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Automotive Equipment

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  • 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 -...
  • Name that gadget

    Name that gadget
    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Automakers not only strive to develop new gizmos and gadgets to capture the hearts and minds of new-car buyers, they love to create intriguing names for what are otherwise relatively mundane components. The 1941...
  • Thanksgiving Travels

    By Jim MacPherson    Thanksgiving has a special meaning in our family. Forget "Over the river and through the woods…"  My wife was born on Thanksgiving Day, which means the holiday takes on added significance for us. As a result, we generally...
  • CD Players Make Slow Exit From New Cars

    Car CD players will soon go the way of the tape deck, according to Automotive News. Around 331,000 cars will be sold without CD players by the end of this year, says John Canali, an analyst for the research company Stratacom. Canali expects that number...
  • Why We Love Leases

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features   A perfect alignment of market forces in recent months has made leasing a car more financially advantageous and appealing to a wider range of consumers. “High resale values and low interest rates are contributing...
  • 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...
  • Eccentric SUVs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features With a lineage dating back to the original rough-and-tumble World War II military Jeep, the sport-utility vehicle market shows no signs of retreating, even if most models have gone soft in the guise of car-based crossover...
  • Buick LaCrosse

    We picked up this 2012 Buick LaCrosse in downtown Boston, and then drove it back to Hartford late in the evening. As a passenger during this trip, I can tell you that few cars match, much less exceed, this Buick’s comfort. The ride was solid, steady...
  • Nissan Develops Self-Healing iPhone Case

    If you're like me, you're paranoid about the smallest smudge or ding on your cellphone or its protective case.  But an unexpected company might have a solution to help get rid of the scratches and dents that inevitably show up on your case. As for the...
  • Modifications in maintenance practices helping drivers get more from their vehicle

    We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
  • Chevrolet Sonic

    By Paula MacPherson This 2012 Chevrolet Sonic initially fooled me into thinking it was a two-door coupe. I wanted to place some items in the backseat, but the front seat back wouldn’t fold forward. I completely missed the back door, with its handle...