NIO: A New Player Has Entered the EV Game

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The European electric car market is becoming all the more diverse as one of the world’s newest automotive startups enters the fray. Chinese multinational automobile manufacturer, NIO, is getting ready to start shipping units to Norway, which will be the first market the EV startup explores outside of China. But … Read more

A Look Back at the Ford Mustang II

Ford Mustang II

Not every Mustang was a superstar. The Ford Mustang II is a bit of an odd bird when it comes to sports cars. Based on its brand name, it’s technically labeled a muscle car. However, its interior parts and lackluster engine make this classification dubious. While highly regarded in its … Read more

Fun Facts About The Porsche GT2 RS

The Porsche GT2 RS, just like its sports car cousins, is a car anyone would love to take for a spin. It is the most powerful 911 version ever produced, benefitting from an enhanced flat-six engine and a track-focused, rear-drive chassis. It’s a winning combination, one that guarantees efficient performance. … Read more

The Top Auto Suppliers and What They Provide

If you survey the auto industry you’ll find more than a dozen original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) ranging from Toyota to General Motors and all the way down to Mitsubishi and Jaguar Land Rover. These are the companies that provide the final product or the vehicles you drive. Automotive manufacturers have … Read more

7 Facts About the Nissan NV200 Taxi

Those big yellow Ford Crown Victoria sedans plying the streets of major cities and picking up passengers will soon become a thing of the past. For one, Ford no longer makes the Crown Victoria. For another, taxi fleets are looking for more efficient vehicles to get the job done. Enter … Read more

How to Make Your Car Interior Sparkle

Keeping the exterior of your car clean is not difficult. Regular washing and occasional waxing is pretty much all it takes. But, what about the inside of the car? People spend much more of their time inside the car than they do looking at it; a clean interior has a … Read more

Bow Wow: Dog-Friendly Cars

People that take to the road with their pets, particular dogs, know the importance of providing a safe riding experience for their canine companions. While most dogs do ride unrestrained, even hanging out of the passenger window with their tongues lolling out, pet safety must not be taken for granted. … Read more

DUI and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

On the way: lower BAC limits. There is a movement afoot where the states are being urged by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to lower the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit from 0.08 to 0.05. That new, lower limit would align the US with more than 100 countries that … Read more

5 Car Dangers That Come from Cold Weather

There’s more to winter than bigger heat bills. In the automotive world, frigid temps may lead to unique problems that don’t show up at other times of the year. Look through these five dangers that come from cold weather and make sure your car is ready to deal with the … Read more

Sleek Cadillac ATS Coupe Takes on Germany’s Best

Cadillac has been invading German territory since 2002 when it released the first generation CTS sedan. That model line expanded to include a coupe, wagon and high performance variants, matching what BMW and Mercedes-Benz offer. Still, Cadillac needed a vehicle to slot below the CTS and beginning in 2013 it … Read more

Toyota FT-1 Concept to a Supra Reality?

Toyota Supra fans have been waiting for what seems like eons for the Supra to return, a 2+2 fastback coupe produced from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. Its cancellation removed an important and exciting vehicle from Toyotas line up, a model that has been rumored over the past … Read more

7 Highlights of the 2015 Ford F-150

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has made its debut, the latest generation of this best selling and benchmark setting pickup truck line. Ford used the occasion of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to showcase the new … Read more

Ford Edge Concept: Remote Control Parking

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Ford Motor Company revealed its Ford Edge Concept, a crossover utility vehicle that demonstrates the design direction for this popular model line. It also showcases technology not yet available elsewhere: a fully assisted parking aid that can self park the vehicle when … Read more

The Rise of Automotive Safety Features

Automotive collision avoidance systems designed to increase safety, reduce damages, and lower the number of fatalities have successfully accomplished that task according to a recent study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In particular, owners of vehicles with forward collision avoidance systems that include autonomous braking showed … Read more

Solving the Distracted Driving Problem

Texting, changing the radio station, putting on makeup are all fairly simple tasks. When practiced behind the wheel, they become far more complicated and worse they become far more dangerous. Distracted driving claimed the lives of over 3,000 people in 2011 and, sadly, a figure like this one won’t simply … Read more

The Benefits of a Good Winch

Of the various Jeep parts on the market, a winch needs to top the list of essential upgrades. A winch provides recovery support in getting a vehicle out of rocks or sand if it becomes stuck. It has a wire rope or synthetic line that is spooled out and latched … Read more

Celebrating 50 Years of McLaren

This year, McLaren celebrates its 50th anniversary. Having started out as a simple racing team for its founder Bruce McLaren to further his championship winning aspiration, it is now a multi-billion dollar group with over 5,000 employees focusing on road car production, electronics, marketing, corporate hospitality, and animation alongside its … Read more

Are Driverless Cars Really That Far-Fetched?

In 1939, American theatrical designer Normal Bel Geddes put together his vision of the future at the New York World’s Fair. The showcase was called ‘Futurama’ and allowed Bel Geddes to highlight his vision of New York in 1959; featuring city roads filled with fully autonomous electric vehicles. His vision … Read more

50 Years of the Porsche 911

The Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Porsche 911, which was first unveiled at that show in 1963. Porsche has managed to maintain the 911’s position at the forefront of the super car market ever since, with the model … Read more

The 7 Greatest Top Gear Moments!

There’s something epic about Top Gear. Absorbing a huge budget and sending three hapless English petrolheads around the world on increasingly ridiculous quests, the programme has been keeping its viewers extremely entertained since its relaunch in 2002. It’s a global phenomenon and should be recognised as such. But through all … Read more

The Hidden Benefits of Stick Shift Transmissions

In a driver’s search for improved gas mileage and more value, the hidden benefits of a manual transmission often get overlooked. Through extensive research, automotive technologists and experts have found that a stick shift can improve gas mileage by a notable two to five miles per gallon compared to an … Read more

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Tech Specs

Subaru is a late arrival to the hybrid market, one of the last car manufacturers to serve up a gas-electric vehicle. Its lateness should not be a reflection of a lack of innovative capabilities as Subaru is a leader in both all-wheel-drive and gasoline four cylinder engine technologies. The 2014 … Read more

About Car Insurance Classifications

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Besides home insurance, car insurance is another expense that most consumers face each year. But unlike home insurance which is based largely on your personal address, auto insurance is determined by a number of factors, including what classifications are applied to you. Thus, your insurance costs may be based mostly … Read more

How to Share the Road With 18-Wheelers

Light-duty vehicles including passenger cars have been sharing the road with trucking rigs for decades. Usually, that relationship is a mutually respectable one, with both truck and car driver giving each other plenty of room to maneuver. Unfortunately, some people skirt in and out of traffic, weaving between 18-wheelers enroute … Read more

Car Leasing: How to Make it Happen

You have your eyes set on a race red Ford Focus Titanium sedan, a model loaded with such goodies as MyFordTouch, a Sony audio package, dual zone climate control and heated front leather seats. Buying this car is one option, but so is car leasing. You decide on the latter … Read more

Top Tips for Getting Better Gas Mileage

An automobile is more of a necessity than a luxury in Los Angeles. Unlike many U.S. cities that have square, box-like geographies New York, Philadelphia and Boston come to mind Los Angeles is generally spread out. It’s not unusual for Southland citizens to travel 15 to 30 miles to work … Read more

Truck Tailgate Thefts Are on the Rise

Owners of Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra pickup trucks know that these vehicles are prized models. Ideal for their room, payload and towing capacities, large pickup trucks are also prized by thieves and may be stolen, chopped up and the parts shipped … Read more