By Tim Spell, MOTOR MATTERS Published 12:00 am CDT, Saturday, May 25, 2019 2019 Toyota Tundra interior (Toyota photo) 2019 Toyota Tundra interior (Toyota photo) Photo: Izmocars, Automotive Photography Photo: Izmocars, Automotive Photography Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 2019 Toyota Tundra interior (Toyota photo) 2019 Toyota Tundra interior (Toyota photo) Photo: Izmocars, Automotive Photography Toyota Tundra: 2019 lineup addresses off-road capability 1 / 7 Back to Gallery Toyota offers consumers wanting off-road performance and masculine looks a variety of ways to achieve their goals with the 2019 Tundra pickup. The lineup addresses off-road capability with a high-end … [Read more...] about Toyota Tundra: 2019 lineup addresses off-road capability
By Jeff Yip Published 12:00 am CDT, Saturday, May 25, 2019 Memorial Day signifies different things: A time to honor those who have sacrificed their lives so that Americans can enjoy freedom. The unofficial kickoff of summer. The Indianapolis 500. In Baytown, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 912 will observe Memorial Day with a service at Baytown’s Bicentennial Park. But, as with other veterans groups, acknowledging and helping those who have served in the armed forces is a year-round endeavor. “Our primary mission is to support veterans and their families in time of need — whether it’s giving money for gas or paying a month’s rent or helping take people to the VA hospital,” said Harold Sams, the Baytown post’s commander. CarPro Approved But the post has had a tough time fulfilling its objectives since Hurricane Harvey hammered southeast Texas in August 2017, dumping record-breaking rain — up to 60 inches … [Read more...] about To get Baytown VFW post back on its feet, it takes a community
Q. I’ve been taking my BMW into the dealership for oil changes for years. I generally leave it there in the morning then pick it up at noon. Once I waited and they had the car in the shop for about 90 minutes. I’ve always had good results. I recently drove by a “quick lube,” and they had a sign out for 10-minute oil changes. Since time is money, what do you think about these “fast” oil-change shops? A. I like to think that a dealership or other full-service repair shops — in addition to changing your car’s oil — will also look it over for other potential problems. Dealerships can also make sure any recalls are up to date. In today’s vehicles, it is critical to use the correct oil type, and I have seen cases where the car doesn’t get the correct oil unless a customer specifically asks for it. Also, at a quick lube, the technician may be good at oil changes and other maintenance items, but may not have the experience to … [Read more...] about Should I bring my car to a ‘fast’ oil-change shop?
Boston.com Cars is your go-to resource for coverage of local car news, events, and reviews. In the market for a car or truck? Check out our new car specials and used car specials curated by our local dealer network. In this ongoing series, Boston.com talks with automotive authorities about why you should consider driving — or avoiding — a specific model. 2019 Cadillac XT4 Cadillac’s newest and smallest crossover, the XT4, caps what the brand calls a “23-year innovation gap.” With its turbocharged engine, compact footprint, and sharply-appointed interior, the XT4 feeds the modern appetite for utility vehicles large enough to haul carpools and cargo but small enough to maneuver in gridlock. The entry-level luxury compact ute runs on Cadillac’s new 237-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine paired with a smooth-shifting, nine-speed automatic transmission. The automaker offers the XT4 in only one powertrain, but the … [Read more...] about What the experts say about the 2019 Cadillac XT4
Boston.com Cars is your go-to resource for coverage of local car news, events, and reviews. In the market for a car or truck? Check out our new car specials and used car specials curated by our local dealer network. In this ongoing series, Boston.com talks with automotive authorities about why you should consider driving — or avoiding — a specific model. 2019 Honda Accord On the road for 10 generations, America’s second-best selling sedan is still going strong. Following a full redesign last year, the 2019 Honda Accord has honed its recipe for blending performance, technology, and comfort to deliver a trim for every taste. The five-passenger sedan comes in five versions: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base model is powered by a 192-horsepower, turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Buyers can upgrade to the 252-horsepower, turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine — … [Read more...] about What the experts say about the 2019 Honda Accord