How to Use a Car Buffer to Polish and Wax Like a Pro

Polishing and waxing your car can be a total pain, but the benefits are undeniable. From the factory, the only thing protecting your car’s paint from the elements is a thin layer of clear coat. Just normal driving and outdoor parking can place a heavy burden on the clear coat and it typically doesn’t take … Read more

5 Best Mechanics Creepers (Slide Into Tight Spaces)

Ask anyone who works on cars and uses a mechanics creeper, and they’ll tell you it’s well worth the money. Working on your car is so much more enjoyable when you’re actually comfortable and not straining your neck. There are a few different styles of mechanics creepers on the market. A lightweight creeper is perfect … Read more

What’s That Leak? Types of Car Fluids and Their Colors

You pull your car out of the driveway, then notice something unusual in the spot your car just left. There’s a small dark spot there, a small puddle of some vehicle fluid, and you don’t know what. Is it normal? Is it bad? There are a few different types of vehicle fluids, and while some are … Read more

2 Best Oil Drain Pans for Easy Oil Change Cleanup

It’s not exactly a product on the top of a person’s wish list but a decent oil drain pan makes the oil change process of capturing and recycling or disposing of old oil much easier. The best oil drain pan will be large enough to tackle the biggest vehicle you own, and is built with a way … Read more

3 Best Wheel Chocks for Cars, Trucks, and SUVs

Anytime you lift one end of a vehicle, you should use a good set of wheel chocks for all tires remaining on the ground. If you own a set of vehicle ramps, high quality chocks are a great companion tool to give you more stability and enhanced safety. The best wheel chocks will be light enough … Read more

How to Use a Timing Light to Set Ignition Timing

You need to adjust timing on a car for many older models (those which have a distributor) to maintain the best possible performance. When timing is neglected, you can suffer poor gas mileage, less power when you hit the gas and eventually degrading problems that might keep the engine from running. While you can get … Read more

2 Best Car Ramps to Make Oil Changes Super Easy

The best car ramps for small and medium sized cars have a moderate incline specifically to address the low ground to frame clearance of sports cars and sedans. Those with trucks or SUVs may get by with using ramps with a sharper incline but what’s the point when the more gradual incline ramps accommodate pretty much … Read more

5 Best Car Buffers and Polishers for Safe and Easy Detailing

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Buffing or polishing (the terms mean the same) a car used to be a job only professional detailers could do correctly. When polishing, you’re essentially smoothing out the surface of your vehicle by removing a thin layer of clear coat (clear layer on top of paint). This is done to remove deep stains, oxidization, and … Read more