Burnouts are Cool But…

01.18.17 - Car Burning Out

Learning how to make your car perform some of the actions we see on racetracks with the most talented drivers in the world is always a lot of fun. Who among us hasn’t tried to turn donuts in a parking lot or to perform burnouts when leaving from a scene. These dramatic ways to drive a car are testosterone driven ways to have a lot of fun in a car, but there has to be some control in place when you consider performing anything that’s going to create more heat and friction than normal.  If you are going to make this mistake and should you need to work on your engine after wrecking it, make sure you use Genuine Parts to do so.

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The Transition in the Market Doesn’t Scare Chevrolet

01.10.17 - Chevrolet Malibu

Over the past several years we’ve seen the market of vehicles move from the sedans to the crossover SUV and recently this larger vehicle market have actually outsold the sedan market for the first time. Even though this is the case, Chevrolet isn’t backing away from their sedans at all as they continue to have confidence this segment of the market will give vehicles that are perfect for many drivers, considering this has typically been the largest segment of vehicles when it comes to sales. The thought is that it took a long time for the sales to grow to the point they were and it will take even longer for the sales to completely fade away.

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Record Rides that Cost Dearly

01.03.17 - Uber

For some reason there are those in our midst who have started to think of ride sharing services as long distance travel options for them to take wherever they want to go. While a ride in your neighborhood using Uber can be inexpensive and easy for you to afford, going outside your city or county could be a costly way to use Uber, Lyft or any other ride sharing service to get where you want to go. In some cases, this may feel like the only option, but the problem may be chalked up to a new problem; Uber dependency.

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2017 Toyota Tundra: Obviously Powerful

12.20.16 - Toyota Tundra

When you want a truck that gives you the strength you need and a larger size than the rest of the trucks on the market, the Tundra from Toyota makes a compelling case for itself. This big half-ton truck is one that offers you an amazing reliability record, impressive resale value and the equipment you need to have a fantastic ride wherever you need to go. If you need a great truck that can be both a great truck to drive with your family and to be the one you have for work, the Tundra is the truck for you.

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2017 BMW 3 Series: The Car You Have to Drive

12.07.16 - BMW 3 Series

If you have a bucket list it’s probably filled with things you’d like to do but may be out of reach. While you work on filling that list with items that are dreams, there is something that should be on that list which is achievable right now. You need to drive the BMW 3 Series in any model form and enjoy the car that brought the term Ultimate Driving Machine to the BMW name. This car is the perfect entry level sports luxury car that you can have in a variety of forms to have the right drive for you.

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Deliveries of the Future

12.05.16 - Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

Delivery companies have competed against each other for years to see how they could make their delivery systems more efficient. For some small, lightweight packages the idea of being able to launch drones out into the neighborhoods could allow for multiple deliveries to be executed at the same time. This is the idea behind the new Mercedes-Benz Vision Van that is also a creation of their drone partner, Matternet. With this new van the delivery world could change significantly and remain changed for the next several years until something else that’s better comes along.

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Should the Tesla Autopilot be Allowed?

11.29.16 - Tesla Autopilot

Tesla has famously thumbed their collective noses at the marketplace and have not only sold their vehicles in a way that’s different from what we’re used to but also added tech updates over the air on a regular basis. Autopilot is a semi-autonomous driving system that’s been so close to a fully autonomous system that many owners of Tesla models have recorded themselves doing anything but driving. This doesn’t give a warm and fuzzy feeling to other drivers on the road, but the system is impressive and is the closest thing we have right now to a fully autonomous system.

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2017 Porsche Cayenne: Classy and Continuous Luxury

11.15.16 - Porsche Cayenne

Porsche took a chance fifteen years ago by adding the Cayenne to their lineup to be the first time an automaker that was known for building high end sports cars built an SUV. Here we are fifteen years later and this SUV continues to be one of the most impressive models that we’ve seen on the market. This SUV continues to get better with age and makes a huge difference in the driving that we expect from the SUV market. As a leader, Porsche has found a way to make the Cayenne better each year and must continue to do so now that more top end automakers are bringing SUVs to the market than ever before.

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Why Wasn’t This Done Originally?

11.09.16 - 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Many of us are fans of The Back to the Future series and admire the ingenuity that Doc Brown put into creating a time machine out of a DeLorean. This is a car that was made to be a sports car and offer a lightweight build that could go fast and give us the gullwing doors, which seemed to be a staple of 1980s supercars. The only problem was the fact that John DeLorean ended up out of business before he could get started, the DeLorean DMC-12 models became something of a collector’s item and a car that eventually stood for being the symbol of a time travelling device in Hollywood.

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2017 Toyota RAV4: Still Leading the Way

11.03.16 - 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE

The vast pool of compact SUVs has grown over the years and the RAV4 has been around for most of them. This is an SUV that continues to be impressive with its excellent styling, impressive AWD system and diving manners that make a huge difference on and off the road. When you add in the fact that this model comes from Toyota, a leader in all things reliable and dependable, you have a vehicle that you know will continue to be there for you to give you the performance you want from the time you buy it until it’s time to say goodbye to this SUV many years later.

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