Weather Stripping: Not Just for Your Home

Weather stripping

Source | Juha Lakaniemi/Unsplash Your vehicle's weather stripping is like the defensive lineman of a football team—an important player but not often seen on the highlight reel. Just as with your home, your car's weather stripping is there to keep … [Continue reading]

Holiday Recap: Our Favorite Community Posts


We're lucky to have a dedicated community of DIYers here at Advance. In fact, our customers and Team Members always seem to have great stories to share and tips to teach each other. Since Thanksgiving is all about getting together and giving thanks, … [Continue reading]

5 Hacks, Tips, and Tools to Warm Your Winter

Stay warm in winter

Whether you love winter or dread it, one thing you can't do is ignore it. Unless you live a ways south of the Mason-Dixon line, in which case, carry on. For those remaining cold few (or many), let's talk this winter's best hacks, tips, and tools for … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Buick Grand National

Buick Grand National

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can't live without. For this installment, we put the spotlight on Buick's iconic '80s muscle car, the Grand National. The year 1982 marked the slow rebirth of … [Continue reading]

Giving Thanks for Automotive Experiences

With Thanksgiving and the holidays around the corner, our Store Team Members are giving thanks. We asked them to share the automotive experiences for which they're most grateful, and we were truly inspired by what has shaped their paths. Whether it … [Continue reading]

How to Protect a Car from Winter Road Treatments

Winter wheels

Winter is coming. Many of us have already started switching on the heater immediately after start-up and impatiently waiting for warm air. The season takes a toll on us, no doubt, but it's equally harsh on our vehicles. Preparing for winter is an … [Continue reading]

Why Do Car Batteries Die in Winter?

Car battery

Few things are more frustrating than climbing into a cold, snow-covered car or truck only to hear the dreaded “click-click" of a dead battery. It happens to the best of us. But why does a car battery's life seems to end more frequently in winter? … [Continue reading]

Racing 101: Your Guide to Street-Legal Rally Racing

OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car

Rally racing looks like a blast, but the costs often seem prohibitive to drivers with a casual interest. What many don't realize is there's a rally for everyone, from affordable local charity drives to national competitive events. They can be a great … [Continue reading]

When Speed Perks Members Meet NFL Pros


  We're big fans of getting together with our customers to talk cars. It's always a good time, and some of the stories that get shared... well, let's just say we've all made a few DIY mistakes. Our parties are such a blast that a few NFL … [Continue reading]

Quick Ways to Improve Your Interior Car Lights


Daylight Saving Time ends this month, which means you'll be spending more time driving in the dark. You know what we're talking about: long evening commutes, running errands at twilight, or starting your car before the sun shows up. While you can't … [Continue reading]