11 Different Types of Sports Cars

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Looking for a cool, fast car but don’t know where to start? The best car for you will vary depending on your lifestyle and your goals for your car. People who want to hone their skills as a driver may pick a different car than those who want to commute to the office in maximum … Read more

What is the Average Car Length? (Why American Cars Are So Big)

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Cars seem to be getting bigger and heavier each year. As cars get bigger and heavier, they tend to get longer as well. Car length affects many of a vehicle’s attributes, such as storage capacity and handling dynamics. There are many factors that affect a country’s average car length such as road conditions, average family … Read more

Ethanol vs Non-Ethanol Gas (Which is Better?)

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Are you putting the right gas in your car? There are several different types of gas you can choose from when you visit a gas station. In addition to an octane rating, some fuels will offer different levels of ethanol content. While most gasolines sold in the United States come with an ethanol content of … Read more

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

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Ask any detailer and they will tell you that washing your car is important. Why does it matter? It’s just dirt, right? How often should you wash your car? Washing your car is a maintenance item, just like changing the engine oil. Although you can drive around with a dirty car much longer than dirty oil, … Read more

What Oil Should I Use? (Engine Oil Viscosity Explained)

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If you walk into an auto parts store, you’ll find an entire shelf filled with nothing but engine oil. Shopping for engine oil can be an intimidating experience if you’ve never done it before, but choosing the right oil is actually surprisingly simple. Here’s everything you need to know about picking the right grade of … Read more

How to Debadge Your Car (In 3 Easy Steps)

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Want to customize your car for free in 5 minutes? Debadging your car might be a great option. What is Debadging? Vehicles usually come with some sort of label or badge telling you what make, model, features, or trim level you have. Some manufacturers even use badges for marketing, adding a Hybrid, Flex Fuel, or All Wheel … Read more

7 DIY Timing Belt Replacement Tips

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Many vehicles using timing belts to keep the valves and crankshaft aligned. This alignment allows the engine to make the most of each combustion event. If you have experience wrenching in the garage, a timing belt replacement can be a great next step to advance your home mechanic skills. If you are new to engine … Read more

Lug Nuts vs Lug Bolts (Which is Better?)

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If you’ve ever changed a tire on a European car and an Asian car, you’ve probably noticed that there are two different ways to mount wheels to the hub. Many European cars use lug bolts, while most other vehicles use studs and lug nuts. Is there a difference in these two mounting methods? Turns out, … Read more

Should I Cover My License Plate Online? (Here’s Why You Might)

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If you’ve looked at cars online for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that a sizable percentage of them have blurred license plates. Should everyone be redacting this information? After all, anyone in the general public can see your license plate while you drive down the highway. Many people think it is completely unnecessary … Read more

9 Reasons Your Car is Overheating (and 5 Things You Can Do)

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Combustion engines generate power through many small, controlled explosions. The combustion process generates an immense amount of heat, requiring a carefully engineered cooling system to keep the engine running properly. Without the cooling system, the engine would quickly overheat, causing permanent damage. In extreme cases, overheating can cause total engine failure. An engine failure could cost close … Read more