Auto Correct: MS Blues Trail
Guest for the show: Scott Barretta host of MPB's Highway 61 heard on MPB Think Radio Saturdays at 10pm and Sundays at 6pm https://www.mpbonline.org/radio/highway-61/ Listen live to the one hour award winning blues program at these times: https://radiobookmark.com/listener-interactive/webplayer/#/station/8aTbf39WqRpkJ7cX
Mississippi Blues Trail http://msbluestrail.org/ Welcome to the Mississippi Blues Trail, your unforgettable journey into the land that spawned the single most important root source of modern popular music. Whether you're a die-hard blues fan or a casual traveler in search of an interesting trip, you'll find facts you didn't know, places you've never seen, and you'll gain a new appreciation for the area that gave birth to the blues.
There's not an actual "trail". It's over two hundred markers noting people, places, and events in Mississippi and around the world.
When we're free to travel the state for leisure, Auto Correct hopes to take a road trip to visit some of the Blues Markers while listening to the Spotify Mississippi Blues Trail 200 Playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3pZLrXyy7I84sZ587hnSYC.
The Blues Trail app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blues-trail/id453159138 will help you create an itinerary, provide information, music, videos, and photos. The web-page list marker sites by name, by region, and on a map.
During our show we discussed:
- servicing hybrid vehicles
- engine air filters
- cabin air filters
- tune ups
- the difference between crank and start
- heard a fond memory about the Blues Trail
Here are the recalls for the week: 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG G-Class, 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, 2020 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, 2019 Ford Expedition, 2019-2020 Mustang
You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number.
Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about: 2010 Dodge Challenger
Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.
If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Chevy Traverse; The 2020 BMW X6 M50i https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
Coronavirus Car Deals Are Getting Dialed Back
According to a report from Automotive News, brands are starting to adjust these deals based on the market.
Deals with 0 percent financing for 84 months is being pulled back to 72 months on most-attractive financing offers. Other offers remain, but with first-payment deferrals cut to 90 days from 120 days.
Factory rebates should be strong through the summer while the country manages its economic recovery. In normal circumstances, manufacturers want to clear out previous model-year inventory in the summer to make room for the newer cars that typically land in the fall.
But many factories have been shut down, may tip the supply-and-demand balance back in favor of the dealerships because there won’t be dramatic amount of new inventory arriving on the lots for some time.
Consumers waiting too long may actually miss out on a deal.