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Pollen Problems: Keeping Your Car Pollen-Free This Spring

Pollen Problems: Keeping Your Car Pollen-Free This Spring

Pollen Problems: Keeping Your Car Pollen-Free This Spring Worries about the snow and ice are finally a thing of the past. However, spring comes wit

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How Road Salt Causes Cars to Rust: Prevention & Regular Maintenance Tips

How Road Salt Causes Cars to Rust: Prevention & Regular Maintenance Tips

Winter driving in Southwestern Pennsylvania can be interesting to say the least. We have to deal with our fair share of snow, freezing rain, and of

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Creative Ways of Reusing Old Tires

Creative Ways of Reusing Old Tires

Tires play an important role in a vehicle's overall safety and performance. How often you'll need to get new tires depends on a number of contributi

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Subaru Rules the Snow: Forester, Outback, XV Crosstrek Top Consumer Reports AWD List

Subaru Rules the Snow: Forester, Outback, XV Crosstrek Top Consumer Reports AWD List

There's a chill in the air. Winter is upon us. With it comes the challenges of winter driving. Icy roads make for slippery conditions in any vehicle

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How to Fix a Torn Jeep Wrangler Soft Top

How to Fix a Torn Jeep Wrangler Soft Top

Jeep Wrangler is considered by many to be the most versatile passenger vehicle ever built.  Its legendary off-road capability makes easy work of th

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National Car Care Month: How to Maintain your Car after a Rough Winter

National Car Care Month: How to Maintain your Car after a Rough Winter

We sure hope this winter is finally behind us and we can enjoy the open road without slipping through slush or driving cars that resemble powdered d

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5 Off-Road Destinations You Have To Visit

5 Off-Road Destinations You Have To Visit

Spring is upon us and with spring comes warmer weather and plenty of rain, the perfect mix for taking the 4x4 off-road and ripping up some trails. P

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Avoid Pittsburgh Traffic using ‘Warp Pipes’

Avoid Pittsburgh Traffic using 'Warp Pipes'

In a recent post by 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, a writer by the name of Katherine Blackley published an interesting look into the su

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I Want My MPG: 10 Myths About Fuel Economy

I Want My MPG: 10 Myths About Fuel Economy

With gas prices consistently on the rise and drivers becoming more aware of the environmental impact as well as the impact fuel prices makes on our

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Longest & Tallest Bridges in the World [Infographic]

Longest & Tallest Bridges in the World [Infographic]

Pittsburgh has been officially crowned "The City of Bridges" as having more bridges than any other city in the world. In a 2006 study, Pittsburgh wa

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How to Read Tire Sidewall Information

How to Read Tire Sidewall Information

The sidewall of your tires are full of useful information, but it takes some practice learning how to decipher the info and ensure your new tires ar

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The Worst Drivers by State

The Worst Drivers by State

We've all traveled across state lines just to find out that the drivers in a particular state have a whole new meaning of the words "merge" and "rig

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Best Ron Burgundy – Dodge Durango Commercials

Best Ron Burgundy - Dodge Durango Commercials

As the release of Anchorman 2 approaches, Dodge has teamed up with legendary fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy for the new Dodge Durango commercials.

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Would Hourglass Traffic Lights Work Better?

Would Hourglass Traffic Lights Work Better?

Is it time we re-think the traffic light? Traffic control signals date back to the 1860s and have evolved very little since computers took over Amer

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[Video] Russian Drivers Come to the Aid of Strangers

[Video] Russian Drivers Come to the Aid of Strangers

There is a YouTube video that recently went viral and currently has well over 6 million views showing Russian motorists coming to the aid of perfect

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Joe’s Truck House: Life Off The Grid

Joe's Truck House: Life Off The Grid

Imagine living off the grid with the freedom to travel anywhere you wish at the drop of a hat. Apparently, that's exactly what Joe did. We found thi

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How a Car Engine Works [Infographic]

How a Car Engine Works [Infographic]

The engine is the heart of any car. It provides life to it and if you take care of the engine, the car will take care of you. Whether you drive a ne

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How to Winterize your Car for Storage

How to Winterize your Car for Storage

Winter can be brutal on any vehicle, whether it's a brand new car, used car, or vintage hot rod. Freezing temperatures, snow buildup, animal infesta

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Introducing the Invisible Bike Helmet from Sweden

Introducing the Invisible Bike Helmet from Sweden

Sharing the road with bicycles has always been on the forefront of vehicle safety. Riding a bike can be a very dangerous activity if not wearing the

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Apps for Monitoring Teen Drivers

Apps for Monitoring Teen Drivers

With a growing industry of high-tech smart phone apps and innovative handheld GPS tracker systems, companies are capitalizing on the newly developed

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Profoundly Disconnected: Skills Gap in Trade Jobs with Mike Rowe

Profoundly Disconnected: Skills Gap in Trade Jobs with Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe has become an iconic figure in America, representing the blue collared workers that keep this country running strong. He's been a spokespe

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SEMA 2013 RAM 2500 Diesel Concept Truck by AEV

SEMA 2013 RAM 2500 Diesel Concept Truck by AEV

Since 1997, American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has been leading the way in innovating the aftermarket 4WD industry. The company known for making ext

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Tips for Winter Driving & Vehicle Maintenance

Tips for Winter Driving & Vehicle Maintenance

Winter is upon us. There's no more avoiding it. As the temperature drops and snow level rises, there are important measures to be taken to help prev

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Pitt Panthers Football Game with the Wheels of Support Program

Pitt Panthers Football Game with the Wheels of Support Program

Each year, The University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department gives local Pittsburgh car dealers the opportunity to ride along with them on an away ga

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Pittsburgh Halloween Attractions, Haunted Houses, Hayrides & More

Pittsburgh Halloween Attractions, Haunted Houses, Hayrides & More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to some of the spookiest Halloween attractions in the country. Constructed with the intent on scaring guests, these

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

This just in. Everyone is raving about the all-new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. With over 20 years of experience, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the vehicl

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Pittsburgh Public Transportation: Light Rail System (Thesis)

Pittsburgh Public Transportation: Light Rail System (Thesis)

A few years ago, Ben Samson, a graduate student in Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Pittsburgh native, create

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Pittsburgh: October 18, 2013

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Pittsburgh: October 18, 2013

Tonight (October 18, 2013) around 5:53 PM and lasting until 9:53 PM, the moon will begin going through what's known as a Penumbral Eclipse. Visibili

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How to Jump Start a Car Battery using Jumper Cables

How to Jump Start a Car Battery using Jumper Cables

Being stranded on the side of the road with a broken down car is something we all try to avoid. We service our vehicles regularly, maintain the flui

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How to Measure Bolt Pattern on Wheels

How to Measure Bolt Pattern on Wheels

A common question regarding car repair and maintenance, especially with older used cars, is how to measure the wheel bolt patterns to ensure you're

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