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Clean Your Engine Before You Look For a New Car

by zAutos.com on April 17, 2014

When a mechanic tells you your engine is shot, most drivers will immediately start looking for a new car, but the Car Care Council offers a more cost-effective and greener option.

“When it comes to your vehicle, it’s great to be green,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By repowering the vehicle you already own, you will extend its useful life and significantly reduce its impact on the environment. Repowering also makes the vehicle more fuel → Read More

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SRT Viper Special Edition Gets More Exclusive

by zAutos.com on April 16, 2014

Only 50 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition vehicles will be produced and 10 of these will carry a few extra additions. The Time Attack Group package will take all of the aero parts on the Viper TA Special Edition and make them available on the SRT.

A carbon fiber rear deck lid spoiler and two-piece front corner splitters add 339 pounds of downforce at 50 mph to the SRT. Specially tuned Bilstein dampers offer optimal on-track performance for any lucky driver. The Time Package also adds Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, matte black Sidewinder wheels and sway bars → Read More

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Ford Motor Company is taking 392,085 vehicles ranging from model years 2001-2004 and 2012-2014 off the streets in two recall batches.

The largest group is affected by a corrosion issue, which could detach the lower control arm from the subframe, leading to a significant loss in steering control. Ford stated that this may occur if vehicles operate for an extended period in high corrosion environments. The auto manufacturer found that the affected vehicles are registered in 21 states: → Read More

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BMW Boosts i3 Production for U.S. Debut

by zAutos.com on April 15, 2014


BMW has decided to boost production of the i3 to 100 vehicles a day in anticipation of its U.S. launch, according to board member Harald Krueger, as reported by AutoNews. Production levels at the Leipzig, Germany factory had previously been capped at 70 vehicles a day. A BMW spokesman said the factory has produced 5,000 i3 EVs so far.

“The United States will be the biggest market for the i3. Because of this, we have started raising production levels and are currently at → Read More

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Volvo Creates an Inflatable Car Seat

by zAutos.com on April 15, 2014

Following the success of their concept sedan trio, Volvo is back with more innovative designs. Volvo vehicles have been known for their safety and the manufacturer’s latest design fully ecompasses this idea. Their newest creation is a revolutionary inflatable car seat that competes with contemporary designs and is easy to carry. Volvo designers wanted to create a product that was portable and reliable.

The Inflatable Child Seat concept has a pump system that allows the seat to inflate in less than 40 seconds. The total weight of the seat is less than 11 pounds, half the weight → Read More

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