Insider: A Guide to Starting Your Own Auto Repair Garage

Starting an auto repair garage is the perfect solution for petrolheads with an entrepreneurial spirit. There’s great potential in the industry, but like starting any business, the endeavour doesn’t come without its own host of challenges. As the owner of an auto repair garage, you’ll need to wear many hats. Not only should you possess an intimate knowledge of how to work on cars, but also establish a strong grasp of daily tasks such as accounting, marketing, management and more. Many aspiring auto repair garage owners have found great success, and by keeping the following factors in mind, you too …

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Industry Insider: Your Guide to Long-Term Car Storage

As you get ready to head out for a trip and place your car in storage, you need to know that you cannot just set it and forget it. In fact, there are multiple steps you need to take to ensure your car runs properly when you return. While it is possible to allow your vehicle to sit for several weeks without any damage to it, it is not often advised, especially if you are not certain you will be back within a certain time frame. The longer you allow the car to sit, the more likely the fuel will …

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Insider: Choosing the Best Type of Wheels for your Car

If you’re thinking about upgrading your wheels you will need to consider the trade-offs that come hand in hand with altering the tyre and wheel size of your car. Your wheels are the only link your vehicle has to the road, and this means they are intrinsic to the handling and performance of the rest of the car. It doesn’t matter how much new technology your car has, what make or model it is, or how expensive it was; if your wheels aren’t up to scratch you won’t ever be able to get the most out of the vehicle. Size …

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2016 McLaren 570S Production Begins – $184k Base Price + 24 New Pics

  Updated 8.12.15 The McLaren 570S configurator is up – with nearly 75 option choices, numerous wheels and a dozen interior pre-selections to help you part with $180,000 the fast way! Super-fast, in fact. The configurator’s last step actually reveals a bit of unknown info: the giant MSO carbon-fiber pieces that go way above and beyond the standard 20 exterior CF choices. These three choices are a full carbon-fiber nose, full CF rear and exposed weave for the roof panel as well. These autoclaved CF upgrades are such gigantic pieces of the material, they are bound to reduce mass versus the …

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2016 Mazda CX-5 – Colors Guide – All 8 Shades From Every Angle!

  2016 Mazda CX-5 Colors   Crystal White   Titanium Flash Soul Red Jet Black Meteor Grey Blue Reflex Crystal Blue Sonic Silver        

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LeMans 2015 Spotters Guide to All Racecars c/o Nissan GT-R LM Nismo – Truly Innovative Excitement?

Innovation That Excites. Sound familiar? Of course it does. This Nissan tagline raises half an eyebrow when attached to cars like the Altima or Versa. Arguably neither innovative nor exciting, it is almost like calling Taco Bell haute cuisine. It just is not in any way. Categorical denial of tagline principles! But the new 2015 LMP1 car from Nissan is actually hugely innovative and hugely exciting. It is the newest entrant in the top class to compete with the Ultra-boring Audi Sport R19s, Porsche 919 and somewhat dull Toyota Gazoo TS040. The GT-R LM NISMO is also a total wildcard …

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AC Schnitzer Transforms BMW i8 into Supercar M8 of Your Dreams!

  Sure, the BMW i8 may have a highly advanced and unconventional powertrain, but this is a pure supercar through and through. In the flesh, the i8 is almost unbelievably unique and special. Its low roof and CFRP bodywork offer bodywork swirls and layers unlike any other supercar — at any price. But the i8 is crying out for an M-style makeover. For corporate political reasons, a proper M8 from BMW is not likely any time soon. Similarly, the i8 has been deeply underserved by the aftermarket community so far, but thanks to AC Schnitzer, this dream M8 can now …

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2016 McLaren 570S Configurator Reveals MSO Easter Eggs + Guide to All Colors and Options!

The McLaren 570S configurator is up – with nearly 75 option choices, numerous wheels and a dozen interior pre-selections to help you part with $180,000 the fast way! Super-fast, in fact. The configurator’s last step actually reveals a bit of unknown info: the giant MSO carbon-fiber pieces that go way above and beyond the standard 20 exterior CF choices. These three choices are a full carbon-fiber nose, full CF rear and exposed weave for the roof panel as well. These autoclaved CF upgrades are such gigantic pieces of the material, they are bound to reduce mass versus the standard alloy panel-work. …

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2015 BMW M4 Colors and Wheels Guide – Animated Turntables + Individual Fire Orange

We were really excited to find this Fire Orange M4 in Houston. We thought it meant that BMW was expanding the very lackluster color range available. But that is not really the case. This Fire Orange is a $5,000 option via BMW Individual. The most fantastic shade on the standard palette is Sakhir Orange, which is a semi-matte finish that is dark and yummy, and very distinctive.   2015 BMW M4 Sakhir Orange Besides those, we’d vote only for Black Sapphire or non-Metallic Alpine White. Bonus for Alpine white? It saves you $2,000. The manual transmission is a good decision, …

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575HP SHELBY RAPTOR – Animated Colors and Options Guide

The Ford  RAPTOR off-road special is the biggest hit among shoppers since the F-150 Lightning of the 1990s. Performance street trucks like the Ram SRT10, Silverado SS and GMC Cyclone appear to be taking a backseat to baja-ready machines like the Tundra TRD Pro and the stock Raptor. But with the huge popularity of the Ford dune-blaster comes a bit less excitement and exclusivity for owners. Enter, Shelby American. You can equip and buy a custom Shelby Raptor as new or retro-fit these cool parts to an existing truck. Highlights in the full $17,000 Shelby upgrade are the Whipple supercharger …

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Updated with Interiors – 2015 Lexus RC350 Colors Visualizer + F Sport vs Standard

  The 2015 Lexus RC350 is arriving in showrooms now – with AWD available on both the standard and the F Sport cars, plus four wheel styles and a half-dozen colors. We’ve included the pricing of the various trim levels below, plus a full colors guide and visualizer. The key thing to know is that the F Sport trim brings different wheels in a single style plus three additional colors that are not available on the base trim: Ultra White, Molten Orange and Ultrasonic Blue Mica. While there are LED foglamps on the options list of RC350 and RC350 F …

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Updated With 100 New Photos – 2015 Subaru Outback COLOR Visualizer

Updated 12.10.14 With 100 Real-Life Photos Third Update: We reversed Lapis Blue and Twilight Blue Metallic. We mixed them up. Lapis blue is the darker color. The new Legacy and Outback are vastly improved over their predecessors in every important way: exterior style is cooler, interiors are more luxurious and refined, and the cabin safety and infotainment take a huge flying leap into the future. To help you pick which Outback color suits your tastes, we’ve prepared a full animated colors guide to all nine options. Many of these colors are premium and new for this year – with the …

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2015 Subaru Outback COLORS Guide – All 9 Shades From Every Angle

The new Legacy and Outback are vastly improved over their predecessors in every important way: exterior style is cooler, interiors are more luxurious and refined, and the cabin safety and infotainment take a huge flying leap into the future. To help you pick which Outback color suits your tastes, we’ve prepared a full animated colors guide to all nine options. Many of these colors are premium and new for this year – with the new Crystal White Pearl looking especially nice. The 2015 Outback is priced from $25,000. http://www.subaru.com/vehicles/outback/index.html 2015 Subaru Outback COLORS 2015 Subaru Outback Crystal Black Silica 2015 …

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Site Updates: New Navigation Functionality – Left-Side Article Outlines + Lower Center Scroll-To-Top

Site Updates: New Navigation Functionality [Beta] Hey guys, As you undoubtedly know, we run a cutting-edge type of operation here. That means there are various flashy gizmos on the back-end of this website to allow it to load every page and any image, any time. But along with all these photos in every article comes the challenge of navigating easily around the site and down the page itself. As we balance site load speed with ease of use, there are good changes and bad ones. We hope these two new navigation helpers will be in the “good” features bucket. They …

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2015 Nissan Murano Pricing + COLORS and 60 New Photos

  Nissan just announced the pricing for the 2015 Murano, plus released a nice batch of photos in the car’s signature Pacific Sunset color. We have not see the wheels or detailing of anything but the top-flight $41k Murano Platinum, but are pleased to see the base pricing slide in below $30,000 overall. The new Murano is on sale from December 5th. Deep below are all the Murano colors, the 60 new orange photos from Nissan, and finally: 100-plus real-life photos of the stylish new Murano in Magnetic Black from an Atlanta preview the other week.     2015 Murano …

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2015 Nissan Murano COLORS Guide With Animated Spinners and Tallpaper Collages

      Let’s say you are curiously smitten with the 2015 Murano – arriving in Nissan dealers in December with an all-new style, extremely luxurious cabin and all the latest safety and infotainment tech. You will be thrilled with the Murano’s eye-catching LED lighting, flowing and expressive sheetmetal, and the 20-inch machined-surfaced alloy rims on the Platinum trim level. With such a stylish mission statement for all Murano’s, the exterior color is going to be a serious choice. The magnetic black of the mega photo gallery below shows a lovely rich and deep ebony that makes the artful chrome …

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Wrist Check! Best Watch For Under $150? SKAGEN Havene

With all of us checking our cellphones every two minutes nearly 24-hours daily, it might not seem like wearing a watch is necessary or even helpful these days. But for most men who do not wear any jewelry, wearing a watch is an important style element and an easy conversation starter. Even for people with a few high-dollar watches in their drawers, you need an everyday option that is lightweight, durable, completely waterproof and sharply stylish. For these priorities, we have the perfect slimline watch to recommend: the new 45-MM Skagen Havene. This is a bit wider and more masculine …

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