Four Iconic Muscle Cars

1987 Buick GNX The Grand National was a product of Buick’s NASCAR Grand Nationals success in 1981 and 1982. In its first model year, the 1982 Regal Grand National had a naturally-aspirated V6 engine (though Buick made 35 Grand Nationals with the turbocharged V6...

Why Do We Use Alternators?

The electricity in your car is DC (Direct Current) but your alternator produces AC (Alternating Current.) Isn’t that kind of weird? It’s perfectly easy to get a device that takes rotational energy and makes DC but that isn’t the case today. Why is that? A quick phone...

Automotive Safety Advances

In terms of safety, today’s cars are light years ahead of yesterday’s cars. There are hundreds of safety features in every car sold in the US, many of which are part of the car structure itself. The result is that deaths and injuries due to car accidents have declined...

When Engine Mounts Go Bad

When your car’s engine is running, there all sorts of metal things – like pistons, crankshafts, cams, rotating and pounding away. It should be of little surprise that the engine tends to move around a bit during operation. Fortunately, you won’t feel any of this...

The Big, Old Cars Are Safer?

Your Dad wanted you to drive a big car. His reasoning was simple, if you get into a bad car accident, the occupants of a big, old car will fare better. After all, everyone in a big car is surrounded by a heavy steel cage, nothing is going to penetrate something that...