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Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car: Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing. Battery and ignition system – should be in top condition and battery terminals should be clean. Brakes – check for wear and fluid levels. Exhaust system – check




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A Toyota distributor is recalling 3,235 cars in select states for airbag sensors that may malfunction, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Southeast Toyota Distributors of Deerfield Beach, Fla., one of several regional distributors that import and prep Toyotas, may not have calibrated the airbag weight




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Toyota is recalling 2.5 million cars in the United States due to faulty power window switches that can cause a fire in the driver’s door. Toyota said that the driver’s side window switches may not be completely greased from the factory, which can result in the switches sticking or feeling




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For those of you of the cab riding persuasion in green American cities, you should be aware of this trick because of all those stops and starts from signs and lights. Hybrid cabs get all quiet when they come to a complete stop because their engines shut off. Awkward silence




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The timeline for autonomous cars hitting the road en masse keeps getting closer. GM’s Cadillac division expects to produce partially autonomous cars at a large scale by 2015, and the automaker also predicts it will have fully autonomous cars available by the end of the decade. Audi and BMW have




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Every fall, there’s a lot of buzz about winterizing your car. What nobody really talks about, though, is what to do AFTER the winter. This process, which is basically the reverse, is what I like to call “summerizing” your car. First off, you have your basic maintenance items. In some




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If you’re in the market for a new car, and have an older one you would like to swap out, then it’s time to start giving some thought to preparing your trade-in to get the best value possible. Once you’ve negotiated the price of your new vehicle, a trade-in deal




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