Monthly Archives: March 2014

Time for Spring Vehicle Maintenance!

Time for Spring Vehicle Maintenance!

Photo: “canberra cars in spring” by Somaya Langley Attribution-ShareAlike License By: Amy Nutt It’s that time of year again, spring. Your vehicle is ready to be treated well after a long, hard winter and you will need to make sure that a full spring maintenance is done to keep your car or truck in perfect operating order. Let’s take a look at some of the most important factors in the spring maintenance. Exterior Spring Maintenance Wiper blades. These are an important part of vehicle maintenance. You’ll want to replace old blades or clean newer ones that have gone through … Continue reading

Spring Car Show

Spring Car Show

Photo: “Aberdeen Spring Car Show” by JOHN LLOYD. Attribution License Hundreds of contemporary and classic cars come to IWM Duxford on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday for our Spring Car Show. They create a spectacular display across the museum. Date: Sunday 4 May 2014 Contemporary cars on show usually include representatives of the BMW Car Club, the Classic Corvette Club, the TVR Car Club, the Mercedes Benz Club, the Lotus Forum and the Rolls-Royce Owners Club. These beautifully cared-for cars are a must see for automotive enthusiasts of all ages. Car owners travel from across the UK to attend the Spring Car … Continue reading

Eco-Friendly Car Options

Eco-Friendly Car Options

Photo: “Peugeot 508 e-HDi: RAC Future Car Challenge” by Dominic Alves. Attribution License To honor Earth Day, going green and living environmentally responsibly is on a lot of people’s mind. While there are a lot of small things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, cars are still one of the leading causes of CO2 admissions, making them a great place to focus on improving. Fortunately for the atmosphere, there is a growing market for hybrid and fuel-efficient automobiles. I asked Ben Cochrane of Go Auto which cars were the most eco to help you decide which car … Continue reading

Volvo cars become road maintenance probes

Volvo cars become road maintenance probes

Traction control hardware in Volvo cars includes sensor data that can be useful to other cars approaching a slippery section of road. Volvo In a pilot project announced by Volvo, its cars will communicate slippery conditions to road maintenance authorities. by Wayne Cunningham @way4ne Many automakers and governments are developing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, which lets cars instantly communicate safety information to traffic in the immediate vicinity, but Volvo puts a uniquely Swedish spin on the tech with a new pilot project. Its cars will communicate data from wheel-slip sensors to not only alert other cars to icy road conditions, … Continue reading

10 Things to teach your teen about car maintenance

10 Things to teach your teen about car maintenance

Photo: “Drivers License -Teen driver” by State Farm Attribution License How To Create Smart Teen Drivers Teens of legal driving age think about one thing — getting a car. But there’s plenty of upkeep that comes along with being responsible for a set of wheels. Here is what you need to teach your teen about what’s under the hood. Car maintenance costs can often convince cash-strapped teens to shirk much-needed updates, but thousands of trouble-free miles only occur when a car is well-maintained. Here are 10 basic rules to teach your teen when it comes to car maintenance. Monitor … Continue reading

NASCAR OK with Fox moving rain-delayed race to Fox Sports 1

NASCAR OK with Fox moving rain-delayed race to Fox Sports 1

Photo: “let’s go racing boys!” by Raniel Diaz Attribution License By Bob Pockrass Sporting News Fox Sports didn’t break any agreements with NASCAR in moving the rain-delayed race at Bristol to Fox Sports 1 Sunday night. Once the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway went past 7 p.m., Fox had the option of moving the remainder of the event to Fox Sports 1, according to NASCAR. Fox elected to use that option instead of keeping the telecast on network television and pre-empting its Sunday night lineup. The race started about 90 minutes late because of rain and then … Continue reading

Fort Lauderdale Auto Show 2014

Fort Lauderdale Auto Show 2014

“Cleveland Auto Show 2014″ by Nicholas Eckhart Attribution License GENERAL INFO Located in the Greater Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Convention Center -the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County. Now in its 23rd year, one of the Ft Lauderdale Show unique features is how the public has the opportunity to test ride popular cars and trucks and to meet with dealers and discuss price and terms right there on the show floor. Featuring more than 500 of the world’s leading cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles, the Ft Lauderdale International Auto Show … Continue reading

7 Green Interior Car Care Tips

7 Green Interior Car Care Tips

Photo: “Car Interior” by Marina. Attribution-ShareAlike License Making green changes to the way you care for your vehicle extends beyond the type of fuel you use or keeping your tires properly inflated. Modifications to the way you care for the interior can mean the difference between eco-friendly and not. Many times detailing the interior of a vehicle requires a lot of strong chemicals. But it doesn’t have to. 1. Keep up with mess. If you clean as items become soiled, you won’t have to rely on harsh chemicals to remove set-in stains. 2. Replace carpeted mats for rubberized ones. … Continue reading

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality Car Repair App Soon Available

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality Car Repair App Soon Available

By Richard Darell Augmented reality is a tricky concept to make popular it seems. I don’t know what it is about it. It’s always on the brink of becoming popular, but it never does for some reason. People marvel over the cool effects and innovation around it, but we don’t seem to adopt it into our own lives. Let me ask you, how many times have you tried an augmented reality app since the concept was introduced? Not very many, right? Well, maybe you will when the new augmented reality car repair app is finally released. This app comes … Continue reading

SolarStratos high-altitude solar-powered aeroplane

SolarStratos high-altitude solar-powered aeroplane

Photo: Some rights reserved by david.nikonvscanon by Jeroen Haringman There seems to be something in the Swiss drinking water that makes them want to built innovative solar-powered vehicles. From this mountainous country hail the Solar Impulse project (currently hard at work at building their second aeroplane which is to fly around the world in 2015), the PlanetSolar project (who circumnavigated the globe in their beautiful solar-powered ship in 2012) and the Solar Energy Racers project (who finished in fifth place in the 2013 World Solar Challenge). Now, a fourth project has been started up: SolarStratos. The goal of the … Continue reading