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Archive for: January, 2016

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is the kickoff event of the year for automotive manufacturers and their enthusiasts. The auto show held in the heart of Detroit attracted over 800,000 attendees in its nine days of display. The auto makers use shows like the NAIAS to showcase all of their vehicles including a variety of colors, models and a collection of vehicles that won’t hit the market for years. If you’re looking for what the future of cars is going to look like, there is a good chance it was on display at the NAIAS.

What jumped at me was Buick. The company was proud to display their futuristic concept vehicle of the future, a model…

Warming Up Your Car: Good for You, Bad for Your Engine

Not long ago, Popular Mechanics posted an article about something we tell our customers all the time (and most don’t believe us): warming up your car by letting it idle when cold out certainly helps your car get comfy, but it’s bad for modern engines. In fact, the method that we all use today originated back when engines were carbureted and is completely outmoded today. Says Popular Mechanics:
Warming up your car before driving is a leftover practice from a time when carbureted engines dominated the roads. Carburetors mix gasoline and air to make vaporized fuel to run an engine, but they don’t have sensors that tweak the amount of gasoline when it’s cold out. As a result, you have to let older cars…