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2020 Corvette goes mid-engine and high-tech

NEWS – Chevrolet has finally announced the long-anticipated 2020 Corvette with a brand new mid-engine design.  Moving the engine behind the seats changes the overall weight and balance of the vehicle for better overall performance.  This has long been the case in exotic supercars like Ferrari and McLaren for the well-healed that can afford $100K …

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Flats are a thing of the past with GM and Michelin’s Uptis program

NEWS – Auto manufacturer General Motors and tire manufacturer Michelin have teamed up to push forward with Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System). This tire uses a unique flexible structure to replace the air-filled chamber in traditional pneumatic tires.  This eliminates the possibility of a flat while providing similar rolling dynamics and impact resilience. General Motors …

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Auto-Vox X2 Streaming Media Mirror Dash Cam review

REVIEW – I’ve never reviewed a dash cam before. But with the terrible roads here in Michigan, and the increased number of distracted drivers on those roads, I thought it was time I did. Today I’ll be taking a look at the Auto-Vox X2 Streaming Media Mirror Dash Cam. What is it? The Auto-Vox X2 …

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Soon, your car will update just like your apps and other hardware

NEWS – Cars today run on software.  Programs control everything from climate control to transmission shifting to air/gas mixture in the engine. Car manufacturers release software updates, just like other hardware manufacturers.  I get firmware updates for my Sonos speakers and my Kevo door locks.  They are delivered and installed pretty easily. But…for cars, it …

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Wilson’s new weBoost Drive Reach means no more cellular dead zones on your next road trip

NEWS – Today Wilson Electronics has launched a powerful new in-vehicle signal booster device that has been designed to improve weak cellular signals in cars, trucks, and RVs to provide better connectivity while on the road. The weBoost Drive Reach device is compatible with all mobile phones and wireless carriers in North America and allows …

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Taking Rover for a ride? Check out BWOGUE safety harness.

NEWS – Dog is often my copilot. And we’ve tried various ways of strapping her in. I didn’t know canines could get carsick, but my mutt becomes one sick puppy if you put her in a crate or even the backseat of a moving vehicle. Her favorite place is riding shotgun, so we’ve previously used …

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