The neighborhood service station — a dying breed?

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Our Mechanic Next Door reminisces about this steadily declining American institution--where many DIY'ers and professional mechanics first got started.   Frank’s Gulf Gas and Service Station was a slightly intimidating place to a five year … [Continue reading]

Cracking the code: your vehicle identification number

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The VIN (vehicle identification number) of your car has been described as its fingerprint – no other vehicle can have the exact same one, even if the other vehicle is close enough to yours to be its “twin.” It’s also been compared to your car’s … [Continue reading]

Euro Tripper 2015: Advance on the Fort Myers scene

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Check out this amazing photo exhibit from recent events in Fort Myers. Enthusiasts from around the world love a quality car show – and it just doesn’t get better than Euro Tripper 3. Some shows are only about the cars, while others are also a … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Chevrolet Blazer

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, Ol' Man Gearhead digs up some dirt on one of his favorite SUV's—the iconic Chevy Blazer. When you think about the Chevrolet … [Continue reading]

Muffler Methodology: Getting the Sound You’re After

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What’s your sound preference? Mild? Moderate? Aggressive? No sound at all? Maybe you want a different sound depending on what and where you’re driving? Choose an aggressive tone for your 1972 Dodge Charger that you lovingly restored and is parked in … [Continue reading]

Cars of the World: Ireland

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In this new blog series, our trusty Gearhead explores the cars of his heritage, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.   Everyone knows about the illustrious history of British motorcars -- emphasis on the history part, since it's all foreign … [Continue reading]

Car air conditioning mysteries — who would have thought?!?

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As you begin to think about spring travel, we explore a couple quirky questions that have come our way—regarding your car's thermostat and air conditioning system.   In general, using logic and common sense when diagnosing problems with … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Honda Accord EX

2014 Honda Accord EX

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, Street Talk heads down memory lane to appreciate the remarkably practical, but fun-to-drive Honda Accord EX. Back in the … [Continue reading]

Top Tips for Spring Break Travel You Don’t Want To Miss

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  This upcoming Spring Break, it’s all about trust. While much of the country hibernates under a blanket of snow, freezing temperatures and a dull, brown/gray landscape, there are promising signs that all hope is not lost. Faith and … [Continue reading]

Top Rally Racing Cars You Can Drive Every Day

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Our resident Gearhead reminisces on the timeless art of Rally Car Racing and shares his wisdom on three vehicles that fit the bill today—on or off the track.   If you know me, you know I'm all about American muscle. But I do occasionally … [Continue reading]