Peter Loeser, Contributor

Peter Loeser is an automotive blogger and recent addition to the High Gear Media team at Since completing his BSME at Cedarville University in 2007, he has worked as a design engineer for an automotive OEM supplier. An insatiable curiosity for all things automotive has inspired him to dig deeper into the industry and community that surrounds it. Peter is a product of New Jersey, but he and his wife Aimee now enjoy the quiet countryside of western Ohio. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, cycling, listening to music, and tinkering.


What Are Your Favorite Sedans-Turned-Wagons?
What Are Your Favorite Sedans-Turned-Wagons?

Already popular on the other side of the Atlantic, sport wagons have been gaining attention here on U.S. soil in recent years. With attractive styling and agressive performance and handling, the wagon can shed its traditional "family vacation" image and begin to attract enthusiasts. But, why bother...Read More»

Nissan BladeGlider Electric Sports Car Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show
Car Advice: Make the Most of Your Auto Show Experience

It's auto show season in North America.  Are you prepared to get out there a make the most of your city's exposition?  It can be an exciting, yet overwhelming event.  Here are a few suggestions to ensure you get what you pay for: Do your homework Get online and do some research before you go...Read More»

General Motors Cadillac Dealership
Choose Your New Car In Five Easy Steps

Before you get too caught up in the excitement of buying a car, take a minute to set up a strategy. You'll have a much better chance of getting the things you want and need by the end of the process, and it's a good way to avoid a vehicle prone to problems. 1) Set a Budget Choose a maximum dollar...Read More»

Driving Tired
Keep Yourself Awake On Long Trips

If you are too tired to physically keep your eyes open, you are literally falling asleep. That's not safe. Pull over, take a break, let someone else drive. Now here are some suggestions that might help keep you from reaching that point. Have a conversation with someone. Obviously this only works if...Read More»

Pirelli Cyber Tire
How To Read A Tire Sidewall

All tires come with a code that tells you what they are and for what they should be used. This code is made up of several numbers and letters, each indicating a specific characteristic of the tire. When it comes time to research and buy new tires, these can be a bit overwhelming. There are really...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car
Five Traffic Ticket Myths Busted!

I've heard (and even told) plenty of "facts" about giving and getting traffic tickets. Like any other legal matters, there are plenty of urban legends surrounding the truth. Here are five you shouldn't believe. 1 - The Radar Gun This is probably the myth this writer has heard the most when it comes...Read More»

Diesel Fuel Price Atlanta 2/09
Understanding Gasoline Octane Ratings - Do You Need Premium?

You may hear a variety of opinions about what grade of fuel to use in your vehicle. Believe it or not, there are different fuel octane ratings for a reason. Here's why you should know what your engine needs. The octane rating of a fuel (gasoline in this case) is an indication of how well it resists...Read More»

Evo MR in the snow
FWD, RWD, 4WD, Or AWD: Which Is Right For You?

In the past, consumers only really had two drivetrain choices, RWD (rear wheel drive) and 4WD (4-wheel drive).  Passenger cars and trucks were driven by the rear wheels, and a few specialty trucks got the 4-wheel drive option. Now it seems hard to find a RWD sedan, and the lines between 4WD and...Read More»

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