Joe Santos
MotorBiscuit Writer

Joe Santos

Joe Santos has been an automotive journalist since 2013 and joined MotorBiscuit in 2020. He writes strongly on consumer advice and new cars, and we consider him an asset to readers looking for guidance in buying and selling autos.

Joe earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton, and spent years as a Road Test Editor at Kelley Blue Book, after which he served in various automotive-related roles, including an autonomous vehicle trainer for GM, a vehicle sales manager, and an Audi brand specialist.

Joe’s prized possession is a 2008 Honda S2000 in Laguna Blue Pearl, with which he attends local car meets. Joe is also a content creator for LTD Global, a B2B support firm. He greatly admires writers Dan Neil and Neal Pollack.

A wire-tucked engine bay in a Honda S2000
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Do You Wire Tuck an Engine Bay?

Modifying your car isn’t limited to extracting more horsepower, changing its ride height, or outer appearance, it can even mean modifying the parts that you don’t normally see upon first glance. For example, if you want to make your pride and joy a show car, then you have probably thought about wire tucking your car’s …

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Why Do People Lease BMWs?

Owning and driving a BMW is one of the most sought-after experiences for those in the market for a new car and, thanks to leasing, it’s one very obtainable one. In fact, most of the new BMWs that you see driving next to you, or blowing past you, on the freeway are most likely leased. …

An image of a 2021 Polaris Slingshot driving down the road.
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Can You Daily Drive a Polaris Slingshot?

Take one look at the Polaris Slingshot and you’re bound to say, “What the heck is that?” We wouldn’t blame you, considering it’s not every day that you see a three-wheeled half-car, half-motorcycle thing rolling down the road. It definitely looks weird, but could you technically drive on every day? The Polaris Slingshot is technically …

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How Do Car Dealerships Store Your Winter Tires?

If you live in a snow state, then you’re probably used to having to switch your car’s tires twice a year. As a good general rule of thumb, your car should have summer tires in the summer and winter tires in the winter in order to get the best performance through every season. And while …

A group of Ford trucks for sale on a car lot
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Buying a Used Car in 2021 Could Be a Bad Idea

Since the pandemic hit last year, dealers have been changing the way they do business in order to make the car sales process easier and safer for their customers. This means that they’re doing things like contactless delivery of the vehicle and even signing contracts online. However, if you’re shopping for a used car, then …

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Does Driving Slower Actually Save Gas?

Whether you commute to work daily or just go out for a leisurely drive from time to time, you’ve probably come across that one car that we all shake our heads at. You know, the one car that’s driving slower than everyone else on the highway and they just have to get in front of …

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Are Sports Cars Really More Expensive to Insure?

Buying a sports car is exciting, however, having to buy car insurance can be a drag. Considering your technically paying monthly, semi-annually, or annually for coverage in the case that something “might” happen to your car, insurance can be looked at as being an unnecessary expense. And that expense can fluctuate depending on what kind …

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5 of the Weirdest Features on the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited

The Hyundai Elantra was completely redesigned for the 2021 model year and even won the prestigious 2021 North American Car of the Year award. After driving the Elantra in its top-tier Limited form, I can definitely see why it took home such an esteemed honor. In addition to its striking exterior aesthetics, the all-new Elantra …