Auto Services in Kansas
Auto Repair & Service
Address: 2095 W 21st St N, Maize
Phone: (316) 977-6077
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Body Repairing & Painting, Used Car Dealers
Address: 5239 S 4th St, Leavenworth
Phone: (913) 772-7200
Auto Repair & Service, Radiators-Wholesale & Manufacturers, Automobile Diagnostic Service
Address: 2020 W 43rd Ave, Westwood-Hills
Phone: (913) 236-8488
Used Car Dealers
Address: 15605 State Route 92, Lansing
Phone: (816) 858-4220
Automobile Body Repairing & Painting, Towing
Address: 3115 N Lone Elm Rd, Crestline
Phone: (417) 782-4590
Auto Repair & Service, Used Car Dealers
Address: 531 S Jackson St, Hugoton
Phone: (620) 544-7800
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:18:00 EST
Ken Block became famous for his series of Gymkhana videos, but he's a real racer in his own right. Block has competed many rounds in the FIA World Rally Championship and also rallied in the 2013 Rally America series. He nearly won that latter title last year - if not for a massive crash in the final event of the season.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:29:00 EST
Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino went into the Lake Superior Performance Rally needing a win to take the championship. However, missing a clump of dirt on the side of the road and one little word in the pace notes was all it took to catapult Block's Fiesta off the road and into a tumbling accident. Block says his initial reaction was anger because the crash came out of nowhere.
For 2014, Block is joining the FIA World Rallycross Championship for at least three rounds. He'll drive a Ford Fiesta for the Hoonigan Racing Division at the Norwegian, French and Turkish events of the 12-round championship. Former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will also compete in the series.
Recalls happen. Automakers hope they won't, but they do. And that's alright, for the most part, because cars are designed (and to a large degree still made) by humans, and humans make mistakes. So we forgive them, as long as the problem is resolved. Only in the case of the Ford Escape, the problem seems to keep coming back.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:59:00 EST
That's why Ford is calling in the Escape yet again due to fire concerns. The issue revolves around problematic fuel lines in 9,469 units manufactured between October 5, 2011, and July 11, 2012, all of which use the 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine.
As you yourself may recall, the Escape was subject to a string of recalls last year that resulted in a $17 million fine. One of them was over this very same issue, which Ford apparently didn't rectify the first time around. Let's hope this time is the last time.
Connected cars are coming en-masse. We know this much. How, though, remains something of an open question, especially as two of the world's largest tech companies are preparing to battle for control of your car's dashboard. On the one hand, we have Apple and its CarPlay system. And now, we know what Google has been working on with Auto Link.
Its new name is Android Auto, and yes, it's based off the Android architecture that is the primary challenger to Apple's iOS mobile operating system. Announced at Google's I/O conference today, Android Auto functions similarly to CarPlay - owners will need to plug their smartphones into their cars to access the full breadth of capability.
In Android Auto's case, that means a wealth of voice controls to limit distracted driving. Google's marquee apps will be available when the interface arrives in production models later this year, including Google Play Music, Google Maps and voice-activated texting and text playback. Meanwhile, developers will be able to begin designing custom apps for the new system via an upcoming software development kit.