3M’s Paint Defender System is an Amazing Way to Protect Your Car

If paint chips from rocks flying up from the car in front of you, salt flying at your car as you travel along the highway, or any other hazard out there on the road today causes you to lose sleep at night, sleep tight after this.

New from 3M, the people who originally [...]

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Fuel Octane, Choosing The Wrong Octane Will Cost You

This is more of a clarifying post, rather than advice or tips. It’s about fuel octane, when to choose what octane for your vehicle, and what the wrong octane will do.

Why? Because I’ve heard so many people talk about how they ‘threw some high octane’ in their car ‘to get more performance’.

First the [...]

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What Should My Tire Pressure Be?

Your long ignored friend and foe, tire pressure. If you’re wondering why I’m making something so simple sound like a superhero/supervillain situation, it’s because that’s exactly what it is.

You’re tire pressure is probably the simplest and most inexpensive piece of maintenance you can do to your vehicle. It’s almost always free. ($.25 at some [...]

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Maintaining Your Car Can Help Maintain Our Planet

Yes, your car pollutes, obviously. But what you may not have realized, is that as your car gets older, it pollutes more and more. Along with old age, and added pollution, your gas mileage also suffers as your car ages.

Why is this? Without getting into the details of too many engine components and sensors, [...]

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The Nissan Leaf, Zero Emission, 100 Miles Per Charge

Enter a new breed of automobiles. The Nissan Leaf.

So what’s it all about?

The Nissan Leaf is a full electric car, it’s not a hybrid. As marketed by Nissan, it has ‘No Tailpipe’. The vehicle is powered by a 24kW-h/90 kW lithium ion battery pack that drives an 80 kW/110 hp electric motor. It’s [...]

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