How To Drive A Car Through A Snow Storm

July 10th, 2013

When attempting to drive a car through a snow storm, it is important that you give the effort complete concentration. If you are distracted or impaired in any way, you need to pull over and seek shelter from the storm.

When conditions start to deteriorate on the road, you can expect a certain amount of slipping and sliding. Do not follow any car too closely. It is a good idea to double or even triple the distance you usually keep behind another vehicle to ensure that you do not hit that vehicle when it brakes. You also need to be on the lookout for the vehicle in front of you in case it starts to slide or skid.The full explanation can be found at

If you start to slide or swerve in heavy snow, make sure you steer the car in the direction of the skid. Do not slam on the brakes, but pump the brakes as you would if you were driving on any slick surface. When steering in the direction of the skid, try to remain as calm as possible. It is a harrowing situation, but you have to try to make good decisions to make sure your reach your destination safely.

Always have some emergency supplies in the vehicle when you head out into a snow storm.

Sport Compact Tuners That Never Grow Old

May 26th, 2013

For quite some time now, car enthusiasts have enjoyed modifying their sport compact cars. Here are some sport compact tuners that never seem too grow old.

Honda Civic
The Honda Civic has the unique ability to withstand the test of time. Regardless of the model year, each generation of the Civic is special in its own right. In any given city, you will see older model Civics sprinting around the town. The aftermarket market is loaded with high-performance parts that are specifically designed for the Civic. Even an engine swap can be done in as little as one day.

Nissan 240 SX
Even today, these sport coupes are still in high demand on the used car market. The 240’s rear-wheel drive platform enables the tuner to put down a lot of horsepower. From drifting to drag races, the 240 SX is a legitimate contender.

Acura Integra
Tuners love to get their hands on these timeless machines. The Integra Type-R model is arguably the best handling front-wheel drive vehicle to ever hit the streets. The engine screams with enthusiasm as the legendary Vtec system kicks into action. Even the base models are easy to mod.

How To Drive A V8 To Get Better MPG

April 8th, 2013

Many people associate an V8 engine with poor gas mileage. However, a V8 engine can also get good gas mileage with the proper driving techniques. Here are a few tips to squeeze a few more miles-per-gallon out of that big engine.

Use the Torque
Most V8 engines have a substantial amount of torque on tap. This is a key advantage of an eight-cylinder engine. With just the slightest tap of the accelerator, the vehicle will begin to thrust forward. You should always use a light foot when accelerating from a stop. This will lead to huge savings at the gas pump.

Breathe Better
The stock exhaust and intake systems of a vehicle are very restrictive. Swap out that inefficient stock intake system for a cold air induction system. You should also replace your factory exhaust system for a performance exhaust system. Not only will your vehicle become more efficient, it will also have an enhanced performance.

Learn to Cruise
When driving a car equipped with an eight-cylinder, it is important to always cruise toward red lights. Release pressure off the gas pedal to allow the vehicle to roll toward a stop. Idling waste a tremendous amount of gas.

Best Types Of Tires For Each Season

October 2nd, 2012

During the different seasons, it will be better for any driver that is constantly on the road to think about using different tires for each season. This is to provide the best grip for your car as you are driving and this will also ensure that you have control of your vehicle at any time. you can go into any dealer to ask about the different types of tires they have and the difference in performance under those conditions. Since tires are the only thing that is coming in contact with the road when you are driving, you will want to make sure that your tires are the right kind for the right season.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed here.

Normal dry tires will work well under hot summer months when the road is mostly dry and they will provide you the grip you need when you are driving. However, when the weather turns cold and more rain starts to fall, you will want to think about getting tires that have deeper groves to channel the water away from the center of the tire to give you more control. Tires that have studs are best suited for cold snowy conditions, as those studs will dig into the snow to give you the grip you need when it is time to stop.

Old School Muscle Cars Versus New Muscle Cars

October 1st, 2012

Muscle cars were first introduced in the early ’60s as Detroit automakers fixated on power and quarter-mile speeds for a growing generation of baby boomers. All American manufacturers got in on the horsepower rodeo. For over 50 years auto makers continued refining the muscle car with dramatic changes over the decades.

The most noticeable engineering difference in muscle cars today of course is engine efficiency and mileage. Whereas the ’60s muscle cars got anywhere from five (or even less) Read the rest of this entry »

Top Five Most Underrated Sports Cars

September 28th, 2012

Sports cars offer drivers both fun and excitement on the road. Since the very beginning of the 20th Century, car makers and car drivers and looked for the combination of speed, handling and styling to make a car “sporty.”

Of course, some sports car manufacturers are known the world over and their very name conjures up exotic cars of the wildest imaginations: Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini. But along the way some other cars have also been on the market offering a certain thrill but not all Read the rest of this entry »

Signs Your Ride Needs A Tune-Up

September 27th, 2012

There are some signs your ride needs a tune-up. If you think you notice something different about how the car is running, never put this off. Getting a good tune-up is easy and can be done in a few hours. Once you see these signs, the tune-up is already past due.

Once of the first things you might notice is a change in the gas mileage. Most people spot that right off because of the high price of gas. Maybe your car seems to have a rougher then normal idle and you just can’t seem to figure out why.

Most cars should have a tune-up every 75,000 miles, but it is not a good idea to wait that long. It is more realistic to do the tune up at least every 40,000 miles. But again, if your car is showing signs of small problems, this could be the answer.

It is a good idea to have a trusted mechanic you work with, answer these type of questions. In the past, some dealerships were not honest with people and they paid for work that did not need to be done. So find someone you trust and when your car is acting strange, have them check it out.

Modern Day Hot Wheels That You Can Drive

September 23rd, 2012

Are you a car lover and want to try out some of the new hot wheels that are available today? Are you thinking about purchasing one of these new beauties to show of on the road? You may want to decide what you want to do and what you options are.

Kit car or out of the showroom?

If you are thinking about investing in your dream car, you may have a couple of options for your If you want a roadster that is built how you want it and you have the extra space in your garage; you may think about getting a kit car and I am not talking about a body kit. I am talking about building it from the frame up. Of course there are the benefits and the disadvantages, but it is well worth the effort.

Getting a special car from the showroom may be your best bet if you do not have the space, time, or money. You can find modern day hot wheels in many showrooms that have been custom built like many of the kits, some of these custom cars are of racing quality. It does not matter what you decide to buy, you will enjoy riding in a new hot wheel ride.