Drivetrain – What’s the Difference?

One of the primary characteristics of any used car you’ll want to buy is it’s drivetrain.  What this means is; how is the car propelled forward?  This may seem like an odd question to ask, after all you just want it to go!  But which wheels push the car make a huge impact on control, driving and even gas mileage. (more…)

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What Do All Those Numbers on My Tires Mean?

One of the most basic aspects of car care is replacing your tires when they are worn. If you’ve ever shopped for tires online, they will ask for your tires measurements which look something like 195/60R15 All-Season H-Rated. That’s pretty complicated for just a rubber wrapper around your rim! All of that information actually means a lot and can dramatically impact your car’s ride, performance and the lifetime of the tire. (more…)

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The History of Bentleys

Today, Bentley is synonymous with luxury.  You may rarely see them in real life, but you’ve probably seen them in a rap video or on MTV’s Cribs.  Bentley has an interesting history and it may surprise you to know they are German owned today (more on that later). (more…)

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Top 5 Outdoorsy Car Gimmicks

Do you love the outdoors?  When purchasing a used car you probably envision the car next to a campfire and loaded with gear. Car manufacturers know this, and especially during the SUV boom they tried anything to make their car seem the most outdoorsy.  Here are our five bizarre favorites. (more…)

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Shared Parts – Cars That Are Also Other Cars

On the surface, it seems like there are quite a lot of auto manufacturers out there.  Why in the 90s, USA manufacturers alone we had:  Chevy, GMC, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, HUMMER, Geo, Cadillac, Saturn, Buick, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Plymouth.  Of course, all of these diversity is actually only 3 companies:  General Motors, Ford Motors, and Chrysler. (more…)

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