Airless tire makers hope for breakout moment with autonomous driving
TOKYO — Makers of airless tires such as Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tires in every way except resistance to puncture. Autonomous driving — and the eventual introduction of self-driving taxis
Rideshare drivers: How to make the most of your vehicle's interior
When it comes to the ratings Uber and Lyft passengers give to drivers, nothing effects their opinions about the quality of a ride more than how clean and well-kept the interior of the car is. Yes, other factors are equally important, such as whether or not the driver took the
Symptoms of a bad or failing ignition switch
The ignition switch is one of the most important electronic components that is commonly found on many road going cars and trucks. It is usually located on the steering column, just behind the ignition lock cylinder. The two work together to power on and start the vehicle. The ignition switch
Symptoms of a bad or failing serpentine/drive belt
The serpentine belt, also known as the drive belt, is a belt on a car engine that works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the accessory drive belt system. It provides power for the air conditioning, alternator, power steering, and sometimes the cooling system water pump. The serpentine belt
Symptoms of a bad or failing steering rack/gearbox
The steering system utilized in many modern cars is a rack and pinion steering system. The rack and pinion is comprised of multiple components including the universal joints, main and intermediate shafts, and at the center is the steering rack or gearbox. It’s this central unit that receives input from
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt
The serpentine belt, also known as the drive belt, is a belt on a car engine that works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the accessory drive belt system. It provides power for the air conditioning, alternator, power steering, and sometimes the cooling system water pump. The serpentine belt