Do you love the unique styling and impressive capability of the Jeep® Renegade — yet desire a vehicle that will offer you hybrid performance and efficiency? There’s good news on the way. By 2020, FCA is planning to release the first ever plug-in hybrid Jeep® Renegade. This new model will be built in Italy, and pre-production is expected to begin in 2019. The upcoming plug-in hybrid version is just one of many updates and enhancements on the horizon for the Jeep® Renegade. The 2019 Renegade sets itself apart with some tweaks to its styling as well as an updated powertrain lineup. This model will offer a new 177-horsepower, 1.3-liter turbocharged Read More →

The Grumman F6F Hellcat was the most accomplished Allied aircraft during WWII. Taking its cue from this historic fighter plane, Dodge designed the Hellcat engine in 2015. Engineers took the classic 6.2-liter Hemi and added supercharger. The result was nothing short of revolutionary. Now that we are a few years down the road, Dodge has taken the bold step of putting that same Hellcat engine under the hood of the best 4×4 truck on the road. This Hellcat-enhanced truck is called the Ram Rebel 1500 TRX. It’s destined to be the most powerful half-ton truck on the road. Ram recently showed off the upcoming truck, in concept form, at the Read More →

As we grow older, life becomes more and more hectic. Between appointments, work, seeing friends, and just relaxing, it can be difficult to find the time to get exercise in on a regular basis. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few simple ways that you can exercise in your car on your daily commute. Wrists and Forearms For this exercise, all that you need is a simple grip strengthener that you can pick up at a store down the street for a few bucks. Give yourself 10-15 minutes on each wrist on your commute. Biceps As long as you aren’t looking to become a bodybuilder, 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 →

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 →

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 →

Chevy Camaro History

The new Chevy Camaro is being released to dealers nationwide. Though this muscle car is known worldwide for its styling and power, we thought we would take a trip down memory lane. Looking back at the Chevy Camaro history, it’s no wonder this car has become so popular over the years. According to Forbes, this is the sixth-generation Camaro to be available in the US. Dating back to 1967, this pony car remains one of the most popular of its kind. After 49 years there are some surprising changes, as well as some retro throwbacks. “The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be in dealer showrooms in a matter of weeks Read More →

Car color

Selecting a new car is a very in-depth process. There are a lot of decisions to make. One of the most important is the color of your new vehicle. According to a report from Fox Business, each car color also has something to say about your personality. Read on to discover what each car color stands for. Black Black vehicles are among the most popular, due in part to the sense of sophistication they create. White On the other spectrum are white vehicles, which represent a more practical level of refinement. Silver Trendsetters tend to set out in silver vehicles, keeping up with popular culture. Grey Rather than stand out Read More →

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