Throughout The Car Industry
The 2014 Geneva Auto Show is giving car enthusiasts a lot to get excited about. For example, Nissan has released its new Smart Rearview Mirror which should be good news to everyone—from designers to drivers—concerned with automobiles.
In my wanders around the internet looking for interesting topics for you to read, I have gathered some information that you should probably know about. Drunk driving is a big problem and it’s bad. Don’t do it. Ever. If you aren’t convinced, here is some food for thought.
Due to the recent GM recall concerning a faulty ignition switch, the manufacturer is being asked some very tough questions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you own one of these vehicles, I’m sure you want answers too.
Chrysler has just issued a voluntary recall notice for 6,800 2014 Ram Promaster vans. These are the same vehicles that were involved in another recall concerning the accelerator pedal, which had the potential to get stuck in the open throttle position. That recall affected 10,000 of the vehicles.
The modern automatic transmission is perhaps the most complex system in today’s motor vehicles, more complicated than even most engines. Fortunately, ensuring that it lasts as long as possible is comparatively simple. Here’s a look at seven easy tips that will help you to get more miles and less trouble from this all-important part of your car.
Posted In: How-To Articles, Safety, Technology
Tags: car maintenance, transmissions, automatic transmissions
We’ve been promised over and over again that gas prices will come down. So far the promises have been empty. Other than a drop of a few cents here and there, gas has been over the $3 mark for years and there are no signs that a significant reduction is anywhere on the horizon. In an effort to battle this expense, and the damage gas engines do to the environment, many people ride more fuel-efficient motorcycles or bicycles. All costs associated with motorcycles, from insurance to repairs, are cheaper, and a bicycle benefits not only the owner’s pocketbook, but his health as well.
Tesla just can’t stay out of the news. If you agree that any publicity is good publicity then Tesla should be happy. Recent reports have some negative publicity and some not so negative but not positive publicity.
While we are on the subject of recalls (and when are we not?), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designed a new label for use on recall notifications in an effort to distinguish between actual federal recalls and sales or marketing junk mail. The only thing scarier than getting a recall notice is getting a recall notice and throwing it in the trash because it looked like junk.
It disturbs me that I write so many articles on recalls, but here’s another one for you.
Tags: recall, gm, pontiac, chevrolet, ignition switch
Toyota is moving closer towards resolution over their last big legal battle concerning the now infamous issues concerning their vehicles that accelerated without intention. The problem has already cost the automaker billions of dollars and caused the recall of millions of their vehicles during 2009 and 2010.