Upkeep: Replacing Your Own Shocks or Struts

shocks

Recently, I decided to replace the front struts on my old Mercedes, and as I did the job, I found myself thinking: This really isn't that hard. It's true. For the uninitiated, Suspension work is mostly just bolting and unbolting. I know it's … [Continue reading]

Does Dad like cars? Don’t let him miss this road trip!

Ford Model T

Grab Dad and head out to Motor Muster this weekend for Father's Day! With winter in the rearview, it's time to get behind the wheel and just drive! So, put June 14-15 on your calendar and “Dearborn, Michigan” in your GPS, and head for the Motor … [Continue reading]

Your A/C: Car Myths Debunked!

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Myths – they’re everywhere, and particularly online. Plenty of those myths focus on cars, like the one about it being better to fill your tank in the morning because the fuel is colder and denser (it isn’t) and you’ll get more for your money (you … [Continue reading]

People and Their Cars video

Car video

Here at the DIY Garage, we revel in finding and sharing cool car content. Check out this informative video that showcases some telling stats on America's enduring love for its automobiles.   Check it … [Continue reading]

Review: the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

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Our resident Gearhead takes this hotly tipped hybrid for a spin. Given my loyalty to old-fashioned muscle cars, you might think that "Hybrid" is a dirty word in these parts. But you'd be wrong. Tell you what, I love the idea of an extra electric … [Continue reading]

Give Your New Used Car a Clean Bill of Health

Used car buying

Did I ever tell you about the time my husband brought home an old Toyota Tercel? I didn't ask for it, believe me, but there he was, puttering into the driveway in that gold 1985 hatchback. I don't know about you, but while my husband is smart, … [Continue reading]

The Lotus Exige S, plus car news from around the web

Photo credit: Lotus Cars

The Lotus Exige S Roadster is an exceedingly sweet looking performance car, going from 0-100 in just 8.5 seconds–comparable to a Porsche 911 GT3. So, it’s easy to imagine how amazing you’d look as you slip into the car and take off, leaving mere … [Continue reading]

DVD review: car racing documentary Weekend of a Champion

Car Film

The lost Roman Polanski classic finds a whole new audience. It's tempting to give Roman Polanski all the credit for the utterly engrossing release of Weekend of a Champion, a new re-cut version of his 1972 film chronicling Formula One legend … [Continue reading]

Sink your teeth into this: a car-themed orthodontist office!

Photo credit: DJM Orthodontics.

When orthodontist Dr. David J. Myers from Conway, Arkansas was looking for new office space, he was tempted to locate in a building that had served as a gas station since the 1940s and was being revamped. Although that didn’t work out, he and his … [Continue reading]

It’s coming…Google’s driverless car

Google driverless car

If you're a Sci-fi fan, the concept of the driverless car is nothing new. But, seeing it actually happen in real-time is a completely different thing. It turns out that Google's driverless vehicles have now logged close to 700,000 miles in … [Continue reading]