vehicle maintenance by car care council
07 Apr

The Importance of Regular Car Maintenance [infographic]

April is National Car Care Month and it’s always a good idea to do a simple inspection a few times throughout the year to keep your car running faithfully and to avoid potentially costly repair bills. Here are 10 basic maintenance procedures to make sure your vehicle(s) are running at peak performance for the summer […]


2003 nissan 350z custom
14 Mar

Green Ways to Save on St. Patrick’s Day

Hard to believe spring is just around the corner, even though old man winter refuses to loosen his grip in some parts of the country. To avoid getting stuck on the side of the road in good or bad weather, our friends at Car Care Council recommend a few easy tips to keep you happily […]


Hot Wheels GTO
19 Feb

Guide: How to Buy Horsepower

The Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas each November is a horsepower freak’s paradise. I’m told that a person who covers the show from end to end will walk 26 miles: a marathon of superchargers, manifolds, wheels, exhaust systems, nitrous kits, ignition boxes and other tools of the tuning trade. The myriad of […]


1955 Buick Roadmaster
13 Feb

Show Your Car a Little Love

Your car doesn’t want flowers, balloons or candy this Valentine’s Day – it just wants a little love in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service. A little extra care now can lead to happily ever after with your car for many years to come, says the Car Care Council. “If you […]


McLaren Spyder
07 Jan

Guide : Buying Your First Sports Car

So you’ve always wanted to buy a “sports car” and you’ve finally decided to go for it, but you don’t even know where to start? Buying a sports car can be overwhelming for many reasons. Many buyers can’t decide and end up buying on impulse after they are won over by a good salesman. It’s […]


New MINI and Classic Mini
15 Oct

Buying A Used Mini

By James McDonnel When buying a used Mini it is important to know what you are getting. Is it a Classic Mini or a used ‘new’ MINI? In this article we offer a guide to buying a second hand Mini. The Classic Mini The original Mini was designed by Sir Alex Issigonis (1906-1988) way back […]


VW EA888 engine cutaway
27 Sep

Next Generation Volkswagen EA888 Engine Explained

Likes: Improved fuel economy More torque available at lower revs equates to better off-the-line acceleration Significant engineering achievement decreasing weight and reducing emissions Minimal turbo-lag Dislikes: Mild horsepower rating equates to mid-speed acceleration (40 – 60 mph) that is weak Not a good match with heavier cars such as the VW CC Still a little […]


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