What? Didn’t we just cover the reasons you might want to buy an SUV last week? You bet we did. In the interests of fairness, we thought it might be valuable to offer an opposing viewpoint this week. Today’s opposing viewpoints come from Jim Kenzie of Motoring TV from an episode back in 1997. Jim says you can call them crossovers or call them SUVs – just don’t call them yours.
That has been and continues to be, the consensus from the Motoring TV team since the show’s earliest days. SUVs have come a long way, but most of the reasons Jim Kenzie laid out as to why not to buy an SUV way back in 1997 may still hold water today. “There are some safety advantages of vehicles like this,” Jim said of the then-current crop of SUVs on the market. “First of all, they are heavy, and, all else being equal, a heavy vehicle is safer than a light vehicle.” Jim also states the higher vantage point afforded by most SUVs gives drivers a better vantage point. But from four-wheel drive that does nothing to stop the vehicle any quicker to slower passing ability and longer distances to come to a stop, he purports the SUV hasn’t been and continues not to be, the best choice out there. Consider all the angles and decide for yourself!
The construction dust and mayhem here in our Tempe auto repairshop has been non-stop for quite awhile. But, now the fruits of our labor are evident as we can announce our brand new Medium Duty Truck Service And Repair Department is now open for business! In fact, the Elite Auto Repair team has been servicing medium duty fleet vehicles for over 15 years. We’re completely equipped to handle general maintenance as well as stubborn diagnostic repairs.
One skill every driver should have, regardless of age or gender, is to be able to change a flat tire on a car. One thing you must keep in your car is the original manual that comes with the car. Not only will this give a step-by-step guide on tire changing, it also contains other important information about your vehicle. Before discussing the actual process of tire changing it’s important to go over some of the tools and gear, you’ll need for the tire change.