MONTHLY ARCHIVES: JUNE 2015

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Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra, despite not having been able to directly compete with the likes of Ford and Doge, is still quite the full-size pickup. This is particularly true for the 2014 model, which has been redesigned and improved considerably, making it a huge jump from the criticized 2013 version. Much thanks to the changes the 2014 Toyota Tundra has seen, it now has more features, additional luxuries, greater technologies, and increased toughness.

There is no doubt that the 2014 Toyota Tundra is a refreshed version of the 2013 model. And while it still is considered by many experts and enthusiasts as an unlikely match for major brands such as Dodge and Ford, it is still worthy of taking a closer look at, especially with the great power and maximum torque garnered by the V8 engine-toting models. Tundras that come equipped with the V8 engine type feature a six-speed automatic transmission, which is the standard for the truck.

In any case, if you still need more reason to consider buying yourself a 2014 Toyota Tundra, here are some good reasons why you may want to.

The Price

Even if the 2014 Tundra does not have as much to offer as the other more powerful trucks, it is still attractive, thanks to its affordable pricing.

The Appeal

One of the common complaints that many full size truck owners have, is that, even if their vehicles are equipped with a lot of features and technologies, they are quite difficult to operate and control. Some of them even say that these features are not really necessary, having no real daily use.

The 2014 Tundra, while it does have more extras available in its higher-end variants, the common features and technologies are simple to use and easier to understand. It is for this reason that many regular truck users like it, as it appeals to the masses.

The Interior

While you are inside a 2014 Tundra, the first thing you may notice is its feel of being more like a high-end sedan than a full size pickup. All of the trims higher than the base version have been completely overhauled, resulting in a luxurious interior. Though the inside is made primarily of rugged materials, it still feels and looks classy and elegant.

The Exterior

For the 2014 model year, the Tundra's exterior has also been upgraded. A raised hood, a slightly more protruding grille, and an overall bulkier appearance are just some of the changes it has seen.

The Handling

Whether you are driving on or off road, you can rely on the 2014 Tundra's exceptional handling. Quick acceleration makes it a good choice for driving either in a big city or on a back road.

The Braking System

When it comes to braking, the 2014 Tundra performed to satisfaction, even with the kind of size its cab has. Of course, you cannot expect it to have a stop as smooth as smaller cars and trucks, but it still performs great for its overall weight.

The Ride and Overall Driving Experience

Size and function are not the only reasons truck owners like to drive pickups: they also crave for the rougher and more rugged driving experience that these vehicles have to offer. Unfortunately, many of the full-size pickup trucks available today have been so focused on smoother driving and riding experience that they no longer feel like pickups.

This is not going to be an issue with the 2014 Toyota Tundra, though: it remains one of the models providing an experience most truck enthusiasts are craving for.

The Towing Capacity

The V8 engine-sporting 2014 Tundra has quite the towing capacity, which has been approved for loads of up to 10,400 lbs.

The Hauling Capacity

The 2014 Toyota Tundra's hauling capacity is another one of its main attractions: with the power to haul up to 2,040 lbs, and that is just for the base model, it is 75% more powerful in terms of hauling abilities compared with many of its major competitors.

The Trims and Options

With the 2014 Tundra being available in a plethora of trims, whatever your needs and preferences may be, you are going to find one that suits your lifestyle. If you need a truck simply for getting things done, the 2WD V6 engine-equipped version may be the right one for you. If you need something bulkier and more luxurious, consider the Tundra featuring the 4WD system and the V8 engine.

Even if the 2014 Toyota Tundra still needs more changes so that it can compete directly with the pickup trucks offered by Dodge or Ford, it is still a machine worth taking a closer look at. In other words, do not just easily disregard it and cross it out of your list of potential pickup trucks. And, if you wish to know more about this 2014 Tundra model year, Baierl Automotive can provide you with the assistance and guidance you need.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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Honda Civic

What are the features the 2015 Honda Civic Compact Car is equipped with? Even if it is an extremely popular sedan make, does it have what it takes to make you happy and satisfied? Can you rely on it to provide you with a great and safe driving experience for many years to come? And lastly, how does the 2015 Civic stack up against its competitors?

If you are interested in knowing the answers to these questions, it is highly possible that the latest Civic model year is in your list of potential car buys. Before making a decision, though, it is imperative you do your research in order to widen your knowledge about the vehicle you are thinking about purchasing. Keep in mind that buying a car is a considerable investment, especially if you are looking to buy new.

So to help you make the wise decision, take a look at the following features of the 2015 Honda Civic that makes it a great buy.

Technologies Equipped in the Compact Cars

Honda is known for keeping up with technology that makes connectivity even easier, and the new Civic model year is equipped with such features, including Pandora, Bluetooth, and smartphone connectivity.

Safer Driving Experience

There are plenty of good reasons behind the reminder not to text while driving. Just in case you weren't aware, one out of four road-related accidents are due to the use of mobile phones.

Thanks to the smartphone technology equipped in the 2015 Honda Civic, you now have the option to activate a voice technology, which is designed to read SMS aloud, eliminating the need for looking at your phone. This feature is definitely a welcome addition, as it makes driving safer and connectivity easier.

Improved Visibility

Even if you consider yourself as a highly skilled driver, it is still likely that you feel challenged when it comes to maneuvering blind spots. With the 2015 Civic's special camera designed specifically for dealing with blind spots, your rate of visibility is greatly increased. In addition, the sedan also features a rearview camera, providing you with multiple angle views, thus; helping prevent you from backing against other vehicles.

Reasonable Pricing

With all the features that the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan is equipped with, plus the fact that it offers a smoother, safer driving experience, its pricing is definitely reasonable. In fact, it is considered to be one of the least expensive options in its category.

Speed Transition

The five-speed gear system can only be described as outdated, especially by those who are looking for sedans that offer faster speed transition. Fortunately, Japan automaker, Honda, has decided to equip the latest Civic model with the CVT system, as a replacement for the old five-speed gear. Thanks to addition, if ever you would choose the new Civic, you do not have to worry about jerks and rough driving.

Fuel Efficiency

The CVT does not only make driving and riding smoother; it also helps in ensuring that Honda cars perform well in the fuel consumption area. And since the car maker has retained it in the 2015 Civic, you can rest assure that better fuel efficiency is to be expected from the sedan.

Infotainment System Updates

The 2015 Honda Civic takes pride in its seriously updated infotainment system. In addition to the 7-inch audio display, the system also comes with a sensitive touch screen capability. You may also have your phone integrated with the car, so that you can stay connected to the Inernet during drives. You can also sync your smartphone and infotainment system with Pandora, so you can listen to music and stay entertained during the entire trip.

Color Options

A diverse color palette is what you can expect from the latest Honda Civic model year. Classic and visually appealing colors, including Crimson Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Dyno Blue Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Taffeta White, and Urban Titanium Metallic, are your options.

The Sport Mode Feature

If you are one of the many other motorists out there who love speed and high velocity driving experience, you should know that all automatic 2015 Honda Civics come with the Sport mode. This driving option allows for the maintaining of higher revs, which then gives you the chance to go full throttle when accelerating. Even with the smallest movement, the Civic is going to respond quickly. In other words, you can drive with better ease and simplicity.

Availability of Paddle Shifters

With the addition of the Sport mode feature, Honda has also decided to include paddle shifters in the automatic Civic versions. With this in place, you can drive the Civic with the experience only a seven-gear vehicle can provide you with.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, the new 2015 Honda Civic is feature packed. These improvements, changes, updates, and additions are reasons enough for you to invest in the latest model year. If you wish to know more about it as well as your other options, consider contacting BAIERL Automotive.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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Honda Civic

If you are interested in purchasing a Honda Civic, whether used or new, you should know that you have plenty of choices, especially in terms of trim levels and variants. The Civic is one of the longest-lasting series of compact cars, having been in production for many years now. It is available in many different styles and designs, making it a good choice for buyers who have varying budget ranges.

However, it is for the same reason that you may get confused as to which make, model, and year to invest your hard-earned money in. So before you make the big decision, it is wise to get to know this series first.

A Quick Overview on the Civic Compact Car Line

Japanese car maker, Honda, has been producing the Civic compact car line for more than four decades now, which is why it is considered as one of the longest running family vehicles. And while the original Civic, which was a 1,100cc-two-door vehicle, is now categorized as an antique, the newer models have become some of the industry's most sought-after and well-liked cars.

Between the years 1972 and 2000, the Honda Civic was placed under the subcompact category. However, as the years passed, the design, style, and size had seen considerable changes. By the time that the 2001 model year was launched, the Civic became bigger. It was because of this change that the series is now classified as compact cars.

The older Civic models were made available in both the sedan and the coupe body styles. While they were extremely sturdy and durable, they took on a boxy appearance. This started to change when the 5th generation was produced back in the year 1991. Honda decided that it is time to smoothen out the creases, and as a result, the Civics produced by that time became rounder.

If you are buying second hand, you probably would want to focus on the later versions, starting from the model year 2000. These versions are more modern looking, while still being compact and aerodynamic.

The Engines Available for Honda Civics

The company behind the development and production of Civic has and is always going to be a leader in terms of engine design. Most of the engines that Honda has developed and created are known for their exceptional reliability. However, the older Civic versions are far less efficient in terms of fuel consumption, compared with the newer ones, so take this into consideration, particularly if you are thinking about getting a used Civic.

Since you are probably aiming for an affordable and fuel efficient Civic model, go for one produced in 2011. It was during this year that the Honda Eco Assist system was introduced, which did not only make Civics more efficient in the fuel department, but also cheaper.

If you are in the market for a speedier Honda Civic, you should start your search with the 8th generation. The main reason for this is because the 7th generation only came with the smaller engine types, such as the 1.3-liter Hybrid and the somewhat bigger 1.7-liter gas engine variant. The 8th generation Si, on the other hand, have options for the 2.0-liter K-Series engine.

Starting with the 2006 model years, the Civics produced by Honda were equipped with the VTEC engines. These engines are available in several types, including 1.6-liter, 1.8-lite, 2.0-liter, and 2.2-liter Turbo. The 1.3-liter Hybrid engine type is still offered in these newer models.

From the year 2011, the Hybrid engine type was improved, and is now offered with the 1.5-liter engine. The Si has also seen updates, getting a bigger 2.4-liter engine. If you prefer diesel, the engine types are available in the 1.4-liter, the 1.8-liter, and the 2.0-liter types. Of course, these machines perform better than their predecessors, especially in terms of fuel consumption.

The Transmission System

Originally, the Civic came with either a five-speed or a six-speed manual transmission. It was also available with a four-speed automatic transmission. With the later models, Honda came out with a five-speed automatic variant, and the introduction of the CVT transmission. These newer systems have smoother, greater-controllable drives.

The Styling

It should go without saying that one of the biggest factors for consideration when shopping around for a car is its style. Fortunately, the Honda Civic is available in different body styles, including coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, and station wagons. The station wagon Civics are offered in both three- and five-door variants.

The Honda Civic compact car line has always been offered in a decent number of trim options, and starting with the 2000 model year, the Japanese automaker launched even more trim levels as well as special editions.

The Bottom Line

All in all, the Honda Civic is a strong choice for potential buyers looking for a spacious, family-friendly, and dependable compact car. As a final reminder, though, make sure that you check out your other options, especially the direct competitors of the Civic. If you need assistance in this area, BAIERL Automotive can help.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive on 06/17/2015 at 3:27 PM

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Ford F-150

Within just a few hours of driving your Ford F-150, you can be shocked at just how quickly it can get dirty and dusty. If you allow it to remain dirty, not only are you making it look less appealing; you are also putting your vehicle at the risk of performance and safety issues.

 

Fortunately, making it look like it came fresh from the showroom is quite easy. All you need to do is to stock up on quality cleaning products and spend a bit of your time putting back the shine on your truck. So to help you make sure that your pride and joy keeps its great performance and remain safe for you and your passengers, here are some tips that you should follow.

 

Have the Right Vehicle Care and Cleaning Products Handy At All Times

 

Whether you own a Ford F-150 or any other Ford make, model, and year, you should have access to the following care and cleaning items:

 

Interior Care and Cleaning

For your truck's interior, a car vacuum cleaner that comes with a brush attachment and a crevice attachment is a great piece of equipment to invest in. You should also have some cotton swabs, a cloth and leather cleaner, and a gentle plastic/vinyl cleaner. Buy some spot and stain removers too, and stock up on paper/microfiber towels.

 

Exterior Care and Cleaning

For your vehicle's exterior, the most important cleaning products you should have include a detailing spray, a bug/tar remover, a clay bar, a glass cleaner (make sure it is free of ammonia), some wax, a wheel cleaner, and a wash mitt. To make your truck shine even more, get yourself a few pieces of polishing cloths, microfiber/foam wax applicators, bristle brushes, and a scratch remover.

 

Interior Cleaning Advice

 

Once you have all of the above-mentioned care and cleaning products, you can now begin cleaning the inside of your F-150. Here are some tips on how to clean its interior.

 

Vacuuming

Get your car vacuum cleaner and start with the carpet, followed by the seats, the dash, and then the package shelf. A brush attachment is great for removing deeply embedded dirt, while a crevice attachment is ideal for cleaning hard-to-access areas, such as those under the seats.

 

Cleaning the Cloth Seats

Use a dedicate cleaner when cleaning the seats. Using a clean sponge, spread the product around and wait for a few minutes or until it dries. Once the cleaner has dried, you can start vacuuming.

 

Cleaning and Maintaining the Leather

There are quality leather cleaners that can help effectively get rid of dirt and stains on the leather. Be gentle when rubbing off dirt and stains, as doing it too roughly may result in chips on the dye.

Getting Rid of Carpet Stains

For your truck's upholstery and carpet, use a highly recommended stain remover. Follow the directions. You can also wait for a few minutes to let the product soak. Use a plastic-bristle brush to get rid of stains.

Exterior Cleaning Advice

For cleaning the outside of your F-150, the following are the steps you should do:

Paint Inspection

Examine the entire exterior of your truck. Be on the lookout for bird droppings, squashed bugs and insects, tree sap traces, and tar. You should also look for any sign of paint damage, such as chips, scratches, or swirls. Use a detailing spray for pretreating any of the mentioned contaminants.

Hand Washing

Hand washing is the most recommended way of cleaning your F-150, and make sure that you start from the top. Rinse off the soap and dirt by hosing it down with water. Using clean microfiber towels, dry off the vehicle's exterior. Start with the windows, followed by the paint. You should always clean and dry your truck in the shade, and not under direct sunlight.

Waxing

If you used a clay bar to clean the vehicle, make sure that you follow it with wax. Using a foam applicator pad or a microfiber cloth, spread a bit of wax onto the paint. Start waxing from the roof to the hood, and finally, the body. The best way to apply wax is through a circular, consistent motion.

Once you have waxed the entire exterior, remove excess by using an all-cotton or microfiber cloth. Again, make sure that you use fresh pieces of cloths for drying and removing excess wax.

Window and Mirror Cleaning

Clean your truck's windows and mirrors using a window and glass cleaner, particularly one that is free of ammonia. Don't spray it directly on the glass; spray the product first onto a piece of clean microfiber or cotton (lint-free) cloth. For dried, hard water spots on your windows, windshield, or mirrors, use a top quality chrome polish to get rid of them.

As long as you follow these tips, you can rest assure that your F-150 is going stay on tip top condition.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has been a topic of controversy or the longest time now, especially in terms of its interior styling. However, nowadays, as more and more people are becoming familiar with technologies designed for staying connected as well as those that provide entertainment, the Civic, as a whole, is now accepted by most consumers.

All in all, Civics, particularly the newer models, have seen considerable improvements. If you are looking for a sedan offering comfortable head and leg room, a spacious trunk, as well as useful technologies and features, a Civic may just be the right choice for you.

Read on if you are interested in learning more about the rich, albeit controversial history of the Honda Civic.

Style of Older Models to the New Ones

You should know that the Civic is actually one of the most successful vehicles produced by Honda. It is because of this sedan that the Japanese automaker was able to establish a name for itself in the area of quality, reliable, dependable, and inexpensive cars.

Over the years, Honda Civics have provided their owners with vehicles possessing these qualities, given that they were properly maintained, taken care of, and serviced. From the styling of the older models to the new ones, Civics continue to bring success to Honda.

Even when the 5th generation was criticized due to several reasons, the compact car series still lived on, because Honda had these problems resolved when the next model year came out.

Options, Features, and Add-Ons

The earliest Honda Civic versions, such as those produced and sold back in the 70s, did not really have a lot of options, features, and add-ons. But with the increase in he number of consumers looking for more specialized and customized trims, Honda decided that it was time to present the Civic in more ways than one.

When the 7th Civic generation was released, it already came equipped with alloy wheels, ABS, a sunroof, a rear cup holder, a six-disc charger, and spoilers. The 2003 compact car line's epitome was said to be the Si Mugen, which came with carbon fiber seating, three-spoke alloys, a shift stick, a mounted display, an LCD, and aluminum pedals.

By the time the 8th edition of the Civic was launched, the Japanese multinational company had it added with even more technologies. These include paddle shifts, red backlit gauges, SRS airbags, HID lamps, and a steering wheel wrapped in leather. It was also offered in trim options that came with heated seats, folding armrests, roll bars, a center console, and ping settings.

The newer models, starting from the year 2011, have seen more additions, including climate control, colored-screen display systems, audio information systems, combination entertainment (radio/CD) systems, brake assist, EBD, and VSA.

Reliability

One thing that mechanics are not going to tell you is that many of them actually do not like the Honda Civic, or Honda vehicles in general. The main reason for this is because of their tendency to rarely have break down issues and major problems. So if you are looking at a competitor, make sure that you check its history for recalls, repair problems, and maintenance issues. In the event that it has quite the long list, consider the Honda, which has a stellar record in terms of longevity.

Buying Used: Reminders

Wth so many Honda Civic models known for their exceptional performance, you may find it a bit difficult to determine which one is right for you. In addition, Civic also has quite the number of major competitors, which is why you should take the time to do your research and compare them. Some of the other models that are in direct competition with this series of compact cars from Honda are the Ford Focus, the Toyota Auris, and VW Golf, the Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda 3.

Key Points to Look For

Here are some of the most important features and highlights you should look for when purchasing a Honda Civic, especially if used.

  • Curvy appearance
  • Spacious interior
  • Exceptional road handling
  • Level of fuel efficiency
  • Equipment integrity and level for the particular Civic year

New versus Used

Since you have a lot of options when it comes to the Honda Civic, it is important that you determine the most important uses, functionalities, and design aspects you want. If you are buying used, be aware of all the changes, modifications, and adaptations that may have been made on the vehicle. If you are buying new, do not easily disregard the older model years, as they may offer the same value for you in terms of price like the newer versions.

The Bottom Line

With a long history behind it, the Honda Civic has been tried, tested, and proven to provide value to its owners. Honda is known for its goal of continuously improving its products, and the Civic is proof of this. If you are interested in checking out this particular compact car series, BAIERL Automotive can assist you.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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