- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
Let’s be real; speed is fun. And while we of course can’t condone routinely, flagrantly ignoring the posted speed limit every time you get behind the wheel, we know how it goes. You take the long way home from work one day, hop onto your favorite local switchback, and decide to open ‘er up. Suddenly, you glance down at the speedometer and find that you’re trundling along at above legal speeds. Not a great time to come across local law enforcement, you decide, but before you even have a chance to lift off the pedal, you see the dreaded flashing red and blue lights in your rearview.
Since Ford decided to resurrect the legendary Bronco name for an all-new rugged, offroad-capable sport utility vehicle, there’s been renewed interest in the Bronco’s long and storied lineage – and deservedly so, because the classic Ford Bronco is a true dream machine. Owners are treated to a handsome, maneuverable four-wheel-drive overlander with a custom ladder frame and a choice of plucky six- and eight-cylinder engine options. But as with any aging vehicle, the question with first-generation Ford Bronco ownership eventually becomes: how do you improve the reliability and drivability of the vehicle without ruining its character? The classic Ford Bronco is by this point half-a-century old, after all, and while Ford’s engineers did a remarkable job designing it, they were constrained to the technologies of the day: carburetors, point-style distributors, and the like.
One of the joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to see family and friends that live far away. Unfortunately, this often involves more than a simple journey of “over the river and through the wood.” Crowded highways are the new normal, resulting in greater exposure to potential accidents. Many drivers will be travelling in unfamiliar areas, which could lead to distractions from checking the GPS. Winter weather can be unpredictable, making the roads themselves dangerous, and there is always the unfortunate possibility that revelers will hit the road before they’ve completely sobered up. The best defense against unforeseen misfortune is preparedness. If you take the time to prepare your vehicle and make sure your coverage is up to date, you’ll be able to hit the road with confidence!
When gearheads open their wallets and bank accounts for car upgrades, most of us have speed on the brain. New engine parts, power adders, and aero trickery are just a few of the categories we click when shopping for ways to improve our ride. But those of use with a few years behind the wheel know that better stopping power can sometimes be a better spend of money. To paraphrase an old Pirelli tag line, power is nothing without control.
It happens to – and sometimes sneaks up on – even the most conscientious of car owners: life gets busy and suddenly one finds their trusty vehicle needs a repair. Whether it’s the frustrating experience of twisting a car’s key and getting a fistful of no-go or the gradual wearing of a suspension part, just about every driver needs to sink some money into vehicle repair at some point.
According to the EPA, “greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation account for about 27 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor of U.S. GHG emissions.” And with almost 95% of American households owning at least one vehicle, it remains vital that American drivers—particularly those with traditional, gas-powered cars—try to adopt eco-friendly driving and car-care habits. The good news? It’s a lot easier than you might think.