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What are the Best Wheel Spacers?

There is some debate about the benefits of wheel spacers and how safe they are to use on your car. Wheel spacers are typically used when you want to upsize...Read more

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Ford RS200: From Homologation Special to Garage-Built Kit Cars

Back in the day when Group B rallying was a thing, car manufacturers scrambled to create the lightest and fastest rally car. Unlike Group A vehicles, which are production models...Read more

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What to Pack in Your Winter Emergency Car Kit

Roadside emergencies have a way of happening at the worst possible time. Whether you’re driving cross-country on a holiday or going on your usual twenty-minute commute, having a car emergency...Read more

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What are the Signs of a Bad Heater Core?

Summary: The heater core, which is part of the cooling system, helps transfer heat from the hot engine coolant into the cabin. An inoperative heater, a slimy film on the...Read more

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A Look Back–and a Look Forward–at the Changes in Automotive Technology

When the ball drops in Times Square on January 1st, 2020, we won’t just be entering a new year—we’ll be entering a new decade as well. There have been many...Read more

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How to Decorate Your Car with Christmas Lights (for Parades & Parties)

Note: Please check your local and state laws regarding the legality of driving with Christmas lights and other decorations on your car.  Planning to go all out with your holiday...Read more

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Is Star Wars Technology Inspiring Future Cars?

When it comes to imagining futuristic civilizations and technologies, the ‘Star Wars’ franchise is second to none. Its rich and expansive universe envisions a galaxy where hyperspace travel, light sabers,...Read more

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2021 Dodge Viper: Everything You Need to Know

Rumors are spreading that the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group is planning to revive the Viper—yes, barely over two years after it got axed. It sounds like the American front mid-engined,...Read more

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Fact or Fiction: Are Electric Cars Bad Winter Vehicles?

People are increasingly becoming conscious of the environmental impact of their vehicles. This has prompted auto manufacturers across the globe to commit to developing cleaner forms of automotive technology in...Read more

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12 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Don’t know what to get your loved one this year? Nothing says, “I love you,” like going out of your way to fix up their car. While the holidays can...Read more

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Automotive Innovations To Be Thankful For in 2019

There are a lot of things to be thankful for each and every year. The mere fact that you’re able to read this article while sitting in your comfy couch...Read more

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Military Humvee vs Civilian Hummer: the Complete History and Rumors of a Comeback

The United States Armed Forces have had a lot of motorized land vehicles throughout the years. From the weird armored cars of the First World War to the Jeeps and...Read more

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Top 10 Destinations for Your Next Holiday Road Trip

Got wanderlust this holiday season? Stick a pin in one of these spots for an unforgettable experience. Whether you want to celebrate in a city abuzz with holiday chaos, or...Read more

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires: Should You Change Your Tires for Winter?

Despite the rise of sophisticated anti-collision technology and automatic braking systems, your vehicle’s safety still relies heavily on a simple set of parts that’s often overlooked—your tires. Choosing the right...Read more

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A Black Friday and Cyber Monday Buyer’s Guide for Car Enthusiasts

Black Friday and its good buddy, Cyber Monday, are just around the corner. And that means it's time to stock up on goodies for your car (or your loved one’s...Read more

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How to Spruce Up Your Ride This Black Friday and Cyber Monday

On Black Friday, you could waste time wrestling with throngs of aggressive shoppers at the mall. Or you could order car parts and accessories on CarParts.com, while kicking back in...Read more

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2019 LA Auto Show: Vehicle Debuts and Concepts to Watch Out For

The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) is right around the corner and we know you’re itching to see the cars that are lined up this year. The LA...Read more

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When is the Honda S2000 Coming Back?

It’s been 10 years since Honda axed its S2000 roadster… yet the question still lingers—how could Honda dump a precious gem loved by so many so easily?  But perhaps ending...Read more

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The Good and the Bad About Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)

The truth is, no matter how careful we try to be on the road, accidents happen. Sometimes, nature is the cause, but more often than not, people are the ones...Read more

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Turbocharger vs. Supercharger: Which is Better?

If you’re looking for ways to boost your car engine's power, you've probably come across the long-running debate between fans of superchargers and turbochargers. The former is an old technology...Read more

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Fact or Fiction: Can Catalytic Converters Catch Fire?

In 2018, approximately 90,000 acres of the Sierra National Forest near the Yosemite were burned to the ground. The Ferguson fire burned for over a month before it was fully...Read more

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A Closer Look at the Chevrolet Silverado and its Special Edition Lineup

The Chevrolet Silverado's roots run deep in American car culture. General Motors’ marquee full-size pickup truck is loved by many for the balance it offers as both a work truck...Read more

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Are Automotive Technicians Ready for a Self-Driving, Electrified Future?

In the past, all someone needed was a set of wrenches and a little aptitude to become a mechanic. With zero formal education, backyard tinkerers were able to turn their...Read more

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There’s a Nationwide Shortage of Mechanics. So Who’s Going to Fix Your Car?

Being a mechanic is tough work—especially nowadays. Modern mechanics, now called automotive technicians, must know more than ever before. Techs must be able to troubleshoot the complex electronics found in...Read more

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How Eco-Friendly are Green Cars? The Main Points of Debate

Green cars have captivated the fascination of the world since they took to the road in the 2000s. The obsession with clean transportation has grown so much that even the...Read more

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Pop Culture Car Showdown: Green Hornet’s Black Beauty vs Knight Rider’s KITT

Which is the best car in pop culture? It's a tough question to answer because each generation has their own favorites (there's Vin Diesel's 1970 Dodge Charger for people who...Read more

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Your Rights at the Dealership: Negotiating Prices, Lemon Laws, and More

How many times have you driven home from the dealership and felt like you could’ve gotten more for less? Whether you’re a first-time car buyer or a car owner considering...Read more

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7 Tips for Organizing Your Subcompact Car

For the past few years, the national average gas price has been on a crazy roller coaster ride. The current national average is $2.66 per gallon, with some states paying...Read more

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[Infographic] Drunk Driving: The Leading Cause of Death on U.S. Roads

One in every three fatal road crashes in the U.S. is caused by alcohol-impaired driving. Every 48 minutes, one person dies from a drunk driving accident. This number includes not...Read more

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It’s “Name Your Car Day.” Have You Named Yours?

At CarParts.com, we love our cars like they're our children. This affection has inspired many of us to name them—a custom that has been memorialized in the National Day Calendar...Read more

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Five Tips for Choosing the Right Tow Truck Company

You’ll never know when you’re going to need a tow truck. If you’ve ever been in an accident or your car suddenly stalled in the middle of the road, you...Read more

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The Toyota Camry Through the Years: The Making of an American Best-Seller

Toyota’s best-selling midsize sedan has captivated American drivers for over 35 years. In fact, around 400,000 Camrys were sold in the US in the last year. For a car that...Read more

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Farewell Fiat? Why Americans Fell Out of Love with the Italian Classic

Over the last five years, Fiat has struggled to combat dropping sales numbers in the US. Rumors of the brand pulling out of the American market may soon become a...Read more

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GM Cracked Dash Lawsuit & Recall: What’s the Update?

Years after complaints first emerged against General Motors, owners are still seeking solutions to their cracked dash woes. If you own a Chevrolet Silverado or Tahoe, or any of the...Read more

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The Safest SUVs for Your Family According to the IIHS

Family vehicles have always had one basic characteristic—they were large. Massive station wagons ruled the roads in the 70s, in the 80s minivans reigned supreme, and in the 90s, the...Read more

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Toyota Hybrids vs. Electric Vehicles: What’s the Difference?

Increasing environmental awareness and rising fuel costs have drummed up interest in green car technology over the past two decades. As this new market emerged, Toyota established itself as a...Read more

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Is the Mazda RX-9 Really Coming in 2020?

In an industry full of rumors and ever-changing plans lies the Mazda RX-9—the long-awaited sports car which has people doubting its 2020 arrival. It started out as a sleek sports...Read more

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6 Simple Car Checks to Prevent Heat Wave Disasters

2019 is set to be one of the hottest years in history. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the month of June has already set a global...Read more

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From AM Radio to Aux Cords: How Car Audio Systems Changed Over the Years

According to a recent study of people’s listening habits, music is mainly consumed inside a vehicle. This doesn’t come as a surprise, with the average American spending more than 17,000...Read more

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Toyota Supra: The Legend Lives On

The Fast and the Furious franchise didn’t just help the careers of budding actors like Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, it made high performance Japanese vehicles become icons. The original...Read more

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Kia Sorento: A Benchmark of Safety in the Midsize Crossover Segment

The Sorento is the proud entry of Korean car manufacturer Kia in the midsize crossover segment. It has seen three generations since its introduction in 2002, with the latest model...Read more

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How Station Wagons Shaped the American Car Industry

Station wagons were once the image of family road trips and weekend vacations back in the day. Most of today’s younger generation will never know what it’s like to sit...Read more

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Don’t be Powerless in the Wilderness with a Power Inverter

With summer in full swing, activities like hiking, rock climbing, and over landing might be in the back of your mind. It is a perfect time to be one with...Read more

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7 Benefits of Upgrading to a Touchscreen Head Unit

Car technology is moving at a faster pace than ever. Each car brand wants to have the latest and the greatest technology equipped in their model range. Something as simple...Read more

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7 Things You should Check before Setting Off for 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated for the past 244 years and has become a defining event in the lives of every American. Road trips, barbecues, and fireworks have...Read more

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Ford SVT Lightning: the American On-road Performance Truck

Prior to the F-150 Raptor, Ford had another F-150-based performance truck called the Lightning. In fact, the Ford Lightning was among the first projects of the then-newly established Special Vehicle...Read more

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Which Is a Better Car Wax: Carnauba or Synthetic?

The comparison between natural and artificial products is not entirely a new thing, especially if it’s about protective substances like car waxes. There are basically two types of car wax;...Read more

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6 Benefits of Tinting Your Car

Do you want your car to look sleek and stylish? Perhaps, you want more privacy or a cooler cabin, especially now that it's officially summer? Well, the best way to...Read more

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Can You Make a Regular Ford Ranger Look Like an F-150 Raptor?

Don’t be sad if you find the Ford F-150 Raptor’s price a little too expensive. There’s a smaller truck from the blue oval brand that just might be perfect for...Read more

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Important Pointers For Choosing a Set of Tires For Your Vehicle

The all-terrain tire is designed to give vehicles traction on and off the road. It puts together the characteristics of an aggressive mud tire and refined road tire. Pick-up trucks...Read more

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Can You Buy a BMW M3 For the Price Of a Brand-New Toyota Camry?

Say you have $24,095 tucked away in the bank for a sedan. If you’re like most car buyers, you’ll probably find yourself on the Toyota Camry webpage. There’s really nothing...Read more

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Eight Factors to Consider Before Buying a Rooftop Cargo Carrier for Your Summer Road Trip

With summer in full swing it is the perfect time to hit the road and create your own adventure. Planning on what to bring along may be a daunting task,...Read more

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Ford Focus Titanium: How Does it Peg as a Second-Hand Car?

The Ford Focus is a compact car offered internationally. However, Ford will be ceasing the production of its smaller cars in favor for trucks, SUVs, and the Mustang. Fortunately, you...Read more

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The BMW i8: Why It Is the Most Expensive Hybrid Sports Car

The BMW i8 first launched at the Frankfurt’s International Motor Show in 2013. It was BMW’s bid for a cutting-edge sports car that could redefine the environmental trend. This hybrid...Read more

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Top 10 Best Gift Ideas for Your Dad’s Pickup Truck this Father’s Day

With Father’s Day less than a week away, thinking of the perfect gift can be quite difficult. But here’s a pro tip—the best gift you can get Dad is something...Read more

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2020 Shelby Mustang GT500: Ford’s Last Performance Car Standing

The Shelby Mustang GT500 resonates with heritage and performance. It is the most powerful production Ford Mustang by far. The car is as sought out today as it was when...Read more

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4: Speculations From the Collective Rumor Mill

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been getting attention online ever since its spy shots came out in January. Based on these spy shots, the new 718 Cayman GT4...Read more

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Dodge Challenger Demon: What Does It Take to Own One?

Dodge made headlines when it launched the Dodge Challenger Demon in 2018. It came out ten years after the Dodge reintroduced the Challenger nameplate. Just like the ‘70s Challenger, it...Read more

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The Most Expensive Cars Auctioned Off in the US in the Last Decade

High-performance classic cars are sought after at prestigious auctions because of their design, performance, and provenance. The cars topping the list have undeniable racing pedigrees. They possess the spirit that...Read more

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Top Eight Radical Ford F-150 Raptor Builds

The Ford F-150 is one of the best-selling trucks in America. It is known for its performance, durability, and heritage. Since its introduction, Ford has attempted to offer the F-150...Read more

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Summer Road Trip Map: 10 Stops You Should Make on the Pacific Coast Highway

The Pacific Coast Highway stretches from the northern part of California up to Los Angeles. It offers a scenic view of the vast ocean as it follows the California coastline...Read more

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What Sets a NASCAR Apart from the Car in Your Driveway?

NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway has been a Memorial Day weekend tradition since 1960. It's the longest race in NASCAR’s whole season where drivers endure 400 laps...Read more

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Nine Tips so Your Gas Mileage Won’t Disappoint You Like the GoT Ending

With petroleum fuel becoming more expensive, car manufacturers are racing to engineer the most fuel-efficient cars. A good driver plays a big role to an automobiles fuel efficiency—and you can...Read more

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Eight Most Famous American Celebrity Car Collectors

Celebrities are known for their great sense of style. But apart from the usual clothes and accessories, some of them have developed a keen taste for exquisite automobiles. From a...Read more

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East Coast’s Top Eight Food Destinations to Drive To

Driving around the East Coast will make you appreciate the history of the United States of America. There are landmarks and monuments that retell the story of how the founding...Read more

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5 Tips to Get the Best Car Stereo Sound Under the Summer Sun

Remember the days when you would spend hours on Napster downloading the perfect playlist then burning it onto a CD in preparation for the next day’s road trip? You would...Read more

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The Top 10 Accessories to Install on Your Truck for the Great Outdoors

With summer just around the corner it is the ideal time to plan for road trips, beach bumming, and camping with friends. The best spots to hit up may not...Read more

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The Definitive Top 15 Most Iconic Hollywood Cars in Pop Culture

Hollywood has given us some of the most iconic automobiles in history. Their influence has been so great that they span generations. We associate these classic cars with the actors...Read more

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Ford Bronco Restomods For The Modern Times

The new Ford Bronco is expected to make a comeback on American roads in 2020 as announced by Ford during the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. There...Read more

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10 Essentials: The Pre-Road-Trip Car Maintenance Checklist

Memorial Day weekend’s coming up, and we hope you’re just as thrilled as us for the opportunity to go on a road trip. (LA to Cayucos for this writer! Where...Read more