Crucial Cars: Nissan Maxima

1989 Nissan Maxima photo

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, Street Talk goes in-depth on perhaps the first affordable performance sedan of the modern era: the Nissan Maxima. Do you … [Continue reading]

2015 comprehensive wheel guide by Advance Auto Parts

Car wheel comparison chart

Count on Advance Auto Parts for reliable info about your ride, whether you’re looking to improve performance or street appeal – or both. Today, we take a look at one of its most basic features, the wheel. Most iconic wheels in history According … [Continue reading]

Recap: Detroit Auto Show 2015

Ford F-150 Raptor 2017 photo

Our resident Gearhead recaps one of his all-time favorite events: The North American International Auto Show, in Detroit, Michigan. Let me say this right upfront: It's always a privilege for an old fart like me to attend a major automotive event … [Continue reading]

Destination Daytona: Simply Clean 6


Auto enthusiasts are the lifeblood of the aftermarket performance industry. More specifically, these men and women are the driving force for manufacturer motorsports programs from Porsche to Kia. In the Southeast, the Simply Clean annual car show … [Continue reading]

News from Detroit Auto Show 2015

Ford GT Supercar

Can't make it to Michigan this week? No problem, Advance is live at the Detroit Auto Show, bringing you the latest news and updates! Here's a hot item for you: Ford is making big waves early on at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, unveiling a … [Continue reading]

What NOT To Do While Working On Your Car

Car engine picture

Check out our resident Gearhead's Top 3 Things to avoid doing while DIY'ing. If you're reading this article, let me first extend a warm welcome to a fellow Gearhead. Anyone who likes to get his or her hands dirty with DIY projects is alright in my … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry photo

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, the Mechanic Next Door showcases the midsize miracle that is the Toyota Camry. 32 years later and the Toyota Camry is … [Continue reading]

CES 2015 — NVIDIA unveils superchip for smartphones…and cars

Nvidia Tegra X1

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Las Vegas, offering up an exciting array of car-related gadgets and gizmos to techies and car enthusiasts of all stripes. One of the show's top attractions so far is a new superchip for cars … [Continue reading]

Cheers to 2015!

Happy New Year 2015 car photo

All of us at the DIY Garage wish you and yours a safe and Happy New Year. Now, let's get those resolutions in high gear—and those projects underway. … [Continue reading]

Ford trademarks “EcoBeast”

Ford EcoBeast trademark application

As recently reported by Motrolix, Ford has made formal moves to trademark the name "EcoBeast," an obvious reference to its massively successful EcoBoost engine line. Filed this past week with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the application … [Continue reading]