Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

What about a Laguna Blue Stingray Corvette?

Perhaps the cleanest lines in Corvette history! On the showroom floor at Allen Samuels Chevrolet in Corpus Christi, sits this legendary Corvette.

460 hp with 465 lb-ft torque, 0 to 60 in a mind blowing 3.8 seconds. This car is not for the faint of heart. 6 speed automatic with paddle shift! The all new Chevrolet Corvette is new from the ground up. With the latest in technology, carbon, aluminum, that is set this Corvette in a class all it's own.

If you're looking for a New 2014 Chevrolet Corvette then you found it. Allen Samuels Chevrolet in Corpus Christi Texas. This car is available for immediate delivery and shipping is available.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tire Safety

Tire Safety

Everything rides on it. Protection against avoidable breakdowns and crashes. Improved vehicle handling. Better fuel economy. Increased tire life. Just a few of the reasons to take five minutes every month to check your tires. Simply use the handy checklist below, and see the reverse side for more information on tire safety.

Safety Checklist

  • Check tire pressure regularly (at least once a month), including the spare.
  • Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects, or other signs of wear or trauma. Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects wedged in the tread.
  • Make sure your tire valves have valve caps.
  • Check tire pressure before going on a long trip.
  • Do not overload your vehicle. Check the tire information placard or owner’s manual for the maximum recommended load for the vehicle.
  • If you are towing a trailer, remember that some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.
  • Safety Tips
  • Slow down if you have to go over a pothole or other object in the road.
  • Do not run over curbs, and try not to strike the curb when parking.
  • Remember to check ounce a month
There s Safety In Numbers

You can find the numbers for recommended tire pressure and vehicle load limit on the tire information placard and in the vehicle owner’s manual. Tire placards are permanent labels attached to the vehicle door edge, doorpost, glove-box door, or inside of the trunk lid. Once you've located this information, use it to check your tire pressure and to make sure your vehicle is not overloaded—especially when you head out for vacation.

Checking Tire Pressure

Because tires may naturally lose air over time, it is important to check your tire pressure at least once a month. For convenience, purchase a tire pressure gauge to keep in your vehicle. Gauges can be purchased at tire dealerships, auto supply stores, and other retail outlets. Remember, the tire inflation number that vehicle manufacturers provide reflects the proper pounds per square inch (psi) when a tire is cold. To get an accurate tire pressure reading, measure tire pressure when the car has been unused for at least three hours.

Step 1: Locate the correct tire pressure on the tire information placard or in the owner’s manual.
Step 2: Record the tire pressure of all tires.
Step 3: If the tire pressure is too high in any of the tires, slowly release air by gently pressing on the tire valve with the edge of your tire gauge until you get to the correct pressure.
Step 4: If the tire pressure is too low, note the difference between the measured tire pressure and the correct tire pressure. These “missing” pounds of pressure are what you will need to add.
Step 5: At a service station, add the missing pounds of air pressure to each tire that is underinflated.
Step 6: Check all the tires to make sure they have the same air pressure (except in cases in which the front and rear tires are supposed to have different amounts of pressure).

Checking Tire Tread

Tires have built-in tread-wear indicators that let you know when it is time to replace your tires. These indicators are raised sections spaced intermittently in the bottom of the tread grooves. When they appear even with the outside of the tread, it is time to replace your tires. You can also test your tread with a Lincoln penny. Simply turn the penny so Lincoln’s head is pointing down and insert it into the tread. If the tread doesn’t


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer Safety for Kids

NHTSA 26-14
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Contact: Derrell Lyles, 202-366-9550,

NHTSA reminds parents, caregivers, kids & drivers to think safe, ride safe, be safe!

WASHINGTON – The final ring of school bells across America means kids are ready for summer fun with family car trips, bike rides with friends and playing on neighborhood streets. With millions of children out of school, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding everyone about safety tips to keep kids and everyone else safe this time of year.
"The Department of Transportation wants to make sure children, young people, and their families have wonderful summer experiences and memories, so we are reminding everyone of the simple tips that will help keep them safe," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "Whether in the car, riding a bike or walking down the street, they can help prevent thousands of needless deaths and injuries."
"Summertime is when we should all be more aware of the deadly danger of heatstroke and to never, ever leave a child alone in a vehicle," added NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman. "Even on a mild summer day, the temperatures in a vehicle can rise rapidly to levels high enough to kill a child left in a car, even if the windows are left cracked."
To prevent deaths and injuries, NHTSA offers the following safety tips:
  • Never leave a child alone in a car.
  • Look before you lock: Make a habit of looking in the vehicle – front and back – before locking the door and walking away.
  • Remember your precious cargo: Do things that serve as a reminder that a child is in the vehicle, such as placing a phone, purse or briefcase in the back seat to ensure no child is accidentally left in the vehicle, or writing a note to indicate a child is in the car seat.
  • Act to save a child's life: If you see a child alone in a vehicle on a warm day, immediately call 911.
  • A child in distress due to heat should be removed from the vehicle as quickly as possible and rapidly cooled.
  • Teach children that a vehicle is not a play area, lock car doors and store keys out of a child's reach.
Pedestrian Safety
  • When crossing the street, look left-right-left for cars; do not cross if a car is coming; and use a cross walk if they are available.
  • Teach children to walk, not run, across the street.
  • Children should cross only with an adult or an older, responsible child.
  • Teach children to avoid running out from between parked cars.
  • Use sidewalks whenever possible and, if there is none, walk facing traffic.
  • Always hold your child's hand near any moving or parked vehicles.
Bicycle Safety
  • Always wear a proper fitting helmet and make sure to buckle the chin strap.
  • Ride on bike paths or on the sidewalk.
  • If you ride along streets make sure they have low traffic volume and lower speeds.
  • Always ride in the same direction as traffic, and stop at all stop signs and signals.
  • Never use headphones or cell phones while riding.
Helmet Safety
  • An appropriate helmet must be worn whenever a child is "on wheels." This means bicycles, scooters, skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and more.
  • Motorcycle helmets save lives, never ride without one.
Driver Safety
  • Parents should lead by example; have everyone buckle up, every seat, every trip, every time.
  • Children should always ride in the back seat, secured in a properly installed child safety seat, booster seat or seat belt, appropriate for their height or weight.
  • Always walk around your vehicle before you get in it and back out of a driveway or parking spot, and check blind spots for children or adults.
  • Be especially attentive around neighborhoods where children are active.
  • Be on the lookout for pedestrians, and stop at crosswalks or where pedestrians are crossing.
  • Be courteous to bicyclists and motorcycle riders. Give full width of a lane at all times.
  • Always check mirrors and signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic.
  • Obey traffic lights, signs and posted speed limits.
  • Never walk, bike or drive impaired or distracted. Focus on the road always.
Road users and everyone needs to share the responsibility of keeping children safe this summer and throughout the year.

Motorcycle Octane Boost

Motorcycle Octane Boost

Maximizes Power and Efficiency

Increases octane for power and efficiency. It is designed to improve start-up performance and eliminate engine ping and knock for increased power at low-rpm operation. Contains detergents that help combustion chambers and fuel delivery systems maintain cleanliness for optimum performance.

Maximizes Power & PerformanceWhen treated at 1.3 oz. per gallon of fuel, Motorcycle Octane Boost increases the octane of gasoline up to three numbers. Increased octane improves power and can eliminate performance-robbing and potentially damaging engine knock or ping (see below).
Improves Low-rpm Performance
Engine knock is especially noticeable in some motorcycles during idle or low-rpm operation and high-temperature driving. Most modern bikes are equipped with sophisticated knock-detection systems that can alter spark timing and the air-to-fuel mixture until knock ceases. Although these systems protect the engine from damage, they can also cause reduced horsepower and poor low-rpm operability. AMSOIL Motorcycle Octane Boost helps reduce the need for knock-detection systems to compensate, ensuring maximum low-rpm power and performance in modern bikes.
Cleans Harmful Deposits
Because Motorcycle Octane Boost contains active detergents, it can help maintain efficiency. For clean up, however, AMSOIL recommends treating gasoline with AMSOIL Quickshot®, which contains a greater concentration of cleaning agents.
What is engine knock and why does it matter?The tendency of a hydrocarbon fuel, such as gasoline, to knock is measured by its octane number. Lower numbers denote a greater knock tendency; higher numbers denote greater knock control. “Engine knock” is a reference to the sound made from an uncontrolled and early ignition of fuel in the combustion chamber. It causes a knocking or pinging sound, robs the engine of power and can cause catastrophic engine damage. Knock may be eliminated by increasing the fuel's octane.
What is Research Octane Number?
Research Octane Number (RON), Motor Octane Number (MON) and Anti-Knock Index (AKI) are the three most common octane ratings. AKI, the rating with which most North American motorists are familiar, is typically displayed on gas pumps as the average of the fuel's RON and MON [(R+M)/2]. RON, however, is the most common industry rating. Therefore, AMSOIL uses the RON rating when conducting performance tests and product validation. Gasoline's RON generally is a few numbers higher than the AKI posted on the gas pump (e.g. 87 octane fuel, or regular pump gas, has a RON of about 91-92).
Reasearch Octane Graph
When marketing their products, some additive manufacturers have adopted a points system where 10 points equals one octane number. A claim that an additive increases octane 30 points translates into an increase of three octane numbers. This approach is often used only to artificially strengthen marketing claims and is not endorsed by AMSOIL.
Treat Rate
One 4-oz. bottle of AMSOIL Motorcycle Octane Boost treats four to six gallons of gasoline. Slight overtreatment causes no issues,
Motorcycle Octane Boost is primarily recommended for use in four-stroke air- or liquid-cooled motorcycles manufactured by Harley-Davidson®, Yamaha®, Honda®, Ducati®, BMW®, Triumph® and all other four-stroke motorcycles. It may be used in off-road applications, including ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles, as an alternative to AMSOIL DOMINATOR® Octane Boost. Note: Clean spills immediately using a clean towel. If left standing, Motorcycle Octane Boost can stain painted or metal surfaces. If cleaned immediately, there is no need for concern.

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