How to Tailgate: The Cars and Gear for a Great Tailgate Party

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Pre-game tailgating is a ritual as revered as the sporting events themselves. Friends and family come together year after year to eat great food and cheer on their team. Some tailgaters have such elaborate setups, their guests don't want to leave the … [Continue reading]

Tractor Pulling Through the Eyes of Announcer Miles Krieger

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We think it might be time for you to get to know Miles Krieger. He's a guy we'd all like to be friends with, and you might want to kick back with him too, after hearing about his dedication to tractor pulls. Miles Krieger has tractor pulling … [Continue reading]

Demolition Derbies: For the Thrill (and the Skill) of It

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Each year millions of us attend county fairs not for the deep-fried twinkies but for the vehicular mayhem--bumper-smashing, whiplash-making, ear-splitting, grit-in-your teeth, eyes-burning-from-the-fumes demolition derbies. It’s a tradition that’s … [Continue reading]

Tuxlee Shares His Oil Change Tips

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Hey, Tuxlee here. I’ve traveled to tons of Advance stores and automotive events, and one thing people always ask me about is changing their own oil. (My parents say I’ve done so many oil changes since I was a puppy that it turned my fur jet … [Continue reading]

Skip the Beach: Our Top 5 Mountain Road Trips

Top Five Mountain Road Trips

Labor Day Weekend is often seen as the last goodbye to summer beach trips. Which means beachgoers encounter sweltering traffic jams, crowded beaches, and higher hotel rates. But there's another way to enjoy the late summer holiday: head to the … [Continue reading]

Avoid Common Marine Engine Maintenance Mistakes

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For boat owners there’s nothing worse than having an engine that won’t start. Especially when you have a boat full of expectant skiers. Or a long line behind you at the ramp. Fortunately, there are a few maintenance tasks you can do to keep your … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Mazda RX-7, Part Two

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, Street Talk continues to shine the spotlight on a sports car with a strong, well-deserved fan base – the Mazda … [Continue reading]

How to Extend Your Transmission’s Life

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Coaxing the maximum life out of your vehicle's transmission isn't difficult if you follow some simple yet proven advice. True, the transmission is one of the most expensive parts on a vehicle to fix or replace, but knowing how to take care of your … [Continue reading]

Forgotten Fluids: Checking and Maintaining Lesser-Known Vehicle Fluids


You've probably heard a saying similar to this: just like your body, your car needs fluids to keep going. That's a truth many of us car owners grew up knowing. But we want to be more specific here—your vehicle also needs the right fluids; fluid … [Continue reading]

Our First Cars: Three Revs For High School Cars

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Your first car is special. It’s your first time driving on the road alone; your first grownup date with your sweetheart; and really, your first true form of independence. It may not have been the newest or most luxurious, but your high school car … [Continue reading]