Is There a Merger on the Horizon?

01.17.17 - FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne

Two years ago FCA put together a proposal to merge with GM and create the largest automotive company in the world that would be American based. Their proposal was quickly rejected by GM and hasn’t really been a topic of discussion for the past couple years. With new changes in the leadership of the country this merger could be back on the table and could be a possibility, especially with the new position that FCA finds itself in financially. Will there be a merger between these two companies, let’s take a look and see what the ramifications could be.

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Sometimes You Really Have to Watch Out

01.11.17 - White Rhino

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.

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You Just Crashed, Now What

01.11.17 - Minor Car Crash

Most of us don’t expect to be in a wreck at any time in our driving on the road but we see accidents on a daily basis during our commutes to and from work. This means someone else who probably headed out for the day without any thought of being in an accident, found themselves in a crash. Unfortunately accidents do happen every single day and it’s important that you know what to do when you’re in an accident. There are some things you need to do and others that you don’t in order to help the authorities and the insurance companies do their job better for you.

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Trucks for the Mud You Wish You Had

01.09.17 - The SHERP

While most truck can handle some trails and even a little bit of mud the thought of a truck that’s practically amphibious is one that has us excited. In our nation heading off road into areas where the mud gets deep and water can swirl around you is a luxury but in some countries it necessary to cross an area after a rainstorm that’s been put under water. Having a truck that can cross these areas makes a huge difference in bringing supplies and food to those on the other side of that region, but these trucks are also ones we’d like to have in the US to enjoy the fun of crossing areas of deeper mud and muck.

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A Car You Need to be Cautious of

01.06.17 - Beat Up Car

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.

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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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New Considerations When Used Car Shopping

12.19.16 - Used Car Lot

Hybrid and EV models have now been on the market for a few years and that means we are entering a brand new market of used cars as much as we are entering times when new cars are developing. There are plenty of things you need to enjoy when you head out and look for used cars in the changing world of vehicles. There are more electronic components than ever, making it even more difficult for you to make sure you have the right vehicle to drive and enjoy on the road. When you’re looking for some great EV and Hybrid models to choose from here are some tips that can help you find the right one for you.

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Slowing Trucks Down

12.12.16 - Semi Truck

Unfortunately when a big rig, especially one that’s been loaded down with product, is in a wreck it can be fatal for everyone involved. How many of us have driven past an eighteen-wheeler that’s been turned over and hoped the driver was ok? Imagine these large trucks involved in a wreck with other, smaller vehicles and the image is gruesome and alarming. How can we make it so these massive product movers are able to be safer and avoid being in a collision as often as they are? This is question posed to the NHTSA and the DOT which together came up with a possible solution.

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The EV and FCV Markets are Being Led by CARB

11.29.16 - California Flag

Battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV) are types of vehicles that feel like a passing fad to many of us who drive on a daily basis. Currently it takes many hours to recharge even the most efficient BEV and FCV models can only be refueled at some hydrogen refueling stations, for which there’s no real infrastructure right now. While this may seem like a hopeless venture when considering the number of gas stations around the country and the range offered by simply filling up on gas one organization has put its foot down to ensure the success of BEV and FCV models.

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The Story Continues Next Summer

11.28.16 - Lightning McQueen

We love our movies, we love our cars and if we have kids we typically love animation as well. You don’t have to be a parent to love animation, and what Pixar has done on the silver screen with the movies they have put out over the years has given us some impressive entertainment to enjoy in theaters. This gives us a reason to prepare for a new movie next summer which will be a continuation of a story we’ve enjoyed in two previous movies already. Cars 3 will be in theaters on June 16, 2017 and awe already have a sneak peek trailer to share.

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