Our Editorial Process

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Some of the best, most memorable moments of our lives are spent in our vehicles–learning how to drive for the first time, going on road trips with family and friends, or just us, alone, enjoying a spur-of-the-moment adventure behind the wheel.

Having a car in great condition is essential to creating these unforgettable experiences. That’s why, at In The Garage with CarParts.com, we take extra care to make sure you’re getting the best information that will help keep your car on the road.

Our Mission


We want to be your primary source for automotive content that can help you extend the service life of your vehicle and make more lasting memories with your car. This includes content that can assist you in fixing technical problems, from the simplest (such as how to clean a sticky dashboard) to the more complex (like how to replace control arms).

We also want to help you make the most informed decisions as a car owner, which is why we aim to supplement our how-to content with various lifestyle features, such as articles about the best products to use on your car, or the top destinations to consider for a great summer road trip.

Our Content Creation Process

The editorial team at In the Garage with CarParts.com is committed to offering useful, trustworthy, and highly relevant content vetted by automotive experts. We strive to provide expert advice that’s sensitive to the very wide variation in the vehicles sitting in our driveways, and the diverse array of lifestyles and driving habits that define us as well as our fellow drivers.

Our Team of Experts and Thorough Review Process

In the Garage’s content is created by a passionate team of certified automotive experts, technical writers, industry insiders, and other experienced contributors from the car community.

Each piece of technical, how-to content is either written by an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified automobile technician or written by a qualified writer, and then thoroughly reviewed or fact-checked by a certified technician.

Where do we get our information?

At In the Garage, we are fully aware that vehicle maintenance and repair can constitute a significant portion of your household’s expenses, which is why we take extra care to make sure we only give you technical information you can trust. The best way to do this is to source our information from experts: professional mechanics who hold the highest levels of industry certifications.

Articles produced by the CarParts.com Research Team are thoroughly fact-checked and reviewed by our own pool of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified automobile technicians and experienced automotive journalists.

Our mechanics have spent decades in the automotive industry, and they are certified in multiple ASE categories. So whether you want reliable advice on simple tasks like cleaning your windshield or you’re looking for more advanced guides on, say, rear differential leaks, you can rest assured that their word on the subject can be trusted.

Our other sources include:

  • CarParts.com Product Specialists
  • ASE certification guides
  • Automotive Technology textbooks
  • Auto repair software

Every car is different, however, which is why we consistently urge our readers to check their owner’s manual or official repair instructions for their specific vehicle, since our how-to content only serves as general guidelines for educational and entertainment purposes. The best advice available to you, as the owner of your specific vehicle, is still from a professional automotive technician who has thoroughly inspected your car.

We’d Love To Hear From You!


Here at In the Garage with CarParts.com, we love engaging our readers and hearing your stories. We encourage you to chime in or share your own experiences by using the comments feature at the bottom of each page. Our automotive experts are ready to answer your questions and give you sound advice about your vehicle whenever possible.

Have more feedback to share? You’re also more than welcome to send a message via our Contact Us page.

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