If you look at an average European car beside an average American car, you might notice how European cars tend to be smaller, in general. The most common explanation for the difference in the size of American automobiles compared to European automobiles is that European cities have narrower roads and streets that branch out into several twists and turns. This is mostly due to the number of cramped buildings located within city centers. The designs of structures are quite dated unlike in the United States, which has comparatively more modern buildings.
The latest science report about the Volkswagen Bug (known also as the Volkswagen Beetle) you may have heard of is that it has been converted into a battery-powered vehicle. The man who made this possible is the Californian scientist-inventor David Bernardo.
What he did was explore the possibility of replacing the petrol engine with an electric motor in the models that were released from 1958 to 1966. The attempt was a huge success. Here’s a look at the changes the iconic car went through before this stunning milestone.
Selling pre-owned cars online and through Craigslist has become popular in the recent years. It is an easy and quick way of finding interested buyers without going through any middle man. All the profits are yours when your buyer drives home with their recently purchased car. For many, it has proven to be a great way to get rid of their old car so they can fund their purchase of a new one.
Car manufacturers put in a lot of innovations to their cars every year. A lot of cars released in 2016 were stylish, safe, fun, and overall offered great value for consumers’ money. To give you a better view and understanding of the different features of these cars, you can check out this list of the cars and manufacturers that made noise in 2016:
Do you have a genuine gearhead on your gift-giving list? As the holiday season is almost within reach, now is the perfect time to think of a special gift as a surprise that will surely drive them crazy. The best gifts from our extensive inventory of hard-to-find auto parts can make gearing up to hit the road this Christmas more convenient than ever.
Here is a list of seven perfect gift ideas:
The check engine light is one of the most potent indicators that your car might need some work. It can turn on for a wide variety of reasons, and it can turn on without any warning. If you are in the middle of a trip and it lights up, it’s often a cause of concern and even panic. Here are some of the reasons why your check engine light might be on.
Going to a car show when you have a free afternoon can lead to a fun time, but for those us that show up to each and every one — it’s a way of life. People showing their cars have their share of headaches even as they enjoy all the attention and payoff of their hard work.
At the same time, other show participants can be a part of that headache. So, whether you are showing off your sheet metal baby or taking a look at the gorgeous glossy garage pinups on display, everyone could stand to learn a thing or two about being considerate and helping things run smoother.
With that said, here are the ten commandments of car show etiquette, regardless of whether you are a spectator or participant:
Common wisdom dictates that nothing drops the price of a brand new car faster than merely driving it off the lot. While this maxim may be true with most new cars made in the past few decades, there are a surprising amount of exceptions. Cars that command a waiting list actually appreciate in value within just a few years.
Others are living legends, lithe testaments to the power of human engineering, imagination and art. Cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO age like a fine wine, except with a much higher appreciation rate. Indeed, reports show that certain classic cars can gain value at a remarkable clip, outpacing other luxury collectibles like coins, stamps, art and even real estate in terms of rate of return.
As a car owner, you need to take care of your vehicle through regular maintenance. It’s important to make sure all parts are in good condition to prevent any problems. Whatever the cause of your car’s breakdown, it’s best if you know what to do when faced with a roadside emergency.
It’s impossible to imagine a world without the Internet. It has brought many instant, useful things since its unveiling: social media, quick information, online shopping, e-services, multimedia streaming, and most recently, ridesharing.
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