The great thing about the Nissan LEAF is the minimal amount of maintenance that is required to keep the car running in tip-top shape. One of the “Major” maintenance items for the LEAF is the annual or 15,000 mile replacement of the cabin air filter.
This DIY is applicable to 2011 through 2018 LEAFs. The HVAC system on the LEAF is shared with other Nissan vehicles that use the same “B-Platform” There are close to 12 vehicles world-wide that are based on this chassis.
Continue reading “DIY: LEAF Cabin Air Filter Replacement”
I don’t know what it is with the horns on Hybrids and other Eco cars. They all seem to have horns that were designed by Droopy Dawg. For me that just does not work, I want a horn that shouts respect when I am in the Slow lane and someone tries to mix it up with me!
Continue reading “DIY: 2011 ~ 2017 LEAF Horn Upgrade”
Contrary to popular belief, owners of the Nissan Leaf are not all tree-huggers. In fact, many owners of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle are more likely to wear Piloti driving shoes than Birkenstocks—and are keen to mod their Leaf for better performance and cooler looks. Thanks to the platform that the Leaf shares with several other Nissan vehicles, it’s easy to enhance aerodynamics, braking, suspension, and lighting. Here are a few DIY’s that any EV-Gearhead can accomplish. Continue reading “Performance Mods for the Nissan Leaf”
The 63th annual Porsche Parade was recently in Osage Beach MO. I can’t believe it’s almost been four year since I was at the 2014 event, which took place in Monterey, Calif. Time flies when you’re obsessed with Porsche classics. Continue reading “The Trials and Tribulations of a Porsche Concours Fanatic”
One of the easiest automotive upgrades you can do is to upgrade your headlights with brighter and more modern light bulbs. Over the years, lighting technology has been steadily improving, starting with brighter halogen bulbs, and then HID Xenon bulbs. These bulbs were brighter but had drawbacks from poor color temperature, poor beam pattern, or a need to do significant rewiring of the headlight enclosure. Continue reading “LED Headlight Upgrades: A Brighter Idea”
It is my hope to provide you with entertaining insights into the world of transportation here. It is also a place for me to learn the intricacies of WordPress, and to elevate myself beyond just a WordPress amateur. Stay tuned and let’s see what happens.