Month: October 2016

Mecum Dallas will feature some original Mopar history

Mecum Auctions hosts auto auctions throughout the United States, averaging more than one auction per month. In just a few days, it will be Dallas’ turn and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be home to car enthusiasts from across the country. There will be plenty to see, with an estimated 1,000-car lineup. One vehicle in particular will likely capture the attention of classic … Read More

There’s just something about a truck

We’re shopping for a new Ram truck. Let me tell you, when two people who have both been in the auto industry shop together for a truck, it’s an interesting situation. My husband was in sales, so he’s the negotiator. (He is typically the one who does the research, although in this case it’s a Ram truck, so we’re both fairly well-versed.) He gets all … Read More

The ABCs of Halloween safety

When pint-sized ghosts and goblins hit the streets and laughter can be heard throughout the neighborhood streets, it must be Halloween. Check out some of our top tips to stay safe and have a H-A-P-P-Y H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N!

Breweries and wineries – what better excuse for a weekend road trip?

Why is it that, when a person is an authority on good wine (albeit, many times a self-proclaimed authority), they are dubbed a “wine snob” while craft beer experts are christened connoisseurs or aficionados? This is a question to which I will likely never have an answer. I guess it’s a good thing I enjoy both and am an expert at neither. That would explain … Read More

Ram and Jeep® brand vehicles prove to be top contenders

When you hear about a rodeo in a place called Dripping Springs, Texas, it’s more likely to invoke images of this kind of beast: Not this kind: But recently, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) hosted the Texas Truck Rodeo in Dripping Springs, Texas, and FCA US brand vehicles rode away with some of the top awards. In fact, Jeep® brand vehicles and Ram trucks … Read More

Dodge “cool factor” strengthened by solid safety ratings

When you think safe car, what image do you conjure up in your head? A sedan? A minivan? An SUV? A tank? If the phrase “safe car” does not invoke thoughts of muscle cars, you are not alone. But recently, both the 2017 Dodge Challenger and the 2017 Dodge Charger were dubbed two of the safest cars on the road, both earning five-star overall safety … Read More

PacifiKids run the best kind of dealership

What if buying a car was F-U-N? What if sales associates came out of their office through a tube slide that landed in a ball pit? And many of the “chairs” were beanbags? What if you came out of the dealership with a huge smile on your face, not only because you got a great vehicle, but also because it was the “best dealership ever”? … Read More

Understanding what your vehicle is trying to tell you isn’t always easy

What do you do if you slide behind the wheel of your new vehicle, push to start and … nothing. It’s not the battery – you’ve checked the lights and the radio is blaring at 100 decibels, so the battery is obviously operating just fine. Then you notice this little gem shining brightly at you from the instrument control panel: If you see this and … Read More

Arrive alive – winter driving dos and don’ts

Snow. It’s beautiful and it’s fun. Especially if you’re into skiing, snowmobiling or just some good old-fashioned sledding down a nearby hill. But it can also make for some dangerous driving situations and, if the Farmer’s Almanac is right (they claim up to 96.3 percent accuracy, but I’ll let you be the judge), the 2016-2017 winter season will be a snow-filled extravaganza that starts early … Read More