Articles about Car Ownership

And it’s still in working order
This, dear readers, is what commitment looks like. In 1976, Canadian businessman Bill MacEachern took delivery of a brand-new Porsche 911 Turbo. Rather than lock it away in the hope it might gain value, or use it only sparingly at weekends,
All Bimmers bought brand-new in 2019 (plus some from 2018) are also covered
Part of what makes or breaks a deal when potential car buyers go out shopping is the maintenance-even if said buyer is browsing through the catalog of more luxurious brands like BMW.If you're currently on the lookout for a
Good to know
Here's some good news for Toyota owners: If your ride was affected by last week's Taal Volcano ashfall, the Japanese car manufacturer is offering a 20% discount on select parts and labor cost.Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced its 'special
The online secondhand-vehicle scene can be tricky to navigate
It has been many years since I last bought a brand-new vehicle. Ever since discovering the wonders of secondhand vehicle shopping (both cars and bikes) and the joys of depreciation (as in you let someone else bear the brunt of it),
Is your car still covered in ash?
Did you wake up this morning to find your beloved ride covered in volcanic ash? Don't worry, you're not alone.The ashfall from yesterday afternoon's Taal Volcano phreatic eruption made its way to areas well outside the crater's
Our cars deserve all the loving this season, too
It's Christmas time yet again, which means a lot of you have been busy shopping for gifts for your loved ones this season. For some of us, though, a huge chunk of our shopping budget for the holidays is allotted to
This coming Monday, December 2
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has had to deal with problems regarding its license-plate production for several years now. But a lot has changed since then thanks to recent developments.The agency acquired the 'IDeROBOT' license plate-making machine last March,
As an alternative, applicants may also train with the agency for a lower fee
Right now, applying for a driver's license with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is relatively easy, at least compared with Japan's application process and that of many other countries. Get behind the wheel, learn how to get from point A
Here's all the information you need
Applying for or renewing a driver's license can be time-consuming, we know-especially when the Land Transportation Office (LTO) branch you're at is filled to the brim with fellow applicants. But you have to admit: the process is pretty
How many do you have?
Just because you have a valid driver's license doesn't mean you can just get behind the wheel of any vehicle.Some of you probably know this (and we're willing to be some of you don't), but there's
Do you remember these?
Current windshield stickers are used by both public and private entities to indicate that vehicles they are operating are legally allowed to use either public (national) or private (subdivision) roads. Since the 1960s, government institutions, private schools, corporations, and clubs have also
Ready your stomachs
Who hasn't spilled something inside their car? Very few car owners, we're assuming-which is fine, because hey, it happens to everybody at some point.A cup of coffee, a bottle of water, some fries, maybe...nothing too extreme. Every
I learned that with a small, rugged multi-cab
What's the most memorable car for you? Is it the one that's been with you for a few decades now? Is it the family car you grew up with? Is it the hand-me-down you got back in college?
Should you pay attention to these?
The other day, I was at a tire shop and was watching as tires were being mounted for another customer. I noticed that the technician doing the mounting wasn't paying attention to the alignment of the dots on the sidewall
A potentially dangerous problem
I started noticing a faint fluttering noise coming from my Miata's engine bay whenever the engine was under load, but only at very low revs. At engine speeds above 4,000rpm the annoying sound disappeared. It was a very soft clicking
These parts don't last forever
Knowing your car intimately will help prolong its life. Be aware of wear items like belts and hoses. These components are often overlooked and if they fail, you will be left stranded by the side of the road. These parts don't
It's easy to keep it water-free
As tough and reliable as a diesel engine is, it does require extra attention when it comes to maintenance. Here's a simple procedure that anyone can do, and it will come in handy if your diesel motor won't start.Super
Because rainy season is in full swing
If you are able to catch rust early, you can remedy it yourself without having to resort to extensive body repair. You just need to know what to look for and have the right tools for the job.Medium. You need some
Be smart about it
This is something that we don't wish on anybody, especially during a heavy deluge. But it can and does happen. On an older car, the cause can be a broken or worn-out wiper linkage. On a more modern car, the
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