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Alfa Romeo planning new small SUV for L.A. Auto Show

Alfa Romeo Stelvia

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is not giving up on Alfa Romeo in North America. Instead, the brand is planning to attack the most important segment on this side of the Atlantic with an all-new sport utility vehicle which will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in a few weeks. FCA hasn’t provided many details about its new SUV, but earlier this year CEO Sergio Marchionne indicated that it would be called the Stelvio. The ...

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Prepare for winter with a survival kit

The majority of motorists have no survival kit in their vehicle. It is normal after all since we probably never have been caught in a situation where we had to wait for help in the past. That said, it is important to have a survival kit, especially in winter, which, even if one never uses it, could well save your life. It is very easy to prepare a survival kit, and it will last a ...

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Here’s what you need to do to prepare your vehicle for winter

Winter is upon us, we feel it when we leave home in the morning. For our vehicle, it is the start of a season that can significantly affect the reliability and durability of our car over time. Changes in temperature, extreme cold, snow and ice, salt and sand, and everything else that comes with winter … all this is very harsh for our vehicle’s engine as well as all its other mechanical components. This is ...

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More power for the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

We already knew it was going to be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine and would be equipped with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, but we weren’t sure yet just how much power the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor would have under its bulging hood. Well now we know. Ford’s new Raptor will deliver 450 horsepower (39 more than the former Raptor equipped with the 6.2-liter engine) to your right foot, as well as 510 lb-ft ...

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A Chevrolet Colorado designed for the military

chevrolet-colorado-zh2

When the US military decides to build a vehicle, the results are often anything but boring. Such is the case with the Colorado ZH2, a midsize pickup that starts off as a Chevrolet Colorado, but retains very little from the original model on which it is based. For starters, the engine is powered by hydrogen. You will have guessed that the military wants to evaluate the potential of this type of engine in order to ...

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The right time to put on your winter tires

If you ever tried driving on a snowy road in winter with all-season tires (or worst, summer tires), then you know that they are not the optimal solution to preserving the handling and safety of your vehicle in winter. Although not required by law everywhere in Canada, winter tires should be installed on your vehicle before the first snowfall. The question then becomes, when is it a good time to install these tires on your ...

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How to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter

If you dread driving in winter, or you want to ensure that you are ready for anything and everything, hopefully the next few tips will help you out. With winter being so unpredictable, it’s important to be ready and prepared. That will make things a lot easier, and ensure your safety as well when the road gets slippery. Tires and wipers Your tires need to be in perfect condition and be designed to handle winter. ...

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Advice for driving in fall conditions

If you’ve been driving in Canada for a while, you know how important it is to adapt your driving behavior to changing road conditions associated with winter. That said, preparations for winter driving start way before the first snow storm, and even in fall you have to slow down and adapt as changing weather conditions have already begun to make the roads a little more slippery. Here are a few tips for driving safely in ...

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What differentiates a winter tire from an all-season tire

If you use all-season tires in the heart of winter, you are in for a treat if you decide to opt for winter tires this year. It’s understandable that some owners don’t want to have to pay for another set of tires, or take the time to get them installed, but the fact of the matter is that you will feel safer and more stable out on the road. There are three main ways winter ...

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2016 versus 2017 vehicles: the differences

The fall season always sees a small increase in new vehicle sales as consumers finally have a bit more time than they did this summer, and the weather outside is more appropriate for being inside than out. If you are looking to replace your current vehicle, you may notice that you have two choices, even for one model: a 2016 vehicle, or a 2017 model-year option. Here are a few elements to consider when deciding ...

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