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Will Coolant Help This Hot Engine?

07.20.2012

Josh's engine is running hot and he wonders if adding coolant will solve the problem. Will this cheap fix work, or is he about to get some bad (and expensive) news from Tom and Ray?

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Coming Soon: The Idiot-Proof, Thinking Car

07.20.2012

What if you could make your car absolutely idiot-proof? MIT, right here in Cambridge, is working on a semi-autonomous accident-avoidance system that promises to take over when danger is imminent.

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Is Your Car Prone to Poop? (Bird Poop, That Is.)

07.19.2012

What color car do birds "tag" the most? We've got the study results!

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It Helps to Know Someone in the Business

07.19.2012

How did Jamie Kitman come to own Colin Chapman's very own '69 Ford Cortina Lotus Mark II? Read on! 

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