Category Archives: AUTO/OFF-ROAD

Tips for that Long Drive

Tips for preparing for a long drive:

First off you should get a good night’s sleep so you are up for the drive. Definitely don’t go out early in the morning after a night of partying and drinking. And, of course, never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs including over the counter and prescription medicine. If you are sick or tired it is probably best you just stay home. There will always be another day for you to have fun in the sun on the trails and rocks.


If you are ready for the drive let’s make sure your ride is too. There are several things you should check before heading out for the ride:

–          Front and rear tire pressures, check your spare tire too

–          Proper torque settings on all lug nuts Continue reading

No, No Mods California

Want to modify and upgrade your ride to get noticed on the streets and increase horsepower while at the same time not get the unwanted attention from LEOs? The following is an informational list you will probably not want to do if you live in sunny California. If your stereo can be heard from 50 ft, that’s a no no. Other modifications noticeable at distance are lacking front and rear license plates, having blue or yellow headlights, or headlights that are of higher wattage than the OEM headlights. If you’re so cool you drive with just your parking lights on, expect to get some one on one time with Joe or Jane Cop. Surely if you’ve added flashy decorative lights you’re begging to get pulled over or beat up. Your front turn signals must be white or yellow and the rear turn signals must be red or yellow. If you want add lights to your windshield nozzles, the lights better be cute shades of white or yellow ;). Adding lights to your tire’s valve stems might look cool at speed but another ticket on the fridge won’t (or maybe it will). Want to add lights around your rear license plate? That’s okay as long as the lights are red. And, the rear of your ride needs to have rear red reflectors. Continue reading