If one day, you ever found that your Mercedes won’t start, don’t fret! Some of the common car problems may be the culprits. Before calling your service center or mechanic, you might want to have an idea what is wrong with your car first. That way, you will be able to evaluate whether or not you can fix the problem yourself, or you will at least know the kind of repair or maintenance that your car needs. Look for the Indicators You can easily find out what’s wrong with your Mercedes through the indicator lights on its dashboard. Watch out if the Check Engine Light, Battery Light or Gas Light are on. If the Check Engine Light is on, the malfunction most likely comes from the engine management system, fuel injection system, exhaust system, ignition system or fuel system. Meanwhile, if it’s the Battery Light, you might have a faulty alternator, torn poly-V-belt or electronic malfunction. Lastly, if the Gas Light is lit, you probably have an empty fuel tank or … [Read more...] about Help, My Mercedes Won’t Start!
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It was when I first noticed the fire-dancers and women writhing in transparent spheres on the water that I fully realized the degree to which Chrysler was Not Screwing Around when it came to the launch of their new minivan, the 2017 Pacifica. This vehicle is very important to Chrysler, and that’s why I had to bring my wife and kid along to see how good it was. (Full Disclosure: In addition to the fire-dancers and women in bubbles, Chrysler flew not just me, but my wife and little boy out to SoCal for the launch of their new minivan, and showed us a good time while we were there. They can’t buy my opinion, of course, but it’s possible you might get a bribed positive review from my 5-year-old.) Yes, Chrysler invited journalists and their families to this launch, which was a great idea, since just plopping two doughy, shrimp-addled writers into a minivan isn’t going to tell you a damn thing about how a Pacifica is going to be used in the real world. You’d … [Read more...] about 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: So Good Your Family Won’t Care That It’s A Minivan
Tuesday marked Danica Patrick’s first full day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 since 2011. While Patrick may have appeared a bit rusty – she was 18th fastest out of 34 drivers that took to the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in the afternoon practice – the key for her was it was a start. And from here, as each passing practice day goes by, she hopes to become more consistent, knock off even more rust and most of all, to become faster and faster. “First off, I’m glad the (open INDYCAR) test ended up getting moved to two weeks ago instead of six weeks ago (due to weather) just to be a little bit more fresh from that,” Patrick said after Tuesday’s session. “But it was good to have all that time by myself for the most part. I mean, I think I drove behind Ed (team owner Ed Carpenter) for a few laps at the end of the day when we were here two weeks ago. “So, you know, today it’s everybody, especially at the end of the … [Read more...] about Even if Danica Patrick wins Indy 500, there won’t be any more coming back
CAR makers who try to cheat diesel pollution tests can now be fined €30,000 (£26,000) per car, under tough new laws. The EU is introducing fresh legislation to crack down on dodgy results following the 2015 VW Dieselgate scandal. Volkswagen faced no financial penalty in Europe for installing "defeat devices" and owners were left without compensation. But under these laws, with 8.5million cars across the EU recalled, the German giant could've been liable for a £225billion fine. New rules, approved by Members of the European Parliament, also include check-ups on cars already on sale to make sure they meet real-world emissions targets. Authorities will also be able to conduct spot checks on type approval bodies to make sure cars aren't slipping through the net. Any cars caught cheating will be pulled from the road quickly, too, under a new recall structure. The legislation also requires independent garages be handed extra info for repairs and servicing to level … [Read more...] about New diesel laws to fine cheating car makers £26,000 PER CAR – but VW won’t be slapped with Dieselgate bill
Like the entire world, the car industry is also evolving. New systems are being invented or adapted for car use all the time and, whether we like it or not, this means that many features we are so used to will soon be history. The carmakers are doing all they can to draw attention to their models and technology has already reached an incredible level. Almost all of these systems are designed to make life inside the car easier or more pleasant and that’s why some things just had to go. For example, when was the last time you listened music from an audio CD instead of a flash drive or your iPhone or iPod? Or when was the last time you saw a car with a retractable (telescopic) antenna? Yes, it’s sad to see these go, especially for older drivers who grew up using them, but the new stuff is absolutely amazing. So let’s take a look at top ten features our children will think of as “antics” or will probably not even remember when they’ll be old enough to … [Read more...] about 10 Features We Won’t See on Tomorrow’s Cars