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The latest on Airless Tires

When Robert Thomson invented the pneumatic tire over 150 years ago, a rubber doughnut filled with air was only one of several ideas he was working on. It seemed like a great idea but he wasn’t sure that it was possible to keep the air contained within the tire. Other... read more

Roof Racks a Drag on Fuel Economy

As you get ready to hit the road this summer, with the kids loaded inside and the bikes strapped to the roof of your car, you may want to stop and consider that the roof rack on your car may be costing you as much as 25 percent more in gas. In the first study of its... read more

Maybe 12 volts isn’t enough

In the early part of the 1900s, all cars had 6 volt electrical systems.  Back then a 6 volt system was perfectly capable of powering the starter, lights and other accessories that the cars and trucks of the time had in them. Things changed in the 1950s, though. In the... read more

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6

An engine that already powers up to 90 per cent of Land Rovers in Europe finally makes its way to North America under the hood of the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6. Although the engine’s appearance on this side of the pond is enough for Land Rover fans to... read more

Bill Seeks to Restrict Zinc Use in Tires

A new bill introduced in California on Feb. 18, 2016 suggests creating restrictions on the use of zinc or zinc oxide in tires in the state. This legislation could in turn ban the sale of tires containing a specific amount of zinc. The tire industry is the largest... read more

HUBB permanent oil filter

HUBB’s spin-on oil filter’s patented filter-in-a-filter design uses surgical stainless steel weave rather than the paper of conventional filters to improve oil flow by five times, while capturing more contaminants from combustion so engine oil stays... read more

Do cruise controls really save gas?

Cruise controls are devices that allow a car to maintain a constant speed regardless of driving conditions. What that really means is when going up and down hills on the highway, the device keeps your speed the same. Cruise controls have been around for decades and... read more