Should I Buy Tires Made in China?

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Should I Buy Tires Made in China?
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Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber? Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental GT Speed Gets Genteel Upgrades

Bentley Continental GT Speed Gets Genteel Upgrades
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Not one to let a good thing go blasé, the folks at Bentley have concocted a series of options to improve their already bonkers Continental GT Speed ultra-luxury grand touring car as well as the Flying Spur sedan. More is always better, right? Continue Reading...

How Does a CVT Work?

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How Does a CVT Work?
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Automatic transmissions are HUGELY popular in North America. Europe is still a strong hold for the manual gearbox but on this side of the Atlantic self-shifters account for at least 90 percent of new-vehicle sales; the standard trans lost the market-share race decades ago and in spectacular fashion. Continue Reading...

Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Be Crash Free: Google Exec

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Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Be Crash Free: Google Exec
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Self-driving cars have been proclaimed as the solution to car accidents, removing the human risk factor from the equation, but those working on the technology say it won’t be perfect. Continue Reading...

Bentley “Power on Ice” Driving Experience Dates Announced for 2014

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Bentley will be returning to the far north of Finland early next year for its Power on Ice driving experience. Continue Reading...

Continental, Google, IBM Team up on Autonomous Cars

Continental, Google, IBM Team up on Autonomous Cars
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According to recent reports, Continental AG is in the final stages of an agreement with Google and IBM to develop a self-driving system for vehicles. Continue Reading...

Beam Me Up, Conti! Testing Tomorrow’s Car Tech, Today

Beam Me Up, Conti! Testing Tomorrow’s Car Tech, Today
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Adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist and blind-spot monitoring were the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago, but today these features are available on many reasonably priced, mass-market vehicles. Pushing driver assistance even further, Continental is developing a suite of advanced technologies with some pretty amazing capabilities. Continue Reading...

Continental’s “Driver Focus Vehicle” Showcases Future Tech to Curb Distracted Driving

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Continental’s “Driver Focus Vehicle” Showcases Future Tech to Curb Distracted Driving
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Every day across America 10 people die and more than 1,100 are injured because of distracted driving, according to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). But these tragedies don’t have to happen. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is Stability Control?

Under the Hood: What is Stability Control?
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AutoGuide’s last installment of “Under the Hood” investigated traction control; today it’s time to look at another safety feature. This one has nothing to do with gripping the road and everything to do with keeping your vehicle shiny-side up. Continue Reading...

Self-Driving Cars a Reality by 2025 Says Major Parts Supplier Continental

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Self-Driving Cars a Reality by 2025 Says Major Parts Supplier Continental
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Traffic, inclement weather and road construction add up to headaches and frustration for motorists. According to automotive supplier company Continental the typical driver spends an average 50 minutes per day commuting to work. Add it up and that’s roughly 300 hours per year that could be spent doing more productive things. Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is a Blue Blooded Beauty: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is a Blue Blooded Beauty: 2013 Detroit Auto Show
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Like a hurricane, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible blustered into Detroit’s COBO Hall earlier today. The opulent drop-top blew other cars and unsuspecting members of the media out of its path with a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder blast of internal-combustion fury. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is Traction Control?

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Under the Hood: What is Traction Control?
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Traction is important; it’s the difference between moving forward and sitting still. Without any friction between your vehicle’s tires and the road surface you’d never make it to work in the morning, let alone to that Grand Funk Railroad concert on Saturday night. Continue Reading...

First Supplier Approved to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada

First Supplier Approved to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada
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Like it or not, self-driving cars are the future of personal transportation. A diverse group of global companies ranging from Volvo to Google are feverishly developing systems to enable autonomous autos. Continue Reading...

Which Winter Tires are the Best?

Which Winter Tires are the Best?
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The winter season is underway, and many drivers still aren’t sure which tires are right for them. Fortunately, Consumer Reports has gone and tested just about every winter-tire available, and have ranked them from best to worst. Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental GT3 Makes North American Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show

Bentley Continental GT3 Makes North American Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show
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On the eve of the 2012 LA Auto Show‘s kickoff, Bentley unveiled its Continental GT3 Concept Racer in America for the first time. Continue Reading...

Bentley EXP 9 SUV Updates Coming, Continental GT to Get Radical Styling Changes

Bentley EXP 9 SUV Updates Coming, Continental GT to Get Radical Styling Changes
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When Bentley debuted the EXP 9 F, many automotive enthusiasts scratched their heads wondering what went wrong with its design. The automaker, however, continues to get positive feedback from its customers on the SUV concept and will be moving forward with its design. Continue Reading...

Best All Season, Winter Tires List Released by Consumer Reports

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Best All Season, Winter Tires List Released by Consumer Reports
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As the seasons begin to change and the temperatures drop, many motorists will be on the hunt for winter tires, or even just a set of new all-seasons. Well in advance of the snow, Consumer Reports has released a list of the best new all-season and winter tires to meet different traction needs with both… Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental Speed GT Video Released

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The Bentley Continental Speed GT made its North American debut over the weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and now Bentley has a released a video of the car taking laps around a track. Continue Reading...

Bentley Continental GT Speed Full Details Revealed

Bentley Continental GT Speed Full Details Revealed
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The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed model debuted at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but didn’t make its North American debut until this past weekend at Pebble Beach. Continue Reading...
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