What to Pack on Your Next Road Trip

What to Pack on Your Next Road Trip

If you are ready to change your course in the direction of adventure, and are planning on using your car to achieve your journey or destination, it means you are taking a road trip. Road trips can be one of life’s greatest outputs for spontaneity, or the best example of great planning. However you like to road trip, even if it’s a spontaneous one, having a basic idea of things to pack is great way to make sure you don’t get stuck, bored, or lost. Let’s take a look at a few...

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New Camera Technology Could Improve Automobile Safety

New Camera Technology Could Improve Automobile Safety

Automobile accidents seem to be an inevitable consequence of allowing humans to control each of their cars individually. No matter how many safety features appear and are created to prevent these accidents, it’s seems the margin for human error is still too great. What if though, there was a technology that could see what humans couldn’t see, allowing a better response time for a driver? A technology that could peer around blind curves and corners, allowing the driver to stop or...

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Upgrading your Car? Avoid Imitation Wheels!

Upgrading your Car? Avoid Imitation Wheels!

As a car enthusiast, you are probably always looking for different products and upgrades, to make your car just a little more special. The problem with upgrading your car, though, is the expense. You can counteract the expense, by looking for deals and off brand versions of well-known products, but that can be risky, especially if one of the upgrades you will be making is to your car’s wheels. How so? Well, while there is some great quality, more expensive wheels out there, there are also...

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Do Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?

Do Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?

There are a lot of marketing schemes out there, claiming that their product will solve specific issues, but really just have a placebo effect on the mind. These schemes can be painfully obvious or strikingly devious, but ultimately, a waste of money. The question is, are snow tires one of these marketing schemes, or a legitimate way to stay safe while driving in winter weather? Well, when snow tires were put to the test against all-season tires on an ice rink, the results answered that question...

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Driving Tips – Maybe We Should be Highway Merging Later?

Driving Tips - Maybe We Should be Highway Merging Later?

Here is a modern driving dilemma you face, probably on a daily basis as well: Highway merging. Highway merging can be one of the scariest moments when you are driving. The feeling of merging into oncoming traffic is nerve-racking and can create panic amongst the lanes as well. Especially in this me-first society, the idea of letting someone over or being let over, can seem completely out of the ordinary. As you may have hoped for though, we have driving tips that can help alleviate the stress...

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How to Keep TPMS Nightmares from Turning Reality

How to Keep TPMS Nightmares from Turning Reality

TPMS can be one of the most annoying acronyms you find in the car repair dictionary, as any problems that occur can be confusing and frustrating. There is a way to help alleviate some of the frustrations related to the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and it involves using Test Before Touch (TBT) procedures. This can both protect you and help you survive whatever the TPMS Problems Don’t ‘Strike Without Warning’ Test Before Touch and Prevent TPMS Problems from Ruining...

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Eighteen-Wheeler Driving Tips for Four-Wheelers

Eighteen-Wheeler Driving Tips for Four-Wheelers

After hitting the road for a solid 125,000 miles a year for the past twenty years, big rig driver Todd McCann has a great viewpoint on the driving world around us. Given that this is a man who drives “for a living,” and not just to “get to his job,” maybe it would do us some good to pay attention. He has a few driving tips for the many good and bad drivers out there, so let us take a look at a few them and see how they help us drive better. ·         Driving Tips from Those...

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Mitsubishi ASX Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Mitsubishi ASX Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Groundbreaking – Mitsubishi ASX Plug-In Hybrid Concept Mitsubishi is really serious about their upcoming concept car reveal, the Mitsubishi ASX plug-in hybrid. The new look of the ASX is a powerful yet sleek rendering, as Mitsubishi is trying to stand out in the crowd of compact SUVs coming from other companies. It is a clear sign of Mitsubishi’s desire to be on top, as the work they are putting into the ASX is impressive. The Mitsubishi ASX has plenty of features to make it...

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DIY Clinic – Five Basic Car Repairs Everyone Should Know

DIY Clinic - Five Basic Car Repairs Everyone Should Know

Automobile technicians and DIY mechanics have a wealth of knowledge and experience repairing vehicles, both large and small. They are fully prepared to face, and have most likely already faced, innumerable car repairs. These mechanics and technicians are ready to fix other peoples’ cars, but at the same time, they have the ability to, and often do, work on their own vehicle. The simple repairs and even some of the in depth ones may seem like second nature to these pros, but what about for...

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Can you Diagnose your Car with a Smartphone?

Can you Diagnose your Car with a Smartphone?

There are many apps out there, for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, which let you do some, for lack of a better term, crazy stuff. There are apps that tell you your weight, change your voice, find other phones, work your home heating system and even your car alarm system! There is a new app/tool released though, that does something many mechanics, car owners, and shop owners alike, would love to have. There is a new tool that can help you diagnose your car, and here is the...

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