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Oh, do we have a blog post for you! We’re experiencing some hot days, and for some of you literally unbearable. Air conditioning is right up there at “best-friend” status, our loyal summer companion that keeps us from dripping all over our keyboards and leaving unsightly sweat stains during important sales presentations.

For many of us this starts in the car. It’s our mode of transport to and from the office, home, and everywhere in between. Keeping this apparatus cool and comfortable is priority one. Here are five tips that you absolutely need to abide by. We promise, follow these five and you’ll have the heat beat this summer.

Stop with the pre-cooling

A fantastic first tip, especially because literally everyone I know does the opposite of this. Most of us jump in the car, feel the heat, and start the engine to let the car run a bit with the AC cranked up. Problem [...]

Bill Gates appeared on the popular podcast “Stuff You Should Know” in 2015. It was a big grab for the producers as Bill Gates doesn’t usually make himself available for many media appearances, and podcasts are certainly not top on his list. The topic – batteries. More specifically, the potential of batteries in the developing world to alleviate poverty.

We won’t dive into the weeds on the development/poverty side, but a theme that emerged from his short stint on the podcast was the enormous potential of batteries, mainly because the costs have been plunging. The battery is a wonderful piece of technology, a small apparatus with tremendous storage capacity (relative to size). Yet, for cars for example, powering a vehicle with batteries alone has been cost prohibitive for generations now which has rendered the technology “alternative.”

While they are still alternative, between 2010 and 2016 battery prices fell by nearly 80 percent. That’s a huge [...]

Car tastes can be a fickle thing. An industry driven as much by performance as emotion, manufacturers need to consistently tweak and fine tune both their machines and their messaging to keep in line with prevailing trends.

From a consumer taste standpoint, South Korea is an interesting case. The auto giant, home to Kia and Hyundai among others, is the world’s 11th largest auto market. They have a rich automotive history bolstered by a feverish, local demand. Yet, that demand has not equated in recent years to your classic U.S. car.

Thanks to a 2012 free trade agreement, imports from a range of carmakers (Ford, GM and Chrysler included) more than doubled in 2016 to South Korea. Yet, their sales only accounted for a paltry 1 percent of the buying market. President Trump met with his South Korean counterparts earlier in July to address non-tariff barriers which would supposedly increase U.S. car competitiveness. Yet insiders [...]

Made in “insert country” used to be a whole lot easier to decipher. Back in the 60s it was one of a dozen countries, and you typically knew without ever having to look at the sticker, tag or small letters. But post globalization/free-trade pacts, you could literally be wearing items produced in 4-6 separate places all at the same time.

Cars are no different, yet, those cars that are still made in America are not necessarily American brands. As we all know, many German and Japanese companies for example manufacturer their cars utilizing American workers on U.S. territory. So, while not “American” cars, they are certainly American-made.

The “Made in America Auto Index” is an index calculated out of American University with the goal of assigning a ranking to the top models manufactured in the U.S. In no order, these are the highest performers in this year’s index:

Ford-150

Not only the best-selling pickup in [...]

Monopolies are generally looked unfavorably upon. Consolidating power into one entity typically renders said entity with the sole power to offer their product or service at a price defined by them, and not you, the consumer. Now, this works when the consumer needs the product or service. But in the case of something that is not necessarily needed, monopolies can be a positive thing.

ChargePoint is the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations in the world. Founded in 2007, they are partners with BMW, Cadillac, Chevy, Fiat, Nissan, Mercedes, Toyota, VW … everyone! They have installed charging stations on a global scale and have done it better than anyone else.

For years ChargePoint operated as a virtual monopoly, the only provider to offer this service on a large scale. This worked well as the EV industry could not have expanded without them, but like most things, monopolies don’t last long in open markets when [...]

Your car is one thing. But how it connects to the surface on which it moves is quite another. The only thing between these complex pieces of machinery and the road they’re on are none other than … you guessed it, tires. And while tires might seem rather simple from an engineering perspective, they vary dramatically.

In Part I of this two-part post we are going to give a great (and valuable) rundown of how the different components of a tire work. Then we’ll lead you to the takeaway – which tires are for you. You’re not going to want to miss this because not understanding the tire, and even worse, buying the wrong ones for your specific needs, is money down the drain. Let’s get to it!

Tread

The outer circumference of the tire is where the tread lies, and is comprised of rubber and composite materials that are separated by grooves. These grooves [...]

The only tire post you’ll need to read (Part II of II)

The only tire post you’ll need to read (Part II of II)

Prior to discussing types of tires, it’s important to know when you need them. Get your car on a flat surface, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right or left, pull out a penny and place it in the groove of each tire. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it’s time ladies and gentlemen to replace that tire.

Now that you know you need them, let’s talk types. Every tire shares similarities, but performance is another matter. A good place to start are all-season tires. All-season, as one would expect, are versatile and can handle all sorts of weather conditions. They have long tread life and can offer decent fuel economy, but the extreme weather conditions are where all-season tire performance stops, and specialty tires enter.

All-terrain tires, otherwise known as A/T, are used principally on SUVs, trucks, and other 4-wheel drive vehicles. A/T tires provide great traction in both [...]

We’ve all been there (or at least most folks have). You’re in the market for a car, have your eyes set on the used market, come across some offers, and a particularly interesting phrase is “only 1 owner.” Your immediate thought – this must be an awesome car, it’s only had one owner!

In theory, the “one-owner” presumption makes sense. If there has only been one person in charge of this vehicle for the car’s lifetime up to now, this must mean the car worked and ran well, and said owner was on top of things. Otherwise, he/she would have dumped the clunker long ago. There is some merit to this argument, but things to consider at the same time.

First, the obvious. Just because one person has owned a car doesn’t mean they’ve kept it up. Most cars these days run exceptionally well with little maintenance up to the 35,000 – 40,000-mile stage. One [...]

Jaguar has been on a roll as of late. Once a niche player, they’ve positioned themselves in the conversation as one of the premier luxury offers on the market today. The XE sedan, originally released in 2014, was a big hit when it first hit. Performance wise it was a winner from the outset. But like most things, folks wanted more, and more, and more!

Well “more” they have received as a limited edition, 592-hp version of the XE, known as the XE SV Project 8, is here and was first unveiled earlier in June at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. Produced by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division (you secretly want to work here, don’t you), the XE SV is slated to be the fastest accelerating Jaguar to date – 0 to 60mph in 3.3 seconds.

This impressive piece of machinery will feature a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and folks [...]

It’s been repeated in the media, but rarely explained unfortunately – the future of the auto industry is software, not hardware. A play on words, software refers to what we all recognize as computing, and hardware in this context are the nuts and bolts of the manufacturing side. While we all understand cars to be motorized pieces of machinery, that evolve over time based on parts development, etc., the industry is shifting quickly to something more akin to Silicon Valley faster than many would have imagined.

The instrument panel for instance in your car is a $37 billion market. You read that right – $37 billion. Even crazier, it is expected to double to $62 billion by 2022. PriceWaterhouseCoopers estimates that over the coming years the electronics alone in your car will account for 20% of the auto’s total value. Compare this number to 13% in 2015 and we are seeing some aggressive growth.

Here [...]

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