How To Change The Serpentine Belt On Your Toyota V6

For a while now on my daily driver (2007 Toyota Camry) I’ve had this terrible squeaking noise. It’s the kind of noise that drives you crazy and makes you hate driving it. Some days it would go away and other days it would come back with a vengeance, so I knew it was the belt. I figured out that my engine, the V6 2GFRE, has an easily changeable serpentine belt. It’s a fairly simple task so I decided to do it myself and knock out the noise once and for…

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What Not To Do When Buying A Car

So you’ve decided its time to get a new car. Its a fun time but also one that can be stressful. Buying a car isn’t the easiest process and lots of little things tend to get in the way. The problem when making a big decision like buying a car is people easily overlook details. Rather than telling you what you should do I’m going to make it easy, here’s a list of just two things not to do when purchasing a car. Why two? I feel people remember things…

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Why You Need To Buy A Cheap Classic Car Right Now

Why should you buy a cheap classic car? Because that modern car in your driveway is so good now that it’s become bad. How so you ask? It’s sucking the vehicular spontaneity from your life, that’s how. I’ll explain why a little vintage motoring in your life will do you some good, and how a classic car will bring that automotive spark back in your life. But let’s start with that modern car in our driveway. Modern cars Let’s face it, newer cars are all starting to look the same.…

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How To Fix Anything On Your Car Yourself- Mostly

So you want to know how to fix anything on your car yourself eh? If you’re anything like me you like to wrench on your car when you get the chance; whether its to save money, experiment, or just maybe the problem doesn’t seem big enough to warrant a visit to an actual mechanic, as was the case with my most recent wrenching experience. The Problem So its march, and it’s been pretty cold lately. My daily driver (2007 Toyota Camry) had develop a weird noise coming from the steering…

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What Is The Best Electric Used Car To Buy?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the electric car segment is red hot these days. Every major manufacturer is releasing, or working on releasing an EV model making used electric cars a steal. So what is the best electric used car to buy? Firstly, the trend toward EV’s means great news for us consumers. We have more selection and more competitive pricing in all forms of vehicles, combustion or not. But EV’s? Secondly, these things are depreciating like rocks. For a value hunter like myself, depreciation is our best…

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Thrifty Alternatives To New Cars

I decided to scour the internet and see which used cars could offer thrifty alternatives to new cars. It seems like every other day a new car comes out. Majority of the time they are just facelifts but manufacturers have started to pump out cars like there’s no tomorrow. That’s a bad thing if you are the type of person that needs the latest and greatest, but for those that like a deal (like me), its the best of times. New car: Jeep Gladiator If you’re looking to buy Jeep’s…

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Best Cars Under $5k: The Cursory List

I consistently have friends and family looking for advice on car purchases. The question that comes up the most is best budget car for the lowest price. Specifically what are the best cars under $5k, because well, nobody has money to spend anymore. The one advantage to obsessing about cars is you can occasionally talk about them and give some useful advice. So to make it easier for myself I decided to write down a list of what I think is the best value in cars these days. We’re talking…

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What’s The Ultimate Dream Car Garage?

Most enthusiasts are probably thinking of which cars they would park in their dream car garage when they read this question. That’s a conversation that could probably last many days in most circles. I’m talking more literally about the actual garage itself. Every time I look at homes on the market, I’m immediately drawn to the garage space. This is because knowing how much space you have lets you think about which cars you can and can’t potentially have. Plus, if you want to wrench, that’s additional space that needs…

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What’s The Best Mod For Your Car?

There are a lot of different mods out there. Wheels, wraps, suspension, power upgrades, the list is endless. What’s THE best mod for your car you ask? The mod I have in mind makes every car more functional and livable. It’s the Android Radio. No its not an app, but the physical radio. If your car is a bit older and didn’t come with a touch screen, or has one that is just plain obsolete because of aging tech, this will give your car new life. They even have them…

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Learn To Do Your Own Car Maintenance Right Now.

Maintenance, the age old question. Well maybe, not really, but for me it’s a question that comes to mind when any sort of service is required on one of my vehicles. Reasoning The DIYer in me wants to tackle every and all aspects of maintenance. Even Upgrading on my cars because I feel like it’s a necessary part of ownership. I feel it’s required of any self claiming auto enthusiast. Another reason, is because I am really particular with details. I don’t trust most mechanics will take the same amount…

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