comes to taking care of your family family, things like good looks and raw speed tend to fall aside and safety features become a primary concern. This is your family care after all and while how fast you can take that corner might be important with your weekend car, there are other more important things when it comes to taking care of your kids and making sure that they can get back and forth to school, errands, and of course the all important summer family road trip.

  • Michelin Unveils Uptis Airless Tires at MovinOn Summit

    Michelin and General Motors presented a new generation of airless wheel technology, the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility today. GM intends to develop this airless wheel assembly with Michelin and aims to introduce it on passenger vehicles as early as 2024.

  • Car Care Tips To Make Your Used Car Sell Fast

    Nothing lasts forever. There will always come a time when we need to say goodbye to our beloved vehicles, no matter how heavy our hearts feel. Whatever your reasons are for selling, you have a responsibility to both the buyer and your car. However, your car has to be in tip-top shape so that it is in a good position to fetch those dollars you need to part with it.

  • What You Need To Know Before Installing a Lift Kit for Your Jeep

    While some guys you will meet on the trail talk about installing a lift kit as a simple procedure, it is not something you should enter into lightly. While it is not terribly complicated to do, the implications can completely change the dynamics of your Jeep and so it is critical that you do it with a plan in mind. When done correctly, your Jeep will look cooler, offer better visibility and perform better when tackling obstacles on the trail.

  • How To Make the Most Money Driving Lyft or Uber – It’s Just like Fishing

    I drive for Lyft and so does my wife. It’s a great way to make fast money to fill in the gaps. Let me tell you though, there’s a lot more involved than simply turning on the app and making some money by driving around. To be successful, you need to treat it like you were fishing and learn all the secrets. There’s gear to buy, fishing spots to find, friends to learn from, and lots of patience too. With both pursuits though, if you are successful then it can be a fun and rewarding experience.

  • AvalonKing Armor Shield IX DIY Car Protectant Kit Review

    Years ago, I bought a new car at the dealership and they suckered me into buying their “protective coating” that would help the car stay clean and help protect from nicks and scratches. That coating cost me hundreds of dollars and frankly … I’m not sure it did anything. Flash forward a few years and the folks at AvalonKing sent me their Armor Shield IX DIY Kit to try out. For under $100, this is a great solution for anyone looking to keep their car looking like new.

  • Easy Auto Maintenance Tasks Any Man Can Do

    Men love their cars sometimes more than women. No doubts, a car is a world of its own with all the systems, processes and details creating an exciting synergy and bringing so much comfort to our lives. Therefore, many car owners happily engage into all the repairing activity by them self as this not merely interesting and exciting but also helps to develop a proper attitude to things we as human beings use in our daily lives.

  • 2018 Ram 2500: Ram Gave Us a Truck, We Towed a Boat

    Pickup trucks are useful things to have around. Especially heavy-duty trucks like the Ram 2500. This big, burly, towing machine has a maximum tow rating of 17,980 pounds (about 9 tons). So when Ram Truck asked us if we wanted to test drive their 2018 Ram 2500, we immediately started looking around to find something to tow. Anything larger than a jet ski or a teardrop camper would do. We ended up with a huge pontoon boat and a fun day on the water with the Wyoming Air National Guard!

  • Road Trip Review: 2018 Chevy Bolt EV

    I'm a huge fan of electric vehicles. The promise of emissions free car travel that is both quick and quiet is something of a dream for simply cruising down the road and enjoying a beautiful landscape. Unfortunately, until recently EVs were expensive, had limited range, and in many cases were "Electric Vehicles" as opposed to cars powered by electric motors. That last point is a subtle distinction but an important one. While I enjoyed the promise of cars like the Kia Soul EV and the Mitsubishi iMIEV they were really products designed for a limited audience. With the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevy is offering a car that doesn't sacrifice anything.

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