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Toyota Prius Runaway Car, Stuck Accelerator

A Toyota Prius encountered a stuck accelerator and made headlines as a "runaway car." The Prius accelerated out of the driver's control per reports from the California Highway Department. James Sikes, a sixty one year old, was driving along the bustling Interstate 8 near San Diego, California,...

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Five Tips to Increase Fuel Mileage

Now that Spring is here, gas prices will be on the rise through Memorial Day. With personal budgets already stretched to the breaking point, what can you do to save money on your car expenses? Here are five tips to getting improved fuel mileage from whatever you drive: 1) Check your tire pressure:...

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Tools Every Car Enthusiast Should Own

Outside of the usual assortment of wrenches, sockets and screwdrivers, there are a few tools that every car enthusiast should own. Some get used all of the time, but others you'll only break out from time to time. Our top 5? 1) A Computer - sure this is obvious, but the internet is a great source...

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The Five Vehicles Cheapest to Insure

These days, everyone is looking to save money wherever they can. If you're shopping for a new minivan or compact SUV, you may want to take a look at the list below, which shows the five vehicles cheapest to insure in the United States. Pricing is based on a 40 year old male driver, with no tickets...

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What's Quicker Around a Racetrack - a Car or a Bike?

Today's sportbikes are blindingly fast and handle on par with full-on race bikes of years past. Today's high-end sports cars are also stunning in the performance department. So if you took a Ducati 1098S and put it up against a Nissan GT-R, who would win? The answer ultimately depends upon the...

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Italy Closes Dolomite Passes to Cars and Motorcycles

The regional government in Italy's Trentino area, near the Austrian border, has closed high passes in the Dolomites to motor vehicle traffic. The action is part of an effort to reduce both air and noise pollution for the many day hikers, climbers and backpackers that frequent the region. Ironically,...

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Do I Really Need to Use Premium Unleaded in My Car?

The short answer to a very long and complicated question is, "yes, but only if you owner's manual specifies unleaded premium fuel required". If your owner's manual states that "unleaded premium is recommended", it's your choice; using it is a good idea, but not using it isn't likely to cause engine...

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What Is a DUI Plea Bargain?

A DUI is an acronym for a criminal offense referring to Driving Under the Influence. This offense is punishable by law, but the parties involved can agree upon a DUI plea bargain. It is a compromise between the individual accused of a DUI and the prosecutor wherein the latter offers the former a...

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What Is an Automotive Expert Witness?

An expert witness is a witness in a trial who gives testimonies about certain facts regarding his specialized knowledge on a specific subject. An automotive expert witness testifies on an issue related to vehicles and transportation. Unlike all other witnesses being called to court, an expert...

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What U.S. States Have the Highest Auto Insurance Costs?

According to a recent study by Insure.com, Louisiana has the highest average cost for auto insuarance of any U.S. state. A forty year old male with a clean driving record, commuting twelve miles to work, was used as a baseline; in Louisiana, he would pay an average of $2,510.87 per year. Rounding...