Even if the extent of your automotive technical knowledge begins and ends with prime time television commercials, you probably understand that the most engine wear takes place when you start your car. Now that we’ve arrived at a point when most new cars have auto-stop/start technology which increases the number of starts in an average […]
Today’s cars come in every possible color. You can get them in bright oranges and reds, mild-mannered blues, or good old black, which once was the only choice. Enjoy all that color while you can because autonomous cars have trouble with some colors. The best color choice is white, so it could be a boring […]
Flying cars are the stuff of sci-fi movies not reality, or are they? Terrafugia is a Massachusetts-based company working on building flying cars and it recently secured permission to begin testing them at an airport in Nashua, New Hampshire. Terrafugia is leasing hangar space at the airport and expects it to be adequate to manage […]
My friend Sajeev Mehta writes for The Truth About Cars. One of his readers has a problem with his usage of “engine” vs. “motor” in his writing. Is he correct?
From about 1950 to 1995, automobiles largely operated the same way. Yes, the occasional pushbutton gear selector or thumbwheel radio volume knob came along (usually in a Chrysler product, by the way), but for the most part, window cranks, radio tuning knobs, gear shift levers and window defrosters all worked exactly the same, no matter […]
Remote door locks are pretty much a standard feature these days, but their convenience leaves your car vulnerable to break-ins. Car Doctor John Paul has some security suggestions.
Speed Racer’s Mach 5 had amazing capabilities. Here’s a look at the cool gadgets that Speed Racer’s car had that you too can now own.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto both go a long way to combatting distracted driving. They mimic your smartphone screen on your car’s infotainment screen reducing the temptation to pick up your phone when you’re at the wheel. Functionality includes navigation, but Apple has long avoided adding two popular options. That’s about to change as Waze […]
UPDATE: If you missed it, we’ve got the entire list of 2016 and 2017 models available with a manual transmission. As automatic transmissions improve, why bother with a manual? Here are 10 reasons to mix your own gears.