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A Guide to the Safest Teen Cars

A Guide to the Safest Teen Cars

Turning 16 may be one of the most momentous points in a teen's life. Finally, they can drive themselves to school, to friends' houses, or out for errands or fun. But teens are also some of the riskiest people out on the road. In 2018, around 285,000 teens were injured...

Great Gift Ideas for the DIY Mechanic

Great Gift Ideas for the DIY Mechanic

Searching for something special to get the DIY mechanic in your life? If your weekend worker spends a lot of time in the garage, it’s important to make sure they have the best tools, not to mention the correct tools. After all, there’s a job for every tool and a tool...

How to Drive a Stick Shift (Part Two of Series)

How to Drive a Stick Shift (Part Two of Series)

Driving a car with a manual transmission is simple once you get the hang of it. It’s a popular misconception that driving a stick shift is challenging or as intimidating to learn as people assume. Experienced drivers who began on an automatic transmission might indeed...

Squeaky Brakes? Here’s What to Do

Squeaky Brakes? Here’s What to Do

When you press down on your brake and hear a noise like squealing or grinding, you know that's the sound of your vehicle telling you something is off. While it’s tempting to disregard these noises, squeaky brakes are a cause for concern. It's best to stop, get...

Tips for Planning a Road Trip to Disney World

Tips for Planning a Road Trip to Disney World

It's not such a small world after all. Many travelers are especially excited this year about the idea of hitting the open road and having some fun. Looking for some magical fun this summer? Maybe driving to Disney World as a road trip vacation is just the thing for...

How To Use a Stick Shift Part 1: The Basics

How To Use a Stick Shift Part 1: The Basics

Although automatic transmission cars have nearly taken over the automotive industry in the United States, there are still quite a few manual drivers out there—and plenty of reasons to be one, too. Knowing how to drive stick shift is a great skill to master and doing...

Everything You Can Learn from a VIN Number

Everything You Can Learn from a VIN Number

Much like a Social Security number for a person, your car’s VIN number is an essential piece of information that identifies your car as an individual. A VIN number can tell you a lot about a car, like its manufacturing information, any past or present recalls, and...