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U-Haul demonstrates why you should fill the front of your trailer first

Why you put the most weight at the front of a trailer

Great demo by @uhaul today @CVSA Conference shows affect of weight distribution on trailer #weightforward #trailer. pic.twitter.com/veefMuWC4v — OPCVC (@OPCVC) September 22, 2016 Trepidation and a healthy fear are wise when hauling a trailer, especially if it's not something you do often... read more

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Could HCCI be the future of the internal combustion engine?

Could HCCI be the future of the internal combustion engine?

The internal-combustion engine is something with which you're no doubt very familiar. Air, spark, and fuel come together over the course of four strokes to create power and... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
Can you improve acceleration by adding weight?

Can you improve acceleration by adding weight?

Before you start shaking your head and shouting "No!" at your computer screen and preparing an angry email about how stupid we are, hear us out. Our host Jason Fenske from... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
How variable intake manifolds create more power

How variable intake manifolds create more power

Your intake manifold. It takes in air and sends it to your engine's combustion chamber. This is basically the start of the combustion process. After all, you can't have... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
'Engineering Explained' adds Honda S2000 project car to its garage

'Engineering Explained' adds Honda S2000 project car to its garage

For some time now, Jason from Engineering Explained has been teaching us about all areas of our shared passion—and now we get to share in something a little more... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
How Infiniti's variable compression engine works

How Infiniti's variable compression engine works

You know what variable valve timing is. You're quite familiar with Honda's VTEC system. Now Infiniti has something new for you dive into, and it's all about changing an... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
What's the difference between steel and rubber brake lines?

What's the difference between steel and rubber brake lines?

Your car's brakes are pretty darn important. If you have lousy pedal feel, you should do something about that, right? Stopping is at least as important as going. So when... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
How much faster will street cars get to 60 mph in the future?

How much faster will street cars get to 60 mph in the future?

After Tesla's announcement Tuesday that its new Model S P100D (when equipped with the optional Ludicrous Speed mode) is the fastest-accelerating car you can buy, it sure... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
How Much Does It Cost To Own A Subaru WRX STI?

How to calculate vehicle cost of ownership

The world is expensive. It's something your parents might have told you growing up, but as a child, it means little. Once you become an adult with real bills, you suddenly... read more August 22, 2016 by


 
Here's why you should never lug your engine

Here's why you should never lug your engine

To start, let's talk about what it means to lug your engine. This is the term used to describe when you're puttering along in a higher gear than you need to be in and the... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
How the charge motion control valve balances fuel economy and power

How the charge motion control valve balances fuel economy and power

We love horsepower. We love torque. We also need to embrace fuel economy, and that's a tricky line to toe for producers of automobiles with large engines that make loud... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Don't do these 5 things in a vehicle with a CVT

Don't do these 5 things in a vehicle with a CVT

Jason, the host of Engineering Explained, gets the first point that we were going to make right out of the way. His latest video tackles things you should or should not be... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
What's the best all-wheel-drive system?

What's the best all-wheel-drive system?

All-wheel-drive systems are numerous, and some of them work in different ways. A Subaru, an Audi, and a pickup truck all have different needs to meet in powering all their... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
Audi's 100th INKA test

How Audi conducts durability testing

Audi recently conducted its 100th durability test, known as an "INKA" test, on a 2016 A4. INKA is the acronym for Ingolstadt Korrosion und Altern (corrosion and aging). The... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Should you warm up your engine before driving?

Should you warm up your engine before driving?

It's a generally held rule: Let your car warm up a bit before heading off to tackle the day. But is it really necessary? In a word? No. Our friend Jason Fenske from... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Are CVTs the fastest transmissions?

Are CVTs the fastest transmissions?

Nobody truly likes a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). They are loud, soulless, sometimes unreliable, and frankly, they often make your car sound awful. But here's... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
 

 
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