Some Automotive Technologies That Are Almost Here

The magical automotive future promised by cartoons seemed farfetched back in the day.  After all, it was fantasy at the time with no existing technology to back it up. Let us examine 4 technologies that are going to change the way we interact with and drive our vehicles within just a few years.

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Causes of a Shaking Steering Wheel

CV Joints

CV joints wear out over time. One of thereasons these wear is that they are covered by “boots” – rubber, accordion-like coverings around the axles’ ends - that seal out junk like road salt and sand. The issue is that the boots rip open when they get old and the CV joint, now working with lots of grit inside, will fail.  When this occurs, you can hear a “crunching” noise when turning corners, and you’ll feel it in the steering wheel.

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40 Year Anniversary of the Dodge Aspen

Dodge-Aspen

Once a rewarded compact vehicle, now a forgotten entity 40 years later.

The Dodge Aspen, or the Dodge Aspen coupe was a popular compact by Chrysler Corporation in the mid to late 1970s. When the Aspen and its twin the Plymouth Volare were introduced they were described as intermediate vehicles, or what we now refer to as compact cars.

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