What is Lugging Your Engine and Why You Shouldn’t do it

01.10.17 - Some Guy Doing Some Thing

The term “Lugging Your Engine” is meant to imply you’re making your engine work harder than it should to get up to speed. This means you’re in a gear that’s higher than you should be when you’re driving a manual transmission vehicle. This is extremely bad for your engine because it makes your engine work harder than it should when you need to accelerate, putting unnecessary wear and tear on the engine and causing it to run hotter than it needs to in order to reach the desired speed.

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If it’s the Future, Rinspeed has It

12.28.16 - Rinspeed Oasis

Rinspeed is a Swiss automaker that has a reputation of having some of the most over the top and forward thinking prototypes for us to admire. This company offers some cars that can do a variety of things and has always been on the cutting edge of technology. With Rinspeed instead of just imagining what the future many hold you often get a look into what the future could be so that you can have the look and feel of a vehicle that will give you more than what you might expect to have on the road.

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The Bomb Squad can Ride in Style; Sort of

11.15.16 - EOD Light Tactical Electric Vehicle

The “nine finger clan” as the Bomb Squad is affectionately called, mostly because some have lost fingers while trying to disarm bombs, now has a new vehicle that’s built just for them. This vehicle looks and rides like an off road dune buggy and is made so that you can ride in it even in your protective gear to allow you to feel a bit safer about heading up to where a bomb may be located and trying to figure out how to diffuse it. With this oversized go kart the Bomb Squad can enjoy better mobility than ever before.

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Don’t Ever Do This; No Matter How Cool the Car Is

11.09.16 - Nigerian Prince Scam

With the modern age of electronics and digital technology we now have quicker and more access to nearly everything. While this gives us a world that feels and seems smaller because we can more easily connect across continents it’s also opened the doors for new ways to be deceitful in business dealings. Like it or not, there are now more hackers than ever looking to take advantage online. Those who lack the talent to perform online hacks are presenting themselves to you in a way that seems legitimate, but really isn’t.

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Change Your Driving Habits to Match Your Transmission

07.24.16 - Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission

The advancements made in the automotive world are nearly as many and as fast as the technology sector. Not only do we now see vehicles that have a wide variety of exceptional technology packed into their features, but we also see improvements in the mechanical portion of the vehicles we drive. One of the most impressive improvements we are enjoying now is the dual clutch automatic transmission, which helps make smoother shifting at all ranges of the vehicle its equipped in. The question we may have is how to drive with this transmission aboard, which may mean you need to change the way you have been driving to match the transmission.

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Car Companies Need to Learn from Packard

07.20.16 - Packard Grille

For many decades the Packard name was one that was admired. This was the name for cars that carried in a smooth engine, a brilliant ride and the top of the luxury market. This was the car company that carried Presidents, the royal family of Japan and many dignitaries. As the most advanced car company in the world for many years it seemed this independent company had found its way to the hearts and minds of many of the car owners of the world to be a brand that we loved to admire and wanted to drive.

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FCA Has Big Plans

07.08.16 - 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler division of FCA offers us only a few choices, but one new choice that has been shown off and celebrated recently is the Chrysler Pacifica. As the minivan replacement for the Town & Country the Pacifica gives us a minivan that is made for the future with the features we want to admire and enjoy along with the ability to expand the engagement offered in this minivan. While celebrating the unveiling of this awesome new vehicle there was a lot discussed when Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA was present to see what this van is made of and the capability of the plant to give us an idea of what might come next for another model.

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Fun at a Reasonable Price

06.06.16 - 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Often when we think of a fun car we picture a top end Corvette, a Challenger Hellcat, a Porsche 911 or an exotic luxury sports car. While all these cars would be a lot of fun to drive and certainly awesome to own what makes them difficult to obtain is the price. Most of us just don’t have the money to afford a vehicle of the price these offer us. Don’t fret you can have lots of fun in cars that don’t cost quite as much. With that in mind here are ten cars under $50,000 that can be lots of fun for you to drive which allows you to stay within your budget and still have a car that’s a great drive.

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An Integration We Can All Benefit From

04.06.16 - Automatic Emergency Breaking

Many vehicles are now being made with better safety features and more driver information systems than ever before. One of the most important improvements we have seen in the recent auto industry is the inclusion of automatic emergency braking. This has been one of those features that we look at and wonder why we didn’t have it much sooner. Not only have we regretted the lack of technological advancements that have resulted in a large number of rear end collisions that could have been avoided, but now we see this feature will become a standard offering on vehicles in the near future.

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Autonomous Features Continue to Grow

01.12.16 - 2016 Nissan LEAF

The partnership between Renault and Nissan continues to be one that benefits both companies and the announcement has been made that has informed us they plan to offer more autonomous technology in ten vehicles between now and 2020.  These vehicles will be offered in the United States, Europe, Japan and China.  This signifies a serious growth in technology for the brand and model lineup of this this partnership.  We already see some of their goals being realized in the fact that there is a zero emissions vehicle on the market in the form of the Nissan LEAF.

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