Enjoy a Happier, Safer Road Trip With Your Pet

Traveling with pets

Source | Andrew Pons/Unsplash The holidays are a time for visiting with family and friends. When those friends live far away, many motorists choose to take their pets along for the ride. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can't live without. For this installment, we put the spotlight on Toyota's feisty sports car, the MR2. Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seater. For you trivia … [Continue reading]

The Weird World of Intake Manifolds


  Intake manifolds are often a hot rodder's upgrade part but are otherwise mostly ignored. Every minivan on the road has an intake manifold feeding an air and fuel mixture to the cylinder heads, so they don't have the sexy and complex … [Continue reading]

How Often Should You Really Change That Engine Oil?


You've heard that old advice countless times: “You should change your oil every three months, or 3,000 miles." While commonly followed, is this rule still true today? How often should you really change your oil? Let's take a look at the specifics of … [Continue reading]

9 Dream Cars You Could Actually Own (Thanks to Depreciation)

Chevrolet Corvette

Depreciation is a disappointing reality for new car owners, but it also has a bright side for those who avoid buying new: allowing magnificent machines to become easily affordable in just a few years. If you don't mind your “new" ride having some … [Continue reading]

Our Forefixers: The Winter Innovators

Winter tires

Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night shall stop today's drivers from getting somewhere sunny and bright! Nope, we're not referring to the delivery route of your friendly neighborhood USPS worker. We're talking about cold-weather-fighting … [Continue reading]

I didn’t know they sold that!

Yes, those are fox tails hanging on a string for sale.

Advance Auto Parts opened its doors in 1932 in Roanoke, Virginia, back when driving was still in its early days and you could buy parts for just a quarter. Our stores have changed over the years, but did you know we used to sell quirky items like … [Continue reading]

Racing for the Total Newb


Do you want to go racing, but only lack the race car and professional license? That's okay! While NASCAR won't allow you on-track just yet, there are plenty of ways for the total beginner to get out there and hit the redline, safely and affordably. … [Continue reading]

Road Trip: The 5 Biggest Holiday Light Displays in America


'Tis the season for holiday light tours, where you can view thousands of twinkling lights and giant, animated reindeer from the comfort of your automobile. Whether you find these roadside displays beautiful or as tacky as a plastic leg lamp, they've … [Continue reading]

Our Forefixers: The Lighting Innovators

Prest-o-lite ad

Just as TV is enjoying a unrivaled era of quality programming, the automotive industry is experiencing a golden age of lighting. Today, manufacturers use everything from halogen to LED technology in order to illuminate the road, brighten the cabin, … [Continue reading]