- The Washington Times - Friday, July 3, 2009

The all-new 2010 LaCrosse will have a four-cylinder engine added to the lineup. The fuel-efficient, direct-injected Ecotec 2.4L engine will be the third offered in the luxury sedan. Backed by a fuel-saving, six-speed automatic transmission, the new powertrain combination is expected to deliver fuel economy of 30 mpg highway and 20 mpg city, making the LaCrosse one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its segment. (Source: General Motors)

AUTO REPAIR ADVICE: Donald asks: Why do I hear a “clunking” sound on my 2001 Toyota Camry in the front of the car when backing up and applying the brakes? Answer: I have seen many rubber-bushing and cradle-support insulators create clunking sounds. Check for wear in the brake-pad seat area. Inner-sway bar bushings and outer-sway bar links are also a very common problem. (Source: Ask the Auto Doctor, Motor Matters)

VALVOLINE ENGINE GUARANTEE: Valvoline oil will guarantee that your vehicle’s engine will run for up to 300,000 miles, or the company will pay for any engine-related work. To sign up, register your vehicle at valvoline.com and use Valvoline motor oil regularly. “We’re putting our money where our mouth is,” said Sam Mitchell, president of Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline). (Source: Valvoline)

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