Does the Type of Gasoline You Use Really Matter?

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If you're paying too much at the pump, read on as our Mechanic Next Store explores the mysteries behind gasoline pricing and octane ratings. When it comes to gas for your vehicle, is it all the same? Is there a difference between the “name brands” … [Continue reading]

All About Karting Vehicles (some call them go karts!)

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Today's go karts are anything but greasy kids stuff. Read on to discover what makes these these mechanically impressive machines tick. Some people love go kart racing – simply called “karting” by the true blue fans – because of the competition. … [Continue reading]

Mark your calendars: 46th Swigart Meet August 7-9, 2015

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If you’re looking for a place to display your antique or classic car and spend a weekend with like-minded people, consider adding the annual Swigart Meet in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania to your schedule. Not only will you see plenty of outstanding cars … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Chevy Tahoe

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, the Mechanic Next Door takes on the feature-rich Chevy Tahoe. Kelly Blue Book voted the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe The Best Buy of … [Continue reading]

Car Customization: Tinting for Windows, Headlights, Turn Signals and More

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to customize your car, then consider headlight, turn signal and taillight tinting. You can add a touch of personalization quickly, as long as you have a few basic materials, including the tinted film – and a … [Continue reading]

Why You Should Keep Your Engine Clean

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Our Mechanic Next Door runs down the top six reasons--and foolproof steps--for cleaning your vehicle’s engine. If you’ve ever purchased a new or used vehicle from a dealer or prepped for a car show, you know just how clean an engine compartment … [Continue reading]

Mudding Anyone?

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Our resident Gearhead gets down and dirty with the fine art of Mudding. Remember when you were a little kid and the idea of playing in the mud outside after it rained got you hyped? Pushing your toy cars and trucks through the mud puddles while … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Eagle Talon

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, Street Talk puts the spotlight on a rare but desirable bird in the sport compact segment – the Eagle Talon One of a set … [Continue reading]

The Future is Now: Artificial Intelligence and Driverless Cars

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“Self-steering will become a fringe taste – like baking from scratch and riding horses – but regarded as dangerous and socially irresponsible. It will be left to young men who are prone to high-risk behavior, a few type-A personalities with control … [Continue reading]

Have a Great Weekend…and Happy Fourth of July!

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All of us at Advance and the DIY Garage Blog wish you a joyous and safe Fourth of July! (Make sure to let us know in the comments if you've got any DIY projects on the agenda.) Jim Kazliner Editor-in-Chief … [Continue reading]