Know How & Events

  • June 17, 2019 Mathew Keegan

    Classic car shows provide attendees with the opportunity to sample automotive history, featuring cars that may date to the earliest days of motorized transportation. Such shows are held across the United States, especially during the warmer months. Our list of America’s top ten classic car shows includes events from all regions and may have you […]

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  • June 10, 2019

    Saturday morning, you pull up to the local lumber yard with your list of supplies needed to finish the deck, replace those busted sprinkler heads, or whatever you have been putting off for months. Your shopping cart is loaded down with tons of home-repair goodies. You reach for the handle on the tailgate of your […]

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  • June 3, 2019 Mathew Keegan

    Gas prices go up and gas prices go down. This constant seesaw can put a wrinkle in any budget, leading consumers to carefully consider their next vehicle. But purchasing a new car isn’t always a practical or an affordable solution for some. Fortunately, fighting rising costs don’t require taking drastic action, as fuel-saving solutions are […]

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  • May 27, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Summer is the perfect time to make a playlist, grab a friend, roll the windows down and drive. Road trips are practically a rite of passage in America, and it’s no wonder. It’s a truly splendid country to see, full of history, diverse in terrain and cultures, and home to plenty of surprises awaiting intrepid […]

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  • May 20, 2019 Nicole Wakelin

    Many of the tools needed to change brakes are probably sitting in your toolbox or garage already. If not, purchasing these tools is something of an investment since most can be used for a multitude of other tasks. Here are the tools needed to change brakes. Start With the Right Protection Before you start any […]

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  • May 13, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Everybody knows engines need oil, but there is an ongoing debate about which oil is best. After determining the right weight and viscosity, you’re left to choose between synthetic and conventional, and that’s where things start to get confusing. So what’s the difference? When it comes to synthetic oil vs. conventional oil, what’s the best […]

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  • May 6, 2019 Benjamin Hunting

    Oil weight can be a confusing term. This is partly because “weight” doesn’t actually refer to how a particular lubricant tips the scales. It does, however, have an important bearing on the life of your engine, and the type of oil you choose is intimately linked to manufacturer recommendations, the climate you live in and […]

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  • April 29, 2019 Benjamin Jerew

    Just like a good tailgate party, your engine requires three basic things to get cooking, fuel, oxygen and heat. In your engine — hold the bratwurst — oxygen is delivered by the intake, heat by spark or compression, and fuel by the fuel pump. Before fuel gets to the cylinder, though, it passes through tubes […]

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  • April 15, 2019 Mathew Keegan

    An auto braking system is among the top driver-assist technologies of our day. Offered in many new vehicles, such innovation is designed to automatically slow or stop your vehicle if you do not react quickly enough. The technology is credited for preventing accidents and saving lives. But not all systems operate in the same way […]

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  • April 8, 2019 Nicole Wakelin

    Spring is here and it’s the perfect time for a drive! But there’s a little car maintenance you should do before you hit the road. You never know when that first beautiful spring day will come, and you want to be prepared. Here are five things to do to get your car ready for spring […]

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