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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Winter Driving Tips: Surviving Snowbound Traffic
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 […]
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 […]
Horsepower vs. Torque: A No Numbers Explanation
First of all, we’re not going to do any math. Or science. No math or science. This is a numbers-free space. We’re just not going to do it, and you can’t make us. We will apply a Seinfeldian linguistic analysis, however (don’t worry, it will only take a moment). Ahem: What’s the deal with torque? […]
How to Calculate MPG: How Fuel Efficient Are You?
We’ve syndicated this post from the Leith Cars Blog to help answer a frequently asked question. You’ve probably noticed the long, laborious disclaimer that shows up any time someone mentions a car’s MPG. You know, the whole spiel about how these numbers are based on EPA regulated testing and actual mileage depends on your […]