While there are a number of obvious ways to care for your car and obtain maximum value from your purchase, paying attention to the following top 10 offbeat automotive tips can be equally lucrative. As seen on The Fun Place, some of these ideas may be familiar (not entirely offbeat), while others may touch on Read on! →


Replacing the standard oxygen used to inflate tires with nitrogen is becoming a popular trend in the consumer automotive world. The website Why Nitrogen? suggests that using nitrogen inflation will enhance a vehicle’s handling capabilities, improve fuel efficiency, extend the life of a set of tires and reduce the carbon footprint. Nitrogen inflation claims are Read on! →


Hybrid vehicles and other forms of next-generation personal consumer transportation have proved to be polarizing in recent years. For all the people who are excited about lessening their carbon footprints and spending less for reliable transportation, there remains a loud minority that bellyaches about their fear of being herded into accepting some global warming ideology Read on! →


The road to recovery for automakers will not be easy. That’s what General Motors Vice President of Marketing Joel Ewanick recently told Automotive News in an interview. GM has waded through bankruptcy and tremendous turnover, which might seem to make any deals designed simply to move product fast attractive. However, Ewanick insists that GM must Read on! →


Few things cause the average auto owner to cringe like the mention of transmission trouble. All most people know is that it sounds expensive. However, with some basic transmission knowledge and proper transmission maintenance, replacing a transmission can be avoided until absolutely necessary. For some cars, that time may come around 200,000 miles, although as Read on! →


When you take your vehicle to an auto mechanic, you should have reasonable assurance that they are reputable and trustworthy, rather than someone who is waiting to perpetrate one of many different auto mechanic scams. Researching a mechanic ahead of time via AAA or other industry resources helps. However, being prepared with knowledge of some Read on! →


If you’re driving at night with fogged over or dirty headlights, you’re risking the possibility of not seeing an obstacle in the road. That can spell a serious accident. Not only that, but if condensation and grime are allowed to sit inside a headlight for a long period of time, the possibility for headlight failure Read on! →


Last week, Experian PLC’s automotive information services reported that the delinquency is down for outstanding auto loans in the United States. As a result, the nation’s lenders, banks and finance companies are writing more auto loans then they have at any other time in the past. Auto loans at record highs According to Experian Automotive Read on! →


Gasoline fires are no laughing matter, even if people do find the strangest ways to endanger themselves with the increasingly expensive petroleum product. Take one Daytona Beach, Fla., man who rigged up a plastic gas can to be his car’s fuel tank – all he did was set up the gas can under the hood, Read on! →


Flashing — or erasing and reprogramming — your engine’s computer is a legitimate way to keep a car’s engine control modules (ECMs) up to date. This is done on nearly all vehicles 1996 and newer to ensure that the microprocessors in such areas as the power train and fuel injectors are regulating their systems properly. Read on! →