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Winter driving conditions demand specific tires

Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires perform in winter conditions

The added traction of a specialized winter tire is amazing. If you drive in snow and ice, you need winter tires. Winter tires will reduce your stopping distance, allow faster acceleration and provide better steering. The typical tire on your car or truck is a general purpose tire labeled “all-season” or “mud and snow.” These ... Read More »

Ford F-150 again tops best-selling vehicle list

The 2014 Honda Acord was named the 2014 Green Car of the Year

The Ford F-150 pick-up truck and the Toyota Corolla don’t appear to have much in common. But they do. The Ford-150 had been made for 67 years; the Toyota Corolla is now 43 years old. The two enduring vehicles are perennially on the top-10 selling vehicle list in the United States. Although 2014 totals won’t ... Read More »

Chrysler recalls 907,000 vehicles, dubious record set

The Glacier Edition of the 2013 Chrysler 300.

With nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs recalls announced October 16, a dubious record has been set with more than 52 million vehicles recalled to date this year. The latest recall involves with faulty alternators and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause fires. The recalls push the total number of recalls ... Read More »

Honda Fit, Nissan Versa among top cheap cars

Nissan's new Versa Note hatchback

The Tata Nano was all the rage a few years ago when it was introduced in India as a new car for about $2,500. In the past year, the Elio, a three-wheel concept vehicle with a price of $6,800, has gotten a lot of attention as the first of several pending forward-thinking cheap cars for ... Read More »