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Why Do Gas Prices Vary So Much, State by State (And Even One Block to Another)?

08.04.2016

It's not a big oil company conspiracy, because gas stations are often locally owned. Blame refinery costs, rent, and what the market will bear.

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Sipe Your Tires or Leave Them Alone?

08.04.2016

If tire stores offer siping, does that mean it's a good thing? Or did tire manufacturers get it right the first time?

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Scrub Those Headlights -- Or Gently Bathe Them?

08.01.2016

Ronald and his wife are arguing about cleaning--but it's about their car's headlights, not the dishes. Who's going to win?

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Delivering Those Fritos: Clean-Burning Natural Gas Trucks

08.01.2016

Frito-Lay is doubling down on natural gas trucks. It has more than 500--with a 23-percent greenhouse gas reduction--and they've covered 100 million miles. The challenges: volatile gas prices, and a...

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Fiat Is a Four-Letter Word

07.29.2016

Tom Bodett wrestles with repressed memories of his Worst Car Ever, a '74 Fiat-- and remembers how his conscience got the better of him when it was time to say good-bye.

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The World's Fastest Electric Car Is a Corvette

07.29.2016

Genovation took its plug-in 'Vette to the Space Shuttle launch runway in Florida--and set six world records (beating its own bar). How does 205.6 mph sound? 

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A Check Engine Light That Won't Give Up

07.28.2016

Craig's F-150 refuses to believe that its 02 sensor has been replaced. What gives?

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Five Firsts: From the Pioneer SUV to the Baby Seat

07.27.2016

To settle that argument with your brother-in-law, here are origin stories on the drive-in movie, the tow truck, the kiddie seat, the wraparound windshield and even the very first SUV.

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Jesus Don't Take the Wheel

07.27.2016

I'll drive, thanks. But if you don't mind, would you take a quick look at my insurance policy?

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What's the Worst You Can Do to Your Transmission?

07.26.2016

Rolf wants to know if putting his automatic into reverse immediately after starting will shorten its life.

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