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  • 2015 Kia Soul EV outdoes compact plug-ins
    2015 Kia Soul EV outdoes compact plug-ins

    There shouldn't be much of a reason to include a snow scraper in a Kia Soul EV. The Korean automaker's first plug-in car, an all-electric version of its hottest seller, has been launched in urban areas of California, where snow is as rare as uncongested roadways.

  • How to store your car for winter
    How to store your car for winter

    Q: We are going to spend the winter in Arizona. OurNissan 370Z will be stored in a heated garage. Any thoughts on getting the vehicle ready for not being operated for three to four months?

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2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 SUV doesn't rise above crowded class

The main difference with the midcycle refresh of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 is a replacement for displacement. The luxury midsize SUV comes standard with a 3.0-liter V-6 twin turbo engine with direct injection, which replaces the displaced 4.6-liter V-8 engine. Accepting that change is...

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  • Tips for cold, cold car care
    Tips for cold, cold car care

    Cars, like people, don’t function as well in cold weather. Your car doesn’t like it anymore than you. Because most employers frown on hibernating, we’ve compiled a list of precautions to increase the odds of your car functioning in extreme or unseasonable cold. 

  • For Google's self-driving cars, learning to deal with the bizarre is essential
    For Google's self-driving cars, learning to deal with the bizarre is essential

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. In 700,000 miles of navigating roads, Google's self-driving cars have encountered just about everything including an elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair flailing a broom at a duck she was chasing around the street.

  • Takata, auto execs face U.S. Senate over deadly air bag scandal
    Takata, auto execs face U.S. Senate over deadly air bag scandal

    Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers faced tough scrutiny from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into cars.

  • Timeline - Takata air bag recalls
    Timeline - Takata air bag recalls

    Following are some key events leading to the recall of several million cars fitted with potentially defective air bags made by Japanese firm Takata Corp.

  • Autopsy says air bag in Honda to blame for Florida woman's death
    Autopsy says air bag in Honda to blame for Florida woman's death

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Shards from a ruptured Takata-made air bag killed the driver of a Honda Accord after a traffic accident in Florida, according to the final autopsy report, the first official confirmation of shrapnel as a cause of death in the crash.

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