5 Car Maintenance Blogs You Should Read Every Day

5 Car Maintenance Blogs You Should Read Every Day

Blogs are often a great source of information for everyone and with the mushrooming of niche blogs, more and more readers are being educated about the new ways of doing things. Whether you are a pro or a novice, there are blogs all around which can share with you some amazing facts and personal experiences to help you improve your own life also.

Car maintenance is one such area where you require expertise to perform most of the tasks and fortunately there are people out there who are sharing their wealth of experience and expertise on how to maintain a car and perform various tasks to save money and time.

Here is a list of five blogs you should read if you are a car enthusiast or mechanic:


1. Popular Mechanics

If you want to read news about all the advancement in the auto sector or want to get DIY tips, Popular Mechanics is one of the best blogs you should read every day. Popular Mechanics does not only cover the news on cars and autos but it also shares tips and news on other advancements in the technology, such as aviation.

This blog is quite comprehensive and is a gold mine for car enthusiasts or those who need excellent advice on car maintenance.

2. Car Maintenance Tips

Car Maintenance Tips has some great tips on hoe to repair various issues such as wheel bearing noise, power steering racks, transmission, brake problems and other related issues.


This blog is regularly updated and is professionally managed with expert advice on core topics of car maintenance and repairs. Any car enthusiast who is willing to learn hardcore skills on car maintenance should read this blog often as it offers good hands-on tips.

3. Auto Blog

If you want to know more about auto industry, this blog is great source for you to read latest news. Other sister sites of this blog also covers other topics and can provide you a complete experience of reading almost everything about auto industry and products.

Auto Blog claims to cover auto industry obsessively and with more than 190k followers on Twitter, this blog is a rich source for tons of diversified information on the industry. It also provides tips on car maintenance and some of the tips offered are great for anyone looking to try his hand at making repairs on his own.


4. Mathew’s Auto Repair Blog

If you want to read easy to understand tips on how to repair your own car, check out Mathew Wright’s blog. Filled with pictures of exotic locations and nice cars, this blog is your ultimate source. Some of the great tips on heating, cooling systems, suspensions, ignition and other issues are clear and explicit. What is also great about this blog is fact that it offer tips on the basis of models and makes of the cars thus giving readers more flexibility to read only relevant tips on auto repair and maintenance.

5. Robert’s Auto Blog

This blog is probably one of the oldest blogs in this niche as some posts are from 2010. This blog is more focused on mechanics and provide a wealth of information regarding repairs and maintenance. Some of the topics discussed in the blog include how to manage engine fluids, coolant systems, tire servicing, wheel noises and auto body repairs. Robert’s Auto Blog is also good due to the fact that it offers tips for common readers also with little or no auto repair experience. The latest post on driver safety tips for Halloween is relevant and timely.

Whether you are a pro or novice, these blogs will help you to learn few tricks of the trade and try your own hand on the repairs and maintenance so you can avoid costly mechanics. By following the tips offered, you can easily save money and also improve your own skills to repair your vehicles.


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11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

Minimizing Tabs

Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

Incognito Mode

Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:


  1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
  2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
  3. Download extension New Incognito Window

This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

Save Webpages as PDF Files

Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

Open Recently-closed Tabs

Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.


Solve Mathematical Problems

Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

Play Media Files

Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

Stay Focus(e)d

Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.


Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

Grammarly for Editing

Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!


There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.


There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

Chrome Calendar Extension

No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

Final Thoughts

Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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