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  • Oil cap

    Watching oil spill out over the valve cover is never a good time. Why do we often have a mess to clean up when doing an oil change? There's actually a right and wrong way to pour oil, believe it or not. A video from FCP Euro, a company that specializes in European car parts, explains why the way our brain wants to pour oil is the wrong way that leads to messes, and let's be honest, frustration. Basically, many think the right way to pour oil is how we're taught to pour a glass of milk. We hold the jug with the handle towards our bodies and have no issues. However, a milk jug's handle is...

  • 2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut
    2020 Subaru Legacy joins the tablet-sized touchscreen fad

    The 2020 Subaru Legacy will make its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, and it's climbing aboard the tablet-type touchscreen bandwagon. In fact, it will be the first time a mainstream automaker integrates a vertical touchscreen into a sedan. The Japanese brand teased the 2020 Legacy's interior on...

  • Marty's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Hyundai design boss, Ford designs in virtual reality, 1990 Mazda Miata: Today's Car News

    We sat down for an interview with Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai-Kia's new global design boss, and learned that he has an obsession with Porsche 911s and is into purity of design. The man who replaces the legendary Peter Schreyer has his sites set on legends, not just sales, but you'll be surprised to...

  • Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 finalists
    Welcome to the new Motor Authority

    The paint is barely dry, but I'd like to welcome you to the new Motor Authority. This is no mid-cycle refresh, folks. Motor Authority's look is completely new with a more responsive and dynamic layout. Open the homepage and it's instantly clear things have been cleaned up with more white space...

  • 2019 Audi Q8, Park City to Telluride
    2019 Audi Q8, 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35, Lexus performance SUV: Today's Car News

    We slid behind the wheel of the 2019 Audi Q8 for a road trip and found it to be one of the German automaker's new flagships. With jewel-like details, loads of technology, and some inspiration from the legendary Ur-Quattro sports cars, it's exactly the vehicle the lineup needs today. This is good...

  • Makr Shakr Guido self-driving bar
    Self-driving bar aiming to pour a cold one anywhere

    The automotive industry often focuses on how self-driving cars will move people in the future. We've also looked at self-driving grocery delivery services, but what about a robotic, self-driving bar? There hasn't been talk of that until now. The Italian startup Makr Shakr, which has already...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Evo

    The "Fast and Furious" franchise is a money train that can't seem to be stopped. Lead actor Vin Diesel took to Instagram to announce that a female-led spinoff has been pitched. Diesel noted there will be three spinoffs in all, one of which is "Hobbs & Shaw," which features Luke Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). "Hobbs & Shaw" will debut in August, and filming for "Fast 9" will begin in London next month. Mercedes-Benz is preparing a concept car to preview technology that will enable the automaker to build an "uncrashable car." According to the German...

  • Performance air filter claim test
    Do performance air filters actually work?

    Air filters are one of the easiest and quickest components to swap out for an aftermarket part, and plenty of companies claim their design will increase horsepower, torque, and improve acceleration. Do they? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to answer that question. For the test, he...

  • 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe, 1990 Chevy Corvette ZR1, Rolex 24 at Daytona: Today's Car News

    The coupe-like version of the Porsche Cayenne is coming, and spy shots show it has a fast roofline with most of the changes taking place behind the B- and C-pillars. Expect the lineup to start with the S power level and move up to hybrid and Turbo models. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe should make...

  • Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle
    Boeing successfully completes first test flight for autonomous air vehicle

    Boeing has completed the first successful flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) as it looks to compete in a growing space we often call the "flying car" segment. Like so many other machines, Boeing's PAV is a vertical take-off and landing vehicle, or VTOL. The PAV is powered by...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    2020 Porsche 911, 2020 Genesis GV80, 2020 Toyota Supra: This Week's Top Photos

    We drove the 2020 Porsche 911 S and 4S for a first drive review in Spain, testing the car on twisty roads and a racetrack. As always, the design is evolutionary, and so is the engineering this time around. Nonetheless, Porsche has managed to make the new car the best 911 yet. Toyota announced the...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    Don't hold your breath for a Genesis performance skunkworks, boss says

    For a baby brand like Genesis, learning to walk comes first. Manfred Fitzgerald, who is the global boss for the nascent luxury brand, told Car and Driver that a high-performance sub-brand—a la BMW's M Division or Mercedes-Benz's AMG—likely won't come soon. "We're trying to set our...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019

    The first retail example of the 2020 Toyota Supra sold at auction; we drove the 2020 Porsche 911 on a racetrack; and the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Heavy Duty made its debut. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. A week after it made its formal debut at the Detroit auto show, the first retail example of the 2020 Toyota Supra sold at Barrett-Jackson's annual Scottsdale, Arizona auction. When the hammer hit the gavel the final price on VIN 20201 was a staggering $2.1 million. The sale was for charity and the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff...

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots
    2020 Genesis GV80, Porsche Taycan, Mercedes-AMG One: Today's Car News

    The 2020 Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV has reached a new milestone in development: production-spec prototypes are now being tested on public roads. Spotted undergoing cold-weather testing, the prototypes were heavily camouflaged, but it's clear the production people mover will look similar to...

  • Packard plant bridge in Detroit, Michigan, collapsed Photo via Historic Detroit
    Left to the elements, Packard plant's bridge collapses

    Once a symbol of a prosperous and manufacturing-rich city, Detroit's Packard plant has been left to decay for decades. On Wednesday, the elements took their toll and the Packard plant's skyway bridge collapsed onto the city street. Thankfully, no one was injured in the collapse, according to...

  • 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition
    2019 Chevy Corvette special, 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser, Bugatti EB110: Today's Car News

    Chevrolet is set to reveal a 2019 Corvette special edition on Friday, but details on the car, or cars to be more precise, have already surfaced. Yes, Chevy has four separate versions of its latest special-edition 'Vette, each featuring a color combination devised by a Corvette Racing driver. The...

  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
    Oscar Mayer will pay you to drive the Wienermobile for a year

    Perhaps the office life isn't cutting the mustard. For those interested in breaking out of the 9-5 routine, Oscar Mayer has just the gig for you. The company announced that it is searching for the next pilot of its famous Wienermobile, and the hiring process is open and ongoing. Not only will one...

  • 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty
    2020 Porsche 911, 2020 GMC Sierra, 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Car News Headlines

    We've finally had some time behind the wheel of Porsche's new 992 911. Naturally the car is better than the one it replaces, but what's interesting are the many small steps Porsche took to achieving the result. General Motors is in the process of redesigning its full-size trucks and SUVs. The...

  • 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

    Trucks are designed to work and the 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty lineup has a laser focus on towing. Unveiled Tuesday, the 2020 GMC Sierra HD family of pickup trucks is larger with more chrome, more lights, and more tech than before. Built to haul Hauling—whether it's a trailer, boat, or load of bricks—starts with power. GMC didn't fully outline the new HD's powertrain lineup, but confirmed the Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 will return with 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, which is now paired with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be...

  • 2020 Karma Revero spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac XT5, 2020 Karma Revero, Schumacher at Ferrari: Today's Car News

    Cadillac plans to introduce a new or refreshed model roughly every six months through to the end of 2021, and one of these will be an updated XT5. Photos of the refreshed crossover have surfaced on a Chinese government website ahead of the debut later this year. Tesla isn't the only EV manufacturer...

  • Hyundai multi-collision airbag system
    New Hyundai airbag system will protect you in secondary collisions when others won't

    Air bags save lives and protect automobile occupants from injury, but they don't always go off. Hyundai wants to protect drivers in the event of a secondary collision when other airbags might not work. The Korean brand introduced the first multi-collision airbag system on Saturday. Unlike standard...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    Next Dodge Challenger, 2019 Lincoln Continental, 2020 Toyota Supra: Car News Headlines

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO has dropped some hints on the next Dodge Challenger, and they point to a very different type of car coming down the line. Most worryingly, he's suggested that there will no longer be supercharged V-8s spitting out 700 horsepower. Lincoln's Continental Coach Edition...

  • Lightning McQueen Cars 3 trailer
    Disney's ready to have Lightning McQueen teach you how to race

    Disney is ready to bring fans of the "Cars" films into an immersive new world. Walt Disney World Resort announced on Thursday that it will open the Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy in March. The show will even feature one of the coolest elements from "Cars 3," the racing simulator McQueen uses to...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    2020 Shelby GT500, 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, 2020 Toyota Supra: The Week In Reverse

    Ford announced the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500; Ram unveiled the 2019 2500 Heavy Duty; and the 2020 Toyota Supra finally made its official debut. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The snake returned as the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 rolled onto the Blue Oval's display on...

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