A recent conversation between a shop owner and a Master Automobile Technician turned to diagnostic techniques, and where to get repair information. In addition to the usual repair databases such as ALLDATA and Identifix, the Master Tech mentioned he refers to YouTube on a regular basis. Of course, the shop owner (who was double the tech’s age) cringed at the very thought. After all, how could a bunch of hacks with cell phone cameras possibly be more helpful than ALLDATA? It’s true there is a lot of worthless junk on YouTube, such as cat compilations and videos of morons setting themselves on fire, but there’s a lot of valuable information, too. You just have to know what to look for and how to use it. Here are a few tips for using YouTube for your next auto repair project.
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Tires are important; it doesn’t matter how much power you’re making if you can’t get it to the ground. That’s why the most expensive cars in the world use tires that are extremely advanced – and expensive, too.
What kind of tires do the world’s most exclusive cars ride on? To answer this question, we’ve compiled a list of the most lavish cars in the world and their tires.
Only two of these $3.9 million dollar cars exist in the United States. Powered by a 6.5 liter V12 engine, the Veneno is capable of over 200 mph. Upfront, it wears Pirelli P-Zero tires in a 255/30 ZR20; outback it’ ...[more]Read More
If you're an auto enthusiast, watching videos about cars on YouTube is something you do. However weeding through the masses of videos can be very daunting. We've saved you the trouble of trying to find the best channels, as we've put together a list of our favorites. If you don't see your favorite YouTube channel listed here, comment below and we'll check it out!
Todd and Paul from Everyday Driver bridge the gap from hardcore car enthusiasts to the average car guy. They go back and forth with opinions and with insightful details about each car. They may even steer you into your next car purchase!
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Tire service life can hinge on a lot of different things. Driving habits, tire maintenance, front-end alignment, condition of suspension components and regular rotation schedules can all have a huge effect on the treadwear and service life of your tires. Also, tires can vary greatly in design and rubber compound; softer, “stickier” rubber compounds will wear much more quickly than other formulations, for instance.
All-season tires, like the name implies, are designed for year-round use and can still provide traction in winter conditions, provided that you don’t see an excess of snow and ice or extreme cold in your area. They’re designed for a comfortable, quiet ride and good performance in most conditions. Tire technology has improv ...[more]Read More
First, let’s clear up any potential confusion about all-terrain vs. mud-terrain tires.
All-terrain tires are designed for a whole range of off-road conditions, which could include large rocks and boulders, snow, gravel, loose dirt, sand, mud, you name it. Mud-terrain are specifically designed for mud. While the two designs are similar, mud-terrain tires have a more “open” tread pattern that helps the tires claw through mud, with open segments (or “voids) designed to eject the mud and debris, giving the tire a clean area to grip with as it turns. Mud tires also use a softer rubber formulation for enhanced traction, flexibility and better contact.Read More
The Internet has changed the tire retail business, just like it’s changed how many people purchase their goods. Some might think that it’s time-consuming, expensive or inconvenient to do their tire shopping online, so they still head down to a chain retailer to get their tires and have them installed. Actually, nothing could be farther from the truth. The reality is that buying tires online is, well... Simple!
Buying tires online eliminates the middleman and the necessary overhead of paying installers and retail help, or maintaining a brick-and-mortar store, passing the savings along to the buyer. It also gives you the option of doing all your homework beforehand, studying up on consumer guides and reviews to make your choices, then taking away the hassle of being high-pressured by a salesma ...[more]Read More
Chrysler-Plymouth had a pretty good lineup of full-size muscle cars in the 60s, and today the Super Bee is one of the hardest to come by. The Super Bee was a hot-rodded version of the Coronet two-door, only around for two years; its name came from the Coronet’s B-body designation. While similar to the Plymouth Road Runner, the Super Bee featured a special graphics package and a dashboard/instrument cluster borrowed from the Dodge Charger.
The base engine for the Super Bee was the 335 horsepower 383 V8, with the 425 horsepower 426 Hemi available as an option (only 125 were sold). The Super Bee also featured a beefed-up suspension, high-performance tires and optional Mopar 4-speed transmission. One of the car’s more novel features was the &l ...[more]Read More
Experts and analysts seem to be in agreement on this: the days of cheap oil are finished. As countries compete with each other for oil on a global market, the price of refined fuel and gasoline in the United States may fluctuate somewhat, but it’s likely to stay above $3/gallon for the foreseeable future. That means that every driver needs to be aware of what they need to do to optimize their gas mileage…and that includes tires.
You probably already know that proper inflation is vital to fuel economy, and that underinflated tires will not only drop your gas mileage, but will negatively affect handling and drivability. Underinflated tires are also unsafe, building heat that can compromise a tire’s service life and possibly cause tire failur ...[more]Read More