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Ford Gambles on New Aluminum-bodied F-150

On: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:43PM | By: Bill Wilson


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The Ford F-Series of pickup trucks has long been the Dearborn-based manufacturer’s bread and butter. Even in the dark days of the early and mid-2000s, when Ford cars were practically unsellable, the company’s truck line provided it with a reliable stream of revenue from millions of customers. The F-150 in particular has been consistently popular every year since 1982. The product’s slogan says why, as loyal owners are quick to affirm—the trucks are “built Ford tough.”


The Jaguar F-Type Goes Full-On Union Jack

On: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 11:29AM | By: Chris Weiss


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The Jaguar E-Type, famously classified as the most beautiful car ever by Enzo Ferrari, is one of the most famous British cars of all time. Its successor, the all-new F-Type, may never reach those levels of legend, but it's doing its best to earn a reputation as the most British car of all time. Jaguar has built a series of Union-Jack-themed F-Types to celebrate the launch of its latest roadster. The unique convertibles are part of the #YourTurnBritain contest.


Why Fox is pulling the plug on the SPEED Channel

On: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 3:49PM | By: Teddy Field


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There's no business like show business—and occasionally, it can be brutal. Just ask the 100+ employees at the Speed Channel. On Saturday morning, August 17th, the Speed Channel will switchover to become a multi-sport channel called Fox Sports 1—A move that saddens many in the automotive and motorsports communities. 


Mercedes Launches 3 New 2014 S-Class Models...In Miniature

On: Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 11:40AM | By: Teddy Field


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It's long been said that to know the future of the automobile, one need only look Mercedes-Benz. Which makes sense when you consider how long they've been making cars, and the sheer volume of technical innovations that they've introduced over the past 125-odd years. And many of these evolutionary ideas debut in their flagship S-Class, which makes the new Factory-Authorized 2014 Mercedes S500 miniatures like little automotive crystal balls.


 

Help Your Car Stay Cool & Survive the Summer Heat

On: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 11:10AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Heat waves are plaguing parts of this country, or as people from the southern states call it “the middle of summer”. Many parts of the nation are dealing with extreme heat and unpleasant humidity, and drivers dread getting into their cars. Going for a ride can feel like torture, even to the people who normally love driving their cars around. There are a few things you can do to minimize your discomfort when you have to drive somewhere this summer—hopefully the tips below will get you through the extreme heat. Learn about keeping the cabin cooler for your comfort as well as keeping your car from overheating.


Tesla Motors Aims To Be The Future of Automobiles

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 10:37AM | By: Bill Wilson


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If you haven’t heard of Tesla Motors, chances are you soon will. The upstart auto company is barely 10 years old and is already one-quarter the size of GM. Motor Trend magazine named the manufacturer’s latest vehicle, the Model S, 2013’s Car of the Year. Its developments in battery technology have set it far ahead of its competitors, including global giants like Nissan, and its stock price has gone through the roof, from $32 in early 2013 to over $120 at the time of this writing. Yet, whether the company will be able to continue its momentum depends on how successful it is with middle-class car buyers.


When You Should Contact Your Insurance Provider to Report an Accident

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 6:28AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Car accidents can be a very traumatic event. Drivers don’t plan on getting into accidents and most of us are not as prepared to handle the aftermath as we should be, but many of us will get into an accident at some point in our lives. Research suggests that drivers get into accidents at a rate of once every 10 years on average. Understanding when it is appropriate to file with the insurance company can be somewhat confusing, especially if you are the only person in the accident. It’s important to understand the appropriate times to file before you are ever involved in an accident to ensure the best possible outcome in a bad situation.


Six tips for finding a good auto mechanic

On: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 9:07AM | By: Bill Wilson


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Finding a good auto mechanic is a bit like meeting the right romantic partner. The effort can be draining, exasperating, and downright painful. Nevertheless, the rewards that come afterward make all the time and agony spent in the quest worthwhile. An auto shop that performs maintenance and repair tasks correctly, for a good price, and within a reasonable time period is worth its weight in gold. To help you in your search, here are some things to look for:


Do Convertibles Still Stand a Chance?

On: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:54AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Summer is in full swing and it is prime season for convertible owners to be out in full force with their tops let back—so where are they? The truth is, there are fewer convertibles on the road now than ever and recent nose dives in sales are to blame. Over the last decade, sales of convertible models have dropped by an astounding 50%. Could this be the end of the convertible? Or are we just in a holding pattern until new models spark the interest of drivers again?


Younger Car Shoppers Favor Online Shopping for Cars

On: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 5:49PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The traditional vision of buying a car starts with visiting a car dealership, letting a salesman help you narrow down your options, taking your prospective models on a test drive, then spend lengthy amounts of time haggling the price before the hours of paperwork begin. Millennials are over it, and they don’t have the time or desire to buy based on showroom experiences anymore!


10 Ways To Foil Car Thieves

On: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 9:45AM | By: Bill Wilson


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While auto theft rates are falling nationally, car thieves remain active throughout the country. The following statistics tell a sobering story:

• In 2011, the most recent year for which reliable statistics are available, 715, 373 motor vehicles were stolen.

• Less than 12% of those incidents resulted in an arrest, and only a tiny number of the vehicles taken were ever returned to their owners.

• The value of stolen autos in 2011 exceeded $4 billion.

• Car theft is a nationwide problem, with states like California, Georgia, Arizona, and New York all included in the FBI’s “top 10” places where vehicles are most likely to be stolen.