Automobile Information and News

Top 5 hypercars from the 2015 Geneva Auto Show
The 2015 Geneva Auto Show marks the 85th year of the famed international motor show held in Geneva, Switzerland. Every year, prototypes, international partnerships, technical breakthroughs and new equipment are announced at the show, but it is usually the exotic hypercars that take the spotlight. These cars, from makers like British manufacturer Aston Martin and Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, are the stuff of dreams – and that’s what they’ll remain for most of us. The huge majority of people will never even see a hypercar, much less find themselves behind the wheel of one of these exotic machines. This infographic gives… Read More

How auto shows can really help you shop for a car
With new models, concept cars and cutting edge designs, auto shows create a buzz and it’s easy to see why they’re magnets for car enthusiasts. The major shows in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, held annually between November and April, attract international attention and feature some truly stunning vehicles. But whether you’re an enthusiast or not, auto shows, from these big four to the many regional events across the country, can be extremely useful when shopping for a new car. And attending one of these events is a great exercise for both those who have only a general… Read More

The cars of “Furious 7”
Things are about to get Furious up in here. In the first movie in the series, “The Fast and the Furious,” there were complex relationships within the lives and pursuits of characters from mostly the lower socioeconomic strata of Los Angeles suburbs, and the peculiar way in which their secret lives led even their enemies to see them as human, and worthy of love and respect. Now, it's all about the cars. And the crashes. And the jokes. Don't get me wrong. These movies still have stories. The interplay between talented people and the snappy dialogue that some of your… Read More

Car GIFs that will take you back
This is one car GIF post that’s sure to invoke some vehicular nostalgia. Enjoy. Cars and nostalgia seem to go hand in hand. Whether they call back to a bygone era … … or just to a simpler time, ... … we seem to attach a lot of significance to cars. They might represent a team, … … a mission, … … a powerful drive …… Read More

How do auto loans work?
  So how do auto loans work? Since most people buying a new or used car opt for financing it’s an important question, and understanding the answer will help you in the purchase process. Most auto loans are simple interest loans. Your monthly payment is made up of two important parts: one is principal, the actual amount you borrowed to buy a vehicle; the other is interest, the fee paid to the lender for borrowing the principal. Payments can include a larger amount of interest at the beginning of the loan and then switch to a larger amount of principal… Read More

Clean machine – Tips and tricks for spring cleaning your vehicle’s interior
We covered how to clean your car’s exterior like the pros. Now, we’re going to tackle the inside of your car. Let’s clean it up. First, when cleansing the interior with gentle rags and solution, don’t be too rough. Especially try to avoid wiping down the headliner of your car, these are very gentle and can fall apart easily. Pro tip: save cleaning the interior of the windows until the very end. When wiping down smaller parts, take apart whatever you can. A small step like taking out the cup holders or air vents when possible goes a long way.… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day cities – the top 9 luckiest
As spring gets springing, the luckiest of all holidays (with the possible exception of Chinese New Year - and a hearty "Gong Xi Fa Cai" to you), St. Patrick's Day, is upon us tomorrow, and cities all over the country are gearing up for parades and parties. And the road trips to them are epic. Maybe not as epic as the cities and celebrations themselves, but still quite epic. Here are the top 9 cities where you can expect to find the luck of the Irish and maximum St. Patrick's Day celebrations. They’re in order, if you're not from one… Read More

Cars in games – mixing pixels and petrol for fun and profit
Since the dawn of time, mankind has dreamed of simulating the experience of driving sweet cars. Or was it the mid-80’s? I’m not a historian. Regardless, videogames old and new have had their hand in capturing the allure of the coolest rides in the world and making them accessible to anyone with a controller and a screen. When Pole Position hit arcades in 1983, it struck a chord with enough car lovers to become the highest grossing arcade game that year. The game’s commitment to realism (8-bit graphics and audio of… Read More

Buckle up – Formula 1 to tell a new story when 2015 season roars to life in Melbourne
Another 20-chapter Formula 1 story begins at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, March 15, when a global audience numbering hundreds of millions watches the 2015 season get underway. Last year’s winner, Lewis Hamilton, is favorite for the drivers’ championship followed by his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg. Mercedes are considered to be in pole position for the constructors’ championship as they seek back-to-back titles but Santander-sponsored Ferrari will have something to say about that. Their drivers Sebastian Vettel, who switched from Red Bull Racing Renault, and Kimi Räikkönen, share five drivers’ championships between them and will be pushing hard for… Read More

Clean machine – Tips and tricks for spring cleaning your vehicle’s exterior
In my years of driving, there has been one too many instances when my car was just begging for a wash.   But no matter how gunked-up my car is, I cannot seem to bring myself to spend the money on a professional cleaning job. Unfortunately, my DIY personality and quest to save cash have led to many failed attempts to clean my own car, resulting in a streaky mess. Many times, I wondered if the dirt looked better than the amateur job I wound up delivering. I never considered the fact that I could be doing things all wrong.… Read More