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New Year’s celebrations have come and gone, and for most parts of the country several months of winter remain. If you live in a snow-prone area, then you’re already familiar with how road salt can affect your car’s appearance. What you may not know is that salt can also promote rust, damage your vehicle’s paint job, and even affect its mechanical operation.
Posted In: Aftermarket, How-To Articles, Safety
Tags: Car care, safety, salt damage
It’s nearly Super Bowl time again which means everyone is laying in supplies for chicken wings, various dips for various chips, and mapping out the best viewing position in their living rooms. Yes, Americans across the country wait all year for this. Sure, the football is great and everyone wants their team to win, but admit it, we are also eager to see the commercials. Advertisers routinely save their best commercials to be unveiled during the Super Bowl. Personally, I prefer college football, so I wait for the half hour special of nothing but the best commercials after the game.
I listen to NPR in my car when I’m not listening to my own play lists. If that makes me old, so be it. It helps me keep in touch with the world, though, since I don’t watch the news. I would rather hear bad news than see it.
Tags: oren, india, honking, noise pollution
All-electric cars are to the automotive industry what Star Trek’s warp drive is to NASA: a vision that promises an oasis from all the limits imposed by current technology. Problem is, the vision may be nothing more than a mirage. Or maybe not, if the new Chevy Bolt lives up to its hype.
Posted In: Auto Shows, Car News, Concept Cars, Hybrid / Green, Reports, Reviews, Technology
Tags: Chevy Bolt, electric cars, green cars
Pressure Mounts For FCA Over Ongoing Jeep Recall; Advocates Claim Affected Vehicles Still Pose Threat To Public
The pressure is building on FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) with advocates and safety regulators trying to persuade the company to expand and intensify its efforts to contact owners of Jeeps that are affected by an ongoing recall that addresses a potential fire risk if the vehicles are struck from behind in a crash.
There are some cities that are synonymous with certain things, and Detroit is certainly one of them. The Motor City is the cradle of the American automotive manufacturing industry, and there has been a lot of history made in Detroit.
Cars and motorcycles are more than just transportation if you look at them right. I don't know what it's like in other countries, but in the United States, vehicles have always been symbols with motors. They get you from place to place, but they also allow you to make a statement about yourself.
When Ford launched the Taurus in 1986, it turned the automotive world on its ear. Here was a stylish family car that actually wasn’t bad to drive. If you had wanted a midsize sedan that wasn’t designed with a straight ruler in the mid-80s, you would’ve been looking at an “import”. But Ford’s futuristic family car was made in good ol’ America, and that home-grown label helped it to corner the market almost immediately. It remained a best-seller for nearly two decades, but they ditched the futuristic look for the 2000 redesign, and the new ‘sophisticated’ look didn’t resonate with buyers. It was soon relegated to rental agencies and ‘senior living communities’, but it was actually the most refined Taurus to date. So if you need a reliable, non-boring car for under $5,000, the 2000-2007 Ford Taurus is one beater that’s hard to beat. Here’s why…
I was visiting Las Vegas a few years ago; I'd I lived in the city previously, so I had some memories. I'm not a guy who gets up particularly early when I'm in Vegas, so the beginning of my morning was pretty close to noon.
My rental car company upgraded me to a Kia Sedona minivan, a vehicle that I never would have chosen in a million years. Much to my surprise, it was actually fun to drive. It was surprisingly powerful, and it had a high perch and great visibility.
I felt the need to share that, but this article is not about the Kia Sedona, so let's move on.
In this week’s episode, we look at two similarly priced cars that have absolutely nothing in common. The 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a fashionably green hybrid (faux) luxury car that costs around $40k, and can tiptoe for about 40 miles on each gallon of go-juice. The 2014 Chevrolet SS is also priced around $40k. But it doesn’t give a sealion’s behind about the environment, fuel economy, or being ‘fashionable’. It’s a tire-shredding muscle car from the land down under, and it’s ready to party. Should you happen to have $40Gs burning a hole in your pocket, do you choose the pretentious vegan, or Crackodile Dundee? Well, let’s find out…
Cadillac’s return to relevance has been hard to watch at times. Blubbermobiles like the Cadillac XTS, and that Corvette-wannabe XLR, wouldn’t have even made it past the prototype stage in Europe. But the brand soldiered on, and its new boss, Johan de Nysschen, aims to beat the Germans at their own game. To do this, he needs some seriously good cars to sell. Enter the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. A 455hp ICBM, aimed right at the Fatherland.
In car circles, the letters ‘M’, ‘AMG’, and ‘RS’ are shorthand for speed. But if Cadillac has its way, a new letter will be added to the horsepower alphabet. Say hello, then, to the letter ‘V’.