Editorial Guidelines

Hello Car Drivers! Welcome to our editorial guidelines!

I’m Dimi, the main editor and founder of the Drivers Advice blog. My friend and colleague Jake made this blog to help average drivers with daily tips and advices. We’ve covered all kind of vehicles: diesel, petrol, electric and hybrid.

Here I will share some of the key points of our blog. 

Editorial Guidelines


We’ve tried to write all articles according to the latest data and our experience in the car industry. Information that we shared here can be considered as trusted, and we stand behind it. We shaped our content with precision and the latest information.

We split our content into a few categories:

  • Driving – where we shared some basic information about driving habits, systems, etc
  • Hybrid & Electric – category related to different chargers, EV stations, hybrid cars, etc.
  • Car Brands – Where we covered different car brands and their problems
  • Engine – where we collected topics about traditional gas engine problems
  • SUV – special category for SUVs and trucks


Car Problems

Below, I want to share our process of making content for different car brands problems. For example I will explain how we made content about Toyota Rav4 Problems.

  1. Talk with real owners and explore different communities: I would start by consulting my collegue Jake about particular Rav4 problems and on top of that I will check online communities where owners gather to share their experiences as well. I’d look for threads discussing issues they’ve encountered, paying close attention to the most common complaints and the solutions owners have found useful.
  2. Explore Official Recalls and Service Bulletins: I’d make sure to check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) database for any official recalls or service bulletins for Toyota Rav4. This government resource is crucial for identifying safety issues that have been formally acknowledged by the manufacturer.
  3. Read Consumer Reports and Vehicle Reviews: I’d also read through consumer reports and professional vehicle reviews from trusted sources like Kelley Blue Book and RepairPal. These platforms often compile reliability ratings and list common problems based on a broad spectrum of owner feedback.
  4. Look Into Technical Service Information: For a deeper technical insight, I would seek out service manuals and technical service information for the Toyota RAV4. This could involve accessing automotive repair databases or contacting Toyota service centers for official documentation on known issues and the recommended fixes.

EV Charger Reviews and Comparison

  1. Identify Popular EV Charger Models: I would start by identifying the most popular and widely used EV chargers on the market. This could involve looking at sales data, online bestseller lists, and recommendations from EV community forums or talking my friend Jake again.
  2. Gather Technical Specifications: For each charger model, I would collect detailed technical specifications, such as charging power (kW), cable length, connector type, compatibility with various EV models, smart features, weather resistance, and safety certifications. This information is typically available on the manufacturer’s website or product datasheets.
  3. Analyze User Reviews and Ratings: I would read through user reviews and ratings on e-commerce platforms, dedicated EV forums, and tech review sites. Paying attention to recurring praises or complaints can provide valuable insight into the real-world performance and reliability of each charger.
  4. Compare Features and Price: With all the data in hand, I would create a comparison chart or spreadsheet. This chart would include each charger’s features, user feedback, and pricing to help identify which chargers offer the best value for money, the most desirable features, and the highest user satisfaction.
  5. Test Chargers When Possible: If resources allow, I would personally test some of the top charger models to evaluate their ease of use, installation process, and charging speed. Real-world testing can sometimes reveal nuances that specs and reviews do not fully capture.
  6. Consult Other Industry Experts and Electricians: I would seek the opinions of industry experts and professional electricians who have experience with EV charger installation and maintenance as well. Their expert insights would help validate the findings from user reviews and personal testing.
  7. Check for Incentives and Rebates: I would also research any available incentives, rebates, or tax credits for purchasing and installing EV chargers, as these can significantly affect the overall cost and value proposition of each charger.
  8. Draft the Review and Comparison Guide: Finally, I would compile all the information into a comprehensive review and comparison guide. The guide would clearly present the pros and cons of each charger, offer recommendations based on different user needs, and provide a final verdict on which EV chargers stand out in the market.

Example of EV Charger Comparison: Blink vs Chargepoint

Car Product Recommendations

To create a guide for car product recommendations, I would follow these steps:

  1. Identify Categories of Car Products: I’d begin by identifying the various categories of car products that consumers typically seek. This could include interior accessories, cleaning products, maintenance tools, performance parts, and safety gadgets. By categorizing, I can organize my research and recommendations more effectively.
  2. Research Top Products in Each Category: For each category, I’d research the top products on the market, considering factors like popularity, sales data, and industry awards. I’d aim to create a diverse list that includes both well-known brands and promising newcomers.
  3. Analyze Consumer Reviews and Feedback: I would read through consumer reviews on multiple platforms, such as Amazon, auto parts retailers, and car enthusiast forums. This helps to gauge the satisfaction of real-world users and to identify any common issues or praise.
  4. Test Products When Possible: Where feasible, I’d personally test some of the products to assess their quality, ease of use, and effectiveness. Hands-on experience provides valuable insights that can enhance the authenticity of my recommendations.
  5. Consult with Automotive Experts: I would consult with mechanics, detailers, and other automotive experts to get their professional opinions on the products. Their expertise can validate or challenge the findings from consumer reviews and personal testing.
  6. Evaluate Cost vs. Performance: I would evaluate each product’s cost relative to its performance, durability, and usefulness. The goal is to recommend products that offer the best value for money, balancing affordability with quality.
  7. Check for Compatibility and Safety: For any product that interacts directly with a vehicle’s operation or safety features, I would ensure compatibility with various car makes and models and verify that the products meet or exceed safety standards.
  8. Compile the Recommendations: Finally, I’d compile my findings into a comprehensive guide, categorizing products by their intended use and creating a list of recommendations. Each product would include a brief review, pros and cons, and any tips for potential buyers.

Example For Vehicle Product Recommendation: Best Oil For Honda Civic