The Chip Marathon

Dave doing a chip repair on a customer's car.

*ring ring* Hello? “Hi, is your chip running?” *click*   You can’t see me, but I am taking a bow for that highly intellectual joke re-write. Thank you, I am here all year! Anyways…… The Chips. We’ve mentioned them a few times here before. I’m sure there are a couple of old ‘Chip’ blogs laying…

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Your Car and Freezing

Car Modifications on Red Porche on icy highway

  Winter time introduces an entirely new variety of issues for car owners. The colder the temperature becomes, the more difficult it is for your engine to start functioning. Metal, rubber, and liquids that are all essential to the startup of an engine become stiff, brittle, and even frozen during the winter months. This might…

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DIY Windshield Replacement?

Dave adjusting a windshield wiper

In the world of Pinterest and DIY, a lot of people are considering what they can do themselves that they would normally pay someone to do. Painting a house, changing your oil, you name it, people are opting to get a little messy to pinch some pennies. We don’t blame them either! There are certain…

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Scientific(?) Proof Why Dogs Stick Their Head Out the Window

We’ve all seen our beloved pets stick their furry faces out the window, their tongue flopping in the wind and drool painting the side of our car. But have you ever wondered why they do it? We assume it’s because they enjoy it, something about the wind flowing through their hair maybe. I don’t think…

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How Prep for the Rainy Season

Shout it from the rooftops! At long last, our extremely dry state is getting rain after (nearly) a year! Ask any Arizonan if they enjoy the rain and I will guarantee they say yes. If they don’t then they’re not really from here. Imposters! I find it hard to understand how some people scoff and…

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Top 10 Ways to Cool Off this Summer

Okay, wow just wow, it’s gotten extremely hot out. Sure, it’s summer and yes this might be typical, but after such a mild and warm winter, I don’t think we’re quite ready for this. Perhaps my memory is bad, or I refuse to admit that Arizona is a desert (it is), but these past few…

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Top 10 South West Road Trip Destinations

This is our short list of go-to road trip destinations around the South West U.S. There are some that have been left off, but then again, 10 spaces isn’t nearly enough to include all the great places to visit in the SW. Let us know how many you’ve been to or what you’ve heard about…

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MUST HAVE Road Trip Essentials

Summer is the season for roads trips. The warm weather and desire to escape it is enough to get anyone in an air-conditioned car. Besides, who wants to stay at home all summer anyway? We are meant to travel and see the world during these few warm, and sometimes unbearably scorching, months. If you have…

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A Brief History of the Automobile

Cars have been around for our entire lives and its history is one of great fascination. Sadly, no one today that was around before automobiles were invented. Before you jump up to argue, the oldest living person was born in 1900 and the first automobile was invented around 1885. So, everyone alive today is younger…

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How to Clean the Inside of Your Windshield

We all have seen it. That gross, cloudy film that suddenly appears on the inside of your windshield. No one ever notices it until driving directly into the sunlight, when the film decides you don’t need to see the road anymore. And no one ever thinks to clean it off, since it rarely makes an…

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