Is it time to upgrade your car? Are you looking to invest in your very first vehicle? If so then you are going to be faced with a great many options in terms of makes and models, and actually making the decision as to which one is for you will not be easy. If you are looking for a vehicle here in Canada I’d recommend checking out some of the top car buying guides for Canadians, so that you can understand what is out there, and what the benefits are of each car on the market, make sure that y
If you are a first-time car buyer then there is a lot that you need to understand about the costs of buying a vehicle. The reasons behind this is so that you can properly budget for your car, and ensure that you will not be buying beyond your means. Buying the car itself is one thing but there is much more to it fi
If you are into cars, you probably about the standard “big three” of brake pad types: ceramic, semi-metallic and non-metallic. If not, don’t fret we are going to review them plus add a fourth that few people know about: Progressive Brake Pads
The big three
Standard brake pads are usually categorized into 3 main groups. Why is this even important to know? Because you may be asked which type you prefer next time you have the brakes done on your car. (Besides you never know when you might
Flushing a car’s automatic transmission is a common service procedure. Many car dealers and independent oil-change shops offer it. Transmission flushing is a smart thing to do when a car has high mileage because it cleans out all the debris and gunk that has settled inside the transmission.
So, if transmission flushing makes so much sense, why aren’t engine blocks flushed? After all, sludge can certainly build up inside a high-mileage engine. Well, to make a long story short, quite a few
There used to be a time when a favorite activity for car owners was to wash and wax their cars whenever the weather-gods served up a warm and sunny weekend. It was a bonding experience where car owners lavished over their mechanical friends and got ready for the evening activities. Today, you don’t see this weekend waxing happening very much. Ever wonder why?
It started with horse-drawn carriages. The coatings on the carriages of yesteryear were oil-based. Natura
In 1995, Ford released the Mustang and boy did they nail it. The brainchild of the now legendary Lee Iacocca, Ford sold an unheard of 559,500 Mustangs in just it’s first year. This essentially was the first salvo in Detroit’s new war of the pony cars (small, sporty 2-door cars).
General Motors knew they needed to join in, but they took their time and in 1967 responded with their Camaro. Like the Mustang, the new Camaro was a big a hit and the model has stayed in Chevrolet’s line-up (with a pause during the 1
Leather interiors are expensive for one reason: the leather itself is expensive. It doesn’t take any more time to upholster a leather seat than a vinyl seat, it’s just that leather material is far more expensive than other upholstery materials. Why? Because it takes a lot of resources to process animal skins into leather. Here’s the story, starting at the beginning.
The original clothing material
The history of leather goes back thousands of years. Primitive humans needed some sort of
At some point in your life you will probably will have to make decision: Cloth or leather upholstery in your new car. On some lower-priced vehicles you might be stuck with cloth since leather may not be an option. But for the majority of today’s vehicles, you get to choose between the two. So, which way are you going to go? This article includes 8 factors you should consider when choosing.
1: Hot Weather
Perhaps the biggest beef against leather is how hot it gets in the summer. Here’s a fact: If you leave t
Going to a campground or state park and pitching your tent is the popular way to go camping. It’s easy and it’s inexpensive, but it isn’t usually very comfortable. You know, inflating the air mattress, stashing your gear and getting changed. All this isn’t much fun in a tent.
If you want to take it up a notch in comfort level, you should consider a tent trailer. They are a great alternative to traditional tent camping and are becoming very popular. And you don’t have to buy one, lots of
Where you a car owner or driver when gasoline price hit $4 per gallon a decade or so ago? If so, you probably remember that mass hysteria that hit the country. Some of the media were saying things about “the good times being over” and gas prices were going up much further. And staying there.
Overnight, the “conventional wisdom” of people being more or less unconcerned about petroleum costs shifted to a new mindset. It was no longer smart to drive gas-thirsty trucks and SUVs. As matter of
So, you have decided to get a new car. Congratulations, a new car is one of life’s real treats. If you are driving an old car, though, you have a decision to make; do you trade in your old ride or try to sell it yourself. If you decide to go the former route, chances are you are going to put it on Ebay or Craigslist and this means that you will need a bunch of photos to accompany the listing.
The way to lose money
The problem with most private sellers, though, is they don’t take very g
For a lot of us, the love of classic cars starts on the silver screen. It’s the 1969 Ford Mustang in Fast & Furious 6, Doc Brown’s DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to The Future, or Harrison Ford’s 1955 Chevy from American Graffiti. All these cars played central roles in the films they appeared in. While many theater-
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