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Record Attempt Subaru Hits the Street

One of the most well-known Subaru models is getting a new, more powerful trim option. The 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA will be lighter, stronger, and more reactive than non-RA models. The relationship to the WRX STI Type RA NBR, which will be trying to break the Nürburgring circuit lap record, inspired the naming, with RA standing for "Record Attempt."

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Have Your Battery Checked Today!

The battery on your car is an important part on your car, yet many people do indeed overlook the proper maintenance of this vital component. Without testing your battery on a regular basis, you could be left without a probably working vehicle. If this ends up taking place while you are on the road, you will need to get assistance to either jump start your battery or replace it completely. This isn't the type of situation that is ideal for you. An ideal situation is one in which you get your battery checked and replaced regularly!...

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Autotrader Deems 2017 Subaru Impreza a 'Must Test Drive' Machine

Are you seeking a compact sedan or hatchback for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Dulles Motorcars would be quick to recommend a test run in one of ours, the 2017 Subaru Impreza.

"And why's that?" you wonder.

It's a fair query, no doubt -- and one that Autotrader pundit Brian Moody addresses in the clip below. Tag along with him to learn more about the incredible Impreza:

Fun, yet frugal, the Impreza's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is without a doubt one of its choicest qualities.

Tied to a five-speed manual transmission and a…

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Understanding Tire Wear

New tires should last about 50,000 miles as long as you drive your car regularly. If you drive less than 6,000 miles a year, then they may wear out sooner because of age. Many drivers, however, find that they have to replace their tires sooner than that. If that is your case, then examine the tire wear pattern as it will give you clues on why your tires are not lasting as long as they should.

If you notice wear on the inside or outside edges of the tire, then you probably need to have your car aligned…
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When to Replace or Repair Your Windshield

It is amazing that windshields last as long as they do. Windshields take a beating. Flying gravel, rain, snow, and bugs or birds hitting the window at high speeds all take their toll. It does not take much for a small object to do a lot of damage. A small crack can easily become a large crack. The good news is that it does not have to cost an arm and a leg to have the windshield repaired.

It takes a professional to know where the real damage lies. Did the crack originate in the center or at the edge…
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What Does the Engine Check Light Mean?

To get your engine checked, obviously. There is more to it than that, however. The engine is the heart of the vehicle. Regular servicing of the engine is therefore strongly recommended. However, sometimes the engine may have some issues that may not be necessarily be related to the normal servicing. It is good to be aware of these things so as to take appropriate action.

So what triggered the engine-check light to go on? The engine oxygen sensor may be faulty and may require replacing. At other times the gas cap may be loose, lost or damaged.

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What's A Brake Adjustment Versus An Inspection?

Brakes wear down as time and mileage progresses. Since they are made of moving parts, they wear against each other and produce wear on the parts they interact with. There is another system involved, and that is the fluids and the pressure needed to run the brakes. This whole system works together to ensure that your vehicle will slow down or stop each and every time you hit the brakes.

You need to have your brakes inspected on a regular basis, in order to determine what is needed to make your brakes work correctly. An adjustment is usually the result…

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Tough and Smart: Meet the Uncompromising Ram 3500

The Ram 3500 is a sleek, tech-packed pickup that boasts the toughness you've come to expect from a truck bearing the American automaker's name.
 
It is adaptable not only to different needs, but different people, as well. Whether hauling a 15-ton gooseneck trailer or arriving at the theater in style, the truck is sure to please.
The roar of the Cummins turbodiesel engine soothes one's stresses, as it hauls without strain. The plush comfort of the interior is amplified with a cargo-view camera. Select the available exhaust braking and hill start assist features to remove the "chug-a-chug…
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Is 1,000 lb-ft Torque Around the Corner?


The advances in torque in the last decade have been truly amazing. Now, the top models are reaching a new plateau. In 2000, you might have seen maximums for torque at 400 or 500 pound-feet. The new Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine can deliver 800 pound-feet torque, and a 17,980 lbs towing capacity. Thus, the 2017 figures have nearly doubled.

Is 1,000 pound-feet torque around the corner?

Torque is a difficult concept for many. It basically means "twisting force" and is key to the Ram 2500's towing power. Most diesel engines provide more torque than…
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