Auto Services in Kansas
New Car Dealers, Used Car Dealers, Wholesale Used Car Dealers
Address: 2000 E Truman Rd, Westwood-Hills
Phone: (816) 241-7880
Automobile Parts & Supplies, Battery Storage, Engine Rebuilding & Exchange
Address: 3106 N Belt Hwy, Elwood
Phone: (866) 595-6470
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Automobile Diagnostic Service
Address: 18200 E US Highway 24, Kansas-City
Phone: (816) 796-8900
Auto Repair & Service, Window Tinting, Glass Coating & Tinting
Address: 2616 S Oliver St, Wichita
Phone: (316) 685-9778
Automobile Parts & Supplies
Address: 1724 NE Parvin Rd, Mission-Hills
Phone: (913) 677-4777
Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair, Automobile Air Conditioning Equipment-Service & Repair
Address: 3842 W 31st St S, Garden-Plain
Phone: (316) 942-0240
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:16:00 EST
Aluminum is the new buzzword in the automotive industry. The latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport both take advantage of the lightweight material to shave huge amounts of body fat (only it's called "aluminium" over there). Audi and Jaguar have been using the stuff for years in their A8 and XJ, respectively, and now, aluminum is going mainstream, arriving on the 2015 Ford F-150.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:31:00 EST
While we're excited to see aluminum make an impact outside the premium market, its widespread adoption apparently won't come without some problems, notably in terms of supply. "There isn't an automotive manufacturer that makes vehicles in North America that we're not talking to," Tom Boney, of Novelis, the largest global supplier of aluminum sheetmetal, told The Detroit News.
According to Boney, Ford's use of aluminum on such a large scale has forced auto manufacturers in "every boardroom" to reconsider their plans following the F-150's unveiling, for one simple reason: there's not exactly enough aluminum to go around, at least in the short term. The auto industry presently only accounts for six percent of the aluminum sheet produced, but as the material is adopted by more and more brands, that figure is expected to swell to 25 percent within the next six years.
Ford has announced a hefty $80 million investment in its Kentucky Truck Plant, which is responsible for building the F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 versions of the Super Duty pickup. The influx of cash will add 350 jobs to the factory.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:30:00 EST
The investment is also good for a 15-percent increase in annual production thanks to retooling and other facility upgrades, which equates to an extra 55,000 units of production. Considering that Ford makes even more money off its Super Duty than it does on the hot-selling F-150, this could mean some serious coin to Ford's bottom line.
Hop below for the full press release from Ford on its latest investment.
Most automotive purists fear change, but not without reason. Change, after all, did kill big-block V8s, along with most station wagons and manual transmissions. But change has also brought with it far more performance, safety and fuel economy - not to mention ridding the world of shag carpet interiors, bias-ply tires and those horrible motorized seatbelts of the early '90s.
By this time next year, the Chevy Corvette, Jeep Cherokee and next-generation Ford Mustang will all be on sale and will all, in some way, have angered or offended purists. To those critics, Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press is preemptively telling them to stop complaining - at least until they've all been driven. From the Corvette's square taillights and the Cherokee's radical nose to whatever pony car purists will harp on the 2015 Mustang for, Phelan's column points out the positives of automotive evolution and the negatives of staying the course for too long. That's fair enough, but do you think Phelan is on point, or all wet? Head on over to the Detroit Free Press to read his words, then have your say in Comments.