Your car’s transmission is among its most vital elements. It connects the engine to the drivetrain and governs how much power you use from moment to moment. Yet for most people, it’s a complete mystery how it works. The prominence of automatic transmissions has lessened the need to understand how this magical box beneath our […]
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The EcoBoost Engine Brings the Best of Both Worlds
Since it was first introduced in 2009, the EcoBoost engine family has reshaped Ford’s lineup from the inside out. These engines have appeared in virtually every model, from the feisty Fiesta all the way up to the hardworking F-150, and even in performance models such as the Mustang and the recently announced Ford GT super […]
Why You Need to Protect Your Car from Road Salt and Corrosion
The Rust Belt got its name from the large concentration of industry in those states, with much of that concentration related to metalwork and manufacturing. Notoriously severe winters may also have contributed to the name, as the region is a pioneer of using salt and brine to de-ice roads. Salt lowers the freezing-point of water […]
7 Tips for Winter Driving
This post originally appeared on the Leith Cars blog. Well, this day hasn’t gone as expected. It seems like it’s been a while since we woke up and were surprised by a sudden snowstorm. We can only imagine how much more unpleasant this weather is for people who had already set out on their commute […]
Why do automakers camouflage cars?
If you follow a lot of car news, you’re probably familiar with the cycle that bloggers and journalists go through every time a new car is on its way to the street. There’s the initial announcement, followed by some teased sketches, then maybe a concept car or a prototype, and eventually the production model is […]