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Tips And Guides

Essentials for Upkeeping Your Car in Winter

November 16, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides

During the winter season, we all make changes to our lifestyle to accommodate the season. From packing up summer clothing and breaking out winter

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Audi News and Reviews

Audi Unveils its new Self-driving R8 e-tron in Shanghai

May 25, 2015 • Audi, Autos News, Supercars

Yes, now you can reply to important emails, update your blog or upload selfies on Facebook while you are on road driving your car and this is

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Top Autos

Ballin’ On A Budget: The Cheapest And Best Luxury Cars To Buy

January 20, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides, Top Autos

If you are a car lover, you want the best and most beautiful cars on the market. The thought of driving around in a Bentley or BMW is enough to send

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Be Careful of Cheap Tires

Given a choice, most car owners’ would like a set of “A-list” tires on their car. You know, brands like Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Yokohama and others. Problem is that these A-listers are often priced twice what the B-listers are, and many of us end up going B purely for financial reasons.  Nothing wrong with that, of course. The less expensive tires are usually perfectly adequate and safe to use. According to Reedman-Toll of Drexel Hill, a local Nissan dealer in Drexel Hill, PA, they just lack some of the premium features, things like lengthy tread warranties, puncture protection, lifetime free tire rotations, for example.

For those that really want to say some money, though, there is yet another tier to choose from. These are the C-list tires and they can be really inexpensive and often are not nearly as good as they should be.  Problem is that it isn’t always easy to tell what constitutes a C-list tire. Sometimes the price is an indicator, but not all the time.  For obvious reasons, you can’t generally ask a tire salesperson unless you really trust them; they are likely to steer you into whatever tire is giving the best promotion at the time. So how do you find out?

Tire Reviews

The best way to find out which tires are strong performers is to look at customer reviews. Find a website that allows drivers to comment on car issues and you will be able to assemble a list of the good ones.  There are dozens of forums out on the net that discuss tire performance. You will find that people will comment on every aspect you can imagine; things like treadwear, noise, vibration, handling, traction, to name a few. Try to read a lot of comments so you get a good statistical profile of what’s out there.

Cheap does not always mean bad

The tire business is about as competitive as any product marketplace in the world. There are dozens of major tire manufacturers (maybe hundreds) and each one would like to sell more tires every year. As a result, new tire models and styles are constantly being released.  A common conclusion when you look at a product spectrum like this is to assume that the cheaper ones suffer in performance in some way. After all there is the old saw that goes something like “You get what you pay for.” Well, this may be true in many situations but it is not a hard and fast rule. Let the reviews be the judge. You may find some really affordable tires that perform almost as well as the high priced ones.

Regulations

Believe it or not, consumer tires aren’t regulated very tightly by the Federal government. There are some regulations promulgated by the Department of Transportation but not a lot of testing is involved. Basically the government recognizes that tires are designed and manufactured to quality standards dictated by the original manufacturers. What you should know is that some companies, many of them being Chinese, do not have the foresight to make tires that are well-suited to the specific requirements of the U.S. consumer. In 2014, Consumer reports tested several dozen brands and the three worst tires, Geostar, Sunny, and Pegasus, were all Chinese. This does not mean that all Chinese tires are poor, just some are.

Conclusion

If you really want to get the most for your money, and plan to steer clear of substandard tires. And consider the safety issue. It simply isn’t worth compromising your safety to save $30-$40 per tire.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Always Park Your Car in the Shade

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 906

In Germany, there is an odd word that is associated with parking your car in the shade. The word is Schattenparker and it’s a derisive term that denotes weakness.  We aren’t making this up. The term Schattenparker is a noun that describes someone who is cowardly or wimpy because they prefer to

What to know about brake rotors and pads

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 747

It doesn’t get all the coverage that things like engines, turbos and hot exhaust systems do but the brakes on your car are performance items too.  Think about it, after you have invested in all the performance upgrades to make your car go fast, what good is it if it doesn’t stop fast! With

Suicide-Doors

How “suicide doors” survived

January 30, 2017 • Autos Articles • Views: 761

Porsche recently made news by announcing that they are working on the Mission E, an extremely high performance electric car (EV) with dozens of state-of-the-art features. One feature that is decidedly not state-of-the-art, though, is the rear “suicide doors.”  For those who aren’t familiar

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Your Autobody Checklist

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 692

Autobody Checklist Here’s something you don’t hear very often: “I had a accident with my car but it was cheap to fix.” No matter how minor any accident is, it always seems to be expensive to repair. Sometimes very expensive.  We asked Ada Dodge of Ada, a local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

A good cell phone never lets you down on road

December 21, 2016 • Autos Articles • Views: 1537

Are you hoping to enter the New Year in style as well as in good financial shape? The time is now to start contemplating the ways you come in strong and take on the upcoming year with style, savings and enjoying the many perks of a new cell phone plan. The cell phones not only …

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Tips to have a safe vehicle ride in wintry conditions

December 7, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 1523

How to stay safe when driving in wintry conditions New research published by comparison website confused.com has revealed that a quarter of motorists have either been involved in an accident or had a near-miss behind the wheel in poor conditions. Amanda Stretton, the motoring editor at

Street Food Van trend highlighted by Van Monster

September 6, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides, Info Graphic • Views: 1517

The popularity of the street food is going up since few years. The term street food has an increase of about 80 per cent in its search volume between 2014 and 2016. The food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation says that according to their recent surveys, around 2.5 billion people eat

Keep the wheels of your car in check

August 18, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 3887

If someone calls the current times in which we live a time of hastiness and obsession, then I’m sure that a lot of people would agree with this statement, wholeheartedly. Life has become so fast paced it seems that if you stop to take a breath or to appreciate your surroundings, you are going to

Mechanic-tips

3 Signs That You’d Make A Great Mechanic

August 3, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 1211

If you made it here, then it’s safe to assume that you absolutely adore cars. When there’s nothing more pressing happening, your mind automatically strays towards gorgeous body kits, gnashing pistons and burning rubber. With this kind of passion, have you ever thought of making a living from