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Flat-Free Tires

The idea of airless tires is all the rage right now. From tractors and construction equipment to bicycles and cars, tire manufacturers are thinking there’s no more room for air in their tires. At the 2017 Michelin Movin’On Sustainable Mobility Summit in Montreal, Michelin introduced its futuristic airless 3-D printed tire design for the forum’s 375th Anniversary. Like a decorative piece of coral out of an exotic fish tank, Michelin’s … Continue reading

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The Perfect Match: Choosing the Right Mechanic

Whether you’re buying a new car or your old car mechanic just moved away, finding the right professional to do your regular car service can make a big difference. To keep your wallet from getting jacked up while your car’s on jacks, consider the following. Cheaper Isn’t Always Better Having routine maintenance done correctly is necessary if you want to be able to use your car’s warranties should anything happen … Continue reading

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Women, Wheels and Equality

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the 97th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. Our country’s history is filled with women who’ve made big contributions to the automotive industry and served as inspirations to those who followed. Here’s a quick look at five women who currently have big roles in the automotive world and, like their predecessors, serve as mentors … Continue reading

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How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Senior citizens are so important to our communities and identity as a culture. They have contributed and shaped our nation as it stands today. From world wars to inventions, modern society has emerged from the blood and sweat of the hardworking generations before us. But as you get older, things become more difficult physically and mentally. Some people feel age is just a number, and that’s exactly what it is, … Continue reading

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RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Georgia

August is National Peach Month! So let’s see…where, oh where, could I possibly get the best peach this time of year? If you said Georgia, then that guess is peachy keen! If you are looking for things to do in Georgia, this state will take a peach of your heart. Okay, okay, I get it, enough puns. Let’s get to drivin’! Coca-Cola Museum – Atlanta It’s hard to deny the appeal … Continue reading

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Good Passengers Make Better Drivers

There’s a myriad of ways to be distracted while driving, including: Talking on the phone Texting Singing loudly and proudly to a favorite song Eating food Reading the newspaper (yes, I’ve seen this!) Adjusting the heat/AC/sound system/navigation Trying to make the kids behave in the back seat Applying lipstick, eyeliner or other makeup Brushing hair and putting it into a ponytail (at highway speeds) Shaving with an electric razor (been … Continue reading

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Sun’s Out, Rims Out

If you want to make a small style statement with your car or truck, you might hang some fuzzy dice on your rearview mirror. Still others may decide to completely obscure their view out the back window with decals of happy little stick-figure families, political slogans, and/or vulgar cartoon characters. On the other hand, serious style comes into play with customized rims—literally, the part of the wheel onto which your … Continue reading

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Book Lovers Day

Loving cars and enjoying reading are anything but mutually exclusive, and that’s why we’re so hyped that August 9 is National Book Lovers Day. Instead of blasting tunes as you cruise this Wednesday, why not try listening to an audiobook? Here are some of the best audiobooks to take you through your journeys—whether long or short—for the remainder of summer. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams If … Continue reading

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How to Hold the Steering Wheel; Keep Those Hands at 9 and 3

When you get behind the wheel of your vehicle, are you a hooker? No, it’s not what you think! A hooker is someone who hooks his hand up under the top of the steering wheel, like in the photo above. This is a bad habit to get into because it severely limits your range of motion and steering control, allowing you to move the steering wheel only a quarter of … Continue reading

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Sharing the Road with Big Rigs

If you ever get a little nervous when driving a vehicle, you may have vehophobia, or fear of driving. If driving a two ton vehicle is unsettling, imagine what it must be like for a truck driver who’s steering a 40-ton, 18-wheeled big rig. Add in the other difficulties that go with the job, and it’s no wonder that a trucker’s life can be so stressful. One of the biggest stresses … Continue reading