holiday gifts

Serious automotive fans can be a little tricky to shop for during the holiday season if you’re not really into cars or an actual gearhead yourself. Fortunately, we are, and so to help out those who need some help we’ve rounded up some of the best, most useful and yes, just plain cool gifts that…

car ready for the cold

Fall is a season that many of us love. It’s usually not too hot, not too cold and the fall foliage in and around Olathe is usually stunning (and it certainly is this year.) October is also, for many, a month to get things done in and around the house before the winter arrives. Leaves…

upgrade car

Self-driving cars may not be quite ready for prime time yet (although many feel they are getting there) but today’s car manufacturers are kitting the new vehicles rolling off the production lines with some rather fancy tech extras right now. Some of them – like rear view cameras – are safety boosts, others, like wi-fi…

motor oil

All responsible car or truck owners want to do all the right things to keep their vehicles running as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. To that end, they wash them regularly (maybe even “treat” them to a valet cleaning inside as well) and make sure that they get help from the pros…

car paint hazards

Everyone knows that keeping the paint on your vehicle in the best possible shape is important to its appearance and its potential resale value, but it also is the only barrier between the sheet metal and the elements, so damaged paint can also damage the car in general. These days there are some excellent tools…

roadtrip apps

Planning to take a road trip this summer, or will be swapping flying for driving to reach your vacation destination? If so, you probably already have a rough idea of just what needs to be packed into the car before you leave. But if you want to help ensure that your trip goes even more…

new car

High School graduation season is upon us and that means, for many parents, the upcoming few months are going to be all about getting their child ready for their next big life adventure; college. In addition to the beds in a bag, mini fridges, books and sundries that the parents of a college bound kid…

spring driving tips

While most drivers often consider the winter to be the season that can be truly treacherous, However, when faced with problems ranging from high winds, to April showers to yet to be repaired roads and reemerging wildlife spring driving is not without its unique challenges as well.

transmission

Most vehicle owners know if their transmission ‘goes’ they – or rather their vehicle – are in quite a bit of trouble. The fix is likely to be far from inexpensive and their ride is likely to be out of action for a couple of days at least. The odd thing is though that, despite…

car paint

The harsh weather that the winter brings — and the dirt and road salt — can easily wreak havoc on your car’s paint finish. Not only is worn and damaged paint truly unattractive it can also reduce your vehicle’s value if and when you come to sell it or trade it in. And if it’s…

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