Archive | February, 2015

protect your car from road salt

Six Steps to Stop Salt from Hurting Your Car

The Rust Belt got its name from the large concentration of industry in those states, with much of that concentration related to metalwork and manufacturing. Notoriously severe winters may also have contributed to the name, as the region is a pioneer of using salt and brine to de-ice roads. Salt lowers the freezing-point of water […]

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How to Drive in the Snow

This post originally appeared on the Leith Cars blog. Well, this day hasn’t gone as expected. It seems like it’s been a while since we woke up and were surprised by a sudden snowstorm. We can only imagine how much more unpleasant this weather is for people who had already set out on their commute […]

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The Best Car Review Ever Was Written for the BMW 2002

A couple of months ago, Jalopnik posted an article titled “Read The Car Review That Every Autojourno Has Tried To Copy.” We’ve only recently caught up with this piece, but imagine our pleasant surprised when we find the review in question is David E. Davis, jr.’s 1968 review of the BMW 2002. As Jalopnik’s editor […]

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Why do automakers camouflage cars?

If you follow a lot of car news, you’re probably familiar with the cycle that bloggers and journalists go through every time a new car is on its way to the street. There’s the initial announcement, followed by some teased sketches, then maybe a concept car or a prototype, and eventually the production model is […]

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