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Rust: Prevention is always better than cure

That's a picture of what's behind the taillight of my 1995 Dodge Ram, which I bought new, and have driven on salty winter roads since 1994. My friend has had to do considerable rust repair to his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, and so we compared the two. See why prevention is better than cure in our story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet Suburban, Jil McIntosh


Mad tracks

Just a very quick TT related blog.  No, not our next day's ride but a link to an animation showing various riders (including Colin & I) tracks across the countryside.It's created from our Spotwalla tracks that we use to track our rides.  These aren't really required for the TT200 (although they let Wayne keep an eye on us) but definitely are really useful for getting any IBA rides certified.Click [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Colin, Wayne, Andrew Thomson, TT2000, Spotwalla


Ather 450X Top-Speed Tested In All Four Riding Modes

Bengaluru-based Ather Energy is one of the most recognised EV-makers in India....
Tags: Autos, Ather Energy, Ather


Replacing damaged tach and resolving idling issue

 As I work to get the Sammy back online fully, one task was to re-connect the wiring for the Bosch Tachometer I'd added prior to the last camping trip.Got everything connected, using a fuse tap this time for power, and the darn thing gave me weird readings.  The tachometer's needle would actually move backwards or counter-clockwise as I accelerated.  Sigh, another victim of the high-voltage incident.So I got another one from the local auto parts store.  Hooked it up with no major issues and it w...
Tags: Motorcycles, New Mexico, Sammy, VSV, Mike W, Mariko Repairs, Sammy Guru, Mike W So, Mike W the Sammy Guru, Mike W I d


Rare Rides: The 1983 Toyota Celica, a Sporting Cabriolet

Today we feature the first Toyota Celica presented in the Rare Rides series. It’s beige, very Eighties, and was converted to a convertible after it arrived in the United States. And the lights flip up! Toyota’s Celica was born late in 1970, as a pony-car competitor to the successful Ford Mustang. As the first-gen model […] The post Rare Rides: The 1983 Toyota Celica, a Sporting Cabriolet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Celica, Sporting Cabriolet


5 Best Radar Detectors for Your Porsche

Porsche 912 Targas used by the Dutch police in the 1960s. Photo credit: Gertan / Shutterstock.com Thinking of getting a radar detector, but not sure which one to buy? There are lots of choices out there with a wide range of prices. Most radar detectors can register X, K, and Ka bands while some also detect a few newer radar variants. The ability to detect laser signals also adds to the utility of a radar detector. In addition to radar, more premium models filter out more false positives and inc...
Tags: Gift Guide, Electronics, Porsche, Buying Guide, Autos, Uniden, Check, Porsche Products, Radar Detector, Valentine One Gen, X K Ka Ku


International Female Ride Day: Polaris Brings ‘Women Behind the Wheel’ to Houston

The 15th annual International Female Ride Day is just around the corner and returning partner Polaris Slingshot is more than happy to support the cause. In collaboration with the celebration, Slingshot recently announced its ‘Women Behind the Wheel’ initiative, a program designed to bring together like-minded women who share the same passion for riding – no matter what they ride.  Slingshot’s Women Behind the Wheel initiative kicks off in Houston, Texas and they welcome women and those wh...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Slingshot, Houston, Polaris, Houston Texas, Vicki Gray, Polaris Slingshot, Loni Unser, Collett Mazula


Consumer Reports Tricks Tesla’s Autopilot

We wrote earlier this week about a Tesla crash in Texas in which the car may or may not have been driving itself, although the driver’s seat was apparently unoccupied. It’s still not clear if Tesla’s Autopilot feature was activated or otherwise played a part in the crash. However, it does appear that while Autopilot […] The post Consumer Reports Tricks Tesla’s Autopilot appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Tesla, Autos, Model S, Autopilot, Tesla Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Tesla Crash, Consumer Reports Tricks Tesla


Arai’s Goes ‘Quantic’ With New ECE 22.06 Standard

The First and The Only The new ECE 22.06 test is a nightmare for helmet manufacturers. Although it may be a nightmare for them, it’s a blessing for us riders. The stricter ECE certifications get, the safer your helmets are as a result (and the more expensive they get… oops). Arai’s new sport-touring lid is the first and only helmet to pass the newly introduced ECE 22.06 standard testing.  Arai has always had somewhat of a leg-up on the helmet game (with Shoei) thanks to their heavy involvement...
Tags: Motorcycles, ECE, Arai, Shoei, Arai Quantic


Brembos On Blackwings: Inside Cadillac’s First-Ever Carbon-Ceramic Braking System

The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the highest-performing vehicles from Cadillac, particularly the latter with its hand-built 668-horsepower supercharged V8. The brainiacs at General Motors have a long and cherished history of concocting glorious V8 powerplants. But for vehicles like the newest Blackwings, having oodles of power is just part of the equation. Setting The Stage We sat down for a chat with Daniel Sandberg, President and CEO at Brembo North America, host of the...
Tags: California, Washington, General Motors, Power, Magazine, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Motorsports, Blackwing, Cadillac, Daytona, Brembo, IMSA, Sandberg, Brembo North America


2021’s Tokyo Motor Show Cancelled Thanks to COVID-19

Another-other One Bikes the Dust Yep… Here we are. It’s almost May of 2021, and many of us are still in qazi-lockdowns with things being cancelled left and right once again. The 2021 Tokyo Motor Show is cancelled after the Association of Japanese Car Manufacturers came together and decided that such a large event would negatively impact Japan’s current fragile state. I’m in Alberta, Canada, and we just went into our third round of lockdowns thanks to COVID-19 spreading like wildfire once again....
Tags: Japan, Show, Motorcycles, Tokyo, Cancellation, Alberta Canada, Tokyo Motor Show, JMA, Motorcycle News, Motor Show, COVID-19, Association of Japanese Car Manufacturers, Akyo Toyoda


Stellantis Staffers Charged With Conspiracy to Cheat Emissions Tests, Defraud Customers

Federal prosecutors Tuesday unsealed new criminal charges that named several Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) officials accused of conspiring to cheat U.S. emissions tests and defraud customers buying their diesel-powered products. The indictment was opened in the Eastern District of Michigan, identifying FCA diesel senior manager Emanuele Palma (42) and two Italian nationals employed by FCA Italy SpA — Sergio […] The post Stellantis Staffers Charged With Conspiracy to Cheat Emiss...
Tags: Government, Fraud, Conspiracy, Industry, Fca, Autos, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Industry News, Crime And Punishment, Sergio, Eastern District of Michigan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Crime & Punishment


Hyundai invests in teleoperations startup Ottopia as part of $9M round

After spending much of his career in mission-critical environments, including the Israeli Air Force, Israeli Intelligence and leading development of a cybersecurity product at Microsoft, Amit Rosenzweig turned his attention to autonomous vehicles. It was a technology that he soon recognized would need what every other mission-critical system requires: humans.  “I understood that there are so many edge cases that will not be solved purely by AI and machine learning, and there must be some kind ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Microsoft, Israel, Tech, Automotive, United States, Autonomous Vehicles, Hyundai, Hyundai Motor Group, Rosenzweig, MizMaa, Recent Funding, Ottopia, IN Venture, Israeli Air Force Israeli Intelligence


CFMoto Presents Chinese Market With New 800MT

A Motorcycle Unique to China The last Chinese motorcycle we covered was that pesky Panigale clone, but to shift focus back to the real innovative motorcycles from China; CFMoto has just released their 800MT ADV motorcycle and it certainly packs a few unexpected quirks. Talking about quirks; you might find it interesting that the Chinese manufacturer actually built this motorcycle around KTM’s 799cc parallel-twin; the same parallel-twin found in their very own 790 Adventure. Who knows what kind...
Tags: China, Motorcycles, Brembo, KTM, Motorcycle News, CFMoto, J Juan, CFmoto 800 MT


Should you finance or lease your next vehicle?

So you want a vehicle - do you buy it, or lease it? There are pros and cons to both, and you need to know before you sign on the dotted line. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Hike Set for Monday

We’ve driven the Ford Mustang Mach-E and liked it. But one of our beefs was the price — it ain’t cheap. Well, come Monday, it will be even less cheap. One of our partner forums has obtained information suggesting that Ford will raise the price next week. How much is uncertain, though Ford did tell […] The post Report: Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Hike Set for Monday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Pricing, Mustang, Ford Mustang Mach, News Blog, Mach E, Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E


Best Prime Day Dash Cam deals

For your peace of mind and the safety of your family while driving, you should invest in a dash cam for your car with this year's Prime Day dash cam deals.
Tags: Deals, Cars, Trends, Deal, Garmin, Dash Cams, Amazon 2021, Prime Day 2021


Porsche Taps Science Guy To Explain The Taycan Electric Sports Sedan

The charismatic bow tie enthusiast, Bill Nye (science guy), has been inspiring younger generations since, well, since my generation was a younger generation. His interesting delivery style and an uncanny ability to make the science seem both palatable and interesting at the same time is the key to his success. If you need something high tech and science-y explained in a way that an average Joe like me can understand it, Nye is your — well, he's your guy. It only seems natural, then, that Porsch...
Tags: Youtube, Porsche, Autos, Nye, Electric, Bill Nye, Carrera, Joe, Electric Porsche, Taycan, Porsche Taycan, Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Electric Sports Sedan, California Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles


This Modified Hyundai Creta Belongs to Hulk it Seems – VIDEO.

The Hyundai Creta is one of the best-selling SUVs in the country. Now sold in...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai CRETA, Hyundai Creta Belongs to Hulk


How Europe will beat China on batteries

China produces 80 percent of electric vehicle batteries.To achieve battery independence, Europe is ramping up production.And the U.S.? Action is needed, and quick. Tesla's Gigafactory near Berlin, still under construction in October last year.Credit: Michael Wolf, CC BY-SA 3.0 This is a map of the future — the future of battery cell production in Europe. If and when all projects on this map are up and running, Europe will have a battery cell production ca...
Tags: Europe, Maps, UK, Sweden, China, Germany, Berlin, Cars, US, Samsung, America, Tesla, Sustainability, Eu, Opec, Beijing


BS6 CFMoto 650NK Teased For India; Launch Soon

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CFMoto entered the Indian two-wheeler market in...
Tags: India, Autos


Mugen's Makeover Of The New Honda HR-V Looks Weirdly Good

Coinciding with the launch of the new Honda HR-V, Mugen Motorsport has revealed a range of cosmetic tuning parts for the car
Tags: Autos, Mugen, Honda HR V Mugen Motorsport


2021 Volkswagen Polo is India-Bound - 5 Things You Must Know

A lot has already been said about the next-gen Volkswagen Polo that is expected...
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Polo is India Bound


Ford Endeavour vs Toyota Fortuner vs MG Gloster - Braking Test

The competition in the large-size SUV segment is quite fierce. It consists of...
Tags: Ford, Autos


Toyota bZ Series Trademark Filed In India - Full Info

As per several listings on the Ministry of Commerce & Industry's...
Tags: India, Autos, Toyota, Ministry of Commerce Industry


The Vauxhall Meriva VXR Is A Fast MPV That Time Forgot

The Meriva VXR wasn't anything like as popular as its Zafira big brother, but all these years on, we're oddly tempted
Tags: Autos


Alfa Romeo Will Soon Bin Its Rear-Wheel Drive Platform

Alfa's CEO has confirmed that the costly Giorgio platform will be abandoned, with future models using a new Stellantis platform
Tags: Autos, ALFA, Giorgio, Alfa Romeo Will Soon Bin


Extent Of Maruti Suzuki April Price Hike Revealed

Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest carmaker, had previously announced a...
Tags: Autos, Maruti Suzuki


Watch Skoda Kushaq Cruising Sans Camouflage

Earlier last month, Skoda unveiled the production-spec Kushaq compact-SUV in...
Tags: Autos, Skoda


2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Shows Front Face in Leaked Image

Toyota Land Cruiser is the biggest SUV that the Japanese carmaker sells across...
Tags: Autos, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser Shows Front Face



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