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Auto News for Monday, August 22

08.22.2016

New truck regulations will save two billion gallons of oil. The big oil companies are elated to have more oil for future spills.

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Lawnmower Lessons

08.19.2016

Find out why a rudimentary knowledge of the internal combustion engine can be an asset when trying to meet your future significant other.

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Texting While Driving Kills, and Virtual Reality look Is the Convincer

08.18.2016

AT&T is taking its driving simulator on the road--to schools, medical centers and businesses--to prove that It Can Wait. Turn that cellphone off.

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Can Windshield Glass Withstand Hot Water?

08.18.2016

Mike's been using hot water to remove snow and ice from his windshield in freezing temps. Is he skating on thin ice?

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First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Ford Explorer

08.17.2016

Sudden loss of power? Limp home mode? We've spotted a trend of complaints about the 2016 Ford Explorer. 

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Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched

08.16.2016

Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

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Five Steps to Being a Safer Driver

08.15.2016

None of this advice is new, but it's all common sense--and we commonly ignore it. These things really can save your life.

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Electric Cars and Green Power: A Clean Energy Loop

08.12.2016

Yes, electric cars like the Chevy Volt I'm driving aren't really "zero emission" if they're charging from fossil fuel plants. But that's why we need to build more solar, wind and hydro generation.

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In Praise of the Humble Parts Guy

08.11.2016

The last two weeks working on my project 1979 Chevy Blazer have been a constant flurry of activity, punctuated by approximately 27,391 runs to one of the six parts stores within a five mile radius of...

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Is Using the Wrong Kind of Gas Causing Blown Head Gaskets?

08.11.2016

Does Maureen's granddaughter have a problem with gasoline--or her foot on the gas?

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