Take Care of Your Body

Written by Kevin Schappell

The winter months can be tough on your body... your car body that is. Salt and chemicals used inrepparttar colder climates can wreak havoc on your cars precious sheet metal. By doing a few simple things this winter, you can keep your car's body looking it's best. Put a good heavy coat of wax on your car beforerepparttar 102745 winter storms hit. This heavy coat will protect your paint fromrepparttar 102746 corrosive salt and cold temperatures. ·Washrepparttar 102747 underside of your car often duringrepparttar 102748 winter months. Salt and chemicals will collect underrepparttar 102749 vehicle and slowly start eating away at your car. ·Skiprepparttar 102750 undercoating unless you are buying a new car. Applying undercoating after a car has been onrepparttar 102751 road for a year or two is pointless. The metal has already started to rust and there is bound to be water stuck in places it does not belong. Once you undercoat, you trap that water or rust and allow it to destroy your car.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2005: The Weekly Driver Review

Written by James Raia

Withrepparttar addition ofrepparttar 102744 5.3-liter, 325-horsepower V8 extended cab (EXT), eight Chevrolet Trailblazer models are onrepparttar 102745 road in 2005. And asrepparttar 102746 largest and most powerful Blazer available,repparttar 102747 new EXT has plenty to offer.

It's comfortable and provides a confident drive. It offers vast cargo space, has an attractive two-tone interior, a well-designed console and boasts of plenty of impressive option packages.

But sometimes subtle qualities or subtle deficiencies are more impressive or problematic than a vehicle's overt characteristics.

So it is withrepparttar 102748 new Blazer. While recently showingrepparttar 102749 car to several friends, one sat inrepparttar 102750 second row of seats. Surprisingly, his head easily hitrepparttar 102751 roof. My friend is 6-foot-3, and while that's tall, he's not a giant by any stretch.

"I've got a Scion and there's plenty of rear seat headroom," my friend commented.

The quick analysis made a good point. Asrepparttar 102752 largest and most powerful Blazer available, shouldn't a 6-foot-3 person sit comfortably inrepparttar 102753 middle ofrepparttar 102754 car's three rows?

Conversely, an SUV hardly seems like a vehicle for a remarkable sound system. Butrepparttar 102755 Bose premium sound system available inrepparttar 102756 Blazer's Sun, Sound and Entertainment Package is superior. The combination AM/FM stereo, six-disc changer, XM satellite radio and eight speakers are arguablyrepparttar 102757 finest music package I've experienced in any test car inrepparttar 102758 past two years.

Beyond a curious space limitation and a wondrous sound system options,repparttar 102759 Blazer offers an odd mixture. It's a well-designed SUV with plenty of space for family and cargo. It has adequate steering and handling, and it offers a quiet ride considering its status as a large SUV with 17-inch tires.

Yet,repparttar 102760 Blazer falls short in other key areas.

The vehicle's braking system seems uneven - fine in some circumstances, soft in other scenarios with far-too-long response time. The Blazer maneuvers well in traffic and its turning radius is surprisingly tight and efficient. But again, for each ofrepparttar 102761 vehicle's strengths, there's a weakness. The Blazer's fuel rating of 14 mpg (city) and 19 (hwy) is hardly impressive.

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