This week we talk about Jeep's plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and share our driving impressions, as well as what it is like to go off-road on pure electric power. We also discuss the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall of the 2017 – 2019 Chevrolet Bolt due to the potential of a battery fire, and what you need to know if you own one. Other topics include: whether a Nissan Leaf is a good first car for a teen driver; why you need to be sure your tires aren't inside out when you have them mounted by a professional; if engine braking can damage a vehicle's transmission; and we choose our favorite SUVs that could become classics in the future.
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00:00 – Introduction
00:29 – Chevrolet Bolt EV Recall
03:37 – 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Impressions
16:18 – Future SUV Classics
22:43 – Question #1: Are soap and water okay to wash your car?
26:08 – Question #2: Why is it important to make sure your tires aren’t inside out 29:19 – Question #3: Does engine braking take a toll on your vehicle’s transmission?
32:45 – Question #4: Is a Nissan Leaf a good used car for a new teen driver?
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