Vintage Chevy Nova 2.0L Packs a Modern Punch

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2015 Chevrolet 1967 Nova 2.0 Concept Front AngleDemonstrating the evolution of high-performance and the latest in crate-engine technology, Chevrolet’s turbocharged 1967 Nova 2.0 is a contemporary hot rod with timeless style.

Chevrolet Performance engineers built the car to showcase the “LTG” direct-injected 2.0L turbo crate engine as an alternative to conventional V-8 conversions. Rated at 272 horsepower, it offers comparable power to the 275-hp 327 (5.3L) V-8 originally offered in

Dodge Viper GTS R710

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2015 Dodge Viper GTS R710 Front AngleDownsizing? Hybrid drive? The Dodge Viper has nothing to do with such fashionable eco-drivel. Without a turbo or supercharger in sight, this old style US muscle car draws its might from a naturally aspirated 8.4-litre V10 motor on which its reputation was built.

Installed as far back as possible under the Viper’s long bonnet, this powerhouse motor boasts 649 hp and 814 Nm of torque. Apart from making the big rear tyres work hard for their living, this also calls for a driver with skill and responsibility.

Silverado 3500HD Kid Rock Concept Celebrates Freedom

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Silverado 3500HD Kid Rock Front AngleInspired by his hit song “Born Free,” musician Kid Rock collaborated with Chevrolet to design a customized 2016 Silverado 3500HD “dually” that celebrates freedom and honors American workers.

The truck was introduced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, where it joined other personalized Chevy truck concepts designed to showcase the depth and breadth of the brand’s pickup truck lineup.

Why doesn’t your car have self-inflating tires?

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Self-inflating tire systems are used by truckers and the military has had them for years. But they aren’t offered on ordinary passenger cars, though. True, many cars and trucks today are equipped with tire pressure-monitoring systems, but there’s no way for the driver to do anything about low tire pressure while driving. In this article, we will look at the more general topic of tire pressure and the concept of self-inflating systems.

First, consider that the pressure in the tires on your car or truck is constantly changing. This occurs due to two concepts. The first is that air pressure changes with temperature. When tires get hot, the air pressure in them increases. Conversely, when they get cold, the tire pressure decreases. The second concept is “permeation” which is when air simply leaks out of a tire over time. Tires can lose one or two psi (pounds per square inch) each month due to permeation. Tire pressure can be dramatically affected, of course, if a foreign object punctures the tire too. Sometimes this kind of leak is very slow and drivers simply ignore it.

The Popemobile is a Jeep!

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During the Pope Francis’s visit to the United States in September 2015, he spent a lot of time being shuttled around in a fleet of custom Jeep Wrangler Popemobiles. The Pope also used similar Jeeps during his July 2015 trip to Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraquay. Previously told us that he has traveled in other car brands, such as Isuzu, Kia, Hyundai, and, less frequently, a Mercedes Benz.  For his United States visit, however, he chose a Jeep Wrangler platform much to the delight of US Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealers.

You could say using this vehicle, rather than the more prestigious makes favored by his predecessors, is another example of the humble image Francis is trying to project to the world. “It hurts me when I see a priest or nun with the latest model car,” he once said, “If a car is necessary, please, choose a more humble one. If you still personally want the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger in the world.”

How to Slash Your Car Expenses, Part Two

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Most car owners pay little attention to their car insurance and just pay the premiums year after year. You can be wiser than that. Read on and see how you can save money on this necessary expense.

1)      Shop around. Only 39% of Americans looked for new auto insurance last year, according to a study by JD Power. The next time you need to renew, get annual quotes from other companies. Be sure you look at local companies, too, not just the ones on the internet advertising low rate says

Saving Fuel with Cylinder Deactivation Technology

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“Cylinder Deactivation” is a gas saving technology that has been known for decades and has been used many times with varying degrees of success. Conceptually it is simple. Let’s say you have an 8 cylinder engine. With cylinder deactivation technology, you use all eight cylinders when full power is needed (passing ) and “deactivate” half of them so only 4 are needed (cruising). The service technicians at helped explain to us the how it works:

How to Cut Your Car Expenses, Part One

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Guess how much it costs for you to keep a car on the road? The American Automobile Association estimates that the average mid-size sedan costs roughly $8,700 a year to use and maintain. That breaks down to $725 a month and 58 cents, on average, per mile. That can’t be possible, you say! Well, there are a lot of secondary costs to owning an automobile and they all need to be factored in when determining how much it costs to own and use a car every year.

But, the good news is: you can lower that amount with some effort. In Part One of this article, we will look at ways that you can save in 2 categories: fuel costs and repair costs.