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No More Junk In Your Trunk, Or, The Mystery Of The Disappearing Spare Tire
No More Junk In Your Trunk, Or, The Mystery Of The Disappearing Spare Tire

Doctors and nutritionists across the country confirm that Americans are packing on the pounds, but our cars are a very different story. In an effort to boost fuel economy, automakers are switching to lighter-weight materials, from aluminum to carbon fiber. They're also ditching a lot of equipment...Read More»

Tire fire from The Simpsons
Discount Tire Recalls Nearly 80,000 Tires For Possible Tread Separation & Loss Of Pressure

Discount Tire has issued a recall for nearly 80,000 tires manufactured between 2013 and 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those tires may have been improperly constructed, making them more susceptible to rupture and, ultimately, loss of...Read More»

TireCheck app
Can You Check Your Car's Tire Pressure With An App? Should You?

The smartphone is an amazing invention. It lets us place video calls to friends around the globe. It can sniff out cancer and chemical weapons. It even entertains us while we're waiting in line to buy the latest, greatest smartphone. But smartphones also have a dark side. They preoccupy us when we...Read More»

2007 Nissan Pivo 2 Concept
2007 Nissan Pivo 2 Concept

Two years after the debut of Nissan’s original Pivo concept — at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show — a second version has been unveiled. The first Pivo was something of a cult hit. Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries, it featured a unique rotating cabin — meaning no reverse gear was required...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
TheCarConnection's Trivia Quiz

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. What was the name of Pat Brady’s Jeep in the 1950s TV series "The Roy Rogers Show"? 2. The sales brochures for this 1978 Dodge model featured the slogan "Does it all". 3. In the song "One Piece at a Time", what brand of car did Johnny Cash assemble? 4. In...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Feb. 3, 2006

byMurray Jackson 1. In the late 1950s, this European car was distributed in the U.S.A. by Studebaker-Packard Corporation. 2. This synthetic tire-cord material, introduced in the late 1940s, caused morning "flat spots". 3. What car did James Dean drive in the 1955 movie "Rebel Without a Cause"? 4...Read More»