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  • 79 years old woman drives a hybrid-electric Fi Race car!

    Friday 21 July 2017

    As reported in National Oil & Lube News  https://noln.net/2017/07/20/79-year-old-woman-becomes-oldest-person-drive-f1-car/ Rosemary Smith, a veteran Pro Rally Driver, tooted around a race course in Southern France in a 596kW Formula 1 race car to accomplish that distinction. Not just any F1 race car, but a hybrid electric race car. By comparison, many Prius models  are rated around 95 Horsepower for the 1800cc 4-cylinder gas engine, plus 96&n... read more

  • Hybrid Batteries and Hot Weather

    Thursday 29 June 2017

    Ironically, most people identify cold weather with vehicle battery failures. In all reality, most batteries are damaged in the hot weather, but since batteries are more efficient when warm than when cold and vehicles are easier to start in warm weather than cold weather, the damage doesn't show up until the following Winter. Hybrid Batteries are no exception, but a lot more  sensitive to the heat. A conventional lead-acid battery, used since the 1900's  is locat... read more

  • Hybrid Batteries and Hot Weather

    Monday 19 June 2017

    Ironically, most people identify cold weather with vehicle battery failures. In all reality, most batteries are damaged in the hot weather, but since batteries are more efficient when warm that when cold and vehicles are easier to start in warm weather than cold weather, the damage doesn't show up until the following Winter. Hybrid Batteries are no exception, but a lot more  sensitive to the heat. A conventional lead-acid battery, used since the 1900's  is located un... read more

  • Chrysler recalls Pacifica Hybrids for loss of propulsion

    Friday 16 June 2017

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/chrysler-recalls-all-the-pacifica-hybrids-for-battery-problems/ As reported in Ratchet & Wrench 2 days ago, Chrysler is having a propulsion issue on about 1700 Pacific Hybrids

  • CARS of America to donate to local Victims of Domestic Violence Shelter

    Tuesday 13 June 2017

    In honor of Father's Day, during the week of  June 19 through June 23, 2017, CARS of America will donate $25 to $50 to Mary Lou's Place,  an Evanston shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, for the first fifty vehicles scheduled and serviced at either location   Contact Dana 224-307-5000 at our Evanston location or Danae at 847-724-6724 at our Glenview location for details.  Did you know that one in four women are either a  victim of Domestic Violen... read more