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US to slash automotive emissions this decade

US to slash automotive emissions this decade

Recent news and analysis out of Washington, states that The US needs to set a target of slashing its greenhouse gas emissions between 57% and 63% below 2005 levels by 2030 if we hope to achieve the Biden administration's longer-term goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.     The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analyzed President Joe Biden's plans to decarbonize the electricity sector, commercial buildings, and new vehicle fleet and found that in order for the United States to do its part to reach the goal of the Paris Agreement in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius — it needs to cut at least 57% of its emissions by the end of the decade.   European Union officials and environmental groups are calling on Washington to reduce emissions at least 50% this decade below 2005 levels. This is no small order, but by most accounts,  President Biden's climate team is working with all US government agencies and holding meetings wi ... read more

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Automotive News

What is a Vehicle's Payload?

Before you set out on a Spring Break road trip, we recommend you understand your vehicle's payload.    The payload is how much weight a vehicle can carry. This includes the weight of both passengers and cargo.   Most people view payload only in terms of how much cargo a vehicle can carry and do not consider the occupants' weight in the vehicle. For example, for someone who owns a half-ton pickup, it is common to hear them state, “My pickup can haul 1,600 pounds of firewood.” This is actually incorrect because the payload is actually the weight of passengers and cargo combined. If it’s a crew cab carrying four 200-pounders, then there are only 800 pounds left for carrying firewood in the cargo box without exceeding the payload limit.   Likewise, many consumers think crossovers are sturdy beasts of burden, but they are based on passenger-car designs, not on truck designs with steel frames that can handle heavy loads. Did you know, the p ... read more

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Road Trips

Why are Tire Rotations Important?

Why are Tire Rotations Important?

Understanding the Importance of Tire Rotations A critical component in your vehicle’s health, performance, and efficiency is getting regular tire rotation service. Why in the world should I worry about a tire rotation? Well, the ASE-Certified auto mechanics at CARS of America, Inc. know auto repair and that whether you’re in Glenview or the surrounding area, it’s important to the life of your tires to do just that. CARS of America, Inc. is committed to prolonging the life of your tires, and that’s why we recommend a regular schedule when it comes to tire rotation. What is a tire rotation? A tire rotation is when your vehicle's tires are moved from their current position on the vehicle to another. The front tires will move to the rear, and the rear tires will move to the front. The tires are typically put back on the vehicle in a cross-diagonal direction, meaning they also change sides. Your vehicle carries more weight at the front, so fr ... read more

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