Can You Wash Car Mats in the Washer? – Ask The Experts

For such a simple product, many vehicle owners are still not clear on whether you can put your car mats through the washer. This is unsurprising, given that there is no clear-cut answer either way. The truth is that is depends entirely upon the specific type and design of car mat that you’re using. Read ahead to find out more. Quick Navigation Carpeted car matsMachine washingHand washingRubber car matsHand washingPressure washingBottom line Carpeted car mats Carpeted car mats are inevitably going to get stained, as they don’t have the same liquid or dirt repellent properties as their rubber counterparts.  Fortunately, they are easy … Read more

Car Battery Leaking From Top? Here’s What You Should Know

It’s called sweating. Your car battery is covered with drops and eventually it turns to a hard substance.What is it and what are you supposed to do about it?Don’t panic. These guidelines will help you.So here are the facts to know when your car battery is leaking from the top. Quick Navigation Is a sweating battery dangerous?Is it normal that new batteries leak?Why is your battery leaking?Rapid charging:Overfilled battery chambers:Expanding plates:Did you tip it?:A Cracked Battery:Cold climate:Old age:Conclusion: Is a sweating battery dangerous? The short answer is yes. Below you’ll see many reasons for a battery’s leaking. Some circumstances are … Read more

Best Car Battery for Cold Weather? [Comparison and Editor’s Choice]

As the weather gets colder, your car will be put under a lot more stress and wear than usual.One of the biggest challenges that your vehicle can face is the cold start, as freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your engine and your battery in particular.Fortunately, with modern technology these days, there are many new battery models from which you can choose that will enable you to start your car in almost any condition, even if snow and ice are commonplace.Today I’m going to look at some of the best options out there, as well as go over the most … Read more

Car Battery Types and Sizes Explained

In today’s post I’ll cover the different types of car battery that are there on the market, how they differenciate from one another and the different sizes of car batteries that we can find. There’s still some confusion around car batteries. Do they need maintenance? What’s a deep cycle battery?  And my favorite:​I need a new car battery… which one is the best and how do I know I’m getting the right size? So let’s dive right into it! Quick Navigation ​Car Battery TypesWet Cell Car BatteriesVRLA Car BatteriesBattery Sizes and GroupsSide-Post BatteriesRecessed Top PostsAmerican Standard Top PostsWrapping Up: ​Car Battery TypesThere are two main … Read more

15 Great Gift Ideas for Gearheads

I remember being a kid. It was so easy to make me happy with any kind of gift. I wanted it all! Board games, gameboy games (90’s boy!) comics, books (I’ve always been a bit of a wookworm) Lego stuff, hot wheels, StarWars things… But with the years I started shifting more and more into techy stuff that was rather hard to understand for my parents, sisters and (eventually) girlfriend. They knew I had my house full of tools, dvds about driving techniques, a garage with one half-built 125cc motorcycle, an old car with only god knows how many speakers and amplifiers … Read more