Years of Driving a Manual
Driving a manual is not necessarily an acquired preference for everyone, but to say the least I find it allows the user to have that added connection to their vehicle. For me, I have been able to drive a manual vehicle for over 10 years and to an extent self taught. In the past I did receive some in depth explanations on how to operate a manual transmission and have been exposed to the operation as both my parents are able to drive manual vehicles. However during...
12 Things That can Damage Paint
In order to protect that perfect flawless paint finish on your vehicle, there are a number of things which need to be taken into consideration. If the paint is damaged, sometimes it can be corrected, using some form of paint correction. Other times the damage can be too severe, therefore the only method for correction is to repaint the damaged area. Keeping your vehicle's paint safe will not only be aesthetically pleasing, but maintains the value of the vehicle as...
Why You Should Buy a Dash Cam
A dashboard camera or dash cam for short is a device which allows you to record your commutes on a day to day basis. It's basically a second set of eyes in your vehicle which can be reviewed afterwards. Prices will vary depending on the quality and will range anywhere from $25 to over $1000. Beyond quality, a variety of options are also available such as a light, infrared sensors, provisions for more than one camera, global positioning system (GPS), g-force meter...
10 Items to Keep in Your Vehicle During the Winter
Now that we are currently in the winter season, it is very important to be prepared for any emergency situations. Depending on your climate, the winter season can certainly put our driving skills and vehicle to the test. We may experience a variety of conditions such as an extreme drop in temperature, low visibility, heavy winds, excessive amounts of snow, and slippery roads. Here is a list of the top ten most important items you should carry in your vehicle...
Improving Your Vehicle's Fuel Economy
So you are looking for ways to increase the fuel economy of your vehicle, well you have come to the right place. There are many difference aspects of a vehicle which need to be maintained or can be modified in order to decrease your vehicle's fuel consumption. Any of these areas can be considered a small gain, but with many improvements it can significantly add up in the end. In this article, I will break down any of these maintenance or alteration aspects into specific...
Sourcing Out a Reputable Repair Shop
This is most likely one of the most common questions found throughout the world of automotive ownership. Unfortunately in my personal experience, there isn't any easy or straight forward answer. With this article, I will hopefully be able to provide some insight and information regarding this subject based on my own personal experiences. There is various methods which can be used, all to which I will provide an in depth explanation about. Even having an automotive repair...
The Different Types of Drivetrain Systems
There are four main types of drivetrain systems available on the consumer market. But to be on a slightly more technical aspect there is actually a fifth type of drivetrain system. For those of you that are curious about the fifth system, it known as the IWD (individual-wheel drive). The IWD is somewhat recent in the automotive platform, but has been around for a number of years in the heavy equipment market. Unfortunately this article will not be discussing...
Safety/Certification Inspection List
This is a generic informational outline that I have compiled which can be used to do a pre safety or certification inspection. A safety or certification inspection is series of regulations which is set by the government that is done by a licensed mechanic in order to make your vehicle roadworthy, safe, and legal to drive on the road amongst other motorists. The list can be used for either purchasing a vehicle so you are able to determine what is required to be repairs...