The History of Ford’s Model A

Henry Ford changed the US with his Model T Ford. Built from 1908 until 1927, the Model T provided America with practical, affordable transportation. The Motor Company built over 15 million Model Ts and it was said that during the 1920s over... Read more

Your Complete Guide to Gasoline

Gasoline is that stuff that you pump in your car to make it go; you know that. But do you know the finer points about this stuff? Do you know what Octane is all about? Do you really need those “cleaning” additives that everyone seems to... Read more

The 1979 Chrysler Bailout

Back in the late 1960s, Chrysler was a distant third behind General Motors and Ford.  Despite a number of bold initiatives, a number of financial and economic factors came into play that prevented them from gaining any momentum. The result: by... Read more

Underglow Lights

“Underglow” lights are neon or LED lights mounted under a vehicle that light up the road surface underneath.  The effect is quite dramatic as it gives the vehicle an “floating” effect. Some people believe that underglow lights provide a safety... Read more

The Birth of a New Kind of Vehicle

If one were to document the most significant cars ever made, near the top would be the Chrysler minivan.  Although it may seem incomprehensible to those who are younger than 40, there was a time that minivans didn’t exist.  That’s right, there... Read more

Are you buying your first motorcycle?

If a new motorcycle is in your future, congratulations!  Motorcycle riding is a lot of fun but it’s important to realize that it isn’t like driving a car –it’s more dangerous. The reason is pretty simple: in a car you are surrounded by a nice... Read more

Unsafe at Any Speed

A book was released in 1965 that changed the American automobile industry forever. Written by a little known lawyer by the name of Ralph Nader, Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile was the title. The subject... Read more

How to get more than 25% better MPG

How would you like to cut your gas bill by 25%? Believe it or not, it’s pretty easy to do. Take a look at the suggestions we obtained from the service staff at Patrick Volvo of Schaumburg, IL, a full-service Volvo dealer. Incorporate these... Read more