Monthly Archives: January 2015

How to Maintain a Car at 100,000 Miles

How to Maintain a Car at 100,000 Miles

Photo: Some rights reserved by jurvetson If purchasing a new car isn’t an option, maintaining the car you have the way to keep it safe and trustworthy. Maintaining your vehicle at 100,000 miles (160,000 km) and beyond is easy if you perform periodic maintenance. General tune-ups are relatively inexpensive and can protect the investment you’ve made into your vehicle. Steps Read the owner’s manual and take its recommendations to heart.Take a more conservative approach to the car’s maintenance schedule if your car is over 100,000 miles (160,000 km). Take a look under the hood yourself. Locate the coolant tank. If the … Continue reading

NASCAR Champ, Tony Stewart Buys Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR Champ, Tony Stewart Buys Sprint Cup Series

Photo: Some rights reserved by The Freewheeling Daredevil Tony Stewart won’t be back in a Sprint Car, by his own estimation, for “a very, very long time.” But the three-time NASCAR champion can’t bear to be away from the grass-roots level of racing, and he has added another piece to his growing portfolio by acquiring the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series — one of the oldest, traveling Sprint Car organizations in the country. “My passion for Sprint Car racing is well known, and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series has been a pillar … Continue reading

New York International Auto Show 2015

New York International Auto Show 2015

Photo: Some rights reserved by ravalli1 Mark your calendars, we will be back at the Jacob Javits Center from April 3 – 12, 2015 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 ’15 & ’16 production models and more concept vehicles than ever before. 2015 Show Information: Location Jacob Javits Convention Center 11th ave between 34 & 40 Streets Public Show Dates Friday April 3rd through Sunday April 12th Monday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm * (Sundays: 10am – 7pm)* Official Opening … Continue reading

Vehicle To Vehicle Tech

Vehicle To Vehicle Tech

Photo: Some rights reserved by The National Roads and Motorists Association Vehicular communication systems are a type of network in which vehicles and roadside units are the communicating nodes, providing each other with information, such as safety warnings and traffic information. As a cooperative approach, vehicular communication systems can be more effective in avoiding accidents and traffic congestions than if each vehicle tries to solve these problems individually. Generally, vehicular networks are considered to contain two types of nodes: vehicles and roadside stations. Both are dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) devices. DSRC works in 5.9 GHz band with bandwidth of 75 MHz … Continue reading

How to Maintain a Car at 50,000 Miles

How to Maintain a Car at 50,000 Miles

Photo: Some rights reserved by Christopher.Michel Once your vehicle reaches 50,000 miles (80,000 km), it may start to show signs of wear and tear. With some extra time and effort, you can maintain a car after the odometer surpasses 50,000 miles (80,000 km) and help it run smoothly for thousands more miles to come. In addition to following these general guidelines, you should also check your car’s owner manual and follow your car manufacturer’s specific recommendations. Steps Rotate and balance your tires every 5,000 miles (8,000 km).The best or youngest tires should go on the front of your vehicle. When rotating tires … Continue reading

Chip Ganassi’s “Star Car” Takes Rolex 24 Win At Daytona

Chip Ganassi’s “Star Car” Takes Rolex 24 Win At Daytona

Photo: Some rights reserved by TransformersMan DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Chip Ganassi bristles when his No. 02 team is called the “star car.” Truth is, the moniker couldn’t be more appropriate right now. Ganassi’s all-star driver lineup of three-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray, Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and NASCAR’s reigning top rookie Kyle Larson won the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday to give the team owner his record-setting sixth victory in 12 attempts. While Dixon led into the final hour after getting around Jordan Taylor for the lead following the second-to-last … Continue reading

Belgrade International Motor Show (2015)

Belgrade International Motor Show (2015)

Photo: Some rights reserved by mcveja Event Date March 19, 2015 to March 29, 2015 Place Exhibition Center Belgrade Fair Bulevar Vojvode Misica 14 SRB 11000 Belgrade

Green Car Maintenance

Green Car Maintenance

Photo: Some rights reserved by brianac37 Green car maintenance and keeping your car tuned up can help the environment because it’s running efficiently; learn how from our green car expert in this free environmental automotive video.

Green Car Tech At Washington Auto Show

Green Car Tech At Washington Auto Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by freestock.ca ♡ dare to share beauty This week at the Washington Auto Show, Green Car Journal will announce the winner of its annual Green Car Technology Award, recognizing inventions that are making the vehicles we drive more efficient and environmentally friendly. For the first time, the publication will also hand out awards for a Luxury Green Car of the Year and Green SUV of the Yea, celebrating carmakers that have built sustainable vehicles in classes not historically known for offering eco-friendly options. For the Green Technology Award, the innovations earning high marks vary in … Continue reading

How to Get a Smog Check (USA)

How to Get a Smog Check (USA)

Some rights reserved by DaveOnFlickr The US government has tightened automobile emissions standards because of increasing smog and air pollution. Check with your auto-repair shop or State Department of Motor Vehicles for local requirements to acquire smog certificate. Not every vehicle needs to get a smog check, but if you live in California or a handful of other progressive states or counties, you may have to pass their smog check requirements in order to have your vehicle registered with the state. The requirements will be determined by the make and model of your vehicle as well as where it … Continue reading