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Understanding The Different Types Of Spark PlugsUnderstanding The Different Types Of Spark Plugs
Since the dawn of the automobile, spark plugs have been an integral part of gasoline engines because they conduct the electrical energy from a vehicle’s ignition system needed to finalize the combustion process. After the gas/air mixture has been fully compressed inside the cylinder head, spark plugs serve a miniature bolt of lightning to create an explosion...
Different Styles of Aftermarket HeadlightsDifferent Styles of Aftermarket Headlights
If the headlight assemblies on your car or truck have become damaged, weather-worn, or simply dull and uninteresting to look at, there’s a wealth of aftermarket replacement choices that will add a great deal of visual wow and stance to the front of your vehicle – at a lower cost than you might think. Aftermarket headlamp assemblies on the market today tend to...
Timing Gears, Chains And Belts Keep Your Camshaft Correctly Timed!Timing Gears, Chains And Belts Keep Your Camshaft Correctly Timed!
Does your ride have timing gears, a timing belt, or a timing chain? Is one better than the other? And perhaps most importantly, do I need to be concerned about the recommendation to replace the timing belt at a certain mileage interval? Welcome to our discussion of "engine timing".
Universal & Custom Fit Seat CoversUniversal & Custom Fit Seat Covers
Because many modern vehicles can travel a higher number of miles and continue to run and feel like new, many buyers looking at today’s typical three-year old car have come to expect perfection, and are willing to pay for ones that look the part inside and out. Seat covers are probably the easiest and most effective way to keep your vehicle’s interior looking...
Tips To Get The Maximum Life Out Of Your Brake PartsTips To Get The Maximum Life Out Of Your Brake Parts
If you've had to replace brake pads or rotors on modern vehicles, you know how expensive the parts and labor can be. Because extending your brake pad life puts real money back into your pocket, we offer some tips for those who are interested in doing just that. While it's a general rule that brake pads designed with aggressive grip levels and performance driving...
Is It Time For New Brakes?Is It Time For New Brakes?
Squealing noise upon brake application is actually caused by a high-frequency vibration of metal rotors, drums, or brake pad backing plates. Excess corrosion that forms over time on non-contact, outer perimeter areas of rotors and drums is a prime cause because rust is looser and less dense in nature – therefore, more likely to create resonation.
Best Brake Rotors For Your Driving StyleBest Brake Rotors For Your Driving Style
Disc brake rotors (aka 'rotors') are the actual discs that brake pads clamp onto, creating friction that slows a vehicle. Disc brake rotors bolt on over the axle hub and contain holes that allow wheel mounting bolts to pass through and rotate with the wheels. Since there are many rotor styles and designs specially created for every budget and need, we’ve listed...
Stock vs Performance SuspensionStock vs Performance Suspension
Very often we don't even realize what a crucial role a car's suspension plays in providing a safe and comfortable ride. The system maximizes the friction between the road surface and your vehicle's tires, ensuring steering stability along with responsive handling.
How to Inspect Your Suspension SystemHow to Inspect Your Suspension System
The very first thing to know about timely suspension system diagnosis is that the stability and steering control of your vehicle and, what is more important, your safety on the road depends on how often you make it. Automotive suspension belongs to one of those car systems that are constantly exposed to high loads and thus are prone to wear and tear. Most...
Types of Truck Bed Tool BoxesTypes of Truck Bed Tool Boxes
Pickup trucks are designed to be very practical, but there’s definitely nothing pleasant about the tools rattling in a truck bed while driving. There’s as well nothing good about leaving equipment and other stuff out in the open, making it vulnerable to the extremes of weather and, even worse, theft.
Truck Bed Rail StylesTruck Bed Rail Styles
Actually, truck bed rails serve as extremely handy aftermarket add-ons and are designed for unparalleled utility and appearance. These accessories also protect a truck’s surface from dents and scratches that might occur while loading cargo on a vehicle. What’s more, the bed rails provide the ability to tie down bulky or oddly-shaped objects. Depending on the...
Truck Bed RackTruck Bed Rack
Ladder rack, bed rack, pipe rack – no matter how you choose to call it, this accessory is definitely a very useful and valuable aftermarket product one can ever imagine. This is especially true for carpenters, landscapers, plumbers, contractors, and other pros who use racks for whatever reason (e.g., for hauling tools, equipment, and cargo to the job site and...
Halo Ring ComparisonHalo Ring Comparison
Ever since BMW introduced "halo" headlights to serve as daytime running lights on their 2001 5-series, rings of light encircling round headlamp bulb openings have caught on around the world as THE dramatic way to add visual Wow and stance to a vehicle's front profile. While composite headlamp assemblies became mainstream in the 1980s, it wasn't until the turn of...
Molded vs Flat Dash KitsMolded vs Flat Dash Kits
There are two types of dashboard kits available on the market today: flat and molded. The difference between these two is based on the shape of the dashboard a vehicle has. Some cars are coming out with a flat panel while others have a board that is curved around the edges or in 3D shapes. Correspondingly, molded dash kits are suitable for the latter kind of the...
Side Steps Styles Side Steps Styles
One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to improve the function and looks of your SUV or truck is to bolt on a set of high quality Nerf Bars. With these handy steps, you'll kill two birds with one stone: make it easy to get in and out of your vehicle and add an extra touch of uniqueness to it. So, whether you're seeking to jazz up your SUV's appearance or...