February, 2024

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Wix Filters Names Chapel Hill High School 2023 School of the Year

Tomorrow's Technician

WIX® Filters, a global innovator and manufacturer of filtration products, in conjunction with Tomorrow’s Technician, has selected Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC, as the 2023 School of the Year. “We are honored to award Chapel Hill High School the 2023 School of the Year award. The commitment of the administration, staff and students is inspiring and impressive,” said Tina Davis, senior marketing manager for WIX Filters.

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Canadians tap brakes on vehicle usage

Auto Service World

Vehicle kilometres travelled by Canadians have fallen back to Earth and substantially subsided, according to new data from AIA Canada. The Vehicle travel trends in Canada: Q1 2020 to Q4 2023 report shows that Canadians eagerly got behind the wheel … The post Canadians tap brakes on vehicle usage appeared first on Auto Service World.

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In Auto Detailing Training? 3 Common Ways That Paint Gets Damaged

Automotive Training Centre

In addition to its aesthetic value, a car’s paint protects it from the weather and adds to its overall lifetime. Paint is mainly a protective coating, covering the metal body underneath from rust, corrosion, and deterioration from exposure to moisture, light, and airborne contaminants. A well-maintained paint job enhances the resale value of a car and reflects the owner’s attention to detail and care.

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Lexus Earns Top Reputation Ranking on Widewail Brand Scorecard

AutoSuccess

Widewail recently released the 2024 Widewail Brand Scorecard , a study of the reputations and sentiments of 32 automotive manufacturers across the United States. Lexus earned the highest reputation ranking among all automotive brands. Toyota and BMW ranked second and third, respectively. The study analyzed 4 million Google customer reviews across 14 luxury and 18 non-luxury automotive brands. 1.1 million reviews were used for topic analysis.

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Tesla Owner Wears Apple Vision Pro While Driving With FSD Beta Turned On, Police Stop Him

autoevolution

Using a spatial computer capable of impressive things while sitting behind the steering wheel can sound interesting at first, but as soon as you dive into the details… It becomes clear that it should never be attempted, not even when the car can temporarily take over driving. Still, someone did do it. It didn't end well. Apple poured a lot of money, sweat, and probably tears into making the Vision Pro.

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Tesla Cybertruck wheel covers, it turns out, are rubbing into the tire sidewalls

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Tesla , Truck , Electric , Luxury Continue reading Tesla Cybertruck wheel covers, it turns out, are rubbing into the tire sidewalls Tesla Cybertruck wheel covers, it turns out, are rubbing into the tire sidewalls originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 2 Feb 2024 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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JD Power study shows decline in vehicle dependability

Auto Remarketing

Vehicle dependability is slipping, according to the latest research from J.D. Power. The J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study found vehicle owners are experiencing more problems after three years of ownership, which the research firm said indicates a decline in long-term vehicle dependability. The industry average increased by 4 problems per 100 vehicles year-over-year to 190 PP100, with nearly two-thirds of brands studied showing an increase.

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Crashes Add Up: Factors that Cost Fleets Money

Automotive Fleet

A look at things you may not have considered that can make fleet crashes cost more than you may expect, including increased hiring costs, an expertise gap, higher insurance premiums, and more.

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2024 OTR Conference addresses safety, industry growth, training

Tire Review Magazine

This year’s 69th OTR Tire Conference, hosted by the Tire Industry Association ( TIA ), brought OTR industry representatives and delegates together to discuss topics relative to the OTR industry, including an emphasis on “maximizing growth” through training, industry insights and professional development. The conference was held in Las Vegas, NV from Feb. 21-24.

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Tesla Cybertruck Gets Rear-Ended by Dodge Ram Pickup Truck, Barely Notices

autoevolution

Many have speculated that the stiff stainless steel body makes the Tesla Cybertruck a danger in a collision. This appears to be confirmed after a Dodge Ram pickup truck was almost obliterated after rear-ending a Cybertruck. Pictures shared on social media show the Cybertruck with barely a mark on its stainless steel tailgate. Tesla Cybertruck has impressed fans not only through its design but also its unprecedented manufacturing process. ( continue reading.

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Delta is using a Porsche 911 GT3 RS to help fliers make tight connections

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Weird Car News , Porsche , Coupe , Luxury , Performance Continue reading Delta is using a Porsche 911 GT3 RS to help fliers make tight connections Delta is using a Porsche 911 GT3 RS to help fliers make tight connections originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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New EVs Still Can’t Beat The Efficiency Of A Plug-In Hybrid

Jalopnik

The Toyota Prius Prime has beat out the latest EVs for the title of greenest car. Despite more EVs coming to market, none of the latest fully-electric vehicles in the U.S. managed to outdo the efficiency of the humble Prius plug-in , according to the Washing Post and recent findings in the 2024 GreenerCars report. Read more.

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One of the Most Innovative eVTOL Propulsion Technologies Gets a $21 Million Boost

autoevolution

The CruiseUp air car boasts one of the most futuristic looks in the eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) world, but it's much more than that. Behind this intriguing appearance lies the power and potential of a game-changing propulsion system that isn't limited to air taxi applications. The Austria-based aviation technology company ( continue reading.

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2025 Buell Super Cruiser in Pre-Production Form to Be Shown at the Daytona Bike Week

autoevolution

It's been exactly a year since American bike maker Buell announced the newest entry in its lineup of motorcycles, the Super Cruiser. When it was announced in 2023 the bike was merely a concept, but now, a year later, a production prototype is about to meet the crowds. Buell's Super Cruiser is a derivation of the 1190 which benefited heavily when it comes to its design of input coming not only from Buell's people themselves, ( continue reading.

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One-of-None Plymouth Superbird With 4-Spd Overdrive Is a Half-Million-Bucks HEMI Surprise

autoevolution

When it changed the rules of homologation for the 1970 season, NASCAR had no intention of brooding a legend of automotive. For whatever reason, any new model that was to run on the steep banks on the ovals of the superspeedways had to be built in street form in a number twice as high as that of the respective carmaker’s dealers. The mandated minimum production batch would be sorted by VINs, and the list would be the proof NASCAR demanded.

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EVs Depreciate Faster Than ICE-Powered Luxury Cars: Report

autoevolution

Last year, we learned that the all-electric Audi e-tron GT started having a rough time in the used car market. Its posher half-sibling, the Porsche Taycan, was also heading onto the same path. Now, the data couldn't be clearer: EV prices entered an accelerated downtrend. Unlike Tesla&#039. ( continue reading.

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Custom Triumph Bonneville Is a Visual Nod to One of Steve McQueen’s Fabled Desert Sleds

autoevolution

Shiro Nakajima has long been building custom marvels under the alias 46Works, operating right near the Yatsugatake mountain range in the quaint Japanese countryside. His talents extend far beyond bike-building, though, and he’ll often indulge in things like vintage car restorations and crafting furniture. Mind you, 46Works wasn’t even the first motorcycle customization outfit that Nakajima-san had established.

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HEMIs Are Cool? The 1948 Tucker, With a Flat-Six Helicopter Engine, Will Eat Them Alive

autoevolution

Among the piston-abundant landscape of America, few names would spark more interest and controversy than Tucker Corporation. The company’s meteoric passing through the motoring universe was debated for nearly eight decades. The very limited number of automobiles it produced in its three-year existence is one of the greatest legacies of carmaking in America's post-war period.

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Emerges With Fuel Injection, Rare Color Combo

autoevolution

1963 witnessed the debut of the C2 Corvette, packing a complete redesign of the body and the chassis. Chevrolet also rolled out a one-year-only coupe design that has since become extremely desirable in the collector's world. The brand-new coupe, which also debuted in 1963, came with a split window design, with Chevrolet dropping this choice only a year later. ( continue reading.

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New 2025 Toyota Sienna Minivan Enters the Digital World With New Everything

autoevolution

They may have lost significant ground to crossovers and SUVs, just like most traditional models, but minivans still have a future. Several automakers remain committed to this class, including Toyota, whose fourth-generation Sienna recently blew three candles off its birthday cake. In production since 2020, it was updated for the ( continue reading.

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1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hides Numbers-Matching Gear Under Flawless Avocado Green Body

autoevolution

In 1967, Plymouth offered no fewer than three midsize cars with high-performance engines. The lineup included the bread-and-butter Belvedere, the slightly fancier Satellite, and the premium GTX. But this didn't stop the brand from adding a fourth nameplate to its muscle car stable. The Road Runner arrived. ( continue reading.

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1,400-HP Twin-V8 Monster Truck With Radioactive 2,500-HP Jet Gets Stuck in Snow

autoevolution

What’s the point of building the world’s biggest monster truck if you can’t have fun with it because it constantly breaks down? That’s precisely the point – finding out what works and what doesn’t, fixing the mistakes, and doing it all over again. Until a nagging thought emerges: two diesel engines and 1,400 horsepower aren’t enough, so why not put a jet engine under it?

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Shell Immediately Closes Down All Hydrogen Stations for Passenger Cars in California

autoevolution

Shell decided to permanently close all of its hydrogen refueling stations for passenger cars in California. The oil giant claims that the cause of the move is supply complications. "Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are the future," analysts claimed, at a time when the EV market was skyrocketing. All that they discharge is water, and refueling lasts only for approximately five minutes. ( continue reading.

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5 Most Legendary Muscle Cars Ever Produced by Pontiac

autoevolution

Now defunct, Pontiac helped kick-start the muscle car phenomenon, and thanks to these five legendary models, the brand will live on in the hearts of performance enthusiasts. Named after the Odawa chief who led an indigenous uprising around Detroit from 1763 to 1766, Pontiac was launched in 1926 as a companion make for GM's Oakland division. In less than a decade, ( continue reading.

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Rare 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Hidden for 46 Years Emerges With Rebuilt 302 V8

autoevolution

Introduced for the 1967 model year, the Chevrolet Camaro was more than two years late to the emerging pony car market. But that didn't stop it from becoming a popular rig. With nearly 221,000 units delivered, the 1967 Camaro was outsold by the Ford Mustang by a ratio of more than two to one. However, that f. ( continue reading.

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First EX VIN 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Reportedly Produced at Bowling Green Assembly

autoevolution

Earlier this month, the National Corvette Museum suspended assembly plant tours at the Corvette's production facility due to manufacturing advancements. According to MidEngineCorvetteForum admin and co-founder John, the assembly line has been updated to support Corvette ZR1 production. A reliable source informed John that the first ( continue reading.

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White 1966 Dodge HEMI Charger Is the Perfect Sleeper, Wants a Loving Home

autoevolution

Introduced in early 1966 as the new "Leader of the Dodge Rebellion," the Charger was unlike any other vehicle the company had previously offered. While it was based on the Coronet, it looked nothing like Dodge's bread-and-butter midsize. Reportedly designed in response to the Rambler Marlin, the Charger featured a full-widt. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y Owners Can Now Order the Alpine Sound System Upgrade

autoevolution

For most car owners, sound is a very subjective topic. We like different music and have various budgets, so the expectations vary wildly. But one thing almost anyone can agree on is that a good, even a mildly good, sound system is worth having. It can make driving much better. If you're a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y buyer, you might want to check out Alpine's proposition in this regard.

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This 42-foot Cabin on Wheels Dazzles With a Huge Porch and Roomy Interior

autoevolution

The name says it all – Grizzly was born to combine maximum spaciousness with a sturdy, reliable structure that can withstand harsh outdoor conditions. The Grizzly tiny (which doesn't feel tiny at all) stays true to the original purpose of tiny homes designed to be a comfy, homely alternative to RVs and campers. The idea of a ( continue reading.

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1970 Chevy Chevelle SS Ditches Factory 396 Unit for Truly Great Modern-Day Big Block V8

autoevolution

The second-generation Chevrolet Chevelle is an iconic American classic, featuring a sculpted body design and high-performance V8 engines. This was a true muscle car, and to this day it remains one of the most sought-after vehicles of its era. On a slightly "negative" note, I’m not sure that the design of the Chevelle is to everyone’s liking.

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Ford Has No Chance To Sell EVs Unless It Gets Rid of Its Dealership Network

autoevolution

No legacy carmaker can sell electric vehicles profitably, although everyone expected this to be easy. The culprit seems to be the outdated sales model that puts dealerships in charge of EV adoption. Instead of doing so, there is plenty of evidence showing how dealers actively sabotaged EV programs, making carmakers lose money and struggle to sell their electric cars.

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This 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Is a Collector-Grade Example Offered at No Reserve

autoevolution

The C8 generation Chevy Corvette is better than ever. It boasts exotic looks, a mid-engine layout, and doesn't break the bank for what is essentially a supercar. With its 490 hp or 495 hp with the performance exhaust system or Z1 Package 6.2L V8 and the ability to sprint to 60 mph (. ( continue reading.

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One of the Most Beautiful Reverse-Loft Tiny Homes Is a Masterclass in Smart Design

autoevolution

One of the most iconic Baluchon tiny houses, flaunting a fantastic layout, is home to a couple and their two pets (a dog and a cat) and is just as colorful and full of life as it is ingenious. If you're tired of all-white, Scandinavian-style tiny homes with an ultra-clean design, this adorable abode by ( continue reading.

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Fleet Managers Define Challenges & Goals for 2024

Automotive Fleet

For these seven fleet managers, a common challenge is cost containment in the face of lingering supply issues. That challenge grows in the face of looming regulations and corporate sustainability goals.

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Cybertruck Owners Flip the Cybertruck Like There's No Tomorrow, Despite No-Resale Clause

autoevolution

Tesla introduced a no-resale clause in the sales contract of the Foundation Series Cybertruck in a bid to discourage people from flipping it. However, this hasn't worked in the past and is not working now, with many Cybertruck owners trying to sell their pickups for a hefty profit. Exotic car sales are usually protected by a no-resale clause in the sales contract to ensure people buying them are doing it for their own benefit, not to. ( continue reading.

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91 Years Ago, America’s First Purpose Built Aircraft Carrier Hit the High Seas

autoevolution

At the moment, the US Navy employs 11 aircraft carriers across its fleet. For those not aware, this accounts for just over half of all the world's current operation aircraft carriers currently in service. From a certain point of view, each of these 11 carriers shares the DNA of a particular common ancestor, the USS Ranger. Though not technically the first US carrier, it was indeed the first built from the ground up for the purpose of carrying military airplanes. ( continue reading.

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Ultra-Rare Cadillac Eldorado Truck Conversion Fights for Life in South Carolina

autoevolution

If you thought the Chevy Avalanche-based Cadillac Escalade EXT was a part of the brand's first-ever dealings in the pickup truck market, you'd actually only be half right. Because although you can't call this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado pickup conversion an OEM option, it was at least completed by professionals a full quarter century before the Escalade made the leap from SUV to pickup.

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