Crucial Cars: Ford Fiesta

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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 a sporty American subcompact – the Ford Fiesta Introduced for the 1977 model year, … [Continue reading]

Speed Perks: No cards, No points, No Nonsense.

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Hey DIY Garage Readers— I wanted to take a minute in between our regular blog schedule to tell you about a new program Advance offers that actually rewards you for working on your car. Speed Perks is not your run-of-the-mill rewards program. … [Continue reading]

Cars of the world: Italy

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  Savory lasagna, creamy gelato, great artists and Sophia Loren are some of Italy's greatest contributions to the world. But many would argue, especially we car buffs, that the best gift this boot-shaped country has kicked forth is a … [Continue reading]

Wired Up: The Fundamentals of Spark Plug Wiring

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Not all spark plug wires are created equal. And because moving electricity to the plug to produce a spark is so critically important, using the wrong wires for your vehicle, damaged wires, or poor-quality wires will undoubtedly lead to problems down … [Continue reading]

Audio Upgrades: Speaker Basics

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Whether your ride is trying to rock a fatigued factory or ancient aftermarket audio system, one of the best ways to bring back its sonic boom is by changing out and/or adding speakers. And if you're not an expert on all things audio, fear not. We'll … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Chevrolet El Camino

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, Gearhead's Garage puts the spotlight on that car/pickup truck cross breed known as the Chevrolet El Camino "Is that thing … [Continue reading]

The future is now: helpful car diagnostic apps and more

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Ever since 1996, On-Board Diagnostics generation two (OBD-II) has required all new vehicles manufactured in the United States to have self-diagnostic and reporting capabilities. This gives you access to the status of your vehicles’ systems in real … [Continue reading]

Exclusive Coverage: DuPont Registry HQ Cars & Coffee

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The crisp morning air greets a diligent car fan on a Saturday morning when the garage opens at 6:14 AM. It’s time for DuPont Registry Headquarters Cars & Coffee in St. Petersburg, Florida. The early morning car fanatic pulls off a cover and backs … [Continue reading]

Does the Type of Gasoline You Use Really Matter?

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If you're paying too much at the pump, read on as our Mechanic Next Store explores the mysteries behind gasoline pricing and octane ratings. When it comes to gas for your vehicle, is it all the same? Is there a difference between the “name brands” … [Continue reading]

All About Karting Vehicles (some call them go karts!)

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Today's go karts are anything but greasy kids stuff. Read on to discover what makes these these mechanically impressive machines tick. Some people love go kart racing – simply called “karting” by the true blue fans – because of the competition. … [Continue reading]