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    What is the Difference Between IIHS and NHTSA Crash Test Programs?

    Choosing a vehicle that is not safe could cost you your life. This sobering fact is backed by statistics revealing that nearly 22,000 people died on North......

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    What is Adaptive Cruise Control?

    The exponential growth of adaptive cruise control in today’s automobiles — not only on expensive luxury liners but on cheaper cars as well — means we all need to learn and......

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    Types of Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains Explained

    It’s a hybrid — confused yet? Truth is, the word “hybrid” encompasses a number of different powertrains, each with a unique architecture that drives the......

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    6 Types of Car Headlights Explained

    Automotive lighting has changed significantly in the past 130 years, evolving into one of the most sophisticated, and expensive, components of today’s vehicles. Early headlights......

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    Porsche PDK vs Manual Transmission Comparison Review

    The crank starter was automated 100 years ago. The choke valve was automated 40 years ago. Cruise control was automated 20 years ago. The list of vehicle advancements that......

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    Katzkin Automotive Leather: Review

    “Because cloth sucks.” Studies reveal that nearly nine out of ten people prefer leather upholstery in their personal cars or trucks — yet less than half of all vehicle......

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    5 Common Car Transmission Types

    In the good “old days” — way back in 1985 — new cars and trucks were offered with a choice between a manual and an automatic transmission. The decision was......

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    Brakes Driving School Review

    Exploding outward at nearly 200 mph with the crack of a gunshot, the Kia’s airbag rips apart the steering wheel casing and balloons to cushion the impending impact. The cabin fills with an......

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    10 Car Mechanic Tips

    Nobody wants to spend money to service their car, but to paraphrase that old Mr. Goodwrench commercial, you can pay your mechanic now — or you can pay him later. The problem is, if you pay him......

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    Ford F-150 Aluminum Body Review

    Five years from now the world will know if Ford‘s decision to use aluminum instead of steel for the passenger cabin and cargo bed of its all-new F-150 pickup was a brilliant move or an......