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Q: I drive a 2010 Mazda 3 that has 47,000 miles. When I fill up I always reset the trip odometer and have typically gotten 300 +/- miles per tank and usually refill when the light comes on. The last 30 days without any other observable difference I am...
Tags: Renewable Energy, Ethanol, Toyota, Travel, Honda
KickingTiresBesides being stylish, fuel-efficient and agile, the new 2013 Nissan Altima sedan also has plenty of clever features. One innovation, called "Easy-Fill Tire Alert," aims to maintain proper tire pressure in the Altima, Cars.com Editor Mike Hanley explains....
The push for tire pressure monitoring systems, required on all new cars and light trucks since 2008, can be traced to the Ford Firestone tire controversy in 2000. That's when the failures of the Explorer's Firestone tires first came to the public's...
We're not even halfway through 2012 but automakers are already introducing and selling 2013 models. Some interesting trends are emerging, as well as some clever new ideas, including several on the 2013 Nissan Altima. Start with the Easy-Fill tire...
Tags: Marketing, Lexus, Auto Trends, Toyota, NASA
If someone told you your car wasn’t safe to drive, you wouldn’t keep driving it, would you? Yet one in four cars has a significantly underinflated tire—a serious safety risk. Underinflated tires contribute to thousands of crash-related...
KickingTiresDodge is recalling certain versions of its performance-oriented SRT8 sedans because of a glitch in the tire pressure monitoring system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The systems in 303 SRT8 versions of the 2012...
Keeping tires properly inflated is vital to maintaining the right performance, safety and fuel economy guidelines for your car. It’s ironic, then, that something so important is often left to the driver’s discretion. The new mandatory tire...
Whether it's the bathroom scale or the car's gas gauge, we tend to believe what we see. Like it or not. And more than 99 percent of the time, the gauges in our cars and trucks are accurate. They should be. Automotive gauges must meet strict standards set...
Tags: Transportation, Electronics, Consumers, Naperville, Technology
You've done your research. You've test-driven the vehicles you're considering. You think you're a well-informed consumer, right? Well, there are things automakers necessarily aren't telling you, including doing away with a spare tire. But it's not...
Money & CompanyEdmunds.com offers winter driving tips for sun belt drivers....
KickingTiresGM is recalling 33,964 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs from the 2012 model year because the tire pressure monitoring system doesn???t meet federal standards, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects...
Sep 18, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Aug 1, 2012 |Blog| Cars.com
Jun 6, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
Jun 13, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
Jan 31, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Jan 16, 2012 |Blog| Cars.com
Sep 14, 2011 |Column| ctnow.com
Oct 22, 2011 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Oct 20, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Oct 26, 2011 |Blog| Cars.com
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