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What’s Grinding Your Gears? The Top 5 Most Googled Car Care Topics in 2019

Beyond the trending Google searches like “Game of Thrones Season 8 Air Date” or “Academy Award Winners”, millions of drivers are turning to Google to find quick answers to their most pressing car questions. We analyzed Google Trends to see what’s grinding US drivers’ gears in 2019 and to provide you with the most helpful, relevant answers from our automotive care experts at Team Openbay: Search: My car won’t start Team Openbay response: Here’s the 5 most likely reasons: 1 – Your s...
Tags: Google, Digital, US, Autos, Car Safety, Carfax, Car Care, Openbay, Openbay Benefits, Maintenance Tips, Team Openbay


The 2019 Geneva Auto Show, where electrification, tech, and performance collide

Automakers are increasingly turning their backs on the traditional auto show, but the Geneva Auto Show remains one of the most significant dates on the calendar. In 2019, performance and tech collided in a spectacular display of creativity. The post The 2019 Geneva Auto Show, where electrification, tech, and performance collide appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, 2019 Geneva auto show


Hispano Suiza built the world’s first vintage-inspired electric hypercar

Back after a major hiatus post the Spanish Civil War, when the Catalonian government decided to seize control of its factories and use them for aircraft engines and other war supplies, Hispano Suiza, Spain’s homegrown luxury automotive brand, is back in action, and with a strong reminder of what it stood for in the past.This is the Carmen, named after Carmen Mateu, the granddaughter of the founder of Hispano Suiza, and the current president’s mother. Touted as a birth, or a rebirth if you will, ...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Spain, Automotive, Geneva, Carmen, Ev, Suiza, Hispano Suiza, Hispano Suiza Spain, Carmen Mateu, Lluc Marti


EPA: Automakers Too Reliant on Credits for Emissions Compliance

The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual assessment of new vehicles yesterday, and it was filled with good news. On average, fuel economy continues to improve. Cars are not getting heavier, horsepower keeps going up, and every major manufacturer managed was in compliance with greenhouse gas standards through the 2017 model year. However, the EPA […] The post EPA: Automakers Too Reliant on Credits for Emissions Compliance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Automotive Industry, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Cafe, News Blog, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Fuel Regulations, Fuel Credits


Volkswagen Brings Back the Buggy in Geneva

The Meyers Manx has returned, only it isn’t technically a Manx. Volkswagen built it, it’s an EV, and it isn’t actually going on sale anywhere because it’s a concept car. Our apologies to any aged beach bums we just pulled the rug from beneath. A lot of dune buggies (including the Manx) were adapted from […] The post Volkswagen Brings Back the Buggy in Geneva appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Geneva, Volkswagen, Concept Cars, Geneva Motor Show, Geneva Auto Show, Manx, News Blog, Dune Buggies, Meyers Manx, Buggies, Volkswagen I.D. Buggy, VW Buggy Up, Manx Volkswagen


Waymo wants to sell lidar sensors, but not to self-driving car companies

Waymo wants to make deals for its Laser Bear Honeycomb lidar sensor. The self-driving car unit of Google's parent Alphabet aims to partner with companies that have non-automotive applications for the 3D perimeter sensor. The post Waymo wants to sell lidar sensors, but not to self-driving car companies appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Business, News, Cars, Trends, Lidar, Waymo, Laser Bear Honeycomb


Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator

Americans gain two new domestic midsizers for the 2020 model year, and both of the premium crossover rivals take a different approach in how they propel their human cargo. The Cadillac XT6, which debuted in Detroit in January and hits dealers this summer, adopts front-drive architecture; the 2020 Lincoln Aviator goes a different route, donning […] The post Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Luxury, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Detroit, Pricing, Cadillac, News Blog, Lincoln Aviator, Cadillac XT6, XT6


Rare Rides: A Hudson Commodore Brougham From 1950, Complete With Celebrity Ownership

Today’s Rare Ride hails from a time when American cars were glamorous — and often painted pink and bright green. It was a time when Brougham meant real luxury, and not just a vinyl roof accompanied by the faint glow of an opera lamp. Even with a tame white and brown color scheme, today’s convertible […] The post Rare Rides: A Hudson Commodore Brougham From 1950, Complete With Celebrity Ownership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The 2019 Geneva Motor Show Is Basically a Middle School Dance

As we get older, whole sections of our lives are mentally distilled into a handful of standout moments, accompanied by the broad strokes of shared experiences. Among them is the middle school dance, which really isn’t so much a dance as it is an opportunity for people to stand around wishing everyone would couple up […] The post The 2019 Geneva Motor Show Is Basically a Middle School Dance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Auto Industry, Mergers, Autos, Automotive Industry, Geneva, Geneva Motor Show, Trade Shows, Industry News, Geneva Auto Show, Geneva International Motor Show, Alliances, News Blog, Auto Executives


Tesla's New Supercharger Can Deliver 1000 Miles Of Juice In An Hour

The new V3 Supercharger system is capable of sending 250kW to a single car via a 1MW cabinet
Tags: Tesla, Autos


Feel the Illinoise: A DR-Z400 for the streets of Chicago

Federal Moto have  the Midas touch. The builds coming out of their Chicago workshop are sharp-edged, compact and big hits with our readers. But sometimes, success can be a double-edged sword. After releasing ‘The Sunshine State of Mind’ SR500 in 2016, Federal were bombarded with requests for a replica build. “But there’s no fun in building the same bike twice,” says lead builder Mike Müller. “We love the support, but we also want our clients to have a one-of-a-kind bike.” So Federal genera...
Tags: Facebook, Chicago, Motorcycles, Honda, Scrambler, Sc, Moto, Yamaha, Mike, Karoo, Mike Muller, Suzuki, CDI, Hella, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles


Women Riders World Relay Seeks to Boost Women’s Presence in Motorcycling

Let’s Get More Women Riding In an effort to get more women involved in the motorcycle industry, avid rider Hayley Bell started the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR). The WRWR officially started on February 27, 2019, and it will continue for the next 12 months. The relay will consist of all women. Woman rider will pass a hand-carved baton to woman rider. The baton should make it around the world eventually. Currently, there are over 14,000 women riders who are members of the WRWR, according to the...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moto, Motorcycle News, Women Riders World Relay, Hayley Bell, WRWR, Duca Chica


MPG Update: We’re Getting Better, Just Not Quickly Enough to Please the Eco Crowd

Chances are, the vehicle you drove 10 or 20 years ago returned worse fuel economy than the one sitting in your driveway today. Significantly worse fuel economy. While this may not be true if you went from strapped Corolla owner to affluent Navigator enthusiast over the past decade or so, it’s true for the average […] The post MPG Update: We’re Getting Better, Just Not Quickly Enough to Please the Eco Crowd appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Environment, Green, Autos, Epa, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Corolla, News Blog, MPG, Corporate Fuel Economy, Fleet Fuel Economy


Here's The New Aston Martin DBX Powersliding Around In The Snow

Aston Martin has released new footage of its first SUV undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin, New Aston Martin DBX


Ford unveils all-new F-Series model...

... but it's strictly for commercial customers. The work truck segment is huge for automakers and Ford is reintroducing its F-600, along with a Transit with all-wheel drive. Find out more in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Tesla’s V3 Superchargers power a Model 3 at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour

Tesla introduced three developments for faster charging: No more power splitting at Superchargers, On-route Battery Warmup, and V3 Superchargers that can charge a Model 3 Long Range at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour. The post Tesla’s V3 Superchargers power a Model 3 at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Long Range, V3 Supercharger


As It Sheds Employees, Tesla Promises a Faster Charge

Tesla, the upstart electric automaker who reminds your author of that person you knew in high school who existed in a perpetual cloud of drama, wants Tesla owners to juice up their cars in a hurry. Recharging times are one factor behind the slow adoption of EVs in North America (cost, range, and recharging availability […] The post As It Sheds Employees, Tesla Promises a Faster Charge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Tesla, Production, Infrastructure, Autos, North America, EVs, News Blog, Supercharger, Recharging, V3 Supercharging


How Volkswagen plans to make the electric ID Buggy concept a reality

Volkswagen traveled to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to introduce an electric dune buggy named ID Buggy. The concept car is a modern-day tribute to the 1960s Meyers Manx, with an electric powertrain and state-of-the-art tech features. The post How Volkswagen plans to make the electric ID Buggy concept a reality appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Meyers Manx, 2019 Geneva auto show


It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only

Honda’s hottest front-driver, the Civic Type R, may be homeless once the company’s Swindon, UK assembly plant closes in 2022, but its future will not end there. Based on comments made at the Geneva Motor Show, it seems the next-generation model will likely tone down its appearance while accepting a helping hand from electrification. The […] The post It’s Looking Like the Next Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Gas-only appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Hybrids, Geneva Motor Show, Electrification, Honda Civic, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Honda Civic Type R, Civic Type R, Swindon UK assembly


Automotive Misstep: Subaru Admits It Came in Too Hot, Removes Power From Slow-selling Model

A vehicle most American enthusiasts would want — or at least claim to want — has undergone an emergency operation. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, the revamped Subaru Levorg will no longer thrill buyers in entry-level form. Counterintuitive? Definitely not, says Subaru. Apparently, the Levorg, which can best be described as a WRX wagon […] The post Automotive Misstep: Subaru Admits It Came in Too Hot, Removes Power From Slow-selling Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Overseas, Subaru, News Blog, Product Planning, Subaru Levorg, Foreign Markets


Patent Filings Show Interesting Kawasaki Electric Motorcycle Details

Is Kawasaki Getting Close? Kawasaki patents of an electric motorcycle have surfaced before. Now more details are coming out thanks to more recent patent filings. The latest patents focus on the actual cooling of the batteries that will be used on the bike. It seems that Kawasaki is focusing on some kind of liquid cooling solution. When I say liquid cooling, your mind immediately goes to some kind of water-based coolant, but it looks like Kawasaki could use some kind of oil cooling system to coo...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Kawasaki, Motorcycle News, Kawasaki Electric Motorcycle Details


10 Car Crash Survivors Pose Proudly For A Chilling Photo Project To Raise Awareness About Seatbelt Safety

Liam Bethell Shocking portraits of the searing bruises that seatbelts can leave behind after a crash are being celebrated as survival badges of honor, and showing the importance of belting up. The initiative is part of an NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) campaign to reduce the number of deaths on NZ roads. According to them, 90 people die each year because they weren’t wearing their seatbelt... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Safety, Advertising, Car, Crash, New Zealand, Campaign, Nz, Survivors, Belt, Liam Bethell, NZ Transport Agency NZTA


BOXER BULLION. Untitled’s ‘Silver City’ BMW R80 Street Scrambler

Written by Marlon Slack We’ve had more airheads through here than a cheerleading college. We’ve had bobbers, choppers, cafe racers, trackers and everything in between. So we here at Pipeburn can pick a killer R-series BMW build from a mile away. And here’s one of the best, a glorious BMW R80 by Untitled Motorcycles dubbed the Silver City. It’s been a bittersweet twelve months for the crew at Untitled. Business has been kicking over nicely at their London and San Francisco offices, but last...
Tags: Facebook, London, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Bmw, Classic, Scrambler, Dakar, Kawasaki, Silver City, Anita, Adam, Brembo, Beemer, Pipeburn, R80


Ducati CEO Gives Nod to Streetfighter V4

Pretty Much a Confirmation At the Geneva Motor Show, Ducati’s CEO discussed the Streetfighter V4 possibility, and things look pretty good. In an interview with Acid Moto, Claudio Domenicali more or less made an admission that the Streetfighter V4 was coming soon. After the publication said there was demand for the bike, Domenicali said, “Then she will be there as soon as possible!” The publication went on to discuss the model as if it were already under development, and Domenicali didn’t stop t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Domenicali, Motorcycle News, Ducati Panigale V4, Geneva Motor Show Ducati, Moto Claudio Domenicali


Next-gen 2019 VW Golf to be a huge leap forward in digitalisation

The 2019 VW Golf will have an evolutionary design, but in terms of technology,...
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QOTD: Why Are People So Wrong?

It’s infuriating. Here I am, sipping a tall can of dodgy suds (I poured it into a glass for a modicum of elegance), and all around me people are buying vehicles I wouldn’t be caught dead in — and using their own hard-earned cash to do it, the buggers… Corey Lewis is one of those […] The post QOTD: Why Are People So Wrong? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Corey Lewis, Question of the Day


Wheel Flash are the best high visibility bike reflectors made from glass

Crafted from a glass-powder pigment to ensure full visibility, Wheel Flash’s stickers adhere to your tires and your bike’s handlebars, making you instantly visible in low-light conditions without any battery or electronics. A simple universal add-on sticker that works with any bike, the Wheel Flash helps increase visibility and prevent accidents that occur due to the slim and silent nature of cycles.Statistics say that as many as 50% of bicycle accidents occur from the side and the front, and ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Product Design, Hyeon Seong


Everything You Should Know About Car Tires

Nobody wants to replace their tires. It costs a good chunk of money, and there’s nothing sexy about the purchase. At best, you’re ensuring that your car stays safe to drive. At worst, you’re experimenting with new tires that don’t work out too well. That said, replacing your tires is inevitable. Even if you don’t do much driving, you’ll need to replace them eventually. So how do you know which ones to buy? And how do you know when it’s finally time to pull the trigger? We’ve answered some of the...
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Mahindra e-KUV100 to be launched in about 6 months - Report

Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, had announced...
Tags: Autos, Mahindra, Mahindra Mahindra, Pawan Goenka


Tata Altroz highly unlikely to be offered with a diesel engine - Report

Tata Motors is highly unlikely to sell the Altroz with a diesel engine,...
Tags: Autos, Tata Motors, Tata Altroz, Altroz



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