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Take a Look at the Exterior Design Features of the 2018 Mazda CX-9

Some choices are hard to make, but after test driving the exclusive 2018 Mazda CX-9 design features, you will quickly see that you have made the easy choice. This popular 3-row 7-passenger SUV is carefully crafted to the highest standards with precision and sophistication delivering the best quality Japan is known for.

Mazda is mostly popular for light commercial vehicles and SUVs, but this full size SUV is one that takes the cake. The gleaming aluminum paint sports a black Primal color aligned with a colorless clear coating and black and silver cues for reflective luminosity. 

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Get Out on the Road in the New Mazda MX-5 Miata

Which trim options are available? It’s a common question for us at Kuhio Auto Group when looking at this popular convertible roadster. With three trim options available, the new Mazda MX-5 Miata has something to offer everyone. 

Each Miata features a 16-valve 4-cylinder VVT SKYACTIV-G engine under the hood that provides 155 HP and up to 148 lb-ft of torque. When you select the Touring and Club trim options you get added features such as different styles of wheels. 

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Nissan Rogue Delivers All Weather Performance

The Nissan Rogue is a popular compact SUV designed with Intelligent Engine Brake technology. The technology allows drivers to drive smoother, especially when cornering or coming to a complete stop. The technology incorporates the vehicle's CVT transmission to measure just how much pressure is needed to stop the vehicle. While this technology is impressive on its own, it's even better in inclement weather.

Not only does the Nissan feature Intelligent Engine brake but it also uses Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD). 

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Which Titan Features Will You Choose?

Whether you’re towing a trailer or hauling materials, the Nissan Titan can help you get the job done. Here are some of the performance features in this popular full-size pickup truck.

If you need to haul a payload, the Titan can carry up to 1,610 pounds in the bed of the crew cab. With the single cab model, you can carry even more if you need the extra payload capacity. When you’re carrying a payload, you need to have powerful brakes to handle the extra weight. 

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Should You Schedule an Alignment for Your Vehicle?

Your vehicle serves as a modern masterpiece of engineering, but that does not mean that you can put off routine maintenance. When you schedule an alignment service for your vehicle, the technicians can make sure that everything is in working order so that you can take on the streets of Lihue and beyond with confidence. How can you tell that it's time for an alignment?

There are some obvious signs of a vehicle in need of an alignment, and some that are not as obvious. A slight vibration or shaking motion coming from your steering wheel serves as one…

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Why is it Important to Inspect Your Belts and Hoses?

Whether you navigate the streets of Lihue in a car, truck or SUV, your vehicle features a network of belts and hoses that keep your engine's components working in tandem. Your belts help your alternator, power steering system, air conditioning, and water pump in working order, while your hoses transfer air pressure and fluids between components.

Like most parts of your vehicle, your belts and hoses require service and replacement over time. The excessive temperatures and mileage that your vehicle experiences cause your components to wear down. 

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Ford Fiesta ST Performance Features

When you’re in the market for a performance vehicle with sporty compact styling, take a look at the 2018 Fiesta ST. The Ford design team has more than delivered on this powerhouse. To start with, its 1.6L Ti-VCT turbocharged direct injection EcoBoost l-4 engine opens up at 197 horsepower and 202 foot-pounds of torque.

When combined with the ST’s 6-speed manual transmission this engine’s capacity offers you the extra control to handle the road at every curve. 

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2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Blends Exterior Power With Interior Comfort

The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor performance pickup is receiving a lot of positive attention, and for good reason. This powerful and sporty truck combines interior luxury and exterior toughness to deliver a unique driving experience.

 

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On the exterior front, the F-150 raptor brings a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine to the table. This motor includes twin-turbochargers that combine to put out over 500 foot-pounds of torque and 450-horsepower. 

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How to Get the Right Motor Oil for Your Car

Sometimes it can get scary when your mechanic tells you that your engine needs an oil change. Not knowing what that exactly means will lead to a series of questions on the essence of an oil change and how to determine the best oil for your engine. Here’s how to find answers to some of those questions in a jiffy.

The first thing you should check when buying a new motor oil bottle is whether it has the American Petroleum Institute sticker. 

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Are There Different Types of Transmissions?

Car manufacturers install four diverse types of transmissions in their products. The oldest is the manual transmission that the driver manipulates through a clutch and gear shift. The fully automatic transmission is the most common transmission on the highway today. The fully automatic is run electronically by the car's computer. There is no clutch or gear shift.

With a semi-automatic transmission, the driver selects the gears through a shifter located behind the steering wheel. 

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