2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
At Global Motorsports our expertise lies within the luxury highline automobile market place, but every so often we feel an urge to delve into something with a bit more muscle! In the case of the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat… a lot more muscle. In fact, the 2016 Hellcat produces 707 stock horsepower direct from the factory which gives it a defiant edge in the sports car market place over competing brands and models. A low mileage 2016 Hellcat list from the low to mid 60’s price range depending on added features and options. Ours, pictured above, can be seen at our Cool Springs location at 7116 Moores Lane in Brentwood Tennessee. Currently it has less than 1,600 miles on the odometer and is practically new! Feel free to stop in for a test drive or inquire by phone (615)661-5512
Global TV Mercedes AMG C63 Coupe Review with Jeff Xander
We begin Global TV with the review of our 2013 Mercedes Benz AMG C63 coupe. This edition of the c63 has the optional p31 package that bumps up the base horsepower to 510! We love the aggressive styling of this car, with 6 piston disc brakes in the front and 4 piston disc brakes in the back. Asides from the obvious outward appearance upgrades, AMG series alloy racing wheels and dual AMG exhaust with quad polished tips, the C63 Coupe boast a 6.2 litre V8 that will put your heart in the bottom of you stomach! Needless to say….we like this light weight beast a lot.
How Frequently Should I Change the Oil in my Car?
For most people, then the idea of getting your oil changed seems like a massive imposition. You have to schedule it, you have to wait during it, and worst of all, you have to pay for it. According to the consensus, this has to be done every 3 months, or 3,000 miles. Great news folks; that consensus is old news!!!…Kind of.
Nowadays, engines and oils are being manufactured better than ever. If you’re car was produced in the past 8 years, it’s safe to say an oil change every 5 months or every 5,000 miles will do your car right. Many high end cars can go 15,000 miles before needing an oil change, so it’s important to check your maintenance manual for the official mileage for a particular car.
There are a few circumstances where the old rule does apply:
Engine and oil innovations aren’t advanced enough to follow the new rule, and the ol’ 3 months 3,000 miles must be abided.
Driving short distances
When you drive your car short distances, it doesn’t have time to warm up and evaporate any water that may have accumulated. The water can be drawn into the crankshaft, and mix with sulfur, creating a corrosive
sulfuric acid that can only be detrimental to your vehicle.
High performance vehicle
The maintenance manuals of these vehicles may say an oil change every 3 months or 3,000 miles isn’t necessary, but on a high performance vehicle, I say “Better safe than sorry!”. The engines on these cars work double time, so more air is being pulled into the engine at a faster rate. This means more impurities getting into your oil, which (if left untreated) can cause build up. If you own a high performance vehicle, odds are you paid a pretty penny for it. Don’t risk having major issues down the line. Some examples of high performance vehicles are Mercedes-AMG C63, and BMW M3.
If you have any questions, or your car is due for an oil change, give us a call at our service department. (615) 353-8061
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6 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle
It’s that time of year again. Trees are getting green, flowers are blooming, and your car needs maintenance. O.K. so servicing your vehicle isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spring, but maybe it should be. Your car has been working overtime this Winter, and it’s time to show it some love!
Here are 6 maintenance tips to help your car recover from harsh weather:
The air in your tires expands and contracts with the changing of seasons. Neglecting this could leave you on the side of the highway with a flat, and your wallet lighter by a few hundred dollars. Most service departments check tire pressure at little to no cost. If you’re doing it yourself, it’s important to follow the recommended PSI on the inside of your car door, and not the PSI the tire recommends. The same tire can fit on a multitude of different vehicles. What’s right for an SUV, may not be right for a sedan.
Check Your Brakes
Braking in slush, snow, ice, and even rain can be very hard on your brake system. Failing to have it inspected could potentially be dangerous to you and others.
Suspension and Wheel Alignment
The harsh effects of Winter weather coupled with salt, can cause a lot of potholes. Pot holes you’ve most likely encountered more than once. Fixing your car’s alignment can aid in increasing the lifespan of your tires.
Change Your Windshield Wipers
All of the ice that accumulates on your wipers deteriorates the rubber. Making them less effective. Changing your wipers is a relatively inexpensive expense, and will make your life a little easier.
Clean Your Vehicle Inside and Out
The salt used to combat ice sheaths on the roads can really break down the exterior of your car. Cleaning the outside of your car can assist in preventing rust on your vehicle. The inside of your car should be paid as much attention to as the exterior. The inside of your windows can accumulate residue that can make it difficult to see when the Spring sun shines through your windshield. An accident can be prevented with a simple spritz of windex.
Check Your Fluid Levels
Coolant/antifreeze keeps the water in your engine from freezing. After spending an entire season at around 32 degrees, your car is most likely thirsty for a coolant/antifreeze.
Follow these helpful tips, and your car will thank you for it later.
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