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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Electric Cars Are Charging Ahead

Electric Cars Are Charging Ahead

Often we hear of proposed innovations and futuristic ideas and wonder if we will live to see it happen. Now, one of these once-outlandish concepts has turned into a reality. Tesla Motors has created self-driving, electric production cars that are available to the masses. Not only have they been innovators in the electric car industry but they’re now shaking up the global auto industry as a whole. With its dramatic success, Tesla has now eclipsed GM and Ford which have been the rulers for years. So what has Tesla brought about to get them to this point? They started with the Tesla roadster which was a two-door sports car that was able to travel 244 miles on a single charge using rechargeable lithium ion batteries. From there they knew that they’d need to manufacture automobiles that would be more practical ... read more

The Prancing Ponies

The Prancing Ponies

Ferrari and Porsche both have a celebrated history of making some of the most incredible sports cars for the road and track. While Porsche and Ferrari have no manufacturing relationship, their emblems could lead you to believe otherwise. Out of all the major carmakers, Porsche and Ferrari are the only two that have horses on their logos. Today's post highlights how they got their insignias and what inspired the horse themes. From Fighter Planes to Sports Cars Enzo Ferrari was the founder of Ferrari and had a history of racing with Alfa Romeo before splitting off to start his own auto brand. In 1932, Enzo Ferrari put his first horse insignia onto a car. The idea of the prancing horse actually came from Count Francesco Baracca who was an accomplished Italian Air Force fighter pilot. Baracca used to paint a strutting horse e ... read more

The Future of Auto Safety Technology

The Future of Auto Safety Technology

For many men and women, driving a car is part of their everyday life. Whether commuting to work, transporting family and friends, or simply just to enjoy the thrill that a car can offer. Because cars have become such a vital part of people’s lives, vehicle manufacturers are taking their safety characteristics more serious than ever. Back in the day, an automobile was simply made to get from point A to point B. No fancy options included. As cars got faster and there were more and more on the roads, deaths from car accidents increased. With steering wheels that could impale the driver's heart on impact and no safety glass, the injuries were gruesome. Thus, engineers began steadily inventing and refining a plethora of safety devices. Now automobiles have features to make your drive safe and enjoyable, and some options that you wouldn&r ... read more

Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

Welcome to the I-86 Truck & Auto Repair blog. Since you are visiting an automotive repair center website, we will assume that you own a car. For most of us, our car is our principal mode of transportation and rarely does a day go by that we don’t use our cars to get somewhere. Because we spend so much time in our cars, it is wise to be prepared for anything, especially emergencies. First Aid Kit The first thing that we counsel is a first aid kit. We usually have first aid kits in our homes, take them out for camping trips or sporting events, but not everyone carries one in their automobile. There are many different travel sized kits that can slide under a seat or fit into a glove box. Spare Tire Next is a spare tire. (We are talking about an actual spare tire, not the one that many ... read more

What Does it Take to Armor a Car?

What Does it Take to Armor a Car?

VIPs such as politicians and celebrities at risk for attack are generally at their most unprotected when they are away from their gated homes. If they traveled in normal automobiles, the perils that come with their status would be difficult to prevent. Thus, the birth of the legendary armored car. Today's post is about the cars and SUVs that offer the ultimate level of safety when traveling. Bulletproofing Guns are one of the major threats faced by these people. Firearms have become so advanced that a bullet from some high-powered guns can easily puncture car windows and even go right through normal car metal and aluminum. Armored cars can be rigged out with bulletproof armor and even a clear, see-through material to replace the windows. Indestructible Tires  Another threat to a car is a flat tire ... read more