Since gas prices this Independence Day are about a dollar cheaper than last year, many people are planning to travel out of state.
"We're going to see 35.5 million people hitting the road to drive to their destination, which is an increase from last year. 41 million people will be traveling in total, so there is going to be a lot of people on the road." said Crissy Gray, the AAA District Office Supervisor in Charleston, WV.
If you plan on traveling our of town for the 4th of July, it's important to remember to check your…
This infographic shows common dashboard lights that indicate maintenance or attention to your vehicle is needed. Every vehicle is different and you may see slightly different lights on your dash. Read the dashboard light blog post here.
LANSING ? For veterans looking for a quieter Fourth of July celebration, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is making 12 state parks fireworks free this year.
"While fireworks are a traditional Fourth of July festivity, some veterans and others prefer a calmer celebration with a little less excitement," said DNR Parks and Recreation Division Chief Ron Olson. "We are pleased to honor our veterans and offer that opportunity in several of our beautiful state parks." ?
Taking place from July 3 through July 5, the Fireworks-Free Fourth of July is a partnership between the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and the DNR…
Dogs are beloved pets that frequently travel with their owners on
outings and everyday errands. But when the temperatures climb during the
summer and early autumn months, exiting the car and leaving Fido behind
can quickly become a deadly situation for the
How bad could it get? Here are some examples of
outside/inside closed automobile temperatures from Red Rover, citing a
study by the Animal Protection Institute.
the temperature may be 82 degrees Fahrenheit at 9:00 a.m., but inside
the car the reading could be 109 degrees. At noon, the outside
temperature in summer could…
The 2016 Dodge / Mopar Challenger Drag Pak was unveiled today, boasting a choice of supercharged 354 Hemi or naturally aspirated 426 Hemi engines. The car is meant for racing only, and costs $99,426 for the 426 and $109,354 for the supercharged V8.
These drag racing cars are designed for the Sportsman class, and are race-ready. They are "designed to ignite the passion of the grass-roots car racers," according to Mopar?s sales chief.
Dale Aldo from the Motorsports Marketing Team said that past Drag Paks (from 2011 on) have been successful, and that the cars were built to…
One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is
the check engine light and when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a
variety of existing potential problems. Vehicle check-ups during
community car care events throughout the country reveal that the check
engine light is on in nearly one out of ten vehicles, says the Car Care
"When the check engine light comes on, it
means that a vehicle system, such as the ignition, fuel injection or
emission control, is not operating properly, even if the vehicle appears
to be running normally," said Rich White, executive director…
With the hot summer temperatures on the rise, knowing the symptoms of a sick cooling system are critical to your summer driving plans, since cooling system failure is a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns. The most noticeable symptoms are overheating, leaks, a sweet smell of antifreeze and repeatedly needing to add coolant, according to the Car Care Council.
?Neglecting your cooling system can result in serious damage and even complete engine failure, which would put a sudden end to your summer road trip,? said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. ?If thecooling system doesn?t receive regular maintenance, it…
Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system is the last place most drivers want to be. To help avoid this uncomfortable situation, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked annually to make sure it is working at peak performance when they need it most.
A vehicle?s heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) keeps the interior cabin comfortable in any season by providing the right temperature and humidity level. Typical A/C service consists of the following steps:
Chrysler has been building the 948TE automatic for the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200 for some time, regardless of whether they use four or six cylinder engines. The 948TE will also be used for minivans, Allpar has been told.
The 948TE is a heavier duty of the current nine-speed automatic, mainly engineered and designed by ZF, but altered and built by Chrysler. Mircea Gradu, Vice President of Powertrain, Transmission, and Driveline Engineering, said Chrysler ?had a tremendous contribution ? to the base development of the 9-speed.?
The first digit (9) is the number of gears, and the others (28 or 48…