Car Ownership Tips

  • What Are Active Aerodynamics?

    What Are Active Aerodynamics?

    Active aerodynamics are normally used for one of two purposes: to increase fuel economy, or to improve performance. To improve fuel efficiency, some cars employ active grill shutters. These......

  • Five For Friday: Five Thoughts About The Auto Industry For May 16, 2014

    Five For Friday: Five Thoughts About The Auto Industry For May 16, 2014

    It’s Friday once again, which means it’s time for another round of my Five For Friday: Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for May 16,......

  • Ford

    Ford's EcoBoost Challenge in Southern California

    Ford's Coast-To-Coast EcoBoost Challenge made its way to Southern California last week.  Events included head-to-head comparisons and a sneak peek at the 2015 Ford Mustang and F-150....

  • Indiana Transmission Plant Rebooted for 2015 Chrysler 200

    Indiana Transmission Plant Rebooted for 2015 Chrysler 200

    The 2015 Chrysler 200 is Imported from Detroit—or Sterling Heights, as the case may be—but its nifty nine-speed......

  • GM Brings Battery Assembly In-house for 2015 Chevy Spark EV

    GM Brings Battery Assembly In-house for 2015 Chevy Spark EV

    Although its EPA numbers won’t change, the 2015 Chevy Spark EV will get an upgraded battery system for the new......

  • How Does a CVT Work?

    How Does a CVT Work?

    A CVT or continuously variable transmission is unlike other types of transmissions because it doesn’t have a few different fixed ratios, but instead provides an almost infinite number of ratios.......

  • What Is Ford Ambient Lighting?

    What Is Ford Ambient Lighting?

    Ford Ambient Lighting is an interior lighting system that allows the driver to select from one of seven different accent colors in order to set the mood in the cockpit. The system is standard or......

  • How Does GPS Work?

    How Does GPS Work?

    The Global Position System (or GPS) is a system to help determine your current location. The system was designed to use 24 satellites, though there are currently 32 of them in orbit, each at an altitude of......

  • What Is Infiniti Backup Collision Intervention?

    What Is Infiniti Backup Collision Intervention?

    Infiniti's Backup Collision Intervention (or BCI) system is designed to help make driving safer by detecting what the driver might otherwise miss when backing up. When the......

  • How To Test Drive A New Car

    How To Test Drive A New Car

    One of modern life’s greatest pleasures is getting a new car. Ask most people though and they will also say one of life’s biggest pains in the ask me where; is buying a new car.......