2016 Scion FR-S Review

  With beautiful oceanic blue body lines shining under the Texas sun the 2016 Scion FR-S had me reminiscing about a previous year’s model and the simple joy I found in traipsing through the Texas Hill country. With its Boxer engine sitting low on a solid suspension this vehicle is designed for the sports car enthusiast who has just a …

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2015 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum AWD Review

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  One of the hardest things about driving vehicles for manufacturers is changing your perspective to that of their intended market. Having a propensity towards hot rods it took an adjustment to my perspective to properly enjoy the 2015 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum AWD. So…after a deep breath, I tuck away the empty-nest mentality and pretend to be a soccer …

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10 Vehicle Manufacturers Commit to Making AEB Automatic Emergency Braking a Standard Feature on New Vehicles

As vehicle safety features continue to move towards crash avoidance technology the commitment of 10 major vehicle manufacturers to include Automatic Emergency Braking as a standard feature is significant. Proven to reduce collisions, this feature is normally only found on higher end vehicles. The 10 manufacturers will work with NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administraion) and IIHS (Insurance Institute for …

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Constitution Day 2015 – Sept. 12th

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Join Beckwith’s Car Care on Saturday, September 12th from 2pm to 4pm to celebrate patriotism at our Constitution Day Celebration! It celebrates the foundation of our nation and honors our soldiers and veterans. The Atascocita High School Marine ROTC will present a flag ceremony. The Beckwith bunch will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats. Plenty of beverages for both children …

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2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit – Police Force Ready with 12.1″ Touch Screen UConnect System

About 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit Dodge brand recognizes that the heroic men and women who protect us must be equipped with the best-performing pursuit-rated vehicle, loaded with tactical equipment and technology. And for 2016, the Dodge Charger Pursuit – America’s high-performance police vehicle – delivers with world-class safety and security, technology and pursuit-rated hardware, all while offering 370 best-in-class horsepower, …

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2016 Scion tC Upgrades Make for Alluring Touring

Direct from the Toyota Newsroom: Popular Scion Model Adds Interior and Exterior Touches  September 08, 2015 Scion’s top seller, the tC sports coupe, adds new sound, smarts and swishes as it enters the 2016 model year. A new standard audio system, a host of upgraded interior features (including a Smart Key with push-button start) and the addition of a standard …

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2015 Scion tC Hatchback

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Even in Blue Streak Metallic, the 2015 Scion tC Hatchback does not have the muscle car magic that those of us in our 50’s are looking for, but it holds it’s own brand of millennium MOJO that many under the 30 year mark will find quite desirable. Folding  a remarkable amount of room into a sporty coupe, its ready and easy to customize. …

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Ram Truck Doubles Texas Ranger Support

From the FCA Press Room: Ram Marketing Director Becky Blanchard to present $100,000 to Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum September 8, 2015 , Waco, Texas – Ram and the FCA Foundation have announced that they will further strengthen their support of Texas Ranger heritage by donating — for the second time — $100,000 to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and …

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Toyota Investing Millions Into Advanced Technology While Maintaining Their Focus On Driver Enjoyment and Independence

Using phrases like “advanced driving support” and “the innate joy to control a vehicle” the top executives of the worlds largest car company reveal their plans to invest 50 Million into new advanced driving technology over the next 5 years.  Today Senior Managing Officer, Kiyotaka Ise announced Toyota’s partnership with MIT and Stanford and the positioning  of Dr. Gill Prat …

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Auto makers are reducing maintenance intervals

For quite a while we saw auto makers lengthening service intervals between oil changes and many other maintenance items. Some of this is justified as chemicals and fluids have improved dramatically. Unfortunately, they went a bit too far and started to see increasing wear issues, even to the point that their warranty related costs were increasing. In the independent repair …

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