Get Ready for $4/Gallon Gasoline

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After a brief reprieve, gas prices are on the rise again, averaging $3.37 per gallon as January 2022 draws to a close, according to AAA. (1) Prices are up 39-percent in one year and are at the highest level we’ve seen since 2014. Gas prices are set to climb further, … Read more

4 TLC Tips for Your Car

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For many people, their cars are their pride and joy. For an even smaller group, they are also a cherished hobby. Unfortunately, for many of us — even those of us who do take a serious interest in all things automotive — our cars may become neglected, especially if they … Read more

About the Mazda CX-50

Mazda CX-50

Mazda has a new model and this one was designed with the US market in mind. In January, Mazda rolled out the CX-50 from an Alabama assembly plant. This five-passenger, compact model updates the brand’s portfolio with a thoroughly modern and competitive utility vehicle. Mazda’s newest model is the first … Read more

What’s Up With Electric Trucks?

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The electric trucks are coming. Quick! What is that shiny object in your rearview mirror? If there aren’t blue lights flashing, there is a decent chance the object is electrified. Okay, maybe a 3 percent chance or so, which is around the selling rate of various full electric vehicles sold … Read more

6 Types of Turbochargers

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A turbocharger does the same operation as a regular supercharger, with a slight caveat. A turbocharger is powered by the engine’s exhaust gases, not directly by the engine via a belt or chain. Consequently, we can utilize those fumes’ energy to develop more power, and not just expunge them into … Read more

Introducing the 2023 Toyota Sequoia

2023 Toyota Sequoia

An all-new Toyota Sequoia is on its way this summer. This third-generation model is redesigned for the 2023 model year. The latest Sequoia will showcase a twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid arrangement as standard equipment. Initially revealed on the Tundra, this hybrid makes 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Known internally … Read more

4 Types of Superchargers

To extract more power out of an engine something is for certain: you need more air. The larger the quantity of air that enters the engine, the more fuel can be burnt. Consequently, the engine will develop a deeper and more powerful explosion inside the cylinder, translating into more power … Read more

Extended Wheelbase Jeep Wagoneer on the Way?

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Is Jeep working on an extended wheelbase version of the Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer? Ever since the new model debuted in 2021, rumors of a stretched wheelbase version of Jeep’s full-size SUV have surfaced. More recently, we have learned about camouflaged copies of the large Jeep being tested in the … Read more

Used Car Availability Up, But So Are Prices

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Used car prices continue to rise, averaging $28,205 in December 2021 according to Kelley Blue Book. Prices are up 28 percent over the previous year, an extraordinarily huge increase brought on by COVD-induced shortages and surging demand. Sparse inventories are being replenished too, with inventories rising to 50 days for … Read more

Behold! Ford Bronco Raptor Uncovered!

Ford Bronco Raptor

The long-awaited Ford Bronco Raptor was officially unveiled today, the range-topping model for this off-road SUV. The Raptor features an additional 4.8 inches of ground clearance, an 8.6-inch wider track, and an upgraded four-wheel-drive system. Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Bronco … Read more

Grand SUV: 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

2022 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet’s iconic SUV struts it. With room for up to nine, the Chevrolet Suburban is the consummate wagon, although it is an SUV. Introduced in 1935, the Suburban is the oldest and one of the most recognizable nameplates in the world. Through 12 generations the Suburban has certainly changed, but … Read more

Refreshed: GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

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Styling with GMC’s largest pickup truck, the Sierra 1500 in Denali trim. Full-size pickup trucks continue to dominate the market with more than 2 million units sold annually. It is a lucrative segment for manufacturers and one reason why electric variants are becoming available. The GMC Sierra 1500 is one … Read more

GM Plans to Go Beyond EVs With Fuel Cells Expanding Electrification

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GM may be a leader in all matters automotive, but it also has a stake in other sectors, including fuel cells and related technologies. Today, the company revealed three new industrial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. The HYDROTEC projects, which are presently in progress, range from heavy-duty trucks … Read more

Highlights of the Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster is a subcompact crossover SUV that is also sold as the Renault Duster in some parts of the world. It is now in its second generation, with a facelift as of 2021 reflecting some of Dacia’s new design philosophy. There are multiple engine choices, two gearbox variants, … Read more

Highlights of the Ford Maverick

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The Maverick joins the Ranger and F-Series to fill out Ford’s truck line. The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck roughly the size of the original Ford Ranger. This car-based model has few direct challengers, therefore it is an unusual entry into the market. Now on sale, the Maverick … Read more

Better Than Ever: Fifth-Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee

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New two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee debuts. Jeep has a new Grand Cherokee, completing a two-year release of this fifth-generation midsize model. In 2021, Jeep released the first-ever three-row variant, then followed in 2022 with the all-new two-row standard model. Together, the Grand Cherokee solidifies its leadership in the segment with … Read more

Buying Cars At Auto Auctions

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If you need to save money on a used vehicle, buying a car at an auto auction is one option. Such auctions are held across the country and usually include dozens to hundreds of used vehicles. Here’s how to navigate the auctioning process and avoid getting stuck with a jalopy. … Read more

7 Steps to Acquiring a Used Car

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Used car prices are up tremendously as demand outstrips supply. The days of purchasing a low-cost used car are over, hence consumers need to shop wisely when acquiring a used car. As expensive as used car prices are these days, they are still far less expensive than buying new ones. … Read more

Ford, Honda Are 2022 NACTOY Award Winners

For the second consecutive year, the Ford Motor Company won two of the three North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards. Ford won the utility vehicle class with its all-new Bronco and garnered the truck award with the Ford Maverick. Meanwhile, the Honda Civic is the North … Read more

Luxury Pinnacle: Toyota Tundra Capstone

Toyota Tundra Capstone

With the launch of its all-new Tundra pickup truck model in 2022, Toyota made it clear that it was staying put in a segment dominated by domestic manufacturers. The third-generation Toyota Tundra is here, a more formidable competitor than before. But the one thing the Tundra has lacked is a … Read more

Electric Vehicles Trends and Demands in 2022

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a class of automobiles that use electric power for at least one mode of propulsion. These systems are often powered by a collector system converting fuel into electricity; however, the latest generation of EVs is powered by a battery pack that can be recharged on the … Read more

Highlights of the Dacia Jogger

Dacia Jogger

The Dacia Jogger is a compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with crossover influences. The Jogger is the successor to the older Logan MCV and the more recent Lodgy. With a capacity of five or seven, the Jogger is Dacia’s new addition to their deficient utility line-up. Only one gasoline engine is … Read more

How to Personalize Your Ride

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When you purchase a late-model used car, it often takes time before it truly feels like your own. For instance, familiarizing yourself with the workings of a new infotainment system may require undergoing a robust learning curve. However, once you are satisfied with how the technology works, you are ready … Read more

How Is Fault Determined in a Multi-Car Crash?

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Determining liability in a multi-car accident is in some ways similar to what happens in a two-vehicle accident. Generally, it’s still about finding out who was the first driver to have acted negligently. It’s not as easy because the actions or behavior of drivers in between may have been inadvertent … Read more

9 Automotive Trends For 2022

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As the world recovers from the pandemic many sectors are expecting growth this year, including the automotive industry.  If you’re keen to learn about the key automotive trends this year, here are a few to get you started. 1 . More EVs According to Fortune, ‘roughly 3.2 million of the … Read more

Snapshot: 2021 U.S. Auto Sales

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The figures are in for 2021 U.S. auto sales and the numbers are revealing. We learned that Toyota overtook GM in total sales, the first time a foreign manufacturer unseated a domestic leader. GM’s sales fell 13 percent over 2020, while Toyota’s rose by 10 percent. Both manufacturers were impacted … Read more