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By 袁春凤 (Tiffany)
According to foreign media reports, in the past three months, the inventory of Jeep Wrangler, unsold or already on the way by U.S. dealers, has exceeded 100 days'demand. Among them, there were 156 days in early November and 135 days in early December. The total U.S. inventory of the vehicle has risen from 69,579 in October to 85,979 in early December.
With the introduction of both new and old products by Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Jeep Herdsman's stock in the first two months of this year has also exceeded 100 days, while dealers now have almost twice or even triple the stock of the previous JK version of the Herdsman.
But distributors say another reason for the larger impact of inventory on sales may be price, which seems to be "more troublesome". A dealer in the Midwest of the United States said, "Our stock of horsemen has reached its highest level in history. Over the past three years, the price of horse herders has risen by $12,000, and now it has reached $55,000. Vehicles are price-sensitive products, and I think the price is a little too high, a little radical.
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Flushing and Filling Your Cars Radiator Inspect your radiator and radiator hoses for rust or weak spots. If there is no rust or damage and the hoses are not cracked or collapsed, proceed. If damage is detected, take to your local, trusted car care professional.Read More
Thermal Shock Within Coolant System and How it Affects Gaskets Low amounts of coolant and/or debris in the radiator can lead to a loss in the ability of the cooling system to do its job. This could result in the engine overheating.Read More
GM-Specific Flushing Tip Mixing conventional coolant, that's ethylene gycol based, with the DEX-COOL that GM vehicles are filled with before leaving the manufacturing plant will significantly reduce the length of its service interval from 5 yrs/150,000 miles to 2 yrs/30,000 miles.Read More
6 Ways To Winterize Your Vehicle Now is the time to winterize your vehicle with these steps. Be sure to have fresh coolant in your radiator as specified in your car's owner's manual. Also, switch to a thinner oil during the frigid winter months. Inspect your battery and make sure it is keeping a charge.Read More
3 Hazards of Using an Ill-Fitting Gas Cap
A gas cap that doesn't fit right is a hazard to the owner and the environment in the following ways: 1. It allows fuel to evaporate and escape the gas tank and pollute the environment.Read More
Why Isn't Water an Acceptable Substitute for Antifreeze? Although water can be used for a very short time when antifreeze isn't available, it isn't a good long term substitute. Although it is needed as a conductor of heat, using straight water can lead to issues with rust and corrosion.Read More
How do auxiliary coolant pumps affect the vehicle operation? Not all cars have auxiliary coolant pumps. Unlike water pumps, auxiliary coolant pumps are used to circulate coolant that is already warm to the heater core and sometimes to the batteries.Read More
The Importance of Refilling & Bleeding the Cooling System After Replacing a Thermostat Performing work on the cooling system can be laborious; however, auto technicians must ensure the entire repair or replacement is completed fully. After replacing a thermostat, the technician should ensure all air pockets are removed from the cooling system. Otherwise, the vehicle will be more likely to overheat.Read More
Can the Ratio of Antifreeze to Water in an Engine Affect Its Cooling Ability? When refilling antifreeze in a vehicle, logical reasoning suggests using more concentrated antifreeze would produce better results. Unfortunately, straight antifreeze can be detrimental to an engine. Antifreeze must be mixed with an appropriate ratio...Read More
3 Simple Facts About Advancements in Antifreeze for Today's Vehicles Antifreeze comes in a variety of colors, but glycol is the active ingredient in most modern types of antifreeze.Read More
The MotoRad 733-176 Thermostat The MotoRad 733-176 thermostat fits late model Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche applications. It is important to note that the thermostat must be installed into...Read More
The MotoRad 737-180 Thermostat Kit The MotoRad 737-180 thermostat kit fits late model Ford Fiesta applications. The thermostat housing for this application has two sealing areas.Read More
The MotoRad 762-189 Thermostat The MotoRad 762-189 thermostat fits late model Mitsubishi 4 cylinder applications. To assure the complete job, MotoRad includes the correct preinstalled seal for proper fitment and sealing. Read More
Fail-Safe Thermostats Don’t be stranded on the side of the road because your engine overheated and your conventional thermostat failed in the closed position keeping coolant from flowing to the engine.Read More
Cooling System The purpose of the engine cooling system is to dissipate heat generated by the combustion of fuel within the engine and maintain a favorable operating temperature to prevent damage and enhance engine efficiencies. Read More
Functional Fuel Cap As a vehicle owner, you can’t do much about the price of fuel, but you can make sure you are not losing fuel to the atmosphere! One of the easiest and best ways to do this is by making sure your gas cap fits and seals properly. Read More
Installing Thermostats Overheating will cause damage to the engine and will also burn a thermostat throughout. A proper thermostat is in the engine to control heat, which occurs from...Read More
High-Flow Thermostats MotoRad is the only thermostat manufacturer to offer three different quality ranges for thermostats. The good thermostat meets OE Standards, while the better High-Flow MotoRad thermostat increases overall coolant flow in the engine.Read More
Thermostat Housings If your thermostat is integrated inside of the water outlet and cannot be removed from it, it is called an integrated thermostat housing. Read More
The MotoRad 717-200 Thermostat The MotoRad 717-200 thermostat fits the Ford Powerstroke 6.7L diesel applications.Read More
South Korean firm LG Electronics Inc. said Monday that it would showcase its advanced auto-parts related technology at a motor show to be held in Germany this week.
LG Electronics said it would show key auto parts to global automakers during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to be held from Sept. 14 to 17.
Since its first participation in the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, LG Electronics has been rolling out crucial auto parts at international motor shows.
LG Electronics plans to showcase its AV navigation system, auto infotainment gadget, battery heater and others.
Last month, LG Electronics said it will build a factory for the production of electric-vehicle parts in the United States. The factory is intended to produce battery packs for electric cars and is aimed to gradually expand the scope of its operations to other key parts.
Other LG affiliates, such as LG Chem Ltd. and LG Display Co., produce car batteries and automotive displays, respectively. LG Hausys Ltd. and LG Innotek Co. also each supply materials and camera modules for automobiles.
LG Electronics has been making efforts to improve the profitability of its vehicle component business, although the sector's overall performance has not met expectations so far. The division posted an operating loss of 14.5 billion won ($12.7 million) in the January-March period. (Yonhap)
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So has anyone watched this 3 part series on the the History Channel? If you are into cars, highly recommended! I learned a lot just from watching this, was very interesting.
THE CARS THAT MADE AMERICA
“The Cars That Made America” – a three consecutive night, six-hour special event presented and executive produced by Dale Earnhardt Jr. premieres Sunday, August 13 at 8PM ET/PT and concludes on Tuesday, August 15 at 8PM ET/PT. The special uncovers the stories of the visionaries who built America’s vehicle landscape and chronicles the epic journey of how the biggest names of the automobile industry became the legendary household brands that car enthusiasts have grown to love. Through gritty, character-driven reenactments and never-before-seen archival footage, the special showcases the career trajectories of seven iconic and revolutionary figures: Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, the Dodge Brothers, William Durant, Lee Iacocca and John Delorean. “The Cars That Made America” is produced for HISTORY by Magilla Entertainment.