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The Car Coach, Four Cs of winter driving

The Car Coach: Four C’s you need to know before winter snow and ice

It’s the perfect time to get under the hood before winter takes effect. Here are four Cs to get your vehicle ready for the colder weather: check, change, carry, and clean. Follow these tips, and you’ll stay on the road and off the side of it. The Four Cs: Check: Lights – Headlights, taillights, turn ...

The Car Coach, Gas Prices, Government

The Car Coach discusses the governments influence on rising gas prices

WASHINGTON: The Biden White House released a 3-day supply of crude oil for America from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Which hardly makes up for the termination of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline can provide our country with up to 900,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day. Those barrels of Canadian ...

Jeep makes a splash into the plug-in hybrid market with its Wrangler Rubicon 4xE

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Jeeps’ new 4xE Wrangler Hybrid is here, how will the Jeep community respond? For most Jeep owners, the brand and the vehicle are a way of life. There’s a certain cult-like following that the brand has garnered over the past several decades. You’ll see it as other Jeep drivers give you a ...

GMC’s 2022 Hummer EV ushers in innovation and capability | First Look

Ever since the original Humvee was released decades ago, there’s been a loyal fanbase to the Hummer brand and vehicles. GMC is poised to release it with this moniker, the Hummer EV will come in the form of a SUV and or with a 5-foot bed for a pick-up configuration. This is not your garden ...

2022 Rivian R1T all electric pickup – First Look

By: Lauren Fix and Duane Pemberton Rivian has finally released its first vehicle to the market and what we have is the very trick, R1T electric truck. This mid-sized, all-wheel drive truck has tons of features, some of them are unique to the R1T and can’t be found anywhere else. Tesla’s Elon Musk loves to ...

Hyundai, Santa Fe, SUV, Review

Hyundai’s 2021 Santa Fe SEL offers excellent looks, features and value

There are plenty of reasons why the Hyundai Santa Fe SEL has been a top-selling SUV. It offers great styling, a comfortable ride, and technology that outpaces its competition. The 3-row SUV market is huge and there’s a great deal of competition in this segment by many worthy competitors. Even though it shares the same ...

gas, mileage, tax, infrastructure bill

The Tax Man Cometh! Infrastructure bill includes new mileage and gas taxes

WASHINGTON: The government loves to spend your money. This is accomplished by more taxation and other user fees. The newest 3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure bill includes a “By The Mile Tax”. Those that are driving electric cars, which the government is pushing, will no longer be skirting road taxes you will now have to pay ...

2021 Ford Ranger TREMOR – is it almost a RAPTOR?

By Lauren Fix and Duane Pemberton Ford’s Ranger was reborn a couple of years ago and is now better than ever. The new Ranger Tremor Off-Road is a Supercrew cab pick-up that comes with standard 4×4 and goes beyond the FX4 Off-Road package. Powertrain: Powering this truck is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that’s good ...

Jeep Gladiator, Vehicle, Review

Jeep Gladiator SUV pickup truck–How do you like me now?

TOLEDO: Jeep® hasn’t made one of their sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in a pickup truck since the 1990s when they put the Jeep Comanche® to bed. The Comanche was taken out of the lineup for several reasons upsetting those who owned them and would have bought another. Native Americans notified Jeep that the Comanche tribe ...

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring | Economy, style and power

By Duane Pemberton and Lauren Fix Chattanooga, TN — The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring is essentially a carry-over from last year’s model. The only changes an 8-inch touch screen for its infotainment system, and has native support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s a reason why the Accord continues to be a great ...

2021 Hyundai Veloster N | The most fun you can have under $35k

Chattanooga, TN — The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N provides the most fun driving experience you can buy for under $35k. There, I said it and I’ll stick by that statement after spending a week in one for a week on the roads in eastern Tennessee. Is it silly-looking? Yes. What’s up with that third door ...

The Rivian: The first electric pickup rolls out in Illinois

NORMAL, IL: September of 2021 will go down in the automotive history books. It was the day that the first electric pickup truck rolled off an assembly line in Normal, Illinois.  Electric vehicle (EV) company, Rivian, is producing the Rivian 1T. The EV Pickup will compete with Tesla’s forthcoming Cybertruck and the Ford F-150 Lightning ...

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy is a best of class 3-row SUV in many ways

By Duane Pemberton and Lauren Fix   Chattanooga, TN — With the 2021 model year, Hyundai has introduced a new top trim level called Calligraphy for its Palisade SUV. So what are the changes and features in this new trim? Glad you asked. You’ll find a blackened grill, quilted leather door panel inserts and 20-inch ...

2021 Cadillac XT4 Luxury Edition | A compelling SUV

By Duane Pemberton and Lauren Fix Buffalo, NY — The 2021 Cadillac XT4 is here in a few trim levels but does it live up to the Cadillac brand that evokes thoughts of utmost quality? It’s the brand that General Motors will spare no expense in developing and producing. We only have a few minor ...

Hyundai’s 2021 Elantra offers new, bold looks and a ton of tech

SEATTLE — The entry-level sedan market is as important as ever. With cars like the Honda Civic having had such dominance in this segment, it’s driven Hyundai to keep increasing the quality and value of its Elantra. Hyundai has done an all-new redesign for the 2021 model year and you can see how this new ...