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I am an ASE Certified Master Tech, but spend more time with my awesome family now than I do on cars. In my spare time, you'll still find me playing with tools, cars and many other "manly" gadgets.

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Keep Your Vehicle Running with This Car Tune Up Checklist

You always hear about how important it is to “tune-up” your car, but do you really know what that entails? A modern tune-up is entirely different from what we did years ago. Today, it mainly consists of checking over components of the car and ensuring everything is in working order. With our car tune up…

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10 Most Affordable Single Cab Trucks

As pickup trucks become more popular, drivers use them more and more for regular transportation. They used to be for work purposes only, which is when the single cab trucks were popular. Now, they need to be comfortable, have lots of seating, and feature all the regular car amenities. That’s why it’s hard to find…

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10 Best 4 Seat Convertibles

When you think of a sleek convertible, most often it’s the two-passenger models that come to your mind. That’s the main variety we see in the media, and most associated with fun. The trouble is, they just aren’t practical. When you want to take a long an extra friend or you have family in tow,…

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15 Cute Cars for Teen Drivers

When it’s time to purchase your teen’s first car, there are a lot of emotions happening. They want one thing and you often want something else for them. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some cute cars to make them happy, while still offering you the peace of mind knowing they’re driving a…

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10 Most Expensive Hot Wheels

Once upon a time, we all dumped out our Hot Wheels onto the floor and spent time mercilessly crashing them into one another. As we’ve gotten older, we start to see the beauty in the Hot Wheel more and more. Every time we see one, it brings us back to our childhood and creates warm…

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10 Best Drift Cars of All Time

Drifting is a sport that’s taking the nation by storm. It doesn’t surprise any of us considering it has exceptional entertainment value; more so than any other motorsport around. What could be better than seeing powerful cars tilting sideways as they roll down the track at breakneck speeds? Of course, driving one of the best…

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10 Stunning Facts about the Jerry Seinfeld Car Collection

For decades now, America has had a fascination with Jerry Seinfeld. He’s not just a famous stand-up comedian, but also known for being the star of a self-titled sitcom. He’s a household name in the industry which is part of the reason Wealthy Gorilla estimates his net worth at $950 million. With all that wealth…

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10 Most Affordable Crew Cab Trucks

If you are in the market for a pickup truck, you know there’s a nice selection of options out there. The trouble is, not all of them are affordable. If you need to stick to a budget, you need to become a picky shopper. To help you find the best crew cab trucks, we’ve put…

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15 Best Used Trucks Under 10000

Trucks are one of America’s favorite vehicles. They handle work and play seamlessly while offering plenty of room for people and cargo alike. You can use one to tow, build, and enjoy some recreational time. If you can’t afford a brand-new truck, there are still plenty of good options available to you. We’ve put together…

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10 Fastest Camaros of All Time (And 5 Slowest)

Since 1966, the Chevrolet Camaro has been an American muscle car favorite. It’s been the Mustang’s main rival and has given the country something to debate about. In 2016, the sixth generation was launched and immediately awarded Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award. The current generation offers plenty of variants, but what is the…

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Costco Car Buying vs. Buying at the Dealership

There’s no question that shopping for a car overwhelms most people. Even when you know exactly what you want, you have to spend time at the dealership haggling over prices and then secure financing. Purchasing a car, whether new or used, requires a good amount of research and time investment. What if there was a…

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Best Double Din Head Unit

With the best double din head unit, you have a more desirable setup than with the smaller single din. Not only do you get a larger display, but they normally come with many more features as well. In addition, a double din stereo adds value and a more modern look to your vehicle. We’ve reviewed…

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10 Best Affordable SUVs with a Panoramic Sunroof

As technology and innovations increase, today’s vehicles are outfitted with more indulgent features. One of the most popular today is the panoramic sunroof. The trouble with this feature is that it’s often bundled with some high-level trims and packages. This makes it nearly impossible for many consumers to afford them, until now. We’ve put together…

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8 Best Cargo Work Vans (And Which to Avoid)

With the latest innovations and newest technologies, choosing the best cargo work vans is tricky business. You want to make sure you have the space you need plus all the features you desire. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the eight best cargo vans on the market right now, and a couple you’ll…

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What is a Babbitt Bearing? (And 10 Steps to Pour Your Own)

Babbitt bearings are found in pumps, motors, fans, industrial equipment, and turbines. Basically, they support the weight of the shaft and provide a non-damaging surface to the high-speed shaft that rotates. The lining of a bearing is bonded with Babbitt, which is a soft alloy featuring a low-melting point. When contamination occurs or failure happens…

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Speedometer Calibration: Does Yours Need Checked?

Speedometer calibration is essential for knowing how fast you’re traveling. Getting a speeding ticket has a way of ruining your entire day, so you want to pay attention to this, especially if you’ve had bigger tires installed. Thankfully, calculating your true MPH isn’t as hard as you might think. The speedometer reads how many revolutions…

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Supercharger vs Turbo: What is the Difference and Which is Better?

When looking at automotive performance, it’s easy to get confused between the turbocharger and supercharger. Once you compare them side by side, you quickly see how very different they truly are. Not only do they work uniquely, but they have a cost difference and offer varied performance. In this article, we strive to answer the…

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What is an Oil Catch Can and Do They Work?

The oil catch tank, otherwise called an oil catch can is a simple device that’s fitted into your vehicle’s cam/crankcase ventilation system. Having an oil catch can reduces the amount of oil vapors that get recirculated into the engine’s intake. Most of the time, you’ll only see these in modified vehicles. You are probably wondering,…

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10 Best Female NASCAR Drivers of All Time

According to Simmons, 29% of women are NASCAR fans, so it only makes sense the motorsport would have females interested in getting behind the wheel. That doesn’t mean every woman who has ever tried to race in NASCAR has been good. In fact, some have been downright awful. With that said, it takes a lot…

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Hybrid Cars Pros and Cons: An In-Depth Evaluation

Finding a vehicle that’s fuel-efficient is at the top of everyone’s list these days. Technology has made it possible to purchase a non-hybrid car featuring 30 mpg or more. Even then, you still have to think about maintenance costs and repairs. For those reasons alone, consumers are taking the plunge and purchasing hybrid vehicles. Before…

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10 Best 4 Door Trucks

There’s nothing like a truck if you want maximum payload and towing capacity. While they offer plenty of utility, many of them lack in comfort and space. Throughout the years, we’ve seen some that didn’t fit the standard mold. They went beyond the norm to create something suitable for the entire family. In this article,…

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