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New Leveling Kit Now Available for Chevy Colorado

In January this year, reports of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon getting a front leveling kit surfaced. GM Authority found order guides, which the website claimed to contain details...Read more

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Ford Vows to Fix Problems in Previous Launch of 2020 Explorer

The year 2019 was a completely different time for the automotive industry. Back to a time when events and vehicle launches were still happening on schedule, Ford was able to...Read more

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10 Ways to Honor Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Whenever we gather with family and friends to celebrate Memorial Day, it’s important to remember what—or rather who—we honor: the valorous men and women in uniform who made the ultimate...Read more

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Ram Sets TRX Production in September

In 2019, Ram confirmed its plans to begin production for the 1500 Rebel TRX sometime this year. But given what's happening in the world, people are curious if the automaker...Read more

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Toyota to Release 20th Year Special Edition for Prius

The Toyota Prius will be welcoming its 20th year in the American market next model year. To mark the milestone, Toyota is preparing to roll out 2020 Edition for the...Read more

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Best First Cars for New Drivers

Whether you’re a first-time car buyer or a parent looking for your teen’s first ride, going through all the available options can be a bit overwhelming. Of course, choosing your...Read more

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Toyota Confirms Plans for U.S.-Bound GR Hot Hatch

The rumor mill has long churned out reports that Toyota is working to release a Gazoo Racing (GR) hot hatch in the United States sometime in the future. These rumors...Read more

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Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Recalled for Brake Defects

Ford announced a recall of select 2020 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators after it was discovered the models are equipped with defective Pre-Collision Assist features. These features include the forward collision...Read more

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Toyota to Expand Lineup With Two New Hybrids

Toyota is growing its hybrid car lineup with the release of two models this month. The automaker confirmed in a statement that the new models will be joining the iconic...Read more

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How GM Plans to Keep Its Dealerships Virus-Free

As the company prepares to restart production on May 18 with its dealerships expected to reopen across the United States, General Motors is rolling out new safety measures to keep...Read more

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Production Halt Likely to Delay 2021 Ford F-150

The highly anticipated release of the 2021 Ford F-150 is rumored to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced the automaker to halt its production for two months....Read more

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GM Pushes Electrification Plans Despite Coronavirus Threat

Following months of plant closures, low sales numbers, and an economic crisis in the United States, General Motors announced that its electrification plans are moving forward as planned. Despite recording...Read more

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Ford Ranger Sees Increase in Sales Amid Pandemic

Not even a pandemic can stop the Ford Ranger from racking up sales in the United States. The latest set of data revealed that the model raked in an increase...Read more

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Tesla Irons out Rift With Alameda County Over Factory Reopening

Following a week of power moves and unprecedented drama regarding the reopening of its factory in Fremont, California, Tesla appears to have reached an agreement with the local government of...Read more

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The Best NASCAR Racing Video Games You Can Play Today

Are you all hyped for the comeback of NASCAR? That’s right—if you haven’t seen the news yet, NASCAR will resume its Cup Series at the Darlington Raceway on Sunday, May...Read more

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Elon Musk Reopens Tesla Facility Despite Local Orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is adamant about restarting the company's production this month, saying he doesn’t care if he ends up getting arrested for defying government orders to remain closed...Read more

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What Sets a NASCAR Stock Car Apart from the Car in Your Driveway?

The stock car is the essence of NASCAR. It is said to have gotten its start in the Prohibition Era—born out of the need for secret distilleries to deliver moonshine...Read more

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Volkswagen to Recall Over 370,000 Vehicles

Volkswagen is scheduling a recall for more than 370,000 vehicles equipped with Takata airbags over the next four years. This was supported by a statement released by the National Highway...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0138 Code: O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

Is your vehicle triggering a P0138 trouble code on your OBD-II scanner? If so, read on to find out what this code means, what the symptoms and possible causes are,...Read more

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Nissan Focuses Production in U.S., Asia

As Nissan continues to struggle for another year, the automaker is reportedly planning to downsize its production in Europe and channel its resources in other core markets such as the...Read more

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Recall of 56M Takata Airbag Inflators Not Required

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced it will not require automakers to recall an additional 56 million Takata airbag inflators, clarifying that the components do not pose a...Read more

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April Data Show Americans Bought More Trucks Than Cars

Market sales of passenger cars may have taken a hit in the United States due to the spread of coronavirus and a plummeting economy, but it doesn't seem to be...Read more

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FCA Prepares to Reopen Facilities on May 18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is gearing up to restart production at most of its facilities in North America this month. Save for the automaker’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois, which will...Read more

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California Won’t Allow Tesla to Restart Production

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently declared that manufacturing work is restarting in the state, prompting Tesla to also gear up to resume its production the way other automakers in Detroit...Read more

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How to Buy a Car During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is shaping the way Americans move and travel. While some states have begun to relax certain restrictions, things are still a long way from going back to...Read more

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Hyundai Santa Cruz Spy Photos Reveal Pickup’s Unibody

Spy photos of the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz have previously circulated, completely covered with camo, and revealing hardly anything to the public. This time around, a new set is making...Read more

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Ford Ships First Batch of Respirators Built With 3M

In the last two months, several automakers in the United States stopped their operations in a move to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Among these are three of the...Read more

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Oil Pan Leaks: What are the Causes and How to Fix

Oil is considered one of the most critical fluids in a car because it lubricates (and provides a barrier between) the internal engine components. Without oil, friction between these components...Read more

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Tesla Reportedly Planning to Resume Operations

Two of the biggest car automakers in the United States—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors—just announced they will be reopening their factories on May 18. Shortly after news broke, an...Read more

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General Motors Resumes Work

Following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles's announcement that it will reopen its plants and resume production, General Motors also shared its final date for work resumption. As several states begin to ease...Read more

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Chevrolet Trailblazer Quietly Arrives in the U.S.

Chevrolet's new Trailblazer is now available in the United States, but the model is taking a hit from the pandemic and ongoing lockdowns in the region. According to a Reuters...Read more

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Ram Rumored to Be Reviving Dakota Nameplate

Ram has been in the center of rumors for years now saying it will revive a midsize pickup. The said pickup is believed to carry the Dakota nameplate, which was...Read more

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U.S. Down to Last 30-Day Supply of Pickup Trucks

Car sales in the United States are slowly starting to pick up again. But this means another problem for manufacturers and suppliers as factories remain closed with no specific date...Read more

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How to Change Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid serves to cool, lubricate, and provide a barrier between the moving parts of your car’s transmission. In an automatic transmission, the fluid is also used to create hydraulic...Read more

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FCA to Restart Production on May 18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is on its way to becoming the first to restart its operations among Detroit's Big Three following a two-month shutdown across North America due to coronavirus concerns....Read more

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2,000 Nissan, Infiniti Vehicles Stuck at L.A. Coast

Under normal circumstances, Nissan has the ability to unload cargo shipment in half a day. But given the current situation in the United States relating to the coronavirus pandemic and...Read more

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Ford Ranger’s Smaller Sibling Likely to Be Called Maverick

Ford is reportedly working on a small pickup truck to be released sometime in the next few years and it looks like the model will be called the Maverick. The...Read more

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Launch of New Ford F-150 Pickup Still on This Year

Following months of factory closures and production delays, Ford remains optimistic that it will meet its timeline for the scheduled release of the new F-150 pickup truck this year. One...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0113 Code: Intake Air Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit High Input

On the spectrum of OBD-II codes, a P0113 is considered moderately severe. This means that, if you’re having issues with your vehicle and your OBD-II scanner reads a P0113 trouble...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0303 Code: Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected

A misfire occurs when there is an insufficient amount of fuel burning in a cylinder. Since the way the engine runs relies heavily on the proper functioning of its cylinders,...Read more

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New Ford Trademark Suggests Excursion Revival

Big trucks and SUVs are making a comeback as evidenced by the upcoming arrival of the GMC-badged Hummer EV from General Motors and the reported return of the Grand Wagoneer...Read more

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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Within the US: Is Interstate Travel Allowed?

Updated on May 6, 2020 There are nearly 1.25M known cases and more than 73,000 fatalities from COVID-19 in the USA at the time of writing. In response, most states...Read more

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GMC Postpones Hummer EV Reveal

The scheduled May 20 reveal of the new GMC Hummer EV is no longer pushing through. The automaker confirmed this announced the news in a statement, saying it will be...Read more

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Toyota Earns Milestone With 15M Hybrids Sold

Toyota continues to prove why it is a leader in the automotive industry. Recently, the company announced it has sold a total of 15 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. The automaker...Read more

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Ford Cuts SiriusXM Trial Period in Half

Buyers of new Ford vehicles enjoy a free trial period of six months for the SiriusXM feature as part of the brand's All Access radio package. But according to a...Read more

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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Speed Sensor?

The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is also commonly referred to as a transmission speed sensor or output shaft speed sensor. It is a small device—typically mounted somewhere on the transmission—that...Read more

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How to Test a Blower Motor Resistor

If your car’s blower has only 4 or 5 different speed settings, it likely uses a simple electric resistor to control the fan’s speed. The resistor limits electrical current so...Read more

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Lincoln Backs out of EV Project With Rivian

Back in January, electric vehicle startup company Rivian was the talk of the town when its CEO confirmed that it had finished developing the Lincoln SUV, the automakers very first...Read more

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FCA Faces Lawsuit Anew for Defective Sway Bars

Less than a year after Jeep figured in a class-action lawsuit due to the infamous "death wobble" issue, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is once again facing a case, this time involving...Read more

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Ram Pushing Through With June Debut for Rebel TRX

The Detroit Auto Show may have been canceled but it looks like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles still wants to give the new Ram Rebel TRX the fanfare it deserves, albeit at...Read more

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LEAKED: Photos of New BMW 5-Series

By now, it's no longer a secret BMW is planning to release a refreshed version of its 5-Series sedan for the 2021 model year. But thanks to a couple of...Read more

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Bad Tie Rod End Symptoms

A tie rod end is one of the lesser-known components of a car—but that doesn’t make it any less important. Tie rod ends are essential to the safe operation of...Read more

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Data Shows Car Sales Improving Amid Coronavirus

After weeks of a continuing decline in car sales across the United States amid growing concerns brought by the coronavirus pandemic, new data released by JD Power confirms that auto...Read more

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UAW Pushes Back on Resumption of Factory Work

The United Auto Workers union has released a statement on its stand regarding the planned reopening of facilities by General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in early May. "At...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0301 Code: Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected

A P0301 is one of a series of OBD-II error codes that are triggered when your vehicle’s computer has detected a “misfire.” What exactly does this diagnostic code entail? Read...Read more

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Step Bumper vs Receiver Hitch

Having the ability to tow a trailer can prove extremely useful for both work and play. But not every vehicle rolls out of the factory with the parts required to...Read more

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2021 Cadillac Escalade Comes With More Space, More Standard Tech

Cadillac has redesigned the Escalade ESV for the 2021 model year, giving it up to 18 percent more cargo space compared to its 2020 predecessor. The additional cargo room is...Read more

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Ford Fusion Active Confirmed to Arrive in 2022

Ford's upcoming Fusion Active wagon due for release next year may be the automaker's last remaining wagon in the Fusion lineup after it decided to drop the ax on the...Read more

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Toyota Reportedly Replacing Its V8s With Turbo V6 Engines

As the industry enforces more stringent emissions requirements and the demand for fuel economy and electrification starts to grow, it's becoming questionable why Toyota sticks to aspirated V-8 engine in...Read more

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Hyundai Cars Crowd U.S. Ports as Car Sales Dip

When the number of coronavirus cases spiked in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people were affected. This prompted several automakers, among other businesses, to halt production temporarily in...Read more

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Photos of 2021 Nissan Rogue Leaked

Unreleased photos purportedly of the redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue are circulating online, giving the public a preview of what to expect from the model's comprehensive upgrade. The source of the...Read more

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FCA Recalls 550,000+ Vehicles for Defective Windshield Wipers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) just announced it is recalling over half a million pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide due to defective windshield wiper arms. According to documents released by the...Read more

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New Hyundai Santa Cruz Will Be a Pickup for the Masses

Hyundai is working on launching its very first pickup truck in the United States: the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz marks the Korean manufacturer’s first foray into another segment...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0442 Code: Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (Small Leak)

The P0442 code is one of the many OBD-II codes that can trigger if your vehicle perceives an issue with its EVAP system. In this article, we’ll explain what a...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0401 Code: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Flow Insufficient Detected

The error code P0401 is one of the 20 most common OBD-II codes faced by a lot of car owners, although it can be more prevalent in certain makes, such...Read more

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Detroit Automakers Look to Reopen Plants Soon

Automotive industry stalwarts General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are in discussions with the United Auto Works union regarding plans to restart work in their respective plants. The three...Read more

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Recalled for Unusual Defect

A recall may be unusual at times but as long as it puts safety at risk, it will be worth issuing. Such is the case for General Motors, which just...Read more

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Ford F-150 Raptor Could Be Losing Supercab Configuration

Following reports of a leaked 2021 Ford F-150 VIN decoder, it appears that America's favorite truck could be losing its SuperCab layout. MotorTrend recently published an article saying the configuration...Read more

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Getting More Juice

It looks like the Ford Mustang Mach-E is getting bolstered in the performance spec department, as reports surface that the automaker is giving the highly anticipated model an increase in...Read more

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Stall Risk Prompts Subaru Recall

Owners of Subaru vehicles are being warned of possible engine stalling caused by a faulty fuel pump in some of its models. According to documents filed with the National Highway...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0496 Code: EVAP Flow During a Non-Purge Condition

Is your vehicle recording a P0496 on your OBD-II scanner? This code, which is one of the many OBD-II codes that can trigger the Check Engine Light, may not present...Read more

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Jeep Delays 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Grand Cherokee Production

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it is pushing back the production of two Jeep SUVs set to be part of the 2021 lineup. According to Automotive News, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer...Read more

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What the Current Situation Means for Online Car Shopping

The recent developments in the automotive industry amid the coronavirus pandemic may be setting a new norm for car shoppers. As automakers announce their decision one by one to temporarily...Read more

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What to Do If You Can’t Make Your Car Payments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic may still be far from over. As the situation develops, a lot of companies and institutions are taking a huge hit. The fear imposed by the current...Read more

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Coilovers vs Springs

People have a hard time understanding whether a coilover is a shock or a spring when, in fact, it’s both. Although that may sound confusing, we have the information you...Read more

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How to Tint Headlights: A Step-by-Step Guide

As most of the population shelters in place in the next few weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many are choosing to keep a positive mindset and look for...Read more

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Ford Tests New Product to Help Workers Stay 6 Feet Apart

Most, if not all, automakers in the United States have already announced a temporary halt in production at their facilities because of the coronavirus. However, as this setup continues for...Read more

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Upgrades for Hyundai Veloster N on the Way

Hyundai's Veloster N is getting a number of upgrades for its next generation. The hot hatch is one of the most affordable performance cars on the market today. But Hyundai...Read more

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Toyota Recalls 2020 Corolla Hatchback for Faulty Back-Up Lights

Toyota is recalling a number of units of the 2020 Corolla hatchback due to failing back-up lights. According to documents filed by the automaker with the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read more

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Toyota RAV4 Reaches 10-Million Sale Milestone

Toyota has a reason to celebrate as its well-loved RAV4 SUV breaks into 10-million sale territory. The model, which has been a huge global success for the Japanese automaker since...Read more

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2021 Nissan Frontier Is “Basically All-New”

Nissan is set to launch a new generation of its Frontier midsize pickup for the 2021 model year. And while the company has not officially revealed the truck to the...Read more

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Ford Delays Production of 2021 Bronco Sport

Ford is reportedly delaying the production of its highly awaited 2021 Bronco Sport amid ongoing coronavirus concerns that have immensely escalated in the United States over the last few weeks....Read more

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Mazda Offers Healthcare Workers Free Oil Change, Car Cleaning Services

Mazda just started a new program for healthcare workers in the United States in an effort to boost their morale and give some peace of mind amid the ongoing fight...Read more

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An All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee Is Coming

A decade since the launch of its current generation, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is finally getting a complete redesign for the 2021 model year. Despite still being competitive in its...Read more

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Ram, Jeep Recall Over 425,000 Vehicles for Defective Wipers

Over 425,000 units of Ram and Jeep vehicles are being recalled due to faulty wipers. Based on documents filed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...Read more

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Hyundai Donates 65,000 Kits to Ramp up Testing in the U.S.

As car production remains halted in the United States, several automakers are extending whatever help they could to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Among the first to respond to...Read more

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Ford to Begin Respirator Production

Following Ford's announcement of its partnership with manufacturing company 3M in late March, the automaker announced it is now ready to begin building respirators. The two companies are reportedly working...Read more

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Ford Recalls 68,000 Vehicles With Faulty Transmissions

Ford is recalling nearly 68,000 vehicles built in February or March this year over reports of problems with the 10-speed automatic transmission. The recall includes models such as the F-150,...Read more

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Kia Telluride is 2020 World Car of the Year

As if the world has not recognized it enough, the Kia Telluride added yet another feather in ts cap as it bagged the 2020 World Car of the Year recognition...Read more

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Bad Motor Mount Symptoms

Just imagine driving along, when suddenly you hear a clunking sound coming from your car’s engine compartment. This noise, which usually occurs when you accelerate or slam on the brakes,...Read more

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Car Insurance Companies to Issue Refunds & Discounts Amid COVID-19 Crisis: What You Need to Know

Travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders placed across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in fewer cars on the road. As a result, this has led to...Read more

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Glitchy Backup Cams Prompt Massive FCA Recall

A total of 318,537 Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles are being recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles due to reports of glitchy backup cameras. According to documents filed with the...Read more

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GM All Set to Begin Ventilator Production

Following a little holdback after announcing plans to produce ventilators for healthcare workers, General Motors has confirmed production for the medical equipment can now begin. According to a report by...Read more

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Nissan Rogue Launch on Track

Amid growing concerns in the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and the rest of the world, Nissan remains steadfast with its plans to launch the next-generation Nissan...Read more

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Jeep Brings Back Bill Murray for Coronavirus Ad

Bill Murray is making a return in another Jeep advertisement to encourage people to stay at home during the worsening coronavirus situation in the United States. The new ad is...Read more

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Hyundai’s Entire 2020 Lineup Leaked

Hyundai is making heads turn in the United States after the automaker announced the upcoming entry of the Palisade in the American market, giving the brand an official representation in...Read more

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More Details on Upcoming Ford F-150 Surface

As the official launch date of the 2021 Ford F-150 approaches, details on the model are starting to surface despite the absence of an official confirmation from Ford. Following a...Read more

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Chevrolet Regains #2 Spot in Truck Wars

No global outbreak is going to stop Chevrolet from reclaiming its number 2 position back from Ram in America's truck wars. It has been a year since Ram overtook Chevrolet...Read more

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Is Curbside Pickup Safe During COVID-19? Top Establishments That Offer the Service

Before social distancing took over our lives, you could easily go online and have your groceries or food delivered to your doorstep. But the COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0440 Code: Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction – Large Leak

A P0440 is a generic powertrain code, which means it can appear in any vehicle regardless of make or model. Unlike other OBD-II codes, it will not affect the drivability...Read more