Volvo’s Drive-E 4-Cylinder Engines to Get a Boost from Polestar Factory Tuning Kits

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According to Car and Driver, when Volvo announced it was producing another run of its sporty S60 and V60 Polestar models to meet unexpected demand, it also mentioned that there were plans in the works to spread goodness from its racing partner … [Continue reading]

Ford produces ultra-limited run of 2015 Shelby GT350 — 137 total!

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  According to the good folks at Autoweek: It was reported last month that Ford was planning to limit production of the Shelby GT350 and GT350R in 2015 -- a few thousand were rumored to be on the build schedule. Turns out this is going to … [Continue reading]

Tuner Culture: A Brief History

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What is tuner culture? It's a lot of things to a lot of people. You can say it started in Japan, or America, or even Germany. There's always another side to the story. You can say it's only about certain engine or suspension modifications, … [Continue reading]

12 Hours of Sebring: Corvette finishes first

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Check out our exclusive coverage and photos from the recent 12 Hours of Sebring in 2015. Let’s face it. The Chevy brand couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Chevy took the 12 Hours of Sebring by storm at the 63rd annual racing event held … [Continue reading]

Exotic Car Festival returns to Celebration – and Advance was there

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Advance Auto Parts returned to picturesque Celebration, Florida for the 2015 Celebration Exotic Car Festival. You may remember our 2014 coverage of the festival and the spectacular gathering of modern classics present for the show. As we've … [Continue reading]

Pittsburgh Dodge Challenger SRT Runs 10s in its First Time Out — Unmodified!

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According to Torque News: This past weekend, 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat owner Ricci Cavallaro took his stock Mopar muscle car to Pittsburgh Raceway Park for the first time and with nothing more than Nitto NT05 tires, his first run down the … [Continue reading]

Engine Gaskets: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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Get the inside track on engine gaskets and a few of their failings, courtesy of The Mechanic Next Door. Gaskets. How can these relatively inexpensive, somewhat simple vehicle components perform such a crucial role, stand up to torturous … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Ford Explorer

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, the Mechanic Next Door talks about the comeback kid of the SUV variety, the Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer is back. Not … [Continue reading]

It’s tax time – get last-minute car deduction tips!

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The question often comes up around here at the DIY Garage on what you can and can't write off in regards to your vehicle at tax time. After doing a little digging, we found this informative piece on a deduction made possible by the The American … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Car Engines Shared Between Models

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Our man Gearhead talks through his top interchange engines. If there's one thing that's guaranteed to light an enthusiast's hair on fire, it's a purpose-built engine that doesn't appear in any other car. Car guys like me will geek out for hours … [Continue reading]