Have a Great Weekend…and Happy Fourth of July!

fireworks photoAll of us at Advance and the DIY Garage Blog wish you a joyous and safe Fourth of July!

(Make sure to let us know in the comments if you’ve got any DIY projects on the agenda.)

Jim Kazliner
Editor-in-Chief

Celebrating Patriotic Cars

1972_Ford_Mustang_Sprint_Edition

Three cheers for the red, white and blue! As the fourth of July rolls around, we gearheads gathered 'round the garage to reflect on what American car makers have done to wave the old flag. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some of them rolled out a handful of … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Honda Civic Si

2012 Civic Si

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, Street Talk puts the spotlight on the darling of the import tuner set – the Honda Civic Si. Something of the poster … [Continue reading]

Open-Air Driving: It’s What’s Hot for Summer

Ford Skyliner photo

In a couple of ways, cars that offer open air motoring are like ice cream. Most everyone likes them and they come in a lot of different flavors. Whether you're cruising along an ocean boulevard in a classic drop top, chasing apexes in a modern sports … [Continue reading]

Top Aftermarket Accessories for Cooling Your Engine This Summer

Electric Car Fan photo

There’s one sure-fire way to ruin your day, engine, reputation under the hood, and road trip this summer. It’s fast, requires virtually no effort or planning, and happens to countless drivers every day. All you have to do is let your engine overheat … [Continue reading]

Formula Drift 2015: rocking the Orlando race

Formula Drift car picture

A new track, a new city . . . with the same tough challenges. Formula DRIFT has hit tracks from Long Beach to Fuji, year after year bringing head to head battles to loyal fans – and now the famous race descends on Orlando. Advance was there—check out … [Continue reading]

The Triumph of Technology: 3 Ways Computers Make Cars Better

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Think about the muscle-car era, back in the '60s and early '70s. If you know anyone who grew up during that era, chances are that his or her father taught them how to wrench on engines from a young age (just like this ol' wrencher). And you've … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Winnebago Motorhome

Winnebago motor home

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, our man Gearhead pays tribute to an icon that's revered in the RV sector: the Winnebago Motorhome. Along with the warm … [Continue reading]

Top 5 American Roads to Drive This Summer

Florida Keys Scenic Highway photo

No matter the scenery or driving challenge you’re up for this summer, there are countless places across the country to experience it all in four wheels. Here you'll find a list of some of my all-time favorites. Although I could've included dozens … [Continue reading]

Prepping for Car Shows

Car Show photo

Our resident Gearhead reminisces about his glory-filled car show days, and how nobody preps a car better than...you.   I don't know much, but I'll tell you one thing that's for certain: You're not gonna win a car show if your car's not … [Continue reading]