Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Volt’s Battery Issue: Finally Fixed?

Lately General Motors was having some sort of problem with Chevrolet Volt and yes it’s the issue on batteries. However after a few claims that there problem is at hand of the the guys over at General Motors have finally come up with a solution. The battery pack received some mild structural modifications the guys over at Chevrolet say will make all of the necessary difference. GM will add structural reinforcement that better protects the battery pack from puncture or a coolant leak in a severe side crash, according to Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of global product development. GM is also planning to add a sensor in the reservoir of the battery coolant system to monitor coolant levels and add a temper-resistant bracket to the top of the battery coolant reservoir, which definitely help in increasing the durability of the battery. In addition to that this  will help prevent potential coolant overfill as well as protects the batteries from getting damaged. Also, in the future technicians will drain batteries of their charge following severe crashes. These repairs will just add about three pounds to the weight of the vehicle. GM concluded that the fires resulted from a coolant leak that occurred when the battery pack in the vehicle was punctured during the tests of severe side crashes.

More importantly the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also determined and testify about the said issue. The battery fires happened hours to weeks after the tests as the coolant leaked and eventually created a short circuit. Good thing they have end up with a fix! 

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Grand Cherokee SRT8 2012

I have proven that the Cherokee SRT8 testament need to percentage 0.4 merchandise from the retiring 2010 model’s clip to erst again be saint. Of direction, it’s executable that 525 hp would be sufficiency to take off the feat, but why restraint there?
I  retributive had the possibility to ask the Jeep gang most the possibility of a second-gen Grand Cherokee SRT8, and patch they won’t officially confirm-or, many burning, deny-anything, they did allow that when Chrysler creates an SRT variant of a new fluid, you can mostly wait it to appear within the firstly twain of supporter years after debut. I’d order that pretty unvaried substantiation that Earth module erst again be pumping out bad-a*s SUVs within the close unify of years.2012 Audi A7 Sportback . If Jeep’s accomplishment to do this abstraction, I can say let it all advert out, and play BMW‘s noesis figure-from a course aspirated engine, no less-would be one slant of acquirable technologies for the regular-grade 2011 Grand Cherokee, we’d expect adjustable air springs to gain an appearing in the weapons-grade SRT leader, too, transmission yet sportier handling than before. Low the hood, judge a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated Hemi; production has been rumored as state between 505 and 525 hp, but we bed a sneaking distrust it could be steady higher. Rumblings evoke that the 555-hp BMW X5 M is forthright in Jeep’s sights, as the firewood would be intense to reprocess the head as the world’s quickest production SUV. 

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A Warm Welcome To The Latest Jeep Commander

The Commander is truly answer to the Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe, Cadillac Escalades, and Toyota Sequoias as their competition continues in the automotive industry. When it comes to body style the Commander is a bit of a throwback and more sporty compared to the mentioned car models out there, recalling the boxy design of the once popular in the United States and actually features in some famous auto shows in Europe, the Jeep Wagoneer, and the more recent Cherokee. While Jeep returned to its roots in the body style, it has added quite a few new features and options.  On the other hand there are some excellent features that could be found on the vehicle that would truly make drivers and car enthusiasts impressed. Sales of new large SUVs plummeted 48.1 percent in September from a year ago. For the first nine months of 2005, those sales were 15.5 percent below the same period last year.

What more could you find in this vehicle? Well, speaking of the engine, you can choose between two V-8 choices and a 3.7 liter V-6. An option sure to gain the automotive enthusiast's attention, is the powerful 5.7 liter V-8 Hemi with Daimler-Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System (MDS) option.  When it comes to interior parts it monitors, anticipates, and takes the necessary steps to help avoid rollovers. TCS improves mobility and helps to prevent wheel slippage when accelerating on slick driving surfaces. This system utilizes throttle control as well as the brake application of older traction systems. This state-of-the-art technology provides a more smooth and controlled response over past systems.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Car's Performance Through Intake Kits

Increasing the power and performance of a single vehicle is such a sort of treasure to car owner. The question is how? Well, Air intake kits are the best car performance parts that you can buy nowadays. In fact, you can get a highly quality air intake kit to be installed. Another good advantage of installing a performance air intake kit is that it'll save you on fuel. Cooler air will allow your engine to run on less fuel, and you'll save a lot of money on gas! It can save you around 1 - 5 miles per gallon!

Air intake kit will help lower the temperature of the air coming into the car in order to maximize the engine's strength. This will not only make your car perform better, but it will also help you save on fuel costs. Air intake systems are also very easy to install!Many of them come with long, lasting warranties. Some of them offer a "1,000,000 mile warranty" and some offer lifetime warranties! You'll also receive easy-to-understand instructions on how to install it yourself, and you may find installation to be very simple.

If you follow instructions carefully, it shouldn't take you any more than an hour or two to successfully install your air intake system. Once installed and chosen properly, your engine will love the fresh, cold air that you feed it from the front pipe with a performance air intake kit. This will also help create a pleasant sound. Your engine will be tapping into power that would normally go to waste. There are many different performance air intake systems to choose from, and they all help with ramping up your horsepower and torque.

Fuel Delivery Parts Online

Who among of us drivers would not want a better mileage for our vehicles? Of course we always want to improve the performance of our cars and mileage characteristic is a thing that we should pay attention with. Well, this starts by improving the fuel delivery. If we may not know there is a plenty of different OEM and aftermarket fuel delivery parts that would make a change once you’ve chosen the ideal stuff. These include air intake systems and fuel pumps. However the first thing that you should improve is the intake system which definitely increases the volume of the upcoming air to the outside hood. On the other hand, you are bringing more oxidant to the fuel injector of which increases the power itself.

Another thing is the radical means of the car. This took place when the pumps are performing well. These days, there are a lot of online stores that offer performance fuel delivery parts, which are definitely helpful to the public since they don’t need to go to the local junks just to have those parts because they can be delivered for free on the designated locations. However are thing that you should take into consideration when having those parts. With the number of noted ripped offs, you should consult BBB agency of which you can secure the reputation and the quality of parts a store has. You should also ask some discussion parts of what the ideal brand is in order to avoid future regrets.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fiesta’s Ups and Downs

There were actually debates about the latest ford model – fiesta. Let me give my opinion about it. Don’t be offend in case I point out some downsides of this car. It’s just a fact that I was assigned to do so. I know this would also help you. I don’t want to be biased at some point however. When I found out I'd have the Ford Fiesta hatchback for a weekend trip to western Michigan in which I'd have two passengers plus our luggage, I appeared to be skeptical as we'd make it there in comfort. It was so nice to be able to set out from Chicago with half a tank of gas knowing I wouldn't have to scan highway exit signs for gas stations.
If a hybrid car is out of your budget, the Fiesta's EPA-estimated combined mileage of 33 mpg would be a godsend for a daily commuter. I averaged about 34 mpg with mostly highway driving, but keep in mind the car was loaded down with three people and luggage. Although I wouldn't recommend this subcompact for a cross-country road trip with four adults, I can report we made it to our destination without a single passenger complaint. As long as you're not packing for more than a long weekend, the stylish hatchback handles gear with relative ease. But its surprising space wasn't what I liked best. However, in the occasional traffic jam or while pulling out of a toll plaza, I'd depress the accelerator only to have the transmission lag a few beats while it clearly tried to figure out what gear it wanted to be in.
For the majority of the drive, this transmission setup functioned beautifully. The six-speed automatic is actually a dual-clutch transmission meaning it uses two clutches, instead of a manual's single clutch, for better fuel economy. 
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