Read more about Replace These 5 Parts for Better Mileage.
A look at 5 parts that could be making your car or truck thirsty
Millions of drivers waste fuel needlessly every day, without even realizing it. Whether by carrying around extra weight or running a vehicle thatís in need of maintenance, bad fuel mileage often creeps up slowly Ė swilling away your hard-earned money, and contributing to excessive emissions. If you donít monitor your vehicleís fuel consumption regularly, increased fuel consumption can be even harder to detect.
Is your ride running at maximum efficiency, or is it wasting your money and polluting needlessly? If youíre not sure, hereís a look at four parts that can be easily replaced and one that should be removed when not in use, as a starting point, to help ensure your car, SUV or pickup isnít drinking more than its fair share of fuel.
Read more about the Cadillac Escala Concept Previews the Future of American Luxury at AutoGuide.com. Cadillac has unveiled a new concept at the Pebble Beach Concours díElegance.
Called the Escala Concept, it previews the next evolution of Cadillac design
while showing the craftsmanship and technology being developed for future models. The name comes from the Spanish word for ďscale,Ē and the vehicle is a concept for a larger, more elite and expressive companion to the new Cadillac CT6
. It is also the third in a series of concepts the American automaker has debuted at Pebble Beach in recent years, joining the Ciel convertible and Elmiraj coupe.
Designed to be both a driverís car and an indulgent flagship sedan, the large four-door concept has an expansive liftback design that emphasizes the carís considerable scale and versatility. Its overall length measures at 210.5 inches, making it roughly six inches longer than the CT6.
Read more about the 9 Things You Should Always Have in Your Car.
Today's new cars are better equipped than ever, with convenience, connectivity, and safety features that keep drivers safe on the road. Nonetheless, smart drivers know to hit the road prepared, regardless of how long the journey.
Consider picking these nine items up and stashing them in your glove box or trunk. They'll help you keep calm and carry on, no matter the situation.
A look at 7 affordable and effective performance and visual modifications for your ride
Whether itís more speed and power, more sound, better handling, or improved looks that convey a driverís individuality, vehicle modification is gaining popularity, and lies at the heart of a billion-dollar industry thatís popular around the globe. Countless manufacturers have joined the aftermarket parts scene, giving shoppers nearly infinite options to customize their car, truck, wagon or crossover.
With an arsenal of upgrade parts available from mild to wild, eBay is the go-to source for aftermarket upgrades for shoppers around the world. Below, weíll look at some popular upgrade mods for your ride, which create a big impact for a minimal price.
Read more about 7 Best Modifications for Your Vehicle.
Read more about Love Cars? Then Youíll Love These Amazon Prime Day Deals at AutoGuide.com. Looking to stock up on some of your favorite automotive accessories? Well today is the day to do it.
July 12 is Amazon Prime Day, when prices are slashed on a selection of items, making it a great time to buy at bargain prices. For 24 hours, tons of deals will come and go, but there is a catch: you have to be an Amazon Prime member.
A subscription costs $99 annually, and gets you access to all these great one-day deals plus Prime Music streaming, Prime video streaming and free two-day shipping. Or, if you only want to take advantage of this one day sale, you can sign up for Prime
and cancel within a 30-day window. Either way, you get great deals and free two-day shipping!
Take a look at the list below to see some of the best automotive-themed accessories we dug up that may interest you. And donít forget to browse all of the great Prime Day deals
Read more about the 9 of the Most Fun Cars to Drive for Under $10K
Buying an affordable car doesn't mean you have to give up fun
Everyone could use a little more fun in their lives, so why not start with your car? There are plenty of excellent choices out there, but what if you've only got $10,000 to spend?
Whether you're looking for something to spice up your daily commute or add something special to your fleet for Sunday drives, here are nine cars to consider that add a dose of fun to your daily drive.
Read more about Do Engine Start-Stop Systems Actually Help You Save Gas? at AutoGuide.com. Many new cars come with automatic engine start-stop. These systems are designed to save the fuel wasted at idle by turning the engine off when you come to a stop.
These systems are becoming more and more common in cars and trucks. Even the Ford F-150 is arriving with this system as standard equipment, promising more MPGs.
But the fuel spent during idle seems insignificant, right? Even the EPAís fuel economy tests seem to downplay the significance of these systems. How much fuel can really be saved, and can everyone benefit from this technology, even if they spend most of their commute on the highway?
Hereís how it works for the driver: When you come to a stop, like you would at an intersection and hold the brake while you wait for the light to turn green, the engine will shut off. On cars with manual transmissions, you usually have to put the car into neutral in order for the engine to shut off. As soon as you let off the brake or engage the clutch, the engine will automatically and quickly fire up, so you can get on your way again. These frequent restarts require a different starter motor thatís more robust and paired to a different, tougher battery
Furthermore, unlike when you turn off your car entirely, the rest of your carís features will remain on even if engine start-stop system is active. That means you still get A/C, radio, navigation and all that. A bigger battery
helps with that, and some cars even feature an extra battery
or a super capacitor.
Still, despite updates to the new five-cycle EPA test, it may be hard to see the tangible benefits of anengine start-stop system.