Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scion iQ concept

2009 Scion iQ concept Picture2009 Scion iQ conceptScion iQ concept is a new urban vehicle with a revolutionary package that a little over 10 meters long and over three seats is pockets. As cities increasingly revitalized with a new meaning and purpose to move energy and creativity of young people from the suburbs to embrace the new urbanism and is for a car that meets your needs and look offers a very high emotional value. Scion iQ concept is the intelligent response to this need for city very emotional and effective. The convenience of having work, entertainment and culture in the vicinity of the city of youth is a major attraction for the urban centers. The vehicle must be in a position in the narrow alleys and crowded, tight parking spaces to move, have impressive fuel economy and have a stylish functional design. "Scion iQ concept, the traditional concept of the car in reverse turns," said Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion. "Traditionally, small vehicles have been developed as a basis. IQ concept is the opposite of its innovative features and iconic urban design, and we believe fits well with the Scion brand. Our young buyers are innovative thinkers and creative trends before, and we believe that they appreciate what iQ has to offer. "The iQ production is currently sold in Japan and Europe. Five Axis of Huntington Beach, California, the IQ of a higher level with the external and internal damage to aggressive exposure of the vehicle customization potential. With its wheelbase is 78.7 inches, the three-door hatchback can skillfully maneuver through city traffic. At the same time, total length 126.9 cm, width of 71.4 inches front and rear overhangs and short let the iQ to fit almost any space in the city. The front differential and positioned to reduce the length direction of the grating. In addition, the iQ equipped with a gas tank under the floor flat on the rear overhang reduced.

A Women’s Point of View: The Rush Has Begun

by Colette Cooley, Cars for Keeps Office Manager

It’s official. The Holidays that we all know and love are in full swing. The cooking, the cleaning for all the company, the shopping, the chauffeuring, the decorating, etc., etc., etc. You are Woman! We hear you roar!

I notice every year at Cars For Keeps that we see fewer women this time of year. We do get to meet their husbands, their teenagers, even their fathers and brothers. Good recruiting and delegating ladies. Our hats are off to you for knowing that your car’s mechanical health is very important this time of year when you are running here and there and everywhere. You think and plan ahead to have that oil change, those brakes checked and fixed and those inspections done to head off any potential trouble. There is nothing worse than getting up at 3AM to get to that store for those great bargains and then finding out your battery is dead. You get ten points for stress reduction.

Winter driving tip for the day: steering wheel covers. Get the kind that have material and bumps on them. The material keeps your steering wheel from getting so cold that your hands ache and the bumps give you a good grip when turning corners. How many times have your hands slipped, especially if you are wearing mittens? Oddly enough, the bumpy parts do not get that cold, so you can take off those bulky mittens with the hand warmers and stay comfortably in control of that steering wheel. The only bad part is getting the cover onto the steering wheel, but it is worth the trouble. Oh, and be sure to color coordinate.!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Snow Tires: Two Tires or Four?

by Marjorie, Cars for Keeps Social Media Manager

Well, as anyone who was traveling in West Michigan over the Thanksgiving holiday knows, winter weather driving is officially here! We may not all love the snow, but it's here to stay, and our vehicles need to be prepared.

Some drivers may opt to only put snow tires on two wheels - front or back, depending on where the drivetrain is located - in an attempt to save money. While this may seem like a good idea from a non-mechanic's point of view, the truth is that only using two snow tires instead of four may barely improve your vehicle's handling in inclement positions. In rear wheel drive vehicles, using snow tires only on the back end may actually cause less control than no snow tires at all.

continental winter snow tire
But don't take our word for it. Take a look at these two winter tire demonstration videos put out by the Automobile Protection Association:

Rear Wheel Drive Snow Tires

Front Wheel Drive Snow Tires

So which brand of snow tires is best for your vehicle? We carry many brands winter tires which fit a range of budgets. Of course, we prefer the performance of some brands and models more than others, but the important thing is to HAVE snow tires on all four of your vehicle's wheels. To price out snow tires for your car, give us a call at 616-846-1989 or stop by the shop.

Safe driving!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Exclusive audio for the Range Rover Autobiography

Range Rover of premium-class audio system devices, Harman Kardon, introducing exclusive Harman Kardon audio system Logic7 HD as the completeness of the entertainment standard on the Range Rover Autobiography. For the other Range Rover models, the audio system is available as an option additional completeness.
Logic7 system used has a 5.1 surround sound settings support digital power amplifier 1200 watts of power that produces high-quality sound. In total, there are 15 independent channels of the amplifier that supports sound output to 19 fruit measurable speakers placed around the cabin, the Range Rover. To support the output of low-frequency sounds have a sub-woofer the size of 200 mm at the front door and rear deck cabin.

Range Rover AudioThe end result, the car owner will get an authentic sound and dynamic output, and also has a parallel output quality. Like to hear live music at a concert. This new system is set to strengthen cooperation and Land Rover Harman Kardon that has existed for 16 years.

Porsche Carrera GT 2007

Porsche Carrera GT 2007 Picture Porsche Carrera GT 2007 Modification With its V10 engine with 600 hp and a variety of technologies, including a strengthened clutch and brake composite ceramic body as carbon, using the Porsche Carrera GT the undiluted qualities of a true racing car to offer an unparalleled experience of driving on the highway.
Beautiful design and engineering, and 605 horsepower
Porsche Carrera GT 2007 Wallpaper The Porsche Carrera GT, which was introduced as a 2004 model, is a small, sleek, lightweight roadster is so beautiful that the engineer is to the eye. Protection against the elements in the form of two removable panels that in the luggage compartment, before it can be stored for disposal.
Among the unique features of the car is its 5.7-liter V10 engine of 605 horses, its manual chassis with Porsche engine, transmission media, and patented carbon-reinforced plastic and the first use of a ceramic composite clutch celebrates a production car. Aerodynamics and suspension-bred race the Carrera GT offers a safe and stable travel at speeds up to 205 miles an hour (330 kph). The Carrera GT features the extensive use of lightweight materials like magnesium wheels for the vehicle and substantial part of its special sport seats.
Porsche Carrera GT 2007The result of this artistic and sports equipment is a car that reaches from zero to 62 hours miles (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.9 seconds, 100 miles an hour (160 kph) in under seven seconds, 125 km / h (200 mph) in under 10 seconds and can high-speed test track of 205 miles an hour (330 kilometers an hour away).

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