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Anthony Sophinos

Expert Content Writer

Location icon United States

I'm an experienced, proven content creator and copywriter with four-plus years in the automotive space and looking to branch out. My goal? Provide you with high-impact, high-quality content that is informative, entertaining, and highly optimized for SEO.

Throughout my writing career, I've worked with WordPress as well as other content management systems. I'm also familiar with SEO optimization techniques and analysis, and I know how to efficiently do extensive research on technical subjects in order to write factual, comprehensive articles. I thrive on tight deadlines.

I'm adept at writing in a variety of mediums and styles: product reviews, copywriting, social media posts, YouTube scripts, and retrospective pieces are just some of the types of content I've written over the years.

If you're looking for fresh and original writing, improved SEO optimization, or just an injection of personality into your current content, I'd love to talk. I'm always open to new opportunities and am happy to discuss anything regarding my portfolio.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Portfolio

Tools, Tips, and Other Shop Talk

Ride Digest
09/28/2021
How Do Battery Chargers Work? - Ride Digest

If you've ever dealt with a dead car battery, you know firsthand what a pain jumping the battery can be. Digging out the jumper cables and flagging down a passerby is frustrating, annoying, and inconvenient - and that's even if anyone stops to help in the first place.

Ride Digest
06/30/2021
Are Minibikes Street Legal? - Ride Digest

The fun you can have on small motorbikes seems to be inversely proportional to their diminutive size. Minibikes - also known as pocket bikes, pit bikes, monkey bikes, and a slew of other informal terms - are small enough for a child to ride comfortably, yet can travel as fast as 50 mph.

Iseecars
Hybrid VS Plug-in Hybrid VS Electric Cars - iSeeCars.com

Take a look around at dealer lots these days and you'll realize that the future, whether you like it or not, has arrived. Recent technological advancements have led most automakers to offer at least one or two models that are either hybrid, plug-in hybrid , or fully electric.

Iseecars
CVT VS Automatic Transmission: What's The Difference? - iSeeCars.com

Before we answer these questions, let's first take a step back and consider the workings of the conventional automatic gearbox, and why we need gearboxes in the first place: First developed by General Motors in the late 1930s, the fully automatic transmission made driving significantly easier and smoother by eliminating the need to manually shift gears (though the manual transmission has nonetheless remained available, even to this day).

Iseecars
Leasing VS Buying: Which is Better? - iSeeCars.com

We've all heard those typical dealership commercials advertising their latest financing specials. Sometimes they're talking about buying, other times about leasing - but in the end they want your money one way or the other. So which is better: leasing or buying? Like anything as complex as buying a car, the answer is simple: it depends.

Ride Digest
04/20/2021
Are Go Karts Street Legal? - Ride Digest

If you're thinking about buying one, you might be wondering if go karts are street legal. You've ridden them in fairs and have seen them racing on the track. Maybe their teeny size, loud noises, and riotous speed and handling have you pining for one.

Ride Digest
09/24/2021
What is the Difference Between a Trailer Tire and a Regular Tire? - Ride Digest

Contrary to popular belief, not all tires are created equal. This is especially true with trailer tires, which differ significantly from their automotive counterparts. Exactly how different trailer tires are from regular tires is a debate that hasn't yet been settled; internet forums remain ablaze with wildly different opinions on the issue.

Motor News Daily
03/24/2021
How to Rotate Truck Tires (Car Expert Tips) - Motor News Daily

It's hard to understate the importance of tires. Besides keeping your truck tethered to the road, they have direct implications on how your truck rides, handles, turns, and stops. For all they do, tires are fairly low maintenance, but the little upkeep they do require is especially important.

Iseecars
Hybrid and Electric Trucks

Pickup trucks have been hewing to the same formula for years: a big gas or diesel engine hidden under a long hood that itself hinges to a big, hulking vehicle best defined by its six- or eight-foot bed. It's a layout nearly as old as the automobile, and just as successful.

Product Reviews and Best-Ofs

Ride Digest
08/04/2021
The Best Synthetic Oils, According to an Expert - Ride Digest

Oil is the lifeblood of your car. Without the right viscosity flowing through your engine, things would go south in a hurry. If you did nothing else but keep up the oil, odds are your engine would last far longer than you might expect. Simply put, it is the most important element of automotive maintenance.

Ride Digest
08/05/2021
The Best Mini Bikes, According to an Expert - Ride Digest

Mini bikes are a cheaper and less intimidating foray into the wonders of two-wheeled fun than a motorcycle. Why drop a few grand on a Honda Rebel or Yamaha V-Star when you can scoop up a new mini bike for under $1,000 and see if you're fit for motorcycling?

Find The Best Car Price
06/28/2021
Best Overall Trucks [Ranked for 2021] | Find The Best Car Price

What are some of the best trucks? Everyday driving is the realm of the Honda Ridgeline; full-size supremacy comes from the F-150, though the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado put up a good fight; off-road trucks like the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and Chevy Colorado ZR2 offer endless entertainment.

Find The Best Car Price
09/13/2021
Best Commuter Cars [Ranked for 2021] | Find The Best Car Price

Anthony Sophinos has been infatuated with cars for as long as he can remember, and that passion has fueled his journey from nerdy gearhead to professional writer and content creator who covers all things automotive. His byline has appeared at CarsDirect, New Car Test Drive, iSeeCars, and other online publications.

CarsDirect
Best Luxury Cars For 2021

Why it's a top pick: There are more than a few luxury cars with spiffy interiors, but the Genesis G90 is particularly marvelous. It has all the trappings of its biggest rival, the Mercedes S-Class, but don't call it a copycat. The G90 cabin has its own subtle elegance that gently whispers its intentions.

Iseecars
The Best Hybrid Cars and Electric Vehicles of 2020

As hybrid and electric vehicles proliferate, more and more shoppers are seriously considering the fuel-saving technology as a viable alternative to traditional gas-powered cars and trucks. Yet one of the biggest concerns prospective buyers might have still remains largely unknown: long-term reliability.

Auto Reviews and Overviews

NewCarTestDrive
2021 Ford Mustang Review

Is there anything quite like the iconic Ford Mustang? It's been a sensation since it debuted in April 1964. Almost 57 years on, the Mustang is bigger, more powerful, and more expensive than ever-but remains an enduring symbol of driving's most romantic attributes. For 2021, there's been a bit of a shuffle among the performance ...

CarsDirect
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Prices, Reviews & Vehicle Overview - CarsDirect

Get expert advice on buying a 2021 Volkswagen ID.4. Research current prices and the latest discounts and lease deals. Browse key features and get inside tips on choosing the right style for you. Use our calculator to get an estimated loan or lease payment based on current offers in your area.

CarsDirect
2021 Dodge Charger Prices, Reviews & Vehicle Overview - CarsDirect

Get expert advice on buying a 2021 Dodge Charger. Research current prices and the latest discounts and lease deals. Browse key features and get inside tips on choosing the right style for you. Use our calculator to get an estimated loan or lease payment based on current offers in your area.

NewCarTestDrive
2021 Ford F-250 - NewCarTestDrive

In much of the country, heavy-duty trucks are king in more ways than one. Their capability is rivaled only by their swagger and loyal buyers often live and die by the badge on the grille. Ford knows this all too well, and their 2021 Super Duty lineup reflects the machismo looks and brute strength that ...

CarsDirect
2021 BMW X5 Deals, Prices, Incentives & Leases, Overview - CarsDirect

Get expert advice on buying a 2021 BMW X5. Research current prices and the latest discounts and lease deals. Browse key features and get inside tips on choosing the right style for you. Use our calculator to get an estimated loan or lease payment based on current offers in your area.

NewCarTestDrive
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

Nothing evokes the best of sports cars past and present quite like the Mazda MX-5 Miata. It's small, impractical-and a joy to drive. The two-seat, rear-drive roadster is now in its fourth generation, and was upgraded with a new engine two years ago. All 2021 Miatas gain standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability; Apple ...

Find The Best Car Price
08/27/2021
Dodge Charger vs Challenger: What's the Difference? | Find The Best Car Price

While the rest of the world starts to transition towards hybrid and electrified cars, Dodge is happily lost in its own world of honking V-8 engines, prodigious tire smoke, and old-school American muscle. The Charger and Challenger are the two models in their lineup that most effectively drown out the quiet whir of progress.

CarsDirect
2021 Kia Sorento Deals, Prices, Incentives & Leases, Overview - CarsDirect

Get expert advice on buying a 2021 Kia Sorento. Research current prices and the latest discounts and lease deals. Browse key features and get inside tips on choosing the right style for you. Use our calculator to get an estimated loan or lease payment based on current offers in your area.

NewCarTestDrive
2021 Nissan GT-R - NewCarTestDrive

It's easily overlooked these days, but yes, Nissan does still build the GT-R, a high-performance, all-wheel-drive exotic car. Pricing has spiraled with horsepower, but make no mistake: this big coupe is still stunningly quick and enormously grippy. As usual, the GT-R sees no major changes for 2021.

The Car Connection
06/10/2020
2020 Acura NSX Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

If you want a supercar that looks the part and drives the part but aren't smitten with the usual suspects in this class, the NSX is your kind of machine. Find out why the 2020 Acura NSX is rated 7.0 by The Car Connection experts.

CarsDirect
2021 Volvo XC90 Deals, Prices, Incentives & Leases, Overview - CarsDirect

Get expert advice on buying a 2021 Volvo XC90. Research current prices and the latest discounts and lease deals. Browse key features and get inside tips on choosing the right style for you. Use our calculator to get an estimated loan or lease payment based on current offers in your area.

CarsDirect
2021 Audi TT Deals, Prices, Incentives & Leases, Overview - CarsDirect

Get expert advice on buying a 2021 Audi TT. Research current prices and the latest discounts and lease deals. Browse key features and get inside tips on choosing the right style for you. Use our calculator to get an estimated loan or lease payment based on current offers in your area.

NewCarTestDrive
2021 GMC Yukon - NewCarTestDrive

The GMC Yukon doesn't need to be in Denali trimmings to convey luxury (though it certainly helps). This big bruiser of a full-size SUV has always embodied a sort of modest elegance, and more than a few buyers prefer the GMC over the related but far more ostentatious Cadillac Escalade.

NewCarTestDrive
2021 Genesis GV80 - NewCarTestDrive

The 2021 GV80 is the first crossover from Genesis, and the South Korean brand-an offshoot of Hyundai-has pulled out all the stops to build a luxury car with a more affordable price tag. The GV80's a stunning crossover, one with all the latest tech wizardry in its features list.

NewCarTestDrive
2021 Dodge Challenger - NewCarTestDrive

First introduced in 2008 as a faithfully-styled homage to the 1970 model, the 2021 Dodge Challenger has seen little in the way of styling updates but plenty in the way of extra horsepower. Its familiar looks haven't aged, however, and neither have we sickened of the seemingly yearly power infusions.

The Car Connection
06/16/2020
2020 Porsche Cayenne Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne offers hybrid models, but fuel economy isn't its best look. For that you'll want to check out the new Taycan electric car. To find out why the 2020 Porsche Cayenne is rated 7.2 and ranked #6 in Luxury Large SUVs, read The Car Connection expert review.

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