Read more about the Spring Cleaning Essentials for Your Car
Time-saving tips, products and advice to get your ride clean and shiny in a jiff.
Spring is in the air, and car-care season is upon us. With the winter gone away for another year, the time is right to treat your ride to some much-needed TLC, leaving its cabin clean and detailed, and its paint shiny, lustrous and protected.
Cleaning and caring for the look of your ride, inside and out, is easy and trouble-free, and more so if youíve got the right products and equipment for the job. Best of all, taking care of your rideís appearance is a great way to ensure it looks good for the long haul and can improve resale value, too.
Below, weíll look at seven items that will make your springtime car care ritual even easier, as well as some tips and hacks thatíll save you time and money, basically making you a genius.
Read more about GM Working on More Hardcore Active Aero Technology at AutoGuide.com. General Motors is cooking up a new way to make its fastest cars even quicker around a racetrack. AutoGuide.com
has uncovered eight separate patents filed by GM
for a slew of new active aerodynamic systems, most of them dealing with the control of different subsystems. For instance, there is a patent for a 'method and apparatus for controlling vehicle tractive effort,' while other patents are for verifying downforce readings from a force sensor.
No specific vehicles are mentioned by the patents, and although a picture of a Camaro does appear in five of the filings, it appears to be a fifth-generation model, which may be simply acting as a test mule for the new active aero
In the patent for 'vehicle, system, and method for controlling active aerodynamic elements,' the active aerodynamic system is described as using movable spoilers, wings and air dams that can vary the airflow around the vehicle. The patent also says that active aerodynamic systems can be used to aid in braking, along with redirecting air to help with cooling.
Customer satisfaction in the automotive industry continues to increase.
The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study measures customer satisfaction with service at a franchised dealer or independent service facility for maintenance or repair work among owners and lessees of one- to five-year-old vehicles. This year, the study found the quality of automotive service continues to show significant improvement and is driving an increase in overall customer satisfaction.
Read more about the Top 10 Best Automakers in Customer Satisfaction for 2017: J.D. Power at AutoGuide.com.
Read more about the Cadillac Finishes 1-2-3 at the Twelve Hours of Sebring at AutoGuide.com. Cadillacís new DPi-V.R didnít just win Saturdayís 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, it swept the podium in dominant fashion.
The hilarious Ricky Taylor drove the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing/Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R home to a 13.614-second victory over Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque in the chasing No. 5 Action Express
Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi V.R.
With the help of his brother Jordan Taylor and former F1 development driver Alex Lynn the WTR squad performed faultlessly on Sebringís storied concrete as the team followed up its season opening win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and captured the coveted 36 Hours of Florida honors.
Read more about the Cadillac XT3 Compact Crossover Spied Testing for the First Time at AutoGuide.com. Cadillacís SUV offerings are pretty slim right now, but the American luxury automaker is finally adding more crossover models to its lineup.
The 2019 Cadillac
XT3 has been spied testing for the first time, confirming that a compact crossover to compete with the BMW X3 and Audi Q3 is coming soon. The XT3 will slot under the XT5 in terms of size and price when it arrives sometime in 2018. So far, Cadillac
only has two SUVs ó the mid-size XT5 and full-size Escalade ó even though the popularity of crossovers continues to rise.
Although this prototype is covered under heavy camouflage, spy photographers could see the signature Cadillac
pentagonal grille, sharp LED head lights, and an intercooler in the front bumper that suggests a turbocharged engine is being tested. When the XT3 arrives, expect it to offer a turbo four-cylinder engine with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. A nine-speed transmission is likely, and the crossover will probably be available with Cadillacís unique rear-view mirror monitor that displays a wide-angle feed of whatís behind the vehicle.
The Cadillac XT3 will likely debut in mid-2018 as a 2019 model year vehicle. An even smaller Cadillac XT1 is also rumored to be in the pipeline to compete with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.