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5 of History’s Most Interesting Vehicle Flops



Sometimes, your best-laid plans don’t quite pan out.

Most industries endure failures now and then and the automotive industry isn’t immune.

Check out some of the big ideas that didn’t live up to their high expectations.

1. Flying cars
It turns out Back to the Future wasn’t the first time flying cars were imagined.

The Dymaxion was envisioned to lift off the highway at will, fly wherever its driver-pilot wanted, and…
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Best Practices for Choosing an Auto Repair Shop



You know the feeling.

That sick-to-your-stomach-because-something’s-wrong-with-your-car feeling.

If you’re lucky enough to have a trustworthy mechanic, it’s a no-brainer who you’ll call.

On the other hand, you may be one of those people who always has to scramble to find someone when there’s a problem.

Here are some tips to help you find an auto service technician who’s right for you.

Before a breakdown
It’s much wiser to…
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You Need These Car Cleaning Hacks in Your Life



You probably spend a lot of time in your car.

When you’re always rushing from one activity to the next, your vehicle can really start to look a little too lived in.

Here are the cleaning hacks you need to keep your car’s appearance in tip-top shape.

Nooks and crannies
Your car has a lot of little spaces that can collect crumbs and other debris.

A sure-fire method to get them out is…
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7 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About Halloween



Ghosts and ghouls, skeletons and witches, vampires and werewolves.

If you’re a Halloween enthusiast, you’ve probably been looking forward to October and the fun that goes along with this yearly celebration of all things scary.

Think you know everything there is to know about this fall favorite?

Let’s see if your knowledge stacks up!

Did you know….

1. Costumes weren’t always worn for fun? Historians believe that Halloween originated with a…
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Car Care: What You Need to Know About Your Headlights



It’s no secret that vehicles require a lot of maintenance.

While you probably don’t have too hard of a time remembering oil changes and brake inspections, your headlights aren’t always in the front of your mind.

There are plenty of reasons they should be, however.

October is Car Care Month and it’s the perfect time to give your headlights some attention.

Here are some things to think about.

Replace headlights before…
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Car Care Tips: Give Your Tires the Royal Treatment



Have you ever considered the fact that the main thing between your car and the pavement is your tires?

Thinking of it that way can put into perspective the importance of proper tire care.

A blowout or another tire failure can put you and your passengers in serious danger.

Every driver needs to know these three tire maintenance basics.

1. Check the pressure.
Whenever you fill up your vehicle, you should also check the tire…
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3 Tips Every Teen Driver Needs to Stay Safe on the Road



One of the scariest things you will ever do is hand your teenager the keys to the car for the first time.

You trust them and know that they’re ready, but it’s still hard to let go.

Being well-informed is extremely important.

Before you allow your teen to put the key in the ignition, make sure they’re aware of these safety tips!

1. The phone can wait
Cell phones are the single…
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Don’t Be a Victim of the Blind Spot: Know How to Set Your Mirrors



One of the dangers new drivers learn about right away is how to handle the blind spot.

If you’ve always set your side-view mirrors to show the back corner of your car, you’re not alone.

That’s how most people have been doing it for generations.

But, it just so happens that there’s a better way!

Check out these three steps for setting your mirrors to eliminate the blind spot as much…
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What Effect Do Foreign Cars Have on the U.S. Economy?



What Effect Do Foreign Cars Have on the U.S. Economy?

Many consumers want to know if their foreign car purchase in America is helping the economy of our country.

While the answer to that question has been debated, the bottom line is that foreign automakers who build their cars in the United States inject a lot of money into the communities in which their factories are located.

Funding local communities
Honda was the first…
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