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How To Change A Flat Tire

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on November 6, 2008. We’ve updated it with images. Flat tires always seem to come at inconvenient times, but you can easily change a flat. Just like knowing how to jumpstart a car, knowing how to change a flat tire is a skill every man should possess. It will save your own butt when you’re out on some lonely stretch of highway and come in handy when helping a damsel in distress or a hapless traveler on the side of the road. Follow these steps...
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When's the best time to buy a new car?

There's a "best" month, day, time of day, and even a prime holiday period. If you don't know when they are, check out my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Sleek Yet Functional: Choosing An Electric Car

Current figures show that there are over 2 million electric cars in use  across the world today. This rising popularity has, in large part, been fuelled by the need to use cleaner energy as a way to tackle global warming. The future of electric cars seems bright, and across the US alone, there are over 5000 convenient public charging stations. However, even with these benefits, you may still be wondering if electric is the best option for you. A car is as much an accessory as a watch or a...
Tags: Fashion, Cars, US, Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Electric Cars, Mercedes Benz, Home Life, Luxury Car, Car Brands, Porsche Ferrari BMW


2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive review

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the German automaker’s new flagship sedan. It clothes familiar mechanical components and tech features in distinctive exterior styling unlike anything we’ve seen from VW recently. The post 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen Arteon


Revzilla takes a light saber to its prices on Star Wars motorcycle helmets

Revzilla slashed the prices on Star Wars motorcycle helmets. From HJC's open face X-Wing Fighter Pilot and Poe Dameron helmets to Fox Racing's Boba Fett racing helmet, Revzilla cut prices on all categories and styles. The post Revzilla takes a light saber to its prices on Star Wars motorcycle helmets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Star Wars, Cars, Trends, Poe Dameron, Motorcycle Helmets, RevZilla


Riding Brigitta to a Sunset

Yep, sunset pictures....again.It was Brigitta's turn in the rotation for riding so it was her that posed for the pictures.CCjon had suggested to me that instead of continuing sunset pics...don't post more till one comes along that beats the top ten sunsets I've shot before.Of course, have I done that?  Compile a list of top ten?  Nope.  Sorry CCjon.Instead, I inflict these upon you, my faithful audience. [Author: [email protected] (redlegsrides)]
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Digital Trends Live: Spotify vs. Apple, kamikaze drones, and more

On this episode of DT Live, we take a look at Spotify's accusation that Apple monopolizes streaming music, the Uber and Lyft drivers' strike, QR codes on TVs, kamikaze drones, a robot farm that sells produce, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Spotify vs. Apple, kamikaze drones, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Cars, Trends, Drones, Emerging Tech, Movies & TV, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


China’s Zotye Seeks More U.S. Dealers, Parent Company Readies More Brands for North America

Following last week’s announcement that the T600 will serve as the tip of Zotye’s spear, probing into North America, parent company HAAH Automotive Holdings dropped hints that the brand might be one of several Chinese nameplates offered in the United States. Zotye USA emerged in 2018, after HAAH signed a distributorship agreement with Zotye Automobile International Co. […] The post China’s Zotye Seeks More U.S. Dealers, Parent Company Readies More Brands for North America appeared first on The T...
Tags: China, Autos, Automotive Industry, North America, Industry News, Zotye Auto, Market Strategy, News Blog, Zotye, Chinese brands, Duke Hale, HAAH Automotive Holdings, Market Planning, Zotye USA, United States Zotye USA, HAAH


Audi Relaunches Hydrogen Program; Industry’s Battery Woes Intensify

While electric vehicles have improved by every metric, sourcing the raw materials necessary for their production hasn’t gotten any easier. In fact, with more mobile devices and EVs on the market than ever before, automotive batteries are becoming harder to procure with any reliability. Volkswagen Group, which has been on a tear to promote electrification […] The post Audi Relaunches Hydrogen Program; Industry’s Battery Woes Intensify appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Autos, Hydrogen power, Audi, EVs, Fuel Cell Vehicle, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, Audi H-tron, News Blog, BEVs, Audi E-tron, Bram Schot, FCEVs, FEVs


The Italian Job’s Lamborghini Miura is rediscovered after 50 years in hiding

This Lamborghini Miura had 15 seconds of fame in 1969's The Italian Job, then disappeared into anonymity for 50 years. Lamborghini did some sleuthing and rediscovered the Miura's movie star history. The post The Italian Job’s Lamborghini Miura is rediscovered after 50 years in hiding appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Classic Cars, Supercars, Movie Cars, Lamborghini, Miura, Movies & TV, Lamborghini Miura


Wagon vs. The Other Thing: As Volkswagen Prepares Next-generation Golf, Alltrack Consumes SportWagen

If you missed last week’s Volkswagen Golf kerfuffle, here’s a recap: a VW employee at a first drive event let slip that the basic (read: non-GTI, non-R) Golf and its SportWagen counterpart won’t make it to the U.S. after the eighth-generation model appears this fall. Fake news, said VW. Well, potentially inaccurate news, really. The […] The post Wagon vs. The Other Thing: As Volkswagen Prepares Next-generation Golf, Alltrack Consumes SportWagen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, SportWagen, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Volkswagen Alltrack


In the age of ridesharing, do you really need to buy a car anymore?

E-scooters, ride-sharing, and subscription services are upending the way transportation works. With so many different ways to get around, do you really need to buy a car anymore? In this article, we break down all the pros and cons to help you make the right decision The post In the age of ridesharing, do you really need to buy a car anymore? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Emerging Tech


Chevrolet Volt Postmortem: How Not to Market a Car With a Gasoline Engine

February 15th was a sad day, even for those who hate cars. On that day, General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant produced the last Chevrolet Volt — a green car born at the dawn of a new era that didn’t take off exactly as envisioned. In the truck-loving land of (relatively) cheap gasoline, electric vehicles are […] The post Chevrolet Volt Postmortem: How Not to Market a Car With a Gasoline Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, General Motors, Plug-In Hybrids, Gm, Autos, Hybrids, PHEVs, Volt, Chevrolet Volt, News Blog, Public Perception, General Motors Detroit Hamtramck assembly, Chevrolet Volt Postmortem


Ford designers are dropping their pencils and reaching for VR goggles instead

Ford teamed up with Gravity Sketch to bring virtual reality Co-Creation technology to the world of automotive design. The tool has the potential to speed up the design process by letting designers on different continents work on the same project. The post Ford designers are dropping their pencils and reaching for VR goggles instead appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Vr, Car Design


California City Passes Law Making it Illegal to Even Be Near a Street Race

Last week, San Jose became subject to borderline draconian street-racing laws after city council (unanimously) voted to pass legislation effectively making it illegal to even watch impromptu automotive exhibitions. However, “spectating” is loosely defined in the new law, as parties don’t have to know a race is going on to get into trouble. Even milling […] The post California City Passes Law Making it Illegal to Even Be Near a Street Race appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, California, Police, Autos, San Jose, Crime And Punishment, California City, News Blog, Street Racing, Car Shows, Hot Legal Action, Spectator Laws, Street Racing Laws


Google refreshes Android Auto with new features and a darker look

Android Auto — the in-car platform that brings the look and functions of a smartphone to the vehicle’s central screen — is getting a new look and improved navigation and communication features that will roll out this summer. The improvements and new look were revealed Monday during Google I/O 2019, the annual developer conference. The most noticeable change might be the overall look of Android Auto. It now has a dark theme, new fonts and color accents designed to make it easier for drivers to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Transportation, Tech, Smartphones, Automotive, Linux, Toyota, Volvo, Carplay, Android Auto, HMI, Polestar, Google I/O 2019, Rod Lopez Google


Populus AI CEO, co-founder Regina Clewlow at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Behind all those on-demand shuttles, ride-hailing vehicles, dockless scooters, bikes and someday even autonomous cars is data. A lot of data. Numerous startups have popped up and several large, established companies have rolled out products all aimed at capturing and making sense of that data. One such company is Populus AI, a startup that has launched a data platform for cities to better understand and manage how people are moving from Point A to Point B.  The idea is that real-time data and an...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Intel, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bmw, Self-driving Cars, UC Davis, Daimler, SVP, Mobileye, Dave Ferguson, SF Bay Area


A Mysterious Force Has Been Blocking Car Key Fobs in This Small Ohio Town

For several weeks, citizens of North Olmstead, Ohio—a small town a few miles west of a NASA research center—have been plagued by a mysterious force that has blocked their garage openers and car key fobs from functioning. But after many attempts by amateur sleuths and expert technicians to determine the source of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Nasa, Mysteries, Ohio, Ohio Town, Low Stakes Irl Mysteries, Key Fobs, North Olmstead Ohio


2019 New Motorcycle Helmet Arrivals – Our Favorites

2019’s New Motorcycle Helmets Finally Hit Store Shelves What do you do when you get torrential rain and can’t ride all weekend? You check out deals on the internet and spend way too much money. That’s what happened to yours truly this weekend.  While buying stuff I didn’t need for great prices I also stumbled on cool new products, finally seeing a ll the awesome new products we have been talking about for months hit the shelves for the 2019 season. So instead of bringing you deals this week, I ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bandit, Arai, Signet, RevZilla, Shoei, Schuberth, Comm System Check, Schuberth Pro, Arai Signet, Simpson Mod Bandit Carbon Helmet Simpson, Ghost Bandit, Mod Bandit Carbon, Klim Krios


Our favorite Porsches for sale this week: Volume 135

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2019 Kia Forte Review – Basic Done Best

I’ll grant that I’ve established a pretty cool second job for myself with this gig writing about cars. What gearhead wouldn’t love to get paid to talk (well, write) about their favorite subject — and often, drive some of the coolest new cars around? It sure beats flipping burgers to put extra cash in the […] The post 2019 Kia Forte Review – Basic Done Best appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Acura RDX Hits Dealerships: A Brief Walk Around

The 2020 Acura RDX is now on the showfloor for a starting MSRP under $40,000. Designed and built under Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance mantra, this current generation RDX is the product of an extensive overhaul. The 2020 RDX features a VTEC turbo engine, 10-speed transmission, and an available torque vectoring all-wheel drive system. The A-Spec variant is there for those who want a bit more flash and flare. The 2020 Acura RDX arrives with some clout as well, recently named as the “Best Com...
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Ditched Automatic Means MPG Boost for Hyundai Accent, Elantra

For the 2020 model year, Hyundai’s subcompact Accent and compact Elantra ditch their six-speed automatics in favor of a continuously variable unit — a move that’s not likely to elicit too many cries of protest. Honestly, given the models’ modest torque figures, a traditional slushbox hardly amounts to motoring bliss, and drivers stand to gain faster […] The post Ditched Automatic Means MPG Boost for Hyundai Accent, Elantra appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Hyundai, Fuel Economy, Accent, CVT, News Blog, Product Planning, Hyundai Accent, Transmissions, Hyundai Accent Elantra


Watch the MG Hector roll off the production line [Video]

Series production of the MG Hector has commenced in India. Here's a video...
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This 797-HP Dodge Durango Police SUV is a speeder’s worst nightmare

Dodge stuffed a 797-horsepower Hemi V8 into a Durango Pursuit police SUV. The monster cop car was built for One Lap of America, where entrants drive around to a series of racetracks to compete head-to-head. The post This 797-HP Dodge Durango Police SUV is a speeder’s worst nightmare appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, America, Trends, Dodge, SUVs, Hemi, Dodge Durango, Police Cars, Durango Pursuit, HP Dodge Durango Police


Hyundai Venue series production commences in India

Hyundai today started the production of the much-awaited Venue in India, which...
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Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform

Fiat Chrysler remains adamant that its new Jeep Gladiator won’t be its only midsize pickup truck, but consumers had best hunker down for a wait. While the company announced the development of a conventional midsizer in last year’s five-year product plan, the new offering won’t appear until the end of that window. Between now and […] The post Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Platforms, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ram midsize


A Marshal Was Caught Stealing A Part From A MotoGP Bike

A light-fingered marshal took an opportunity to grab himself a piece of MotoGP memorabilia, only for the Suzuki's onboard camera to catch him in the act
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TVS Motor to launch its first EV by March 2020

It is no secret that TVS Motor is working on electric two-wheelers. The company...
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TVS Ntorq 125 Drum variant launched in India

TVS Motor has launched the drum brake variant of the Ntorq 125. The new variant...
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