Easy-to-Follow Tips on Saving Gas

After a long, blissful period of gas prices consistently below two dollars, they’re starting to go back up again. It’s a shame, but there are ways we can conserve fuel without going back to the bank-breaking fill-ups of yesteryear. Here are some quick tips on saving gas as prices shoot up this summer. First of all, slow down. That’s really the easiest way to save gas. Cars get their best mileage around 60 mph, which is part of why we use less gas on the freeway, so going 80 isn’t doing you any favors. Plus, when you’re going slower, you don’t need to brake as hard or suddenly—another thing that uses up a lot of fuel. Keep an eye on tire pressure—low pressure means more fuel use! You should also keep in mind that rolling your windows down at speeds under 45 mph is … Continued

Futuristic Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Car at NYIAS

The Volkswagen BUDD-e concept car, which was shown last month at the New York International Auto Show, is what Volkswagen is calling the “truly social car”—it uses voice recognition technology to talk to you. Initially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the BUDD-e concept has a basic system of commands such as opening doors and activating the navigation system, but its voice recognition software is still less advanced than Apple’s Siri. Voice recognition isn’t all this car has going for it, though. The 34-inch backseat display, curved dashboard touchscreen, and motion-activated door handles all make the BUDD-e car feel like it’s straight out of the future. This super-advanced electric car will have a range of 230 miles and take only 30 minutes to charge to 80% from 0%. According to Volkswagen, the BUDD-e won’t be on the road until … Continued

What to Do If You Hydroplane

With spring comes showers, and driving in the rain can be a nerve-wracking, especially when you hydroplane. Here’s what to do in case you start to hydroplane. Remain calm – The worst thing you could do if you hydroplane is panic. Take a deep breath and tackle the situation calmly. Do not brake or accelerate suddenly – Since hydroplaning is a loss of traction to the front tires, sudden braking will lock only the rear tires, which will cause a spinout. Sudden acceleration could pull the vehicle straight ahead, which could be dangerous. Look for an open space – Find an open and clear space to direct your car toward. Lightly accelerate – Stay lightly on your accelerator and gently guide your car to the open space you identified until it gains its traction back. To avoid hydroplaning in general, don’t use cruise control … Continued

Fuel-Efficient Porsche Vehicles on Their Way

Porsche is known for its performance cars that are typically heavy on gas consumption. But now, Porsche is playing with a balance between economy and performance for road-ready, fuel-efficient vehicles. The new Porsche Macan premiered at the New York Auto Show and hinted at the future of Porsche. The four-cylinder engine is unlike many of Porsche’s V6 and V8-equipped cars – but for a good reason. “You have to adapt,” Klaus Zellmer, president of Porsche North America said, “At the moment, that means it’s a lot about hybrids.” Though the Macan has a four-cylinder engine, its performance is still top-notch. The SUV has a progressive acceleration for its class, going from 0 to 60 in 6.1 seconds. You get a luxury Porsche package with the new Macan while saving money on gas. The Macan will have S, GTS, and Turbo versions. The 248-horsepower four-cylinder … Continued

Fastest Porsches of All Time

Porsche knows speed and style, and the brand’s vehicles never lack in performance. Curious as to just how elite these cars are? Here are five of the fastest Porches of all time: Porsche 911 GT2 RS – This car has a top track speed of 205 mph and can move from 0 to 60 in a mere 3.4 seconds. Porsche 918 Spyder – This takes a slight silver medal to the 911, topping at 202 mph. It goes from 0 to 60 in under 3.0 seconds. Porsche Carrera GT – Originally produced between 2004 and 2007, this Porsche was a game-changer with a top speed of 201.5 mph. It was one of Sport Car International’s top cars of the decade and eighth in the magazine’s top cars of all time. Porsche 911 Turbo S – A top speed of 196 mph might not hit … Continued

Spotlight on the All-New 2016 Porsche 911 R

Porsches are for racing–but they’re for the road, too! The all-new 2016 Porsche 911 R reflects exactly that. After its premiere at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, it was clear that Porsche was tipping its hat to its past. The first road-homologated race car bore the “911 R” name in 1967 (The “R” stands for “Racing”). The original was entered in rallies, in world record runs, and in the Targa Florio. Porsche hopes to continue that tradition with the 2016 911 R. This car is more lightweight than ever, and is actually the lightest version of the 911 R available, weighing in at only 3,021 pounds. This car is truly “unfiltered” and you wouldn’t believe how streamlined it is. This light, simplified 911 R comes without the “luxuries,” so there is neither air conditioning nor radio! But don’t worry, those can be added … Continued

2016 Volkswagen Jetta MOMO Edition Turns Heads at CAS

The 2016 VW Jetta GLI 2.0T is awfully sporty all on its own. This great-looking version of the Jetta was recently enhanced by the Italian garage MOMO and in the process got a whole lot sportier. What we might call the “Italian treatment” involved a number of exciting additions. The 2016 VW Jetta GLI 2.0T MOMO Edition sits on MOMO-custom 19-inch, aluminum-alloy wheels. Called MOMO Revenge wheels, they feature a unique mesh design. The Jetta MOMO edition offers superb handling and response. MOMO added sway bars both at the front and rear of the vehicle. They also added coilovers at every wheel. The Milltek Sport exhaust not only gives this superbly-tuned Jetta a great sound but it also improves airflow. With all of the quickness this model offers, you also need excellent stopping power. Brembo brakes do the job just fine with 14.4-inch diameter … Continued

Top Five Best Road Trip Apps

Thinking about taking a road trip anytime soon? While it’s always nice to leave the technology behind, these great road trip apps can really enhance your experience! # 1 – Waze If you don’t have Waze by now, you are really missing out. Crowd-sourcing traffic info is simply brilliant. You won’t find more up-to-date traffic data anywhere. Plus, you can ask other Waze users about attractions as you come into a new area. # 2 – TollSmart Planning on traveling to a location where there are tollbooths everywhere? TollSmart helps you find out exactly how much upcoming tolls are. # 3 – GasBuddy Ever get off on an exit to get gas and the prices are super high? Sometimes you feel compelled to buy the gas anyway in order not to waste time. You won’t have to go through that again with GasBuddy. # … Continued

‘Maria Sharapova and Friends, Presented by Porsche’ Brings Tennis Back to LA

Late in 2015, Porsche partnered with tennis superstar Maria Sharapova to create a unique tennis-themed event. Maria Sharapova and Friends, presented by Porsche took place from December 12-13 and featured an all-star assembly of tennis greats including Andy Roddick and Kei Nishikori, as well as less well-knowns like American player Madison Keys. The event featured a two-day tournament between the players and included Andy Roddick and Michael Chang, both of whom came out of retirement briefly to participate. Sharapova wanted to get players ready for the Australian Open in a more serious exhibition match than usual. Porsche officials expressed excitement at the partnership with Sharapova for the event, saying the “power and elegance” of the sport and of Sharapova herself are “the exact characteristics that are conveyed in our sports cars.” The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera was present at the tournament, highlighting the connection … Continued

How to Eat Well on a Road Trip

Staying away from fast food when you’re on a road trip can be seriously difficult, and if you have dietary restrictions like food allergies, it’s even worse. Is it even possible to eat well on a road trip? We have some tips for you to stay healthy. Tip #1: Bring your own meals, as many as you can. Get a cooler and bring fresh fruit with you, maybe a veggie tray, sandwiches, granola bars, nuts, and other healthy snacks. Eat these instead of stopping at McDonald’s. It’s cheaper, too, and it’s not like you can’t stop at a grocery store instead of a fast food joint. Tip #2: Eat often and eat small portions. Being super-full on the road is never good, and eating small amounts of healthy food frequently will keep you energized and feeling refreshed. Tip #3: Get protein. Nuts are a … Continued