Luxury Cars vs. Mainstream Cars: What You Need to Know

It’s no surprise that brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi have a different reputation than Honda, Ford, and Toyota. While all of these brands produce production cars, the differences between the first set of luxury cars and the second set of mainstream cars might not be clearly defined for someone who’s in the market for a new vehicle.

Women are Driving the Car Purchasing Process

When it comes to purchasing decisions for the household, women are major influencers these days. With a knack for online research, budgeting skills, and a willingness to wait until the right time, women have excelled at purchasing vehicles.

But some women still don’t feel particularly comfortable as consumers at dealerships.

Should I Warm Up My Car’s Engine In The Winter?

In the past, the common practice was to “gear up and let it idle to warm up my car’s engine.” However, contrary to this former best practice, this strategy does not prolong the life of your engine. In fact, it strips oil away from the engine’s cylinders and pistons.

In an internal combustion engine, pistons compress a mixture of air and vaporized fuel within each of the engine’s cylinders. The mixture is then ignited to create a combustion event, like a small, controlled explosion that powers the engine.

But, when your engine is cold, the gasoline is less likely to evaporate and create the correct ratio of air and vaporized fuel for these small explosions. Engines with electronic fuel injection have sensors that compensate for the cold by pumping more gasoline into the mixture. The engine continues to run this way until it heats up to about 40 degrees.

Which Household Products Performed Just as Well as RainX Anti-Fog? [Videos]

Anti-fog, it may be one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread.

…Ok, that was an exaggeration…

But for glasses and hockey visors, anti-fog solutions are great, especially during the winter. Now some people may not be aware of this but, some everyday products have been proven to be just as effective as a bottle of RainX anti-fog.

In this video, ChrisFix shot a YouTube video putting some urban legends to the test and found that one product performed just as well as RainX’s Anti-Fog. The products were: shaving cream, baby soap, hand sanitizer, and a potato. Can you guess which one worked? Watch the video to find out which product will keep your windows from fogging up for less than a bottle of RainX!

Looking for another solution? Here’s a second video where ChrisFix put viewers’ submissions to the test. SPOILER ALERT: He had another winner!