Dirk Gibson

name Dirk Gibson loves to work on cars and put after market accessories to really crank them up.

Traction Control vs. Electronic Stability Control Systems

01st August 2009
Cars come with so many driver assistance systems these days it is hard to know which is which. In this article, we take a look at what traction control and electronic stability control systems are and how they differ. The Lamborghini's of the 1970s wer... Read >

Will The BMW GINA Ever Become a Production Car?

29th July 2009
BMW is known for excellent engineering. The design elements of the company were traditionally a bit conservative, but the design of the cars has come a long way in the recent past. The foray into Formula One and the GINA experiment are given a lot of cred... Read >

The Cons of Owning A Mini Cooper

16th July 2009
The Mini Cooper is extremely popular given the pure fun of driving one and the relatively low price. There are waiting lines in many parts of the country to buy one. Yes, even in this economy. That doesn't mean that the car doesn't have its negative issue... Read >

How Does Your Fuel Gauge Work?

16th July 2009
We all know we are running out of fuel when what happens? Yep, that little yellow light starts lighting up on the dashboard. Like Pavlov's dogs, we know it is time to fuel up, but how does our car know that it needs gas? Let's take a look. The fuel tan... Read >

The Lazy Way to Check Wheel Bearings on Your Car

04th June 2009
I have the laziness gene. I'll admit it. The idea of taking apart a section of my car just to see if there is a problem is not my idea of a good time, particularly when it is going to take some time. With this in mind, I offer you a lazy way to check whet... Read >

Tire Codes – Understanding What The Numbers on Your Tire Mean

12th May 2009
Modern tires have come along way when it comes to ride and complexity. Every tire has a unique purpose. To understand what you have and the type of tire you need, you have to grasp what the tire code on the side of the tire means. Many people view tir... Read >