Why Maintenance

THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR CAR

THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR CAR     Keeping up with preventative auto maintenance will extend the life of your car, improve fuel efficiency, and increase the longevity of your vehicle. On top of this, preventative maintenance makes your vehicle more reliable and saves you the costs associated with preventable car troubles. Read on to learn more about why you should schedule regular auto maintenance at one of the car repair shops in San Ramon.
Prevent Serious Car Trouble
Improve Fuel Mileage
Save Money and Stay Safe
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Highway

A first look at Elon Musk´s next grand idea. by Jackie Wattles @jackiewattles for cnnTech

A first look at Elon Musk´s next grand idea. by Jackie Wattles   @jackiewattles for cnnTech     During a speech at a TED Talks conference, Musk -- the Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX CEO -- unveiled what he hopes to accomplish with his latest venture, The Boring Company. A new video shows a computer-generated mockup of a sprawling network of underground tunnels that vehicles can access via elevators nested near roadsides. Once underground, the video shows futuristic silver platforms whisking the cars toward their destinations. Mostrar detalle

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SelfdrivingCar

Samsung receives approval to test self-driving cars in South Korea

Samsung receives approval to test self-driving cars in South Korea     Samsung has received approval to test self-driving vehicles in South Korea and will begin with a “Hyundai equipped with the latest cameras and sensors,” according to The Korean Herald. Little is known about Samsung’s intentions at this time. The move comes a few weeks after Apple received similar approval to test self-driving vehicles in California. Two years ago, the firm established a team to work on self-driving tech, but did not say if it planned to enter the market or simply partner with others. To test self-driving cars in the country, the company had to receive approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. Hyundai, Uber, and Toyota have all went through the same approval process before.Samsung has declined to comment on the approval. It has also not said if it plans to expand the tests to Silicon Valley or Europe. Mostrar detalle

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Self-Driving Cars

How the Tesla Autopilot Crash Has Affected Public Opinion on Self-Driving Cars

How the Tesla Autopilot Crash Has Affected Public Opinion on Self-Driving Cars     Consumers are more aware of self-driving cars, but slightly less interested in riding in them, according to two surveys conducted after a fatal crash of a Tesla equipped with self-driving technology. An online survey of more than 1,500 Americans in mid-July by AlixPartners found that overall consumer interest in self-driving dropped about three percentage points after news of the May 7 Tesla crash was reported on June 30, according to results released on Friday. Mostrar detalle

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The new Limo for WP

A powerful car needs a powerful engine, the 2016 ZIL limo is the 7.7-liter engine

A powerful car needs a powerful engine,  the 2016 ZIL limo is the 7.7-liter engine     The exterior design has actually quite an uncommon fashion sense to the 21st century vehicle. It does not look like anything like you have ever seen before and it actually looks like a armored limo. The 2016 ZiL limo offers everything what it promised to do, safety and protection, as the outer design has been layered with armored casings which will protect the people inside from a nuclear attack even. Well not really a nuclear attack, but let say that no one will be forcefully entering in this limo any time soon. The edges have been made in an uncommon fashion with some sharp edges and corners, It is not a beauty, that is certain to say, but its usefulness surpasses its aesthetic features. The car has been modeled against some American limos from the 1970s and compared to them is very similar in style. Also the size of the car is very long and opulent. Mostrar detalle

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Electric Cars

Paris Motor Show goes electric in 2016 by @peterdrives

Paris Motor Show goes electric in 2016 by   @peterdrives     Volkswagen: The company unveiled a concept car called the I.D., which is expected to go on sale in 2020, VW projects that it will cost about as much as a nicely equipped Volkswagen Golf diesel, about $30,000. The I.D. is expected to have a driving range somewhere between 250 and 375 miles, according to VW. Renault: The French automaker debuted a redesigned version of its Zoe electric car that it says can go 300 kilometers, or about 186 miles, on a single charge. That puts it in the same league as cars like the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla's Model 3. Prices for the Zoe start at about $29,000, but the battery has to be leased separately. Opel: General Motor's European division, Opel, revealed the Ampera-e. This is essentially Opel's version of the Chevrolet Bolt -- an affordable plug-in car that can go 238 miles on a charge, according to the U.S. EPA. The Ampera-e will even be built in the same Michigan factory as the Bolt. The Ampera-e is expected to go into production next spring, but no pricing has been announced. Mostrar detalle

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Super car

Jaguar revealed a 400 horsepower all-electric concept SUV

Jaguar revealed a 400 horsepower all-electric concept SUV     It will be Jaguar's first electric vehicle and only its second SUV ever. The all-wheel-drive I-Pace should have an EPA-estimated driving range of 220 miles, according to Jaguar Land Rover, which makes Jaguar cars. The crossover SUV was unveiled in an international press conference that included a virtual reality presentation. While reporters in both London and Los Angeles were able to see a computer-drawn virtual reality presentation, those in L.A. were presented with an actual concept vehicle driven out onto the floor among them. The I-Pace has what car designers call a "cab-forward" design with a short hood, possible because the nose of the car does not need to house a large engine. That shape allows for better aerodynamics and more interior space. Mostrar detalle

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LaFerrari

TESLA ACCELERATION SPEED CATCHES UP TO LAFERRARI AFTER SOFTWARE UPDATE

TESLA ACCELERATION SPEED CATCHES UP TO LAFERRARI AFTER SOFTWARE UPDATE     A software update to the Tesla Model S will make the electric car the second quickest vehicle in the world, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.4 seconds. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the update on Twitter, saying the update will be made available for the Tesla Model S P100D next month. The 0.1-second improvement moves the Tesla Model S alongside Ferrari’s LaFerrari in terms of acceleration. Only the Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of reaching 60 mph in less time. Mostrar detalle

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Bugatti Chiron

What does Bugatti Chiron mean?

What does Bugatti Chiron mean?     The exterior line reflects the design ethos which ideally calls for shapes and lines to be derived from technical requirements. Its positioning was defined by the need to improve engine ventilation and ventilation performance. Mostrar detalle

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POWER TRUCK

Nikola One Truck Achieves Zero Emissions

Nikola One Truck Achieves Zero Emissions     SALT LAKE CITY. August 1, 2016-- Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company´s advanced R&D team has achieved 100% zero emissions on the Nikola One commercial class 8 truck. ´While other companies have recently announced battery-powered semi-trucks, those trucks are restricted to a range of only a couple hundred miles and four to eight hours of charging between stops,´ said Founder and CEO Trevor Milton. ´Nikola has engineered the holy grail of the trucking industry. We are not aware of any zero emission truck in the world that can haul 80,000 pounds more than 1,000 miles and do it without stopping. The Nikola One requires only 15 minutes of downtime before heading out for the next 1,000 miles.´´ ´´Imagine what this could do for the air in every city in America. We knew our emissions would be low, but to have the ability to achieve true zero emissions is revolutionary for the worldwide trucking industry´, Milton added. Mostrar detalle

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