[Philkotse guide] Check out for top 5 tips to learn more about cars

Updated Dec 04, 2019 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

Want to increase your knowledge about vehicles in general? Here are five easy ways to do so.

Like many areas of interest, the world of automobiles is a vast topic. Driving can be learned in just a few weeks, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the concept of four-wheeled vehicles. There is definitely more to it than just knowing when to fill up the gas tank.

Maybe you’ve just been into cars recently? Does your hobby or job require that you learn more than just knowing how to drive? Perhaps you have your own reason why you want to learn more about cars. Although we can’t say that the subject is easy for everyone, it’s possible.

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Like many areas of interest, the world of automobiles is a vast topic

In the Philippines, there are courses that you could take to learn more about four-wheeled vehicles. These mainly focus on the operation, troubleshooting, and repair of cars. There are paid courses that vary in coverage and duration.

But outside of those, there are more ways to learn about vehicles. Although these ways could be less conventional than what anyone would originally think of, they actually work. Below are just some of Philkotse.com's best suggestions on how you can learn more about cars.

1. Watch cable TV

Now you may think that this will induce laziness. But we’re here to point you in the right direction. To get the most out of your TV, subscribe to a cable service with gearhead shows. There are tons of cars, and vehicle-focused TV shows out there.

All you have to do is choose which you think is best and subscribe to that. There are service providers that will let you choose which channels you want to watch. You can order which channels you want to keep to save money.

If you don’t know where to start, you can check online forums. Surely, birds of the same feather will be glad to help each other, right? But if you’re looking for a more solid suggestion, go for WheelerDealers. It’s a great show where both modern and vintage cars are restored then flipped.

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To get the most out of your TV, subscribe to a cable service with gearhead shows

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2. Utilize your Internet service

The Internet has everything. Since you’re here, we’re sure you pretty much know that. So, if you have your eye on one particular manufacturer or car model, there’s most likely a forum for that. Here, you will find not only details and news on your favorite ride, but you’ll also meet other gearheads like you! Just make sure you ask sensible questions and re-read your post. This will save you from public-shaming and its fallout.

Most of the participants in these types of forums like to share their experiences. So, you’ll almost instantly get answers to your questions. Not only that, you’ll also learn other matters that other car owners experience. This will give you hints on what you should look forward to in your car.

Some users may also post about their bad experiences. This will give you a list of cons based on their experiences. You can think of a car-focused forum as a list of the pros and cons of the vehicle you like.

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If you have your eye on a particular manufacturer or car model, there’s most likely a forum on the Internet about it

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3. Appreciate a local library - and use it!

We know these days libraries are probably the least visited facilities out there. This is all thanks to the Internet, of course. But just because it’s no longer the “trend” doesn’t mean it’s useless. In fact, a lot of the libraries out there are filled with neglected content. Yes, that includes informative content on automobiles. Some of the interesting topics you can take a peek at is automotive history and its evolution.

There are a variety of automotive-focused books out there just waiting to be read. Some books can be more general. There are also those that are focused on particular makes and models. These will usually contain manuals, problems, and how-tos.

Using a book rather than the net also has its pros. First off, smart devices usually require an electric charge or battery power. Books, on the other hand, are good all on their own. If you want to learn more about cars, give your local library a visit today.

Books about cars


A lot of the libraries out there are filled with neglected but useful content including automobile info

>>> Tips for you: 7 things car owner has to follow to be a selective reader on car articles.

4. Learn from visuals

If you have a particular concern you want immediate answers to, you can use YouTube. This video-sharing platform has tons of videos about anything -- like cars. Just like books, some are more general; others more focused on a particular model or topic. If you need to learn a step-by-step procedure on how to install fog lamps, you’ll most likely find it.

Most of the time, there’s more than one video uploaded for the same tutorial. Different users will have different video qualities, angles, and even car models. You can simply sort out the ones you think will be most useful for you.

One of the best features of YouTube videos is that it simulates an actual one-on-one tutorial. You can simply put the video on pause if you need to. Then, just press play whenever you’re ready to continue. One downside is that the comments aren’t usually useful. You will most likely find criticisms about the video quality and background rather than helpful answers. 

If you have a particular concern that you want immediate answers to, you can check out YouTube


5. Show up at car-related events

We can’t deny that it’s easiest to learn with actual cars. But meeting up with people with the same interest is the next closest thing. Whether you’re in a rural or urban area, news of gearhead meet-ups will surely reach you. You can always go ahead and participate if you like. Some of these events are free and sponsored, while others aren’t. That’s why it’s best that you find out the details first before you say “yes” to everything.

>>> Click here to visit the Manila Auto Salon 2019 with Philkotse.com.

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We can’t deny that going to car events is the easiest way to learn with actual cars

You can also bring a friend if you think being alone at events like these is not for you. But if you’re confident enough and making new friends is your goal, go ahead!

Hanna Sanchez

Hanna Sanchez


Hanna is one of the most competitive swimmers in the country during her day. It was not long before she discovered her passion for the automotive industry as well. Nowadays, she balances her passion through writing as well as coaching.

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