retread tire
27
May
2024
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

Retread Tires: Benefits and Drawbacks

Retread tires, also known as remolded or recapped tires, are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to new tires. The process involves removing the worn tread from a used tire and applying a new one, allowing the tire to be…

nine
23
May
2024
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

9 Car Filters and What They Do

Filters play a crucial role in the performance of your vehicle. While most owners are familiar with air, oil, and fuel filters, there are several others that are equally important. Here’s a detailed look at nine types of filters you…

rotary engine
20
May
2024
Posted in Engineering & Technology

Rotary Engine: An Overview

Gasoline engines have been around for nearly 150 years, operating on the principle that the combustion of air and fuel generates rotational force to propel a car. Despite advancements such as turbocharging and supercharging, piston engines largely remain similar in…

CPO vehicles
18
May
2024
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Defining a Certified Pre-Owned Car (CPO)

A certified pre-owned (CPO) car is a used vehicle that has undergone a rigorous inspection and refurbishment process to meet specific quality standards set by the automaker. These cars are usually in better condition and come with additional warranties compared…

The 2025 Volkswagen ID.BUZZ meets the classic Microbus
16
May
2024
Posted in New Models

Volkswagen ID. Buzz: Modern Take on a Classic

The 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz is Volkswagen’s all-electric homage to the iconic Microbus. Designed with modern technology and sustainability in mind, the ID. Buzz aims to capture the spirit of the original while providing the advanced features expected in today’s…

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV front fascia
14
May
2024
Posted in New Models

Highlights of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV marks a significant step forward in the electric vehicle market, blending traditional truck performance with cutting-edge electric technology. As production of the First Edition RST is now underway, Chevrolet aims to deliver a vehicle that…

deficiency balance and cash owed
10
May
2024
Posted in Consumer Guidance

Auto Repossession and Deficiency Balance

Auto repossession occurs when a car owner defaults on loan payments, leading to the vehicle being seized by the lender. This event often results in a financial burden known as a deficiency balance. This balance represents the gap between the…

car title California
08
May
2024
Posted in Consumer Guidance

Car Title Missing? No Problem!

A car title verifies ownership, making it easy to sell your vehicle when you want. However, in the absence of a verifiable title, making a sale becomes much more difficult, nearly impossible. Fortunately, there are ways to make a deal…

brake calipers
04
May
2024
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

The Essentials of Car Brake Service

Brake service is a crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance that ensures the safety and performance of your car. Understanding how brakes work, the components involved, signs of wear and tear, and proper maintenance procedures can help prevent accidents and extend…

automatic emergency braking system
02
May
2024
Posted in News

Automatic Emergency Braking Becoming Standard

Starting in 2029, vehicle manufacturers will be required to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) as a standard feature in cars and light trucks. This initiative is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s broader National Roadway Safety Strategy, aimed at…

In-Car Security
30
Apr
2024
Posted in Engineering & Technology

Car Security and Privacy: Navigating Modern Concerns

These days, vehicles are not just methods of transport but also sophisticated computers on wheels. As such, issues related to privacy and data security have become increasingly critical. With this in mind, let’s explore the privacy challenges faced by modern…

IIHS Crash Testing
28
Apr
2024
Posted in News

IIHS Updates Crash Prevention Testing: Only One Model Excels

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has taken significant strides in refining their vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention test. The revised guidelines now incorporate scenarios at higher speeds and involve a broader spectrum of vehicle types, including motorcycles and large…

2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance
27
Apr
2024
Posted in New Models

The Power Evolution of Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla’s latest iteration of its famed Model 3, the “Highland” Performance model, represents a significant leap forward in electric vehicle technology. With a robust 510 horsepower and a torque of 546 pound-feet, this new version shatters its predecessors’ limits. The…

car title California
25
Apr
2024
Posted in Consumer Guidance

What Is a Branded Title?

A branded title is a designation given to a vehicle that has experienced significant damage or has undergone certain negative events that affect its overall condition and value. This includes cars that have been declared a total loss by insurance…

2025 Toyota Camry Hybrid
20
Apr
2024
Posted in New Models

The Toyota Camry Goes All-Hybrid for 2025

Toyota continues to lead in hybrid technology with the launch of the 2025 Camry, now exclusively available as a hybrid model. This marks a significant milestone in Toyota’s commitment to sustainability, echoing the hybrid revolution initiated by the Prius. The…

2024 Mazda CX-50 front fascia
18
Apr
2024
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Compact Driving Fun: 2024 Mazda CX-50

The Mazda CX-50 makes its return for its second year, one of two compact utility vehicles sold by this Japanese manufacturer. This model pushes the premium envelope by delivering a look and experience that rivals luxury makes, especially at the…

2025 Toyota 4Runner
10
Apr
2024
Posted in New Models

Unveiled: 2025 Toyota 4Runner

The 2025 Toyota 4Runner, arriving in fall 2024, marks a significant advancement in off-road vehicles. It combines Toyota’s off-road legacy with the latest technologies and a focus on sustainability. Featuring new powertrain options, including a hybrid, enhanced off-road capabilities, safety…

2024 Subaru Forester
09
Apr
2024
Posted in New Models

The All-New 2025 Subaru Forester

This spring, the automotive world will see the debut of the latest Subaru Forester. As the sixth generation of the model, it features a range of updates aimed at improving its performance and appeal in the SUV segment. Highlights include…

2024 Ford Mustang Hood Up
04
Apr
2024
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Ford Mustang Heritage Continues for Seventh Generation

The Ford Mustang, a hallmark of American automotive culture, embarks on its seventh generation with the 2024 model year. This iconic 2+2 coupe and convertible stands out for its distinctive rear-wheel-drive platform, a feature that has contributed to its legendary…

April Fools' Day
01
Apr
2024
Posted in Special

No Foolin’ – Kid Antics While on the Road!

What an appropriate day to share the antics my children have pulled while on the road! Usually, the worst of these occurred locally, but there were a few that happened while on a long trip. Although April Fools’ Day is…