My name's Nick, and I have an uncontrollable passion for anything related to cars.
For the past several years, I've wanted to start a blog to chronicle my motoring-related adventures, but I never quite found the time.
In 2010, I finally started UpShift, and I plan on updating it frequently with all kinds of content related to buying, selling, repairing and driving cars of all shapes and sizes.
Thanks for reading! Comments on the posts are encouraged and welcome... except the spam, that's totally not cool.
A note about the DIY/How-To Guides: Unlike other auto repair guides, I don't rate tasks by difficulty. The reason why is because I find difficulty to be very subjective. A beginner might think changing the spark plugs is a "difficult" task, while a veteran home mechanic can accomplish this in 15 minutes while blindfolded. The best way to determine how difficult a task will be for you is to read the guide you're interested in, and decide if it's something you can do. If you put your mind to it, I'm sure you can.
And another note, this one about my paid advertisers: Yes, this website has ads: they pay for the hosting and other expenses required to keep the site going. Unlike most sites, I do not simply allow unscreened ads to cycle in and out as they please. All advertisers on this site are companies that I myself have used.
Want to e-mail me? < nick (at) mail.upshiftblog.com > . (E-mail formatted this way to prevent spam bots). Of course, if you're just commenting on a post I've written, please post that in the Comments so that everyone else can see it too.
Thanks for reading!