The Honda B-Series Engine at All Import Auto Parts

Since Honda has been around for so long (like 100 years and counting) we thought today we would take a look at the engines that run those fine machines.  Actually, Honda began as an engine manufacturer and eventually became a carmaker, so these fine folks understand what the internal combustion engine is all about. Today…

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The History of the Smart Car

If you were asked to name a micro-compact car, what would you name?  Could you come up with one?  There are quite a few compact cars, but a micro-compact car? Well, if you said the Smart Car you would be absolutely correct, and it is a success and here to stay. The Smart Car was…

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The History of the Automobile Braking System

It’s been over one-hundred years since the automobile burst upon the transportation scene and pushed the horse aside.  Since that time the advancements have really be astounding.  In less than a century we have gone from one horsepower to several hundred in the average vehicle to five-or-six hundred in the serious performance engines. 

Whenever someone buys a vehicle, one of the first questions they ask is how many horses does the engine have? Speed and power are always first considerations, but with that power and speed comes another serious consideration….what about the stopping power?  What about the brakes?

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The History of Saab Motor Company

How many car manufacturers began as airplane manufacturers?  Quite a few, actually, and so it was for Saab AB, the Swedish car manufacturer that began as an aerospace company in 1937.  With war in Europe imminent, Sweden needed airplanes for the Swedish Air Force to help protect their neutrality. As the war ended, the Svenska…

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The History of Lexus Motor Company

“The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection.”  If those words sound familiar, it is because they are the slogan for Lexus, the premium car company that was introduced by Toyota in 1989.  How apt those words are! Lexus was originally designed under the code name F1 Project, a highly secretive adventure for Toyota as they sought to…

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The History of Infiniti

When in Rome, do as the Romans do!  When in Japan, do as the other Japanese automakers do.  Thus we have the story of the Infiniti brand, Nissan’s answer to the highly successful Lexus brand by Toyota and the Acura brand by Honda. Introduced in 1989, a couple years behind their competitors, Infiniti was aimed…

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The History of Bose Incorporated

Imagine a young man during the birth of Rock n Roll, listening intently to a record on his new stereo system.  He’s into the music but greatly disappointed in the quality of the sound.  He decides to do something about it. That young man was Amar G. Bose, and the year was 1956.  He set…

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The History of Acura Motor Company

“Acura.  Precision Crafted Performance.’  The slogan that started it all for Japanese automakers intent on challenging Mercedes-Benz and BMW in the luxury car field. Honda Motor Company unveiled the Acura Legend and Acura Integra in 1986, a full three years before Toyota unveiled the Lexus line, and the results were excellent in the first full…

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