The Guinness Book of World Records is known for recording everything from the most impressive to the most outlandish feats ever accomplished by mankind. Now, Chevrolet is going down in history with a Guinness World Record of its own, earned by the brand’s very own 2017 Silverado HD. The title is for Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. To accomplish this goal, the Silverado had to pull a massive United States flag for 100 meters without letting it touch the ground. The 2017 Silverado HD used a new and improved version of the truck’s Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel engine. The engine’s output of 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of Read More →

When most people think of off-roading, they think of summer – warm weather, freedom, and all the trees and plants in full greenery. However, fall might be the best time of the year to go adventuring since you’re not subject to the blistering heat. With the Jeep Wrangler hardtop, you can enjoy venturing off the beaten path without worrying about the chilly autumn air, and you can enjoy that stunning fall foliage, too! There’s no mystery why the Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular models on the market for outdoor enthusiasts. With best-in-class off-road performance and its signature 4×4 capability, the Wrangler is ready to take on the Read More →

emergency car kit

With fall approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to keep in your emergency car kit this winter. Winter is the most dangerous time of the year to have a break down, and having the right supplies can save your life. First, you should always have food and water in your car. Keep shelf-stable snacks like granola bars along with bottled water in your car in case you’re stuck for a long time waiting for a tow. If you don’t already have a first-aid kit in your car, get one now! Flares can alert help if you’re stuck on the side of the road without service, so Read More →

Chrysler Pacifica Safety

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica performed well in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning it a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In order to earn the + designation, a vehicle must have available forward collision mitigation technology in addition to earning a good rating in all crash test categories. The Chrysler Pacifica safety technology that helped garner the + rating includes its available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward-Collision Warning, which earned a superior rating from the IIHS. The IIHS has five tests for crashworthiness for which “good” is the highest possible rating, including moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint evaluations. According to the Read More →

Best Fall Activities

Fall is a time known for high school football, sweatpants, hoodies, and family gatherings. In addition to cooler weather, fall also offers plenty of family-friendly activities that can be planned on short notice and completed in a single day. Here are some of the best fall activities recommended by us here at Carl Hogan! Decorate – Fall is full of festivities, from Halloween to Thanksgiving. While you shouldn’t gather some pumpkins just yet, it’s a great time to add some seasonal decorations, like cornstalks and rocking chairs on the front porch. Drive – Take a drive through a tree-filled area and take in a wonder that only comes around once Read More →

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup that can conquer any task. The latest model comes stocked with plenty of new features that make this truck more capable and versatile than ever. Boasting changes that range from colors to technology and more, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is bound to be a hit among enthusiasts, drivers, and truck lovers alike. Before we get to the changes, let’s touch on what’s not changing. First, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will continue its availability in ten models. The new model will also carry over most of its existing features. The 2017 Silverado 1500 loses three colors, Slate Grey Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Read More →

Prevent Sun Damage

Just like exposure to the sun can damage your skin, sunlight can also damage your car’s “skin.” Over time, exposure to the sun’s rays does a number to your car, both outside and inside. To ensure your car is protected from this threat, here are some ways to prevent sun damage.   Wash It: Regularly cleaning and waxing your car, including thoroughly drying it, will keep corrosive dirt from building up. Wax your tires too and clean up all trash inside the car.   Hide It: Park your car in shaded, secluded areas where it’s not out in the open and exposed to direct sunlight.   Screen It: Use a Read More →

Chrysler Bug Bounty Program

As cars become more and more like computers, filled with digital technology that tells them how to perform, computers hackers now pose a threat to the automotive industry—and to drivers. Security surpasses simply protecting your presence online and through your phone; hackers are trying to gain access and control to vehicles through on-board computer systems. Because Chrysler cares about its customer’s security and safety, the automaker is taking proactive steps to improve security in its vehicles. However, Chrysler isn’t doing it alone; it’s calling on the help of its customers. Through the website BugCrowd, Chrysler is issuing a financial reward for hackers who can find security gaps and defects in Read More →

Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact

FCA recently took home four awards from Strategic Vision for Total Quality Impact. Designed to measure the overall customer experience, this massive survey determined that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Fiat 500, Dodge Challenger, and Jeep Grand Cherokee each performed the best in their segments. According to Chrysler, the Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact (TQI) awards survey more than 39,000 vehicle owners about more than 155 aspects of their specific vehicle. This examines things like maintenance and performance, as well as overall satisfaction, excitement, and personality. With quality ranking as one of the highest factors, it was easy to see why so many FCA model won. “We see time and again Read More →

Detailing your car not only makes it look nice, but it can also increase the resale value of your vehicle. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips for auto detailing. From the basics to expert tricks, we’ve got it all. According to Popular Mechanics, you should normally start with the carpet and mats so you don’t forget about some of the hard to reach places. Try using a stiff brush to knock free any dirt, and spray compressed air in any area that is hard to reach. If you don’t own a quality wet/dry vacuum, stop by a local car wash for a coin operated machine. Want that Read More →