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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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10 Best Truck Bed Tents Reviewed

If you are a fan of camping or hunting and you own a pickup truck, there’s no reason to set your tent up on the cold, damp ground. You have an entire truck bed that will provide you with much more comfort while you spend time outdoors. With the best truck bed tent, you have…

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What’s Hot and What’s Not in the 2020 BMW Lineup

Like any serious car manufacturer, BMW can't afford to stop innovating its lineup. The upcoming batch of 2020 BMW models will be more colorful than usual being bolstered by a number of performance and all-electric vehicles, among others. Considering the German automaker's lineup is vast and versatile, there'll be something for everyone. Despite the ever-growing portfolio,…

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10 Best Racing Simulators for any Budget

Having the best racing simulator allows you to enjoy the road in a whole new light. The trick is, finding one that suits your needs. Otherwise, it could be awkward and downright uncomfortable to race. With the best racing simulator, your experience becomes unlike any other. Imagine the rush of being behind the controls and…

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15 Best SUVs for Towing

The SUV has become one of the most popular vehicles on the roadway. They are spacious, comfortable, and feature all the latest innovations, which makes them a great family option. With their powerful engines and truck-based chassis, SUVs are also exceptional for towing. To help you find the vehicle best for you, we evaluate the…

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How to Pump Gas Properly: 5 Steps for Success

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been behind the wheel; we could all use a refresher course on how to pump gas the right way. Learning how to pump your own gas keeps you safe and is an essential aspect of owning a vehicle. Of course, there are some areas where pumping your own gas…

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What’s Hot and What’s Not in the 2020 Buick Lineup

The Buick brand has written one of the most unorthodox automotive stories in recent years having managed to defy the odds and survive the GM bailout. Not only did they survive, but the tri-shield badge is quickly becoming one of the most profitable GM divisions thanks to the uncanny successes they've been enjoying on the quickly-developing…

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10 Best Cars with a Panoramic Sunroof (And 5 Reasons to Avoid Them)

Panoramic sunroofs are a top option with many vehicles these days. Many people love the warmth of the sun hitting them while driving down the road. With so many cars to pick from, it’s tough to know which are the best on the market. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the ten best…

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Top Longest Range Electric Car (Plus the Shortest)

Which electric car has the longest range? That is the question. If you’re in the market for an EV, you don’t want to spend your money on something that won’t take you where you want to go. Instead, you’ll want to invest in the longest range electric car. As more automakers create EVs in their…

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13 Fastest Lamborghini Models of All-Time

Lamborghini is known for making some of the most powerful sports cars in the world. Let’s be honest; we’ve all dreamt about driving at least one Lamborghini sometime in our lives. While most of us will never achieve that dream, it’s still fun to fantasize. While you’re dreaming, you might want to know what the…

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20 Car Insurance Secrets You Aren’t Supposed to Know

One of the major expenses we all face is our vehicle insurance. We dread making the payment and rarely use the coverage, yet the premiums continue to go up every year. We’ve collected some car insurance tips that the big companies don’t want you to know. Hopefully, these help you understand the industry and keep…

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What’s Hot and What’s Not in the 2020 Bentley Lineup

The luxury British automaker is evidently having some difficulties seeing as sales simply never picked up the way they expected them to. The Volkswagen division marketed 11,023 units worldwide during 2016 and barely better 11,089 models during 2017. At the same time, their U.S. figures fell from 2,581 units in 2016 to 2,405 cars in 2017. Although MY 2019…

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Buying a Car: 20 Tips Dealers Don’t Want You to Know

If you’re planning to purchase a new or used car soon, you want to learn all the car buying tips you can. Otherwise, you set yourself up to be taken advantage of while shopping. We’ve gotten some of the best car buying tips from dealers and placed them in this list for easy reference. 1.…

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8 Legitimate Choices for the Best 2020 SUV

The SUV and crossover craze isn't showing any signs of stopping. To the contrary, it would seem that elevated-wheelbase vehicles are only warming up so to speak. Of 10 best-selling vehicles in the U.S. during the first three quarters of 2018, four are crossovers. It might not look like much, but don't forget that first…

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11 Most Recognized German Car Brands

German car brands are known for creating high-class vehicles that exceed expectations as far as performance and appearance are concerned. That’s what makes them a leader in automotive production worldwide. German car brands feature a long history of innovative technologies; many of which are used by other auto companies. When most people think of German…

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