Sedans Ranking in Used-Car Market / Sedans Get Second Chance in Used-Car Market Mid-size sedans such as the Mazda6 may have fallen out of favor among new-car buyers, but off-lease volume and competitive in-vehicle technology, among other factors, have created compelling value in the pre-owned segment. (Bobit) — A glut of off-lease units and vanishing factory incentives are creating a value and affordability gap that is pushing more car buyers toward pre-owned units, experts say, and their interest extends to vehicle types that have fallen out of favor with new-car buyers and manufacturers. The latest reports from Black Book and Jumpstart Automotive Media (divs. Hearst) show value retention and website traffic trending up among sedans throughout 2018 — the same year in which a parade of sedans built by Ford, General Motors, and other manufacturers were given expiration dates as consumers continue to demonstrate a preference for SUVs, CUVs, and […]Continue reading
Toyota Corolla All-Wheel-Drive, Will Toyota Add All-Wheel-Drive To The Corolla? An AWD Corolla would certainly make sense. Toyota was very busy during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Japanese brand revealed the Camry and Avalon TRD, the 2020 Corolla Hybrid, and the Prius with all-wheel-drive. Toyota’s AWD-e system is rather unique because it doesn’t feature a physical connection to the rear wheels. Instead, a rear-mounted electric motor provides power to the rear wheels, creating all-wheel-drive. The AWD-e system made its US debut on the Lexus UX250h, where it produces a total output of 176 horsepower. Now, the system’s potential application on other Toyota vehicles is being considered. According to Autoguide, Jack Hollis, general manager of Toyota Motor North America, didn’t say no to the idea of this system being used on the Corolla. “There’s no doubt that it is [being considered],” Hollis said. “You’ve heard from Akio Toyota, our CEO, who has said […]Continue reading
Toyota Remains Very Bullish on the Overall Market says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz. Toyota’s Lentz still bullish, but concerned about ‘crazy’ trade implications DETROIT — The trade and tariff environment under U.S. President Donald Trump poses the greatest potential danger to the auto industry, says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz. While Toyota remains “very, very bullish” on the overall market, Lentz said “some crazy” potential implications from trade and Trump’s investigation into the national-security impact of car imports “could be devastating to the industry.” Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 have increased the Japanese automaker’s costs 40 percent, he said. That’s despite more than 90 percent of its steel being sourced from the U.S. “Everybody is seeing cost-push on a per-unit basis of anywhere from $100 to $400, just on steel alone,” he said. ‘New’ NAFTA deal The industry, he […]Continue reading
Tips for Safe Driving on Snow and Ice and How to Drive in Snow Safely, Follow these nine simple tips, and you’ll arrive at your destination in one piece. If you live where the snow flies, you’ve seen overconfident drivers blow by you on a snowy road and wondered if—and maybe even secretly hoped—they’d end up in a ditch. Whether they did or not, one thing’s for sure: you don’t want to be that person. And you don’t have to be. Years of driving and testing cars (and winter tires) in wintry conditions have taught us that following these nine simple winter-driving rules will greatly improve your chances of arriving at your destination calm, collected, comfortable, and—most important—safe. 1. Drive Super Smoothly The key to safe driving in snow is being smooth with the steering wheel, accelerator, and brakes. Why? Jerky movements with the controls easily unstick tires that have a tenuous grip […]Continue reading
CNCDA: ‘Care by Volvo’ Violates Payment Packing, Franchise Rules Volvo’s two-year subscription program is under fire in California, where the head of the state’s new-car dealer association contends the program violates state laws against payment packing and dealer-factory competition. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California New Car Dealers Association has warned Volvo that the factory’s vehicle-subscription program could be in violation of several state laws and called for an immediate halt statewide. CNCDA President Brian Maas outlined the association’s concerns with “Care by Volvo” in a letter addressed to Volvo Cars USA CEO Anders Gustafsson. “In light of the understandable concerns of our Volvo dealer members, we ask that you immediately suspend the CbV program in California and work with your dealer partners to design a subscription program that strengthens your relationship with dealers and complies with California law,” Maas wrote, in part, requesting a response by Dec. 21. In the […]Continue reading
New 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Leather. 22/32 City/Highway MPG Interior Features Full Cloth Headliner Engine Immobilizer Trip Computer Delayed Accessory Power Window Grid Antenna Power Rear Windows Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel 1 12V DC Power Outlet Full Carpet Floor Covering Automatic Equalizer Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer Analog Display Cargo Space Lights Driver Foot Rest 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints Outside Temp Gauge Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature Front Cupholder Rear Cupholder Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column Air Filtration Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins Cargo Area Concealed Storage Leatherette Door Trim Insert […]Continue reading
What Is Toyota Safety Sense? and what is the difference between Toyota Safety Sense Packages?
TSS is a combination of sensors around the vehicle, working together to provide the safety not just for the driver but for…
New 2018 Toyota Tundra 4WD Limited CrewMax 5.5′ Bed 5.7L FFV – FOR SALE!
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The All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla which Arriving Spring 2019, The 12th-generation Toyota Corolla made its arrival in two chapters, Click here to learn more!
With more than 46 million Toyota Corollas sold globally since its introduction in 1966, it would be difficult to find a driver who did not recognize the name. Everyone, it seems, has a Corolla story. Many, though are going to be doing double takes when they see the re-imagined and reconfigured 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan. And that’s exactly the point.Continue reading
The 2020 Camry TRD and Avalon TRD – Northeast Ohio Auto Show. The 2020 Camry TRD and Avalon TRD will both be model year 2020 and available in fall 2019. These sedans are stylish and fun to drive, click to learn more!Continue reading
2019 Toyota Rav4 – Northeast Ohio Automobile Show.
New RAV4 powertrains increase performance while reducing fuel consumption. Second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) comes standard, and Entune multimedia is more comprehensive and versatile than ever.Continue reading
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Car Detailing Products Investment Opportunity With An Entrepreneur Luxury Care Products LLC. the new brand in the car care world, currently looking for investor(s) and car enthusiasts who want to partner up in the production of Auto Detailing Products. before we go over the details of this investment opportunity, let’s take a look at some numbers and recent reports: Automobile Detailing and even carwash industry are growing, especially in detailing field people are seeking for car detailers who can take care of their cars. nowadays people are too busy and have no time to clean up their car, especially interior cleaning. Let me add that, In Auto detailing products industry, United States is one the best in the world and consumers all around the world are searching for American products to clean up their cars, Motorcycles, Bikes, Boats you name it. This industry is a fast-growing business and demand is […]Continue reading
Taking care of your car’s appearance doesn’t qualify as vanity, it’s smart vehicle ownership. You can hire a professional auto detailer to care for your car for $100 to $500 — or you can swipe their secrets, do it yourself and save some dough. There are a few professional organizations for detailers, like the National Association for Professional Detailing & Reconditioning (NAPDR) and the Professional Detailers Association, where you can find references for local detailers, but membership in either or any organization does not guarantee competence. If you’re going to hire a detailer, ask a lot of questions, ask for references and to see sample work, and agree to a price in writing before the detailing work begins. “There are no secrets in this business anymore,” said NAPDR Membership Chairman Randy Lowe, who also owns Randy’s Custom Detail in Salem, Oregon. With the free flow of information on the Internet, […]Continue reading
How To Wash Microfiber Towels The split fibers and the size of the individual filaments make the cloths more effective than other fabrics for cleaning purposes. The structure traps and retains the dirt and also absorbs liquids. Unlike cotton, microfiber leaves no lint, the exception being some microsuede blends, where the surface is mechanically processed to produce a soft plush feel. For microfiber to be most effective as a cleaning product, especially for water-soluble soils and waxes, it should be a split microfiber. Non-split microfiber is little more than a very soft cloth. The main exception is for cloths used for facial cleansing and for the removal of skin oils (sebum), sunscreens, and mosquito repellents from optical surfaces such as cameras, phones and eyeglasses wherein higher-end proprietary woven, 100% polyester cloths using 2 µm filaments, will absorb these types of oils without smearing. Microfiber is used in many professional cleaning […]Continue reading
History of Microfiber Products Microfiber is synthetic fiber finer than one denier or decitex/thread, having a diameter of fewer than ten micrometers. This is smaller than the diameter of a strand of silk (which is approximately one denier), which is itself about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair. The most common types of microfibers are made from polyesters, polyamides (e.g., nylon, Kevlar, Nomex, trogamide), or a conjugation of polyester, polyamide, and polypropylene. Microfiber is used to make mats, knits, and weaves for apparel, upholstery, industrial filters, and cleaning products. The shape, size, and combinations of synthetic fibers are selected for specific characteristics, including softness, toughness, absorption, water repellency, electrostatics, and filtering capabilities. Production of ultra-fine fibers (finer than 0.7 denier) dates back to the late 1950s, using melt-blown spinning and flash spinning techniques. However, only fine staples of random length could be manufactured and very few applications could be […]Continue reading
Car Detailing History Auto detailing is the act of performing of thorough cleaning, restoration, and finishing of a motor vehicle, to produce a show-quality cleanliness and polish. Detailing can be performed on a vehicle’s exterior and/or interior. Experts say detailing history is older than automobile history, when they were riding with horse-drawn carriages Back in 1800 In the small German town of Bischofsheim a carriage maker developed a wax based on animal fats to protect the black lacquer type paint that was applied to horse-drawn carriages. In 1888 Friedrich Menzer founded a chemical factory in the city of Pforzheim, Germany, to manufacture fine polishing agents for gold and other precious metals. The company succeeded in producing Paris Reda, which was considered the best fine polish for gold, but otherwise, the polish company was slow to take off. Menzer then moved his company to nearby Karlsruhe in 1899 and systematically opened branches in […]Continue reading
The First American Car Inventor, Who invented the first automobile in the united states? and who set up the first American car manufacturing company?Continue reading
The History of the Electric Car, From Wikipedia, In 1828, Ányos Jedlik, a Hungarian who invented an early type of electric motor, created a tiny model car powered by his new motor. In 1834, Vermont blacksmith Thomas Davenport, the inventor of the first American DC electric motor, installed his motor in a small model car, which he operated on a short circular electrified track. In 1835, Professor Sibrandus Stratingh of Groningen, the Netherlands and his assistant Christopher Becker created a small-scale electrical car, powered by non-rechargeable primary cells. In 1838, Scotsman Robert Davidson built an electric locomotive that attained a speed of 4 miles per hour (6 km/h). In England, a patent was granted in 1840 for the use of tracks as conductors of electric current, and similar American patents were issued to Lilley and Colten in 1847. Sources point to different creations as the first electric car. Between 1832 […]Continue reading
History of the automobile From Wikipedia, The early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras, based on the prevalent means of propulsion. Later periods were defined by trends in exterior styling, size, and utility preferences. In 1769 the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transportation was built by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. In 1808, François Isaac de Rivaz designed the first car powered by an internal combustion engine fueled by hydrogen. In 1870 Siegfried Marcus built the first gasoline-powered combustion engine, which he placed on a pushcart, building four progressively sophisticated combustion-engine cars over a 10-to-15-year span that influenced later cars. Marcus created the two-cycle combustion engine. The car’s second incarnation in 1880 introduced a four-cycle, gasoline-powered engine, an ingenious carburetor design, and magneto ignition. He created an additional two models further refining his design with steering, a clutch, and brakes. The four-stroke petrol (gasoline) internal combustion […]Continue reading