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2018 Fiat Gets an Extra Boost

Fiat is introducing a new feature for the 500 models that is sure to make any enthusiast of the Italian inspired vehicle happy.  The 2018 lineup will be comprised of completely with turbo engines powering the Fiat 500s.  The only exception to this is the fully electric Fiat 500e, which is providing ratings of 112 miles per gallon equivalent of efficiency with 84 miles of driving.  These editions are only available in Oregon and California.

The new Fiat Pop and Lounge will enjoy a new premium braking system and suspension package. It also includes a sports spoiler, a Parkview rear backup camera, and additional exterior upgrades.  These updates include 16-inch aluminum wheels, body colored front and rear fascias, side-sill ground effects and a turbo badge adorned on the liftgate.

A 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine provides 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque with the single turbocharger and dual intercoolers.   The stock editions come with a five-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic version can be purchased as well.

The track edition Abarth will powerplant provides 160 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque should be enough to give any Fiat fan an excellent driving experience.  Wearing 16-inch Hyper black wheels surrounded by Pirelli tires assists the three setting torque transfer system gain traction to the ground when accelerating.  A dual-tipped exhaust system not only provides a sporty look but the sound that Abarth’s have been known for.

The 500 Fiat series is available for pre-order at dealers and will be on the lots during the second quarter of 2018.  If you would like more information on the new 500 lineups, please contact at Fiat professional at DCH Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Temecula. Also, those who purchase the Abarth edition will receive a free one-day performance driving session led by an instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving.


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Top 5 Worst Drivers

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There are some really bad drivers out there, there’s absolutely no denying that. Some people are just so bad that they’re actually causing a danger to the other people on the road as soon as they step foot in a car. But the worst thing is, the all types of drivers that we’re going to list today won’t even admit that they’re in fact a bad driver. Bad drivers are in denial, and that seems to create more of an issue on the road. Now, with so many people of the road at the minute, and so many new drivers passing their test as we speak, isn’t it time for something to be done? The worst drivers are the ones that cause accidents, injuries, and even death. So, if you feel as though you fall into any of the categories below, you seriously need to consider how you can change. Not only are you putting your own life at risk, but the life of others around you.

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Alfa Romeo Boasts The Fastest SUV In The World

Alfa Romeo has introduced the 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio that brings an interesting new look to the high-end sports utility vehicle class.  This edition provides the driver with a refined balance of power and luxury to provide the ultimate in driving experiences.  Read more


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The Newly Redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima

Nissan has announced the fifth generation of the Nissan Altima.  The 2019 edition brings two new power plants and many other features that are new to their sedan.  There are a host of new safety features, as well as a low and wide exterior body style that provides defined lines and a beautiful stance.  Read more


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Synthetic Oil Vs Standard Oil

It is a common phrase to hear automobile mechanics and others in the industry talk about the benefits of Synthetic oils compared to traditional oils.  While they always say synthetics are typically better, what causing them to be better than standard motor oil.  Read more


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2019 Ram Kentucky Derby Limited Edition

Dodge is helping celebrate the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby by releasing a limited edition of their Ram 1500.  This Kentucky Derby Edition will have plenty of capability mixed with luxury and technology.  Features for the exterior and interior will be available only for this edition of the 1500 truck.  Read more


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2019 Jeep Latitude

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude is one of the vehicles that Jeep has improved upon in this 2019 model year.  To start with, this edition provides twenty-three cubic feet of passenger space over the previous year model.  While it did increase the interior volume, it managed to squeak out another mile per gallon better than it did in the previous year bringing it up to twenty-two in the city and thirty-one on the highway.
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4 Things Your Dad Got Wrong About Car Buying

 

Your dearest Dad has been a rock throughout your life, and the yardstick by which all men in your life are measured. He was there for your life’s every success from your first ballet recital to your college graduation. He also held your hand through every heartbreak from that first big breakup with your high school boyfriend to getting passed up for that big promotion at work. He’s helped you navigate the often perilous road through adulthood with love, patience and understanding. He’s challenged you when you were coasting, inspired you when you were flagging and bolstered you when you were waning. He’s helped you with everything from your homework to moving house. He’s also always been on hand to offer practical tips and quotidian wisdom that have helped you to grudgingly become a grown up. Yup, our Dads are virtual fonts of knowledge and we can come to rely on them so much even in our adulthood that we come to see them as infallible. Read more


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3 Bad Driving Habits We Must Be Careful Not To Pass On To Our Kids

 

Remember when you were little how your parents seemed like giants to you. Not just in their stature but in how they used to wield the power of adulthood with such cool casualty. While little things like being able to drive a car or use a credit card were so quotidian for them, to you they were acts that verged on being superhuman. We’re hard wired to see our parents as the models of adulthood. We model our expectations of everything an adult says and does upon them, and so too is it with our own kids. It’s strangely endearing when we see our mannerisms of speech and turns of phrase pop up in our kids’ vocabulary and a wonderful moment of affirmation when we see them use the lessons we have taught them in life without prompting. Read more


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What NOT to Do after a Car Crash

 

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Car crashes can be incredibly traumatic, and we all hope that we will never be involved in one. Nevertheless, it is important to be prepared should the worse happen. By knowing what to do in advance, you will be able to act quickly to ensure the situation does not get any worse. It is also important to know what to do for the legal side of things too. After all, the last thing you want to do is say something that could land you in legal hot water. So, let’s take a look at some of the things you should never do after a car accident…

 

Saying too much – It can be very easy to let your mouth run away with you after being in a car accident. After all, emotions are running high. You are probably upset, angry, and frightened by what has happened. However, you need to try and keep your emotions in check as much as possible. The last thing you want to do is end up saying something that could implicate you for the accident. You will be surprised by how many people have implicated themselves (even when the accident wasn’t their fault) because they have let their emotions take over and their mouth has run away with them.

 

Not calling the police – You will probably need to call the police, depending on the nature of the crash. In most cases, you need to call the police if the crash is serious and someone has been badly hurt. You will also need to call the police if the crash is causing a danger to oncoming traffic. Furthermore, you should get in touch with law enforcement if any criminal activity has taken place, i.e. if the other driver has fled the scene or if they have been driving without insurance. If the crash has been minor, the cars are out of the way, and you and the other driver are handling everything well, you will need to report the incident, but you do not need to trouble the emergency services with it, as it is not an urgent matter.

 

Failing to get the contact details of those involved – If you have been involved in a crash, once you have checked that everyone is okay, it is vital to get the details of everyone involved in the incident. Firstly, you need to get the contact details of the other driver. This includes their name, address, and telephone number, as well as their registration plate, and the make and model of their vehicle. You should also get the contact information of anyone that witnessed the crash. This includes their name, address, and telephone number. This is because witness statements can be very useful if you do decide to proceed with a compensation claim for the accident you have been involved in.

 

Not taking photographs of the scene – This is another point that relates to making a case for compensation for the car accident you have been involved in. Nowadays, most people have smartphones that have cameras. This makes it easy to quickly take a few photographs no matter where you are. It is, therefore, a good idea to take some photographs of the scene, as there is typically damage to the cars and the surrounding areas after a crash. This will serve as great proof of what has happened. Moreover, if your injuries become visible, i.e. you suffer heavy bruising or you need to have your arm put in a cast, you could also take photographs of this to strengthen your case as well.

 

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of what not to do after a car crash, so you can make sure you do not take any actions that make the situation worse or get you in trouble with the law. Even if the car accident was not your fault, it is easy to say something that could implicate you in the heat of the moment without realising it. So, try to keep things as hush-hush as possible, and follow the steps provided, and you can ensure everything goes as ‘well’ as can be expected from such a horrible situation.

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