Monthly Archives: February 2016

Best Go-Kart Racing Venues in San Diego

Best Go-Kart Racing Venues in San Diego

A fun, safe way to hone your competitive driving skills is to try out some good old go kart racing. When it comes to providing fast, speedy action, nothing really beats indoor and outdoor go-karts. Go-karts have advanced to become quicker, more maneuverable, and safer than ever before, making them a great option for adults and children alike. Whether you’re a car enthusiast looking to work on your close-quarters maneuvering, or a novice just looking for some plain all-out fun, go kart racing is the thing to do these days. Here are a few of San Diego’s best go-kart racing venues for you to check out this weekend! K-1 Speed 1709 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92101   K-1 Speed is one of San Diego’s premier indoor go-kart venues. They have a beautiful quarter-mile track with lots of turns to keep you on your toes the entire time. Their indoor electric go-karts rate at 20 hp, and can reach spe ... read more

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Auto Industry

The Dangers of Distracted Driving: What You Can Do To Be A Safer Driver

The Dangers of Distracted Driving: What You Can Do To Be A Safer Driver

Next to drunk driving, distracted driving is one of the main causes of accidents and injuries on the road. With the the introduction of smartphones, drivers are now facing more temptations on the road than ever before. However, distracted driving doesn’t just include cell phone use while driving; it can include several other forms of distraction, as well. The more you understand about distracted driving, the safer you’ll be as a driver. Read on to learn what you can do to prevent driving while distracted. Understanding Distracted Driving: Types of Distractions The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) classifies distractions into three main categories. Knowing these categories can help you understand exactly what types of dangers a distraction can create. These three categories of distractions are: Visual: Anything that causes you to take your eyes ... read more

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Safety

7 Super Fun Automotive Jobs

7 Super Fun Automotive Jobs

Many people don’t realize just how expansive the automobile industry is. It encompasses a very wide range of professions and jobs, and overlaps with so many other industries. Landing a job in the automotive industry can be extremely fun and rewarding, and requires a combination of different skills and talents. Here’s a list of 7 super fun automotive jobs to consider. 1) Classic Car Restoration This is a niche field, but thanks to all the TV car restoration shows, more people are getting involved. It can be fun and rewarding to take a junky car and transform it. What does this job require? An “eye” for spotting the promising cars that might make a good restoration. If you hone in on that ability, the entire process makes for a satisfying and entertaining career. 2) Car Designer Designing a car requires an ability to combine beauty and functional physics. It’s one thing to design a stationary building; it’s another thing to design a working, movin ... read more

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Auto Industry

How to Maximize Your Electric Vehicle's Range

How to Maximize Your Electric Vehicle's Range

Electric cars are becoming common on the road as people make the switch from fuel to electric. While fully electric vehicles don’t consume any fuel, they still have a rating that is similar to miles per gallon for gas-powered vehicles. Some manufacturers use a converted scale equivalent for electric vehicles (MPGe), while others speak of “miles per charge." Generally speaking, “miles per charge” is also known as the car’s “range”, and helps owners to think in terms of distance traveled in between charges. This gives the driver a better ability to plan out her trips and charges to avoid running out of battery charge. Of course, some electric cars have better range than others. However, there are some factors that can affect the vehicle’s range. Here are a few ways you can maximize your electric vehicle’s range. Plan Your Route Certain driving conditions and road layouts can cause your car to drain quickly. For instance, windy ... read more

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Fuel Economy
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