How’s This Work? Alloy Wheels

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How do Alloy Wheels work? Did you know that most automobiles are equipped with steel wheels? Higher trim levels and more premium vehicles often offer aluminum alloy wheels instead, so we thought we’d dive into they why of that for this week’s How’s This Work. We probably don’t need to explain what a wheel is… Read more »

How’s This Work? LED Headlights

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How do LED Headlights work? This week we’re going to look at another industry-wide technology, this time one that is becoming more and more popular each year after having originated in motorsports supercars. In this week’s How’s This Work, we’ll be tackling the subject of LED Headlights. For a long time, halogen light bulbs were… Read more »

How’s This Work? Spoilers

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How does a Rear Spoiler work? Over the past several years, especially kicking up in the last couple of model years – including this one – the industry has been shifting more and more towards a sporty market. Sports cars are present on a number of manufacturers’ lineups, and even non-sports cars are shifting both… Read more »

How’s This Work? Bluetooth

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How does Bluetooth Connectivity work? In this week’s How’s This Work, we thought we’d take a look at a feature that exemplifies how fast a technology can become commonplace. Not that long ago, Bluetooth was introduced as a way to make wireless, hands-free phone calls possible. Now, it’s possible to listen to music without wires,… Read more »

How’s This Work? Wheelbase

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What is a Wheelbase?

What is a Wheelbase? In a recent How’s This Work, we looked at performance tires to figure out what their advantages are and, of course, how exactly they work. This week, much like those tires, the subject of our HTW is certainly market-wide, but it isn’t necessarily a feature or even a part of the… Read more »

How’s This Work? Dual Exhaust

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How does Dual Exhaust work? We thought we’d keep the performance trend running from last week, by looking at something you often see in sporty performance cars for this week’s How’s This Work: dual exhaust. A dual exhaust system always looks cool, and generally adds an extra layer of aggressiveness to the vehicle as well…. Read more »

How’s This Work? Performance Tires

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How do Performance Tires work? The subject of this week’s How’s This Work was stumbled upon as we were doing one of our comparison landing pages recently. We were looking at the Toyota 86 and noticed it was equipped with W-speed tires while its competitor was equipped with H-speed tires, and we thought it might… Read more »

How’s This Work? HUD

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How does Heads Up Display work? Do you ever take a second to think about just how many futuristic technologies exist today, that we could only dream of as kids? Smartphones allow you to make video calls, the internet lets you go shopping from the comfort of home, and come cars are being powered completely… Read more »

How’s This Work? Hybrid Synergy Drive

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How does Hybrid Synergy Drive work? For this week’s How’s This Work, we’re going to be looking at a technology inherent in Toyota hybrid vehicles’ engines. Whereas Eco Drive, which we looked at last week, is a button you press on the road to make your vehicle more efficient, Hybrid Synergy Drive is the technology… Read more »

How’s This Work? Eco Drive

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How does Eco Drive work? After last week’s look into the new TNGA manufacturing style, we figured we’d keep things up by looking at another Toyota-specific feature. So for this week’s How’s This Work, we’re going to take a look at Toyota’s Eco Drive, which is feature that has to do with fuel economy. In… Read more »