Archives for October 1st, 2013

GM warning 800,000 owners that their cars may need oil changes more frequently than they say

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The days of changing your engine oil every 3,000 miles are long gone thanks to most cars having automatic oil monitoring systems, but about 800,000 General Motors vehicles apparently have incorrect monitoring software that is leading to premature engine component wear. According to Autoweek, certain 2010-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain models ...

Chevy Volt ad ‘Silent Anthem’ brings back friendly deer, robot dogs

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With a great soundtrack – Patty Griffin's Heavenly Day – Chevy is once again using robot dogs and real deer to tell us how eco-friendly the Volt is. The new Volt commercial, called 'Silent Anthem,' is basically an expanded version of the Volt's snippets from the Find New Roads commercial from February, but this time ...

Jim Harbaugh picked to drive Indy 500 Corvette Stingray pace car

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He didn't get the trophy, but he did get the girl pace car. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh – who quarterbacked the Indianapolis Colts from 1994 to 1997 – will lead the 33-car Indianapolis 500 field around The Brickyard in a 2014 Corvette Stingray pace car. Harbaugh's other connection to the race is that ...

GM recalls over 230,000 more Trailblazer-family SUVs over door electronics

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Back in August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall on the General Motors GMT360 SUVs (Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X) ranging from the 2005 to 2007 model years and the 2006 GMT370 SUVs (Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL) due to potential fires associated with ...