AxleAddict is a place where people like you write from personal knowledge about cars, RVs, motorcycles, trucks, campers and other motorized things, as well as from personal enthusiasm and interest about cars and their history.
If you like cars and have some special knowledge about them, write for AxleAddict.
Articles for AxleAddict have to meet the quality standards of the HubPages family of sites, which can be found on the HubPages editorial policy. In addition, here is some advice which may help your article get accepted on AxleAddict.
Here’s What We’d Like to See:
Your Photos: Your own pictures of mechanical things, in particular, are like gold. A picture of your engine with the timing belt off, your RV’s disassembled air conditioner, your broken golf cart, or your mismatched camper shell is precious, even if it’s not beautiful. These pictures bring new information from the world into the web, in a way stock pictures of cars and car parts can’t do.
Your Specific Advice: Now almost anyone who has had a car a few years without burning it up or wearing it out can come up with some general advice: change your oil, be skeptical when offered a loan to buy a car, advice like that. But if you can share the particular uncertainties presented by your particular ride, and how you dealt with them, someone will definitely learn from that.
Your Experience, Your Name, Your Face: When people look for free advice on how to deal with their car problems, hoping not to have to pay the dealership or the mechanic, they wonder: “Can I trust this author and what they are saying?” Readers need to trust someone. We are hoping they will trust AxleAddict, and if they do, it will be because they can trust you. We would love it if you would call yourself a human-sounding name, give yourself a profile photo, a profile biography, and an About the Author Bio on each article.
Your Best Shot at Layout: If you do a repair job you are proud of, and document it in pictures, but don’t know how to make your piece elegant and beautiful, send it in anyway. But you can save your readers some effort if you write a new article this way:
- Make all your capsules full width. This allows you to control which order the capsules appear in on both mobile and desktop.
- Put pictures in individual capsules (not multi-photo capsules) so they can be placed right before or after the text for that step, on mobile and on desktop.
- Put important instructions in the text, rather than in headings or picture captions. Instructions in text capsules are more consistent-looking and readable.
- Break a procedure down into big phases, and then into individual steps, using numbered or bulleted lists of steps, or a series of pictures alternating with text. Here’s some examples of procedures nicely broken down:
Your Responses to Comments: You can engage readers and build credibility by responding to questions and comments from readers. See, for example:
Your Very Expert Advice on Products: You may earn a little revenue by including Amazon capsules in your article, but only put products your readers will want or need AND that you know yourself and can recommend to the reader specifically. For example, say why a certain aftermarket brand is good enough, or say why an OEM part is necessary for that purpose. Help readers find the exact part or manual that fits their particular car.
Here are some examples of articles on AxleAddict that we would like to showcase. These articles exhibit the type of high-quality work we wish to see on the site:
- How to Start Flipping Classic Cars for Profit
- Symptoms of a Bad Clutch
- 2005 - 2015 Honda V6 Pilot / Accord / TL Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement (With Videos)
- How to Make $1000+ Each Time Flipping Cars
- Troubleshooting Alternator and Charging System Problems
- Troubleshooting and Repairing RV Electrical Problems for the Beginner
- Why Does My Engine Start But Then Stop?
- 3 Most Common Brake Noises: Causes and How to Fix Them
- DIY Toyota Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Wheel Bearing Replacement (With Video)
- My Car Is Leaking Fluid: Six Liquids That May Drip From a Car
A quick note: All of our Network Sites are a blending of professional editing and writers like you.
If you are intrigued by our community and would like to write for AxleAddict, we’d love to have you! In order to set up an account to begin writing, please sign up on HubPages. Articles are initially written on our parent platform and then, if they are high enough quality, moved to one of our Network Sites like AxleAddict.