Monthly Archives: February 2014

Five Most Essential Car Engine Maintenance Tips

Five Most Essential Car Engine Maintenance Tips

Photo: Some rights reserved by SoCal Car Photography Author: George Phillips As we all know, the engine falls as important to a car as the heart to a human body.  Thus, its being fine tuned is not only important for trouble free performance but also the longevity of a car. Still, the car engine maintenance is one of the most neglected aspects of the overall maintenance of a car. Here are some essential car engine maintenance tips by following which you can not only keep the performance of the engine up to the mark but can also keep your … Continue reading

Zombie Dodges race in NASCAR after factory pulled plug

Zombie Dodges race in NASCAR after factory pulled plug

Photo: Some rights reserved by James Willamor Gone, but not forgotten. By Jeffrey N. Ross Dodge backed out of NASCAR following the 2012 season, but sharp eyes may have noticed that a pair of Dodge Challenger race cars ran in the Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300 on Saturday. Unfortunately, Mopar fans, this wasn’t a sign that Dodge was reentering NASCAR. Instead, it turns out a few teams had raided the used-car inventory of Penske Racing, and they plan to run in the series without any factory support. One of those teams is Carl Long Motorsports, which plans to run a … Continue reading

New York International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by Dougtone General Show Information Select Language▼ Mark your calendars, we will be back at the Jacob Javits Center from April 18 – 27, 2014 and we will have some of the hottest cars and trucks ever seen all under one roof. That means more sneak peeks, more brand new ’14 & ’15 production models and more concept vehicles than ever before. 2014 Show Information: Location Jacob Javits Convention Center 11th ave between 34 & 40 Streets Public Show Dates Friday April 18th through Sunday April 27th Monday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm * (Sundays: … Continue reading

What’s driving green-car innovation?

What’s driving green-car innovation?

Photo: Some rights reserved by mikebaird Chicago Auto Show sets pace in race to zero greenhouse gases Though dozens of electric vehicles, hybrids and diesels are on display at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, conventional gas-powered vehicles still accounted for almost 94 percent of the 14.5 million new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. last year. In 2012, fewer than 15,000 EVs were sold in the U.S., a scant 0.1 percent of all sales. Hybrids were much more popular, with about 475,000 sold, or 3.3 percent of the mix. About 435,000 diesels were sold, mostly heavy-duty pickup … Continue reading

Ford Focus 2014 first to hit Europe with SYNC 2 voice-activated in-car tech

Ford Focus 2014 first to hit Europe with SYNC 2 voice-activated in-car tech

Photo: Some rights reserved by stevelyon By Rik Henderson Follow on Twitter Ford has announced that the new Ford Focus for 2014 will be the first car in Europe to feature its advanced, voice-activated in-car system, SYNC 2. It features a high-resolution colour touch screen and advanced voice control over the in-built apps, such as those for navigation, music and climate control, and better control over connected mobile phones. The new Focus will also be the first on sale globally to include Ford’s hands-free perpendicular parking technology. This helps drivers reverse into spaces side by side with other cars. … Continue reading

8 apps to keep your car rolling

8 apps to keep your car rolling

Photo: Some rights reserved by Cristiano Betta These mobile apps can help you maintain your car, save money on gas, avoid an accident — or help if you have one. By Rebecca Linke Computerworld – Mobile technology is changing the way we approach all aspects of our lives, including our vehicles. Today’s apps have the ability to streamline and simplify much of what we do in our car, from where we get gas and how much we pay for it to which route we take to work every day. There are even apps that can warn you of a … Continue reading

The use of tap water in your car’s cooling system and its consequences. Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 8.

The use of tap water in your car’s cooling system and its consequences. Be cool with your vehicle / Episode 8.

Be Cool with your vehicle / Episode 8. Knowing about your vehicle’s cooling system. Dave Bowman talk about the use of tap water in your car’s cooling system and its consequences.

Columbus International Auto Show

Columbus International Auto Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by Brother Ralphie Ticket Info ADULTS (AGE 10 +) $10.00 at the box office, $8.00 online. STUDENTS (WITH STUDENT ID) $5.00 at the box office. SENIORS (AGE 55+) $5.00 at the box office on Senior Day only – Friday, March 14 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. CHILDREN (9 & UNDER) Free when accompanied by an adult. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted at the box office. BUY TICKETS From: columbusautoshow.com

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show’s top tech cars

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show’s top tech cars

Great new cars and concepts are announced every January even if it’s the coldest month and the one least suited for keeping new cars shiny. Detroit’s century-old North American International Auto Show now has to share the spotlight with car introductions at CES, a show that five years ago didn’t think of cars except that’s where you installed replacement audio subwoofers. CES may be tech-focused but the best new rollouts in Detroit had a heavy dose of technology, too, ranging from the extensive use of aluminum in the industry’s best-selling vehicle to a slew of driver aids in a … Continue reading

NASCAR star Kurt Busch says real cars are in Formula One, not IndyCar

NASCAR star Kurt Busch says real cars are in Formula One, not IndyCar

Photo: Some rights reserved by familymwr By: Mark Long Past Cup champion takes shot at IndyCar president of competition Derrick Walker Taxicab boys? Puppies? Real race cars? IndyCar president of competition Derrick Walker used all of those phrases Tuesday while talking about NASCAR regular Kurt Busch possibly driving in the Indianapolis 500 in May. Busch got a chance to react Wednesday, saying “the real cars are over in Europe and they’ve got F1 tagged to them.” Busch’s car owner, Gene Haas, is looking to potentially enter the Formula One series. Walker created a stir at IndyCar media day in … Continue reading