Eyes on Dallas for Red River Showdown, fair and festival
Coming this weekend is one of the biggest rivalries in all of college sports, the AT&T Red River Showdown. The annual match-up features The University of Texas (UT) and Oklahoma University (OU) battling it out on the football field. The action takes place at the Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, which is surrounded by the amazing State Fair of Texas. As a UT student (and Longhorn fan), I attended the game last year to root for my Horns. I had never been to the State Fair before and was amazed from the minute I arrived. There are rides, foods, games, shopping… Read More

Car terms to know when filling up at the pump
When you’re at the gas station, it may be the price per gallon that catches your attention. But besides knowing the cost of what’s going into your tank, what about the type of gasoline you’re pumping? Here are some car terms to know when filling up at the pump. Premium vs. regular The main difference between premium and regular gas is that premium contains a higher amount of octane. Manufacturers have gotten so refined in their engine designs that they specify the appropriate grade of gasoline for each car model. The majority of cars on the market today use the… Read More

Google wants its self-driving cars to drive like humans
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   "Google teaching self-driving cars to drive like humans," CNET Google’s hesitant self-driving cars have been getting into accidents with unpredictable human drivers, CNET reports, citing a Wall Street Journal article. The cars unhelpfully “brake at the slightest possibility of trouble,” says CNET. Now Google engineers are taking steps to teach the cars to drive more like people. Read the full article in CNET  … Read More

Car terms to know when getting a service
A lot of people take their car to get serviced and come out of the experience having little or no idea what services they just paid for. A service attendant or mechanic can go through the process of explaining what was done but may throw out terms that aren’t fully understood by the average car owner. Whether you are a new driver or an experienced one, or perhaps one who has never paid much attention to what goes on during a service visit, the following common car terms and their explanations may come in handy during your next trip through… Read More

Car terms to know when getting an oil change
We’ve all been told we should get our vehicle’s oil changed at regular intervals to keep the engine healthy. But when you roll into the garage you might not be thinking about which oil is best. Or maybe you just don’t know what the different options mean for your car, and don’t understand the terms used. These “car terms to know” might help when you’re ready for that next oil change. Why oil keeps your engine happy Firstly, let’s remind ourselves just why getting an oil change is a good idea. The oil in your engine provides lubrication for its… Read More

Is an electric car going to drop from Apple’s tech tree? And other news
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   "The Apple car: on sale in 2019?” Autoweek Apple is developing an electric car which could be “ready to roll in 2019,” according to reports. The tech giant is raising the number of people working on the project, codenamed Titan, from 600 to 1,800, says Autoweek, citing a Wall Street Journal report. Read the full article in Autoweek   "Lexus and BMW said to… Read More

Getting to the great outdoors: choosing a bike rack for your car
With fall arriving, the season for outdoorsy expeditions comes with it. And if the autumn breezes are calling you to a bike ride through the woods or the mountainside, you’re going to need a way to get all your gear to the trail. Depending on what exactly you’re hauling out, as well as how you’re doing the hauling, there are numerous options for different rigs and setups to get all of your equipment transported securely. For a more in depth look, REI has a comprehensive comparison of all the pros and cons of each option, within its collection of “Expert… Read More

Getting a car loan with bad credit really could be easier than you think
You might think getting a car loan with bad credit is a fool’s errand. Poor credit can cause some bumps in the road but it may still be possible for people in this situation to get auto financing that won’t break the bank. Credit history is one of several factors that may affect a lender’s decision on a loan application. Looking at where your credit stands could help you better understand your position when applying†. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends consumers get a copy of their credit report before any major purchase, which can be obtained for free from… Read More

Stars of the Frankfurt Motor Show and a virtual Bugatti brought to life
    Looking to fill-up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull-in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s best news with us.   “20 hot cars from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015,” Business Insider All eyes have been on the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. Business Insider picks out 20 stars of the show, including the Porsche Mission E electric concept car, which grabbed plenty of attention. Read the full article in Business Insider   “Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the future, now,” Autoblog The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo… Read More

Top Five 2016 car models
In the world of automobiles, there is much excitement about the new car models of 2016. In what I have been able to preview, there are some amazing fresh designs and functions that should draw strong interest from the public. Here are five of the new 2016 car models that I am excited to see in the near future. Camaro There is much fanfare about the new 2016 Camaro, which is due to hit the streets later this year. Consumers who don’t follow the industry closely may be expecting just another model year that comes with a few minor changes… Read More