It's bound to happen -- that moment when you enter into the "cone zone,"
road construction where you will likely hit a bump or two, or come
across loose stones and other hazards. These rough road conditions can
be tough on a vehicle's steering and suspension system and can throw out
the alignment, while loose stones have the potential to damage the
vehicle's exterior or windshield, according to the Car Care
"Even the most careful driver, who is
traveling slowly and carefully through road construction, can hit an
unexpected bump or other road hazards," said Rich White…
Ward's Auto has added the Jeep Renegade Limited to its "Ten Best
Interiors List" for 2015.
The Renegade was one of two
Chrysler-brand vehicles to make list: the other was the new Chrysler
Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief of Ward's
Autoworld magazine, said:
"The interior checks off
all our boxes in terms of being roomy, comfortable and having excellent
ergonomics -- even the voice-activation system works flawlessly. But,
the attention given to interior details and design is truly spectacular
for a vehicle in this class. Whimsical design elements, bold,
contrasting colors and stunning metallic bronze trim convey a sense…
Jeep had paraded the '15 Renegade and Renegade Trailhawk in front of
journalists and the general public for over a year. We snickered at it,
leered at it, touched it, and even sat in it during that time. The new
Jeep really began to pique our interest, though. Was it a real Jeep, or
was it simply a rebodied all-wheel-drive Fiat 500L? To find out, we
jumped at the chance to get behind the wheel and test drive the Jeep
Renegade Latitude 4x4, Limited 4x4, and the top-tier Trailhawk 4x4.
Sport and 4x2 models are also available. Our review took…
Potholes have returned, and hitting one with your car can do a real
number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. To help
determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, the Car Care
Council reminds you to watch for these warning
- Loss of control,
swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out on city streets or
bouncing excessively on rough roads are indicators that the steering and
suspension may have been damaged. The steering and suspension are key
safety-related systems. Together, they largely determine your car's ride
and handling. Key components are shocks and/or struts…
It came as unfortunate news in February when the Dodge Viper team from
Riley Motorsports hadn't made the cut for the 24 Hours of LeMans.
Outside of the NHRA, Mopar racing fans are running out of drivers to
pull for, so after the success in the Rolex 24, Viper racing fans had
high hopes for the team in the 2015 24 Hours of
The Riley Viper didn't make the field for the
LeMans 24 hour race, but it was the first car on the reserve list ?
should any cars in the given class not be able to…
Minneapolis, MN (April 7, 2015) - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII),
the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today introduced
the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models as part of the
company's continuing innovation of its off-road product offerings. The
new models are the first youth ATVs to offer EFI and will be available
in dealerships in May.
The Sportsman and Outlaw 110
EFI youth models will replace the current Sportsman and Outlaw 90 models
and include an upgraded 110cc engine for improved off-road performance
and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) for easier cold starting, reduced
Today's cars, light trucks, and sport-utility vehicles are high-tech marvels with digital dashboards, oxygen sensors, electronic computers, unibody construction, and more. They run better, longer, and more efficiently than models of years past.
But when it comes to repairs, some things stay the same. Whatever type of repair facility you patronize--dealership, service station, independent garage, specialty shop, or a national franchise--good communication between the customer and the shop is vital.
The following tips should help you along the way:
Do your homework before taking your vehicle in for repairs or service.
According to the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), motorists can help the environment and their own finances by incorporating a few good practices. Regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two simple ways any car owner can go ?green? ? both for the environment and one?s own wallet.
Here are a few specific, easy-to-implement tips from ASE:
- Keep the engine running at its peak performance. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent. Replace filters and fluids as recommended in the manual. A well-tuned engine pollutes less and uses less. Moreover…
For the past decade, the Nissan Maxima has been having an identity crisis. Originally it was Nissan's family sedan, then it became its so-called "four-door sports car." Today it shares most of its running gear with the less expensive Altima.
So how does the Maxima move forward? It's all about style.
Nissan says the new Maxima looks like nothing else on the road today, and we have to agree. It's dramatically styled along the lines of the Murano crossover. The distinctive profile looks edgy and exciting, and the floating-roof design is about as far from the Altima…