Monday, December 22, 2008

The Benefit of a Tune-Up by Brenda Williams

Many drivers are not informed about the necessary and preventative care that should come with vehicle ownership. Did you know that a regular tune up helps to prevent the vehicle from rusting, increase gas mileage and keep your family safe? Regardless of how busy your life gets, it is crucial that we maintain good technique when taking care of our vehicles. For this reason, it is crucial that we develop good habits like regular oil changes and regular tune-ups for our vehicles.

How often should you get a tune up? Most vehicle experts recommend that a tune up be completed at least once a year. Of course, other times when the vehicle is given attention can shed light on problems, such as, when the vehicle is in for an oil change every 5,000 kilometers but a tune-up gives the vehicle mechanic a chance to examine the engine, the overall working of the vehicle, and, flush any fluids that are required to make the vehicle ride smooth and like new.

What exactly does a tune up cover when you take your vehicle into the shop? What does the mechanic look for? When you take your vehicle into the mechanic, he or she will have a look at the following aspects:

1. Fluids. When you take your vehicle into the mechanic for a tune up it is a chance to flush any fluids from the vehicle that are old and require changing. Did you know that old fluids become harmful to your vehicle and can cause the vehicle to run poorly? Many fluids in the vehicle run through the entire engine, isn't it time that we made sure that these fluids were safe? Changing these fluids will mean that the engine will run at full capacity, increasing fuel mileage and reducing emissions.

2. Battery. The mechanic will test the battery within the vehicle to ensure that it is running, and charging properly. Many vehicle experts take the time to examine the outside of the battery and clean the terminals in which the battery attaches to the vehicle. Cleaning and checking the battery can assist in creating a longer lifetime. If a new battery is required, this can be determined with proper testing. Most batteries are relatively cheap and can be easily changed at home, without the use of a mechanic. Having a battery that no longer holds its charge could mean becoming stranded on that cold winter day.

3. Wheels are an important part of the vehicle. Did you know that tires are an essential part of vehicle safety and the running of the vehicle? Tires range in price from low to high, depending on the type chosen for the vehicle.

4. Brakes are examined during routine vehicle tune-ups, as this component stops the vehicle from moving it is essential that they are in working order. Replacing parts of or the entire system is completed on an annual basis to ensure that the brakes are in good working order.

Now you are aware of all of the components which are checked when bringing the vehicle in for a tune up. Often, a report will be given about the state of the vehicle and what has been checked. Follow up on any concerns with the mechanic and ensure that a good check up of the vehicle has been completed.

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6 Great Tips On How To Save Money And Help Protect The Environment While Driving Your Vehicle by Ariston P Awitan,M.D.

With our economic down turn condition of our country these days, everybody wants to save money including truck and car drivers .It was just few months ago that the price oif gasoline was high. The price has come don some during the past few months, but I believe this reduction in price is only short-lived. We are still dependent on the foreign oil tor our fuel needs.

One particular issue today is the concern of pollution of the environment.The toxic emissions thast come our from the tail pipes of trucs and cars are a big factor in the environment pollution. So how can we car driviers and truck drivers help?

There several ways to help protect the environment and save money while driving your car or truck. These ways are discussed in this article including pointers in selecting fuel additive products.

It has been estimated by experts that emissions from cars and trucks are responsible for 30 percent of the pollution of planet Earth. So you can say that it is a civic duty of everyone to help protect the environment.

There are several attempts by people concerned about cleaning the environment. Some car manufacturers are starting to develop electric cars to try to solve the pollution problem.

Some companies are trying to promote their respective fuel additive products. Some are good, some are not proven by testing agencies. Some credible testing agencies have tested and recommended a fuel additive product.

What I want to discuss in this article pertains to a car or truck driver, how he can help reduce the toxic emissions that comes out from the tail pipe of his car or truck. There are several ways that a car or truck driver can do to help reduce emissions.

1. Properly Inflated Tires. This can improve gas mileage by up to 3 percent. Consider this: if you drive15,000 miles a year and get 25 miles per gallon. A 3 percent improvement will save about 17.5 gallons of gasoline, which at $4.00 a gallon is $70.00. Of course the gain means less oil consumed and fewer greenhouse gas emitted.

2. Tune Up. It is known that tune up can improve mileage by 4 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy

3. Replacing.Clogged Air Filter. This can raise fuel efficiency by as much as 10 percent.

4. Driving 65 miles per hour instead of 75 mph..can improve fuel economy by up to 15 percent

5. The Use of Fuel Additive. There are fuel additives available today that has been proven to decrease emissions from 30 to 50 percent and to increase mileage 10 to 20 percent. These products can save you from 10 to 20% from your fuel bill.

6. In selecting a fuel additive, be sure that is is marketed by a company with good credibility and the products has been proven by reliable testing agencies.

The solution of the pollution problem does not only concern us today. It also concerns our children and our children's children. The air we breath when it is polluted is a source of those so-called free-radicals that are bad for our health because they destroy the cells of our bodies.This is the theory of some researchers and some studies are still trying to prove that these free radicals cause cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, and even cancer in our bodies.

So it is everyone's civic duty to help clean the environment and anything that we can do to reduce or eliminate tail pipe toxic emissions is a welcomed effort.

About the Author

Dr. Ariston P Awitan is an orthopedic surgeon, Marketing Consultant with a passion of helping struggling network marketers

Vespa Scooters-A Greener Alternative to the Rolls Royce by Marek Kamella

Vespa scooters possess an air of elegance and stylish design not usually associated with motor bikes/scooters.

Built with the typical Italian eye for design, Vespa scooters rolled off the production line in the 1940's as an alternative to the motor bike. The Vespa had it's main mechanical parts shielded from the rider by a metal casing. This allowed the rider to enjoy a dirt free ride and proved to be very popular in Italy where Italians always have a desire to look elegant and stylish under any circumstances.

As a consequence, Italians were able to zip round post war Italy on their Vespa scooters smartly dressed and probably wearing their Raybans with a cigarette hanging from the corner of their mouths.

The "Vespa look" was tailor made for the silver screen and before too long the Vespa started appearing in Italian movies such as Fellini's La Dolce Vita.

Hollywood soon followed and Vespa scooters appeared in a number of high profile movies such as An American in Paris, The Conversation and American Graffiti. The Vespa played a prominent role in the British movie Quadrophenia which sparked a new craze for the Vespa in the U.K.

Many of the world's top movie stars rode around on Vespa scooters. Charlie Chaplin, Ursula Andress and Louis Armstrong all owned a Vespa. More recently the Vespa is favoured by Jamie Oliver, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke was even arrested for drink driving whilst on his Vespa !

2008 is proving to be a particularly successful year for Vespa scooters as it benefits from the rising popularity of scooters across the globe. Scooters are far more economical than cars, able to deliver between 70 - 120 miles to the gallon (an average family car would probably reach 40 miles to the gallon) ! In today's climate of volatile oil prices then it's not difficult to see why scooters are considered the greener alternative for the city commuter.

In London, scooters are also exempt from the congestion charge and cost less to put on the road than motor cars. If you work in the city then a scooter could be the answer to your commuting problems.

And with inner city driving then a scooter is an ideal way to get to work. No more wasted hours queuing in traffic jams and that wonderful feeling of satisfaction as you overtake all the standing cars to get to the front of the traffic queue.

The smaller sized Vespa's come in 50 cc and 125 cc categories and the minimum age to ride one is 16 years old and 17 years old respectively.

Anything above that and you are looking at a "motorcycle class" licence i.e. 150 cc upwards. Unlike 50 cc scooters which are factory restricted to a top speed of 30 miles per hour the more powerful scooters such as a 150 cc or a 250 cc perform at the same levels as a motorbike.

With motorists being taxed off the road in recent years then a scooter makes a very sensible alternative even if only used for commuting. If you are tempted with scooters then Vespas are believed to be the "Rolls Royce" of scooters and with Vespa accessories such as goggles and Vespa style open faced helmets on the market you will also be the coolest cat in town.

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My name is Mark and I publish a website about anything to do with the Vespa scooter. On the website you will find Vespa scooters for sale, as well as Vespa parts and Vespa accessories.

Basic Engine Care For Cars This Winter by Kimberlie Hutson

Copyright (c) 2008 Kimberlie Hutson

Winter isn't the nicest season to be driving in; it requires extra diligence and even the most experienced drivers can find themselves in some scary situations. However, it doesn't matter how safer driver you are, if your car isn't in top condition you're putting yourself and others at risk.

Before you set off in the morning make sure your car is clear of any ice, clearing a small patch in the windscreen in front of the drivers' seat is not going to be sufficient, or legal, you need to make sure all your windows and mirrors are clear. The most effective way to remove ice from your windscreen is going to be a good old-fashioned ice scrapper and can of deicer. Don't be tempted to pour hot water over your windscreen; this could result in you cracking your windscreen. Don't be tempted to improvise an ice scrapper either. Your credit card and CD's were never designed to clear your windows, at best they will just scratch your windows which you may not notice until you're driving into a low winter sun and the glare is almost blinding you. It is much cheaper and easier to buy an ice scrapper and can of deicer than to replace your entire windscreen. If your car is going to be parked all day at work and there's a chance it could freeze up again, make sure you have a spare can of deicer in your car.

If, when you drive off, you can hear a high pitched squealing noise there's a good chance that your water pump and/or cylinder block is frozen, this is not safe and if possible, you should stop the car and wait until they've defrosted.

Anti freeze should be added to the radiator and screen wash. Typically anti freeze won't freeze until it reaches temperatures below -40 degrees Celsius (with a 40/60 ratio). When water freezes it expands and this could result in your engine cracking, also, anti freeze contains corrosion inhibiting compounds, which will also benefit your engine. Antifreeze should ideally be replaced every two years to ensure it's able to do its job as effectively as possible.

Make sure the engine oil is comfortably between the minimum and maximum mark on the dipstick, check this when the engine is cold and the car is flat. Now you're confident your engine is safe, check out your tyres. If you're going to be driving in icy conditions you're going want to know you're as safe as possible. If tyres are over inflated they are going to have less grip on the road (under inflated tyres are going to increase fuel consumption so always consult your manufacturers hand book). It is illegal to drive with tyres with less than 1.6mm tread and it's illegal for a reason, if you don't have enough tread on your tyres you reduce your risk of being able to stop safely when you break. If caught, you could face a fine and points on your licence (which is nothing compared to the prison sentence that comes with a death by dangerous driving conviction). If you're not sure if your tyres have enough tread and you don't happen to have a ruler on you, you can check the little bars molded into the tyres, if they have worn down to these bars they need to be replaced, if your still not sure, replace them anyway, its better to be safe than sorry!

If your car starts to make any noises which it shouldn't, it is best to have a qualified mechanic look at it. This is not ideal weather to be waiting for your breakdown service to rescue you in.

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Race lubricants online shop offers an extensive range of engine oil and lubricants to help ensure your engine stays in the best possible condition this winter. They also have a technical help section where you can ask one of their engine experts for any help you may need.

Want to Save at the Pump? Try Stopping Smart by Mike Trudel, Freelance Writer

According to several reputable studies, up to thirty percent of a typical gasoline car engine's output is lost during braking in everyday city driving situations. Believe it or not, this simple principle is one of the primary reasons gas mileage on the highway is so much higher: less braking.

Most cars' braking systems depend on friction, applied on metal drums or disks, to stop the rotation of the wheels. All the kinetic energy built up during driving, then, is abruptly halted through this friction and converted to useless heat, as the vehicle cannot employ that energy for forward propulsion. One important advantage of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) is that they use regenerative braking. This, in turn, helps to provide better fuel economy. Waiting lists are getting longer and longer for the most popular HEV models as gas prices rise. Such high demand surpassing customarily high supply is a feat for the automotive industry, which usually has a standard 100-day reserve of any given vehicle, according to a popular news magazine.

Regenerative braking is the process of reducing a vehicle's speed by converting some of its kinetic energy into another useful form. In many HEVs, the electric motor is used to create torque to drive the wheels and may often be designed to closely resemble electric generators. The HEV engine, then, can either use electricity to create torque or vice versa. Rather than creating friction and useless heat to slow the vehicle, it reverses the electric motor -- essentially turning it into an electric generator. This process generates electricity, which is then fed and stored into a battery to be used once the car starts moving. Every time an HEV slows down, reduces acceleration or uses its brakes, energy can be stored.

The shift from losing energy during braking to packing it away may seem minor to the average consumer, but it is an essential element in creating the hybrid engine's ability for better fuel economy. So is its ability to actually turn itself off at idle and then quickly -- smoothly -- restart once the accelerator is pressed.

Stop/start technology conserves energy by shutting off the gasoline engine when the vehicle is at idle. This is difficult to imagine for those who, for their entire driving lives, have been accustomed to a vehicle only starting through the use of a key. This, however, is precisely what happens. The engine automatically re-starts when the driver pushes the gas pedal to go forward and continues on just as smoothly as a traditional gasoline engine would. This, too, saves on fuel.

Of course, specialized equipment is needed to incorporate such technology. An integrated starter generator system, which includes more than just a smart braking system, is a good beginning. The best will have a crankshaft-mounted starter generator, traction inverter, DC/DC converter, controllers and a battery pack. It will also provide quick, quiet stop/start, regenerative braking, torque smoothing, high power generation, launch-assist to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and battery management to increase battery life.

There's more, of course, for the savvy. Such systems can also provide on-board electrical power generation, which will create a smoother ride and efficient on-board power production. Integrated power electronics and controllers will give the consumer a traction inverter, DC/DC converter motor, an energy controller, Control Area Network (CAN) communications and 5 to 10 kilowatts of on-board electrical power, enabling customer features. The engine on such models can also start five times faster than its conventional counterparts, and a liquid cooling element allows the elimination of a second coolant loop in some applications.

Pretty fancy, eh?

So you thought fuel economy was all about smaller cars, the latest and greatest engines and race car technology? While these all help, fuel economy is also about using brake energy more efficiently. Using "stop smart" technology just might save the impact on your wallet.

About the Author

Mike Trudel, Freelance Writer. Delphi Corporation is committed to contributing state-of-the-art technologies and automotive innovation to help achieve greener roadways. For more information, please visit

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Audi A5 by Jessica Whittaker

The Audi A5 is an opulent coupé manufactured by the German auto manufacturer Audi. On March 6 2007, The Audi A5 was released at the same time at the Geneva Motor Show and also the Melbourne International Motor Show. Audi has classified the car as a grand tourer. It principally competes against luxury cars such as the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class and the BMW E92 (BMW 3-Series coupé).

The A5 is the coupé variation of the fourth generation A4 (B8) sedan and estate that was unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. The A5 signifies Audi's return to the mid-size coupé market since the (B3/B4) Audi 80-based Coupe model stopped being assembled in 1996.

The A5's introduction, the MLP platform is intended to highlight the subsequent bracket including the A8, A4 and A6 coupes. The proposal is prominent for its exodus from Audi's branded "overhung" engine mounting location over the front axle. This time it is in favor of the power train being positioned following the front axle. This is done in an attempt to realize a more even load division (52:48) between the rear and front wheels.

The A5 is the third coupe in Audi's array, right after the second generation TT and R8. Various components have been incorporated by the A5 from the concept of Nuvolari Quattro. The A5 was released an engine of 3.2 liter capacity and 265 hp/195 kilowatt power output. The Audi A5 Cabriolet is a convertible that is scheduled for manufacturing in early 2009. Audi has established the automobile will have a fabric roof contrasting to a hard metal as on the VW EOS.

The Audi S5 was released to the public in tandem with the A5. Its core is a 4.2L Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) V8 engine, and it produces 354 hp (260 kW) @ 6,800 rpm and 325 lb•ft @ 3,500 rpm. The Audi S5 characteristically possesses a more belligerent facade just like most of the Audi S and RS models. It includes a sequence of LED daylight operating lights around the bi-Xenon headlamps. These are obtainable as an extra on the standard A5.

The Audi S5 also comes standard with larger 19" alloy wheels whose design is different from the A5. They also have heated leather sport seats and bigger brakes. It also possesses many other expediency attributes, some of which are there as a choice on the average A5.

These are amazing GT cars intended to cover lots of ground at good standard velocity while at the same time indulging a pair of passengers by reducing external disturbances. The rear seats are meant for the sporadic passenger or if the kids are brought along. The Audi A5 and S5 involve the driver bodily, perceptibly, and psychologically though making it a pleasure, not a chore.

An A5 gives confidence and luxury in a parcel not liable to be seen at every junction and very possible to hit upon as a good value. The S5 has more performance and luxury yet still has a positive price proportion to argue.

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The Electric Car Crapshoot by Klaus H Hemsath

Al Gore, Rick Wagoner, Tom Friedman, our President Elect, Barack Obama, and many more celebrities are all heavily favoring and supporting a wholesale changeover from fossil fuel driven cars to electrically powered automobiles.

Their faith is based on the Lithium Ion battery. These batteries are very expensive, are heavy, must be replaced after several years, and require hours for recharging. Lithium is not widely available in the US and must be imported.

Electric cars perform admirably. They do not emit greenhouse gases directly, can be designed to accelerate well, and are very quiet. Electric cars are considered by many as the secret weapon that will reduce our dependence on imported petroleum and will lessen our payments to oil producing countries.

In a good year, US citizens will buy roughly 15 million cars to replenish and grow the US inventory of nearly 250 million used cars. It may take anywhere from twelve to fifteen years to replace most of this inventory with new models. The Volt, the first electric car produced by General Motors, will likely be leased in small numbers initially to stay on top of performance and warranty issues. Optimistically, we can assume that GM and other car companies will sell more than 2.5 million electric cars during the next ten years. Replacing 250 million cars will take a few decades longer.

At the same time the US is looking at a population growth of another 100 million residents during the next fifty years. Under the most optimistic assumptions we can expect to eventually see 150 million electric cars and 150 million liquid fuel powered cars in use by 2050.

Passenger cars are responsible for only 45% of present liquid fuel consumption. Under the most favorable conditions and assumptions, electric cars may be able to save 25% of petroleum imports eventually. Liquid fuel consumption for other uses will certainly increase during this time. Optimistically, we may expect that electric cars can cut liquid fuel consumption by 20% in 2050.

This figure does not bode well for curing the oil import dependency of the US. It certainly will not reduce dollar exports. It is certain that petroleum prices will rise substantially in future years. Additionally, we will have to pay for imported raw materials for batteries from abroad.

All these figures lead to one overpowering conclusion; electric cars will never be able to free us from the yoke of petroleum imports or reduce our balance of payments significantly!

There a few technical complications, too. Electric cars must be recharged regularly with electric energy. Electric energy is produced presently with fossil and nuclear fuels. Solar power is not suited too well because most electric cars must be recharged during the night hours when the Sun is not shining. For the next ten to fifteen years only a limited number of nuclear plants can be installed. Wind power is an intermittent energy, which cannot yet be stored in quantities. Fossil fuel burning has to provide virtually all of the electric energy for recharging the new fleet of electric cars for years to come. Combining efficiencies of coal fired power plants, of electricity transmission, and of battery chargers results in an overall energy efficiency that is not better than the energy efficiency of modern combustion engine inventory. Therefore, electric cars will not lower greenhouse gas emissions! Only very efficient combustion engines can accomplish this feat!

If electric cars cannot save us from a coming energy crisis, what other choices do we have? The answer is sobering. Without the coming of a Deus ex Machina, there seems to be only one and only one rational solution. We must learn how to make renewable fuels from large-scale production of renewable biomass.

The Earth cannot support the use of large amounts of fossil fuels any longer. We will not be able to stop the use of petroleum in the near future. We must outlaw the use of fossil fuels soon to save the Earth from overheating.

Only two other energy sources exist, which can provide the large amounts of energy that modern economies depend on. Sunlight is inexhaustible and available in quantities we will never be able to consume. Several conversion technologies are available for converting sunlight into the two energy forms that our economies depend on; electricity and liquid transportation fuels.

The other large energy source is nuclear fuel. It is likely that nuclear fuels will last for more than one century. Other energy sources such as hydro power, marine power, and geothermal power are not available everywhere and are limited in capacity.

We are left with one conclusion. For the next century or two, we will have to depend heavily on converting sunshine into electricity and into liquid transportation fuels. Energy in the form of sunshine is not very concentrated. Fortunately, biomass has the unusual ability to use sunlight and create energy rich carbohydrates and a few hydrocarbons. More amazingly yet; biomass energy can be stored.

There are a few technical problems we must solve before biomass can become the savior technology. We must grow very large amounts of biomass, we must learn to convert carbohydrates into hydrocarbons, and we must agree to reserve arable lands for food production only. All remaining obstacles can be overcome with existing technologies. It will take about one long decade to develop workable and economically attractive solutions. To be successful we must support exploratory research on a large scale and we must organize and fund an independent Energy Supply Development Agency.

The dismal interference of US Congress in energy matters must be changed. Instead of demanding the ineffective manufacturing of electric cars and regulating fuel consumption of passenger cars, US Congress must change to a new, practicable, and effective energy policy. US Congress and the new administration must demand increased thermal efficiencies from all newly manufactured internal combustion engines and must initiate the fast track development of liquid fuels production from renewable biomass.

About the Author

Dr. Hemsath recently published the book: CLIMATE CHANGE - GOLD RUSH OR DISASTER? For 50 years he has worked as scientist, process engineer, Corporate Vice President of R&D, Company President, CEO, and Inventor. He holds more than 60 US Patents. He is working on a new book: "THE SOLUTION FOR ENDING GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE". Go to

Maruti Suzuki A-star- The unstoppable force on the roads by jamesandreuje

The introduction of Maruti Suzuki concept car- Maruti A Star- has earned great reviews and everyone is raving about it. Launched in month of October in India, it is rolled out from its Manesar plant in Gurgaon.

The all new A star has eye-catching style and easy mobility with high fuel efficiency. It is compact and downsized which provides ample interior roominess and comfort. The Maruti A- Star car has a hatchback model that is designed keeping the demands of global markets in mind.

The Maruti A- Star comes at a price of Rs 3.85 lakh and will is currently available in three different variants - Lxi, Vxi, and Zxi. The Maruti A-Star has a 3-cylinder, 12 valve MPFI unit that generates 67 PS of peak power at 6200rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500rpm.

The all new A-star is loaded with dynamic features which makes its stand tall from the rest of the crowd. The latest model of Maruti A-star Star has 1.0 litre K-series engine. It has 205/47 R17 tyres and 5 speed manual transmission with a 2360mm wheelbase, length 3580mm, breadth 1680mm and height 1400mm. Maruti Suzuki's new model is powered with 1.0 litre petrol engine for its gasoline driven cars which ensures low friction and plentiful flat torque delivery at low and mid-range speeds which ensures good drivability. There's also Euro IV and Euro V compliant that lends A-Star an added advantage.

The high light of the Maruti A Star is its K-engine that is placed under the hood of Maruti. This new 1.0L, 3 cylinder unit develops a maximum power output of 48kW (65hp) powers the A-star. This 1.0L enables the car to run longer distance in just 1 liter. The car's engine has a five speed transmission. This four-cylinder 16-valve K-engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 63kW (86hp).

The striking similarity of Maruti Suzuki A-Star with its rival Hyundai i10 has stirred competition between the cars in the same segment with fuel efficient engines. If on one hand the Hyundai's i10 prominent features include the low slung grille, the prominent strip housing a number plate and the flame shaped headlamps, then on the other hand, a vertical A-pillar, a bulged out appearance and inverted C-pillar are the trademark of the A-star. The A-Star car is specially designed keeping in mind demands of European buyers which seek more eco-friendly car models.

Maruti Suzuki A Star

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James Andreuje Writer for more information about Maruti Suzuki A Star and Maruti Car India please log on to Maruti Suzuki A Star

Prospects of GM's Furture Product Line Looks Bright by Joe Kent

Amid General Motors' continued struggles, they've had to delay plans for several products, while rushing plans for several others. Among the top priorities for GM are the Chevrolet Cruze and the Chevy Volt. Production for the Chevy Cruze isn't due to begin until April 2010, when it will replace the existing Chevy Cobalt. The Volt plug-in electric vehicle won't be available until November of the same year.

For GM's SUV and crossover segment, the Chevy Traverse has just hit dealer showrooms. Additionally, a replacement for the Chevy Equinox is on its way for the 2010 model year and should be available at Los Lunas Chevrolet in April. GMC will also get a version of the new Equinox in August. With heightening interest in smaller crossovers, the new Equinox will certainly be an important vehicle within Chevy's lineup.

Chevrolet won't be the only one getting plenty of attention. Cadillac also has several new models in the works. The first to make it to Durango Chevy showrooms is the SRX crossover. However, the SRX has been set back by a few months, and should be available in July of next year. Sadly, GM's other luxury brand, Saab, has faced a more dramatic set back. Saab's 9-4x crossover is now delayed by a year, with production scheduled for Fall of 2010. Amid GM's struggles, the automaker certainly has put Saab at the bottom of the totem pole, which isn't new since GM's acquisition of the Swedish automaker. As of this week, Saab is also under "strategic review" which basically means the brand is for sale.

Production delays have been placed on Buick vehicles as well. The Buick LaCrosse will be faced with a delay of a couple more months which has disappointed Rochester Buick, with production starting in May of next year.

Although the much anticipated Chevrolet Camaro muscle car hasn't faced delays while it remain eagerly anticipated at dealers such as Detroit Chevrolet, the convertible model has. Rescheduled three times, the convertible is now due in February of 2011, rather than in December of next year.

While GM shuffles its production schedule, they are also hard at work lobbying for additional federal funding to ensure they simply don't run out of cash. With the future uncertain, expect plenty more changes in the production schedule.

About the Author

Joe Kent is a writer for TK Carsites, an automotive website design and marketing firm in Orange, CA, that specializes in working with car dealers nationwide

Review of the Chevrolet Cobalt SS by Joe Kent

The Chevrolet Cobalt Super Sport is a unique vehicle in the Chevy lineup. Based on the compact Cobalt coupe, the Cobalt SS is a supercharged, sportier version that packs more speed and performance into the Cobalt's modest package.

Although for 2008 not much has changed, the Chevrolet Cobalt SS now has a turbocharger and direct injection rather than a supercharger and port injection. The benefit is a bump of horsepower to 260 horsepower along with 260 lb ft of torque as well. Despite the addition of a turbo, Detroit Chevrolet drivers have noted that there truly is only minimal lag and an absence of a sudden explosion of boost.

The front-wheel drive Cobalt SS can hit 60 miles per hour in about 5.7 seconds, and complete the quarter mile in just over 14 seconds. Another new feature for 2008 is the no-lift shift mode, which will limit revs and help with traction off the line and between shifts. Chevy dealers Chicago performance enthusiasts admit that it may not be the most exciting ride, but for a relatively affordable compact, the performance is very strong.

In addition to a turbo-charged engine, the Chevrolet Cobalt SS also includes a sport-tuned suspension, sticky tires, and large Brembo brake calipers that help control the Cobalt's power and help add maneuverability while traveling at speed. With more buyers looking to smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles, the Chevy Cobalt SS may offer a unique blend of power and fuel economy economy that many buyers at Boonville Chevrolet have already become drawn to compared with more expensive or more thirsty sports cars on the market.

About the Author

Joe Kent is a writer for TK Carsites, an automotive website design and marketing firm in Orange, CA, that specializes in working with car dealers nationwide

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What Should You Look Out For When Getting Cheap Auto Insurance? by: Kian Chew Chong

When shopping for auto insurance, it is important that you seek out the best deals for your money. Many are under the impression that car insurance rates are determined by the overall quality of the automobile insurance that is provided. However, there are many companies out there that offer cheap auto insurance and offer quality benefits, and services. Here, you will be introduced to a few things that you should look out for when it comes to getting cheap auto insurance. Whether you are shopping for rates that will cover a used vehicle, or a new one, these helpful techniques will assist you in your endeavor.

One of the very first things that you should do when searching for the cheapest auto insurance rates is to make a personal commitment to shop and compare. It is important to not just compare the prices of the coverage that is offered by various insurance companies. It is equally important to compare the services and the benefits that are associated with the coverage itself. Many times, you may find that a higher costing insurance coverage may not offer as many benefits to you as a low costing insurance can, or vice versa. However, if you take the time to shop and compare every aspect of the coverage, you are sure to find out some things that catch your interest.

The next thing that you should look out for when it comes to shopping for car insurance is discounts. Yes, many car insurance companies advertise discounts for safe drivers, and similar discounts but did you know that many companies have discounts available that they do not advertise? When calling about your potentially new policy in car insurance, you should ask about discounts, like:

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You will probably discover that you qualify for more discounts than you ever imagined. However, you must understand that most auto insurance companies will not advertise these discounts. It is important that you inquire about these when you call to establish your rates for coverage with that particular company.

There are many features that can add additional discounts to your auto insurance policy. When inquiring about and seeking out cheap insurance plans, you should research these features to determine if any of them qualify you for additional discounts. You will be surprised to find that items such as certain brake systems, and airbags can prove to be beneficial when it comes to lowering the cost of your insurance.

In conclusion, there are many different things that you should look for when it comes to your car insurance. The items mentioned throughout this guide can lead you to save hundreds on your car insurance each year. If you are looking to obtain cheap car insurance, you must know and understand the basics behind the prices that are charged for car insurance.

About The Author

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Avoid Highway Robbery by Using The New Crude--WATER

by: Leslie Lackman


Engines waste gasoline! Up to 80% of the high-priced gas that you pump doesn't get you anywhere because it goes UNBURNED to the catalytic converter. That means you are getting 0 MPG (zero, zilch, nada) from most of the over-priced gasoline you pump into your tank.


That's what they are designed to do--WASTE GAS--because every second of every day, everywhere in the world, every single gas and diesel engine on the planet puts money into the deep, deep, DEEP pockets of Big Oil.

Automotive and fuel technology has been deliberately held back, and people have been kept in the dark about AMAZING inventions and discoveries, in order to sell us lots of gasoline. Sorry, but that's how it is.

For example, the gas could be preheated and better formulated for better combustion--but it's not. The fuel vapor droplets could be smaller for efficient combustion--but they're not. The pre-set computer-controlled air-to-fuel ratio could be more economical--but it's not. The exhaust could be reprocessed to contribute to mileage (there are patents on that)--but it's not. Cars could be using a better carburetor design--but they're not because the patent for a 100 MPG carburetor was bought and buried years ago. Cars could be running completely on water fuel--but they're not because those patents were also bought and then buried along with the inventor (however, the patents ran out recently!). Even the hybrids that Big Auto is selling at luxury car prices don't optimize gasoline combustion and consumption.


You can do something about it, ONE CAR AT A TIME, starting with YOUR car.

How? By using ENERGY from WATER.

If that sounds impossible, or crazy, or delusional, I understand. This is something that none of our trusted sources of information--TV, radio, teachers, movies, professors, magazines, dad, scientists, books, Sesame Street--have told us about. Why? See the bad news, above.

I mentioned amazing inventions and discoveries. Many of them have very sophisticated technical patents on them. But the kind of water energy system I am talking about, the one that is affordable and do-able by ME and YOU in OUR cars (not by buying a Big Auto hybrid with a luxury car pricetag), is a do-it-yourself technology, specifically designed for beginners with basic tools and very limited budgets. A working system can be built at home for $20 to $200 worth of parts and installed in your car, truck, or SUV on a weekend. It's a 90-year-old technology that has been revived and developed into a simple, affordable, SAFE system based on low-cost hardware.

It works like this: The main component of the low-cost water energy system is an electrolyzer-a container of water with electrodes in it. The electrolyzer takes a tiny bit of electricity from your car. The electricity "splits" water into hydroxyl gas and feeds it immediately to the engine cylinders. The improved air/fuel mix gets very efficient combustion.


Remember the bad news at the top? Remember I said that wasted fuel can be as much as 80%? In other words, even though you have paid $3.50 or more per gallon, you are only getting performance from as little as 20%--two gallons out of every ten--of the gas you pay good money for! It puts a whole new complexion on the phrase "highway robbery."

Our heads are spinning from rising gas prices. Now imagine instead that ALL your gasoline is working for you--it's actually turning your wheels and not just being turned into carbon deposits on your engine or exhaust from the catalytic converter. What would it be like for ALL that gasoline to be giving you mileage? It would be a WHOLE LOT MORE ECONOMICAL, that's what! That's what happens when you add the energy from water.


Wondering how much energy is in water?

One gallon of water converts to approximately 1,833 gallons of combustible gas. One observer noted that a gallon of water in his water energy system lasted for about 2,700 miles.

"Energy from water" is hard to believe because we are misled by the appearance of water when it's liquied. It looks so, well, WET and noncombustible. But if we could SEE the sea of energy in the water--zillions of hydrogen and oxygen atoms ready to break out and be combustible gas under the right conditions--it would be easy to conceive that, indeed, water can be "burned" in an engine, thus taking advantage of a new "crude"--plain water.

Why aren't scientists telling us about this? Why doesn't it make big headlines? More bad news. Some of them just don't know about it, and some are paid to tell us about anything BUT this. Also, scientists are sometimes far behind empirical evidence from experimenters and inventors. Sometimes a true scientist makes an amazing discovery and is suddenly way ahead of everyone. What happens then? He or she has to fight all the other scientists that are way behind or too vested in the old paradigm. So who are the true scientists around here? A TRUE scientist could be anyone, including a scientist.


Here is something to ponder from Patrick J. Kelly of He has a delightful way of tilting one's mind out of its box:

"The Law of Conservation of Energy is undoubtedly correct when it shows that more energy cannot be taken out of any system than is put into that system. However, that does not mean that WE cannot get more energy out of a system than WE put into it. A crude example is a solar panel in sunlight. We get electrical power out of the panel but we do not put the sunlight into the panel-the sunlight arrives on its own. This example is simple as we can see the sunlight reaching the solar panel.

"If, instead of the solar panel, we had a device which absorbs some of the energy that Quantum Mechanics observes and then gives out, say, electrical power, would that be so different? Most people say "yes!--it is impossible!" but this reaction is based on the fact that we cannot see this sea of energy. Should we say that a TV set cannot possibly work because we cannot see a television transmission signal?"


We have been living and driving with danger for decades--it's called GASOLINE! Cars and trucks are planet-polluting bombs on wheels! But we are accustomed to it, right? And for the most part, we don't blow ourselves up.

But in the water energy system, I know, you think we're talking about tanks of compressed hydrogen in the car, but that's not how it is done! Here's the beauty of it:

Hydrogen is already compressed in plain water!

All we do in a water for fuel system is UNCOMPRESS and USE it--immediately, on-demand, in the engine! No hydrogen bombs on board. Just a container of distilled water! And the exhaust is--WATER! You split water, you burn it, you get fantastic mileage, you get a little water left over.


You can't get much greener than this unless you go for an engine designed to run completely on water, like the one that was designed and proven by Stanley Meyers when he drove across the United States on approximately 28 gallons of water. (You can see interviews with him on YouTube.) You can't get much more affordable, either. And because this is GREEN technology, and you will not be causing any damage to the car or the engine (far from it), your warranty will most likely be intact AND the government will owe you money for going green!


You could pay someone to install your water for gas system. There are hundreds of people around the world who are constructing and installing water energy systems, as well as driving "watercars" themselves. These people save gas, save money, get much better mileage, and enjoy smoother-running engines and greatly reduced emissions. And that's why they are happy to do the same for you so you can save gas, save money, get much better mileage, and enjoy a smoother-running engine and reduced emissions.

Or you could do it yourself, in which case you would first get instructions, which are available on line. Then you would make a parts list and buy the parts from hardware and electronics stores. Third, you would construct the components of the water energy system, put them all together, and install the system, making all the necessary adjustments to it. You would now be the proud owner of a Water Hybrid Vehicle. And last, after picking up your jaw from the floor, where it has dropped in astonishment at your engine's mileage and performance, you would become an advocate of water energy, as I have.


To really grasp the implications and possibilities here, we must first clean the carbon deposits out of our minds. Using waterfuel is an approach to our cars and fuel that requires more participation from us. The whole water energy system consists of physical components PLUS your mind and attitudes about fuel consumption. To really optimize your waterfuel system, you will also be using fuel warmer, some Kiker wires to improve the spark, Xylene to add to your gasoline, a low-friction synthetic motor oil, a couple bottles of fuel treatment to clean carbon deposits from old unburned fuel out of your engine, a MAP sensor enhancer to keep the car computer from over-correcting the fuel mix back to over-rich, tires that are always fully inflated, and a real-time mileage tracker so that you won't have to use an entire tank of gas to know what mileage you are getting.

Perhaps the most important thing is this:

Trust yourself.

When you use an "alternative" fuel-efficiency system, you are an experimenter who is going against the herd and chances are, you are going to get some flack. Don't be fooled by self-appointed "experts" who don't have hands-on experience and say it can't be done. When they laugh or frown or condescend and say, "It's scientifically impossible," well, first of all, you know they are not "true scientists" (so why are they acting like they know what "scientifically" means?). Ask them if they have ever tried it themselves. You will find they have not. Further discussion might be fruitless, but you can try. Tell them to just wait and see. See for yourself. Don't wait ten years for big industry to do it because they don't want to GIVE you anything--they are only thinking about what they can GET from you while they continue making empty promises.



How much will gas cost the next time you fill your tank?

A water energy system won't lower the price of ALL gasoline.

It will lower the price of YOURS. But don't just take my word for it.

Leslie Lackman is an advocate of the application of free, unlimited energies--mind, water, life force--to cars, health, wellness, and performance.