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Tires 201: Contact Patch Management

Tires 201: Contact Patch Management

In Auto Racing and driving in general, tires play a pivotal role. An experienced race driver and coach once told me that racing is really about contact patch management. The contact patch of a tire is the part of the tire that makes contact with the road. You only have a few square inches of rubber... read more

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Gas pump

Summer Driving Tips To Save At The Pump

As summer starts to creep into the end of May, the temperature is usually not the only thing to rise. For many, Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, and with... read more May 27, 2010 by  0


 
1997 Geo Prizm LSi

Are State Safety Inspections Of Vehicles Needed?

Vehicle Safety inspections are in the news as Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey attempts to balance the budget. Is the $12 million spent on inspections worth the effort... read more May 27, 2010 by  1


 
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 4WD Crew Cab 167" DRW LTZ Angular Front Exterior View

Top 2011 Chevrolet Truck To Look Out For

In previous years, many truck enthusiasts would give Ford and Dodge the upper hand in terms of full size trucks but as Chevrolet rolls out its new 2011 Silverado, many see... read more May 24, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Mazda MazdaSPEED3

The Great Tune-Up Swindle

As an auto-repair shop owner the bane of my existence is when a customer asks me how much a tune-up costs. Nowadays the word tune-up is an obsolete and effectively useless... read more May 20, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Land Rover Range Rover

How GM Should Have Saved HUMMER

_How GM Should Have Saved HUMMER     I am saddened and angered by the demise of HUMMER. A uniquely American creation, HUMMER could have been SO much more than what... read more May 20, 2010 by  0


 
Teen driving

Teens Rate Driving Skills But Who Are The Boys Kidding?

The gender gap--or is it the veracity gap--is alive and well in teenage drivers. In a study conducted by the Allstate Foundation, 1,063 teenage girls and boys were... read more May 19, 2010 by  10


 
Teen driving

Teen Girls Say They Drive Faster Than Boys And Text More Too

Teenage boys are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Right? Well, they still have higher accident rates than teenage girls. But in a new survey, the girls say they speed... read more May 17, 2010 by  8


 
Mazda MX-5 Cup In BRE Livery

Indy 500 Champ, Mazda, And SCCA Community Racing MX-5 For Charity

Quick! Name two creatures that like driving down the road with the top down and the wind blowing through their hair. The only two I can think of are people and their pets, so... read more May 16, 2010 by  0


 
BMW 2002

BMW Joy: The Ultimate Marketing Machine

Today I had the magnificent pleasure of driving a BMW 2002 tii and I came away not just happy, but filled with automotive joy. I'll come back to why I chose the word... read more May 16, 2010 by  0


 
Honda Odyssey Concept

Four Great Honda Ads: How Honda Goes Its Own Way

If you love car ads, and I do, you know that some brands stand out for their creativity more than others--and this creativity truly reflects the brand's image and core... read more May 16, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Volvo XC60

2010 Volvo XC60: An All-New Crossover

The 2010 XC60 is an all new crossover from Volvo. It's their newest sport-utility with seating for five. The XC60 looks like a small XC90 and comes in one model in the... read more May 16, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan FWD 4-door SE Front Exterior View

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan: An All-New Sporty Crossover

The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE ($28,875 as tested) is an all-new compact SUV that Volkswagen is releasing this year. The automaker calls it the GTI of crossovers, a good... read more May 16, 2010 by  0


 
Oshawa Camaro Plant Photo

Baltimore Tops List Of Most Dangerous Cities For Drivers

The city of Baltimore is known for many things, from its delicious crab cakes to its eclectic neighborhoods to its amazingly high murder rate. Now, according to... read more May 16, 2010 by  0


 
Amazing Car Ad

Amazing Car Ads: So Much To Celebrate And Critique

The world of car commercials and automotive ads is vast and nearly boundless, and it’s at once both inspirational and somehow disappointing. It's full of creativity and... read more May 13, 2010 by  2


 
Synergy Green Camaro

2010 Chevrolet Camaro: Where To Drive

Even without particularly looking for one on the road, when one passes by, it’s a moment of true excitement, thrill, and overall jealousy. After years of waiting for... read more May 11, 2010 by  0


 

 
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