At age 25, stock car racing driver Ryan Preece has built a strong resume. He made his NASCAR debut in 2007 in the Whelen Modified Tour, and has since made 123 starts, earning 15 wins, 55 top-fives, 78 top-tens, and 14 pole awards.  In 2008, Preece became the youngest driver in Whelen Modified Tour history […]

So, you’re hearing a rubbing or grinding noise in your brakes? You know what that means, even if you are not accustomed to fixing your own car: it’s time to change the brake pads.  You could rely on repair shop for the fix. Replacing the brake pads will cost you around $150 (more or less, […]

I love fixing my project cars, but hate doing maintenance on the daily drivers. One is enjoying my hobby, the other feels like work. But, sometimes I can’t avoid it.  Thankfully, my wife’s 2005 Honda CRV hasn’t needed much outside of oil changes, air filters and drivetrain lubrication service. Recently it hit the 98K mile […]

Some repairs you do yourself, some you delegate to the local garage. No shame in that – maybe the job is too complex, or you just don’t have the time to do it yourself.  That was the case when I brought my 2003 Jetta TDI wagon (yes, it is a veggie car) to get a […]

No matter the application, if you’re dealing with an assembly that has seen its share of wear and tear, you may come across a stripped thread. When that happens, you should install a helicoil to create a new thread for a fastener to attach to.  Here’s how it works: While it’s a great fix, when […]

It’s a decision that’s faced by everyone who enjoys restoring or modifying vintage vehicles: Do what looks good, or do what’s going to take the least amount of time?  What is more important – getting the job done quickly with minimal effort, or driving up in a car that is going to draw the admiration […]

Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to tackle some of the automotive projects you may have been putting off all winter. Many of us were avoiding things like brake repair and tune-ups because it was just way too cold to spend much time in the garage. Here are two tips for getting your […]

If you live anywhere in the country that gets snow, you’ve probably had more than your fair share of that cold white stuff this winter. The good news is that spring is finally here — but the bad news is that a lot of road salt is coating the underside of our vehicles. Salt is […]

What happens when a 10,000-pound truck jumps 20 feet in the air and then plummets back to earth?  The answer, usually, is nothing good. But such vehicle maintenance nightmares are just another day in the life of a monster truck like Ballistic, built and driven by Georgia native Mac Plecker. Loctite® brand adhesive is a […]

The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is underway, and once again Loctite is delighted to be a sponsor of Fastenal, represented this year by driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion.  Loctite’s partnership with Fastenal is now in its fifth year, both in the Nationwide Racing Series and now in Sprint […]