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2018 Acura RDX : Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award

Acura’s RDX doesn’t continually gravitate to the top echelons of compact luxury SUV sales leadership by accident. It’s finding upwards of 8,000 Canadian buyers per year, placing it a close second behind Audi’s Q5 year after year. How does Acura do it? After appealing...

2018 Jeep Wrangler: An All-New Version of an Icon!

In an industry predicated largely on reinvention, the Jeep Wrangler is an anomaly. One of only a handful of vehicles whose evolution can be plotted on a straight line, its design has remained faithful to the original for decades. Buyers have routinely responded in...

Automatic transmission types – Which is right type for you

Choosing what sort of gearbox to have in your car used to be simple. If you wanted to change gear yourself, you went for a manual, and if you didn’t, you went for an automatic. These days, though, things are rather more complicated. True, manual gearboxes are much as...

Aston Martin Unveils Vantage GTE Racer

There is normally a gap between when an automaker unveils a new model and the announcement of its racing spinoff. But Aston Martin is releasing details and images of the new Vantage GTE racer just eight hours after showing its roadgoing counterpart for the first time....

Audi Q4 Coming in 2019

Udi outlined its plans for several new products today, including a new Q4 SUV that will arrive in 2019. The automaker will make a push for new SUVs in the coming years. A new generation of the Q5 launches this year, while the Q2 will expand to additional markets...

Rims

How to Identify Wheel Markings

If you are looking at installing new wheels onto your vehicle, you need to know what the different wheel markings are. The markings along the side of the wheel can point you to very important information that can help you identify not only the right wheels for your...

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Casting VS Forging

This article explains differences in techniques of manufacturing rims. So far, there is two main process which affect quality and price of rims in the market. Forging Forging is a manufacturing process where metal is shaped by plastic deformation under great pressure...

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Tires

Winter tires test in a giant freezer – Finland

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again: If you live in a state that experiences winter, you should invest in a good set of winter tires. Yes, even if you’ve been driving in snow your whole life. Yes, even if your car has all-wheel drive. This is easy...

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Tire Expiration Date

Old tires kill people. They deteriorate over time even if not in use. They may appear to be sound on the outside, but inside the rubber steadily deteriorates, weakens their structures, and raises the risk of a blowout at any time. In one case, the tires of a vintage...

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Ken Block’s Tire Of Choice

Drifting, cornering, flying all that magnificent stunts Ken Block did in Gymkhana series, made people around the world speechless. Smell of burning tire and clouds of smoke became his trademark. Have you ever wondered which tires makes all those stunts possible? Ken...

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5 Great Tips To Prolong The Life Of Your Tires

Have you ever wondered what you could do to prolong the life of your tires? Tires can be quite expensive, so you want to get as much use out them as you can before getting them replaced. Also, proper tire maintenance is important to the safety of you and any...

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Collectible Classic: 1987-1993 Ford Mustang 5.0

Launched at the end of the late 1970s oil crisis, Ford’s “Fox Body” Mustang (underpinned by Ford’s Fox rear-drive platform) was meant to signal a return to the car’s muscle-bound 1960s roots. Instead, the third-generation Mustang started out as a wheezy attempt to...

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First Drive: 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S

Born six years ago as a bodacious, wedge-shaped, carbon-fiber behemoth, the first Aventador followed in the grand tradition of Lamborghini flagships by having big-boned handling, a quick-but-jerky transmission, and capricious power distribution. Now comes Act 2, and...

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Shelby GT350 Owners Sue Ford for Overheating on the Track

Three owners of the 2016 Shelby GT350 have sued Ford for what they claim are warranty violations and deceptive advertising after their cars allegedly overheated on the track. This may seem like a far-fetched claim, but the law firm behind it is none other than Hagens...

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Tested: Simply the Best

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The Volkswagen Golf GTI is as fun to drive as many sports cars, as comfortable as many luxury sedans, and as spacious as many small SUVs. It really is the whole package. As Mary Poppins would say, it’s practically perfect...

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2018 Porsche GT3 RS and GT2 RS Spied

Racetracks around the globe are put on notice — not only is Porsche plotting your imminent demise with the likes of its refreshed 2018 911 GT3 RS, but will additionally bring to market the widow maker that is the 600+ horsepower 2018 911 GT2 RS. Both of which were...

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