Car Facts

Are JDM Engines Good?

When upgrading, fixing/repairing, or otherwise modifying a car, you might have the opportunity to purchase a JDM engine. But are JDM engines any good? In this edition of Car Facts, we are going to look at the pros and cons of using a JDM engine in your car. NB: For the purposes of this article …

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Which JDM Brand Is The Best?

Here at Garage Dreams, we love JDM cars. One of our editors has spent time living in Japan (and will probably be headed back there at some stage in the future) and we have owned various JDM vehicles over the years, including one of us having two successive generations of the rare, and somewhat failed …

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MIVEC vs VTEC – What’s The Difference?

Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, if you wanted power (albeit at higher RPMs) and efficiency, then Honda had you sorted with its legendary VTEC system. Learn what VTEC means here if you’d like more information.  VTEC became a byword for providing the user with an engine that could potter around town and be …

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Is The 300ZX A JDM Car?

The Nissan 300ZX is one of the best Japanese performance cars of all time. As one of the “hero cars” of 1990s Japanese performance motoring (alongside the likes of the Mitsubishi 3000GT, Toyota Supra Mk4, Mazda RX-7 etc) the 300ZX has gained a legendary reputation and loyal following. It is also a popular choice with …

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Is The 300ZX A Good Drift Car?

I’ll be honest right from the outset – I’m not the biggest drifting enthusiast. I can appreciate the talent, and good drifting is certainly an art form … but the closest I’ve come to living out the “Initial D” dream is when I spun out my old Mazda Sentia on a wet roundabout one morning …

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Can Wax Damage Your Car?

can wax damage your car's paintwork

If you’re learning about detailing and protecting your car, then you’ve no doubt heard that waxing your vehicle is very important. Proper waxing (with a good quality wax such as Meguiar’s Ultimate Liquid Wax) will help to protect your car’s paint finish and minimise damage from environmental contaminants … all while making your car look …

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Can I Mix and Match Tires on My Car?

Tires are a crucial part of any vehicle, and they’re often overlooked. If you take a moment to really consider it, you’ll realize they are involved in everything from accelerating, to steering, to braking. Any time the car is moving (and even when it’s not; it’s gotta stay put somehow, right?) the tires are playing …

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Is Spray Wax Bad For Your Car?

When it comes to car cleaning, it’s not unreasonable to want to find the fastest, easiest and most efficient way to get the job done. There are all sorts of gadgets, gizmos and supposedly innovative products that are designed to make car cleaning and detailing less of a chore. For example, in recent years we’ve …

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