Are New Tires a Good Gift Idea?

What makes a good gift? Almost everyone knows what a bad gift is, something that shows you didn’t put much thought into the relationship and needs of the people involved. Deciding on a good gift requires effort and a real understanding of what the receiver will appreciate and value from the giver. Are new tires […]

Making Winter Tire Swapping Easier

If you live where Winter promises cold temperatures, snowy roads, slushy driveways, snowbanks, and ice, you’ve likely got a dedicated set of snow tires ready to put on once the season hits. The Midwest and Northeast have already had a taste of what’s to come, so if you haven’t done it yet, drop everything and […]

These Collectible Cars Fit in Your Pocket

For many kids, little and no-so-little, growing up since the 1970s often netted countless tiny toy cars. Introduced in the 1950s, Matchbox started producing die-cast small-scale replica vehicles in the UK, then started similar production in the US. In 1968, Hot Wheels started producing die-cast vehicles of a slightly different type, more fanciful. Hot Wheels […]

Restoring an Aluminum Wheel

Like steel wheels, aluminum wheels are painted to protect them from corrosion. Some aluminum wheels are protected by a urethane or polyurethane clearcoat, allowing aluminum’s natural beauty to shine through, while other wheels feature combinations of clearcoat and opaque coatings. If the coating is intact, corrosion isn’t a problem, but exposure to sand, brake dust, […]

Should You Buy an Orange Car for Fall?

Orange cars, not just orange highlights, seem to be more popular than ever, but they still make up few cars on the market. Henry Ford famously said, “You can have any color Ford you want, as long as it’s black.” Over a century later, things have changed quite a bit, and practically every color of […]

Weighing in on Tesla, Musk, and the Future

Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have done what many entrepreneurs have only dreamed of, bringing something completely new to the automotive market and making a success of it. The beginnings were rocky, and stock prices were stagnant for several years. Since early 2013, though, things have been generally on the rise, with the release […]

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