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Performance Tips for Your Car

If you are looking to get the most out of your vehicle, here are some performance tips that can help.  For many car tuning enthusiasts, squeezing even a little bit more of performance out of a vehicle is reason to smile and there are plenty of ways to do so. Well Maintained Equipment is Necessary […]

Fixing a Flat on Your Car

Fixing a Flat on Your Car

It happens to practically everyone- you are driving down the road and all of a sudden you either here a weird sound or feel a thump, thump, thump.  You just got a flat.  While today’s tires are much more resistant to many type of punctures, getting a flat still happens to be a common occurrence. […]

Dealing With Hard-to-Reach Spark Plugs

With all the engine parts crammed under the hoods of cars, it can be difficult to get at those spark plugs and even when they can be reached easily, they may be hard to remove. Here are a few tips on removing those spark plugs: Almost every car has at least a spark plug that […]

Deciding if You Should Change the Spark Plugs Yourself

Many newest cars have engine arrangement that makes access to spark plugs difficult. Improper plug changing procedures can ruin the wires of spark plug and the cylinder heads threads. Take the precautions below very seriously before choosing whether or not to proceed. Even if only one condition mentioned below matches your car (and they are […]

How to Buy the Suitable Spark Plugs for Your Car?

To buy the suitable spark plugs for your car, you need to know its specs (or “specifications“). The owner’s manual may tell you related specifications for gapping and buying the spark plugs for your car. If you can’t get an owner’s manual, you can determine the suitable spark plug gap and spark plugs in the […]

Nine Items You Need to Change and Gap the Spark Plugs

If you think that you can get at the spark plugs without harming your car, assemble the necessary items: An old blanket, padded car protector or mattress pad: To be placed over the fender where you will be working to protect the car from scratches Car protectors frequently come with some handy and convenient pockets […]

Signs that Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

Tune-up interval varies from one car to another. Many older cars with non-electronic ignitions need to be tuned every 10,000 to 12,500 miles or annually, whichever comes first. Newer vehicles with fuel injection systems or electronic ignition are designed to go from 30,000 miles to as many as 120,000 miles without requiring a major tune-up. […]

Finding a Good Mechanic

Finding a Good Mechanic

Just like a doctor, finding a good and capable car mechanic is difficult to say the least.  While car mechanics might seem like a dime a dozen, having one that understands your car well and is able to give you honest tips on what is exactly wrong with your vehicle and how to maintain it […]

Breaking in a New Vehicle

Breaking in a New Vehicle

There is no bigger joy than driving a brand spanking new vehicle.  A new car can be some of the best days of one’s life, however, special caution should be taken when breaking in a vehicle- over doing it at the beginning can create certain problems down the road. Here are some tips: Get Your […]

3 Ways to Make Your Car Race Worthy

3 Ways to Make Your Car Race Worthy

If you have a car that you want to get race ready, there are definitely a few ways to go about it.  While many car tuning enthusiasts have the money and resources to easily transform their stock vehicles into high performance racing machines, there are others that are not that fortunate.  However, there are a […]