Monday, July 24, 2017

Its Shop Time Mondays: The 2007 To 2011 Nissan Versas Are Being Recalled

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tesla Appoints Two New Board Members, Adding Both Diversity And Controversy

In an effort to diversify its board, Tesla added two board members to its once all boy's club this week. Here's the statement released by the all-electric automaker:
"We would like to welcome Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), and James Murdoch, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Fox (21CF), to Tesla’s board of directors.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Its Shop Time Mondays: Chrysler, Dodge, Honda And Jeep Are Being Recalled

1. Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,148,550
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Honda Accord vehicles. The case for the battery sensor, part of the battery management system, may allow water to get in, potentially causing an electrical short.

Friday, July 14, 2017

2018 Honda Accord Preview

What's New: The new design aligns more with the Chevy Malibu, which offers a swoopy hatchback-like rear design. 

What's Gone: Honda is dropping its 6-cylinder engine and the Coupe.

Segment: Midsize car

Highlighted Features: Honda Sensing, which includes everything from a lane departure warning system to a radar-activated cruise control system is standard on all models. And in-car Wi-Fi is available on some trims.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Airing On SiriusXM Channel 141: July's Automotive Radio Guests And Conversations

Friday, July 7: 
Topic: The Safest New And Used Models Based On Crash Tests And The Surprising Results From The First Ever Headlight Study
Guest: Russ Radar,  Vice President @ Insurance Institute For Highway Safety 

Friday, July 14: 
Topic: The CEO Talks Family, Mandela Connection, How The Company Differs From Uber And About Being The Black-Owner Of A Global Ride-Sharing Company
Guest: Godwin Gabriel, CEO Of Moovn

Monday, July 3, 2017

Its Shop Time Mondays: Mazda3 And Mazda6 Are In The Hot Seat


Manufacturer Mazda North American Operations
Components Parking Brake
Potential Number of Units Affected 227,814
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles. Water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium: The Brand’s Flagship Car

Highlight: The LaCrosse shares a platform with its sibling, the slightly larger Chevy Impala.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $48,395 (Base Model: $32,990)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; rear camera; tire pressure monitoring system; a teen driver mode alert monitor system; Daytime running lights; spare tire; electric parking brakes; and GM’s OnStar

Base Standard Features: 18-inch wheels; an 8-speed automatic transmission; a remote vehicle starter system; a keyless ignition starter system; leather-like seats; power front seats; lumbar support driver’s seat; tilt/telescopic steering wheel; a leather steering wheel; Onstar system; in-car WiFi availability; automatic headlights; heated power mirrors; and fuel saving front lower grille shutters