Car Thieves Using Minor Accidents to Steal Cars

If you have been in a minor car accident, your first instinct may be to get out and check for damage. However, it may be best to drive to a public place before doing so. This is because thieves have been creating small accidents as an excuse to lure a driver out of his or her car. Once the driver has left the vehicle, another person then jumps in and drives away with the vehicle.   Women Are Frequently Targeted   Women tend to be targeted more often than men in such schemes. However, men could find themselves vulnerable to these types of tactics as well. If possible, the best thing to do may be to get the license plate number of the car that hit your vehicle. From there, you can contact the police and ask them to come to the scene of the accident. An officer can then get the necessary information from the driver that caused the crash whether you choose to get out of your car or not.   Watch Out for the Passenger   Typically, the passenger in the vehicle that hits yours is the one who will attempt to drive off in your car or truck. Therefore, be especially wary of getting out of your automobile if you notice that there is more than […]

GM Gluing Cars Together To Save Weight and Money

GM taking the world by storm with its newest idea for the future of cars, trucks, and SUV’s It’s all about finding changes that can positively impact the environment, and to bring to the consumer a better gas mileage for the vehicle they are about to purchase, which is in many times attributed to the weight of the vehicle. Rather than trying to change the engine of many of their vehicles, or making them electrically run, GM has just introduced the new 2017 GMC Acadia with a new concept. Instead of joining the vehicle body components with rivets and traditional welds, GM is using adhesives of aircraft grade along seams to produce a stiffer body style that leads to needing less steel in the process. Their end result was a reduction in weight of about 700 pounds, and a more efficient gas mileage of 23 miles per gallon, compared to the Acadia’s original 18 miles per gallon. Using the adhesive gluing of the vehicle components has been a less drastic change while creating a monumental difference in weight and gas efficiency.   Is this concept safe, and how does it work?   Many people may be under the assumption that this practice is seemingly unsafe. However, the practice of gluing and using advanced adhesive processes has been used on the […]

The Venerated Silk Road Project

Those among us who remember when Toyota, Honda and even Mitsubishi made sports cars, likely lamented the passing of the venerated Supra, Prelude and 3000GT, shuffled off production lines, and summarily relegated to the collective dustbin of history! Honda consistently rumors that they are making a new Prelude, but it appears Toyota has teamed up with BMW and are putting their money into a joint-venture (FT-1 concept) Supra. Car enthusiasts will likely let out cacophonous howls as they dream of driving a Supra again! As for the name, I may have gotten a little carried away, as it is not yet in stone. It could be Supra, it could be 2000GT, or perhaps something else. The name aside, this car is going to be coming to dealerships soon, likely in the next calendar year. This great new sports car, that will share market space with the likes of the Ford Mustang for example, will come in a coupe, as well as convertible models, and the BMW partnership will bring credibility to the project. The BMW Z4 is the only car in the combined car lines of these 2 companies that even comes close to the FT-1 concept car. This concept car will likely be a replacement model for BMW’s Z4, but that which lacks all of the goodies of the […]