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[Product Review] All-Season Tires for the ATS-V – Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 3+

[Product Review] All-Season Tires for the ATS-V – Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 3+

All-Season Tires for the ATS-V Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 3+ By Hib Halverson For the last several months, the V-Net staff has been evaluating the Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 3+ on one of our ATS-Vs. We decided to undertake this test because there are ATS-V owners with cars serving mainly as “daily drivers” who desire increased tire tread life. There ...

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[Product Review] GM Service Information from ACDelco’s Technical Delivery System

[Product Review] GM Service Information from ACDelco’s Technical Delivery System

GM Service Information from ACDelco’s Technical Delivery System by Hib Halverson The proverbial “Factory Service Manual”…many in the DIY community think of it as a book you flop down on your work bench and thumb though looking for service instructions. If you’re one of those folks, know that the times–they are a changin’. When working on any V-series Cadillac, dealers ...

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[Product Review] Continental Elite Poly-V Drive Belts

[Product Review] Continental Elite Poly-V Drive Belts

Continental Elite Poly-V Drive Belts by Hib Halverson Back in the ’90s, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company introduced a new type of serpentine or “Poly-V” drive belt. It was named “Gatorbackt” for the distinctive helical-cogged, or “helicog,” pattern on the belt’s backside and to associate the product with Goodyear’s “Gatorback” high performance radial tires of the late-’80s and early-’90s. The ...

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[Product Review] Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S GPS Receiver

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S GPS Receiver by Hib Halverson It might surprise some of the V-Net’s members, but there are ATS-Vs without navigation systems. Admittedly, few cars were built that way, but the fact remains that a nav system was an option not part of the base equipment package. One of the V-Net’s product evaluation cars is a ’16 ATS-V ...

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[Product Review] Better Bulbs for the Cadillac ATS

Better Bulbs for ATSes. Our Review of Headlamp Bulb Upgrades for Compact Cadillacs by Hib Halverson, Editor, V-Net Product Evaluation Pages All Cadillac ATS headlamps have only one bulb. If the car was ordered with the “Luxury Package” they have D3S HID bulbs. Cars without Luxury Packages have conventional, 9012 quartz-halogen bulbs. In either case, the change from low- to ...

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