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While sensibilities have certainly changed over the past quarter-of-a-century (let alone the last decade) there are a number of us who remember a time when roads, streets and highways were primarily ruled by the classic sedan. The staple of any automaker’s lineup, sedans were as appealing to executives as they were accommodating to families. A time [...]

AutoInfluence Podcast

Anticipating the Resurrected 2020 Ford Bronco

It was at last year’s Detroit Auto Show when Ford Motor Company spoke the words that frankly, we’re surprised that it took them so long to say. That announcement was in regard to the iconic Ford Bronco, and it’s impending resurrection for the 2020 model year. Needless to say, they had our attention, and have [...]

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It would take an almost Paleolithic mindset for an automaker not to prioritize sustainability when evolving their lineup. Fortunately, there is no single path that leads to the creation of such offerings. As a result, any automaker’s efforts could reflect a blended approach consisting of any combination of powertrain enhancements, alternative fuels, and/or weight reduction. [...]

Tax Troubles

Unless you're a survivalist living off the grid (in which case you wouldn't be reading this piece online), you've likely heard about the new tax changes coming down the road. As a direct result, plenty of powerful employers, including Comcast, AT&T, Boeing, and others are promising to pass the breaks onto their workers. Not only [...]

2018 Ford Escape

The Downside to Car Rides With Pets? Fleas in Your Vehicle.

You imagined a lot of possibilities when you bought your 2018 Ford Escape, but having a compact SUV jumping with fleas wasn't one of them. Even if you faithfully treat your dogs' fur, keep them bathed, and make sure they have their regular dose of flea prevention medicine, the nasty pests can sometimes be wilier [...]

Luke Bryan Suburban Concept

Chevy and Music: An Unexpected Pairing

Chevy’s trucks are known for an array of characteristics, and fans of the nameplates probably think of a number of things whenever they hear a particular model being bought up. However, one thing that might not always come to mind is “music.” Songs usually contain a number of topics, and Chevy’s trucks are no stranger. [...]

Some cars seem to suffer from an identity crisis, unsure of what it’s supposed to be. Take the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio - Albany, NY ’s favorite solution to the age-old question of how you turn a boring crossover into a conversation piece. All jokes aside, we’re not picking on Albany (it just happens to [...]

Car designing has never been easy, nor will it ever be. However, Ford and Microsoft are looking to improve the entire process, leading to quicker results and better products for their customers. As you’re about to learn, the companies’ new product could revolutionize the entire industry. Before long, this information will ultimately take the current [...]

We’ve all been in that situation: a pricey aspect of your vehicle fails, forcing you to replace it. You’ll presumably research the GM parts (or any other applicable manufacturer) and find that these specific add-ons are rather pricey. You’ll subsequently come across some aftermarket parts that are considerably less expensive. However, does the fleeting financial [...]

Are you thinking of modifying your Jeep? That’s an excellent idea! While the brand’s vehicles are already plenty competent and capable, we don’t blame owners for seeking that extra edge from their SUV. Modifications can unlock a number of performance capabilities, especially when it comes to off-roading. However, if you’re a bit inexperienced with the [...]