When To Replace Your Car Battery [Hint: Before it dies]

I’m guilty. I left my Civic’s battery die. I went down to my driveway this morning and the car just wouldn’t start.  It’s my fault. I knew it wasn’t on a good condition But I’m sure you can relate: Your car battery isn’t something you are day in and day out thinking about, is it?It isn’t until it gives up and leaves us shouting and cursing that we think “I’ve should have changed it before winter!” ​ So I thought I’d swallow my “I take such a good care of my rides” pride and see the silver lining on this, so today I want to talk … Read more

Why is synthetic oil so expensive? Ask Alex #2

Today I want to answer a question that I’ve got millions of times.  Why is synthetic oil so expensive? The answer, although simple, involves a few insider tricks of the industry to explain you why you pay $35 for a regular oil change but $80 or more for a synthetic oil change​.  And I know you love some insider secrets. Let’s jump into it.​ Quick Navigation 1. Additives2. Base oil3. How garages lure you4. You actually save money (what???)5. Conclusion 1. AdditivesThe most important difference between conventional and synthetic oils, are the additives. Typically, synthetic oils come with a pack of additives such as detergents, … Read more

Why Do Car Batteries Corrode? Ask Alex #3

Hey guys! This week I want to aswer Kevin’s question back on the post where I reviewed my favorite car batteries. Kevin asked: Why do car batteries corrode? So i’m going to dive right into it to help you find out why this happens, what’s the effect it may have in your car’s functioning and how to get rid of corrosion! Quick Navigation The reason SOME car batteries corrode:When does this happen?Negative effects of corroded terminals.How to clean the terminals from corrosion.Wrapping Up: The reason SOME car batteries corrode:I’m sure you’ve seen this before: Corrosion (this blue-ish dust) on the battery’s terminals happens only … Read more

Where does synthetic oil come from? Ask Alex #1

In this new series I’ll be answering questions that I recieve on the comments, on twitter or by email.  Today’s question is “Where does synthetic oil come from?” by Aaron via email. Before I get down to the differences between conventional oil and synthetic oil, what kind of synthetic oils exist and where they come from, here’s the article that lead to the question from Aaron:Synthetic Oil Change Interval​Let’s dive right into the topic! Quick Navigation How to know the origin: The base oil.​Full synthetic oils: Groups 4 and 5 base oilsGroup IV Base Oils.​Group V base oilsUh-uh. Natural Gas?​Wrapping it up. DISCOVER … Read more

How to wax a car properly [Step-by-step guide]

Do you want your car to be freaking shiny and looking like brand new? I know you do. I’ll teach you right now how to wax a car properly for ultimate protection, looks and awesomeness. Many car owners think wax are a thing from the past you know, from our grandpas era where car paints weren’t resistant at all.​ These car owners are very much mistaken: wax has long been essential to smart car care and preserving the resale value of your vehicle. Waxing your car has long been viewed by many car owners as just a way to make the paint look shinier on … Read more