How to Survive a Long Drive

The open road has long been an icon of freedom. Despite that, spending 13 hours in a car can feel more like torture than liberation. The perfect road trip is an art form, and you don’t always have the luxury of stopping every few hours to stretch your legs and take in the sights. What, then, is the best way to make the miles pass as smoothly as possible? Everyone has their preference, but there are some time-tested methods that might do you good if you’ve never tried them before. Plan Your Meals Are you a picky eater? It’s probably …

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Which Cars Have the Best Interiors?

Commercials and magazines bestow a lot of attention on the outward appearance of new cars. After all, everyone wants to be seen in the hottest-looking set of wheels, right? However, you never actually get to see how your car looks when you’re driving it. Your vehicle’s interior is much more important than its exterior styling in the grand scheme of things. Consumers today demand a lot more than decent materials and easy-to-use tech. They want the latest infotainment features, artful design and considerate ergonomics. After all, dashboards have come a long way from their original style, which was an actual …

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How to Buy a Classic Car

Adding a classic car to your collection is something of a rite of passage for car enthusiasts, but it’s not something you should do lightly or off the cuff. You should know a few things before you sign on the dotted line and bring your classic dream car home. Do Your Research First Don’t buy the first classic car that crosses your path. It might not be the best deal, and it might turn out to be a lemon. Like any big purchase, do your research before you sign for any car. Check the average retail value, and make sure …

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What Car Trends Can We Expect in 2019?

The automotive industry is continually changing, and new technology is coming to the market faster than we can keep up with. 2019 looks like it’s going to be a fantastic year for the auto industry. What new trends can we expect to see? Here are five of them. 1. Electric Vehicle Growth Nearly every manufacturer has at least one electric vehicle in their lineup currently, and that trend will continue to grow in 2019. BMW, for example, is planning on mass producing electric cars by 2020. The total number of genuinely electric vehicle sales for 2018 is expected to reach …

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The Best States to Own a Car In

You can own a car in any state in the country, but some places are better than others when it comes to car ownership. If you’re thinking of moving shortly, you may be wondering about the best states to own a car in. Here’s our list of the seven best states for purchasing a vehicle, ranked from lowest to highest. 7. Oregon The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place if you don’t mind some cold weather. Oregon, in particular, is a great place for car owners — especially if you’re purchasing a new or new-to-you car. Purchasing fees and taxes …

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Novitec to Release Limited Edition N-LARGO McLaren 720S

The McLaren 720s is already a supercar in its own right with a 4.0L V8 engine that generates 710 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. How can you improve on that kind of engineering perfection? By putting even more power under the hood and reworking the exterior, which is precisely what Novitec Group set out to do with their new N-LARGO. Let’s take a closer look at this super limited edition supercar and see just what they’ve changed. Novitec Group Novitec Group, based in Stetten, Germany, is no stranger to luxury cars and the amazing things that …

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Chevrolet Volt vs. Bolt: Which Is the Best E-Car?

Electric cars are becoming more affordable and more accessible by the day. Nearly every car manufacturer has at least one electric or plug-in electric hybrid in their lineup. Chevrolet has two electric cars in their showroom — the Volt and the Bolt. Of the two, which is the better Chevy electric car? Let’s take a closer look at these new e-cars and figure out which one is the best option for the average car owner. Pure Electric vs. Plug-In Hybrid This difference is one of the biggest ones between the Bolt and the Volt. The Bolt is an entirely electric …

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Wagenbauanstalt Mods Make Porsche 911 Werkstubo Drivable Art

Porsche’s have always been known for their sleek styling and power that belies their size, but you don’t often see a lot of body mods or mod kits for them. People who own them tend to like their core look, so they don’t get changed. One company is changing that, one car at a time. Let’s take a closer look at the new Porsche 911 Werkstubo by a Hamburg-based Resto-mod company called Wagenbauanstalt. Just One A Year Wagenbauanstalt founder Oliver Kapsizer is one who’s been fond of cars for as long as he can remember. That’s where his designs come …

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How to Start a Successful Car Detailing Business

So, you’ve taken up car detailing. You’ve gotten good at it, you enjoy it and maybe you’ve even turned it into a profitable side hustle. Perhaps it’s time to take it to the next level. That’s right — what started as a hobby could become a full-fledged business. That’s not to say making the leap will be easy, but with careful planning and steadfast execution, it is possible to launch a successful car detailing business. Doing so requires knowledge of both auto detailing and business. Here are the basic steps you need to take to get started. Decide on the …

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Five Things That Can Quickly Devalue Your Car

When you purchase a new car, it immediately starts to depreciate — losing some of its value. In most cases, you won’t be able to sell a car you’ve owned for the same amount you purchased it for, but some actions can devalue your car faster than others. Let’s take a look at five of the things that can quickly devalue your vehicle, as well as how to avoid them. 1. Driving It Home You just bought a new car — congratulations! Unfortunately, as soon as you drive it off the lot, it loses upwards of 10 percent of its …

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Introducing the INFINITI Prototype 10

Electric cars are quickly becoming the wave of the future, and most car manufacturers are joining in this revolution. The latest car manufacturer to explore introducing an electric car to their ranks is Infiniti.  Let’s take a closer look at the InfinitiPrototype 10 and what it hopes to bring to the table. Introducing the Prototype 10 These sleek little electric cars are designed to mimic single-seat formula one racecars, with a solid frame design and an open-air cockpit. Instead of a passenger seat, the cockpit features a large air vent to cool the electric motor and batteries in the rear …

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What to Do When Your Teen Starts Driving

Learning how to drive is an amazing rite of passage for teenagers — but it is probably the most nerve-wracking time in a parent’s life. If your teen is reaching driving age, take a deep breath and don’t freak out. Here are some tips and tricks to help make this transition mostly painless, both for you and for your wallet. Start With Driver’s Ed No one wants to put their teenager behind the wheel without any experience. Your first step shouldn’t be to hand them the keys — it should be to send them to a driver’s ed class. It …

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Why Are Fox Body Mustangs Such a Crowd Favorite?

Mustangs have been an iconic part of Ford’s lineup since the automaker first introduced the cars in 1964, but there’s one model that really stands out — the Fox Body model that ran between 1979 and 1993. As it turns out, the Fox Body is extremely polarizing: For every diehard fan, there is someone who can’t stand it. Why are Fox Body Mustangs so popular — and why are there so many people in the opposite camp? Why the Fox? Where did the Fox Body get its name? There’s no definitive answer to this, but there are two theories. One …

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Jannarelly to Climb Pike’s Peak

Photos by Rob Overy The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb Race has been held every year since 1916.  The 12.42-mile track has elevation grades that average 7.2 percent and takes place on a fully paved track. On average there are 130 racers in cars, trucks motorcycles and quads – and a fantastic new racer is entering the game this year – Jannarelly, the maker of hand-built sports cars with a 60s throwback feel. The manufacturer is entering the race for the first time this year with its new Design 1 which has been designated the ‘anti-hypercar’. The Competitor Jannarelly is …

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Why Americans Love Trucks

The United States is known for a lot of great things — barbeque, football, apple pie, bald eagles and Play-Doh, just to name a few. The U.S. is also known for its nearly universal love of pickup trucks. These vehicles are among the most popular in the country. Why are trucks so popular in America? A Long and Varied History We haven’t always been able to run to the grocery store to bring home the bacon — just a couple hundred years ago, more than 95 percent of American citizens lived and worked on farms. By the early 1900s, that …

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6 Driving Careers That Don’t Involve Trucking

Getting your Commerical Driver’s License (CDL) often gets associated with becoming a truck driver. You may even find yourself practicing on and testing with a big rig to complete a CDL class, but semi-trucks aren’t the only thing you can drive with a CDL. Let’s take a look at some of the best driving careers that don’t involve trucking. Stunt Driver Have you ever watched a high-speed car chase in an action movie and thought, “Hey, I bet I could do that!” If the answer is yes, then stunt driving is the career for you. Most movie and TV stunt …

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6 Things You Should Do Before You Buy an Antique Car

Adding an antique car to your collection can be a great way to enjoy some classic automotive engineering, but it isn’t always as easy as heading down to your local car auction and putting up your credit card. Buying an antique car isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Here are six things that you should absolutely do before you sign on the dotted line for your new classic car. Is It Classic or Just Old? It’s not hard to find an old car — just spend a few minutes browsing Craigslist, and you can probably see a few cars …

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How to Make the Perfect Workspace for Your Car

We all love working on our cars — but how many of us are working on a greasy driveway, fishing tools out of a cluttered toolbox? Be honest, now. While having the perfect workspace isn’t a necessity, it does make working on your car a little more enjoyable. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create the perfect workspace for your car. Make Space Are you using your garage to catch overflow from your house? Is it full of boxes, clutter and tons of different stuff that you may or may not use anymore? Step one to …

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What to Do With Your Car in a Flood

For a car owner, a flood can be your worst nightmare — especially if you’re not prepared to either evacuate or take steps to protect your car from the rising waters. Hurricane Harvey alone may have destroyed upwards of half a million cars and trucks. What can you do to protect your investment if you know there is a flood coming? Lift It Up No, we’re not talking about putting a lift kit on your car — though if you want to do that, it’s totally up to you. During a flood, you always know to get to higher ground, …

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The 7 Coolest Vehicles You Can Rent

Getting tired of driving the same car every day? Always wanted to try your hand at piloting a tank? You aren’t alone: Lots of people dream of getting behind the wheel of some awesome ride. There are a ton of services out there that let you rent the freshest and most bizarre vehicles available. Whether it’s something fast and sleek for you to drive or a large party platform for you and your friends, the following are some of the strangest and coolest rentable vehicles. NASCAR Racer If you’re a fan of the speediest sport, now’s your chance to take …

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How to Drive in a Different Country

Welcome! You’ve landed in a new place, and they didn’t lose your luggage. Now, where to from here? If you’ve got some experience abroad, you know getting around in a place where you don’t speak the language — or even many places you do — can be very different from home. Sometimes you can use public transportation or take advantage of ridesharing services, but if you’re in a pinch and need to drive, there are a few things you should know. Read on to learn about how you can travel safely when driving outside the country. Get an International Driving …

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10 Things to Always Keep in your Car

Some people like to live out of their car. Others prefer to keep it spick and span. But even if you’re a neat freak, certain items could really come in handy to keep in your ride for specific situations. For example, if your car was to die in a parking lot or you were to be stranded sleeping in your ride on a cold night, would you have the necessary provisions to make it bearable. Here are a few suggestions for provisions that won’t clutter things up too bad, but might just save your bacon. Jumper Cables This one is …

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How to Add New Tech to Your Car

There are few pieces of technology that we bond with more than our cars. Sometimes you keep a car because it has sentimental value, or to be economical. Sometimes you’ve found a special connection to that one model you can’t buy anymore. Old cars are great, but when your friend pulls up in a brand-new ride, you might come away with a case of tech envy. That’s OK, because adding technology to your vintage car is completely doable, and will make it even more your own. Here are a few of our favorite methods to modernize your low-tech car. Upgrade …

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Keep Your Car Salt-Free This Winter

The worst part of winter isn’t the cold weather, the snowy roads or the dry air — it’s the salt cities use to de-ice their roads. It might make driving on cold roads a little safer, but it causes a host of other problems for cars and the people who drive them. What can you do to keep your car salt-free this winter? Wash Frequently, Wax Heavily One of the best things you can do for your car is washing it frequently during the winter months. It might seem like a bit of a chore, or something that bites into …

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Who’s Winning the Race to Driverless Trucking?

Driverless cars are a hot topic in automotive circles, and the introduction of Tesla’s electric semi’s is set to turn the long-haul trucking world on its head — if they ever get around to releasing it. While Tesla is one contender in the race toward driverless trucking, they may not be the frontrunner when you look at the other contenders. Otto Despite the bad press surrounding Uber, it recently acquired a San Francisco based startup company that can turn any big rig or semi into a self-driving vehicle. Otto’s set up isn’t at risk of putting drivers out of a …

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How to Start Your Own Trucking Company – Scott Huntington

We’ve all seen big-rig trucks on the highway, delivering important goods to keep our economy moving, but it’s hard to tell which company a truck works for. You might not know that most commercial trucking operations run six trucks or less. You can get into the commercial trucking yourself, but like any business, the key to getting started is knowledge. You’ll need the proper license and some capital, but all things considered, it’s pretty straightforward. Just be ready to lead a lifestyle very different from the average job. Here’s where to begin. Get Your CDL License To run a trucking …

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What Do We Know About the Mercedes-Benz AMG Project One Hypercar? – Scott Huntington

Mercedes has a long history of motorsports success. Lest you should you forget that this is a marque with the pedigree to win Formula One races and produce feats of engineering like the CLK-GTR, here’s a reminder. It’s called the Project One. It has been compared to Mercedes’ Vision Gran Tourismo concept, but unlike that car, the Project One is very real. In building it, Mercedes has delivered on their promise to create a new competitor for the “holy trinity,” of P1, 918, and LaFerrari. For $2.7 million, frankly, it had better. A Racecar for the Road Media fanboys kick …

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How to set up an autocross event – Scott Huntington

Autocross events are the perfect way to bring your local car community together, but they don’t always take place in areas that are convenient for you. The solution to this is obvious — host your own local autocross event! If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips to help you get started. Find Your Location You can set up an autocross event anywhere that there is sufficient flat pavement that’s not already populated by other cars. Parking lots, empty tracks and even undeveloped but paved lots are all be good options. You will likely need to check …

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How to Get Your Car Ready for Colder Weather – Scott Huntington

Fall is fast approaching, and with it comes cooler weather. While we might all welcome a respite from the heat, the best time to prepare your car for cooler temperatures is before it starts to get really cold. What do you need to do to get your car ready for winter? Do Your Maintenance Hopefully you’re keeping up with your regular maintenance, but a round of fluid replacements and other inspections should be your first step for cold-weather preparation. Start with: Fluids — Check all your fluids. Top them off if they’re low, or change them if they’re looking dirty …

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Is It Safe to Leave Your Car At the Airport? – Scott Huntington

Flying overseas or to another part of the country can be exciting and fun. It can also be quite stressful and unpredictable. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, it takes many legs of your journey to finally be sitting in your plane seat. It’s an adventure of its own just getting there. You might be waiting for a taxi or a shuttle to pick you up. A friend might run late trying to do you this favor. Perhaps you have to drive, only to have a bus or subway take you to the airport. It’s so much easier …

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Is Keyless Entry Safe? – Scott Huntington

Almost every new car nowadays comes with a keyless entry system — a battery-powered key fob that, at its most basic, allows you to lock and unlock your car from a distance. Others may include alarm controls, truck openers and even buttons that unlock and open the hatch on a van, depending on the car model. While keyless entry is the height of convenience, some skeptics have argued that it might be unsafe. Is keyless entry actually safe, or should we return to old-school lock-and-key techniques? Keyless Entries — a Risk Factor? Keyless entry has made the news in recent …

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What’s the Best Cargo Van on the Market? | Scott Huntington

Cargo vans can be a great investment for both business and personal use — they’re designed to carry everything you need from point A to point B, whether you’re hauling cargo or the local Little League team. If you’re looking to make your next vehicle purchase a cargo van, here are a few of the best choices on the market today. Ford Transit Ford has always been a great choice for hauling — their F-series trucks are some of the best on the market when it comes to towing and hauling power, but it takes more than the manufacturer’s reputation …

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What to Do If You Crash Into a Building and More – By Scott Huntington

When we think of car accidents, we normally picture a car running into another car on the road, but in reality anytime your vehicle hits something it is considered an accident. Crashing into a building may be a less common form of accident, but it still happens. Do you know what you should do if you crash into a building, a telephone pole, or even a deer or other large wild animal? Here are a few tips on how to handle this unfortunate situation. How Often Does This Happen? It’s estimated upward of 60 accidents between cars and buildings happen …

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What to Expect When Renting an Exotic Car – By Scott Huntington

How would you like to replace your humdrum daily driver with a Lamborghini, McLaren or Ferrari for a day? Sounds like fun, right? It’s entirely possible. Exotic car rental services aren’t exactly new, but the Internet has made them much easier to find. If you can’t afford a supercar, or just have no desire for something so impractical on a daily basis, you can still indulge in the extraordinary driving experience these machines offer. Or can you? Renting a high-end car isn’t the same as owning one, and there are some important things to know before you put down that …

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How to Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

Cars get stolen all the time. The FBI states a vehicle is stolen in the Unites States every 44 seconds.  Sometimes it’s a family dispute, other times a business agreement gone bad. Usually, people steal cars to sell them illegally and make money. Cars get painted, parts are swapped and vehicle identification numbers are removed in order to disguise stolen vehicles. Some people steal cars to commit crimes with them and then abandon them. The FBI reports nearly 700,000 vehicles were stolen in 2013. Car thefts have been on the decline since, but they still are a regularly occurring crime. …

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How to Keep Your Car out of the Heat This Summer

If you’ve ever settled into your vehicle after a long day of work, only to recoil in pain when you place your hands on the superheated wheel and shifter, you know it’s a good idea to keep your car out of the sun. In addition to protecting the nerve endings in your fingers, protecting your car from UV rays is a good call for a number of reasons. Both your car’s interior and exterior materials are sensitive to light and heat. Too much exposure can have unsightly effects and even result in potentially more severe issues later. So what is …

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Can You Tow a Rear-Wheel-Drive Car?

The church of rear-wheel drive is an old and established following. True believers know keeping power and steering inputs separate is the only way to fully experience the road. Rear-drivers turn into a corner unlike anything else on the road, never mind their best party trick: getting sideways. But for all the fun things they do, are rear-drivers fundamentally flawed when it comes to practicality? Some naysayers believe they are, and one of the things they point to is the difficulty that comes with towing a rear-wheel-drive car behind your RV for a road trip. Is it really so hard? …

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Why You Should Always Go to the Hospital After a Crash

Modern cars feature some truly impressive safety features. Even base models come equipped with technologies previously reserved for premium models. There are crash-avoidance sensors, crumple zones and enough airbags to soften an impact from nearly any angle — but crashes still happen. Human error is the one thing that can’t be engineered out of your experience on the road. You might be the victim of a crash even if you’re not to blame. Regardless of the circumstances, though, it is important to visit the hospital for an evaluation as soon as possible following a car crash. Here’s why. What Seems …

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7 Great Careers If You Love Cars and Driving

If you were playing with Hot Wheels and model race cars back when the other kids were focused on action figures and video games, you’re probably looking forward to a career in the automotive world. It would be great if we could all race cars for a living, but not everyone can be the next Jeff Gordon or Sebastian Vettel. Many professions that don’t involve racing will allow you to explore your love of cars, and your parents will feel much better about your prospects of backing into a wall at 190mph. Here are some of the best career choices …

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Are Automatic Car Washes Safe for your Paint?

Automatic car washes were created for convenience, and there’s no question they get the job done quicker than a team of people with sponges and towels. There is some question about the effects that automatic car washes have on your car’s paint job. When the first automated car washes came out, as you can imagine, they were a hit. Popularity with those particular about their paint soon waned. No one wants to find out they’ve been paying to send their car through a machine that dulls its finish and could possibly even scratch it. This may have been true in …

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What to Do If You Get Pulled Over While Carrying a Legal Firearm – By Scott Huntington

Even after you’ve taken the proper steps to carry your personal firearm with you in your vehicle, a routine traffic stop can be a nerve-wracking ordeal. Police officers don’t know what to expect when they pull you over, and you face the challenge of effectively communicating that you are within rights carrying a weapon. These situations are completely manageable, but enough people foul them up on a regular basis for you to learn a great deal from their mistakes. Here are a few things to remember if you’re in the car with a legal weapon and the lights come on …

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Why You Should Make the Leap and Get a Lift for Your Car – By Scott Huntington

The occasional scraped knuckle or bruised knee is likely to occur even if you only work on your car when it’s absolutely necessary, which is why if you’ve committed to a long-term project or have several vehicles that regularly require extensive repairs, it’s time to bite the bullet and get a lift. Lifts aren’t cheap, but if you’re working in conditions that force you to crane your back and contort your body to reach difficult underbody parts, you’ll pay for that in medical bills down the road. To avoid the heavy toll working in these conditions can levy on the …

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What to Do if Your Car Gets Dented

It’s been a long day at work or school and you return to your car, parked where you left it in the lot, only to discover a ding. The law of civility would have the person responsible for such treachery wait around for you to get back, or at least leave a note, but we all know that’s not how things typically play out. Unless you live in the boonies and never have to park next to someone, it’s good to know how to reconcile this situation. There are lots of body shops and dent repair professionals out there. The …

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How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

You’re probably well acquainted with the list of tasks you’re supposed to perform to get your home ready for Spring. Not very exciting, are they? What about your car, though? The sun will be out, and those sticky summer tires can come out and play now that it’s stopped raining. Here’s a list of things you can do to get your car ready to hit the road with its best foot forward this Spring. Some are more technical in nature, and others are just there to improve your experience. In the end, you can do all or none of them. …

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How to Switch to LED Headlights

As automotive technologies go, lighting has given us an example of the “elbow curve” in terms of development over the last twenty years. There was a time back in the annals of history, often referred to as “the 90s,” when halogen lights were what cars came with. Some cars had good ones, which made them slightly brighter than the lights on cheap cars. And then Xenon technology became cheap enough to offer as an OEM. Luxury automakers quickly spotted an opportunity to distance themselves from the proverbial Yugos and Skodas of the world. Xenon was followed by HID, and most …

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5 Motorcycles to Ride This Spring

Dust off your helmet and pull the cover off your bike — spring is here (or at least almost here… sorry East coast people who are covered in snow) and it’s time to get out and ride. The change in weather means you can once again enjoy the open road aboard your two-wheeler, and if you’re in the market, 2017 has brought at least five new ways to do that. These five new bikes have something to offer for everyone, from first-timers to seasoned road warriors. Motorcycle technology continues to advance at an amazing rate, and that means each year, …

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Working on a Racecar With Leaf Springs

Racing isn’t the first application that comes to mind when leaf springs are mentioned. This simple technology dates back to medieval times in its most basic form, and now cars with leaf spring suspension arrive at drag strips around the country every weekend — and win. Like the venerable Chevy small block, leaf springs offer racers an affordable, robust solution that has evolved over time to remain competitive with newer, more expensive technologies. Getting the most out of your leaf-sprung racecar means understanding how to properly build and tune a leaf spring suspension. Let’s take a look at a few …

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The 10 Best Ferraris Ever Built

Universally held as the most illustrious auto marque on the planet, the brand that Enzo Ferrari built is one of the oldest names in motorsports and one of the few automakers that can honestly call their cars works of art. But which Ferraris most truly represent the brand? Which are the best? It’s a difficult question to answer. In addition to their legendary style and performance, Ferrari builds many different models. It’s not uncommon for an exotic marque to limit production to only a single model. Lamborghini currently offers two, not counting convertibles. Ferrari offers seven, and while this wasn’t …

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How To Stay Safe When Working On Your Car

Pop the hood on your modern car and you get — well, a lot of plastic, mostly. Despite the fact that car repairs are becoming less and less a chore you can do at home, it’s still possible to save a few bucks by changing your own oil, swapping your own brake pads and understanding how to change a tire. There are risks involved, though. The reason Mom and Dad wanted that cushy desk job for you is that turning wrenches is hard on the body. Beyond the usual wear and tear, the prospect of being crushed under the weight …

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How to Use Powder Coating When Restoring Your Car

Protecting and preserving your car’s chassis and small parts is crucial to any good restoration. Paint has been the long-time favorite when it comes to protectants. It gives your undercarriage a uniform color pallet, defends against the elements and most importantly keeps damaging rust from setting in. Automotive paint isn’t the only option for the job. There are other choices. Spray paint is the most cost-effective alternative, but it sacrifices some of the protective qualities of paint and can look cheap. Plating metal parts in chrome, cadmium and other shiny metals can protect them, and the end results look good, …

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How to Fix Rust Spots on Your Car – By Scott Huntington

Finding a rust spot on your car might feel like the worst thing in the universe, but it isn’t the end of the world. In many parts of the country, especially colder climates where the roads are salted to protect against ice and snow, rust is simply a part of life no matter how well you take care of your car. Thankfully, rust spots or holes are easy to repair with a few tools you might already own, some components from your local auto parts store and a little bit of elbow grease. Figure out What You’re Dealing With The …

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Want to Get Serious About Working on Cars? Start Using Compressed Air

We’ve all got a toolbox in our garage or car that’s likely stuffed to the brim with every hand tool imaginable. For the most part, those tools are what we need to get our repair jobs done. But if you really want to get serious about working on your cars, the best thing you can do is upgrade your tools and start using compressed air. So what equipment should you look for to start your new tool collection? Step 1: Pick the Right Compressor The first step toward using compressed air tools in your home garage is picking out the …

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10 Great Holiday Gifts for Car Guys

With the holidays here again, it’s time to face the challenge of what to get for the gearhead in your life. Whether you’re well-versed in what to get the guy who has everything, or haven’t a clue where to begin, you can’t go wrong gifting one of our 10 selections for car guy gifts. This list includes items for all price points that work in the car or in garages and man-caves. Here are our picks: 1. The Car Garbage Can – Makes keeping your prized ride’s interior looking brand new a little bit easier. 2. Travel Coffee Mug – …

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What You Need to Know About Performance Tires

The aftermarket community is full of flashy upgrades for your favorite daily driver, but sometimes it’s the simplest things that deliver the best results. Next time your car needs a tune-up, consider going back to the basics and picking up a set of performance tires. Here are a few things you should know before you do. Performance Tires Can Make All the Difference For lots of drivers, buying new tires is something that’s only ever done out of necessity. But for the rest of us — those select few for whom perfect handling, even on ordinary roads, is a point …

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Can You Have an Exotic Car as Your Daily Driver?

Most of us will never own an exotic car. Maybe if we work hard and get some good luck along the way, we save up we can snag a Corvette or even a Porsche. But what about those can in fact afford the supercar, or even better drive it every day. Is it really worth it? The experience of saddling up in an exotic car is exhilarating. It’s something most people can probably enjoy, but the experience of parking one next to a pickup truck and casually walking into the grocery store — like you don’t care if you might …

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Car Detailing Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

It doesn’t matter if you drive a Daihatsu or a Bugatti, making your car presentable is part of being a responsible owner. Unless you’re the type that invites friends and passersby to finger paint nasty messages on your dust-caked windows, there are a few surprising things you should know about washing and detailing a car. Take a little time to understand how to properly wash your car, so you’re proud of its look. Most people think they should wash from the top down, but there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s possible to wash your car incorrectly, and …

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The Worst Things to Happen to Our Parked Cars – By Scott Huntington

  Is there anything worse than coming out to your car to find it has been damaged? You could have innocently parked it at a mall while shopping. You could have been out with friends and left your car with a valet. You could have even simply parked your car on the street where you live thinking it would be safe. I asked reddit for their “parked car horror stories” and got some real gems: Hold the Relish “Once early in college, I had left my Infiniti I30 in a Walmart parking lot while riding around with a few friends. …

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Just How Much Does it Cost to Own a Supercar? Scott Huntington Finds Out

You have the money, and the idea is slowly forming in your head — you want to buy a supercar. It doesn’t matter if it’s new or used, you just want to look amazing behind the wheel of a powerful machine. Don’t get stuck in daydream mode, though. Before you buy any supercar, you must make sure you can cover all the costs of ownership. That means oil changes, plugs, belts, clutches and the heavy hitter — insurance. Unfortunately, supercar maintenance is not too easy on the wallet. Have a look at what it costs to maintain three of the …

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How to Start a Car Collection – By Scott Huntington

Thinking about collecting cars? It doesn’t just happen overnight! There are a few things to keep in mind when buying and selling cars for a collection. Here are the top seven tips for having the best collection on the block. Know the Car Market First thing’s first: you should have a solid understanding about cars. Not just the ins and outs of your favorites, though — you need to know what it will take to buy and sell the cars in your future collection. The online world has changed the game when it comes to collecting cars. A car you …

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How To: Host a Classy Car Show in 7 Easy Steps – By Scott Huntington

  Have you ever thought about holding your own car show? We’re not just talking about having a few of your Facebook Friends meet in a parking lot, we’re talking about putting on a real show that people will want to attend. It takes time, planning, and a lot of enthusiasm, but can be worth it if you pull it off. It can also be a great fundraiser for your company or organization. It’s not impossible to put on your own car show. If you’re planning on it, you’ll want to follow these seven steps: Build Your Blueprint — You …

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7 of the Craziest Looking Dashboards and Interiors – By Scott Huntington

    You wouldn’t spend all your time drooling over the sexy exterior of your favorite sports car without taking a peek under the hood and looking through the windows to check out the interior. Some cars, though, might give you a shock when you take a look at the interior — futuristic dashboards that look like someone pulled them out of your favorite science fiction movie are not a new idea, but they have certainly gotten cooler over the years.   Here are seven of the best, or at least craziest-looking dashboards and interiors ever, pulled from past and …

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How To Properly Wash a Supercar – By Scott Huntington – Featuring Lamborghini LPI910-4 ASTERION

How to Wash a Supercar If you’re lucky enough to own a supercar, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the feeling of nearly everybody on the street straining their necks to get a glimpse of your ultra-cool ride. However, with great cars come great responsibilities, not the least of which is washing your supercar. Supercars are “super” because they tend to be light, powerful and agile, but the luster can wear off if you don’t keep them properly cleaned. Here are some tips on methods to use to keep your supercar looking fresh off the factory line. Get Your …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Renting an Exotic Car – Scott Huntington Shares Best Practices

Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of zipping around town in a Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, or maybe you want a standout car for a special occasion such as a honeymoon or dream vacation. Whatever the reason, when it comes to renting luxury or exotic cars, you want to make sure you’re spending your money wisely with a legitimate company. DO Pay Attention to the Rules A reputable luxury car rental company is going to have similar rules to any other car rental company. You’ll likely need to be a certain age – for some companies that might be 25 and for …

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Top 3 Most Expensive Car Crashes in History!

    What’s the one thing that might show up on the local news, home page of YouTube and SportsCenter? Car crashes. We never want to see anyone get hurt. But if a crash happens and no one is injured, then the car crash becomes spectacle. Some of us could spend hours on YouTube watching car crashes and still hope a NASCAR crash will show up on ESPN the next day. One of the downsides of driving an expensive car is that it’ll cost you a lot of money. Even if you don’t drive an expensive car, an accident can …

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If NFL Teams Were Cars…? MegaGraphic Nails All 32!

  We love cars. We love football. So what better way to combine the two than to look at this new infographic from CJ Pony Parts that shows what would happen if you combined the two and gave every NFL team their own car or vehicle. Some are based on team performance, while others on team name or certain players. Some can be pretty painful if you’re a fan of the team (sorry Browns, Jaguars, and Jets fans!). Check it out and be sure to share!   If NFL Teams Were Cars..   Scott Huntington @SMHuntington

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UFC Hero Conor McGregor Scores 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

Nothing evokes images of wealth and affluence quite like the sight of a Rolls Royce rolling down the street. That may have been the thought that crossed UFC champion Conor McGregor’s mind when he splurged on an early Christmas gift: a Phantom Drophead Rolls Royce Coupe. McGregor is no stranger to high-end luxury cars and is currently working on building a fleet of his own. His current lineup includes three BMWs – a 4 series, a 5 series and an i8 – a Range Rover, a Cadillac Escalade and a Mercedes S500 AMG Coupe. The Rolls Royce that is making …

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7 Trucks That Are Just as Fast as Cars!

    7 Trucks That Are Just as Fast as Cars Think cars are the only vehicles that can show off muscle? Think again. While most trucks are meant to haul things, some people just like to haul – let’s say – behind. Trucks are built to do just that. Their tough frames and workhorse engines, which were originally handy for farm and factory work, have become the muscle for enthusiasts and tinkerers alike. So which trucks can hold their own against the fast cars of today? Check out these seven trucks on steroids. Ford F-150 SVT Raptor The Ford …

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2016 Ford Focus RS Pricing Leaked – Here’s What You Need To Know

    2016 Ford Focus RS Pricing — Here’s What You Need to Know The Internet is a great place for car lovers. Not only do we get seemingly up-to-the-minute, behind-the-scenes updates about cars that are coming down the pipeline — it seems like we get leaked prices, too. It took Ford long enough to reveal the specs of the upcoming 2016 Focus RS. As such, it seemed like it was going to take forever for the American carmaker to unveil the new model’s pricing. But thanks to a digital mishap, the pricing for the new car leaked online late …

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Euro-spec 2015 Ford Mustang Tears Up Lommel Circuit in New Track Video

The Mustang is reaching all new corners of the globe in 2015, and one of those stops is Europe. A new video clip has been released that shows off the muscle car’s might on the Old Continent. Ford sure knows how to promote their cars, and this video promotion is the second installment of the “Mustang in Europe” series. The video shows the car racing around the famed Lommel Circuit in Belgium. Besides the ample footage that will get you pumped, Ford included some quick interviews with designers that shed some light on the Mustang’s changes and new features. Video …

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