Checking in with Lowered Lifestyle – 2 years later

Photo by: Alex White

If the growth of is any indicator of the growth of the lowered car / stance scene, then lowering cars for looks and performance is a trend that’s here to stay. Advance Auto Parts first met up with Matt Phillips to talk about … [Continue reading]

Coming soon: The Classic Car Show

The Classic Car Show

Globally televised show to feature rare beauties and cult classics—premiering in early 2015. If you've had your fill of zany Top Gear antics or the myriad of restoration shows hitting the tube, The Classic Car Show—presented by Sony Pictures … [Continue reading]

Make Your FR-S or BRZ As Fast As It Should Be

Scion FR-s

If you're like me, you probably went crazy a few years ago when you heard the Toyota 86 was about to drop. Known as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ in the States, the hachi-roku (that's "8-6" in Japanese, kids) promised a return to the good old days … [Continue reading]

Loading Your ATV for Transport — a Cautionary Tale

Quad ATV

My brother-in-law almost killed himself a short while back. How he escaped serious injury I don’t know, but he’s lucky he did. He’s a big-time turkey hunter and was getting his gear ready in preparation for being in the woods before dawn the next … [Continue reading]

Towing information: 10 maintenance tips before you tow

Recreational vehicles on the highway

Even when you have a vehicle built with towing capacity, there’s still plenty to check and double-check before you get on the road. First, check your owner’s manual to answer these questions: Is your vehicle designed to tow? If so, what is … [Continue reading]

Cleveland vs. Detroit: a race to Motor City


Today, the winner is clear: Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan. But, in the early days of automobile manufacturing, the answer wasn’t so obvious – and, in fact, Alexander Winton and Cleveland, Ohio as the Motor City had the early edge. A step back in … [Continue reading]

Happy 4th from Advance!

Photo by Requel Legaspino.

We wish you and yours a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday. (And, a long weekend chock full of blazing DIY-projects!) —The Advance Team … [Continue reading]

Car Parts, Boat Parts and ATVs – more in common than you realize

Graphic by Brian Norcross.

If I met him, I don’t think I’d like Murphy simply because I really dislike his law. Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and more often than not on my day off when I have something planned that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. This … [Continue reading]

Diagnostic Tips When Air Conditioning Isn’t Working

Man looking at a smoking engine in his car

When summertime hits, repairs to your car’s A/C system get moved up the to-do list – fast. Here are some tips to guide you through the diagnostic process, along with information about when to replace the A/C compressor or recharge the A/C … [Continue reading]

The Top 3 Minivans for Your Family

2014 Honda Odyssey

As a mom who knows a thing or two about cars, I can only shake my head when I see yet another growing family squeezing into a three-row crossover SUV. There's a better solution out there, folks, and it's called the minivan. Whereas those crossovers … [Continue reading]