How a Vehicle Alignment Saves Your Tires and Your Money

  Proper vehicle alignment saves money and improves handling. A four-wheel alignment is an important maintenance item that needs to be performed regularly, saves drivers a significant amount of money over a vehicle’s lifetime, and … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: AMC Javelin AMX

1971 AMC Javelin AMX

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, Gearhead's Garage puts the spotlight on AMC's entry in the Pony Car wars, the Javelin AMX Largely overshadowed by the … [Continue reading]

Top Tuners for American Muscle

1969 Yenko Camaro

Today's war among American performance cars easily rivals the one waged so fiercely during the 1960s and early '70s. In addition to the factory muscle car offerings, you had upgraded versions offered by certain dealerships. Owned by rapid … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: GMC Sierra

  From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, the Mechanic Next Door does some heavy lifting, delving into the GMC Sierra pickup’s history and looking at the … [Continue reading]

Ways to Boost Power without Breaking the Bank

K&N Cold Air Kit

Much like an elite athlete's ability to rapidly breathe allows them to perform stronger, so it goes with your car's engine. Whether you drive a '69 Chevelle or an '09 Civic, the same principle applies. Get more air in and out and your engine will … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Boxy Cars

1965 Volkswagen Microbus

Two major factors influence a car's design: style and function. Depending on whether the goal is head-turning looks or maximum space for people and things determines the outcome. If the latter goal is the chief concern, then there's no denying that a … [Continue reading]

Hatchback Won’t Stay Open? Time to Replace Those Lift Supports!

Hatchback Lift Supports

Worn lift supports could be the reason your hatchback won’t stay open. On manual hatchbacks, lift supports are designed to help drivers and passengers raise the hatchback from a closed to an open position with minimal lifting effort, and more … [Continue reading]

The 2015 Long Beach Japanese Classic Car Show

1979 Mazda RX-7 restomod

Up until fairly recently in the sometimes snobby classic car show world, Japanese cars usually got about as much respect as Kim Kardashian might garner on a celebrity version of Jeopardy. But the tide is turning, and in Southern California a big part … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Ford Mustang Fox Body (1979-1993)

1981 Mustang Cobra

  From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, Street Talk puts the spotlight on the wildly popular Fox Body Ford Mustang (1979-1993). No exaggeration -- … [Continue reading]

Japanese Classic Cars: Legally Harnessing Godzilla

Photo Cred: Motorweek.org

In an episode of MotorWeek (May 8, 2015) titled “Over the Edge: Driving a R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R,” you can see what it’s like to drive Godzilla without “selling body parts” to get such a vehicle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRLJPAqgiI0 The … [Continue reading]