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California Air Pressure Regulation
California Air Pressure Regulation

Even though there was a dust up over it in the last presidential campaign, it is universally accepted that low tire pressure negatively affects gas mileage. The Ecology Department of Washington State University estimated that for every 1 psi of under inflation in each of your tires your gas mileage...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Ad Pulled; Common Sense Goes With It

Sometimes, sadly, common sense goes right out the door and the greater good "saves" society.  This happened with a recent ad for the new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, called “Shoot the Gap.” Apparently 400 or so people were upset enough for a Facebook group to be created calling for the...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
Best Vehicles For A Family Road Trip

Road trips are fun and choosing the right vehicle could make all the difference to your ultimate driving experience. A family road trip requires a car to be safe, reliable, economical, and also capable of handling any road in its path. These top five 2010 vehicles are the ideal solution to all...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Cheeseburger In Gas Tank: How Can That Happen?

A Rock Hill South Carolina woman found a cheeseburger in her gas tank. That’s right, a number of TV stations and the local newspaper reported in their online editions that it cost the owner $1,000 to have a cheeseburger and pickle removed from her gas tank. The account said that she filed a...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Ford's Sale Of Volvo To Chinese Automaker Geely Nearly Complete

Just yesterday we got word that the Chinese commerce division will OK the sale of Ford-owned Volvo to Chinese firm Geely Automotive. Perhaps no foreign acquisition has more ramifications for the auto industry than the sale of Volvo to a Chinese company. With Geely comes the first global scale...Read More»

2007 Ford Explorer 2WD 4-door V6 XLT Front Seats
Top Vehicles For Those Over 6 Feet Tall

I have been test driving several new vehicles and have a problem that many men (and some minority of women) have in terms of functional driving positions and overall "creature comfort". Those of us who are over 6 feet tall span several generations and few manufacturers' actually design vehicles...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
Fiat 500: Do-Overs Or Dead On Arrival?

As I was was busy savoring every bite of my life-shortening, artery-clogging, saturated-fat-laced lunch, knowing that the thick layer of mayonnaise was probably responsible for the seizing sensation going down my left arm, I thought to myself, wouldn’t life be great if we got do-overs? You know...Read More»

2011 Audi A7
How To Sell A Million Expensive Cars: Audi A7 Sportback And The Calendar

Few automobile-producing nations understand the combination of substance and style better than the Germans. Let’s face it--they have VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and if you close one eye and have consumed 10 beers, Opel too. Germans know how to make not only a nice car, but a fast...Read More»

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Top 5 Mistakes Made When Getting Cars Repaired

When you drop your car off for repairs you might feel like all the cards are stacked against you. It’s not an environment in which you have a comfort level much less feel knowledgeable. The whole process impacts not only your transportation needs but also your finances. So don’t misplay your...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS-V
Car Dealer Communications: Stick To The Facts

When you go to a car dealership, it’s easy to get swept off your feet by a smooth car salesman with a polished sales routine. Before you know it, you can be up-sold to an expensive model with extra bells and whistles instead of what you originally intended to buy. But as a savvy shopper, your...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Car Dealer Tricks: Bait And Switch - Part II

We’re looking at a tactic that car dealers use to entice customers into the showroom with a low priced ad car, and then switch them to a higher priced model. As long as the dealer will actually sell you the lower priced car, nothing illegal is taking place. This is simply good old American...Read More»

2010 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige Angular Front Exterior View
New Jersey May End Roadside Assistance

On the heels of eliminating safety inspections for motor vehicles the state of New Jersey is now considering the elimination of the ESP program. That stands for Emergency Service Patrol. It is a 16 year old program that was initiated to increase safety on the roads by keeping the lanes clear and...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger XL
Ford CEO Slips "New Ranger" Into Model Offerings List During Interview

Being the proud owner of a 1998 Ford Ranger, regular cab, 2.5-liter engine, five-speed transmission, and step-side bed, I was disappointed when Ford announced that they have no plans to bring the next generation Ford Ranger to North America. Granted, the Ranger has changed little over its 27-year...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX 3.0L Instrument Panel
Delphi's Telematic Plan For Car Repair

The auto parts maker Delphi is moving into the second phase of a pilot program in which it is testing the viability of an integrated automotive diagnostic program using telematics. It is integrated in the sense that it draws in a number of interested players into a diagnostics on the fly approach...Read More»

1997 Plymouth Neon
Hoopty Ownership: Conversation Piece Or Necessity

Forbes recently published a glossary of automotive technology. This was not meant to be all inclusive by any means but it did cover terms as diverse as deuce and tiptronic. The one that caught my eye was as follows: “Hoopty, Hooptie, Hoopdee: A piece-of-junk car. Driven as a badge of pride--or at...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto EX-L Front Exterior View
Best Honda Ad: Check Their Website

When I read that Honda had produced its ten millionth car at its Marysville, Ohio plant, I really had to stop and think what an accomplishment this was, not just from a manufacturing perspective, but also from an advertising point of view. Ten million cars is a lot of cars, even if it did start in...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Instrument Cluster
5 Worst Car Slogans: Sarah Palin 'Refudiates' The Truth

In the grand scheme of automotive things, Sarah Palin really plays a tiny, microscopic role. Which is probably a good thing, because if she had a bigger role and influence, every car would have a gun rack. However, Mrs. Palin’s creative use (or abuse) of the English language recently, in a manner...Read More»

2001 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning
2011 Ford F-150 'Lightning' Could Be Revived With Modded EcoBoost V-6

Ford has announced that it will be updating the powertrain line up for the 2011 Ford F-150. Not only will the F-150 be receiving the 305 horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 Mustang engine, it will also get the 2011 Ford Mustang GT’s 412 horsepower 5.0-liter V-8. The last time we saw a 5.0 in an F-150 was...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB Mainstreet Instrument Cluster
Right To Repair: The Massachusetts Version

AllCarAdvice covered the federal Right to Repair act back in May and at the time it looked like the federal law called the Motor Vehicles Owners Right to Repair Act was on its way to some sort of resolution. There were both senate and house versions circulating both of which had bi-partisan...Read More»

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