Yearly Archives: 2015

I Can’t Drive 55

I Can’t Drive 55

As coined by Sammy Hagar in 1984, in protest to the national maximum speed law, “I can’t drive 55” became a marching tune to call attention and end the national speed limit of 55 mph in the 80’s. The lead single from Sammy Hagar’s 8th studio album, lyrics like “What used to take two hours, now takes all day, it took me 16 hours to get to LA.” or “One foot on the brake and one on the gas, well there’s too much traffic i can’t pass” were used to poke fun at the National Maximum Speed Law. The law, was a provision in the 1974 Emergency Highway energy conservation act which prohibited drivers from going faster than 55 mph. It was enacted and enforced in response to rising crude oil prices and supply disruptions during the 1973 oil crisis. Adversely opposed by most states and most citizens, states fought to make deals and exemptions or de-emphisizing ... read more

Categories:

Blog

Getting Your Power Steering Checked

Getting Your Power Steering Checked

Cars now a days are awesome! There’s really no other way to say it. Modern cars can come equipped with DVD players, Blue Tooth, heated seats, reverse cameras, 4g connectivity, eco modes, they really are awesome. It wasn’t that long ago that it was an add on to have air conditioner, or power windows, or a tape player, and it wasn’t much earlier than that, that cars didn’t even come equipped with power steering! Now, what is power steering, I hear you ask through the copper wires that make up the world wide web. At it’s most basic element, power steering is a device that aids in turning a vehicles wheels. It provides stability at high speeds, dampens road shock while driving, mainly helps turn a vehicle at low speeds with modest effort and just makes driving easier. Now a long time ago, in the early days and even up to the 80’s, most consumer v ... read more

Categories:

Blog

What and where is Route 66?

What and where is Route 66?

There are few things as iconic in as an American road trip. The wide open road, the vast wilderness, the endless oceans, tallest mountains, the largest ball of string, all iconic to the American road trip. Route 66 is world renowned for it’s weird and zany attractions, it’s long empty drives and as being one of the first highways in the US. Originally stretching some 2,400 miles from Chicago southwestward through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and ending in Santa Monica California. The road served as a major path during migration from the horrific dust bowl consuming the Midwest. Which lead to the development and growth of small tourist towns all along the route. The route gained most of it’s popularity because of the geography which it went through. Mostly flat, and connecting to California, the route became very popular with commercial trucking ... read more

Categories:

Blog
If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call Eurotech Car Care Center (254) 200-1009 For Assistance.