Summer time is when you whip out the swimsuit, flip-flops, beach gear, hiking equipment, camping tents, boats, jet-skis, trailers, and everything else in between. It’s the time of the year where you enjoy your hard earned cash and vacation or adventure someplace fun. Getting there is one thing, but once you do get there you’re […]
Everything You Need to Know About Digital Car Keys
Car keys have come a long way over the decades that they’ve been around. Early keys didn’t look too different from a house key, with teeth on only one side. One of the first innovations in car key technology was the double-sided key, which let the driver insert it into the ignition in either direction, […]
The Bully, the Savvy Businessman, and the Risk Taker: Moving Beyond the Industry’s Highlight Reel
The automotive history is full of surprises, with many people skipping the finer details to highlight the successes and big-picture ideas that transformed the American automotive landscape. We see this in William Durant’s climb to success when he formed General Motors and later teamed up with Louis Chevrolet. But what about the details in between? […]
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Look at the Rebellious Side of Tesla
We live in a constantly evolving news cycle, with instant updates and a barrage of headlines at our fingertips. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier for businesses to get lost in the shuffle, especially automakers that aren’t consistently updating their line-ups. Over the last few years, global lockdowns heightened our awareness of these […]
Heavy Metal Is (The Traffic) Law: Essential Driving Jams to Bang Your Head To
As with most musical stylings that operate outside the confines of the establishment, heavy metal has a maligned reputation as nothing more than a transgressive art form. One that thrives on an abrasive sound that, to the uninitiated, might seem like nothing more than nails running down a chalkboard with utter contempt. The truth of […]
Tesla’s Practices Are Becoming Increasingly Worrisome
People love to talk about Tesla being the most valuable auto manufacturer in the world and about the substantial wealth of its CEO, Elon Musk. Some of us also like to talk about how controversial Tesla and Mr. Musk are – about the decisions they’ve been making and about how those decisions are not always […]
Tour America With The Entire Family In The 2022 Buick Encore GX
I was five years old when my family decided to travel from South Carolina to Wyoming to stay the summer at a ranch. After that summer, we made our way to California and then hopped on a flight to Hawaii. After our near-death experience with Hurricane Iniki in 1993, we drove back from California to […]
How the UN Killed Cool Cars
November 12, 2008: a date that will live in infamy for the unimaginably small number of automotive enthusiasts who are aware of it. That was the month that the death sentence was announced for automotive style by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). If you fondly remember the unique styling of the aggressive […]
8 Tricks to Get the Most from Your Hybrid
With gas prices hitting record highs and all signs indicating they might continue going up, a lot of people are looking for ways to boost fuel efficiency and skip the gas pump as much as possible. If you drive a hybrid, then the good news is that you’ve already taken the first step in boosting […]
Do’s and Don’ts of Hypermiling
I’ve got bad news, and I’ve got good news. The bad is that gas prices have reached record highs, and they’re likely to keep going up for a while. The good news is that each year brings us closer to everyone driving vehicles that don’t need gas in the first place. Until then, however, we’re […]
The Best 10 Cars in the Whole Wide World
Everyone wants the best car possible. There’s just one problem with that: how do you define the “best” car? For some, that means usefulness – the ability to haul large amounts of equipment or navigate quickly from Point A to Point B. For others, that means reliability. No one likes breakdowns, but having a vehicle […]
What Cars Would these DC Villains Drive?
Although superheroes are what we should aspire to be, there’s no denying that the villains are often more interesting and compelling. This isn’t a coincidence; storytellers tend to make villains more appealing and “cool” as a reminder that there’s always a temptation to do the wrong thing. How well this works is, perhaps, up for […]
What Cars Would these Marvel Villains Drive?
Although comic books, movies, and other tales are often named after their heroes, to me, it’s the villains of these stories that are more important. A hero is defined by his or her villain in much the same way that light is defined by the shadows and darkness at the edges of its illumination. Without […]
When To Pay More For A Vehicle
It is only natural to want to save as much money as possible when buying a new vehicle. Large SUVs and trucks, in particular, can be extremely expensive depending on the make, model, and trim you are considering. As a result, it can be easy to feel as though the vehicle you had your heart […]
Race to the Finish Line with Roush
Since 1995, automotive mogul, Jack Roush, has been manufacturing and developing high performance components for street and race cars. The man is a bit of a legend: he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Scientific Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University, then started working for Ford Motors soon after graduation, and in 1984, began building engines […]
Four Warning Signs of a Bad Used Car
Shopping for a car can be stressful, and these uneasy feeling are only exasperated if you decide to opt for a used vehicle. Nowadays, many used dealerships tend to be reputable, but we’d understand if you’re still a bit apprehensive about pursuing these particular rides. After all, we’ve all heard the stories of low-quality rides […]
Turning the 2018 Chevy Trax into an Off-Road Warrior?
“A subcompact SUV like the 2018 Chevy Trax actually has several advantages to consider when you are searching for that perfect off-roader.” This was the claim made in an article I’d recently read, which positioned (of all things) the Chevy Trax as a worthwhile consideration for prospective buyers looking for a competent off-roading vehicle. And while […]
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 […]
If I were a Rich Girl…
If you read that title and then immediately hummed na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na nah, then congratulate yourself… you are part of the reason that Gwen Stefani is estimated to be worth more than 100 million bucks. So yes, she is, no doubt, a rich girl. I, however, am not. However, I certainly do “think what that money could […]
Let’s Build a 2017 Honda Accord!
If you’re in the market for a new sedan, you’ve surely been debating the 2017 Honda Accord vs. the 2017 Chevy Malibu. These vehicles are rather comparable, and customers will seek every advantage that accompanies the two models as they’re trying to make a decision. Well, if you’re looking for convenience and a speedy car-buying […]