By James Osborne Updated 10:01 am, Monday, May 14, 2018 Photo: Daniel Acker / Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A Phillips 66 logo is seen on a gas pump as a car is filled a Beck's station in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, March 5, 2012. Prices have increased 15 percent this year and are 7.8 percent higher than a year earlier. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg less A Phillips 66 logo is seen on a gas pump as a car is filled a Beck's station in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, March 5, 2012. Prices have increased 15 percent this year and are 7.8 percent higher than a ... more Photo: Daniel Acker / Bloomberg Is Trump backing off opposition to new car mileage standard? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is showing signs it might be willing to back off its hard line … [Read more...] about Is Trump backing off opposition to new car mileage standard?
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Most of us know the new-car basic warranty, often referred to as the "bumper-to-bumper warranty," is designed to protect the owner against any factory defects during the first few years of ownership. But did you know this coverage doesn't actually apply to the bumpers? The vehicle's bumpers are considered body panels and so aren't covered.The basic warranty is just one kind of coverage that comes standard on a new car. Here's an overview of new-car warranties and seven things you might not know about them:WARRANTY BASICSA new car comes with a basic or limited warranty, which covers everything except body panels, drivetrain components and wear-and-tear items such as brake pads, oil filters and wiper blades.It also comes with a drivetrain warranty, which covers most of the parts that make the car move, such as the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft. Most carmakers provide roadside assistance. Some also offer free maintenance for a period of time.FINE PRINT ON 10-YEAR … [Read more...] about Edmunds: 7 things you may not know about new car warranties
To million of gamers the world over, Yoshi is an anthropomorphic dinosaur that serves as Mario and Luigi’s friendly sidekick. But to car owners in a handful of U.S. cities, the famous name is taking on a completely different meaning. Founded in 2016, Palo Alto-based startup Yoshi is an on-demand car maintenance platform that delivers gas to your automobile, as well as handling related tasks, such as oil changes, cleaning, and more — all while your car is parked just where you left it. Drivers can order the service directly from the Android or iOS mobile app. Of course, this does come at a cost. Fuel delivery varies by region, but it should be around $7 for the service — plus the price of the gas. Drivers can also elect to pay a $20 monthly membership, which includes free weekly deliveries. Elsewhere, a basic wash can cost around $45, with a full “detail” clean setting you back $175, though prices may be higher in areas such as San Francisco. Above: … [Read more...] about GM and ExxonMobil lead $13.7 million investment in on-demand car care startup Yoshi
1 Volvo 240 (1975–1993) If there was a car that defined boxy but beautiful, it would have to be the Volvo. These machines were so square that the later higher-powered versions became known as turbo bricks. These 240 turbo models were quick, hitting 60 mph in less than 8 seconds—not bad for 1985. But all 240s are known for exemplary reliability, safety, and roominess. The trunks are incredibly large for such a diminutive car, a fact that's especially true for the wagons, which could swallow 71 cubic feet of stuff with the rear seat down. Hey, right angles are perfect for fitting lots of gear. And don't forget: Volvo 240s were rated to tow 3300 pounds. A modern Jeep Wrangler needs a "tow package" to handle as much. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 BMW M3 (1988–1991) The E30 BMW, otherwise known as the generation of 3-Series that ran from 1984 to 1991, was an icon for the '80s and a design blueprint for other … [Read more...] about The 25 Greatest Boxy Cars of All Time
Developed by Mavizon Technologies from Louisville, Kentucky, AutoBot offers control over your car via a smartphone. The AutoBot device goes into the OBD-II connector, provided that your car is newer than 1996 - you know, that thing, where they plug their contraptions in at the DMV. There is a dedicated Web site for syncing, integrating it with different services such as IM and online mapping, which can be reached with a browser, or a dedicated iPhone and Android apps, which are in the works.AutoBot makes it easier to locate your car if it gets stolen, or you simply don't recall where you parked. The device can also send messages to friends and family after a crash. Other useful stuff includes locking and unlocking doors, bringing up windows, checking up diagnostics, receiving oil change and tire rotation alerts, or just examining your driving patterns.Installing AutoBot should be as simple as plugging in a new car stereo, and the device will cost around $300. The iPhone and Android … [Read more...] about AutoBot will let you control your car with iPhone and Android apps