Helpful Automotive Resources
June 03, 2020 Why Are My Brakes Smoking?This can be a frightening scenario, especially for new drivers. Seeing smoke or smelling something burnt when stepping on the brakes is certainly not a good sign—but why is it happening?
August 05, 2020 How Do Car Brakes Work?Stepping on the pedal activates its lever and its connected piston. Powered by your foot, the lever forces a piston inside the master cylinder. The piston then displaces brake fluid out of the cylinder and into the lines that lead to either the brake calipers (in a disc brake system) October 08, 2020 Semifinalists for 2021 North American Car of the Year AnnouncedOther SUVs that received nominations are the Genesis GV80, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Seltos, Kia Sorento, Land Rover Defender, Mazda CX-30, Nissan Rogue, Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge, and Toyota’s RAV4 Prime and Venza as well as Chevrolet’s Tahoe, Suburban, and Trailblazer.
The Ford F-150 is in the running to becoming March 29, 2020 Volvo Recalls Over 120,000 Vehicles for Braking Defect Affected by the recall are all models from the 2019 and 2020 model years, including the S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, S+0L, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC40, XC60, and XC90. In short, the entire Volvo lineup.
Volvo said it will fix the problem by updating customers’ cars with March 05, 2020 Where BMW Went Wrong in AmericaInterestingly, BMW is not part of the picture as it announced over a year ago that the latest BMW 3 Series will not be coming to America. The same goes for the BMW 5 Series wagon, which has not been sold in the U.S. since the E60.
August 27, 2020 Ford Gives F-150 Additional Standard Safety TechThe decision will see Ford become the first American automaker to make the technology standard equipment on light-duty trucks. However, for the trucks’ Super Duty edition, automatic emergency braking will remain optional for the base model and standard on the higher trims.
Ford will be the first American automaker to make