Monday, May 11, 2015



Off of a post made by, here are some things that can help you get that desirable part that is no longer in stock.

For the toolbox, an old military box will do the trick. You can pick them up online on or at any military surplus store. They are cheap, durable and waterproof so it'll be everything you need and much more. You can even stand on it for a few more inches or use it as a hammer.

The common wrenches are always a must. Whether it's taking off rusty bolt or using it to take off a hose. The sizes you'll need and we find most common are 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", and 3/4" sizes. 

You know, Autoweek made a good point with this one. The crescent wrench has become a common name just like Kleenex so any generic brand will work. It'll help you get those weird bolt heads that the normal wrench just can't get.

Pliers, everything you'll need when you can't grab that tricky part or just need some extra mini jaws of death.

Something so simple but we use them almost every time we work on something, screw drivers. You'll need both phillips + and flat heads - when completely you're cheap tool box. Can easily find these at a thrift store, or any store for that matter for pretty dang cheap.

A ratchet and socket set would be the bees knees. Even if you throw in some extensions that'll come in handy even more. Make sure it works though and go from right to left. You don't want to get out in the yard and find out your ratchet is broken, well it goes for any tool. So make sure to check them.

Last but certainly not least, a box knife. You'll need it more than you think, whether it's cutting hoses, seats or plastic. Trust us on this one, you'll be grateful when you see it in you toolbox.

That's mostly all you'll need when you get out there to the ever so needed junkyards. Plus with the military box, there will always be room for extra tools you find you'll need along the way.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Utah Car Cents - Exclusive Promise Pricing

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Jeff Miller from Mark Miller Subaru announces they will be going to a non-negotionable price model.

Starting today, April 1st, 2015 Mark Miller Subaru Midtown and South Towne will be starting their new promise pricing, non-negotionable price strategy. Jeff says, "We're finding what people hate about us... People don't want to go buy a car and that's a problem - when people want to come to you and they hate the fight, they hate the negotiating."

This is a big move for not only Mark Miller Subaru, but the car buying experience in general. We can simply ask you, how do you feel about this move? From the callers on the show, it seems like a lot of people love the idea!

On another note, Mark Miller Subaru will also be holding the Do Good Feel Good event. During the event you can go to the Mark Miller Facebook Page and vote for a charity as well as for every car sold, $75 will be donated to a local charity.

Big things from Mark Miller Subaru, we'll follow along and see how they continue to change the automotive industry!

The PodCast is above so be sure to listen to it and tune in every Saturday from 10am to noon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ferrari Calling Back Already Rare Ferrari's!


The already rare and limited LaFerrari hypercars are being sent back to service for an update/paint job to the fuel tank. According to Ferrari, the so called "upgrade" is not a recall but just something they may have missed during production.

Ferrari states, "Due to a possible incorrect adhesion of a layer of paint on the fuel tank, some clients have been invited to take their cars to an authorized service center to substitute the fuel tank with a new one with new paint.”

But how many Ferrari's are actually affected?! According to Ferrari, only a limited amount of the fuel tanks are of concern. “The time to change the fuel tank is relatively short and the intervention concerns only a limited number of LaFerraris,” Ferrari said.

However, according to, there's more to the story including a fire risk, but more importantly the fact that Ferrari is upgrading the tanks with a non-conducting surface. The accusations seem realistic when a picture of a LaFerrari has already been spotted inside a German shop for servicing of the recent problem.

Maybe Ferrari made too many of the limited LaFerrari and forgot the classic phrase, "quality over quantity."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dad Finds Out His Son is Sleeping With His Car

We all have our own little twerks here and there, some of us even have addictions, but this kid is on a whole new level.

Love is Love. Right?

Thank goodness for The Learning Channel and it's educational content.  What would we do, if we had never learned about strange addictions, especially car addictions.  If not taken seriously, our own love for our cars could get out of hand, escalating quickly until we have no one else left to love.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The New Ford Focus RS

Ford revealed the new Focus RS this morning on their Facebook page and other Medias.

Inside EVO also released a new new video going over the details of the new car right after the release.

So far... We know that the new Focus RS will be sold world wide and features Fiesta-esk  Rally Cross styling and a Formula one inspired rear end.

The front grille has been designed specifically for air flow, featuring more a honey-comb mesh than a plastic as seen on the new 2015 WRX STI.

EVO reported that ford was "coy" on the new engine only telling them of a 6800 RPM Redline and that it will come with the 2.4 Liter Eco-Boost from the UK Mustang, but with new reinforced cylinders, heads and head gaskets for increased heat tolerance.  The eco-boost turbo will have a new Twin Scroll design.  The new RS will also have Torque Vectoring, 4wd drive train, up to 70% transfer to rear end and 100% to front end control along with lateral grip of 1G.
Ford Boasts of controlled over-steered drifts on tracks, Brembo Brakes, Adjustable Suspension, new front knuckles and shorter link arms for the front end with stiffer everything all around.

  The price tag is not yet known, but EVo is guessing an HP range of over 350hp and under 30,000 Euros.   (probably about 32-35,000 USD)

The interior is staged with blue-stitching on the steering wheel and Recaro Seats with RS stitching that will match the paint job.  The steering wheel has adapted to, and looks very similar to the Subaru 2015 STI and WRX, featuring a a sport flat bottomed wheel and aggressive styling. We actually see a lot of similarities between the two makers.  

The car will come in 5 colors.
Liquid Blue (Show Cars Only)
Stealth Grey
Absolute Black
Frozen White
Nitrous Blue

SuperCars of London also showed a sneek peek of PRO Rally driver KEN BLOCK showing off a little bit in the new ride.

Fords Official Revealing followed by EVO and Supercars London Videos.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Utah Car Cents Audio 1/11/2015




Car Cents.


Here's Audio from Saturday's show 1/11/2015.


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Monday, January 5, 2015

Hyundai's Exobaby

Have you seen this?

This Hyundai Ad has gone viral on social media,  with over 14 million views on Youtube.   The baby's exosuit in the ad symbolizes Hyundai's new in car safety tech that detects irregularities on the road. It looks to be another set up like Subaru's eyesight.  It's a bit odd, or... Creepy.  How does this make you feel?

Friday, January 2, 2015

Utah Car Cents Gas Tip

See a tanker at the gas station?  Keep Driving...

We have spoken about this from time to time on the Radio Show and Podcast, but we thought this a great tip for the blog as well. Gasoline goes through quite the refining process, but small particles still make through from time to time and eventually build up.  In turn, these particles can eventually end up in your own gas tank and cause problems. These problems can become a serious issue when it comes time to refill that gas tank of yours. Filters become clogged,  fuel gets cut off and engines can misfire. 

When the giant tanks at the gas station are replenished, all the new fuel coming in stirs up the sediment at the bottom, which then makes it easier to get into your tank.  So if you are in need of gas and see a tanker at the station, wait a bit or keep on driving.  Once the new fuel has been replaced and has settled, all the gunk will end up on the bottom of the tank again, making it much harder to find its way into your car.