Summer Riding Is Nearly Here: How To Prepare Your Bike After Months of not Being Ridden
2023 Nissan Z – What Really Changed Under the Skin
The truth is that, at its core, the Nissan Z is underpinned by a platform that’s been used for decades. And, with the Infiniti engine under the hood with the very same output found in the Red Sport models, it’s easy to assume that Nissan simply cobbled a bunch of stuff together from existing parts bins into a new body and called it a day. That actually couldn’t be further from the truth, though, and you’ll be surprised to know just what happened below the skin to make the Nissan Z so new that it will drive better than any Z car that came before it.
The Rise and Fall of the Rotary Engine
In 1954, a German Engineer called Felix Wankel developed what he thought was going to be the next revolution in internal combustion technology. The biggest gripe that Wankel had with the existing engine technology was the harshness and vibrations that transferred through to the cabin. He decided to bypass this problem by creating an engine that had just two moving parts, making it a lot smaller than a conventional combustion engine, all while achieving the refinement levels that he desired.
Unfortunately for him, his invention was still crude and it was Hanns Dieter Paschke, an engineer from NSU who extensively reworked it to make it suitable for road use and mass production. His improved engine design was officially called the "KKM 57P" and this became the blueprint for all Rotary-powered vehicles.
7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
The Nissan GT-R boasts one of the biggest and most fanatic cult followings of any car, easily rivaling that of the Porsche 911. And just like Porsche 911 enthusiasts, the GT-R fan bae can be divided into people who enjoy the newer R35 GT-R that has nothing to do with the Skyline name and those who covet the older GT-Rs, based on the Nissan Skyline. When we talk about the latter, the ultimate embodiment of the Nissan Skyline is considered the GT-R R34, which was the final evolution of the R32 GT-R that earned the Godzilla nickname. Here are seven facts you may not know about the ultimate Skyline.
The Ultimate Guide To The Porsche 997 And All Its Versions
A certain percentage of car enthusiasts lust after the Porsche 911. The rear-engine sports car from the 1960s is currently in its eighth generation, the 992, but for many, it was the Porsche 997 that’s considered the last truly old-school 911. With many looking to acquire one of these modern German classics, it’s only fair to get familiar with the sixth-generation 911, produced between 2005 and 2013, to find out which 997 is the one for you.
When GM Destroyed Opel’s Hopes Of Becoming a Luxury Brand
Since the invention of the automobile, there have been numerous manufacturers giving us their own version of the car. Opel – the German carmaker, based in Russelsheim – is among the oldest manufacturers and like many others, it did not start out as a carmaker. Nowadays, Opel is known as a company that makes mass-produced and relatively cheap vehicles, but did you know it was on its way to becoming a luxury carmaker? Here’s a short history of how GM made that impossible.
Everything You Need to Know About Audi’s CPO Warranty
Audi is a brand that defines luxury and German engineering which makes pre-owned Audis extremely desirable. A Certified Pre-Owned Audi is perhaps the best and safest options thanks to the extensive inspection each vehicle has to go through to get a CPO status from Audi. And is the case with any good pre-owned, there is the reassurance of Audi’s CPO warranty.
In this article, we shall take a detailed look at Audi’s Certified Pre-Owned by assessing parameters such as coverage options, duration of coverage, and options for long-term protection. We shall also compare the Audi CPO program to some of the other top contenders to see if it’s worth it. We shall look into third-party extended warranty providers and for extended coverage.
Everything You Need to Know About Subaru’s CPO Warranty
Subaru is yet another Japanese brand known for Japanese ingenuity and inducibility. Their success in World Rally and amongst the American market is proof that the Japs know how to get things done.
Subaru’s Certified Pre-Owned program reflects the brand’s ability to understand the American demographic. There CPO program is accompanied by a generous warranty, reassuring the buyers of the quality of the pre-owned vehicles that’s got Subaru’s stamp of approval. In spite of all these advantages, there are a few things you should know, so in this article, we shall discuss the perks, advantages as well as shortcomings of a Subaru CPO warranty. We shall also look into some of the best third-party extended warranty plans to ensure continued coverage long after the factory warranty runs out.
What You Need to Know About Mercedes’ Warranty
Your new Mercedes might be nice, but did you know that it only comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty that covers the powertrain, corrosion preformation, and even includes roadside assistance. It’s a good thing, too, when you consider that the Mercedes parts catalog is ripe with parts that don’t fall on the cheap side. If the warranty booklet isn’t exactly written in your language (don’t feel bad, there’s a lot of fine print for a reason) that’s okay because everything you need to know about your Mercedes warranty is right here. Let’s take a closer look at Mercedes’s factory and extended warranty plans.
These Are The Fastest Ferraris Ever Produced
What is the fastest Ferrari? That’s one of the most common questions being asked among the car community. However, there are so many ways to deal with this question. Is it fastest in terms of top speed or probably acceleration? Ferraris, however, excel in various metrics. One may have the highest top speed, but it won’t have the fastest 0-62 mph time. So with all factors considered, here are the fastest Ferraris ever produced, along with all the important metrics you need to know.
Can I Service My Own Car Under Warranty?
Car maintenance is essential not just for your car but also to keep enjoying the benefits of your extended warranty. While most people prefer taking their cars to the nearest workshop for routine maintenance, some prefer the DIY route. However, does service your own car risk voiding your warranty? In this article, we look at the dos and don’ts of servicing your car. We look at the cost and correct methods of servicing a vehicle that’s under warranty.
The Finer Details of Porsches Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
There is the German way of doing things and then there’s the Porsche way of doing things. Known for their psychotic attention to detail and cutting-edge innovation, this iconic Stuttgart-based automaker is all set to transform the world of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars.
In this article, we will discuss how Porsche’s CPO program differs in key aspects from other CPO programs and most importantly simplifies the process of owning your dream Porsche without having to worry about quality-related issues. We will also take a look at Porsche’s Vehicle Service Protection Plans and some of the best-extended warranty providers in the business to safeguard your new or used Porsche.
Tesla’s Warranty Detailed (2022)
Tesla vehicles are the embodiment of the future of mobility on four wheels. But with all this technological wizardry and seamless integration on board, even a minor fault can quickly turn into a catastrophic money pit. So in this article, we shall take an in-depth look at Tesla’s factory warranty and we will try to walk you through the kind of coverage that one can expect with a Tesla EV.
We shall also look at options for extended protection and even explore some of the best third-party extended warranty options to safeguard your Tesla’s electric drivetrain.
The Worst Extended Car Warranty Companies and How to Avoid Them
The extended warranty market has gotten out of hand. At one point the third-party market was nonexistent and the only way to get an extended warranty was to get one from the manufacturer. But the landscape has changed since the dawn of the 21st century. There are more third-party warranty providers than ever before and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. In a bid to get a piece of the action a lot of third-party warranty providers have popped up that are up to no good. In this article, we’ll look at how to avoid such companies.
BMW Extended Warranty - What You Need to Know
Modern BMW cars are technological marvels and are still considered some of the best driving machines in the modern-day automotive landscape. But in recent years, they have developed a bit of a reputation for being unreliable and overly complicated to fix. This is why BMW owners are recommended to buy an extended warranty plan be it a factory extended warranty or once provided by a third-party vendor.
In this article, we take an in-depth look at BMW’s factory extended warranty plan and we shall also examine the best third-party options to assure great coverage for your BMW. Depending on how often you drive your BMW and how long you intend to keep it, one of these could be a better choice for you. When shopping for a third-party extended warranty, we recommend you get quotes from multiple providers for the best possible deal for your BMW.
These Are The Fastest Lamborghinis Ever Produced
Over the years, Lamborghini has produced a plethora of wild supercars. From the Miura to the Diablo and now the Aventador, these flagships that have represented the pinnacle of the Italian brand’s performance and design prowess always had two things in common—a V-12 engine and a rear mid-engine layout. Unsurprisingly, most of the cars on this list also follow this formula, but as a sign of the times, this list surprisingly consists of the brand’s only second SUV in its history.
What Most People Look For In an Extended Warranty
There comes a time in a car owner’s life when their factory warranty is about to expire and they sit and contemplate whether they need an extended warranty or not. An extended warranty, better known as a service contract covers unexpected repair costs due to mechanical breakdowns or failures just like a factory warranty. In this article, we will try and simplify the process of finding an extended warranty that suits your needs by streamlining the decision-making process based on simple parameters.
Unibody Trucks - the Ultimate Guide
Pickup trucks have been the best sellers in the U.S. for a very long time. In fact, in 2021, the top-three selling vehicles were the Ford F-Series, the Ram pickup, and the Chevy Silverado. This should give you an idea as to how popular pickup trucks are Stateside. While these utility vehicles are getting better in terms of looks, features, and overall premium vibes, they still don’t offer the best ride quality or good fuel economy. But, there is a solution for this – unibody trucks.
Unibody trucks aren’t considered real trucks by a lot of people, mainly because they can’t be taken on any path and can’t tow as much as a traditional body-on-frame truck. However, unibody pickups offer crossover-like handling, ride quality, and fuel efficiency, thus giving you a sweet mix of both worlds. There aren’t a lot of unibody trucks on sale today, but we’ve listed them out here. Before we start with it, let’s get to some basic questions and answers about unibody trucks and designs.
Most Beautiful Cars In The World
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, design and style is an extremely subjective affair. Now coming up with a list of the most beautiful cars in the world was a real challenge.
There are practically hundreds if not thousands of fantastic-looking automobiles to have come out over the past century, but the 25 examples that I’ve listed in this post sure are some of the very best ones out there. They mainly include cars conceived by the big five Italian styling houses from the early ’50s through the 80s.