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Car Ownership Tips

  • Autobytel Extra: My Ford Touch

    Autobytel Extra: My Ford Touch

    MyFordTouch is a bold take on the infotainment system. The system uses a center-mounted touchscreen, LCD displays in the instrument cluster (on certain models), and a set of touch-sensitive......

  • Autobytel Auto Extra: Cadillac CUE

    Autobytel Auto Extra: Cadillac CUE

    One of the most daring infotainment systems available in the marketplace today has to be the Cadillac User Experience or CUE. CUE brings together an eight-inch touchscreen with haptic......

  • Autobytel Auto Extra: Cleaning Headlights With 3M

    Autobytel Auto Extra: Cleaning Headlights With 3M

    Looked at your headlights recently? Wondering why they have a yellow tint on them? That's due to UV rays from the sun and road grime making its way onto the headlights and......

  • Honda VCM - Variable Cylinder Management

    Honda VCM - Variable Cylinder Management

    Variable Cylinder Management is Honda’s proprietary variable displacement technology that disables engine cylinders under certain driving conditions to save fuel and reduce......

  • Land Rover Terrain Response System

    Land Rover Terrain Response System

    While Land Rover vehicles are based on luxury, it is rooted in off-road performance, and that is where Land Rovers decades of four-wheel-drive experience comes into play. The Terrain......

  • What is Jeep Trail Rated?

    What is Jeep Trail Rated?

    Jeep started using the term Trail Rated® to promote the off-road capabilities of its vehicles in late 2003 for the 2004 model vehicles. The Trail Rated® badge means the vehicle was evaluated......

  • 10 Ways To Improve Gas Mileage

    10 Ways To Improve Gas Mileage

    We've all seen those ads on late-night television touting a miracle gadget that will magically improve the gas mileage of any car for just three easy payments of $19.99.  The reality is,......

  • 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......