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Car accidents can be a very traumatic event. Drivers don’t plan on getting into accidents and most of us are not as prepared to handle the aftermath as we should be, but many of us will get into an accident at some point in our lives. Research suggests that drivers get into accidents at a rate of once every 10 years on average. Understanding when it is appropriate to file with the insurance company can be somewhat confusing, especially if you are the only person in the accident. It’s important to understand the appropriate times to file before you are ever involved in an accident to ensure the best possible outcome in a bad situation.
The summer is quiet on the international auto show front, but that doesn't mean there aren't great car events to be had. One of the most exciting is the U.K.'s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world's largest motoring garden party, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this summer. The roar of engines forcing aluminum and carbon fiber up the famous Hillclimb has officially quieted, but this year's Goodwood Festival left a lot of lasting memories, including a number of very interesting sports car debuts.
Posted In: Auto Shows, Car News, Exotics
Tags: Goodwood, Festival of Speed, events, car shows, Porsche, Aston Martin, super cars
The first mass market electric vehicle of the modern era has built itself a loyal following. The once slow-selling Nissan Leaf is now in hot demand and Nissan says that it will be in short supply throughout the summer. The world may not be fully ready to embrace electric cars, but Nissan isn't having a problem finding the Leaf's niche.
Posted In: Car News, Hybrid / Green
Tags: Nissan, Leaf, electric vehicles, EVs, electric cars
Things really haven't been looking so good for Dodge. The company has been bleeding models profusely, and recent speculation questioned whether it would even exist at all half a decade from now. Yes, it definitely will, says a Chrysler Group CEO in a quote that illustrates the power of social media.
We’re all getting older; that’s undeniable. But what may not be as obvious is that Americans as a group are aging, all 319 million of us. For the people who plan and build the nation’s infrastructure, this presents a monumental challenge, given that most people’s motoring skills decline as they age. Studies conducted by both government and private sources reveal the following facts:
Posted In: How-To Articles, Reports, Safety, Technology
Tags: Aging, safety
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “Hope for a sunny day but prepare for a storm.” This adage certainly applies to automotive travel. Today’s motor vehicles are safer and more reliable than ever before. But, despite this, mechanical trouble and accidents still occur.
The same company that eviscerated the EV1, General Motors, fears that their lack of original innovation could cause them to be left behind in the auto industry. General Motors’ CEO, Dan Akerson, has formed a special team of employees to study Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors to try to find some footsteps they could follow when it comes to making electric cars that people actually want to drive.
Posted In: Car News, Hybrid / Green
Tags: GM, General Motors, Tesla, Electric Cars
Finding a good auto mechanic is a bit like meeting the right romantic partner. The effort can be draining, exasperating, and downright painful. Nevertheless, the rewards that come afterward make all the time and agony spent in the quest worthwhile. An auto shop that performs maintenance and repair tasks correctly, for a good price, and within a reasonable time period is worth its weight in gold. To help you in your search, here are some things to look for:
Posted In: Aftermarket, Car News, Good, Bad & Ugly, How-To Articles, Miscellaneous, Reports, Safety
Tags: auto service
To commemorate Porsche's 50th birthday year, we have decided to take a look back at one of their greatest creations. While, there are some who would argue that nothing that comes off the assembly line in Zuffenhausen, Germany is anything but great, there is still no argument that there is a caste system among even the most die-hard Porsche-o-philes. And barring the occasional ardent contrarian, more often than not, when you ask what the single greatest Porsche ever made was, you are more than likely to get the same answer the majority of the time: The 959.
Some of Ford’s hybrid models will soon be getting free software updates to help improve fuel economy. 2013 Ford Fusion, Ford C-Max, and Lincoln MKZ hybrids are the target of this software update in an effort to get actual MPG closer to what the EPA estimated mileage reads. The window stickers on of all these models states that they get 47 miles per gallon in highway and city driving—the actual fuel economy appears to be closer to 40 miles per gallon or less.
Every year, famous Italian design houses, like Pininfarina and Bertone, scramble to build sporty concept cars for auto shows and events throughout the year. They all seem to rally particularly strong for the annual Geneva Motor Show. This year, one of those design houses, Italdesign, went beyond the obvious sports coupes and roadsters, designing something truly unique—an off-road supercar. The aptly named Parcour concept, envisioned as both a coupe and roadster, brings luscious, red curves to the off-road segment, or is that brute utility to the supercar segment? Italdesign vice chairman Fabrizio Giugiaro clues us in in a new video.
Tags: Italdesign, concept cars, concepts, design studies, off-road, super cars