5 Myths About Hybrid Cars

As auto manufacturers put forth a number of hybrid, alternative fuel, and full-electric options, the average motorist can be understandably confused by exactly what each of those labels means when it comes to actually getting out and driving. The word “hybrid” only means that a car can run on both … Read more

When to Time Your New Car Purchase

Black Friday

So, you think that heading to the showroom on any given day will produce the intended result, namely the best deal possible on a new car? Well, think again. There are times of the day, weather conditions and dates on the calendar that may yield the best savings for car … Read more

Black Friday and New Car Deals

Black Friday

If you are planning to hit the stores the day after Thanksgiving, you may find that one type of retailer has some uncommonly good deals for your consideration. And that would be your new car dealer, an often overlooked retailer for shoppers looking for Black Friday deals at the mall. … Read more

Why the Honda Insight Failed

For the second time in its brief history the Honda Insight is being pulled from the US market. And this time it may be gone for good. The Insight, like the Toyota Prius, is a dedicated hybrid. That means there is no gasoline version and the model’s success or failure … Read more

5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th With Your Car

Friends, family, food and fireworks. There is something special about the 4th of July, a date marking America’s independence from Britain. I have fond memories of the holiday dating back to the 1960s as a boy growing up in New Jersey. Our town kicked off the celebration with a parade … Read more

How to Find a College Grad Car Deal

They’re out there. And you may have heard some buzz about them. What am I talking about? New car deals for college grads. It is true that car manufacturers are interested in getting the business of recent college grads. Grads typically are just launching their careers and some are shopping for their … Read more

7 Automotive Career Training Schools

Students seeking a career in the automotive sector will find several different opportunities awaiting them. Those with a degree in engineering can pursue careers as automotive engineers, earning close to $80,000 per year on average, among the highest wages in the industry. Others may work as automotive body and related … Read more

4 Tips To Help You Decide Whether To Buy a Hobby Car

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You catch yourself drooling over the old VW Super Beetle pulled up beside you at the fuel pump. Your neck is sore from repeatedly craning it at every Jeep Grand Wagoneer you pass. You spend hours online reading articles like this one about getting a hobby car. The $2,500 you’ve … Read more

What Does “No-Fault” Auto Insurance Mean?

In the context of auto insurance, the term “no-fault” simply means that car insurance customers will each get compensated for their own damages after an accident by their own insurance companies, without regard to who may be at fault for the accident. No matter who caused it, each driver is … Read more

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview & Specs

2012 Chevy Silverado 1500

Generation after generation, there has been a full-size Chevrolet truck available for consumer and work purposes. Indeed, the first Chevrolet truck was introduced in 1930 with the Silverado name appearing some 45 years later in certain trim levels of the C/K truck. In 1998, Silverado became the model name for … Read more

How to Snag a Year End Car Deal

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You can save money on a new car. The calendar year is officially drawing to a close and that means one thing: year end car deals can be had. Why such an emphasis on pushing more metal out of dealer showrooms at this time of the year? Bragging rights, mostly. … Read more

Decoding Motor Oil Weights

If you’re getting ready to change your car’s engine oil yourself, you need to choose the right motor oil weight based on its viscosity. Viscosity represents the internal friction of a fluid or a gas — thick fluids have a higher viscosity and thin fluids have a lower viscosity. API … Read more

Hankook Tire: No Longer Anonymous

A Korean tire manufacturer wants you to know the ‘Hankook Tire’ name. You’ve heard of Firestone, Goodyear and Michelin, but what about Hankook Tire? Maybe you have and simply just didn’t make the connection. This company, based in South Korea, is the seventh-largest tire manufacturer in the world, deriving 20 … Read more

Confessions of a New MINI Cooper Owner

After several weeks of debate, I decided to make the plunge: I bought myself a MINI Cooper.  Like most first-timers, I was hesitant.  Do good things really come in small packages?  Here are a few things you might not know about owning a MINI Cooper. 1. THE MESSAGE. The marketing doesn’t … Read more

7 USA Racing Schools

Chevrolet Corvette

Do you have a need for speed? We hear you! There is nothing that compares to getting behind the wheel of your favorite ride and zipping down the highway. No, wait – let’s amend that statement! There is nothing that compares to getting behind the wheel of a race car … Read more

Rebates For Buying, Using An E85 Vehicle

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E85 vehicles or flex fuel vehicles (FFV) are select cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and commercial vehicles which run on E85 fuel. E85 represents a blend of ethanol and regular gasoline, with 85 percent of the mixture consisting of ethanol and the remaining 15 percent gasoline. Ethanol is developed from a … Read more