Disabled Drivers Are Getting a Raw Deal

A combination of factors makes driving an uphill struggle for disabled motorists. From parking spaces to the price of fuel, plenty of aspects of driving frustrate able-bodied drivers, but these are compounded for their disabled counterparts.

On paper, there are some advantages: the minimum driving age is 16, drivers are exempt from vehicle excise duty, some can trade their mobility allowance in for a new car and the blue badge scheme allows them to park closer to destinations. But in reality, complications arise and barriers – often literal – come down that affect independence and quality of life. Continue Reading →

The Best Cars To Modify

Ever since Henry Ford’s Model Ts started rolling out of his Detroit factory in their thousands, people have been excited about making their mass-produced car faster, bigger and better. Whether car modifiers are interested in looks, add-ons or performance, the ultimate goal is the same: to stand out from the crowd.

The best cars to tweak and upgrade are the ones that look great, will yield serious results and come with plenty of support and spare parts. So without further ado, here are the pick of the bunch. Continue Reading →

2013 Terrain’s New V-6 Proves Itself On Test Track‎

When the 2013 Terrain goes on sale later this year, its optional 3.6L V-6 will make it the quickest, most powerful iteration yet of GMC’s small SUV. After final testing, engineers confirm the new engine delivers 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds.

“Straight-line acceleration to 60 in under seven seconds is a great proof point for the 2013 Terrain, but the benefit this engine upgrade has for drivers goes much deeper,” said Essy Ipakchian, lead development engineer for the Terrain. “They’ll notice improved passing power with fewer downshifts, as well as stronger towing performance.”   Continue Reading →