The Best Overland Vehicle Under $5000 You Can Buy

off road car with tent on roof parked on lake shore in forest

The so-called “Jeep creep” and “Toyota tax” is in full effect Lately. Since I care so much about you Automotivists, I made it my mission to find the best overland vehicle under $5000 I could find, saving you the hassle.  Overlanding is becoming the new hobby for the housebound millennials. Work from home and virus restrictions have created a hunger for the outdoors.  I, for one, am all for that. What I’m not down with is the price premium this is putting on all the previously cheap and plentiful off…

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How To Change The Serpentine Belt On Your Toyota V6

So this is your guide on how to change the serpentine belt on your Toyota V6. For a while now on my daily driver (2007 Toyota Camry) I’ve had this terrible squeaking noise. It’s the kind of noise that drives you crazy and makes you hate driving it. Some days it would go away and other days it would come back with a vengeance, so I knew it was the belt. I figured out that my engine, the V6 2GFRE, has an easily changeable serpentine belt. It’s a fairly simple…

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How To Fix Anything On Your Car Yourself- Mostly

bearded man fixing motorcycle in workshop

So you want to know how to fix anything on your car yourself eh? If you’re anything like me you like to wrench on your car when you get the chance; whether its to save money, experiment, or just maybe the problem doesn’t seem big enough to warrant a visit to an actual mechanic, as was the case with my most recent wrenching experience. The Problem So its march, and it’s been pretty cold lately. My daily driver (2007 Toyota Camry) had develop a weird noise coming from the steering…

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Best Cars Under $5k: The Cursory List

I consistently have friends and family looking for advice on car purchases. The question that comes up the most is best budget car for the lowest price. Specifically what are the best cars under $5k, because well, nobody has money to spend anymore. The one advantage to obsessing about cars is you can occasionally talk about them and give some useful advice. So to make it easier for myself I decided to write down a list of what I think is the best value in cars these days. We’re talking…

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