What Car Trends Can We Expect in 2019?

The automotive industry is continually changing, and new technology is coming to the market faster than we can keep up with. 2019 looks like it’s going to be a fantastic year for the auto industry. What new trends can we expect to see? Here are five of them. 1. Electric Vehicle Growth Nearly every manufacturer has at least one electric vehicle in their lineup currently, and that trend will continue to grow in 2019. BMW, for example, is planning on mass producing electric cars by 2020. The total number of genuinely electric vehicle sales for 2018 is expected to reach 1.4 million units and will continue to grow in 2019. Many companies, such as Tesla and Shell, are currently constructing electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S and Europe, making traveling by electric car more accessible than ever before. 2. More Trucks, Fewer Sedans Sedans are popular for their fuel …

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The Best States to Own a Car In

You can own a car in any state in the country, but some places are better than others when it comes to car ownership. If you’re thinking of moving shortly, you may be wondering about the best states to own a car in. Here’s our list of the seven best states for purchasing a vehicle, ranked from lowest to highest. 7. Oregon The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place if you don’t mind some cold weather. Oregon, in particular, is a great place for car owners — especially if you’re purchasing a new or new-to-you car. Purchasing fees and taxes in the Beaver State are among the lowest in the country, averaging one percent and rarely exceeding $150. If you’ve got your eyes on an expensive new luxury car, this is the state for you. 6. Utah If you’re going offroad, take a trip to Utah. Moab, Utah is consistently …

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Novitec to Release Limited Edition N-LARGO McLaren 720S

The McLaren 720s is already a supercar in its own right with a 4.0L V8 engine that generates 710 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. How can you improve on that kind of engineering perfection? By putting even more power under the hood and reworking the exterior, which is precisely what Novitec Group set out to do with their new N-LARGO. Let’s take a closer look at this super limited edition supercar and see just what they’ve changed. Novitec Group Novitec Group, based in Stetten, Germany, is no stranger to luxury cars and the amazing things that you can do with them. In the past, they’ve worked on everything from Ferrari and Tesla to Maserati and Rolls Royce, turning each car into a wonder of automotive engineering. Launched in 1989 by Wolfgang Hagedorn, this company has focused almost exclusively on Italian sports cars but decided to branch …

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Chevrolet Volt vs. Bolt: Which Is the Best E-Car?

Electric cars are becoming more affordable and more accessible by the day. Nearly every car manufacturer has at least one electric or plug-in electric hybrid in their lineup. Chevrolet has two electric cars in their showroom — the Volt and the Bolt. Of the two, which is the better Chevy electric car? Let’s take a closer look at these new e-cars and figure out which one is the best option for the average car owner. Pure Electric vs. Plug-In Hybrid This difference is one of the biggest ones between the Bolt and the Volt. The Bolt is an entirely electric vehicle, while the Volt is a plug-in hybrid. The Volt has a battery that powers an electric motor in addition to a gasoline engine. The Bolt is a pure electric vehicle that doesn’t have an engine, a gas tank or even a tailpipe. Car Size and Storage Capacity The Bolt …

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Wagenbauanstalt Mods Make Porsche 911 Werkstubo Drivable Art

Porsche’s have always been known for their sleek styling and power that belies their size, but you don’t often see a lot of body mods or mod kits for them. People who own them tend to like their core look, so they don’t get changed. One company is changing that, one car at a time. Let’s take a closer look at the new Porsche 911 Werkstubo by a Hamburg-based Resto-mod company called Wagenbauanstalt. Just One A Year Wagenbauanstalt founder Oliver Kapsizer is one who’s been fond of cars for as long as he can remember. That’s where his designs come from – his love for cars, and his desire to turn an off-the-showroom-floor Porsche into something new and different, into drive-able art. What makes these so unique is that the company only makes one of these custom Porsches a year, and this year that model is the Werkstubo. This particular …

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How to Start a Successful Car Detailing Business

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So, you’ve taken up car detailing. You’ve gotten good at it, you enjoy it and maybe you’ve even turned it into a profitable side hustle. Perhaps it’s time to take it to the next level. That’s right — what started as a hobby could become a full-fledged business. That’s not to say making the leap will be easy, but with careful planning and steadfast execution, it is possible to launch a successful car detailing business. Doing so requires knowledge of both auto detailing and business. Here are the basic steps you need to take to get started. Decide on the Specifics of Your Business Starting a business takes a lot of planning. To start, figure out what kind of detailing business you want to have. Some auto detailing companies are mobile and go to their customers instead of having a fixed location. Others rent or buy a building and operate …

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Five Things That Can Quickly Devalue Your Car

When you purchase a new car, it immediately starts to depreciate — losing some of its value. In most cases, you won’t be able to sell a car you’ve owned for the same amount you purchased it for, but some actions can devalue your car faster than others. Let’s take a look at five of the things that can quickly devalue your vehicle, as well as how to avoid them. 1. Driving It Home You just bought a new car — congratulations! Unfortunately, as soon as you drive it off the lot, it loses upwards of 10 percent of its value. Depreciation is not kind to new cars, and the longer you own the vehicle, the lower the value becomes. If you lease a car, after 12 months when the lease is up, the car has lost 25 percent of its value. If you purchase a vehicle and keep it …

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Introducing the INFINITI Prototype 10

Electric cars are quickly becoming the wave of the future, and most car manufacturers are joining in this revolution. The latest car manufacturer to explore introducing an electric car to their ranks is Infiniti.  Let’s take a closer look at the InfinitiPrototype 10 and what it hopes to bring to the table. Introducing the Prototype 10 These sleek little electric cars are designed to mimic single-seat formula one racecars, with a solid frame design and an open-air cockpit. Instead of a passenger seat, the cockpit features a large air vent to cool the electric motor and batteries in the rear of the car. In the driver’s seat, you’ll only find ergonomic controls, a 4-point racing harness, the brake and accelerator pedals and of course, the steering wheel. The steering wheel is unique. Instead of a large steering column taking up space in the front of the car, the steering wheel …

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What to Do When Your Teen Starts Driving

Learning how to drive is an amazing rite of passage for teenagers — but it is probably the most nerve-wracking time in a parent’s life. If your teen is reaching driving age, take a deep breath and don’t freak out. Here are some tips and tricks to help make this transition mostly painless, both for you and for your wallet. Start With Driver’s Ed No one wants to put their teenager behind the wheel without any experience. Your first step shouldn’t be to hand them the keys — it should be to send them to a driver’s ed class. It teaches them how to drive, explains the rules of the road and shows how to drive safely. Not only does this help you put your mind at ease, but it also helps to keep your insurance premiums lower. Many insurance companies offer incentives and lower insurance prices for teen drivers. …

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