After considering the time and money spent shopping for, buying, and maintaining a used car, it should come as no surprise that, for many of us, buying a used car could be the second-biggest purchase that we'll ever make. Clearly, transportation is important, whether for family or for work, but transportation doesn't take care of itself. Buying a used car is merely the start of a hopefully long, relationship.
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When buying a car, one of the factors that should govern your search include your specific needs. For instance, you need to consider where you will be driving your new car. If you are choosing a car for long distance drives, you will need a car with adequate features to handle long distances without breaking down. On the other hand, when selecting a vehicle for city driving, you only have a few factors to consider. Actually most car models will be applicable in driving around the city and its suburbs.
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Looking around the roads, the hatchback is back and it looks as if it is here to stay. It is looking much better now, more polished and with sleeker lines. As compared to its older counterparts, this one gives more than enough value for its money. The sporty look of the hatchbacks makes it almost impossible to tell the hatchback from the SUV. However, as you will see in this post, there are many reasons why you may want to consider a hatchback instead of a sedan or an SUV.
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You do not have to spend a ton of money on car care. How do we know this? It is quite simple. You just need to think a bit outside the box and find out what you can do to avoid several trips to the car care shop. Mostly, you will find that you don’t have to buy any extraordinary products. You will be happy to know that you can use most of the items that are readily available at home. This is not genius stuff, but then, why didn’t you ever think of it before? Here are some of the money-saving car hacks for everyone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty….
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What happens if we forget about changing oil filters?
Engine oil filters come in various grades, both in design and materials used, but they all work to remove all these impurities from your engine oil. There's a great deal of varieties between different types of engine oils, the various synthetic additives they include, and countless other factors (such as city driving vs highway driving) which can influence the performance and longevity of engine oil. But, no matter what, no oil change leads to the sign below:
(Oil and oil filter change caution)
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2016 is just around the corner. It used to be that buying an automobile boiled down to whether you wanted to drive a car with an automatic or manual transmission. Today, however, with dozens of automakers and technologies vying for our attention, our choice of automobile has become a little more complicated. They go beyond just gasoline or diesel engines and manual or automatic transmissions, but include new technologies, such as hybrid cars, electric cars, plug-in hybrid cars, even hydrogen cars.
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The joy of owning a mini-van is that you can use it for business and on the weekend or when going for a vacation, it can carry the whole family and their luggage. However, even with many benefits, many people cannot shop for one confidently because they hardly know the main features that a mini-van must have.
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Oil filter is usually located on the bottom side of the engine as shown below.
(Where the oil filter is located: Honda iTEC engine, sourced from Wikipedia)
Oil filters have a very important function and if your oil filter has poor quality, it can shorten the life of your engine and cause other parts to fail as well. This small part of your car’s lubrication system plays an important role in protecting your engine from premature wear. All the moving parts in the engine need clean oil to properly lubricate them. We all know that as oil passes through the engine, it lubricates such parts as the valves, cylinder walls and pistons, camshafts and connecting rod and crankshaft bearings. As the oil flows over these various parts, it picks up small metal particles, dirt and other types of harmful grit. A good motor oil chemically holds these harmful deposits until it reaches the filter, where the deposits are trapped and removed from the circulating motor oil.
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Each year the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) puts on a huge show in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. The show often displays new technology that may be coming onto the market, but it mainly displays vehicles that aftermarket specialists have modified using their own products. Granted, the technology and aftermarket parts are supposed to be the highlight of the show, but most men prefer the modified vehicles, so we are going to concentrate on what we consider to be the top mods at the 2015 SEMA Show. Continue reading “Highlights From The 2015 SEMA Show” »
Buying your first car can be a daunting task considering the many models in the market. However, each model has specific features that make it stand out from all the others. Different buyers want to have different features in their cars. Thus, the availability of such features attract buyers to certain car models. The most important features are for ensuring safety, performance, and good handling of the car.
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