Auto Tips and Guides

Buying quality wheels for cheap

by on Saturday, January 18, 2014  No Comments

Just around a decade or so ago people used to solely buy their tyres and wheels from specialty stores near them. Relying on their own ability to hunt through ads and haggle on prices, people often were stuck with paying more than what was necessary for wheels. Fortunately the immersion of the internet into our everyday lives has drastically changed how people shop for wheels.If you are looking to replace a set of wheels, then continue reading below to learn how you can get high quality yet cheap wheels online!

Types of Wheels To Choose

Those looking for the best wheels that are not only cheap but high quality should consider aftermarket alloy wheels. These are available from hundreds of different manufacturers so you can really brwose through the brands and pick out the right style. Additionally, aftermarket (or replica) wheels are often better than the OEM wheels since they are reverse engineered to weed out any flaws and design errors!

Why You Should Know More about Total Cost of Car Ownership?

by on Thursday, March 21, 2013  No Comments

Toyota-cost-of-ownershipBuying a car today is very simple and easy because there are many online sites that offer some of the best deals that you can find which not only fits your requirements but also the budget. However, there are many hidden factors that we normally don’t take into account while buying a car and that can lead to major financial problems later on. Some experts claim that once you have bought the car the expenses keep adding in the future and therefore car buyers need to stay focus on how much they will spend once they have actually bought the car from the showroom or from online sites. Hence, car buyers must always make sure that they go through total cost of ownership details before they actually decide to buy their cars. Here are some reasons why knowing more about total cost of ownership can help you to get better cars.

Does The Electric car Have A Future?

by on Friday, March 08, 2013  No Comments

Global warming is becoming a bigger problem with each and every passing year.


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According to recently released figures by the ‘National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’, despite a number of sanctions being put into place to reduce the amount of pollutants being released into the atmosphere, the numbers of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere in 2012 were the second highest ever recorded in history.

Changes need to happen, and they need to happen quickly, else future generations will be left to survive on a planet with an incredibly damaged atmosphere. One of the biggest modern day pollutants is the internal combustion engine used in modern day motor vehicles. These vehicles burn petrol while releasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere as a by-product.

Extra Maintenance Checks for Cold Weather

by on Tuesday, January 29, 2013  No Comments

Harsh cold weather driving brings with it additional problems for cars not typical in other months. Some have simple preventative measures while others must simply be attended to promptly as they occur. Some common cold weather concerns to be watchful for are below.


by Alan_D

Check the battery and terminals. Cold weather causes battery to lose their charge faster. Cold moist air also causes corrosion on the battery terminals. This makes it harder for the battery to charge adequately while driving to have enough reserve to start the car the next morning. Use a brush and baking soda mixed with water to easily clean the battery terminals to prevent this. Adding either petroleum jelly or specialty lubricant coating will help keep it from occurring as well. In very cold weather the amperage of your battery can be cut nearly in half and that is when you need the extra amps the most to start your car.

Has the Alternator in Your Vehicle Gone Bad?

by on Wednesday, October 17, 2012  1 comment

A car is much more than a means of transportation. A car is an engineering masterpiece. Many of us don’t ever stop to consider what is going on under the hood, and there is nothing wrong with that, but having a basic understanding of what is happening can make it easier to diagnose problems when they occur.

You can count on cars to do two things: they will move and they will break. The cars of today will not last forever. Manufacturers are getting better at extending the average life of a vehicle, but they do break down, from time to time.

Underneath the hood is a very complex machine. In order for your vehicle to run properly, there are several things going on at once. One part depends on another part in order to keep everything working together. It only takes one malfunctioning part to bring the vehicle to a stop. This may seem like a bad design, but that is how things are.

There are some parts that break more often than others. One of these parts happens to be the alternator. What is an alternator, and more importantly, how do you know if the alternator in your vehicle is bad? Keep reading to find out.

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