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Auto News for Friday, June 24

06.24.2016

Stories from VW, FCA, Chevrolet and more.

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Tesla and SolarCity: For Elon Musk, it's Personal (and a Family Affair)

06.23.2016

Elon Musk wants Tesla Motors to merge with his cousin's photovoltaic company. It's a decision made from the heart, not the head, but it may be a good idea anyway. 

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Electric scooter review

uScooter Review: The Perfect Apocalypse Vehicle?

06.23.2016

The ideal vehicles to own for the next apocalyptic event, which will surely involve a traffic jam of biblical proportions, are small-bore motorcycles, rubber dinghies, ideally with motors, and...

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do spark plug coils need to be replaced separately from the whole plugs

Avoiding the time suck of a stuck spark plug

06.23.2016

It took Dan three and a half days to change his spark plugs because of one fussy coil pack. What turned this simple job into an epic quest for fire?

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Bear crossing roadway

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

06.23.2016

And how exactly did it do that? Animal crossings here. 

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can older built-in gps systems be updated

Built-in GPS can't hold a candle to Google Maps

06.21.2016

Even though Phil's Jag is behind in navigation features, he could still win the technology race. 

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Back to the Future: The Cars of Tomorrow, Today

06.20.2016

The futurists from BMW are at it again, imagining what cars we're going to drive in 2030 and beyond. Science-fiction cars also had a field day in the 50s, but most of the visions turned out to be...

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Automobile breakdowns and roadside assistance

Tool-less TC and the Ladies of the Pine Tree State

06.20.2016

Broken down in Maine? The ladies of the Pine Tree State are standing by with the tools you forgot to pack. 

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Auto News for Friday, June 17

06.17.2016

Michigan vetoed a bill Thursday that would limit access to aftermarket-repair parts. Yet another politician buckles to the powerful Bondo lobby. 

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He Can't Drive 55: Sammy Hagar and His Real-Life Fast Cars

06.17.2016

Sammy Hagar says  "I Can't Drive 55" is the reason he never gets a ticket from traffic cops when he's out airing his performance car collection--which includes seven Ferraris. 

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