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China Overtakes US as World's Biggest Auto Market

China has officially overtaken the U.S. as the world's largest automobiles market for the first time. For the first six months of this year it reported sales of 6.1 million units which means an increase of 17.7% YOY. In June alone, the sales in Chinese auto market rose by 36.5% over the same period...

Toyota Recall

Toyota Recall

Never a good sign for business when you have to recall 95,000 plus vehicles. In this economy that is a lot of green. Reuters is reporting that Toyota is recalling a number of models because of ice accumulation on break systems. "Toyota Motor Corp is recalling about 95,700 Toyota and Scion vehicles...

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What Is an Air Filter?

An air filter is one of the most important components of a car. Many people don’t realize that a car must “breathe” in air and mix it into the fuel for it to run. As the air enters, the filter removes any dirt or foreign particles that could ruin the engine or lower the car’s general efficiency....

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What Is an Auto Title?

An Auto Title is a certificate given to the legal owner of a car. It is given by the Department of Motor Vehicles (also known as the DMV). The Auto Title shows pertinent information like the name of the owner, the current address, the vehicle’s make, model and year, and the first date that it was...

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What Is Four Wheel Steering?

Four wheel steering is a new car technology that results in increased maneuverability in cars and other four wheeled vehicles. It should be clarified that four wheel steering is totally different from four wheel drive, which is a technology that gives power to all four wheels of a vehicle. With...

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What Is High Octane Fuel?

Many people believe that even with a ratty car, a high octane fuel will boost its little engine so it run faster, better, and basically kick-butt in the street-racing world. Not necessarily. The only thing a high octane fuel can do is to make the fuel more “resistant to knocking.” Knocking, also...

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Toyolla's Troubles Grow With Possible Corolla Recall

Toyota's future is looking more grim as the company considers yet another recall, in addition to ever growing 8.5 million Toyota vehicles already recalled worldwide. Presently, 1,309 Corolla vehicles have been recalled in the wake of steering problems that cause drivers to completely lose control...

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10 Great Car Quotes

People in the auto industry have a certain attitude that we love. Rugged straight talk. Realistic. No BS. Matter of fact. Here are ten great quotes from car people: 1. To finish first, you must first finish. – Rick Mears 2. Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who...

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Driver's Ed: What Is Oversteer?

Those of us old enough to have owned rear wheel drive cars as our first rides are WELL acquainted with oversteer. For those of you weaned on VW Golfs and Honda Civics, oversteer may not be familiar to you. Oversteer (or "loose" in racing terms) refers to the back end of a car coming loose, which...

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What Are Child Seat Belt Laws?

Child seat belt laws are dependent on a variety of factors. These laws vary depending on location and the age of the child riding in the car. The ages of children are typically divided into four main categories, namely, infants, those between 1 and 3 years, those between 3 and and 8 years old,...