Car Tech

5 Apps You NEED for Your Summer Road Trip

5 Apps You NEED for Your Summer Road Trip

Before we embarked on our road trip from Seattle to Southern California, my husband and I dreamed of lapping up the sun, surfing crystal blue waves and waving to celebrities in convertibles. On the road, however, we were just as likely to find ourselves stuck in traffic on I-5 as cruising down the coast (seriously, […]

Want to Save Over a Billion Dollars on Fuel? Chrysler Does...

Want to Save Over a Billion Dollars on Fuel? Chrysler Does…

Fuel economy is one of the biggest things on the minds of people looking to purchase a car.  I saw this all the time when I was a sales consultant back in Sioux Falls.  And as consumers increasingly desire savings at the pump, Chrysler is meeting them where it matters.  The Auburn Hills, Michigan based automaker […]

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Why Tires Matter

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Why Tires Matter

I really wanted to test drive the boats on the San Antonio River Walk.  They look like a lot of fun… except for that awkward steering. My lesson on the mechanics of Starboard and Port Tiller Steering would have to wait.  It was time to head to The Cooper Tire & Vehicle Test Center for […]

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Dual Irons & The Alamo

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Dual Irons & The Alamo

Although my beloved home of Detroit was still asleep, I was wide awake at 5am. It was a cool Monday in the Motor City. Even in the summer, the mornings have a bit of a chill in Michigan. Yet the welcome from the American Airlines crew was warm. “Our pleasure to have you, Carl,” the […]

5 Efficient Ways to Help Family and Friends With Their Cars

5 Efficient Ways to Help Family and Friends With Their Cars

The job description for a “Family and Friends Fleet Manager” may look like this: – Must have experience working with, on or around automobiles, preferably multiple makes, foreign and domestic. – Must demonstrate proper maintenance knowledge of routine procedures, for multiple automobiles, including oil changes, tire rotations and fluid exchanges. – Must show an ability […]

A Sight to See: Land Rover's Virtually Transparent Hood

A Sight to See: Land Rover’s Virtually Transparent Hood

  If you are following news of a Land Rover Discovery concept vehicle being readied for a New York International Auto Show debut later this month, you might have noticed the integration of the world “Vision” into the show platform. Thinking this world merely represented what would be a “vision” for the company’s future design path, Land Rover […]

Eight-Speed Automatic Expands Availability Across 2015 Corvette Line

Eight-Speed Automatic Expands Availability Across 2015 Corvette Line

Since the 1940s, automatic transmissions have spouted generations of motorists who are not troubled by the chore of manual shifting. Saving some from what could be uncomfortable drives, a passionate group of manual transmission lovers who cannot accept true driving without a lever action to actuate the gear selection. To sports car fans, automatic transmissions […]

Product Review: CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Receiver

Product Review: CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Receiver

Here’s a neat little device that solves a problem I’ve encountered – say you own a car built between the years of 2001 – 2010.  You know, that fantastic time period where iPods were ubiquitous and automotive manufacturers installed the 30-pin iPod connector in every one of their vehicles. This was also the same time […]