Monthly Archives: January 2016

Tempe Auto Repair: Shocks and Struts, What Do They Do?

Tempe Auto Repair: Shocks and Struts, What Do They Do?

Let's talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers last a long time and wear out pretty slowly, so I guess you could say they're easy to take for granted. But your shocks and struts do a very important job, so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road, and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps and even stop efficiently. So what happens when your shocks or struts are worn? When your shocks and struts are worn, your tires bounce excessively over bumps. Your vehicle will wallow through corners. Your front end will dive when you stop, and your rear end will squat when you accelerate. All this hurts your ability to control your vehicle, and your ride just isn't as comfortable. In a nutshell...bad handling and control. You may have also heard that worn shocks or struts cause excessive tire wear, so you'll have to replace your tires sooner then you should. That's very true ... read more

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Suspension

Detroit confronts self-driving cars: can America's auto show survive the future?

Detroit confronts self-driving cars: can America's auto show survive the future?

The North American International Auto Show has reigned for decades as the premiere industry event, but Silicon Valley is threatening the crown An unspoken question hung in the frigid air of Detroits largest auto show, as work crews fastened the last few bolts and polished down the displays. How long can the North American International Auto Show reign supreme? For those who like the status quo in the auto industry, these can be unsettling times. Gas prices have hovered at remarkable lows, Silicon Valley giants are breaking into the business and if some criers are to be believed, the revolution of self-driving cars is near. Most agree that autonomous driving technology the stuff of self-driving vehicles[autonomous vehicles] is the force most likely to significantly change how people get around. The new challenger to the Detroit shows dominion over ... read more

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Automotive News

The DeLorean Story

We just passed the 30th anniversary of the original Back To The Future movie. (30 years?! Seriously?!) Obviously, for car buffs this immediately brings to mind the ultimate time machine...the DeLorean! (With the flux capacitor option, of course.) Today we look at the history of that iconic car, made in Belfast, with its sleek stainless steel exterior and gull wing doors. Every once in awhile you can even find one of these for sale on the used market! Your next car maybe? :)

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