• Automotive tools

    15 Best Automotive Tools at Harbor Freight

    Sure, auto supply houses and your local pick’n’pull are great sources for car parts. But if you’re looking to stock up on automotive tools, where do you turn? From oil changes to a complete vehicle refurbishing, if you’ve got the project, Harbor Freight’s got the tools. The following list of 15 automotive tools includes everything from upholstery pliers to shop supplies, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg for automotive hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts. Steering Wheel Removal Set Whether you have a damaged column or have need to fix a damaged intermittent wiper and turn signal on an older vehicle, removing a steering wheel is no small task. But it…

  • Automotive News

    No more passenger cars: Ford USA to shift to SUVs, pickups

    Ford USA to discontinue Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus in favor of more SUVs Looking at the sales trend in the US, the top five best-sellers are comprised of pickups and SUVs. With that, Ford has decided to discontinue a large chunk of their passenger car range in America. Following the announcement of their first quarter sales figures, Ford said that they are shifting their attention to SUVs (which includes crossovers) and pickup trucks. At the moment, the Ford USA passenger car range consists of the C-Max, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion (Mondeo), Mustang and Taurus. Not to worry, Ford won’t kill off the iconic pony car but the rest of the…

  • Car care

    DIY Car Care And Maintenance Tips That Will Save You A Lot Of Money

    Is your car lacking some oomph? Does your interior have more stains than your heart? Are your headlights foggier than your love life? These inconveniences, albeit minor ones, don’t necessarily warrant a trip to the car repair shop. After all, who wants to shell out thousands of pesos for something you can fix with an WD-40 and duct tape? Okay, we may be exaggerating, but learning how to jury-rig your car won’t just save you a few thousand bucks but also allow you to get to know your ride better. A little knowledge of car maintenance hacks can get you far. If you’re looking for car tips and tricks, you’ve…

  • Uncategorized

    Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars Perfect for Breaking into the Motoring World

    As a Subaru owner, I must say, all-wheel-drive is an absolute blessing. They’re safe and reliable, are capable off-road, and likely some of the safest vehicles on-road. Sadly, if swinging the rear end out brings you unbridled joy and makes you giggle like a schoolgirl, what you’re after is a rear-wheel-drive coupe. While there are some good options on the market in the $25,000 range, we’re here to talk about some of the classics. Here are ten of the best cheap RWD cars available. Mazda Miata MX 5 It’s no shocker that the Miata made this list, so we’re going to go ahead and get it out of the way…

  • Car Accessories

    Anyone who’s attended the vast SEMA show over recent years knows that there’s never been more variety of auto accessories. Almost every imaginable aftermarket option and upgrade for engines, interiors and exteriors are now available, allowing drivers to individualize their cars to the nth degree. But among the thousands of legitimately worthwhile aesthetic, performance and convenience accessories lurk some that are just plain dumb. We took a look at ten of the dumbest. Faux Euro License Plates We’ve all seen ‘em on American roads: a European car, usually a BMW, with a faux German license plate semi-obscured by a smaller, legit U.S. state plate. Apparently, the idea is to imply…

  • Pets in the car,  Uncategorized

    Man Lets Dumpster Kitty Sleep In His Car and Has Been Caring For Her for 6 Years…

    A man has been caring for a cat that he found near a dumpster for six years. He has taken her under his wing, built a cat house to keep her warm and always leaves his car windows open so she can nap inside whenever she likes. “This is Dumpster, she’s not the floofiest or the nicest… I love this cat as much as I love my own cats.” reddit/Km219 The gray tabby was found six years ago in a dumpster near a vet clinic. No one knows how she ended up there, but the kitty wouldn’t let anyone near her. The man, an employee at the clinic, approached her…

  • Car care

    How To Pick The Right Motor Oil For Your Car

    There are many choices when it comes to picking the appropriate oil for your car’s engine. Our guide breaks down your choices to help you in the quest to change your oil. Choosing the correct motor oil for your car might seem daunting but the best way to start is by checking your owners manual for your car manufacturers suggested oil weight. Adjust this weight based on the weather (more on that later) and then start choosing a specific motor oil brand by checking out the starburst symbol that indicates the oil has been tested and meets the standards of the American Petroleum Institute (API). In addition, there’s a 2-character service designation…

  • Car care

    Best mini jump starter packs 2018

    Best mini jump starter packs 2018 4 Jan, 2018 2:15pmDave Pollard FACEBOOK TWITTER The market offers plenty of small jump starters for every purpose, but which packs the most punch? Here’s our verdict Progress in lithium battery technology means every driver can now keep a jump starter in the car. These power packs deliver punch beyond their sub-paperback size, and they can easily be slipped into a glovebox. This means you’ll still be able to start your car even when its battery is completely flat, which can save both time and money by avoiding costly callouts. How we tested them They’re handy for charging electronic devices, too, because the best come with…

  • Car care

    Best car battery chargers tested

    Best car battery chargers tested 26 Feb, 2018 1:15pmKim Adam We find out which device has the power to keep your car’s battery in tip-top condition Battery chargers have long stopped being just for when you’ve left the lights on and can’t start the car. The latest models are packed with electronics, designed not just to charge a battery, but also to recondition it and keep it topped up when it’s left unused for long periods. Plus, the best can handle the latest types, including lithium, and power-hungry tech such as stop/start. So which is the charger to keep your car’s battery at its best? We headed to CTEK’s Swedish…

  • Car care

    How to Repair Car Paint Chips

    How to Repair Car Paint Chips Car paint chip repair is easy to take on, as long as you can find the right paint—and let your layers dry.   Stone chips detract from the appearance of your car but also can provide toeholds for rust to begin. You may not be able to make your car’s finish look showroom new but, with a reasonable level of competence, you can make your car look much better without resorting to an expensive trip to the body shop. Step 1: Touch Up Kits Duplicolor has simple touch up kits that you can buy at your local auto parts store. You can also buy…