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Satin Black vs. Matte BlackIs it semantics, or is there a difference between satin and matte? And if there is a difference, where does the difference lie? This inquiry is a great question because there are many details, and the difference is significant, whether you choose to dress up your whole car or just black out your wheels.

Paint Sheens

Contrasting satin and matte paints is a bit of a conundrum because while one of these is likely to have been factory applied to an expensive European car, the other is most likely to be seen as an aftermarket modification on pickups and SUVs.

How Many Miles Should Tires LastTires are a significant and unavoidable part of your vehicle's maintenance requirements. They will cost three to four figures on average, so you're going to want to make them last as long as possible.

Mileage Expectations

How many miles a set of tires lasts is going to depend in large part on what you spend. Typically, you get what you pay for, and the more you spend, the more miles you'll get.

Some all-season tires come with an 80,000-mile treadwear warranty, but that doesn't mean they're guaranteed to last that long. Most tires last around 40,000 miles, mainly because theyre not maintained well.

The total mileage you get out of a set of tires depends on the tire's compound, how you drive, and how well you maintain your vehicle.

How Long Does it Take to Replace a WindshieldSay your windshield has a crack or chip in it. You procrastinate, not wanting to have to deal with the inconvenience of getting it handled.

This reluctance is a mistake. You might be surprised by how quickly it can be fixed.

30 to 60 Minutes

Most mobile glass professionals can have your car's windshield replaced in half an hour to an hour. That's kind of incredible, isn't it? What's even more incredible is what happens when you consider everything they do in that short amount of time:

7 Cars with Best Gas Mileage2022 has been an interesting year already, if only in terms of cars. It seems electric cars are definitely a thing, gas prices are at historic highs, and there’s more efficiency-boosting technology going into cars than ever before.

But saving money isn't just about efficiency and mileage; it's about the purchase cost too. We've prepared a list of 7 cars that get the best gas mileage, along with their list prices as a prime consideration.

And we've also included some tips on how to get the most out of your car, too, because saving money isn't so much about driving the latest and greatest. It's about how you drive.

What Does Sugar Do in a Gas TankThere's an old saw about sugar and gas tanks that's been circulating in pop culture since at least the 1950s. If you pour sugar into somebody's gas tank, it's supposed to gel into some kind of gasoline-flavored pudding, which sounds like something that would be on the menu at Flo's Diner in Radiator Springs.

But is it real? Does sugar in a gas tank really ruin your engine?

Read on for the truth.

The Chemistry

First, sugar doesn't really dissolve in gasoline. Back in the mid-nineties, some extremely bored scientist decided to put sugar and gasoline in a centrifuge to see if he could measure the rate at which gasoline actually incorporated sugar into itself, and he discovered something: it doesn't.