Auto Services in Florida
Automobile Body Repairing & Painting, Commercial Auto Body Repair, Truck Body Repair & Painting
Address: 2201 W Church St, Altamonte-Spg
Phone: (321) 236-5680
Auto Repair & Service, Wheel Alignment-Frame & Axle Servicing-Automotive, Wheels-Aligning & Balancing
Address: 410 Old Dixie Hwy, Green-Acres
Phone: (561) 842-9090
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Radiators-Repairing & Rebuilding
Address: 13080 SW 248th ST. Unit #12, Princeton
Phone: (305) 258-9999
Auto Repair & Service, Towing, Transportation Services
Phone: (813) 928-9389
Automobile Body Repairing & Painting
Address: 4373 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Pensacola-Beach
Phone: (850) 916-4243
New Car Dealers, Used Car Dealers, Wholesale Used Car Dealers
Address: 4089 State Road 60 W, Seffner
Phone: (863) 425-0619
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 08:46:00 EST
Our apologies to those who've seen this before, but for the rest of the class, how awesome are these pictures of the Vert-A-Pac shipping system General Motors came up with to ship the Chevrolet Vega back in the 1970s? Developed along with Southern Pacific Railroad, GM was able to double the amount of Vega models it could ship by packing them into the unique storage cars vertically.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:33:00 EST
At the time, rail cars could fit 15 vehicles each, but Chevrolet was able to lower shipping costs by making it possible to ship 30 Vegas per rail car, in turn allowing the price of the Vega to remain as low as possible. Each rail car had 30 doors that would fold down so that a Vega could be strapped on, and then a forklift would come along and lift the door into place. All the cars were positioned nose down, and since they were shipped with all of their required fluids, certain aspects had to be designed specifically for this type of shipping, including an oil baffle in the engine, a special battery and even a repositioned windshield washer reservoir. See for yourself in our image gallery above.
This year's 12 Hours of Sebring wasn't exactly a foregone conclusion because we're still talking about racing, and anything can happen when the speeds are as high as the adrenaline and the desire. But we're still talking about Audi bringing it's two top-spec racers - and its huge budget and its nearly neurotic attention to detail - to a race that it uses as a test bed for The 24 Hours of Le Mans and as a way to open the endurance racing season with a victory.
Fri, 31 May 2013 11:00:00 EST
Besides, 12 hours is a long time, especially at Sebring, and things didn't go all Audi's way. On top of that, although it was a pretty quiet race, behind the Audis things got even grimier, with plenty of battles, plenty of mechanical issues, and the new BMW Z4 GTE and Viper GTS-R being race tested. Oh, and that brand new chromed-out DeltaWing...
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, having stared at the Impala across the showroom floor for a year, gets nips and tucks all over inspired by its larger brother. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the base car will get a stop-start system and 23 city miles per gallon, 35 highway, each number representing a one-mpg improvement over the 2013 car. Output is 196 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque.
Opt for the 2.0-liter turbo and, while power holds steady at 259 hp, torque goes up by 14 percent to a striking 295 lb-ft (a figure Chevy calls best in the class). The final details include newly programmed transmission shift points and faster shifts, for better engaging and enjoying the added power.
Looks-wise, the grille's been reshaped to be more in line with the new Chevrolet look, a narrower upper grille hovering over a larger lower grille.