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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Debuting in June with Apple CarPlay

May 28, 2015 - 11:16 AM - by AutoGuide.com

GM quietly revealed when the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will make its debut.

In announcing its dedication to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technologies, the American automaker said that the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will make its debut on June 24 and will be one of 14 Chevrolet models to include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Chevrolet promises to remain committed on providing 'the smartest, simplest connected driving experience possible to owners across the globe.'

Models equipped with Chevrolet’s seven-inch MyLink infotainment system will give owners access to both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while the eight-inch MyLink will only be compatible with Apple CarPlay at the beginning of the 2016 model year. The company said that Android Auto compatibility may be available on the eight-inch model later in the 2016 model year.

The new level of smartphone integration will be available to Chevrolet customers in markets around the world
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Do I Really Need Premium Gas?

May 21, 2015 - 9:48 AM - by AutoGuide.com

Cost is often the first thing that comes to mind when motorists think of gasoline. Many will drive halfway across town to save a couple cents per gallon. Additionally, purchasing regular-grade fuel to save money can be an exercise in false economy, especially if your vehicle is designed for premium gas.

Running fuel with insufficient octane can cause internal engine damage, which isn’t pretty. “The worst case scenario …. You could actually [melt] holes in the pistons and cause catastrophic damage to the [connecting] rods,” said Bill Studzinski, GM powertrain fuels group manager. Fortunately a disaster of this caliber is unlikely in today’s highly tuned, computer-controlled powerplants. Still he said, “You should follow the owner’s manual guidance.”

What’s more apt to happen when there isn’t enough octane is a phenomenon called spark knock. John Juriga, director of powertrain at the Hyundai America Technical Center described this abnormal combustion as “sort of a high-pitched pinging,” or perhaps even a rattling noise. This sound is caused by colliding flame fronts inside the
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Why Won’t My Car Start?

May 05, 2015 - 2:13 PM - by AutoGuide.com

Without a doubt, every owner dreads the moment when their car won’t start. What should you do? Who should you call? Can you fix it yourself? Here’s a list with ten common reasons why cars don’t start up and what you can do about it.

'The first step is to define the no start' said Joe Spadafora, certified instructor at Universal Technical Institute’s Exton, Pennsylvania campus. Spadafora spent the majority of his career in working in the service department of several dealerships and receiving factory training from GM. He’s certified as a Master Technician and certified by Chrysler as a Dodge Viper technician . He also holds certifications from Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Lexus and Scion as well, so if there’s something wrong with your car, chances are he’s seen it before.

To diagnose the reason your car isn’t starting, you need to pay attention to happening when you turn the key. 'Does the engine crank but not actually start or, when you turn the key, does literally nothing happen?' he said. 'In a customer’s eyes, the following two options are the same because both create a scenario that results in
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