Some people might have noticed the term “continuously variable transmission” and other buzzwords being bandied about concerning automotive transmissions. There’s nothing magical about them, but there are some fundamental differences people should be aware of. Fringe transmissions gaining ground Automobile transmissions used to come in two flavors: manual and automatic. However, some may have noticed Read on! →


“The Avengers” is an upcoming Marvel superhero team-up movie that unites Iron Man, Green Arrow, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow. Iron Man, billionaire philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), lost his Audi R8 in his previous cinematic incarnation. But never fear, he now drives a fabulous one-of-a-kind Honda Acura NSX Roadster. Read on! →


A big selling point for cars is the fuel economy, though many don’t read the label bearing the phrase “mileage may vary.” Apparently it varies a lot, as a JD Power and Associates survey of Japanese hybrid owners found actual hybrid fuel economy is a real sore spot. Hybrid fuel economy may vary There are Read on! →


Cold winter temperatures mixed with precipitation are an icy recipe for your vehicle. Within just a few hours, your car can go from clean to ice-covered. While cleaning an icy car may see like a simple task involving heat or scraping, there are things you don’t want to do when you’re de-icing your car. Learn Read on! →


The components of an oil filter work to remove impurities and cycle cleaned oil back into the engine, for maximum engine efficiency. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. What’s in an oil filter? You’ve been very patient, so here you are. These are the key components of an oil filter: Oil Read on! →


When you asked dad if you could borrow the keys to the car as a teenager, was that car a Porsche 911 GT3 RS? For most of us, the sad answer would be a resounding “no.” But for 14-year-old Schorschi Wörle and 10-year-old brother Steppi Wörle, dad happens to own a Porsche dealership in Germany. Read on! →


Surviving the black plague of global recession was no small task for the Ford Motor Company, but it emerged from the smoking crater in which companies like General Motors continue to wallow. The auto bailout may have kept other automakers afloat, but it did a great deal of damage to reputations in the process. Ford Read on! →


Car salespeople who offer a no-pressure, honest sales face to the public will still engage in a number of psychological tricks and triggers to get you to buy that new car. Typically it’s perfectly legal. Thus, consumers should know car salespeople tricks of the trade before going shopping at a lot. Car salespeople are trying Read on! →


For decades, the U.S. auto industry moved forward in leaps and bounds when it came to designing cars that could get consumers where they wanted to go faster, but it took a while for automotive safety technology to catch up. It wasn’t until 1959 that Congress required U.S. cars to have seat belts, in response Read on! →


Nissan is taking a concept car to a car show in Paris, the Terra, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric crossover. The Nissan Terra EV isn’t set for production, but certainly looks better than the company’s other EV, the Leaf, with looks not even a mother could love. Nissan Terra EV might be first good looking Read on! →