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  • Tire rotations, high mileage oil, air bag lights: Motormouth solves auto woes
    Tire rotations, high mileage oil, air bag lights: Motormouth solves auto woes

    Q: The air conditioning came on by itself on my 2014 Dodge Journey when it was warm and humid/raining. Has not done it now that it has gotten cooler out. Any ideas?

  • Takata air bag safety questioned after supplier changes design
    Takata air bag safety questioned after supplier changes design

    TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Takata Corp has modified the composition of an air bag propellant that contains a volatile chemical at the center of a recall of millions of cars worldwide, the company told Reuters.

  • Need roadside help? App locates and prices repair services
    Need roadside help? App locates and prices repair services

    WASHINGTON — Urgent.ly, an online mobile application that allows stranded drivers to summon car repair help, is partnering with MapQuest in a deal that aims to disrupt the $10 billion roadside assistance industry much as Uber has done to the taxi and car service business.

  • Automakers push more with less in subcompact crossovers
    Automakers push more with less in subcompact crossovers

    The automotive industry has been trying to do more with less for years. Even though consumers cite fuel efficiency as a top priority, the American market still has a preference for larger vehicles, with sport utility vehicles (SUV) and crossovers (CUV) outselling the midsize sedan segment for...

  • Flying car lands in reality
    Flying car lands in reality

    Flying cars are like UFO sightings, often imagined but rarely credible. Until now.  

  • Chrysler to begin replacing Takata air bag inflators in U.S. in December
    Chrysler to begin replacing Takata air bag inflators in U.S. in December

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group will begin replacing potentially defective air bag inflators made by Takata Corp in more than 371,000 U.S. vehicles in early December, according to documents filed by the automaker with U.S. safety regulators.

  • Mercedes-Benz renames its lineup
    Mercedes-Benz renames its lineup

    It seems to be happening all the time in the auto industry. A manufacturer just isn't happy with its vehicles' names, especially when it wants to add new, additional models to the lineup.

  • Rental car satisfaction down, study shows
    Rental car satisfaction down, study shows

    You're not happier with your rental car experience, but you're not significantly unhappier either.

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