What is the Coefficient of Drag?

drag coefficient

Aerodynamics is a point of great concern to every automaker out there. It is a major component of fuel economy, even if some people and manufacturers still utilize it as a soft form of advertising. Each builder loves showcasing how small their drag coefficient is, but the question is, what … Read more

Signs of Engine Mount Wear, Failure

Engine mounts are often overlooked when faults emerge or parts are changed. Further, they are paramount to reducing noise, vibration, and harshness. Moreover, they are essential to the longevity of the engine, therefore let’s understand why engine mounts are so important to any car. What are engine mounts? Briefly, engine … Read more

Signs of Steering Rack Failure

steering wheel

It’s particularly difficult to diagnose steering rack issues. In many situations, people assume the steering rack is the culprit while, in reality, the suspension is to blame. Thus, let’s have a thorough look at what steering rack issues are. Symptoms of Steering Rack Trouble As briefly stated, multiple people misinterpret … Read more

What is a Dual-Clutch Transmission?

dual clutch transmission

Many people consider dual-clutch transmissions to be just as engaging as regular manual transmissions but without any of the downsides. To some extent, that’s true. That’s what helped Audi dominate the Group B rally scene in 1985. Dual-clutch transmissions are one of the few choices around that allow you to … Read more

What Are Radial Tires?

radial tires

Radial tires are a Michelin invention. Tires are the most important component found on your car and are sometimes still overlooked. They are the only way the car touches the ground to create grip. Thus, tires were a significant concern for engineers, who managed to discover and revolutionize the tire … Read more

What Do Engineers Look for in a Crash Test?

car crash

There’s quite a bit of controversy regarding crash tests. The most recent one involved the all-new Dacia Jogger and how it earned a one-star rating in the Euro NCAP test, despite it not being tested. On other occasions, the car seemingly looks like a pile of metal and receives top … Read more

Used Car Bargain Bin: Daewoo Nubira

Daewoo Nubira

Sold worldwide, the Daewoo Nubira is a compact sedan, hatchback, or station wagon manufactured between 1997 and 2004. This is one of the few cases where the car was truly available on most continents. Models have sold in the United Kingdom, Africa, Europe, Australia, and briefly even in North and … Read more

What is the Peugeot 5008?

Peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 is a compact crossover SUV released in its current layout in 2017. Prior to this, the 5008 was a multipurpose vehicle, but Peugeot, now part of Stellantis, figured it’s more profitable to transform it into an SUV. Moreover, the Peugeot 5008 is closely related to its smaller … Read more

What is the Peugeot e-Rifter?

Peugeot e-Rifter

The Peugeot e-Rifter is a multi-purpose vehicle splitting from the previous family version of the Peugeot Partner. The regular variant was first announced in 2018, while the electric variant was unveiled in 2021. Nowadays, all the regular gasoline and petrol engines have been dropped, meaning that the e-Rifter is the … Read more

What is the Peugeot 508?

Peugeot 508

The Peugeot 508 is a mid-size sedan or station wagon first revealed in 2010. Its market positioning is complicated, given that it replaced both the frugal Peugeot 407 and the prestigious Peugeot 607. This unique car received critical acclaim in China, with sales surpassing those seen in Europe. That’s a … Read more

What is the Peugeot 308?

Peugeot 308

The Peugeot 308 is a compact hatchback or station wagon first revealed in 2007. Foremost, the Peugeot 308 was aimed at the European market, which extended to select regions in Asia, Russia, and South America. A significant market for the 308 is China, where it is sold as a compact … Read more

What is the Renault Alaskan?

Renault Alaskan

In a brilliant display of car culture, the Renault Alaskan aimed to expand Renault’s current world-leading presence regarding light commercial vehicles. Renault wanted to introduce a pick-up truck that could sell worldwide and even partnered with Mercedes-Benz to badge engineer the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Their plan failed quite spectacularly, the Alaskan … Read more

The History of Citroën

Citroen history

  An important member of the Stellantis conglomerate, Citroën is renowned for exquisitely clever designs that have stood the test of time, and for pioneering many current technologies as we know them. Originating from France, Citroën was founded in 1919, and it took the world by storm when they introduced … Read more

What is the Volvo XC20?

Volvo XC20

Volvo had plenty of success while only selling more executive cars, and it is easy to understand why they would desire to produce an accessible entry model. Moreover, Volvo has plans for full electrification by the year 2030. In response to these targets, Volvo announced the Volvo XC20, a small … Read more

The History of Lancia

Vincenzo Lancia

Part of the Stellantis conglomerate, Lancia is a car manufacturer based in Italy, renowned for its rally heritage, and automotive innovation. The brand was born in the early 1900s and produced a myriad of well-known cars, like the Stratos, Delta, and Fulvia. However, since the late 1990s and early 2000s … Read more

The Function and Purpose of a Catalytic Converter

catalytic converter

Thanks to strict pollution norms enforced around the globe, catalytic converters have become mandatory. That’s because a catalytic converter can change highly noxious gases into agreeable compounds due to the clever usage of precious metals and chemistry. Platinum, rhodium, and palladium aid a chemical reaction by working as a catalyst, … Read more

How Do Manual Transmissions Work?

manual transmission

Manual transmissions are the original kind of transmission, as ancient as the first cars produced. However, their design changed massively over the years. Even so, manufacturers and people alike wish to phase them out, thanks to the convenience of automatics and the emergence of electric vehicles. Two or Three Shafts … Read more

What is a Boxer Engine?

boxer engine

Every engine has a V-engine layout to some degree. The regular in-line engines have a cylinder bank angle, that’s the angle between two nearby connecting rods, of 0 degrees, hence the name of “in-line”. Consequently, we can find 60-degree angle V-engines, 90-degree, 15-degree in the case of VR engines, or … Read more

6 Different Types of Turbochargers

types of turbochargers

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

4 Different Types of Superchargers

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

Highlights of the Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

The 2022 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 … Read more

Highlights of the Dacia Jogger

Dacia Jogger

The 2022 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 … Read more

Highlights of the Dacia Sandero

2022 Dacia Sandero

The Dacia Sandero is an affordable B-segment model in Dacia’s small roster. It’s available as a hatchback or a small crossover with its Stepway model, the current model year releasing in 2020. Dacia fitted the Sandero with three engine variants, in either gasoline or flex-fuel. The engines power the front … Read more

The Col de Turini is a Hairpin Turn Spectacle

Col de Turini

One of the most important stages in the World Rally Championship, the Col de Turini is part of the world-renowned Rallye Monte-Carlo (Monte Carlo Rally) and is paramount to European automotive culture. The 19.26-mile-long track links Lantosque in the commune La Bollène-Vésubie, with Sospel in the commune Moulinet. The 5,272-foot … Read more

All About the Cat and Fiddle Road

Cat and Fiddle Pub

The United Kingdom has its fair share of spectacular but dangerous roads. Road A537, dubbed the Cat and Fiddle Road, links Macclesfield, a 17th-century silk-manufacturing center to Buxton, a spa town, and the highest market town in England. This 7.5-mile road is situated at an elevation of around 1,690 feet … Read more

What is Regenerative Braking?

regenerative braking

Regenerative braking is one of numerous efficiency systems installed on all manners of electric vehicles worldwide. Simply put, they tap the vehicle’s inertia to use the electric motors as generators, thus stopping the automobile via the motor’s mechanical resistance and recharging the batteries in the process. The system has been … Read more

What is the Dacia Bigster?

Flag Romania

Dacia has ambitious plans for 2025, wanting to extend their cost-efficiency principle in the European market with as many as three new models. One such model is the concept vehicle currently known as the Dacia Bigster. Their goal is simple: to finally introduce a medium-sized people-mover into their current roster. … Read more

What is the Aston Martin DBX?

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin released their first-ever SUV, dubbed the Aston Martin DBX, in 2020. Like the Lamborghini Urus, questions greeted the DBX’s arrival, including why was it developed? Simply put, Aston Martin couldn’t pass on a chance at entering the hugely profitable SUV market, while extending its global presence. As it … Read more

5 European Cars You Cannot Have

Map of Europe

Sorry, Americans, but these European cars are not for you. Every manufacturer builds crossovers and nearly all look extraordinarily much the same. It seems innovation is mostly gone, with manufacturers leaning towards safe cars that will hopefully sell. However, the European market is vastly different from America. Generally, consumers look … Read more

All About the Transalpina

Transalpina in Snow

Not only is it one of the oldest roads in Romania, but the Transalpina is also the highest one in the country, reaching a maximum altitude of over 7,000 feet. The only way you could describe the Transalpina is as serene. There isn’t much vegetation worth talking about, but the … Read more