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Manufacturing and Engineering

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  • Tips for keeping your car like new

    By Mar Jennings We’ve all been there—that messy, dusty, grimy car that sits in our driveway screaming for a wash.  Oh what to do? A dirty car is without a doubt unpleasant to see.  If you’re like me you’ll try not to notice...
  • Car Q&A with Jim MacPherson

    Jim Q_A Q: My wife and I are looking to purchase a 2010 RAV 4 V6. However, we have concerns about the gas mileage after reading various blogs indicating people were getting between 15 and 18 mpg while paying "close attention" to their driving habits....
  • Ford Super Duty F-350

    Ford Super Duty F-350
    Driving a Ford F-350 Crew Cab pickup truck with four-wheel drive and the off-road package raised me almost to the level of “big rig” drivers. You sit high and enjoy a commanding view ahead.   Driving this truck also meant I picked up a new...
  • Toyota Avalon

    You dont realize how many Toyota Avalons are on the road until you drive one. Drive an Avalon around Hartford for a week, as Paula and I did, and you'll start seeing the car everywhere. I would say it's Toyota's best-kept secret when it comes to a fine...
  • States to require more alternative fuel cars

    California regulators recently voted to require that major automakers substantially increase the numbers of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered models for the coming years, eventually accounting for 15.4 percent of all vehicles sold in...
  • Trade to Upgrade

    With trade-in values peaking, now may be the time to trade up to a new model. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features A severely depleted inventory of used vehicles is boosting the values of late-model cars to record highs these days. While this means sky-high...
  • Spotlight on Safety

    Cars with high scores in crash tests are hot commodities. Here’s how to size up the best model in your price range. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in...
  • Toyota Highlander

    You can tell Toyota Highlander designers worked hard on the details. The instruments are clear and easy to read. The controls are simple. On my first drive I was actually able to tune the radio and control the temperature and fan speed. What a concept -...
  • How Gas Could Hit $6 a Gallon

    Fuel prices are ramping up faster than their usual summer gains, and there's a 20 percent chance that prices could spike to nearly $6 a gallon, industry research firm IHS says. "Only three percent of consumer budgets go to gasoline. That’s tiny,"...
  • Keep Up to Speed with the New York Auto Show

    This year's New York Auto Show is nearing the end, as its set to conclude Sunday. Jim MacPherson reviewed some of the highlights from the press segment in this week's On The Road, and Cars.com has a section of their website devoted to the latest news...
  • Debunking Myths About Cars

      Certain myths about automobiles have been around as long as there have been cars on the road. Many drivers adhere to driving and repair theories out of sheer force of habit, without ever knowing if these strategies are legitimate. Here are some common...