Archive for Brent Woolverton

My Favorite Automotive Research Resource

Researching is one of the most important aspects of preparing to purchase a vehicle.  The research continues as you move to purchase your vehicle and are looking for non-biased information that the owner’s manual just will not provide.  The automobile industry has a notoriously bad reputation for not being honest about the sale of the car and the repair.  Therefore, when it is time to perform that research, it is important to recognize what information is biased or not.  This is the reason that I frequently visit Cars.com.  It is much more than an automotive encyclopedia, but a living community of owners. Read more


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2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn Truck Quad Cab

The perfect towing vehicle is available today in the 2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn Truck Quad Cab.  This mix of work and pleasure vehicle provides the toughness to haul anything with the comfort and features to please the pickiest of individuals.  This four-wheel drive beauty provides an eight speed shiftable automatic transmission paired with its 5.7L HEMI V8 motor.  In this configuration, it can produce 395 horsepower with 410 ft.-lb. of torque. The fuel economy is fifteen miles per gallon in the city and twenty-one miles per gallon on the highway. Read more


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The 2018 Toyota Avalon XLE

Living in luxury while maintaining practical cost effectiveness can both be achieved when looking at the 2018 Toyota Avalon XLE.  It’s modest price tag compared to the features of much more expensive models provide the best of both worlds.  This included right down to the comfortable leather upholstery, steering wheel, and accents.  Read more


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What Is the Numbers and Letters in Motor Oils?

Taking the time to know more about what helps your vehicle and other motorized toys work provides you with the ability to be a better owner.  This in turn will provide you with the ability to better maintain your purchase and keeping it in working order for a longer period without issues.  Therefore, when I was provided the opportunity to write about the explanation of motor oils I was excited.  Without any further ado, I will provide you with the maybe surprising, but rather simplistic concept. Read more


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2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

The classic icon in the Dodge muscle car line is the Challenger and the 2017 R/T does not provide any disappointment.  With a curb weight of 4190 pounds, it provides an exciting 5.1 second 0 to 60 acceleration.  This is provided by the 5.7L L/345 motor providing 375 horsepower and 410 ft.-lbs. of torque.  Fuel economy is not bad considering it is a muscle car with a city economy of 15 miles per gallon and a highway of 23.  Read more


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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4×4

Going off road in style has never been easier since the introduction of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  This beautiful 4X4 vehicle takes a fine balance between comfort, functionality, and features.  The 8-speed Paddle-shift automatic transmission assists you through the rough terrain coupled with the Select-Terrain and Quadra-Trac II 4WD systems. Giving you that grip that you need to traverse the off road is the 265/60R18 BSW All season LRR tires. Read more


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The 2017 Chevy Camaro 2SS

Driving down the road with 455 horsepower at your command is an exhilarating feeling.  This feeling can only be provided by the 2017 Chevy Camaro 2SS with its 6.2L V8 DI motor pushing out 455 lb.-ft. of torque and 275/35ZR20 run-flat rear tires to ensure that the massive horsepower is effective when it is delivered to the road.   The vehicle comes with a six-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching for fine-tuned performance.  Read more


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Claiming Vehicle Purchase for Tax Purposes

Purchasing a vehicle for business provides you with the rare opportunity to make somewhat of a difference on your business taxes.  Unlike most purchases that you can claim the cost directly, vehicles cannot be claimed within the year of purchase as they still have a high residual value.  As each year goes on, the value of the vehicle is less and the lost value of the vehicle are known as depreciation.   It is important to know that you cannot claim depreciation if you utilize the standard mileage rate.  Typically, this method takes the number of miles that one drives in a year for business and multiplies it for a number preset by the IRS.  For 2017, it is $0.535 per mile   Read more


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What Is A Preowned Certified Program?

I’m sure that you have heard the term Certified Pre-owned program, but do you know what it really is?  Most people would venture to guess it is where they take better quality cars and make sure that they are running at a certain level of expectancy.  These programs go far beyond this expectation, especially for the Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, and Jeep family. Read more


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2017 Kia Optima SXL Turbo

One of Kia’s most popular vehicles is back and ready to provide a comfortable, reliable ride at a low cost.  The 2017 Kia Optima SXL Turbo provides an excellent driving experience with high fuel efficiency that you would expect from much more expensive vehicles. Read more


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