Aftermarket

Cruise Could Make Your Car Autonomous For $10,000 (With Caveats): VIDEO
Cruise Could Make Your Car Autonomous For $10,000 (With Caveats): VIDEO

If things go according to plan, autonomous vehicles will begin driving themselves into showrooms within the next year or two. They'll be limited at first, but they'll still have many of the features we've seen in fully autonomous concepts -- features like automated braking, lane assist, adaptive...Read More»

Pioneer's aftermarket options for Apple's CarPlay
Hungry For Apple CarPlay But Don't Want To Buy A New Car? Pioneer Has Aftermarket Options

Apple fans have a reputation for doing crazy things to get their hands on the latest products from Cupertino. So far, this year's most anticipated offering is Apple's in-dash CarPlay system, which gives drivers easy access to music, messages, and more without having to fumble with their iPhone...Read More»

Toddler in car seat
NHTSA: Aftermarket Devices Unreliable In Detecting Kids Left In Hot Cars

In the middle of summer and with potentially many days left of high heat across the country, parents are being warned that aftermarket devices designed to protect kids by alerting caregivers they’ve been left in hot vehicles may not be reliable. The warning comes from the National Highway...Read More»

Katzkin leather seats
Want Leather, On A Budget? Consider Adding It At The Dealership

If you have a preference toward leather seats in your cars, the fact of the matter is that you probably spent a lot more on your last vehicle, and you're going to end up spending a lot more on your next automobile—compared to one with cloth or vinyl seats, that is. Compounding the premium is...Read More»

OnStar FMV
Would You Buy OnStar From A Dealer Or Best Buy?

Earlier this year, General Motors announced plans to sell OnStar as an aftermarket system called OnStar FMV (or "For My Vehicle"). The company recently made good on its promise, shipping OnStar FMV kits to select dealerships across the country, as well as other shops like Best Buy. Which raises at...Read More»

Custom dash installation of the Apple iPad in a Toyota Tacoma
Video: Apple iPad Installed In Toyota Tacoma Dashboard

We knew it was only a matter of time until someone managed to trick out their ride with a custom iPad installation -- and in this case, "matter of time" meant less than a week. The tuners at SoundMan Car Audio in Santa Clarita, California have already popped one of the first-gen devices into the...Read More»

Screencap from Emblem Alive promo video
Video: Emblem Alive Makes Your Weekend Projects A Little More Hilarious

There are lots of perks that come from writing about cars -- test drives, nifty schwag, media days at auto shows -- but our favorite by far are the press releases. We don't mean the humdrum emails about new floor mats; we're talking about epic missives promoting "groundbreaking" products that are...Read More»

Creative FX team wrapping a Ferrari F430 Spider
Video: Wrapping A Ferrari F430 Spider (Not For Christmas)

Ever wondered how car wraps are applied? We'd always assumed it was a little like using one of those children's Colorforms playsets, and it turns out, we were right -- although it takes place on a far more complex, mesmerizing scale. As proof, here's a clip of the Creative FX team giving a Ferrari...Read More»

Clunkers
Cash For Clunkers: Mechanics, Aftermarket Already Hurting?

We've heard a lot about the positives of the Cash-for-Clunkers program in recent days. It gets gas-guzzling vehicles off the road in favor of more fuel-efficient, potentially safer ones, and has brought business back to blighted dealerships and auto malls. In an immediate sense, it looks good...Read More»

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