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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Can you plug in all hybrid cars?

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
hybrid vs plug-in hybrid on an electric blue background

What is the difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid?

Shopping through hybrids, you may have encountered a variant known as the plug-in hybrid. What is the difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid? Actually, there is a big difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, and the difference is right in the name. You can plug in a plug-in hybrid. Let’s explore what that means and what benefits you have. (more…)

Should you get a car with a dual-exhaust system?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
2019 BMW M8 blue back view at night

Why is a dual-exhaust system better?

Have you ever wondered what the point of a dual-exhaust system on a car is? Why is a dual-exhaust system better? We will try to tackle some of the science behind this as we explore the inner workings of the modern combustion engine. (more…)

How do you drive a car with one-pedal driving?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
feet in flip flops on pedals

Why do some cars offer one-pedal driving?

Cars that offer one-pedal driving as an option are a relatively new phenomenon. Why do some cars offer one-pedal driving and how does it work? Using it is actually quite simple, you just let off the accelerator and the car begins slowing automatically right down to a gentle stop. Why this is and how it works is a little more complicated. (more…)

Are hybrid models really that efficient?

Monday, May 13th, 2019
2019 Toytoa Prius blue side view in the rain

What are the advantages of a hybrid car?

The term “hybrid” is still very much a buzz word in the automotive world. We will tell you all about this technology including what it means and a bit of its history. What are the advantages of a hybrid car? We’ll answer that too! (more…)

What are the advantages of a turbocharged engine?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Porsche 911 Turbo emblem on red car

Why do so many modern cars have turbochargers?

Have you noticed that many cars have turbochargers these days? It seems like most modern cars have one under the hood but why do so many modern cars have turbochargers? There’s actually a few reasons, and we will go over them for you. (more…)

Are wings on performance cars important?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ white rear wing back view

Why do some cars have rear wings?

A lot of performance cars have a giant wing on the back. Whether it’s a fixed wing or a retractable wing, you see them everywhere in the performance world from Bugatti to McLaren. Why do some cars have rear wings? We’re going to find an answer for you. (more…)

What is a mid-engine car?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Lamborghini Huracan Performante side view green

What are the advantages of a mid-engine car?

A lot of famous cars seem to put the engine not in front of the driver, but behind the driver in what is typically known as the mid-engine format. Why is this? What are the advantages of a mid-engine car? We may be able to shine some light on this conundrum. (more…)

Should you buy a manual transmission car?

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
manual shift lever in a car

What are the advantages of manual transmission cars?

Are you contemplating buying a manual transmission car? We have some manual options at Apex Motorworks near Chicago, but what are the advantages of manual transmission cars? We’ll answer that and explore many of the drawbacks of a manual. (more…)

Do cars with paddle shifters have to be manually operated?

Monday, February 11th, 2019
2019 BMW 7-Series tan interior and black steering wheel

What are paddle shifters?

Increasingly, more and more cars are getting paddle shifters around the steering wheel. What are paddle shifters and how do they work? We can provide you with some answers and we can also answer some fundamental questions about whether having paddle shifters makes a vehicle a manual or not. (more…)

Are LED headlights brighter?

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
car driving at night on a road with bright headlights

Benefits of automotive LED headlights

Anyone who has ever seen LED headlights in action can tell you that they are brighter, more brilliant, and crisper than any other headlight on the market. Not only that, but they can be arranged in complex shapes and patterns to make the front of our cars even more interesting and enticing. With that said, are there other benefits of automotive LED headlights? There sure are. Let’s dive into the details here. (more…)