Showing posts from January, 2013

2014 Jeep Compass


The New Way to Navigate: 2014 Jeep® Compass Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm by in Jeep Compass, News

Say hello to the new 2014 Jeep® Compass, the most capable compact SUV. When you combine its unsurpassed 4×4 off-road compact SUV capabilities, its newly refined interior and exterior design, and the qualities below that consumers clamor for in a compact SUV, you have a new way to navigate.

Fuel Economy
Thanks to its new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, the 2014 Jeep Compass produces fuel economy of up to 30 mpg highway. The world-class 6F24 six-speed is fully electronic and provides improved performance. It’s compact, lightweight, and reduces maintenance costs and cost of ownership with its fill-for-life design because it has no transmission dipstick and doesn’t require transmission filter or fluid changes under normal driving conditions.

The more than 30 safety and security features are designed to keep you and your passenge…

Car Battery: A critical system

Car Battery:  A critical system

In this segment, we are going to take a look at the car battery.  All of the systems in your car are symbiotic, together they make up the whole, and in a perfect symphony keep your vehicle moving forward and stopping safely.  However, while your car will run with no brakes, it will even run for awhile without any fluids, it is dead in the water without the battery.  This one single item, can shut the whole process down.

Just about everyone has had the unfortunate experience of having a dead battery.  Most often this only occurs when you are in a hurry, have hungry and tired kids in the car, or you are in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception. 

First:  What is the Battery?

A car battery is type of rechargeable batter the supplies energy (electricity) to your vehicle.  The battery ignites the starter motor, the lights, and the ignitions system of your vehicle.

Most car batteries are usually lead-acid type, and are made of six galvanic cells in seri…

Winter Driving

Winter Driving:  What you should know

Winter is upon us, and whether you live in Washington or Kansas, driving conditions can change rapidly.

We live in a time of high tech gizmos and cars that park themselves. While advances in tires and braking systems make driving easier and safer, there are still some things you should know.  Unfortunately too many people are ill prepared for winter's driving conditions.  Even when they live in an area that gets snow regularly.  Why is that? 

Snow conditions vary by region, wet slippery snow, to cold dry powdery snow.  Flat land and areas with many hills.  Open sky and heavily forested.  All of these create different types of driving conditions.  Someone from Michigan, who drives in the snow all the time, may find it different driving in Oregon.  They may be over confident because of their experience and then find themselves in trouble while navigating the many hills and wet, icy snow. 

Another problem is overconfidence in the vehicle that you a…