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Quiz: Test Your Chicago Street Smarts

Jan 23, 2018

The Windy City is known for Michigan Avenue and the breathtaking Lake Shore Drive, but how well do you know the other streets in Chicago? Find out with this quiz: Originally published September 2013.

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10 Must-See Places On and Near the Las Vegas Strip

Jan 17, 2018

Las Vegas is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with more than 41 million visitors each year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Whether you are looking to take a road trip or hop on a plane for a long weekend, there are plenty of attractions to see both in […]

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How to Safely Use a Remote Car Starter

Jan 16, 2018

Remote car starters can be convenient, especially on really cold or hot days. You can use them to heat up or cool off your car before you get into it, so you can have a more pleasant ride. But, factors like theft, accidental starting and fumes may all be worries if you aren’t familiar with these devices. […]

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How to Jump Start a Car: Tips and Ideas

Jan 9, 2018

As a teenager, I was lucky enough to have my own car — a 1988 burgundy Pontiac 6000 STE. It was very reliable — until I left the headlights on for about seven hours straight while I was at school. After classes ended that day, I hustled out to my car, turned the key in the ignition and … […]

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5 Car Maintenance Myths Debunked

Jan 2, 2018

As a car owner, you’ve likely heard different things about maintaining your vehicle, whether it’s how often you need service, to the best way to use your air conditioning. But that conventional wisdom may not always be correct. Here are five common car maintenance myths, and the truths behind them. Myth #1: Transmission fluid should be […]

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Why Objects in Your Sideview Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Dec 28, 2017

Anyone who has glanced in a vehicle’s sideview mirror should be familiar with this message: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” But did you ever wonder why that’s the case? The answer comes down to physics. Here’s a brief rundown on the science behind sideview mirrors, along with tips on how to use […]

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Quiz: Can You Identify These Car Parts?

Dec 12, 2017

Car repairs can be costly, points out. That’s why proper care of your vehicle is important. But how much do you really know about maintaining each part? See how car savvy you are with this quiz. You’ll also pick up a few maintenance tips along the way.

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How a Car Wrap Can Give Your Vehicle a New Look

Dec 5, 2017

When it comes to making a statement, a car wrap can speak volumes. This automotive makeover is increasingly in demand, according to Sign & Digital Graphics. So whether you’re considering colorful vinyl coverings for promotional purposes or to change up the appearance of your personal ride, take the time to review the options, pros and cons, and costs […]

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Car Hacking: Help Keep Your Car Secure

Nov 29, 2017

Technology has changed almost every aspect of our daily lives, including how we drive. New developments have made modern vehicles safer, according to Popular Mechanics — not to mention more comfortable and convenient. Wi-Fi, self-parking technology and automatic braking to help prevent accidents are among some newer features. Even keys are a thing of the past in later models thanks […]

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Building Your Car’s Winter Emergency Kit

Nov 27, 2017

Challenging winter weather is a fact of life for much of the country. Frigid temperatures, freezing rain, snow drifts and icy roads may all be part of your winter driving season. Imagine that you’re driving late at night, and there’s a major snowstorm. Or, maybe you have car trouble. Perhaps you slide off the road […]

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