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A Guide to the Different TyJust as people age and need to change their dietary habits, cars also age and may perform better with a change to the engine oil you put it them. With many types of oil and brands available, it can sometimes be difficult to discern which one best suits your needs. In this article, we'll take a look at the different types of engine oil available at your local auto parts store or favorite oil change location. This way, you can make a more informed decision regarding the type of oil you need when it's time for your next oil change.

In short, motor oil can be classified into four categories:

What Is Tire RetreadingThe short and simple definition of retreading is taking an old tire with a worn-out tread, peeling off that tread, and putting on a new one. The reality is a little more complicated than that, of course.

Also, some misinformation floating around about retreading can confuse people who are thinking about getting remanufactured (or retreaded) tires. Let's get into the details.

Why Bother with Retreading Tires?

It would be great if tires never wore down, but they do. As we drive, the tread gets shallower and shallower. This damage reduces the tire's grip, which becomes unsafe after a certain point, especially if you're driving in snow or rain.

The Biggest Truck Stops in Road trips are awesome. Heading out on the highway, hitting some back roads, maybe even heading to one of the great driver's roads like the Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee/North Carolina. But eventually, you'll have to take a break.

You'll need gas, food, a restroom, or maybe a new charging cable after you realize your old one wasn't charging your phone. If you want to get all of that done at once, there's no better place than a truck stop. And there are no better truck stops than these.

Iowa 80

Well, Iowa 80 isn't the largest truck stop in America. Nope. Iowa 80 is the largest truck stop in the world. Just off I-80 at exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa, the Iowa 80 truck stop is more like a mall crossed with an airport terminal. It has a movie theater, a pet wash, a library, a barbershop, a dentist's office, a workout room, and even a chiropractor.

How Much Tint Is Too Much TDon't expect a quick or easy answer to the question of tinting, because different states have different rules about how much tint they'll allow. Depending on where you live, you might be able to get nearly opaque windows, or you might not be able to so much as smudge your windows without getting a ticket.

Tint Percentage

The way to measure window tinting is by Visible Light Transmission (VLT). VLT gives a percentage to indicate how much light passes through, with 100% being the most light and 0% being the least. 100% is no tint, and 0% completely blocks light.

Why Tint Your Windows at All?

Concept Cars That Made It tUsually, when a car manufacturer unveils a concept car, it's met with ooohs and aaahs, and then collectively, everyone realizes that it'll never make it into production. There are those rare times, however, when a concept car not only gets the green light and is sold to the public nearly untouched from its concept form.

Here, let's celebrate the times that's happened and (in at least one case) shake our heads.

Porsche Boxster