Car Ownership Tips

  • Two-Mode Hybrid Transmissions

    Two-Mode Hybrid Transmissions

    Two-mode is the name for the new transmission technology that developed as a result of a joint project from DaimlerChrysler and the BMW Group. The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2008 GMC Yukon SUVs......

  • Jeep Freedom Drive 4x4 System

    Jeep Freedom Drive 4x4 System

    Jeep’s Freedom Drive four-wheel-drive system is used on its compact sport utility vehicles, including the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot. The system is available in two variations: Freedom......

  • What is Gasoline Direct injection?

    What is Gasoline Direct injection?

    In conventional gasoline internal combustion engines, direct injection is a design that allows an engine to run more efficiently and reduces emission levels by injecting the fuel directly......

  • What is Clean Diesel?

    What is Clean Diesel?

    Clean diesel is a type of diesel fuel that is highly refined to improve combustion efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. The term is often used interchangeably with ultra-low sulfur diesel. This is......

  • 10 Car Seat Mistakes You Didn

    10 Car Seat Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

    More than 70% of child safety restraints in the United States are installed or used incorrectly.  That’s not a typo: seventy percent. That means, statistically......

  • What are Alloy Wheels?

    What are Alloy Wheels?

    Alloy wheel technology was given birth as the thirst for speed for hot rodders and later muscle car enthusiasts were encouraged by reducing their vehicle's weight. Today, alloys wheels benefit from......

  • Fuel Injector Maintenance

    Fuel Injector Maintenance

    With the technological advancements of fuel injection systems, many drivability problems disappeared. The fuel injection systems are a big improvement over carburetors. The improvements were seen in......

  • What are HID Headlights

    What are HID Headlights

    A pioneering safety feature of motoring, advancements in lighting led to the current halogen headlights in the 1980s. Improving on halogen bulbs, the next progressive step in forward lighting......

  • Truck Tonnage Ratings

    Truck Tonnage Ratings

    When buying a pickup truck it is important to note the endless choices offered to the buyer. Besides selections for trim levels and the choice of two-wheel or four-wheel drive, pickup trucks should be......

  • Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC Diesel Engines

    Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC Diesel Engines

    In terms of the American consumer automobile market, Mercedes-Benz is perhaps the most well-known manufacturer of diesel vehicles. With the exception of Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz is......