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  • 13 Great Cars Nobody Bought in 2016

    Buy these cars. Please. Do it. Volkswagen Golf R - 4493 It might be the performance version of Europe's most famous hatch, but that didn't convince Americans the Golf R was a good buy. Despite its good looks, 292-horsepower turbocharged engine, and all-wheel-drive system, VW moved just around 4500 Golf Rs in the year of 2016. Compare that to the aging WRX and STi, which sold almost ten ...

  • Automakers Will Make Automatic Braking Systems Standard in New Cars

    A BMW 5 series sedan with auto-braking technology during a test for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. CreditInsurance Institute for Highway Safety DETROIT — Federal regulators said on Friday that 10 automakers had agreed to install automatic braking systems, which use sensors to detect potential collisions, as standard equipment in new vehicles. But the automakers have not set a tim...

  • WHAT DO BRAKES DO?

    WHAT DO BRAKES DO? The simple answer: they slow you down. The complex answer: brakes are designed to slow down a vehicle but probably not by the means that many people think. The common misconception is that brakes squeeze against a drum or disc, and the pressure of the squeezing action is what slows the car down. This in fact is only part of the equation. Brakes are essentially a mechanism to cha...

  • EMBRACING NEW BRAKE TECHNOLOGY

    There have been many recent advancements in brake system technology, with plenty more yet to come. These advancements will provide fresh challenges to aftermarket repair shops. A generation or two ago, the buzz in the brake world was the shift from drum to disc technology. But innovation didn’t stop there. Brake technology has continued to evolve, through passive, active, integrated and, most...

  • Brake Pad Technology – What’s New In Brake Pads

    Disc Brake Pad Technology Helps Your Brake System Pull Out All the Stops. Disc brake pads are to brakes what a camshaft is to an engine. Where a cam is critical for defining an engine’s power potential, brake pads are vital for successfully and repeatedly decelerating a vehicle. Experienced hot rodders know there are a ton of variables when it comes to cam selection, with no one grind being th...

  • Ford's Smart Brakes Light Up Dashboard Of Car Behind You

    The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups. Say you're taking a romantic, winding drive through the mountains. The car in front of you at some point might disappear around a corner. It might also encounter a family of adorable baby quail scurrying across the road just beyond the bend, and decide to slow to a stop to avoid them. You di...

  • Developments in Automotive Brake Technology: The Future of Braking

    The brakes are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on a vehicle. Not surprisingly, braking is an exciting area for development within the automotive industry with a number of technologies competing to improve safety and overall efficiency. "New brake systems and the electrification of all auxiliary drives in the vehicle will make the conventional brake systems obsolete. That's ...

  • Electric Driven Intelligent Brake

    Safe braking EVs and hybrid vehicles use regenerative braking, which utilizes the motor to convert the kinetic energy during deceleration into electrical energy. With energy regeneration, an EV is able to run on less electricity and a hybrid vehicle on less fuel. The EDIB (Electric Driven Intelligent Brake) allows and controls optimization of the regenerative brake and regular friction brake (hyd...

  • the DBC Posi-Carbon Performance Brake Pads

    DBC Posi-Carbon Brakes Pads – Semi Metallic, Ceramic, or Extended Wear DBC Posi-Carbon Brake Pads speaks for itself. The “Posi” in DBC Posi-Carbon brake pads means these pads are positive mold. What the heck is positive mold? Positive mold (Image #1 below) is a Original Equipment Manufacture process in making an OEM brake pad. DBC Posi-Carbon Positive Mold Process DBC Posi-Carbon Positive Mold Pro...

  • How to Fix Squeaky Brakes on Audi and BMW Vehicles

    Squeaky brakes can occur for many reasons. Most brake pads are designed to start making noise when they are worn down to the last 25%. This squeaky or squealing noise can be an indicator that it is time to have your brakes inspected and possibly replaced. Brake noise can occur for other reasons than worn out pads, however.   Squeaky brakes can occur for many reasons. Most brake pads are design...

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  • Your 10 Best Bets For Investing In A Classic Car

    It used to be that Classic Cars were always a good financial investment. Particularly if kept pristine and lovingly cared for. Today, however, that’s not necessarily the case and some older cars aren’t even worth what they were when they were originally on the market. Counting upkeep, it seems that often classic cars can’t always deliver financially the way they used to. Except for these! Here are...

  • WRX family continues to be the best bang-for-your-buck

    Sorry, Subie fans – despite the recent debut of the 2017 Impreza hatch, there is no WRX/STI 5-door quite yet. If you can make do with the sedan body style, both the WRX and the STI went under the knife for a minor refresh, available for the 2018 model year. Neither car gets any boost in power, remaining the same 268-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four in the WRX and the same 305-hp 2.5-liter ...

  • Callaway ‘AeroWagon’ Corvette shooting brake first look

      It was in 2013 that Chevrolet tuner extraordinaire Callaway first previewed the design of a shooting brake based on the C7 Corvette. Since then, the company has been gauging market interest and further developing the design. On Friday, Callaway finally unveiled its Corvette shooting brake and confirmed the vehicle’s debut at the 2017 Michelin NCM Bash, the annual get-together at the National C...

  • BMW M6 - A Beast

    Blending a tasteful yet aggressive design with extraordinary performance, the M6 is a sexy beast indeed. Power comes from a 560-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 mated to a seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual. Offered as a coupe or convertible, one might not expect such brutish power in what is a comfortable and cosseting car, but that’s exactly why we like it. Despite being more agile than the ...

  • 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Priced From $78,995

    The newest candidate for American supercar stardom now has a price, and it’s a remarkable one: $78,995 with delivery. If you’d prefer a convertible, it’ll start at $83,995. That’s just $121.53 per horsepower (or per pound-foot of torque). While it’s not the screaming power-per-dollar bargain of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat (a mere $84.85 per hp), the 2015 Corvette Z06 is much more than a one-...

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  • Why Disc Brakes?

    Why Disc Brakes? Mountain bikes first used cantilever brakes; next, direct-pull brakes, which avoided the risk of snagging a transverse cable on a knobby tire. But mountain-bike rims are often wet, muddy and warped, making for problems with any rim brakes. Disc brakes have become increasingly popular on mountain bikes and are gaining some popularity for other bicycles.. John Olsen, expert mountai...

  • Should be Replaced as Sets

    Years ago my dad had a Dodge St. Regis as a company car. It would have been a more reliable car if the car dealer that took care of maintenance had not persisted in replacing one part at a time. It was towed out of the driveway because of minor problems like a bad spark plug wire and then returned with only one spark plug wire replaced. The seven old spark plug wires left on the engine meant more ...

  • 2015 BMW M3 / M4 first drive review

        2015 BMW M3 / M4 first drive review Coupe-like crossovers, carbon-bodied sportscars, urban-mode city hatchbacks--BMW can build them all, but when it gets placed in the balances and judged by its hardcore enthusiast audience, the only BMW that matters is the M3. It's the critical nuclear core of the brand and a bellwether for Bimmerphiles and the wider auto realm alike. If a c...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS first ride review

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is in the midst of a run of performance cars like we have never seen before. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs are arriving right now. Next up is the all-wheel-drive Focus RS, followed by the SVT Raptor, and then the king of them all, the reborn GT. The 2016 Focus RS isn't due to hit dealer showrooms until next Spring, but Ford is far enough along in the developmen...

  • Lexus unveils new F-Sport performance accessory range

    Lexus unveils new F-Sport performance accessory range   It seems this year’s SEMA Show had almost as many official presentations as the true aftermarket guys and we’re not just talking regular production cars with shiny wheels and a new coat of paint. This year saw a number of carmakers unveil their own interior accessories, entire stand alone engine kits and factory-backed performance parts....

  • Will Brakes Of Tomorrow Rely On Supercapacitors Instead Of Friction?

      Advances in material science aside, not much has changed with vehicle braking systems over the past 200 years. While today’s antilock, six-piston caliper, carbon-ceramic rotor braking systems may not resemble the leather-pad-against-wooden-wheel systems found on early coaches, friction is still the deciding factor behind stopping. Friction creates heat, and heat can have a negative effect on ...

  • Drilled, slotted, or vented; which brake rotors are best?

    Drilled, slotted, or vented; which brake rotors are best? Without question, brakes are the most powerful system on your vehicle. No matter how much horsepower you have, none of it’s of any use if you can’t scrub off enough speed to keep from rear-ending the car in front of you. Your factory brakes provide ample stopping power for your casual commute or the occasional unforeseen panic stop, but f...

  • Brake Dust what is it and what causes it?

    Brake Dust what is it and what causes it? Brake Dust on On Cars and trucks The unsightly brake dust that we all see on automotive wheels is 92% Fe which simply put is in part iron caused by abrasion of the cast iron brake rotor by the pad and secondly fibers from the semi metallic elements of the brake pad. The remainder of the dust residue is carbon content within the brake pad. 99% of automotive...

  • Brake Discs VS Brake Drums

    Brake technology, just like suspension technology and fuel-system technology, has come a long way in recent years. What began in the '60s as a serious attempt to provide adequate braking for performance cars has ended in an industry where brakes range from supremely adequate to downright phenomenal. The introduction of components like carbon fiber, sintered metal and lightweight steel, along with...

  • Buying and fitting new brake pads for your car

    Buying and fitting new brake pads for your car Brake pads and discs or rotors can be home fitted by most mechanically minded folks observing safety guidelines especially with the use of a suitable manual.   The choice of pad brands is endless so this short guide gives you some insight from a manufacturer who blends its own pads, produces them 100% in the UK and makes some of the finest pads on t...

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