Acura's Multi-City "Driven by Passion" Tour Showcases 2014 RLX Flagship Sedan, Supports Local Organizations and Causes Along the Way
The tour began at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair earlier this winter, and will make stops at cultural events around the country. Acura's "Driven by Passion" events will offer guests an immersive ride & drive opportunity – the chance to take a personalized test drive of the all-new Acura RLX. The tour will culminate this spring in Chicago. (Full tour schedule is listed at http://www.acura.com/Engagements)
The "Driven by Passion" tour is open to the public, and events in each designated city are intended to draw the attention of passersby. Guests in attendance will have access to Acura product specialists, receive information on Acura products and learn about the local and regional organizations supported in conjunction with the tour. Organizations supported by the "Driven by Passion" tour have been selected to reflect cultural passion points of each tour stop, embodying the luxury, prestige and excitement of the Acura brand.
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Transmission repairs and replacements can be inconvenient, expensive and quite stressful. But it beats the alternative. Here are five signs of transmission trouble.
Slippage. Although replacing a transmission can be expensive, you're putting much more at risk than money by driving a car with a transmission that allows slippage. Slippage occurs when your vehicle switches gears without you manually shifting or the car's computer automatically shifting. This is easily recognized when driving a manual shift vehicle. If you're driving a vehicle with an automatic transmission, be alert to a change in engine noise pitch or a seeming lack of power, such as poor acceleration. If you suspect slippage, get your car's transmission inspected immediately.
Delayed engagement. When it comes to your car's transmission, a delayed engagement is much more serious than the plot of a romantic comedy. It means your car isn't going into the proper gear when you shift. If, for example, you shift your vehicle from park to drive, followed by a long pause as you rev the engine to give it gas, you may have a problem with the transmission. It may also be a problem with the vehicle's computer system, so make sure to get it checked out immediately.
Grinding or shaking. Your car's not supposed to make a grinding noise when you shift gears. It's not supposed to shake either, nor is it supposed to make a thud or clunking noise. If it's doing any of these things, there's a good chance you have a problem with the transmission or the clutch. Once again, if your car is experiencing these noises while shifting gears, do not ignore it. Get it inspected and repaired before it leads to bigger problems. A noisy transmission while in neutral is normally not as serious and can sometimes be corrected by adding or changing transmission fluid.
Leaks. Speaking of fluids, your transmission fluid should remain in the transmission. A leaky transmission should be looked at and repaired immediately. It's a much less expensive option than replacing the entire unit, but if left untreated, it can lead to having to replace the entire transmission. If the leaking fluid is bright red in color and somewhat clear with a sweet smell, the fluid's fine and you probably just need to fix the leak. If it's dark red or has a burnt smell, it's time to get the transmission flushed as well.
Check Engine light. The "Check Engine" light on your dashboard could be just about anything associated with the engine and it may just mean you're due for an oil change or tune up. If, however, the "Check Engine" light comes on when you're experiencing any of the above symptoms of a faulty transmission, you should get it diagnosed immediately. Your dealer's shop will have all the diagnostic tools necessary to figure out the problem, and the wherewithal to fix it.
Perhaps you’re a woman who doesn’t particularly relish the prospect of visiting a car dealership. If so, you’re not alone. In what is still a very male-dominated environment, women are often put off by the idea of being patronized, or not understanding some of the more technical details about buying a used or new car. However, there's no reason for any woman to feel nervous about visiting a car dealership. Calm those first-time nerves with this simple guide to your first visit.
Do some homework first
It's seldom a good idea to walk straight into a dealership without doing any type of homework, and that goes for any gender. It's no different than visiting the supermarket, for instance. You need a clear reason for your visit, with a basic shopping list in mind. Do some research online to find out what sort of car you would like to buy. Try to narrow down your choices to a few options, so the dealer doesn't have to start from scratch. If you have a basic idea of what you want, the dealer will be able to give you more specific advice.
Ask the right questions
Dealers may wrongly assume that, because you are a woman, you are only interested in specific things about the car. Make sure that the dealer knows you mean business by asking questions about the power, reliability, fuel efficiency and any other practical/technical issues that concern you. Like any other buyer, you want to know that you are getting value for money, and that the car is going to be a sensible investment. Set the scene correctly from the beginning, and ask the right questions.
Make sure you are thorough
Don't let the dealer rush you into a decision. Make it clear that you want all the right information and that you want to take the car for a test drive, too. Don't feel embarrassed about taking notes, or telling the dealer that you may want to get a second opinion from somebody else.
Get ready to negotiate
Women are just as capable of striking a good deal as men, so make sure you get a good price. Don't give away your budget right away. Also, conduct a price check online to be well-informed prior to arriving at the dealership.
Every day, Americans across the country use brand name products which were made in Michigan. From cars to food to the entertainment industry, this state has contributed much to today’s modern American society. Here are just a few of the household names that were born or made in Michigan.
Michigan Auto Industry
Beginning with Henry Ford’s first Model T, Michigan has a long history as a major player in the American automotive industry. Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were all founded near the Detroit area during the early 1900s.
Though Kellogg’s cereals are now a common breakfast food, the original Kellogg’s Corn Flakes were once an American innovation. The Kellogg Company was started by the Kellogg brothers back in the early 1900s. Since then, this Battle Creek, Michigan-based company has expanded beyond cereal to create cookies, crackers and other food products.
Gerber Baby Food
The Gerber baby food company got its start back in 1927 when Daniel and Dorothy Gerber first started straining solid foods for their 7-month-old daughter. A year later, the company began selling its first strained baby food which was produced at the Gerber canning factory in Fremont, Michigan. Today, Gerber is a leader in infant care, including food, accessories and other baby items.
The Whirlpool Corporation is a trusted brand of American home appliances, including the invention that got them started--washing machines and dryers. The company’s roots go back to the early 1900s. In that day, however, the company was known as Upton Machine--the name came from founder Lou Upton, who started the company in St. Joseph in 1911.
Like many restaurant chains, Domino’s Pizza began with one small store. Started by brothers Tom and James Monaghan, the first store was opened in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1960. A year later, James sold Tom his half of the business for a Volkswagen Beetle. Today, Domino’s is one of America’s most well-known delivery pizza chains with stores across the country.
Motown Record Corporation
Founded by Berry Gordy in 1957, the Motown Record Corporation made Detroit an unforgettable part of the American music scene, signing big names such as Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Rick James and Lionel Richie.
Entertainers from Michigan
Motown wasn’t the only form of entertainment to come out of Michigan. The state was also the birthplace of stars like actress Ellen Burstyn, singer Madonna, director Francis Coppola, rock legend Alice Cooper, actress Julie Harris, basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson, actress Gilda Radnor, singer Bob Seger, actor Tom Selleck, comedian David Spade and actress Lily Tomlin.
These delicious, rich, peanut buttery cookies may just be the easiest cookies you’ve ever made, perfect for last-minute entertaining or a rainy-day project that even young kids will enjoy. Even better? They are made without any flour, making them great for people on gluten-free or low-carb diets.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Active time: 10 minutes
Inactive time: 20 minutes
Yields: one dozen
1 cup creamy, all-natural peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Cream the peanut butter and sugar together in a large bowl using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer. Add the baking powder, egg, and vanilla and mix completely.
Measure out a tablespoon of the dough and roll the dough into a small ball. Place the ball on the prepared cookie sheet and repeat with the remaining dough, leaving an inch of space between each cookie.
Place the cookies in the oven to bake for ten minutes, until they are light-brown in color and a bit soft. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Let cool before serving.
Sales Dept. Hours
- Mon & Thur: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Tues-Wed, Fri:: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Sun: Closed
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- Mon & Thur: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Tues-Wed, Fri: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sat: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Sun: Closed
The plan works like this:
We will reimburse you up to $500.00 of your deductible for any collision related damage for which you have a deductible on your Master Insurance Policy. Additionally this plan is extends to any vehicle you own that is a part of your Master Insurance Policy and has collision coverage.
Collision repairs must be performed by Jeffrey Automotive Group.
If you are currently carrying a zero deductible policy you can save annually for the next three years on your vehicle insurance by raising your deductible to $500.00; because should you experience a collision we will reimburse your $500.00 deductible!
This is just another reason why it is always worth going to “The Dealer Worth Knowing”!