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Cabin Air Filter: A Good DIY Project
Cabin Air Filter: A Good DIY Project

There’s an easy and clean auto part replacement that can produce cleaner cabin air in your vehicle. Your car’s cabin air filter recommended change interval is anywhere from 15,000 miles to 30,000 miles, depending on what you’re driving. If you are frequently on construction sites that are...Read More»

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (MkVI)
Top Five Volkswagen Music Ads

As I got off the train to go to work this morning, in my clouded head that so desperately needed strong, black coffee to make the synapses fire, and kick other bodily functions into top gear, I bemoaned the fact that there's so little good car advertising outdoors in most public places. What a...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid
Is Cheap Car Insurance Worth It In The End?

In some cases, cheap car insurance (i.e. bare minimum coverage) may be enough to cover damages to your car if you own an early model vehicle, worth a few thousand dollars. Coverage requirements vary by state, and your state minimum coverage may be ample. Cheap car insurance or bare minimum coverage...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima
How To Find Car Insurance Discounts

Car insurance companies want your business. In addition to doing whatever they can to beat the competition, such as offering lower rates, most car insurance companies offer at least nine different types of discounts to attract and keep customers. Some of the most common auto insurance discounts...Read More»

2003 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan LS Premium Grille
License Renewal Regs For Older Drivers

It’s been a year since a fatal crash in the Boston suburb of Stoughton spurred a renewed effort to pass legislation to require testing for older drivers. The four year old victim, Diya Patel, was struck in a pedestrian crosswalk by an 89 year old driver. According to the Insurance Institute for...Read More»

2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX AT Front Seats
Car Insurance Discounts: Understanding the Basics

Getting car insurance doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, discounts can make your policy much more affordable. Insurance companies offer a variety of discounts on car insurance. Research ways you can take advantage of the maximum savings. Maintain a good driving record. Carry multiple...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
How To Cheat Death: Get A Mercedes-Benz

Death, it's as certain as taxes. There is no avoiding it. Part of nature. There is a whole "deathcare" industry out there. I know someone who is part of it, and he has assured me that you can't cheat death. So has my family doctor and he has suggested many ways to not hasten its arrival. He...Read More»

2009 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe 328i RWD Wheel Cap
How To Read The Sidewalls Of Your Tires

If tire manufacturers wanted to keep their customers in the dark about what is between them and the road they would have designed a system just like they have for labeling tires. If you are a tire aficionado you probably know this stuff, but we mere mortals might benefit from the drill. One good...Read More»

Honda Diesel/Electric Hybrid Transport Truck
Ivory Coast Roadblocks And Is This 9 Iron Enough Club

If you have ever fumed at being backed up at a toll booth or done a slow burn when faced with grid lock on the ride home from work, you might consider the commuting situation in Ivory Coast, once West Africa’s most hospitable place for doing business.The country has had a system of informal...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
New 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton Breaks Cover

"Phaeton". I have absolutely no clue on how to pronounce that, the only thing I know is that the name is from Greek mythology. Honestly, how a designer would have thought to use a name from Greek mythology on a car boggles my mind. Cars often use animals or numbers in their names such as the Ford...Read More»

2009 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl) Front Exterior View
The Choice Between An Electric Or A Belt Driven Cooling Fan

Even in the water cooled engine, air flow plays an important role. The movement of air across the fins of the radiator is as essential as the movement of coolant through the tubes of the radiator. Without air flow the car would certainly overheat, which is the reason the radiator is mounted in the...Read More»

2008 Pontiac G6 4-door Sedan GT Engine
A Car Repair Dispute Is No Time For Inaction

You thought you had found the perfect mechanic. To this point he had taken care of your 2008 Pontiac G6 like it was his own. All your dealings had met your expectations; the shop had completed everything as promised, on time and for the quoted price. But now there’s a problem, this is the third...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LT Angular Front Exterior View
Pre-Loved Cars You Can Trust

Smiling Sammy’s Used Car Lot may claim the best prices in town but how do you know if the vehicle you’re buying hasn’t been around the block one too many times. Sure it looks solid and drives okay but somehow Sammy’s personal guarantee of quality doesn’t quite ease your apprehension. If...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires
Tires 201: Contact Patch Management

In Auto Racing and driving in general, tires play a pivotal role. An experienced race driver and coach once told me that racing is really about contact patch management. The contact patch of a tire is the part of the tire that makes contact with the road. You only have a few square inches of rubber...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal Review: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love A Buick

Buick recently invited automotive writers to sample the 2011 Buick Regal on the roads surrounding San Diego, California. It was rather fitting that I traveled to the 2011 Buick Regal media event in San Diego on the day of the Lost finale. I have found a number of similarities between the two...Read More»

2010 Nissan Pathfinder 2WD 4-door V6 SE Side Exterior View
A Green Approach To Car Repair

Are you ever concerned that the process your car undergoes while being repaired does harm to the environment? It shouldn’t be a worry, because there are many ways that the facility that you choose can be green. There are also personal positions about the repair of your car that will promote a...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler To Debut The New 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

With more than a year having passed since its unveiling, Chrysler has begun production of the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which will hit the market in a little while, with the first cars set to arrive at dealers in June. Although the general look of the car is similar to the previous generation...Read More»

Gas pump
Summer Driving Tips To Save At The Pump

As summer starts to creep into the end of May, the temperature is usually not the only thing to rise. For many, Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, and with it, the summer travel season and higher prices at the pump.     Of course, one major factor as to whether you are heading...Read More»

1997 Geo Prizm LSi
Are State Safety Inspections Of Vehicles Needed?

Vehicle Safety inspections are in the news as Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey attempts to balance the budget. Is the $12 million spent on inspections worth the effort if only six percent of the cars fail? This seems to be at the vortex of the decision making process on this issue. Emissions...Read More»

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