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Easy Summer Maintenance

Automobiles, being the precision machines that they are, require diligent monitoring to ensure they are running at peak performance. The aspects of the vehicle that an owner should look at depend on many factors, for example the age of the vehicle or the current mileage of the vehicle. Other factors play a part such as your road conditions for your area and the climate of your area. Today we are going to discuss summer season maintenance and the aspects of your vehicle that you should look at and address for driving in the summer months.

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A Case for Buying Used

Let's be honest. Buying a new car is easy. You walk into a dealer like it's a big box retailer. You pick the exact model with the exact colors and features you want "off the shelf". If you want, you can order your car to your exact specifications and have it in six weeks or so. No one has touched, let alone used the car you are about to buy. It is yours to do with what you will.

Buying a used car is a whole other ball game. You start having to consider some compromises. Can you…

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Buy American...Buy Toyota? What buying American looks like in the 21st Century

It's 2013. We are on the tail end of the Great Recession (hopefully). All of the automakers have survived the recession in some form or another. We lost some iconic brands along the way, the likes of Mercury and Pontiac. They are just a piece of history now, but these actions helped position Ford and GM to continue on in the new economy.

With this new economy, we have come to see new challenges in automobile manufacturing. Automakers buckled down to ensure they are manufacturing as efficiently as possible. What's interesting is that efficient manufacturing and tax advantages…

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There’s a BMW 4-Series??

Yup, you read correctly. BMW is really introducing a 4-Series coupe as a 2014 model. This is news, but it is far from awesome news in my humble opinion. I always love the introduction of a new BMW model. The reintroduction of the 6-Series was music to my ears because I always loved the old model from the 1980s. The 1-Series excited me because it's a BMW I can come close to actually affording. Unfortunately, I can't get nearly as excited over the introduction of this 4-Series. Here's why...it is just a rebadged 3-Series.

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Marking the End of the Retro Styling Movement

Automotive companies have made waves in recent years with retro inspired styling. All of the major American brands introduced one or multiple models that paid homage to styling from the 60s and 70s. These cars give buyers from older generations a gateway into their pasts with modern versions of models from a simpler time, while also giving younger buyers a taste of the fast muscle car era. What is interesting about the retro styling movement is that it's limited to automobiles only.

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The Top Auto Industry Trends of 2013: What to Watch For

Two thousand and twelve proved a banner year for the automotive industry. Sales hadn't soared so high since 2007, a year before the economic downturn that threatened to nearly completely upend the market for good. Makes like Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors all posted enviable upticks in sales increases, and foreign automakers weren't left out of the financial boom: Volkswagen, for instance, posted a phenomenal 35% leap in figures last December alone.

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The Engineering of Snow Tires vs. Regular Tires

Tires...they are very complex engineered components, but if I had to take a guess, at least 9 out of 10 drivers takes them for granted. Really when you think about it, you can't blame these people. Tires do what they are supposed to do just about every time you'recounting on them. There is so much that is and can be discussed around the tires alone, but when you look around it's largely overlooked. With this being said, let's dive in and gain some appreciation for what makes tires tick.

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From Hype To A Car That Matches Your Needs

All hail that mighty make, Tesla. Last month the California-based manufacturer of exclusively upscale electric vehicles captured the attention of the mainstream auto world after its Model S garnered Motor Trend's Car of Year award in mid-November. All 11 judges "unanimously voted the first vehicle designed from the wheels up by a fledgling automaker," as a statement of America's capacity to still lead the planet in innovate car manufacturing.

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Lackadaisical Luxury: Why The World’s Sleekest Cars are in a Sales Slump

Few status symbols have attracted the type of everlasting and loyal fame as the luxury car. The reason for this is simple: a truly classy vehicle speaks volumes of opulence. Every detail about these cars conveys a longtime history of painstakingly excellent engineering and craftsmanship. Their refined features, like heated leather seats and a driving ability as graceful as a ballerina, inspire feelings of prestige and high status in those lucky enough to afford them.

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The Sedans Are Doing It for Themselves: Understanding the Driverless Car Movement

When California Governor Jerry Brown officially signed legislation that integrates driverless cars into the state's car community this past week, a furor ignited. Dissenters lamented that the technology would give undocumented illegals a free pass. Still others championed the move, citing self-driving cars as the ideal 21st-century solution to ineffective subways.

But the majority of those new to the conversation must be asking themselves, "What exactly is a driverless car in the first place?" Read this piece, and get caught up to speed on the self-driving debate.

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