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Premium Vs Regular Gas – Which is best for your car?

Have you ever borrowed a friend’s car only to find out there’s no gas in it, and it only runs on premium? Many turbocharged cars and some naturally aspirated performance cars require only the good stuff, but what about using premium in your car even if the manufacturer doesn’t require it — are there any gains to be had? Could the better fuel result in increased mpg? The answer is complicated. In ...
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Best Car Apps for Smartphones

Smart phones can offer so much more than just Facebook and Twitter. Especially while driving, you should put that tech to use, making your drive a better, more efficient, safer experience. Of course we don’t want you playing Minecraft or Pokémon GO while driving, so keep your eyes on the road, and use these car apps in the background, while you focus on driving. Here’s our list of the best automotive ...
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K40 RL360i Custom Installed Front & Rear Radar Detector Review

In my previous review of the K40 RL100 portable radar detector I noted how I saved about $1,000 in speeding tickets in the past several years. For the RL100 that was a great value proposition since at the time of the review it retailed for around $400. This time around, I wanted to have the best radar detection and protection setup available. Now I’m still keeping the RL 100 for the wife’s car and for ...
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25 Great Gifts for Gearheads

If you, or someone you know, is obsessed with everything car culture, there are a ton of interesting gift options out there. Why spend hours surfing the ‘net, when all the coolest car related gift ideas are right here, starting from super cheap, to less so. In no particular order here are some great car-related Christmas gifts this year. Die-casts ($1 and up) Die-cast vehicles have been made for ...
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Greatest Automotive Books

No, I’m not talking about Hayes manuals here. While manuals can help get you back on the road, sometimes reading for pleasure is an enjoyable way to kill time. Make it better with these ten books any gearhead would love. Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip Even the longest road trips are easy, but it wasn’t always that way. Physician Horatio Nelson Jackson decides on a whim to drive across the ...
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11 Common Illegal Car Modifications

Most vehicles are a compromise designed to appeal to the widest variety of auto buyers. It’s no wonder then that factory stock trucks aren’t brilliant off-roaders and cars have sometimes huge fender gaps. Owners perform modifications to get the vehicle more in line with their ideal vehicle, but sometimes the mods are beyond what the law allows. Here are the ten most common illegal modifications. Radar ...
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Essential Tools for your Garage

Tools make the garage, but a large assortment of the wrong tools doesn’t do anything for you. A small garage with the right tools is a garage that can get the job done. If you’re just starting out with no tools, or need to get your current garage sorted out, here’s a list of your must-have garage tool priorities to get it done and make it more livable. Tool Chest/Box No, you don’t need a six foot ...
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10 Car Features You Don’t Need

While at the dealership selecting your perfect car, you might be tempted to listen to the sales pro and go all in on the super luxury uber package. After all, you deserve it, right? But hold up a minute and think about how much those features will cost over the life of the loan, and how often you will use them. Odds are, you will never get your money’s worth, but the dealership sure will.  Below is our ...
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Premium Vs Regular Gas – Which is best for your car?

Have you ever borrowed a friend’s car only to find out there’s no gas in it, and it only runs on premium? Many turbocharged cars and some naturally aspirated performance cars require only the good stuff, but what about using premium in your car even if the manufacturer doesn’t require it — are there any gains to be had? Could the better fuel result in increased mpg? The answer is complicated. In ...
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Why Fuel Savers Don’t Work

Every time the gas prices increase, you see an ad or commercial for some new device claiming it will save you hundreds of dollars in gas every year, usually for just six easy payments of $29.95. Before you get your hopes up, let’s debunk the most common types. Fuel savers tend to be divided into a few groups, separated by their own approaches to pseudo-science. First up are the magnets. These simple ...
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Radar Detector Review: K40 RL 100

Even though the best method of avoiding speeding tickets is to simply not speed, for most car guys this is not an option. “Lead footers” (or speeders) range from the “chronically late” and “always in a rush” crowd, to those like me who love driving as fast as possible. Whatever the reason (even if it’s accidental), every motorist speeds and is at risk for a ticket. Unfortunately, I’m no exception to ...
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Wicked SRT Viper Wrapped in Black Mamba Snakeskin

In some cases, a car’s name being literally translated into its aesthetics will come off as embarrassing to both you and your car. Do you really want your Jaguar looking like a giant orange tabby cat? Didn’t think so. That is certainly not the case with the new Black Mamba snakeskin wrap from Identity Design. It may come as a surprise to some of you, but it’s not real snake skin --- that would take A ...
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The Fastest Chinese Motorcycle

Chinese motorcycles have become the most popular alternative to several name brands like Honda, Harley Davidson, MV Augusta, BMW and Kawasaki Ninja. Their popularity on the European market is due to their competitive cost. Although, motorcycles from China are not particularly known for their quality before, but this year several motorcycle manufacturers like Zongshen and Lifan have upgraded their ...
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