It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. No matter how cautious one is when out on the road, one cannot control the actions of others. Any time a driver is involved in an accident, there are certain steps he or she should take to prevent problems now and in the future. By following these steps, the driver minimizes the effects of the accident and moves forward with life.
The first thing to do is to contact the proper authorities, especially when injuries are involved. Assist those in need of medical care, when possible, and make sure the scene is secured and all involved are safe from passing vehicles. One doesn’t want more injuries to occur while waiting for the authorities to arrive.
Don’t provide anyone with the details of the accident and never admit fault in an accident. Statements taken now can be used against drivers if the case goes further, [...]
Many people are attracted to Land Rovers because of the sophisticated appearance and luxuriously appointed interiors. However it is the ride, that silky smooth ride, which closes the deal for many Land Rover owners. The smooth Land Rover ride that it is famous for is due in large part to the Land Rover’s suspension system. Many Land Rovers on the road today have an air suspension system or SLS-self leveling suspension. This system provides a feathery soft ride over bumps and a quiet interior for passengers. However if you notice that bumps that your Land Rover used to glide over are suddenly becoming jolts strong enough to spill your coffee you may be feeling the effects of a degraded or broken air suspension system in your Land Rover.
New and Used Chevrolet and JAGUAR in Greensboro, NC Now that Jaguar’s F-type fleet includes six distinct models, picking one that best suits your fancy can be daunting. The coupes excel in aesthetics and practicality, the convertibles are more fun. Venturing beyond that body-style fork, this test of a V-6 S coupe should assist your smart purchase decision.
The $77,925 S coupe lives at the sensible end of the price range; it is $12,000 more than the base hardtop, $22,000 less than the 550-hp R coupe, and $15,000 less than the most powerful convertible. What you get here is the aluminum-intensive body and chassis common to all F-types, a ZF eight-speed paddle-shifted automatic (a manual is coming soon), and a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 boosted to 380 horsepower. Spending the extra $12,000 over the base coupe means [...]
Tesla Model S P85D Gets AWD; 0-60 MPH in 3.2 Seconds
The camera does everything from seeing other cars to reading speed limit signs. Normal fare for luxury cars. Except it will also do a lane change for you just by pressing the turn signal stalk.
Last night, Elon Musk took the wraps off the new Tesla Model S. Dual motors and all-wheel drive don’t just make it faster, a new sensor array will make it safer too. Let’s break out each innovation, figure out what it is and how it works.
Dual Motors: Putting the “D” in the Tesla Model S P85D, an electric motor has been added to the front of the car, driving those wheels. Previously, the Model S was rear-wheel drive only.
That motor develops 221 bhp, taking the car’s [...]
The auto body repair shop at Eurobahn Auto Body repair serving Greensboro, NC 27409 fixes major and minor dents on your BMW M6. Some aftermarket auto body parts can hurt your crash test rating and structural integrity in an accident. A good percentage of aftermarket body parts are not made from the same quality materials as the manufacturers. In an accident, they might not provide you with the stability the original part will provide. The Eurobahn auto body repair shop ensures you have the best quality parts that are put through rigorous safety tests. With Eurobahn Auto Body repair serving Greensboro, NC 27409, the result is a safer vehicle.
The bottom line is that your car’s body is the first line of defense in an accident. Each part from the manufacturer [...]
August isn’t just the last full month of summer, it’s also Brake Safety Awareness Month. If you’re planning on taking one last summer vacation before the season is over and before school starts, be sure to have your brakes checked out to keep you and your family safe on the road.
Brake Safety Awareness Month aims to encourage motorists to learn and be aware of the importance of having a safe brake system in their BMW.
We all know brakes wear and tear over time, so it’s important to stop into your independent BMW repair shop and have your brakes routinely checked for maintenance. Your qualified BMW mechanic will check the brake lining wear, fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of the hoses and brake lines, the brake dash and warning lights and perform other checks to correctly diagnose if there is a problem with your brake system.
Common warning signs that your BMW is needing [...]
The 228i Coupe is the entry-level vehicle in BMW‘s 2 series line-up, offering rear wheel drive and compact size. Powering the 228i is a 2.0 liter four cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 255 torques. The 228i isn’t exactly a lightweight at 3334 pounds, but according to a recent review by MotorTrend, it gets along just fine. Check out some highlights from MotorTrend’s review.
Despite not having a substantial weight advantage, the 228i does feel sprightlier than the four-cylinder 3 Series. The power is more than adequate to propel the dimensionally smaller 2 Series, and as always the eight-speed automatic transmission makes the most of that power.
Whether I was maneuvering through freeway traffic or pulling into a narrow parking spot, the 2’s smaller size made a noticeable difference. That extra awareness instills more confidence [...]
BMW is recalling about 156,000 vehicles equipped with 6-cylinder engines because a defect could cause stalling or engine damage, the automaker said in a news release Thursday. The action comes almost two years after the automaker began fixing the same models in China, according to a report the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
BMW said “in very rare cases the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing (Vanos) unit housing may become loose or, in extreme cases, break.” In such cases, the driver would be alerted by a check-engine warning light. Power to the engine could be reduced and “if ignored, the problem can become progressively worse, eventually leading to no-start conditions, stalling and engine damage.” Vanos is BMW’s variable-valve timing technology.
The new BMW modular engines were introduced one-by-one in the lineup and can be seen, or heard, in several BMW models. With a combination of three and four-cylinder units, the new B3x and B4x engine family powers a wide range of vehicles, from the new MINI to the upcoming BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
Furthermore, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer F45 which launches in September will exclusively use engines from the new engine family, which can be built independently of the number of cylinders and combustion principle on the same band.
The BMW modular motors are suitable for both longitudinal and for transverse installation, so can be used with front-wheel drive and in the large BMW series of rear wheel drive, as well as in the [...]