Ladies, the DC Auto Show isn’t about glamour as much as it’s about policy making and the future of the car industry. In honor of Earth Month, we've collected information from the DC auto show to share more about the greening of automotive.
Front page: For the 2014 Washington Auto Show, Nissan rented an Amtrak train car and ferried a group of journalists from Penn Station, NYC to Washington, D.C. Since the show took place during an epic East Coast snowstorm, the train was both a pleasant and efficient way to arrive. And it’s consistent with Nissan’s push into the future of environmental changes. That objective encompasses Nissan’s NV200 vehicles (the taxicab of the future and NYC’s official taxicab) as well as some new initiatives they are rolling out with FedEx.
The scoop: The Washington Auto Show is known as the “Public Policy Show.” It is unique on the global industry circuit because of its proximity to the U.S. Congress, international diplomatic corps and federal agencies.
Celebrities stopped by the McDonald’s and Corvette Stingray Desert Pool Party at the Bootsy Bellows Estate on April 12, 2014 to celebrate the launch of McDonald’s Bacon Clubhouse Burger and the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Celebrities sampled the new Bacon Clubhouse Burger, rode shotgun for the Stingray Experience, and beat the heat pool-side in VIP cabanas.
Many famous faces who attended the party included one of my favorite Glee stars Dianna Agron who was spotted out with her new man Thomas Cocquere and Leonardo DiCaprio who smoked electronic cigarettes and chowed down on a Bacon Clubhouse Burger and fries in his private cabana.
180 Degrees Automotive, Phoenix, Arizona Bogi Lateiner is an ASE Certified Mechanic and is also the founder and owner of 180 Degrees Automotive, a full-service auto repair shop in central Phoenix. In addition to operating and managing 180 Degrees Automotive, Bogi teaches (and her shop offers) car-care classes for women. On top of all this, she recently entered her third season as one of the three-girl crew on the Velocity Channel’s ‘All Girls Garage’.
All Girls Garage season three has begun airing on Fridays at 8pm EST/PST on the Velocity channel.
Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair Congratulations to Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair for earning the top award from Arizona's Small Business Development Center for the 2014 year. Every year, the Arizona Small Business Development Center honors successful small businesses throughout Arizona for the role they play to the state’s economy. As a top award winner, Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair was invited to attend the 25th anniversary celebration of the Arizona’s Small Business Development Center success awards ceremony on March 27 at the Arizona State Capitol complex. Eleven other small Arizona businesses were honored at the ceremony. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was on hand to make to congratulate award winners at the event.
Do you know how to change a tire? This YouTube video will help safely guide you through the steps of how to change a tire if you ever come face-to-face with a flat tire.
Lex Brodie's is proud to bring the worlds first bio-based, 100% full synthetic motor oil to Hawaii! G-OIL® provides superior performance during the maximum oil change interval recommended by vehicle manufacturers while meeting the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute (API) SM and previous API gasoline engine standards.
Lex Brodie's "Green To Go" Fleet Service Program is designed to help control the time and cost of maintenance and keep your company’s fleet working at optimal efficiency and rolling clean, green and safe.
Marlin's Auto Diagnostics in Lebanon, Pennsylvania It’s tax time, and if you’re like most consumers, we know you’ll use your refund for much needed products and services. Marlin’s Auto Diagnostics would like to remind you that we’re here to assist you in maintaining your vehcle so it is safe, reliable, and fun. Consider investing a portion of your tax refund in vehicle car and maintenance at Marlin’s Auto Diagnostics, and until May 19, 2014, we’ll take $25 off any invoice over $250.
Gatto's Tires, Six Convenient Locations in Brevard County, Florida When Pam Gatto’s father Mike started his business in 1971 he had a very clear goal: to provide the best products and services and give the customer the most value for their money. That’s still the Gatto family goal. Over the years Gatto’s has expanded into seven locally owned and operated locations in Merritt Island, Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay, Forida, and company generously supports local sponsorships.
Gatto’s ASE-certified auto mechanics can handle a variety of automotive repairs like brake repairs, wheel alignments, exhaust system repairs, diagnostics, steering and suspension system repairs, preventive maintenance, differential system repairs, and transmission repairs; they also service diesel engine systems and hybrid vehicles.
Great Lakes Credit Union -- 12 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is a full-service financial institution offering competitive auto loans nationwide. Whether you're interested in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, understanding and improving your credit, buying a new car, looking for a mortgage, establishing kids accounts, exploring student loans or planning for your financial future, these educational tools can help.
Star Motors in San Juan Capistrano, California Star Motors sponsors the “Autism Speaks: Light It Up Blue” Campaign by donating $1 for every new “like” they get on the Star Motors Facebook page during the month of April. Help Star Motors shine a light on Autism! If you already like Star Motors, please share this opportunity with your friends and family. Feel free to make a donation to the cause as well by going straight to their Autism Speaks donation page here. Star Motors is committed to match each NEW LIKE, up to $500
Waukegan Tire of Grayslake, Park City, and Waukegan, Illinois Waukegan Tire is taking part in Bcureful by helping to support Bcureful’s efforts to focus resources on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Help Waukegan Tire contribute to this all-volunteer organization as it aids in the development of a new TSC Center at Lurie Children’s Hospital and provides a gap in the funding needed for a critical research project at NYU Langone Medical Center. Help us help them!
Please purchase tickets to the “Wish I May”3rd Annual Gala & Wine Dinner to benefit awareness and research for a cure of TSC. The event is being held on Global TSC Awareness Day: Thursday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m.
Waukegan Tires is excited to announce the Mrs. Alaska United States pageant has selected Bcureful as its official non-profit for 2015! The Mrs. Alaska United States pageant believes in giving back to the community through their "Pageant with a Purpose" campaign. Each year the pageant adopts a non-profit to support financially and through volunteerism. Mrs. Alaska United States 2014 Erica Chilla's son Ace has been diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and he is the reason she is passionate about raising awareness of TSC and funds for more research. Click here to make a donation to support Mrs. Alaska's platform and Bcureful's mission to accelerate research towards a cure of TSC while raising public awareness of the disease.
Schoen Place Auto of East Rochester, New York Spring has finally arrived! While you're doing your spring cleaning at home, let Schoen Place Auto inspect your car to make sure that your car is running perfectly when you need it most. Schoen Place Auto will perform a 45-point inspection on your car for free until May 15, 2014 (normally $49.99)!
After Hours Auto Repair of Wichita, Kansas Since 2008, After Hours Auto Repair has provided motorists in the Wichita, KS 67213 area with a broad assortment of comprehensive auto repair services. Their goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get customers back on the road in no time. During April, After Hours Auto Repair is offering a Tax Special discounting 50% off any diagnostic charge (through April 30, 2014).
Your hybrid is a special car, but that doesn't mean that it should be difficult or expensive to maintain and repair your hybrid. We guarantee that your car will receive the care it needs to stay reliable and safe as the day you purchased it. These companys’ certified technicians will ensure your hybrid vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and also specialize in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.
Lloyd's Tire and Service of Santa Cruz, California Lloyd’s Tire Service is now a complete and fully certified Hybrid Service Center, featuring everything from routine maintenance to diagnostics and repairs for hybrid and electric vehicles. Hybrid Care at Lloyd's is good for both your car and our planet. We proudly provide hybrid repairs to Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Los Gatos, and other surrounding Central California communities.
Wilhelm Automotive Service Centers of Peoria, Arizona In 1928, Joe Wilhelm and his father purchased Wilhelm Automotive Repair and made it the success that it is today. They have become the local Hybrid Shop and are now able to effectively and efficiently service hybrid vehicles and refurbish hybrid batteries. Wilhelm Automotive Repair's certified technicians will ensure your specific vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and are also specialized in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.
The Safe Kids Worldwide organization held its second annual West Coast Safe Kids Dayon Saturday afternoon, April 5, 2014, at The Lot in West Hollywood, California, to raise awareness about preventable injuries, the number one killer amongst children in the United States. Almost a million children around the world die of an injury each year, and every one of these tragedies is preventable. A similar event is being held on Saturday, April 12, at the Highline Stages in New York City.
Special guests in attendance included: Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman, Giuliana & Bill Rancic, Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskette, Ciara, Malin Akerman, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Landry, Tom & Ashley Arnold, Cocoa Brown (The Single Moms Club), Alysia Montaño (Track & Field Olympian), Leonor Varela (Chilean model and actress), Matthew Hatchette (Former NFL Player), Neal & Ruve McDonough, Vanna White, Breckin Meyer, Garcelle Beauvais (actress), Tina Charles (WNBA player), Eden Sassoon (Founder of EDEN and daughter of Vidal Sassoon), Abbie Schiller (The Mother Company, Founder), Ruby (Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show), Dr. Peter and Laurie Waldstein, Kate Carr (President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide), and more.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiered in Los Angeles on March 13, 2014. It was released internationally on March 26, 2014, and in North America on April 4, 2014. According to ABC news, its record-breaking $92 million weekend debut has earned the film entry to a very exclusive club: movie sequels that outdid their originals.
Not only did "Winter Soldier" outperform "Captain America: The First Avenger," which earned $65 million domestically in its first three days out, but the sequel scored the biggest April opening of all time, according to the L.A. Times, earning a worldwide total to date of $303.3 million.
Check out the photo gallery below with even more celebrity photos from the red carpet premiere of "Captain America: The WInter Soldier." (Photos courtesy Steve Fecht for Chevrolet News.)
When it comes to stopping our cars, the first thing most people think of are brakes, but that’s only partly correct: Brakes stop wheels. TIRES stop the car. Tires, shmires, right?
Think again: Under ordinary driving, the average commuter stops 40,000 times a year, and our tires serve us so well under the best circumstances we don’t give them much thought. But throw in some icy or snowy winter weather, or a few spring or fall rainstorms, and suddenly, we’re asking our tires to perform adequately under the worst circumstances. And when they’re worn, these conditions subtract even more from their performance potential.
Subaru today announced that it has invented a new “self cleaning” technology for its versatile vehicles. Furthermore, the new technology doesn’t use precious water but works by an extension of “haptic” technology to “shake” the vehicle free of dirt.
Called a “a dream solution for every motorist’s wish list,” when the waterless system originally launched two years ago in the UK, Subaru’s latest self-cleaning system improves on the earlier version with its haptic technology.
Many manufacturers are implementing hands-free technology to help you interact more safely with your devices while behind the wheel of their cars. Whether it's Bluetooth connectivity to allow you to place calls, operate your music player, or to send and receive texts, these automotive technologies are improving every day and are appearing as standard equipment in more and more new cars.
On top of offering hands-free connectivity for entertainment and cellphone use, most of these systems also integrate automatic notification to 911 in case of accidents.
As we reported over at BlogHer, Mila Kunis has been spotted driving a Fiat 500 Cabrio around Los Angeles. What’s going on with the little car that Mila and Ashton are driving?
The couple recently announced their engagement and pregnancy. Engagement gift? Pregnancy gift? Doesn't matter, it's still cute. Painted black and sporting a flashy red soft-top, Mila’s Fiat Lounge Cabrio is powered by 135-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged engine boasting fuel economy of 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Ford Fiesta, having preordered my 2011 Fiesta sedan before they even arrived at Ford dealerships. It’s four years old now, and Ford has refreshed the fun Fiesta for the 2014 model year, in a midcycle makeover offering styling changes, improved technology, and a brand-new super-fuel-efficient engine choice.