Modern technologies: do you remember Model A?

In 1903, Ford introduced one of the first mass-produced family vehicles, the Model A. With a top speed of 45 mph, the Model A came in a two- and fourseater model with a three-speed transmission.

The available options were a roof (rubber for $30 or leather for $50), a rear door and a rear tonneau, the rear compartment containing two seats for passengers. To top everything off, the Model A came from the factory only in red. Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of SAAB

The Saab story begins with a question: What dates mark the beginning and end of the company? If you look at the digital equivalent of Saab’s headstone, it would display the dates, 1947-2011. But that marker would not represent the whole story, not by a long shot. Svenska Aeroplan AB, later shortened to SAAB AB, SAAB, and finally restyled Saab, was founded in 1937, beginning life as an airplane manufacturer. Already, complication enters the story. Continue reading

How to Save Money on Your Monthly Fuel Costs

Savvy drivers are always on the lookout for ways to save money on their monthly petrol or diesel bills. And whilst we are fairly stable in terms of fuel costs in the UK at the moment, you never know when the next big price-hike is going to happen.

With this in mind, there’s no better time to join the masses trying to cut down their fuel costs. Continue reading

Has the Poor Reputation for Reliability of Spanish Cars Changed?

The Spanish automobile industry is the world’s eighth largest in today’s market. They were previously the fifth country in manufacturing but production decreased when Spanish car brands and manufacturers were either closed or taken over by foreign companies due to changes in government policy. While a number of brands are now defunct there is still one Spanish brand that thrives. The SEAT brand is currently the best-selling Spanish car with their Ibiza model holding the top selling position in the brand. While the reliability of SEAT cars and Spanish automobiles in general has come under scrutiny over the years reliability surveys have shown a steady positive shift in the reliability of these vehicles. Continue reading

What to Do If a Car Insurance Claim Settlement Is Taking Time

Generally, most auto insurance companies are good at settling claims. They know how important it is to compensate policyholders in a timely fashion. First step to avoid any problems down the road is to find a reputable insurer. You can check any insurer’s claim payment record with state insurance department. They usually make this information available publicly on their websites or provided it to you on request. Continue reading

How and why are Red Bull so much better?

No-one with even the faintest of interest in Formula One can failed to have noticed just how far out ahead are the Red Bull-Vettel combination this season. They have completely dominated both the Constructor’s Championship and the Driver’s Championship almost from the start of the season. Quite simply, they’re streets ahead of the competition. So why is that, exactly, will it change – and why is Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber currently such a distant fifth? Continue reading