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Autos: Ownership

Man Hacks His Tesla To Pull Out of the Garage Like Magic

Tuesday  05:00,   01 november 2016
popularmechanics

​​All it takes is a simple voice command. ​The hack, put together by Jason Goecke, basically just extends the power of Amazon's voice-controlled speaker the Echo so that Alexa-the AI that lives inside-can exert some control over Goecke's Tesla Model [...]

How the Connected Car Will Defend against Hackers

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
caranddriver

How the Connected Car Will Defend against Hackers Within the next five years, a quarter of a billion vehicles with connected features will travel on roads across the globe.Automakers are rushing connectivity into their cars. Features like 4G LTE and [...]

How to Find Exact Replacements for Your Car's Worn-Out Tires

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
consumerreports.org

You’ve spent a few years and thousands of miles with your car, and you’ve finally approached that big moment: The original tires that came on your car are now worn out. The first questions that c ome to mind are, “What should I buy?" and "Do I stick [...]

Study Shows Top Tier Gasoline Worth the Extra Price

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
consumerreports.org

Location and price drive gasoline sales, according to a new survey by the American Automobile Association. But an extensive study also conducted by AAA, reveals that consumers would be wise to fa ctor the quality of the gasoline in their purchase...[...]

5 Simple Tips to Get the Most From Your Tires

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
popularmechanics

No matter what you put them through.​​My winter tire true-believer story: a Boston blizzard in my rear-wheel-drive '98 BMW M3 fitted with Vredestein snow tires. Six inches of snow on the Mass Pike, cars stranded everywhere. It took three hours to...[...]

This nearly free item is one of the most important things you can keep in your car

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
businessinsider

You get a lot of advice about what you absolutely, positively must have in your car. Most of it is spot-on; some of it is a tad excessive. You don't really need a space blanket if you aren't planning aMost of it is spot-on; some of it is a...[...]

5 Best Summer Car Care Tips

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
usnews

Summer is the season for beaches, barbecues – and breakdowns. Even though summer means fun, the hotter months have a way of wreaking havoc on your vehicle. Extreme weather can cause potholes and damage tires, while residue leftover from winter...[...]

Six Basic Maintenance Items You Should Never Let Slip

Tuesday  04:50,   01 november 2016
roadandtrack

They're not complicated, but they're essential.But if you want your car to stay safe to drive and last as long as possible, it's important to receive regular reminders that this stuff is important. Worn tires can cause wrecks, unchanged oil...[...]

Are Studded Snow Tires a Necessity?

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
consumerreports.org

Being based in Finland, it's no wonder that Nokian Tyre has an aptitude for winter tires. Its product line has numerous snow-ready models, and the latest examples have gained traction in our test s. Research Research New Used New & Used Make...[...]

The Best Place to Learn Winter Driving Is Obviously on an Ice Skating Rink

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
popularmechanics

There's nowhere better to go skidding around.When a few flakes of snow stick to the ground, my hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, shuts down. Schools operate on a delay, if they're not closed entirely, and everyone in town stocks up at the...[...]

10 Winter driving safety tips to battle any blizzard

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
nydailynews

Blizzard conditions are great for ski slopes and snowmen, but they’re absolutely treacherous if you’re driving and can’t see the road ahead. Yeah, I know, you’ve got to run out to …but really, if you drive like a crazy person when it’s snowing,...[...]

Stop hurting your engine by 'warming up' the car when it's cold out

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
businessinsider

Harsh driving conditions in winter are already hard on your car, but you could be making things a lot worse if you're turning your vehicle on in the morning so it can 'warm up' before you drive off.Harsh driving conditions in winter are...[...]

I Know How Far You're Looking Ahead on the Freeway, and It's Not Far Enough

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
roadandtrack

​Want to be a better driver? You need to look ahead.​In my capacity as a trackday and racing instructor, I continually run into two very different kinds of difficult students. The first kind assumes that some people are just born with all the skills [...]

Your Roof Rack Could Be Turning Your Car Into a Major Gas Guzzler

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
popularmechanics

​The first study of its kind warns against all that drag.The racks cost the country 100 million gallons of gas last year, equal to 0.8 percent of light-duty vehicles' consumption, Alan Meier of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Yuche...[...]

An Indy 500 racer gave us tips for being a better driver

Tuesday  04:35,   01 november 2016
businessinsider

Graham Rahal is 27 years old, comes from a racing family, married a drag racer, and will be in the field for this year's Indy 500 at the end of May.It will be his eighth time at the Brickyard. His best finish thus far was a third in 2011. He's...[...]