If you receive an envelope in the mail that tells you that you at some point went through a toll without paying, make sure you pay the toll and the fees before they add up and become extremely high. For a simple small toll that might have added up to $2.00 when you went through it electronically, you could be charged several hundred dollars in fees the longer you allow the tolls to remain ignored and you could end up being arrested for the violation. Most of us are smart enough to know that we need to pay these fees before they add up, but one man decided that didn’t apply to him.
While we tend to celebrate different automotive brands on a regular basis, the celebration of a company that offers the parts and features that make cars better and more enjoyable can be sometimes overlooked but not this time. When the name of the company is Mopar, which is a car customization company that’s been partnered with Dodge for many years, it’s time to celebrate. For the past 80 years Mopar has been offering the upgrades we love on our vehicles and has been a significant partner of the brands we know and trust for many years, making it an important part of our culture.
While the VW brand is working toward the electrification of their lineup they can’t deny the success that’s been part of the US market for SUVs over the past several years. Because of this success the brand has redesigned and remade the Volkswagen Tiguan for 2018 and has recently shown it off at the North American International Auto Show. this new SUV is growing by being longer and more capable to attract a larger audience of shoppers that would love to have this SUV for their daily driving duties. This new version of the SUV will continue to make good use of the space and convenience offered while providing the performance agility and value we want to enjoy.
For the past few years Tesla has had one important selling point over the other automakers on the market. They have offered their supercharging services to customers as part of the cost of ownership of their vehicles, which means free supercharging wherever they go. Tesla has built the first long rang all-electric lineup of vehicles on the market to give us an impressive way to drive and remain environmentally friendly. The announcement of changes to the free program came about last year and anyone who buys or orders their Tesla vehicle now or in the future will have to pay for the supercharging services being offered.
The newest car to enter the Kia lineup is one that is a departure from what we normally expect Kia models to be. Kia has grown and developed over the years to be a brand that offers us a variety of great features, shows off improved looks and comes to us with the equipment we want to enjoy on the road. This brand is full of quality cars and SUVs that give you a great value and plenty of fuel mileage while also being reliable and engaging on the road. This all makes for a lineup of impressive family cars and SUVs which left room for what Kia is ready to offer.
Most of us look toward gasoline powered vehicles as the models we choose when it comes time for our family ride. Whether it’s a FWD sedan, a minivan or an SUV we tend to gravitate toward those that tend to give us the fuel mileage and price we’re looking for, but maybe the long haul is what you should consider. The history of diesel engines has been that these vehicles are typically more apt to last longer and give us the power and efficiency we want over time. One model in particular is the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel which is perfect for you and your entire family.
The return of the classic muscle car has been part of the imagination of the automotive industry in the US for the past several years. We’ve seen all three major automakers move toward vehicles that are more alike with the models of several decades ago to give us the look and feel that we’ve loved in the past along with what we want to enjoy on the road. The Dodge Challenger is certainly one of the most classic looking muscle cars that have been reinvigorated on the market of today. This car continues to provide us what we want to enjoy on the road.
When we get behind the wheel to drive out on the roads in our area we have certain expectations. If it’s raining, snowing or icy out we expect to see more accidents than normal and need to take our time as we travel on the roads. On sunny days when the roads are dry we expect people around us to drive like normal and be able to handle the challenge of being on the road with care. The desire is that we can get where we want to go on time when we’re out on the roads, especially if everything is normal.
When you live in some areas of the US where snow and ice are a traditional part of each year and the winter months there are some driving experiences that you know you need to be cautious of and wary of. One is having a beater of a car that is meant for the winter months. There’s nothing wrong, in fact its encouraged, to have a cheap car that you don’t mind getting beat around on the road when you have winter driving to do, but you need to know what you’re getting when you buy a cheap car. I’ve written a few tips below, but if you want something more in-depth, I definitely recommend listening to this Lehto’s Law podcast.
If you’re a fan of Mercedes-AMG, you might think everything they build is awesome, and for the most part you’d be right, but this is something completely different. We’ve seen companies build vehicles that cross barriers and blend technologies together. These “frankencars” have become some of the most admired vehicles that have been built in a mad scientist manner with components that were probably never meant to be put together, but somehow work so well together. It seems the entire automotive market looks at cars and what they do to simple say “how can that work for us” and then they figure it out.