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Seven Tips for Automatic Transmission Care

On: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 2:05PM | By: Bill Wilson

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The modern automatic transmission is perhaps the most complex system in today’s motor vehicles, more complicated than even most engines. Fortunately, ensuring that it lasts as long as possible is comparatively simple. Here’s a look at seven easy tips that will help you to get more miles and less trouble from this all-important part of your car.

Renault Shows Buzzy Concept Car

On: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 8:56AM | By: Chris Weiss

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Renault is a marque that doesn't get a whole lot of buzz outside of Europe, but it's fixing to change that. At the Delhi Auto Show earlier this month, the French automaker revealed the first concept car that it's debuted outside of its home continent. The Kwid combines bio-inspired design with a companion drone that keeps an eye on traffic.

These Are Not The Flames You Want On Your Car!

On: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:20AM | By: Karen Cook

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If you own a 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, DO NOT DRIVE IT!

No Help For Cyclists In Suffolk County, New York

On: Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 5:10PM | By: Karen Cook

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We’ve been promised over and over again that gas prices will come down. So far the promises have been empty. Other than a drop of a few cents here and there, gas has been over the $3 mark for years and there are no signs that a significant reduction is anywhere on the horizon. In an effort to battle this expense, and the damage gas engines do to the environment, many people ride more fuel-efficient motorcycles or bicycles. All costs associated with motorcycles, from insurance to repairs, are cheaper, and a bicycle benefits not only the owner’s pocketbook, but his health as well.


Cold Winter Could Mean Hot Deals in the Spring

On: Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:05AM | By: Karen Cook

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The bitterly cold and snow-laden winter has taken its toll on sales in the auto industry. Whether people couldn’t get to dealerships or just didn’t want to go out in the mess, they weren’t buying cars. 16 million cars were predicted to be sold over the winter months, but the reality fell well short of this mark with January sales dropping 12% for manufacturers like General Motors. Inventory that normally moves off a GM lot in around 80 days is sitting for almost 115 days. Even though the demand has dropped, production has not, with cars coming off the assembly line as if someone wants to buy them.

New Ford Expedition Revealed

On: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 4:45PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett

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Only a few short years ago, the Ford Expedition reminded me of a dinosaur waiting for a comet to come wipe it out. However, Ford isn’t ready to give up on the full-size sport utility vehicle segment—they have big plans for their new Expedition. Ford has made some pretty big mid-generational changes to the 2015 model in order to stay competitive and keep consumers on the hook.


On: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:59AM | By: Karen Cook


If we gave an award for the Most Ridiculous Idea Ever, I would like to nominate Jean-Baptiste Segard's invention, the EP Tender.

What does it do? It provides a way to produce extra electricity during long trips where it may not be possible to recharge your battery. Sort of like those trucks with two gas tanks, the EP Tender is a little like an extra tank, only for electricity. Doesn’t sound too crazy yet, right? Read on.

Toy Trucks for Big Boys

On: Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 4:30PM | By: Karen Cook

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When my oldest son was three years old, we moved from Florida to California. We drove across the country in a small Isuzu pick-up. It was a 7-day trip since we drove only between 7am and 9pm so he could sleep in a bed every night. It was a long, cramped journey and I don’t ever want to do it again. He wasn’t much interested in coloring books and the like. What kept him entertained was a plastic beach pail full of tiny model cars. Hot Wheels, Tonka, and generic miniature metal vehicles occupied him for all those hours on the road. Every night the bucket was carried into the hotel where he spread a hand towel next to the sink, washed each car or truck in the tub while he had his bath and lined them up on the towel in neat rows to dry overnight. Boys like their model vehicles. Generally they outgrow the little cars and move on to big ones. Ford is bridging that gap and tapping into the little boy in every man.

More Issues with Tesla

On: Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:07AM | By: Karen Cook

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Tesla just can’t stay out of the news. If you agree that any publicity is good publicity then Tesla should be happy. Recent reports have some negative publicity and some not so negative but not positive publicity.

NHTSA Redesigns Recalls

On: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 9:20AM | By: Karen Cook

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While we are on the subject of recalls (and when are we not?), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designed a new label for use on recall notifications in an effort to distinguish between actual federal recalls and sales or marketing junk mail. The only thing scarier than getting a recall notice is getting a recall notice and throwing it in the trash because it looked like junk.

Huge Fail for GM

On: Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:40AM | By: Karen Cook

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It disturbs me that I write so many articles on recalls, but here’s another one for you.