Car air conditioning mysteries — fact or hot air?

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As you begin to think about spring travel, we explore a couple burning questions that have come our way—regarding your car's thermostat and air conditioning system.   In general, using logic and common sense when diagnosing problems with … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Honda Accord EX

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, Street Talk heads down memory lane to appreciate the remarkably practical, but fun-to-drive Honda Accord EX. Back in the … [Continue reading]

Top Tips for Spring Break Travel You Don’t Want To Miss

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  This upcoming Spring Break, it’s all about trust. While much of the country hibernates under a blanket of snow, freezing temperatures and a dull, brown/gray landscape, there are promising signs that all hope is not lost. Faith and … [Continue reading]

Top Rally Racing Cars You Can Drive Every Day

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Our resident Gearhead reminisces on the timeless art of Rally Car Racing and shares his wisdom on three vehicles that fit the bill today—on or off the track.   If you know me, you know I'm all about American muscle. But I do occasionally … [Continue reading]

A Tribute to the BMW M3

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Yeah, we know what you're thinking. Tributes typically come toward the end of a career, but the BMW M3's still in its prime. After all, the brand-new 2015 M3 sedan (joined by its coupe/convertible siblings, now known as the M4) is out right now, … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Ford Ranger

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. In this installment, our Mechanic Next Door tackles the mighty mid-sizer, the Ford Ranger. If you’re in the market for a brand-new 2015 Ford … [Continue reading]

Rolex 24 at Daytona: Advance covers the event

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Read our review and check out this amazing photo essay from the recent Rolex 24 event at Daytona. Ten years is a long time to keep a tradition going for any family these days – and yet, 2015 marks our tenth year attending the Rolex 24 at Daytona. … [Continue reading]

Stick shift cars: a dying breed – or can we save the manuals?

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In August 2013, only 3.9 percent of new cars sold to date that year came with manual transmission. Were those the last gasping breaths of an archaic technology? Maybe. Or, maybe not. The reality is, the death of the stick shift has been predicted … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Most Lust-Inducing Cars

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Our lovestruck Gearhead lists his 10 most desirable rides, just in time for Valentine's Day.   I'll be honest with you: I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Valentine's Day. The cards, the candy, the overpriced roses -- I'm not just over it … [Continue reading]

Are You Up for a Custom Garage?

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Read on as we explore some of the most insane custom garages in existence. Just like with man caves, pool halls and dive bars, some guys often view their garages as their “men only” room, full of empty cans, dirty floors and even … [Continue reading]