In the United States, more than 500 fatal accidents occur annually when cars break down on the highway and vehicles move onto the hard shoulder--the lane reserved for breakdowns and police access. These deaths occur when fast-moving traffic collides with decamped drivers or passengers from static vehicles.
A little over a year after news of Volkswagen’s non-compliance with emissions requirements in the US was revealed, we are now finally seeing the automaker’s plans to resolve the issue in motion.
The Mercedes-Benz brand and its iconic three-pointed star have always been symbols of luxury, premium German engineering and exclusivity. Even folks who are not typically interested in cars will have no trouble acknowledging that Mercedes-Benz cars are in a class of its own. Up to this day, even the more affordable Mercedes-Benz models remain out of reach for most ordinary folks. And for the same amount of money, one could easily purchase a midrange or even top shelf model from other car brands.
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Dealing with Carbon Build-up in Direct Injection Engines
Driving in the winter means you’ll have to be prepared for tricky road conditions. Snow and ice-covered roads can easily send you and your passengers sliding out of control even if you’re driving as carefully as possible. Fortunately, using the right tires lowers the risk of accidents, which are not only dangerous, but are also likely to cost money in repairs.
Over the last few decades more and more cars have been switching over to using lifetime fluids and lubricants which dealers aren’t required to replace when you take your car in for service. On the surface, the lower operating cost of the vehicle certainly sounds like a huge advantage and lifetime fluids makes it so that you’ll have one less thing to worry about. However, our normal interpretation of the word ‘lifetime’ isn’t what manufacturers actually mean. What it actually means is that lifetime fluids should not need any maintenance or replacement up until the warranty expires, or in most other cases until the lease is up.
When it comes to car interiors, many are more than happy to pay for quality leather so that their vehicles can have a more upscale look and feel. Compared to more modestly optioned car interiors that feature cloth seats and various bits of plastic or vinyl trim, leather makes the inside of any vehicle a nicer place to spend time in whether you’re stuck in traffic or going off on long trips.
Last week I brought my car in to Aspen Auto Clinic. I had started to notice that the driver's side tire wasn't holding air like it's supposed too, my brakes felt different and that there was a weird (clanking) noise that radiated from the hood whenever I turned the ignition. I got a babysitter for my year old daughter and just prayed that I would make it to Aspen without ending up on the side of the road. Thankfully, I did.
You’ve decided that it’s time for an upgrade. It’s one of those decisions that most of us have made at one point or another in our lives. But what’s next for the old jalopy? Should you trade it in? Should you sell it? Private party or by accepting an offer through a third party site like Kelley Blue Book or Cars.com?
There are a few things you should consider before making your decision.