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Audi Develops Special Assembly Line Gloves

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Car-door assembly workers at Audi install approximately 300 trim strips per shift. As the weeks and months progress, that translates to stress on wrists and hands.  In response, Audi has developed a special orthosis glove together with Spörer AG, based in Ingolstadt, Germany. Spörer AG specializes in orthopedic technology. The gloves, made of breathable Teflon, have a […]

How to Buy Your First Sports Car 101

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Has it always been your lifelong dream to buy a sports car of your own? Do you want to speed down curvy mountain roads with the wind blowing in your hair as you downshift and blip the throttle in you shiny new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider? When it comes to sports cars, the entire Porsche lineup, some […]

Holiday Travel Etiquette and Safety Tips

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The holidays bring forth increased travel. It’s often thought the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after are the heaviest travel days, but the National Household Travel Survey states otherwise. When personal trips are combined with the masses at airports, bus stops, and train stations, Thanksgiving Day is actually the busiest. Last year, AAA estimated 46.3 […]

2016 Cadillac CTS AWD 3.6L Premium Review

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When it comes to the premium midsize segment, the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class have the market pretty much sown up, or do they? Cadillac is making a statement with the 2016 CTS luxury sedan that is messing up Germany’s party. The CTS luxury is as good as any German luxury sedan when […]

Careful! That Might Be Illegal While Driving

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

With Thanksgiving here and Christmas right around the corner, ’tis the season for turkey and travel.  And these days, it’s easy to Google just about anything and everything you would need in order to prepare. “How to make the perfect mashed potatoes?” “How to create a memorable table setting?” “How to field inquires on why […]

First Look: 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-4

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

By the time Lamborghini unveiled a more hardcore, track oriented Gallardo LP550-2, the car was already six years into its production cycle. However, Lamborghini wasted no time in introducing the Huracan LP580-2, which made its global debut at the 2015 Los Angles International Auto Show, just a year after the regular Huracan LP610-4 entered production. What’s […]

Clutch Friction Materials Explained

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Many times, car enthusiasts are simply overwhelmed with choices. As the weather gets colder here in Michigan and across many areas of the United States, a lot of my gear head friends are turning wrenches in their garage. This is the time they focus on getting their “baby” ready for spring. One such modification comes […]

All Roads Lead to 2016 for Elio Motors

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Elio Motors is a unique auto manufacturer, offering an unusual product with a remarkable value proposition. The Elio (the company and their car share the same name) carries a target price of $6,800 with an estimated fuel economy of 84 mpg highway. To achieve these extraordinary numbers, the company is developing a modern, yet uncomplicated […]

Best Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Those of us who live in the northern half of the United States are accustomed to the drill: every year, the approach of winter means the possibility of driving in treacherous weather conditions (we can hear you Floridians smirk). Deep down, you know there are preventative maintenance items your daily driver needs, but the exact […]

New Ford Suit Simulates Impaired Driving

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

With the holidays fast approaching, additional travel for many families is expected and for some, additional apprehension. Holiday weekends are a catalyst for this, particularly with impaired driving. According to the National Highway...Show More Summary

185 Most Popular Off-Road Destinations

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

There is nothing quite like the thrill of off-roading and in the automotive world, it’s a culture onto itself. Part Catalog surveyed the off-road community in order to determine the most popular 4×4 locations in the United States. Clint Henderson of Part Catalog says they had over 3,800 responses and are shooting for over 6,000 for 2016. […]

2016 Scion iM 5-Door Hatchback Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When we took delivery of the new 2016 Scion iM, our initial reaction was that Scion has pulled off a hatchback design that looks impressive, with a presence that shouts cool. It’s designed for a younger generation of buyers who are looking for a city commuter with utility and style to match. And the iM […]

Gasoline Direct Injection: Fad or Future?

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The internal combustion engine is 150 years old and its thermal efficiency – the amount of energy converted from combustion into mechanical work – is unlikely to achieve parity with emerging alternatives. For the performance enthusiasts among us, harboring anxiety over the future, you are not alone. Show More Summary

Lewis Hamilton: Man or Machine?

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Over the years many great, title-winning Formula One drivers have been accused of simply having the better car. From Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, to Michael Schumacher and his compatriot Sebastian Vettel; all have had their exploits undermined by those who claim their advantage was a mechanical one, unrelated to their quality behind the wheel. […]

Small Community Home to Vital Ford Testing

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Old Man Winter is not the most enjoyable companion and for those living where snowfall is common, it’s only a matter of time. If the rush of pumpkin spice, peppermint, cinnamon flavored everything wasn’t a sign of winter approaching, certinately the endless array of holiday, romance movies, adorning my Netflix account are. Danielle informed me […]

Nomad Roadtrip Car Charger Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

There are times I find myself wishing I had a vehicle phone charger. I travel often for my work in the automotive industry and as I wait to board a plane, I am responding to e-mails, texts, and calls. By the time I land in my next city, get back to the people who contacted […]

2015 Chevy Colorado 4WD Z71Crew Short Bed Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Chevrolet got out of the mid-size pickup market a few years ago but they are back in the game with a new, all-purpose player. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado goes up against the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier and they’ve come up with a good one to compete with their Japanese rivals. Not everyone needs a […]

Event Hostess Index: A Sign of Economic Health?

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, better known as SEMA, was held recently and it did not disappoint. Each year, it brings together thousands of automotive performance part manufacturers, alongside companies who make shiny wheels, burbling exhaust systems, restoration parts, and everything between. Show More Summary

First Look: 2016 Honda Civic

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Without a doubt, the 9th generation Honda Civic will go into the company’s history book as a most disappointing piece of metal. In its short life cycle, the Civic needed four major refreshes in order to compete with its mainstream rivals. However, with the introduction of the 10th generation, 2016 Honda Civic, it looks like […]

Rental Cars & Millennials: Enterprise Leads Recent Study

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

I travel often for my work in the automotive industry, sometimes hitting several cites a week at my busiest. I noticed, this past year especially, more Millennials when I pick up my rental cars from the airport. Probably not surprising then are the results of the J.D. Power 2015 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study. […]

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