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Understanding Your Car’s Evolving Technology


Over-the-air updates, which are remotely delivered updates to a vehicle’s technology, offer potential benefits to everybody on the road and improve the driving experience. Yet a new study reveals that in many cases, these updates should be accompanied by consumer education.

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Professionally installed automotive window film (“auto tint”) may improve your ride in more ways beyond its curb appeal. Here are four more benefits of having window film installed, according to Darrell Smith of the International Window Film Association (IWFA).

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Fall offers a perfect opportunity to have window film installed on a vehicle's side and rear windows. As more people learn about the many benefits of window film for their health, safety, and comfort, you may fall in love with window film too!

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As more American motorists look to trade in their gasoline-powered cars for something greener, many will consider different forms of electric vehicles. Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) may not be on everyone’s radar just yet, but they are a zero-emission electrified mobility solution that offers quick refueling time, and great driving range. These types of powertrains are expected to garner interest by everyone from casual commuters to heavy-duty commercial truck drivers in the years ahead.

No Free Lunch: The Hidden Costs of EVs


In his pathbreaking 1971 book, The Closing Circle, Barry Commoner proposed four laws of ecology: Everything is connected to everything else; Everything must go somewhere; Nature knows best; There is no such thing as a free lunch. We are inclined to forget that any technology designed to make life better comes with a cost—not just a monetary cost but also a cost in health, psychology, the environment, or social values.

Top Marketing Speaker Says The VW Toureg May Cost More Than A Porsche!


I was reading my auto club magazine a few minutes ago and I happened upon an article that really should be of news to no one.

Why You Should Consider a Hybrid for Your Next Vehicle


With gas prices surging and national efforts being made to reduce carbon emissions, you may be eyeing car models that promise to reduce or even eliminate your reliance on gas. However, depending on your lifestyle, location, finances, driving habits and other factors, you may not be ready to go fully electric just yet. The good news?

Research Shows New Car Safety Features Can Help with Crash Reduction


At a time when highway fatalities are on the rise, new research shows that the widespread adoption of the latest vehicle safety features could mean fewer crashes and safer roads. However, it could be awhile before we see the full benefits of these advancements.

Can Automated Vehicles Pave the Way to Safer Roads?


Fatal car crashes are on the rise, causing over 35,000 deaths each year nationwide. In many cases, driver behavior and/or driver error contributes to the crash. Can self-driving cars save lives? Experts say the answer is yes, but point out that automated vehicle technology will need to evolve from where it is today.

Are There Really Enough Electric Vehicle Chargers?


Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming commonplace. By now, you’ve probably seen a Tesla, the Ford Mustang Mach E, Chevy Bolt or Nissan Leaf on the road at least once. Maybe you’ve even heard about newer models like the Rivian R1T pickup and the Toyota bZ4X crossover. And chargers? Yeah, you’ve probably seen them at highway rest stops or store parking lots. Now, you may be wondering if it’s time to go electric.

The Talk Just Got a Little Easier


When you hand car keys to your teenager for the first time, your heart races as you think of what could happen. The fact is that car accidents are the number-one cause of death among teens in the U.S., so it's important to communicate the gravity of this newfound responsibility.

How to Find Mechanics Who Will Come to You


When it comes to managing vehicle repairs, the associated hassles and inconveniences that come about -- whether from having no vehicle or the process of finding a reputable repair shop -- can become a major annoyance.

The Best Way to See Clearly in Any Driving Condition


Is there really a difference between wiper blades? When is it necessary to change my wipers? As the wet seasons approach, it's important to ask yourself these questions as heavy rains and increasingly severe weather can obscure driving visibility.

Get Better Gas Mileage


Gas prices are getting as dangerously high as unemployment rates, and both mean a whole new level of penny pinching for the nation's 99 percent.

Avoid a Roadside Mayday This Summer


The temperatures are rising, and so are the numbers of vehicles on the road. Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it a number of road trips to the beach for many families.

Discover a Better Ride on Wet Roads


Bald or poorly maintained tires won't get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road.

Wireless Technology Improves Road Safety


Imagine a futuristic transportation system with "talking" roads and cars that instantly provide real-time updates on local weather, traffic and road conditions. Equipped with up-to-the-minute information, motorists could choose safer, more direct routes helping to reduce traffic congestion, shorten trips and reduce vehicle emissions.

Tips for a Stress-Free Commute


Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. Before you know it, summer will be here along with all the joys that come with it, like summer vacations.

Don't Tread Lightly On Winter Tire Safety


With winter upon us, tire safety in cold weather is something every car owner should be familiar with. Most drivers concentrate on tire safety in hot weather to avoid blowouts, but the same precautions should be exercised in the winter.

Smooth Sailing With Proper Tire Safety


Don't wait until there's nothing left between you and the rain-slick pavement to check your tires. The likelihood of accidents skyrockets when combining wet, seasonal weather and poor tire maintenance.

Prepare Yourself and Your Vehicle for Driving at Night


Along with the beauty that cooler days give us also comes fewer daylight hours. While you should practice caution when driving no matter the season, it's important to take extra precautions this time of year to prepare yourself and your vehicle for nighttime driving.

Planning for Comfort During Long Road Trips


Road trips can provide a great source of tunes, good conversation and relaxation throughout any travel season.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Fall


In many parts of the country, the leaves have started to fall, and parents have sent their children back to school. Before the weather takes a turn, Firestone Complete Auto Care would like to offer the following car maintenance tips to get vehicles ready for the damp, cold road ahead.

Before Summer Fun, Make Sure Your Vehicle Can Handle the Heat


If you ask anyone, whether it be your friends, your neighbors or your colleagues, all will tell you the best things about summer are the surf and the sun! For many of us, a day at the beach is like a mini-vacation, but if you're not prepared, your lovely day trip can turn into your worst nightmare!

Stay on Track to Your Destination With Regular Tire Maintenance


When the rubber meets the road this summer, will you be prepared? Summer heat can be tough on tires, which makes regular tire checks a critical part of your general vehicle maintenance schedule.

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05/26/2024
BMW Concept Skytop may get very small production run

BMW's roadster concept based on the M8 Cabrio Competition, shown at Villa d'Este, could be built in 20 to 25 units and reach the market by 2026, the company's top designer said.



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05/26/2024
Tesla Cybertruck buyer complains of constant attention, 'the middle finger'

The first Cybertruck buyer in Maine says he wasn't expecting to get stared at, yelled at and flipped off whenever he drives around town.



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05/26/2024
Nissan follows Tesla in adopting EV cost-slashing gigacasting

Nissan thinks it can cut the cost of EV components by 10 percent and shed weight by some 20 percent by shifting to gigacasting for large aluminum parts.



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05/25/2024
Texas BMW dealership catches alleged fraud using face ID technology

It was because the woman had already been run through the Gather system that they were able to connect the two fraud attempts.



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05/24/2024
UAW asks U.S. board for new unionization vote at Mercedes' Alabama plant

The UAW has asked the U.S. board for a new unionization vote at Mercedes' Alabama plant.



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05/24/2024
Federal circuit says GM must meet higher standard for design patent protection

The ruling will increase scrutiny on design patents, making it easier for third-party manufacturers to produce spare parts for vehicles, a change that could reduce the cost of repairs.



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05/24/2024
Stellantis U.S. sales boss Jason Stoicevich leaves after 2 months

Stellantis has appointed Matt Thompson as senior vice president of U.S. retail sales to succeed Jason Stoicevich, who took on that role in March.



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05/24/2024
Sales manager at New York retailer killed in accident at dealership

Sales manager Justin Grater was killed in an accident at a dealership in Newburgh, N.Y., on Monday.



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05/24/2024
Ford poised to lift restrictions on which dealers can sell EVs

Ford, after 11 meetings with dealers around the U.S., plans to undo a key element of the EV certification it launched in 2022, prompting backlash and lawsuits.



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05/24/2024
Webasto workers in Michigan ratify first UAW contract with raises up to 51%

Workers at a Detroit-area Webasto factory that makes convertible soft tops for the Detroit 3 ratified their first contract since joining the UAW last year.



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