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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:

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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.

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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.

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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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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

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Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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