Friday, August 26, 2016

Honoring Dogs: AAA Safe Tips For Traveling With Your Four-Legged Friend

These Tips Are Courtesy of AAA.......


Traveling with your pet is becoming more popular as hotels, restaurants, and destinations are offering more pet-friendly options. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, more than three in four (77%) pet owners enjoy bringing their furry companions for a car ride. Yet more than one in three (35%) admit to never restraining their pet while riding in the car. This can lead to added distractions for the driver and increased dangers for all passengers, including pets.

Dangers of Traveling with Your Pet
Almost two in five (37%) pet owners stated they do not use a pet restraint because they primarily take short trips with their pet. However, in the case of a crash, a loose pet will be thrown around the vehicle regardless of trip length – a danger to passengers as well as the animal.


“A 10-pound dog involved in a crash at only 30 mph becomes a 300 pound projectile, while an unrestrained 80-pound dog will exert approximately 2,400 pounds of force,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy, AAA – The Auto Club Group. "This poses a serious risk of injury or even death for either your pet or anyone else in its path, reinforcing the importance of restraining your four-legged friend every time they are in the car."

Monday, August 22, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Hyundai And Mitsubishi Are In The Hot Seat


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AUTOMAKER: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 82,436
SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles and 2016 Outlander and Lancer vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a constant velocity transmission (CVT) that, in certain driving conditions, may cause a delay in the vehicle accelerating.
CONSEQUENCE:
A hesitation during acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Mitsubishi Motors Is In The Hot Seat


MANUFACTURER: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
NO. OF IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 45,731
SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain model year 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured June 25, 2014, through November 25, 2015 and equipped with a 2.0L engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). During assembly, a clamp for a CVT hose may not have been properly secured, allowing the hose to detach and leak 
transmission fluid.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Three 2017 Luxury Models Expected To Shake Up The Soft Car Market


Kia Cadenza
Competition: Chevy Impala, Nissan Maxima, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon and Buick LaCrosse

Volvo S90
Competition: Genesis G80 (Hyundai Genesis), Cadillac CTS, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6,  Infiniti Q70, Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Genesis G90 (formerly the Hyundai Equus)
Competition: Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, Cadillac CT6, BMW 7-Series  and Lexus LS 400

Monday, August 8, 2016

Its Recall Mondays: Chrysler, Jeep And Ram Are In The Hot Seat



1. MANUFACTURER: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

NO. OF VEHICLES IMPACTED: 412,855
 
SUMMARY:

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade and RAM ProMaster vehicles equipped with 9-speed automatic transmissions. The transmission sensor clusters may have insufficient crimps in the transmission wire harness, and as a result, the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

2017 Genesis G80 Pricing Undercuts Competition Despite Price Bump Over Outgoing 2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

2017 Genesis G80

Genesis G90 with the lead exterior designer Andre Hudson
The all-new 2017 Genesis G80, formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis sedan, will make its U. S. debut at dealerships later this month. Genesis is first new luxury brand to land stateside since the arrival of Acura, Infiniti and Lexus in the late eighties. Genesis has announced pricing on its midsize vehicle, which go head-to-head with the BMW 5-series, Lexus GS and Cadillac CTS. 

Pricing for the midsize luxury vehicle, outfitted with a 6-cylinder engine, start at $42,350, which also includes destination charges. To put things in comparison, pricing for the outgoing Hyundai Genesis sedan starts out the gate at $39,700, $2,650 less than the G80. And pricing for the 2016 base BMW 5-Series with a 4-cylinder, 2016 Lexus GS with a 6-cylinder and 2016 Cadillac CTS with a 4-cylinder starts at $51,195, $50,950 and $46,555, respectively.