custom tires

Stand Out: Customize Your Tires

Today, you’re encouraged to be unique and to be an individual. Standing out in a crowd can be difficult, but custom tires can up your unique quotient. With a few simple additions to your wheels, you can make the quickest great first impression (depending on how fast you drive). Just as every person has a unique personality, every car should too, including your wheels! Here are some unique ways to spice up your … Continue reading

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Smartphone App to Replace Volvo Car Keys

What are you more addicted to: your phone or your car keys? So which one do you lose or misplace more often? My hunch is that you care more about your phone than your keys. If that’s the case, then you just might be interested in Volvo’s announcement to replace car keys with a new smartphone app. Part of our daily digital experience is having everything we need everywhere at … Continue reading

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How Extreme Cold Affects Your Tires

Tires are exposed to harsh environmental conditions depending on your region, be it hot or cold. Not to mention the stress your driving can put on them in those conditions. Extreme heat adds stress to your tires and can result in a dangerous blowout while driving. Older tires are obviously more at risk, but you should always remember to check your tires for any cracking, underinflation, or damage of any … Continue reading

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Are Self-Driving Cars the Future of Public Transportation?

Today’s self-driving cars are just that — cars as we currently know them, but with the added capability of autonomous or semiautonomous navigation. But Italian engineer and industrial designer Tommaso Gecchelin has a different self-driving car in mind. It doesn’t look anything like a car, and it can link up with other units to create modular bus-like things of any length. Imagine an individual pod picking you up from your house, … Continue reading

All Wheel Drive Vs Four Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive Vs. Four-Wheel Drive

First things first. What the heck is the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? Well there is a difference even though these terms are often used interchangeably, yet the terms are most certainly not interchangeable. All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive refer to systems that differ with varying results. If you’re thinking about how great your four-wheel or all-wheel drive will be this winter, here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading

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Coloring in 3D is Now Possible with the 3Doodler Pen

What do automakers, artists, and technology all have in common? Quite a bit, actually. All are in the business of creating something new, of innovating and evolving. That’s why so many automakers support various artistic endeavors (think BMW Films or Lexus Amazing in Motion). So it’s really no surprise that GMC would support the 3Doodler pen. And as far as I’m concerned, this is one of the coolest things I’ve … Continue reading

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A Real Hoverboard by Lexus

Lexus has made a hoverboard. A real hoverboard. A working hoverboard. They call it Slide, and it’s the latest in Lexus’s Amazing in Motion series. I won’t bore you with technicalities of the hoverboard by Lexus, like superconductors, liquid nitrogen, or natural bamboo. Just watch and see for yourself: So. Stinking. Awesome! I want one now. Yes, I would most certainly fall and injure myself, most likely breaking a bone … Continue reading

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Racing Tires vs Street Tires

Some folks say tires all look the same. I’ve said it myself. And while technically tires do have visible differences, it’s only if you take a close look. Unless you’re comparing racing tires and street tires. In this case, the differences are pretty obvious, even to non-tire nerds. Why so different? Because race tires and passenger tires are designed for completely different uses. Racing slicks are all about getting as … Continue reading

vinli

Vinli is Almost Here!

Last September, former RightTurn blogger Jeff wrote about Vinli, a device that claims to add new technology to old cars. Being the data nerd that I am, I went ahead and preordered a Vinli that very same day. At that time, there were two versions of Vinli. I went with the $50 Vinli Basic version that would connect my car to my smartphone. I wasn’t ready to fork out $150 … Continue reading

Virtual Traffic Lights

Cut Your Commute in Half with Virtual Traffic Lights

I’m a Michigan driver. Some call us “bad drivers” but I think “efficient” is more accurate. We have somewhere to go, and we want to get there. And if you’re driving slow in the fast lane or waving us on at a four-way stop when it was your turn in the first place (you’re not being polite, you’re just wasting everyone’s time), you’re going to drive us fricking insane. But … Continue reading