Get Smart: new features can make you a safer driver
Yes, I know.  Every time I talk about the innovative electronic features that auto and truck makers are putting into their vehicles, you tell me that you are already smartest, safest drivers out there.  But, if a new vehicle is in your future — especially a new truck —... Read more
Black Package edition brings stealth vibe to 2014 Ram Heavy Duty trucks
If you want to look dangerous when you are behind the wheel, the people at Ram are making it easy for you.  The Black Package, which was successfully brought to market on the 1500-level pickups, is now available for the 2500 and 3500 level vehicles.  The reason: customer response... Read more
The pattern is so distinctive that even non-hunters readily recognize it.  Mossy Oak is America’s best known camouflage brand.  It speaks to the outdoors and was introduced as a vehicle theme by Ram Brand in 2011.  Now, it has returned to the lineup after a one-year hiatus and has... Read more
Michelin North America is recalling Michelin LTX M/X tires for tread separation problems which can lead to rapid air loss resulting in possible loss of vehicle control and increased risk of a crash. The tires in question were produced from January 10, 2010 and June 23, 2012 and were... Read more
With the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) less that two weeks away, any news about the venerable Ford F-150 pickup is always welcome. This time it is also a bit confusing since Ford has neither confirmed or denied a lot of what is being written about the highly-anticipated... Read more
There was rain, not snow, in the clouds last week when Ram, the Chrysler Foundation and the Chrysler Group LLC’s Southwest Business Center in Dallas joined forces with the Air Warrior Courage Foundation to provide a much-needed 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo van and a $25,000 grant for the... Read more
It’s always ugly when a manufacturer has to issue a recall, but the one issued Friday by Chrysler is both large and somewhat confusing.  Encompassing about 1.2-million vehicles, about 453,000 are actually affected, but the company is taking no chances that any will be overlooked when they are repaired.... Read more
Let me begin this by saying: there is no such thing as a bad new truck in 2013. Whether you are committed to Ram, Silverado, GMC, Ford or Tundra, you will find the latest offerings are loaded with performance, aesthetic, electronic or any of a hundred different features. You... Read more