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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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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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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 foldable bicycles. The electric scooter is ready for instant elevation to that group.

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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 spectacularly wrong.

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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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Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!

06.16.2016

Paige has been rear-ended twice in an older pickup truck and it's getting old---not just the truck, but the accidents. What can newer vehicles offer that are better than the faithful old tank she's driving now?

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Just Put a Roof Rack on It

06.15.2016

When it comes to car buying, Americans tend to buy for the most extreme scenarios and forget about everyday driving. Maybe we should stop. 

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