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preparing for a smog or emissions test

California is the toughest state when it comes to vehicle emissions. They have strict standards and they check the emissions that your car emits every two years. Often called a “smog check”, this test is needs to be done or can't register your car next registration period. In most other states, a car’s emissions are checked every year during an annual inspection. If the car fails the emissions test, then it won’t receive a new inspection sticker. Problem is that lots of cars fail smog

what do i do if i hit an animal with my car?

The sun has gone down and you are driving home listening to music on the radio. Then all the sudden, a blurry shape jumps right in front of you. You feel a car-shaking thump and you jam on the brakes. “Good God, what was that!” you think. As soon as you pull over and jump out of your car, you see an injured deer laying by the edge of the road. What do you do now? Compassion Issues A compassionate person would naturally wonder how badly the poor animal was hurt. Unless you are a veterinarian, there is like

automotive water leaks - what should we do?

You should deal with water leaks in your car as soon as you can. If it remains too long in a car’s interior, it will grow mold and possibly corrode electronic connectors and parts. In this article, we will look at the 6 most common sources of water leaks that occur in automobiles. Do I actually have a leak? The first sign of a leak into a car or truck is usually a soaked carpet. You will likely see the water pooling somewhere but in some cases, you might actually smell mold growing. In many cases, finding t

how catalytic converters work

Back in the pre-emissions regulation days, cars and trucks pumped out a lot of air pollution. Since it was particularly severe in some areas of the country, individual states started mandating maximum allowable emissions levels within their territories. The first to do so was the state of California in 1968; others soon jumped in. By the early '70s, the federal government stepped in and started phasing-in even more restrictive emissions standards for the entire country. According to our sources

ram trucks help one more time a cause worth sponsoring!

#RAMGivesThanks Helps to Give Positive Light to Rural America The Richards Group, an outstanding publicizing office has worked with Fiat Chrysler on their backup RAM Trucks to make another idyllic and important business spot. FCA has made an extraordinary showing with regards to during the last 3-5 years to truly

chrysler pacifica: why do we like it?

The New Pacifica: Not Just Ground-Breaking, But Earth-Saving Fiat Chrysler has figured out how to pull together the first real hybrid-plug-in minivan, and it is huge breakthrough for the segment and the auto industry all together when talking about fuel-economy. The new Pacifica Hybrid with plug-in technology is going to really set the pace not just for the minivan segment, but for almost every segment moving forward. Not because it is a hybrid or a plug-in, because let’s face it we have se

2017 pacifica gets better and better. here's why!

Already a leader in Canada’s minivan sales, Chrysler further expands the lineup of the Pacifica models. There are new LX and Touring trim levels that will join the already available Touring-L, Touring-L Plus and Limited. As you might know, the Already Canada’s minivan sales leader, FCA Canada has expanded the lineup for its segment-leading 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As you might know, one of the reasons for model’s success is that it is produced in Canada, in the award-winning Winsor Assembly Plant. So

the popemobile: what are the notable features?

The Jeep Brand Provides the Popemobile The “Popemobile” is an informal term used to refer to the vehicle that the Pope is traveling in, as you may have guessed!  And during Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. in September 2015, he spent plenty of time being shuttled around in a custom Jeep Wrangler Popemobile fleet.  The Pope also used similar Jeeps during his July 2015 trip to South America.  Previously  he has been transported in other car brands, such as Isuzu, Kia, Hyundai, and, less fre

vehicle battery running low? here are some tips to enhance performance!

Four Reasons why your car’s battery might keep dying Extreme Temperatures Extreme cold and/or heat can stress the internal structure and chemistry of a car battery and induce premature failure and a weak battery.  In many cases, there’s almost nothing you can do about temperature extremes but it os a factor that you should know about.  Chemically what goes on is called “sulfation,” which is a build-up of lead sulfate crystals w

blowing the fuse: how, when and why

Have you Blown a fuse? Usually, something will simply stop working to indicate that a fuse has blown. For example, it could be the turn signals, the backup lights or some other electrically-powered item.  The solution is replacement of the fuse. This is what the Service Manager at Suburban, a full-service Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM car dealership in Farmington Hills, MI, says to do. During the course of owning a car, there’s a strong chance that a fuse will blow out.  You

timing belts: what they didn't tell you?

What timing belts are  A timing belt is a ribbed rubber belt deep in the engine that couples your engine’s crankshaft to to camshaft(s) above. Basically, a timing belt keeps the valves in the top half of the engine rotating concurrently with the pistons and crankshaft in the lower half. This is essential for proper operation of the vehicle! Keep reading to learn more about timing belts!  But not all cars have them  Today, some cars and trucks have timing belts, but some have metal tim

vehicle maintenance: what should you know?

What to Know About Dealer Options Here are some fabulous add-ons that you should consider for your vehicle: Performance Upgrades  Some dealers will be glad to add authorized performance accessories to your vehicle. Best part is that you may get these installed at the dealership and tack their price onto your monthly financing plan.  Floor Mats Good For Every and All Season There are inexpensive floor mats, and there are factory floor mats.  Factory floor mats are generally expensive but bo