What Are Radial Tires?

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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 is GAP Insurance Coverage?

Guaranteed Asset Protection or GAP coverage involves the difference between what you owe on a vehicle and what your insurer pays out when it is a total loss. It is a type of coverage easily neglected, but something every single new vehicle owner should have. With GAP insurance in place, … Read more

At a Glance: 2022 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

The consumer market has certainly changed in recent years and Toyota offers a strong example of that. For years, the Camry midsize sedan and Corolla compact sedan/hatchback were this company’s two top sellers. However, in recent years, the Toyota RAV4 is tops as buyers embrace crossover SUVs. Not only is … Read more

Lucid Raising Prices by Up to $15,000

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Electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Motors is raising prices across the board, effective June 1, 2022. The increases are as much as $15,000 or approximately the cost of a base Mitsubishi Mirage. The changes follow Thursday’s earnings reports that show significant losses for the first quarter of 2022. Rising Materials Costs … Read more

Product Review: Cobra Jump Starter 800A

Cobra Jump Starter 800A

Every vehicle should have an emergency kit. And jumper cables are an essential part of that package. But there is a distinct disadvantage to jumper cables – you need another vehicle or a separate battery to make a connection. Few of us carry a spare battery and finding someone to … Read more

Auto Trends: U.S. Sales Fall 18% in April

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One of the significant auto trends of our time involves the continual slump in auto sales. Unlike times past when consumers held off purchasing, the drop has little to do with demand. Instead, supply chain issues are presenting a significant drain on the market, including the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage. … Read more

The Redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander Garners Our Praise

Mitsubishi Outlander

It is not that often when a new vehicle surprises us, but the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has. All-new and launching its fourth generation, the latest Outlander is stylish, roomy, and efficient, representing a marked improvement over the previous version. Until this model appeared, we would not have seriously considered the … Read more

Heated Seat Subscriptions and Other Tomfoolery

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Car manufacturers are pushing subscriptions on buyers to bolster their bottom lines. If automakers have their way, you may soon pay a monthly charge for heated seats, remote start, infotainment system connectivity, and a host of other features or services included in the upfront price. Yes, tomfoolery abounds in an … Read more

Car Removal 101: 6 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Old Car

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Car removal is necessary because old cars could clutter your garage or yard. Generally, it takes up the spaces you may use for other purposes. It also contains lead hazardous materials, such as lead-acid batteries and lubricating oils, that pose health risks. In addition, old vehicles may have damaged parts … Read more

What Do Engineers Look for in a Crash Test?

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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

Kia Sorento Emerges From the Telluride’s Shadow

Kia Sorento

If cars could talk, the Kia Sorento would have plenty to say. Introduced in 2003, the Sorento originally occupied the white space between compact and midsize utility vehicles. As this crossover aged and was replaced by subsequent generations, the Sorento gradually grew and transformed into a bona fide three-row midsize … Read more

What is a Vehicle’s Out-the-Door Price?

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle you are in good company. More than 17 million new cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs are sold most years. Further, another 40 million or so used car transactions are conducted annually. It is no wonder why personal transportation is so … Read more

Saudi Backing Bolsters EV-Maker Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors

EV-Maker Lucid Motors boasts a powerful backer in the form of Saudi Arabia. The Middle Eastern country holds a 61-percent stake in Lucid through the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). As such, that government has a vested interest in Lucid, something it recently deepened by ordering 50,000 Lucid Air Sedans … Read more

Fear of Failure Cannot Hold Back Critical Transportation Innovation

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We are privileged to live in a time of exponential technology progression, the likes of which we have never seen before. However, it can be argued that a significant proportion of this advancement is done purely because we have the capability to. Developing technology solutions designed to tangibly improve people’s … Read more

Sharp Sedan: 2022 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

2022 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

The Sonata N-Line showcases its performance chops. Are comfort and power mutually exclusive? Thankfully, no. We expect an extra bit of kick in grand tourers and of course in sports cars. But the midsize, mainstream sedan is usually geared toward efficiency and comfort than performance and drivability. Fortunately, some manufacturers … Read more

Starting A Mustang Diecast Collection: Tips For Beginners

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The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular rides, from classic muscle cars to sporty ones. Many Mustang owners consider its features, such as its unique trail-bar taillights, fabulous front fascia, and glossy roofline, as its exceptional assets.  Because of this, Mustangs are a staple in a car enthusiast’s … Read more

Summer Arrival for Dodge Hornet Utility Vehicle

The long-rumored Dodge Hornet is now a reality, a compact SUV scheduled to roll out this summer. The Hornet is poised to become the volume model that the Dodge brand lacks, a vehicle that will share its architecture with the upcoming Alfa Romeo Tonale. In the Hornet, we will see … Read more

Ford F-150 Lightning: EV Tipping Point?

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The F-150 Lightning launches what may prove a pivotal moment in consumer acceptance of EVs. Embracing full electrification is a process that has taken time. In the late 2000s, Tesla introduced its all-electric Roadster followed a few years later by its wider-production Model S sedan. Nissan gave us a volume … 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

A Hybrid Corvette Arrives in 2023

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The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s sports car and our love affair with this machine remains strong after nearly seven decades. Come 2023, an electrified version of the famed two-seater arrives, launching a sea change for this iconic model. Gas models will continue, but a hybrid will precede an all-electric version … Read more

Nissan Discards Datsun Brand

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“Drive a Datsun, then decide,” was the marketing mantra for a certain type of Japanese vehicle sold in the United States well into the 1980s. Datsun was the marketing name for Nissan products marketed abroad for several decades, before switching to the eponymous label beginning in 1982. The Datsun moniker, … Read more

About the Tesla Robotaxi

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Tesla, Inc. CEO Elon Musk is famous for overpromising and underdelivering. That is the exact opposite approach businesspeople typically take when touting a new product. Has that approach hurt Tesla? Absolutely not. The company is one of the best capitalized in the world, while his legion of devotees continues to … Read more

A Lincoln Star is Born

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Ford’s Lincoln brand composes a lineup of utility vehicles only, a far cry from the massive sedans that once dominated this luxury brand. In keeping with the existing SUV theme, an all-electric Lincoln Star Concept was revealed in Los Angeles this week. The concept points to Lincoln’s plan to introduce … Read more

Nissan Frontier: Traditional to the Core

2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-X

The push for electrification continues unabated. But with the way certain news sources report, it is simple to think that this is what is going on in the world of autos today. Certainly, the market is much more complex than that with a host of traditionally powered models much available. … 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

Packard Plant Slated for Demolition

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Packard is no longer a household name, but as recently as the 1950s it was. The automobile company, founded in 1899, earned a sterling reputation as a luxury carmaker and was for a time a solid competitor to Cadillac. From the second half of the 1920s until the early 1940s, … Read more