I had a fun opportunity a few weeks ago when Volkswagen came to Seattle for the Red Bull Global Rallycross event. They held a small event with two of their drivers, Scott Speed and Tanner Foust, during which we had a little cook-off at Sur La Table in Kirkland.
If no one has shown you the basics, car maintenance can be a confusing and intimidating process. The places that offer a quick oil change thrive on this and often push unnecessary services on people who trust that the repairs are necessary.
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the biggest, boldest Volkswagen ever assembled in America. It has flexible seating for up to seven adults, and that isn’t just marketing hype. Adults can comfortably sit in the third row, which was something I didn’t believe until I tried it myself.
A new documentary by Nate Adams and Adam Carolla, The 24 Hour War, tells the story of the Ford/Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans, one of the most famous in racing history. You don’t need to be a gearhead to enjoy this captivating story about the war between two titans of the automotive industry – Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford II.
Why should mom and dad have all the fun at the Seattle Auto Show? This year’s event had plenty of fun activities for the whole family, including a special Jeep Ride Along Experience that took test drives to new heights.
The VW Golf Alltrack takes the Golf sport wagon design and ruggedizes it with an all wheel drive system. It offers the drivability and economy of a small car, but is still powerful with its 1.8 TSI engine and DSG dual-clutch. If your family loves exploring the great outdoors, the Golf Alltrack is a great vehicle to get you there.
For my road trip to Portland, I test drove the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It was an ideal vehicle for the trip because of its fuel economy (24/31 MPG) and it had a rocking sound system. I’ll admit, most of that long trip was spent singing along to the blasting radio.
The BESTEK jump starter is a very useful device that doesn’t take up much space in your car, which is why I recommend purchasing one. It is the ideal thing to keep in your trunk or glove box in case of emergency.
Packing the family into the car for a road trip is an enduring summer tradition. I still remember the trips I went on as a kid to the Grand Canyon or to Minnesota to visit the family’s farm. If you have a summer road trip ahead of you, there are a few simple things you can do to stay safe on the long trip.
From a parent’s perspective, choosing a car for your teenage driver can be a difficult decision. You want to make sure they have a safe, reliable vehicle but you also don’t want to break the bank. The Mitsubishi Lancer is a great option for a very safe vehicle that comes with a lot of extra features for the price.