How to Polish a Car — In-Depth Guide

How to Polish a Car
Paint polishing can return the original shine of your car, making it look new again. However, car body shops are charging a fortune for polishing nowadays, making it inaccessible to most people. Fortunately, with our step-by-step guide, you can learn how to polish your car’s paint and save a ton of money in the process.

5 Warning Signs Showing You When to Replace the Timing Belt

timing belt
Timing belts are quite inconvenient, as they need to be replaced every 60,000 miles. However, some warning signs can tell you when to replace the timing belt, and in this article, you’ll find every single one. To spice things up, we also prepared an explanation of what timing belts are and why they are essential.

Hands On: Innova OBD2 Scanners (5210 & 5610)

If you’re a DIY mechanic or just someone wanting to identify and better understand vehicle problems before taking it to the local repair shop, an OBD2 (or OBDII) diagnostic tool (or scanner) is almost necessary. What is an OBD2 Scanner? An OBD2 (on-board diagnostics – generation two, post-1996) scanner is a device that can read, … Read more

Hands On: Audew Portable 12V 150 PSI Air Compressor

It’s wintertime, and that means the wife will be reminding me soon that the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) lights in her car are alive and well. See, when it gets colder outside, tire pressure can decrease by about 1 PSI (pounds per square inch) for every 8-10 degrees the temperature drops. Of course, normal … Read more

Vgate iCar Pro Bluetooth OBDII Diagnostic Scanner & Interface

I’ve done several different rounds of modifications to my Jeep and each time I do, I have to reconfigure things like gear ratio, tire size/speedometer, idle speed, and certain creature-comforts I either want or don’t want. Until just recently, I used a $180 OBDII device, designed specifically for my model/year Jeep, with a bunch of … Read more

Hands-On: Audew 12V Handheld Wet/Dry Car Vacuum

After a trip to the pier, park or plant nursery, dragging out a big shop vac can be a hassle just to clean light-duty messes in the car. I know this first-hand, as I’m constantly reminded that I should do a better job of keeping the wife’s car clean in between more thorough detail cleanings. There … Read more

Hands-On: BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII Scanner

A few weeks ago, the dreaded Check Engine light came on in my Jeep for the first time (it’s a 2013). Nothing seemed out of the ordinary and I checked a few of the more common issues many Jeepers report seeing from time-to-time but to no avail. Instead of letting my brother-in-law charge me an arm … Read more