Car Ownership Tips

  • 2015 bmw 640 gran coupe console

    What Is BMW Black Panel Technology?

    On some BMW models the instrument panel and Info Display are equipped with Black Panel Tecnology. With this technology, the instrument panel is matte black when the ignition is turned off,......

  • 2015 fiat 500

    All About The Fiat 500’s Engines

    In the United States, the only engines available in the Fiat 500 are the naturally aspirated 1.4 liter 4-cylinder 16-valve MultiAir engine and a turbocharged version of the same engine. In the......

  • 2015 ford escape

    All About Ford’s SecuriCode Keyless Entry System

    Ford first introduced their keypad based keyless entry system in 1980, when it was available on cars like the Ford Thunderbird and Lincoln Mark VI. The latest generation of the......

  • 2015 bmw x5

    What Is BMW Trailer Stability Control?

    Some BMW models, including the X3 and X5, come with Trailer Stability Control to help keep you and your trailer safe and on the proper course. As your speed increases, so does the......

  • 2015 mazda cx-9

    What Is Mazda i-ACTIVESENSE?

    Mazda uses the term i-ACTIVESENSE to cover their entire series of advanced safety technologies. i-ACTIVESENSE includes both active safety technologies that help make drivers aware of potential......

  • 2015 vw golf

    What Is Volkswagen’s KESSY Keyless Access?

    KESSY is the electronic locking and starting system found in modern Volkswagens that allows the driver to access and start the vehicle without having to use a traditional key. The......

  • 2015 fiat 500

    What Is Fiat’s MSR System?

    Fiat’s MSR (or Motor Schleppmoment Regelung, which loosely translates to ‘engine drag torque control’) system is a part of their electronic stability control package. When the......

  • 2015 buick regal

    What Is Buick’s QuietTuning?

    QuietTuning is the name Buick uses to describe the exclusive engineering process that they use to design a quiet and distraction-free cabin. Buick tests their cars using both physical and virtual......

  • 2015 acura tlx

    What Is The Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer System?

    The Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer (or P-AWS) system is the first system that is able to independently adjust the toe angle of the rear wheels, allowing for fully......

  • 2014 lexus is-f

    What Is The Lexus SmartAccess Card Key?

    The Lexus SmartAccess system is a traditional keyless entry system, allowing the driver to lock and unlock the doors, open the trunk, and start the car, all without having to remove......