Because car insurance is a requirement and none of us can drive without it, we need to know what cars are going to help us by offering an ease of coverage. It’s never been a secret that as the horsepower and performance of a vehicle increases so does the car insurance rate making it very expensive to drive a high powered performance car such as many sports cars. Some cars are a lot easier to cover than others and the most affordable vehicles to insure offer plenty of excellent safety features and a mild mannered demeanor on the road.
Stock Car Auto Racing was born, as many of us know, from the illegal transportation of moonshine across county and state lines with the intent to sell and make a profit. In order to transport this illegal concoction, “shiners” had to have cars that could outrun the law enforcement vehicles at the time and in many cases did just that. From this chase laden activity and the high-performance cars that were part of the equation, Stock Car racing was born to be a sport that showcased cars you would actually see on the road, much different from those found in the Formula 1 Circuit.
Every year we see a great new lineup of vehicles coming from a variety of manufacturers. We are in awe as the new technology is showcased at several auto shows and the shiny new models (we like shiny) are presented for us to imagine what these vehicles would look like in our driveways along with how much we might actually enjoy driving any one of the new models presented at these various shows. Every year new technology is presented from the new connectivity of the integrated electronics to the use of lighter materials to give these vehicles the ability to perform better and even the use of better super and turbo chargers to pull out as much power as possible from these vehicles.
Middle of the lineup models seem to be more popular than ever and the new Honda HR-V is no exception. Built on the same platform as the Fit, the HR-V will be a great size for those who don’t want the size of CR-V, but want the versatility of a hatchback with a larger size than the Fit. This middle of the road model should appeal to those with and active lifestyle who are looking for some great fuel economy and a great car to drive without having to buy the smallest in a line of cars.
Advancements in driving have brought us a long way over many years; over a century actually. From the beginning when it was difficult to navigate a vehicle and safety was not a real thought or concern to now where vehicles can practically drive themselves and are giving us more information than ever while driving. The invention of the power steering has led to an era where vehicles now have the capability to read signs and give us warnings to ensure we are following those signs, including speed limits. In addition to the sign reading, some vehicles are even equipped to park themselves for us, taking away the task of parallel parking.
The level of buzz that has been building up around the upcoming redesign of one of their models has been so extraordinary, one might think that we were about to see a sports car or even a concept car coming to life. Instead, it’s a family sedan that’s getting the attention. The 2016 Nissan Maxima is primed and ready for production.
Two epic rides. It’s funny what you find when you surf the internet. An image on one site caught my eye and led me to another site that took me to another site that landed me on the video. To make it all full circle, we included the original image that caught our attention which was apparently photographed by Alex Bellus in Minnesota.
When the BMW i3 REx was released, so much emphasis was placed on the German manufacturer’s ability to increase the range of an electric vehicle to make it more practical for consumers. The technology was considered ground-breaking and the hype machine started calling it the revolutionary vehicle that would make electric vehicles hit the mainstream.
While nothing is quite like the feeling and smell of a brand new vehicle, there is a lot to be said of a certified pre-owned model. Many car companies have their own version of certifying a vehicle as a pre-owned model, which is a program that is designed to allow dealers to offer their cars with a warranty and give the new owner the knowledge that the vehicle has been put through a comprehensive inspection process to ensure it is fit to be certified as a pre-owned model.