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Jeep Radiator’s Reliable Backup

By , October 14, 2017 7:29 am

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Step up the heat in your Jeep’s engine. Our Jeep Expansion Tanks will make sure that your cooling system gets the extra lift.

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Constant fuel combustion results to the heating up of vehicle engine. Because of this, the coolant present in the engine expands. This is especially true with the grueling condition of terrains that all-wheel drive vehicles, like the Jeep face. For this reason, Jeep Expansion Tanks are needed. Jeep’s expansion tank, also known as overflow tank, coolant reservoir, or overflow canister, is a chamber that supplies storage space for the coolant when it expands. Jeep Expansion Tanks are usually linked to the radiator’s overflow tube.

How do Jeep Expansion Tanks function? When a Jeep engine cools down, a vacuum is produced in the vehicle’s cooling system. This process, in turn, results to the sucking of coolant in the Jeep expansion tube back into the system. The coolant can move between the system and the expansion tank as it expands and contracts. This is because the cooling system that contains a Jeep expansion tube is a sealed system. As a result, no coolant is lost. A lack of a Jeep expansion tank may cause the coolant to flow out of the overflow tube and the cooling system, spilling onto streets or roads.

Another crucial job of Jeep Expansion Tanks is to get rid of air bubbles from the cooling systems of Cherokee, Compass, Commander, Liberty, and Wrangler. Coolant without air bubbles absorbs heat much faster, and thus, far more efficient than coolant with air bubbles.

The basic difference between a Jeep radiator and a Jeep expansion tank is that the former is always full, while the latter’s level of coolant constantly changes ?increases and decreases. Replacing Jeep Expansion Tanks can be done fairly simply. Installation involves mounting the expansion tank adjacent the radiator, connecting it to the overflow tube, and replacing the radiator cap. A few aftermarket part manufacturers, such as IK Multimedia and RC2, offer quality replacement Jeep Expansion Tanks. Maintaining the Jeep expansion tank is needed to make sure that the radiator holds up in demanding situations that may require temperature control.

Jaguar XK 8: Sporty Yet Classy

By , October 9, 2017 2:48 pm

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The Jaguar XK 8 has been crafted as coupes and convertibles. This vehicle also sports long and elegant lines that have made it quite a distinct vehicle that surely exudes luxury and sophistication. This vehicle is the first vehicle from Jaguar to receive eight cylinders which is called the new Jaguar AJ V8 engine.

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From the Jaguar brand of vehicles comes yet another vehicle that is surely on its way to speeding up to popularity and fame. This vehicle is the Jaguar XK 8, and it is a part of Jaguar’s XK series. This series has been considered to be a modern Grand Touring coupe and convertible from the brand.

The production of the Jaguar XK 8 had actually started back in the year 1996 although the very first vehicles were set out and sold in the market come the following year. This vehicle replaced the niche that the defunct Jaguar XJS left behind when its production was permanently halted. It has already gone through a first generation and is currently on its second. Indeed, the Jaguar XK 8 has been making breakthroughs and achieving them for Jaguar. This vehicle is the first vehicle from Jaguar to receive eight cylinders which is called the new Jaguar AJ V8 engine.

The Jaguar XK 8 has been crafted as coupes and convertibles. This vehicle also sports long and elegant lines that have made it quite a distinct vehicle that surely exudes luxury and sophistication. It has a 2 + 2 seating. And yes, despite its being elegant and sophisticated, the Jaguar XK 8 also performs well and is up for speed. It has been equipped with an engine that could produce some 290 units of horsepower.

Comfort has also been considered by the company when they produced the Jaguar XK 8. For drivers, this vehicle is one that they certainly would want to drive over and over again. It holds Connolly leather seats that are not too firm yet not too soft either. Space and roominess has also not been sacrificed so as not to give passengers a suffocating and very uncomfortable feel. The Jaguar XK 8 can actually accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. Its engine is a DOHC V8 engine with 32 valves. This machine has the capacity to produce some 290 units of horsepower at 6100 rpm and some 290 units of torque at 4250 rpm. Its top speed has been recorded as 155 mph. It can achieve 17 mpg for city driving and 24 mpg as per highway travails.

Installing an Amplifier into your Car

By , October 4, 2017 9:34 pm

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With many car audio systems out there falling well short of tolerable a ideal solution is the addition of an amplifier. An amplifier can be used for one of two things. It can be used to power speakers the speakers that are in the cabin of the car or they can be used to power a sub-woofer in the boot of the car. Both uses provide a greater listening experience.

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With many car audio systems out there falling well short of tolerable a ideal solution is the addition of an amplifier. An amplifier can be used for one of two things. It can be used to power speakers the speakers that are in the cabin of the car or they can be used to power a sub-woofer in the boot of the car. Both uses provide a greater listening experience.

Installing an amplifier is not as difficult as many think. It is a simple 2 hour task that can be performed by anyone with a little knowledge of the electrics of a car. The first thing to do would be to connect the wires to the back of the stereo. This involves taking the stereo out of the dash so you can access the RCA plugs at the back of the stereo. Depending on the amount of channels the amplifier has, usually 4 or 2, there will be 2 RCA plugs. You need to plug these RCA cables into the back of the stereo. The second wire to plug into the back of the stereo is the remote wire. This wire tells the amplifier to turn on and off with the stereo.

Once the plugs are in the back of the stereo you need to run the wires to the boot of the car. This is done through the cabin and can be concealed under plastic panels on the door trims on the floor of the car. Once the wire’s have been run you need to connect the other ends to the amplifier. This is a simple task as all sockets on the amplifier are labeled. Once the wires are in you simply need to wire up the speaker wires to your sub-woofer or your speakers and test the sound. If there is no sound you need to back track and see where you went wrong. If the sound is working you need to go ahead and secure the amplifier somewhere in the boot so it doesn’t move around while you’re driving.

Most car audio installers will charge you an arm and a leg to install an amplifier when it is quite simple and can be done by most people.

Preview of Select 2007 Automobiles

By , September 30, 2017 4:35 am

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2007 is shaping up as an important year for many automakers. GM and Ford have been been hit hard while Asian automakers are thriving. What’s in it for you? Read on and I’ll tell you what I know!

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Many model year 2007 vehicles have already hit new car showrooms starting with several new SUVs built by General Motors. The upcoming model year is shaping up as one likely to be filled with many changes as automakers reshape their line ups and prepare for the coming invasion of cheap imports from China. The choices for consumers have never been better and prices are actually lower for many models, therefore competition is good and you are the winner. Let’s take a look at five vehicles certain to grab much attention as they are released during this year.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac ?Based on the Explorer body, the Sport Trac has a wheelbase that is nearly 17 inches longer than the Explorer and a bed made out of composite material. With four doors and a truck bed, the SUV/pick up truck “hybrid?does double duty with plenty of style. Powered by a 4.0L V6, the 4.6L V8 found in the Expedition is also available. You can get the Sport Trac in either 2 of 4 wheel drive.

Mazda CX-7 ?Mazda jumps in to the crossover craze with its attractive looking CX-7. As a five door hatch/SUV “hybrid?the five passenger CX-7 will be powered by a turbo charged 2.3L I4 engine producing a remarkable 244 h.p. Available in front or all wheel drive, the CX-7 combines the athletic look of a sports car with the look of a curvy SUV. Ford and Lincoln will also get versions of the vehicle.

Suzuki SX-4 ?One of the lesser known Japanese brands, Suzuki is attempting to get a bigger piece of the pie by introducing new and revised versions of its models to the North American market. The SX-4, a compact crossover vehicle, is Suzuki’s latest attempt to reach their goals. Available as either a front wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicle, the five door SX-4 is powered by a 2.0L I4 and is aimed squarely at Subaru lovers. It is the opinion of this writer that Suzuki must work on styling first before success can be expected; mostly everything the automaker produces is quite bland.

Chevrolet Suburban ?As part of the general’s overhaul of its midsize and large SUVS and trucks, the brawny Suburban debuts with many changes in place. All new sheet metal, displacement on demand engineering, and a remote power rear lift gate, are some of the chief changes with this big SUV. Naturally, in the face of $2 or $3 per gallon gasoline the Suburban presents a thirsty offering for owners. However, if it is a big SUV you need, then the all new Suburban may fill the bill for you.

Hyundai Entourage ?Sharing a platform with the Kia Sedona, the Entourage is Hyundai’s first minivan. Unlike the Sedona, only the long wheelbase version will be available. Powered by a 3.8L V6, the engine is mated to a five speed automatic transmission. An important feature with the Entourage is the third row seat which folds flat into the floor.

Yes, the 2007 model year is already here for some models. Prices are very competitive and the latest technology has been included with many vehicles. Shop and save today on a model that is certain to please you!

Looking For Nissan Parts?

By , September 26, 2017 10:25 am

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Does your Nissan car need repairs? Well wouldn’t you consider buying Nissan parts for your repairs? If you said “yes? that’s because Nissan has always given us good quality parts in any of their vehicles. So naturally, we’d want to give our cars quality parts if they needed to be repaired.

All the Nissan parts that are in the vehicle play a big part in the cars appearance and the way it operates. That’s why if you are going to repair the vehicle you should use authentic N…

Does your Nissan car need repairs? Well wouldn’t you consider buying Nissan parts for your repairs? If you said “yes? that’s because Nissan has always given us good quality parts in any of their vehicles. So naturally, we’d want to give our cars quality parts if they needed to be repaired.

All the Nissan parts that are in the vehicle play a big part in the cars appearance and the way it operates. That’s why if you are going to repair the vehicle you should use authentic Nissan parts. So you can keep the quality and performance of your car.

Without using quality Nissan parts, the performance of Nissan cars would not be the same. If you own a Nissan car that needs repair you should take it somewhere that offers Nissan parts. You can go to a Nissan dealer, but their might not always be one in you’re area, so you can go to a garage or body shop for repairs. If they don’t have the specific parts you need they can order it for you.

If you need you can always ask the price of the parts and labour before you have the repairs done. You can even check out estimates at many other garages to compare pricing. That way you can get the best price around.

Many Nissan parts carry a warranty, so be sure to keep the warranty in a safe place. Also the garage you go to can offer warranties as well. Be sure to ask if they offer any warranties.

Nissan cars are very popular, they have a wide range of car types. From family to sports cars, doesn’t matter the type Nissan offers the same quality cars. So be sure to take of them. You’d want your cars to last you many years to come.

Preparing Your Car For Winter

By , September 25, 2017 12:17 pm

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There are many of us who love the automobile and the freedom that goes along with it. However, nothing lasts forever and all car owners would benefit if they knew more about their vehicle. Large repair bills can be reduced with some basic preventive maintenance and knowledge. The more you know, the more money you will save!

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SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE

Questions to ask yourself before taking your automobile to the shop:

-How and when did you first notice the problem?
-Can you make the problem occur? How?
-Are there any abnormal readings on the instrument panel guages,any warning lights coming on?
-Where is the noise coming from?
-How frequently does it occur?
-Does the problem occur when the engine is cold or hot?
-Is the problem related to vehicle speed or engine speed?
-Does the outside temperature make a difference?

The time it takes for a mechanic to start from square one with your vehicle will cost you precious time and money. Prepare a written description about your vehicle problem using the list above and go over it with your mechanic.

WINTER PREPARATION & PROTECTION

Doors & Locks:
Avoid stuck or frozen doors by lubricating the hinges and wiping a recommended preservative on your car door rubber seals, your parts dealer will know what you need. It’s also a good idea to have a small can of lock de-icer for frozen door locks, keep it somewhere outside your vehicle.

Windshields:
Your windshield not only protects you from harmful UV rays but accounts for 20 percent of the structural integrity of your automobile. You do not want to run out of washer fluid especially during wet snow conditions. Keep the windshield washer reservoir full with WINTER washer fluid and a spare jug in the trunk. Replace wiper blades once a year or when they start to leave streaks across your windshield.

Lights:
Before that big trip check to see that all your lights are operating properly and easily visible to other drivers. If in doubt get your headlights properly aligned. Check your headlights for condensation inside the bulb, this tells you that the bulb is no longer sealed and will fail sooner than later.

Tires:
Check your tire pressure and tread condition. Good ice and snow tires are recommended on all four wheels. Tires have built-in wear indicators that appear as a bald strip when there is 1.6 millimeters of tread remaining. When this limit is reached it is definitely time for new tires!

Engine Service:
Change your oil to 5w30 for winter driving. This grade of oil flows easier and helps your engine start in the cold. Replace the engine fuel filter at least once a year. One tow-truck bill could buy you a lot of fuel filters!

Battery:
Service your battery by getting it load tested and the terminals cleaned. Check your alternator belt. If it fails your battery will no longer receive a charge and soon lose it’s reserve power. Winter driving at night puts a huge demand on your charging system so it pays to get it checked out.

Cooling System:
Get your engine coolant tested and adjusted to prevent the coolant from freezing up. It’s recommended to have your cooling system flushed or coolant replaced every two to three years. Check for leaks in your cooling system with a pressure test. This is a quick check that detects any weak areas. Get your engine fan belt checked. It operates your water pump which circulates the coolant and controls the engine temperature. The engine thermostat should be replaced every two to three years depending on vehicle manufacturer requirements.

These tips are very basic and you are probably familiar with a few of them already. The point is if you go on a trip without checking the simple things on your vehicle there is a possibility of trouble down the road. These checks can be done during a routine service visit which will prevent a major failure.

One point to not overlook is finding a good mechanic you can trust and who knows you and your vehicle. A professional auto repair shop will always advise you before going ahead with extra repairs. You can easily find a reputable repair shop by asking for references and doing a background check with the Better Business Bureau in your area.

Hummer H1: The Last Time To Shine

By , September 23, 2017 1:17 am

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The Hummer H1 truck has been known as a gas guzzler. It also has been crafted, designed, and popularized as a military-style status symbol. To top it all off, this vehicle has also been suffering from poor sales. That is the very reason why the company has decided to cut and entirely halt the production of the Hummer H1.

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Soon, it will be the time to say goodbye to the Hummer H1. This vehicle is actually a truck which is produced by the General Motors Corporation. One of the latest news from the company is that the Hummer H1 would soon be on the list of those that will move on no further.

The Hummer H1 truck has been known as a gas guzzler. It also has been crafted, designed, and popularized as a military-style status symbol. To top it all off, this vehicle has also been suffering from poor sales. That is the very reason why the company has decided to cut and entirely halt the production of the Hummer H1 and instead, focus on marketing and focusing its resources on their other vehicles that sell well and bring in the cash.

Since 1996, this vehicle has already been in production. It has been crafted in three styles which comprise of the convertible-like soft top, the four-door hard top pickup truck, and the station wagon. On the other hand, there are still some other styles for the Hummer H1 which did not quite cause a stir among automobile buyers. These other styles include the pick up truck with two doors and the slantback which holds four doors.

The last batch of Hummer H1s would soon be rolling out the company’s production plant come June this year. It is not so effective when it comes to mileage for it could only run some 10 miles on a gallon of fuel. Despite this, the Hummer H1 would still be remembered fondly since it is the foundation of the Hummer brand.

According to Dayna Hart, GM’s spokesperson for the Hummer brand, “We are discounting it because it’s a low volume niche vehicle and we will dedicate out resources now

Interior Car Floor Mats Are A Must Have For Living In The Northwest

By , September 20, 2017 6:35 pm

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Living in the state of Washington requires driving in all types of weather conditions.

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Living in the state of Washington requires driving in all types of weather conditions. Whether I’m driving in rain, slush, snow or its dry and dusty, my vehicle’s interior floor was vulnerable to a quick deterioration if left unprotected. Repeated, everyday use and exposure to the elements a vehicle’s floor will quickly devalue your vehicle’s appearance. Here’s a list of the most common offenders to damaging your vehicle’s interior floor:

– Foot friction wear from the driver and passengers entering and exiting
– Moisture- rain, slush, snow
– Mud and road grime
– Fast food and sticky soda pop that spills
– Shoe grime and crude stuck to your shoe

For maximum protection of my Chevy Suburban’s interior, I accessorized it with custom, form fitting WeatherTech floor liners for the first, second and third rows and a WeatherTech cargo liner for the back. Now every inch of floor space throughout my spacious Suburban is protected.

Before I bought the WeatherTech floor liners and cargo liner products, I wanted to shop to find the best product for my vehicle and my lifestyle. What I discovered while shopping was a vast selection of floor mats, floor liners and cargo liners. There is such a difference between manufacturers, price, materials used and the fit.

For me, living in Washington State with its temperamental weather conditions, l needed all-weather floor liners that would fully protect and shield my vehicle’s OEM carpet. Only after researching all the different types of floor mats available, did I realize carpet floor mats are better suited for drier climates typical of the southern part of the United States. Hence, all floor mats and liners are not all alike and have different features for different climates.

Once I narrowed my search down to finding all weather floor protection products, I could look at the difference between all rubber or high tech poly-based materials – floor mats and floor liners. The difference between a mat and liner isn’t as obvious as it may seem. A floor mat is easily removable and doesn’t cover the whole floor area. Today’s floor liners are digitally, custom molded and shaped to the vehicle’s interior specifications for a quality fit and maximum protection.

For me the choice was easy with kids, Labrador dogs and an active life, I chose to go with floor liners by WeatherTech. The liners fit every exposed inch of my vehicle’s interior floor. The appearance is complementary to my upholstery and dash. Clean up of the floor mats is easy by simply vacuuming and lightly wiping any remaining dirt off with a damp cloth. I am quite satisfied with my purchase of the WeatherTech floor mat and cargo liner and would recommend them to anyone looking for a superior floor protection product.

Driving Through The Desert

By , September 19, 2017 4:03 pm

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It is important that you do take some time to check your vehicle before you actually go through a journey through the desert. This is because the excess heat on your vehicle could make it act up.

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It is important that you do take some time to check your vehicle before you actually go through a journey through the desert. This is because the excess heat on your vehicle could make it act up. Also, you would not want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without any means of communicating for help to anyone.

If you are planning on driving through the desert to some location, automobile experts suggest that you inform somebody about your plans. Let them know when you are going, when you should be expected to return, as well as where is the exact location of your destination.

You should also get a full service tune up before you start on your voyage. You should also bring your car for service at least a week or two weeks before your planned trip. That way, if there are any things that need to be worked on, the personnel could start on it. While at it, have the personnel check your battery terminals for corrosion. If there are, these should be cleaned with a wire brush that has been dipped in baking soda and water. Also add distilled water to your battery if your batteries are sealed.

Go through your tires as well. Inspect for wear. Also, maintain the proper air pressure on your tires. You should know the right amount of pressure by checking your car owner’s manual. Your radiator should also be checked for leaks.

As per your coolant, check for strength in the radiator overflow reservoir. You should be able to do this using a hydrometer. Make sure that the antifreeze is clean and that it is filled up to the proper level as indicated in your car. Now, if the coolant has not yet been replaced or flushed for the last 15,000 miles, this would be the right time to do so.

High Caliber Challenge Awaiting Boston College Students

By , September 16, 2017 7:03 am

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College students from the Boston area are invited to join the “Dodge High Caliber Challenge? Of course, this type of competition is open for college students who are attending a university of college located in Boston. Also, it is important to note that people who are interested in joining should be interested in taking long drives and in taking road trips.

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College students from the Boston area are invited to join the “Dodge High Caliber Challenge? Of course, this type of competition is open for college students who are attending a university of college located in Boston. Also, it is important to note that people who are interested in joining should be interested in taking long drives and in taking road trips.

Tom Loveless who is a member of the Dodge’s marketing and global communications department states, “The Dodge High Caliber Challenge gives college students a chance to experience and win the boldest new compact car on the market today, while raising awareness and money for the Global Music Project. Equipped with a Chill Zone beverage storage bin, Music Gate Power liftgate speakers, available MP3 jack, and a self-charging removable flashlight, the all-new Dodge Caliber has all the essentials for a road trip.?
To join, interested college students should first submit an essay. They would be dwelling on the reasons they have why they want to take this road trip. They would also have to discuss how they will be using the all-new Dodge Caliber to raise awareness for the Global Music Project during the road trip which will be done in a duration of five days. Of course, these students must be full-time college students. They should be 18 years old to 25 years old only and should be completely enrolled in an accredited college or university during the 2006 spring semester. More information about this could be accessed through the Internet at www.DodgeHighCaliberChallenge.com.

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