Video: Weber State Professor Explains First Automatic Transmission/History

When we step into our vehicles each day, we often don’t think about the great engineering that went into making it.  One of the most complicated pieces of the vehicle lies within the drive train, the transmission.  The role of the transmission is to take the torque from the engine and through various driveshaft mechanisms, […]

Article: The Next Technologies in Auto Fuel

There are many technologies that are being developed to replace the standard gasoline powered engine in cars.  Hydrogen fuel cells, electric battery packs and motors, and natural gas/propane to mention a few.  But what are the leaders in the field, and what sort of time frame are we looking at?  IEEE has shared a recent article […]

Article: Saving Fuel Where the Rubber Hits the Road

When it comes to fuel efficiency, we often look toward fuel systems, aerodynamics, ignition systems, and weight management.  What many overlook is the condition and design of the tires on your vehicle.  We can look at the design of the tires, the materials used in the manufacturing of the tires, but often it may come […]

Article: Protect Your Car from the Damaging Effects of Sun and Heat

With summer winding down, we can start to reminisce on those memories created during those long summer days and nights.  Summer can be a particularly intense time for your auto, with longer days filled with the heat and UV light.  State Farm has some great tips that we would love to share to help keep […]

Article: OnStar Helping Harvey Victims

A mother and child arrive in a boat to cross a bridge to evacuate from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou following Harvey. Photo credit: REUTERS DETROIT — As Harvey, the hurricane turned tropical storm, lingers above southeast Texas and Louisiana, local emergency responders remain overwhelmed with calls for help. To cope, they are asking General […]

Article: The Car Designs of the Future

We all love to think about the possibilities in the future, but what are the trends in automotive design?  TheCoolest.com posted an article that we thought provided a deep look at what is coming in the future of automobiles. TheCoolest.com – Source 1. Technology Trend: Plug-in Electric / Diesel Hybrid There’s a problem among wholly […]

Video: Expensive Car Fails

With the advent of dash cams, video cameras, and the cell phone (both capturing and causing), we can take a close look at those accidents that bring us into the auto body shop for repairs. So if you’re a fan of watching a little bumper to bumper action, you might want to subscribe to the […]

Article: Your Guide to Upgrading Wheels & Tires

When we all look at a car, one of the first things that we notice are the rims and the tires.  But how can you get that “wow” look when you decide to upgrade your rims and tires? There are some tips and guidelines that you can follow in order to maximize your chance of […]

Video: Aerodynamics in Vintage Cars?

When one starts to travel around during the summer, you’ll notice how much fuel efficiency you get on your trips.  Well, we think about these things, and aerodynamics too!  But are today’s cars better than it’s predecessors?  Well, here’s a vintage car that might bend the rules a bit. Wired.com – Source What makes the […]