Many drivers have dreamed about racing at one time or another, whether it’s taking the checkered flag at Daytona or doing hot laps at the Nürburgring. But what you may not realize is that getting a taste of track-day driving can be both relatively easy and relatively inexpensive. You can find public track days at … Continue reading 5 Used Sports Cars You Can Take to the Track
Ideally, when you’re kicking the tires on a possible used-vehicle purchase, you should get the candidate inspected by a mechanic. If you can’t, there are still some things anyone can watch out for, and that includes the tires themselves. Tires play a key role in keeping your vehicle safe on the road. They can also … Continue reading How to Inspect Tires When Buying a Used Car
Nearly 20 years after the original Honda Insight became the first mass-market hybrid vehicle for U.S. drivers, cars with hybrid powertrains have become firmly established on the automotive landscape. And with dealers selling so many new hybrid models, and so many used-vehicle shoppers also interested in saving fuel, these cars are increasingly popular in the … Continue reading Are Used Hybrid Cars Reliable?
Within the past 10 years, popular midsize SUVs like the Ford Explorer have switched from body-on-frame to unibody construction. With the exception of a handful of models – like the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner – the only body-on-frame vehicles left are pickup trucks and the few big SUVs that share these truck platforms. Pretty much everything else relies on unibody … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Unibody and Body-on-frame Construction?
National disasters like Hurricane Harvey can bring out the best in people, inspiring folks to pull together to help those in need. The auto industry is usually no different, with dealerships and companies from Ford to Toyota to Mercedes-Benz pitching in with millions in aid. But for a few shady characters those same conditions only inspire them to do their … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey and the Flood of Water-damaged Used Cars
For many people, the most important reason for buying a used car instead of a new one has to do with money. You also have to factor in a certain amount of cash for routine maintenance and repairs, whether it’s for fixing up a used car once you purchase it or for keeping your car … Continue reading Easy Used Car Maintenance Anyone Can Do