Tag: used engines

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Feb2013

Toyota Recalls

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  In January, Toyota sent out a voluntary recall on over 1 million vehicles, from the Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe to the Lexus IS.  They were recalled for various reasons, spanning from circuits shorting and making airbags expand prematurely to windshield wipers not being tight enough to function properly.   While ... Read More
February 13, 2013Anthony Luna

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Feb2013
  A short while ago, we posted about the powerful, smaller, turbo-charged engines that are becoming so popular with car companies.  Ford, for example, has its 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine in most of its cars.  Or a look at the specs on the most popular cars of ... Read More
February 8, 2013Anthony Luna

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Jan2013
  Aside from your engine, the transmission in your car is one of the most important parts to keep your car running smoothly.  Cars function best at high rotations, but the can't start, stop, or drive slowly at the same rotation speed.  Your transmission, whether you're in ... Read More
January 23, 2013Anthony Luna

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Jan2013

More Favorites

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  Continuing the best-selling list, here are the 5th and 6th most popular cars of 2012.   6.  Nissan Altima   The Altima is a well-built, smooth sedan, MSRP starting $21,760.  The Altima features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and gets 27/38 mpg.  It boasts a few tech innovations like moving-object detection ... Read More
January 9, 2013Anthony Luna

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Jan2013

Continued Countdown

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  Following yesterday's post on #9 and #10 of 2012's top 10 cars, here are the next two on the list.   8.  Toyota Matrix*   The Matrix is a station wagon based on the popular Toyota Corolla, MSRP $19,275, mpg 26/32.  It has a roomy interior and runs ... Read More
January 8, 2013Anthony Luna

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Jan2013

A Year in Review

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  2012 is behind us and 2013 looms before us. And the pressing question on everyone's mind is, of course, "What cars sold best last year?" Okay, maybe not pressing on everyone's mind, but we're going to answer that question for you regardless.  Through the week, then, we'll tell you which cars ... Read More
January 7, 2013Anthony Luna

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Jan2013

Quick Catnap

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  You all have heard it before and you know the idea:  Driving drowsy is dangerous!  Yet people still do it.  While the future may bring cars that make drowsy driving safe, they aren't here yet and going out on the road while tired imperils ... Read More
January 3, 2013Anthony Luna

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Dec2012

Keeping Your Car Worth Its Salt

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  Snow on the road means conditions get pretty bad.  Salt on the road means you're less likely to get hit by someone sliding into you, but on the other hand, you're also going to get salt on your car.  And that means rust, buildup, corrosion, and all sorts of fun ... Read More
December 28, 2012Anthony Luna

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Dec2012

Just Chill

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Not to bring up engines overheating again, but if yours is, it may be because of a coolant leak.  Other signs include coolant on your garage floor, the smell of antifreeze in the air, or your engine exploding into clouds ... Read More
December 14, 2012Anthony Luna

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Dec2012
  Remember how we said earlier that an overheated engine is bad?  Well, if you're in a Ford Escape or Fusion, overheating can have a bit more of a combustible result.   Ford Recall   On Nov. 30, Ford put out a voluntary recall on ... Read More
December 11, 2012Anthony Luna