Monthly Archives: May 2014

GM Recalls 2.42 Million Vehicles in Four U.S. Recalls

GM Recalls 2.42 Million Vehicles in Four U.S. Recalls

DETROIT – In a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues, General Motors announced today it is recalling about 2.42 million vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls. The recalls are for: 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia medium crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010 because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers. 1,074,932 of the previous generation 4-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-2008 model years because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever. 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side a ... read more

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Top Weirdest Cars Ever Made

Top Weirdest Cars Ever Made

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Spring Car Maintenance

Spring Car Maintenance

If you think winter weather is hard on you and your family, just imagine the toll it takes on your car each and every day. After months of traveling through snow, sand and salt, you may not even be able to remember what color your car is, let alone what it feels like to have it look all shiny and clean. When the weather warms up it’s time to give your car a fresh, clean look, and while you’re at it, make sure the winter months didn’t do any internal damage that may cost you a lot of money to fix later on. Packing your car with an emergency winter weather kit is a great idea, but once the snow is gone the kit should go too. Don’t clutter your car with an extra snow shovel, ice scraper, sandbags and whatever else you certainly won’t need now that the weather is more hospitable. This will not only free up space, but will also get you better gas mileage if you’re not toting around unnecessary items. As long as you’re de-cluttering your vehicle, now i ... read more

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GPS Trackers On Buy Here Pay Here Cars

GPS Trackers On Buy Here Pay Here Cars

Once the lenders decide that they need their vehicles back, here is how they do it. Keep in mind that many dealers install GPS tracking devices on their vehicles. But the newer devices can do more than just find the vehicle in mind. They can turn off the vehicle remotely or disable it. Since they do not want to do that when the vehicle is in the garage or on private fenced area, they wait till the vehicle is in an area that can be reached to tow away! They often send a spotter to see if the vehicle is in a good location for towing before they disable it with a click of a button! If a co-signer was used but the owner wants to keep it hidden, the co-signer might want to return it to clear his credit name. This conflict of interest often causes the co-signer to act like the spotter to have the vehicle returned back safely! The device attached may also allow the dealers to track customers for several days every half hour if they need to know where the customer ... read more

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