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June

What is Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication and Does it Work?

Let’s begin with the classic technique of throwing out a bunch of scary statistics to build importance and establish credibility. (Just to get it out of the way before getting into V2V communication and why it matters.) There are… 1.3 million worldwide deaths, per year, from police-reported car crashes (3,287 per day). 37,000 – 40,000+ […]

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April

New Series: Sticker Shock on Discovery Channel

04/25/18 Update: New air date is Monday, April 30, 10 PM EST. Variety just got the scoop on a brand new series. It’s a car show, so naturally, we have to tell you about it. Sticker Shock will be premiering on Discovery Channel, Monday, April 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. We’re already excited that the […]

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How to Get on Truck Night in America

5/1/18 Update: APPLY TO BE ON SEASON TWO NOW!!! (Sorry for shouting.) Last month we announced that a new History Channel production, Truck Night in America, would be airing on prime-time television. We were excited about the idea of big ol’ trucks being built to spec, getting ruined by mud and abuse, and then brought back […]

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March

New Show: Truck Night in America

5/1/18 Update: APPLY TO BE ON SEASON TWO NOW!!! (Sorry for shouting.) Also see this: How to Get on Truck Night in America Love cars? Love trucks? Love mud? Then you must love a good time. And you must be getting excited about Truck Night in America, premiering on Thursday, March 8, 10PM ET/PT. If you’re […]

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February

Why a Car Lift Needs Big Wire Rope Sheaves

When it comes to working under an elevated vehicle for hours, days and weeks at a time, it might be comforting to know just how precisely that lift was engineered and constructed. Like a well-oiled machine, there are literally dozens of parts and components that must work in perfect harmony to keep you and your […]

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January

What We Saw at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show

The term “American-made” is a bit confusing these days. When the Toyota Camry is considered the most American-made vehicle on the market, perhaps our sense of pride and place becomes tangled in the globalized web that is the world of auto manufacturing. What’s the line between foreign and domestic anymore? For all intents and purposes, […]

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December

5 Impressive Auto Tech Ideas and Innovations You Missed in 2016

2016 was a strange year, in many respects. The auto industry saw some of the most interesting tech inventions and ideas to date. As a standalone achievement, SEMA 2016 was chock full of product unveilings, which only figures to increase next year. As we look forward to 2017, we’re taking a look at five fresh […]

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November

How to Survive Snow, Cold, Fire, Zombies and Everything Else This Winter

Survival has been around almost as long as human beings have been on the earth. For thousands of years, we were pretty bad at staying alive. We ate twigs and berries. Our fires were too small to stare into and think about stuff. Our tools were basically regular rocks that happened to be pointier than […]

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These Car Lift Safety Tips Could Save Your Life

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a good mechanic. Despite our skills—sometimes—experience is our downfall. We think we can get away with little mistakes here and there, and we hope they don’t catch up to us. It’s called being lucky, and we’re usually lucky more than we’re unlucky. So yes, almost every mechanic has a […]

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October

The DIY Winter Car Repair and Maintenance Guide

A few years ago, a bunch of DIY’ers were asked about how much they save by doing their own repairs. They told researchers they save hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on regular maintenance and car repairs. Not surprising! While some jobs are best left to professionals, there are certain things you don’t need […]

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