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    Featured: Will copyright law stop you from working on your car in the near future?
    Privacy Group Warns Tinkering Under Hood Could Violate DMCA 1416945540

    "It gives manufacturers the power to control secondary markets by leveraging the copyright law, if it doesn't include enough of a safety valve." – Kit Walsh Plan on repairing or modifying a car in the garage this weekend? You might want to first consult a copyright lawyer. In a ...

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    Official: Lincoln dons the Black Label
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    "We're really trying to simplify for the customer on their terms." – Paul Bucek Lincoln is launching a Black Label service and customization program in December at 32 dealerships across the country in a bid to attract new and more upscale customers. The Black Label program will be ...

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    How GM's OnStar is building a better Check Engine Light
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    Soon, OnStar will be used to mine your car's systems and compare its findings against vast pools of data in the cloud. We've all become accustomed to our cars' dashboards warning us of an impending calamity, be it low fuel, low tire pressure or even the dreaded nonspecific "check engine" ...

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    Official: Mazda rolls out unlimited mileage warranty in Canada
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    Cold weather might be starting to grip parts of Canada, but our neighbors to the north are going to be able to drive their 2015 Mazda cars and utilities from Vancouver to Montreal with a little more peace of mind. That's because Mazda Canada is instituting an unlimited mileage warranty for its ...

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    The List: The List Shorts #0530: Change your own oil
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    Having your oil changed falls under Car Maintenance 101, but doing it yourself has been a rite of passage for generations of auto enthusiasts. Patrick McIntyre of The List heads to Avus Autosport in Glendale, CA for some tips on how to properly swap the synthetic on an older model BMW. Watch as ...

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    Video: Bear witness to the world's largest carwash
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    The classic stereotype about Germans is that they are very fastidious with a preference for making things efficient, clean and well engineered. Stuttgart, home to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz , has another business in the city could show off a little of the country's perceived national character: ...

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    Official: Japanese spark plug giant NGK pleads guilty to price fixing, to pay $52M fine
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    The ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice into price fixing in the automotive industry has nabbed one more company breaking the law. Japanese parts giant NGK Spark Plug Company agreed to plead guilty to a felony count of pricing fixing and bid rigging in the in the US District Court ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.12.14
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    The 11 most expensive American cars Yes, we know. If you're looking for the most expensive cars in the world, you're probably limiting your search parameters to cars built in the country of Italy, home, of course, to Ferrari. We all know that. But what about America? The land of the free and ...

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    Read This: Tesla Model S proves troublesome for Consumer Reports
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    The Tesla Model S has turned into the breakthrough model that electric cars needed. Instead of looking like a futuristic jellybean whizzing by, the Tesla would still be incredibly attractive with a V8 stuffed under the hood. But beyond its appealing styling, the luxury sedan offers a realistic ...

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    Official: BMW maintenance plan no longer transferrable to 2nd owner [UPDATE]
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    One of the best innovations in car buying in recent years is the rise of no-cost scheduled maintenance programs. Many people feel really anxious about taking their car in for service, and these deals help mitigate that somewhat. Obviously, it's not free for automakers to implement the offers, and ...

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    The List: The List Shorts #0365: Store A Car
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    In this installment of The List Shorts, host Patrick McIntyre demonstrates how to store a car. Whether you're keeping a classic under wraps, or winterizing your summer ride, learning the proper procedure for storing your car could save you some heartache when it comes time to pull off the ...

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    Official: Ford announces free brake pad offer if customers stop by dealers
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    These days, when you buy a new car, it's not unreasonable to expect a certain period of free maintenance to come along as well. Sometimes this is through the life of the warranty, in other cases a little less. But Ford Motor Company is going beyond those deals for at least one part of its cars. ...

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    Read This: Edmunds' long-term Tesla Model S has been wonderful, woeful
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    We generally don't report on other outlets' long-term model tests, but Edmunds just completed a 17-month ownership experience with a 2013 Tesla Model S. It's just too interesting not to share. The site bought a 2013 Model S Performance model for the added range of its 85-kilowatt-hour battery ...

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    Video: Florida shop will give you a new 'do and new duals
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    As we've established before, the waiting room at your local auto shop or dealership is awful. Like a simple automotive prison sentence, though, you're generally forced to hang out while the mechanics wrench on your stricken vehicle. How refreshing would it be, though, if you could knock out ...

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    Study: Even mechanics know service department advisors quote unrealistic repair times
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    "Hi, welcome to John Q. Dealer's Toyota. What's that, you need an oil change? Okay, that's only going to take all week." We've all been here. A simple procedure at the dealership turns into a day in a tiny room, with stale coffee, out-of-date magazines and daytime television surrounded by people ...

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    The List: The List Shorts #0255: Change a Tire
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    Our list of "1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die" includes countless aspirational, once-in-a-lifetime challenges, but that doesn't mean we're going to ignore the basics. "The List: Shorts" is a new subsection of The List that focuses on repairs, maintenance and attainable automotive fun – ...

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    Video: The good, the bad, the ugly of changing headlight bulbs
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    As cars becomes more sophisticated, it seems like they are increasingly becoming more complicated. Remember the days when you could just go to your local auto parts store to pick up a new headlight bulb and then replace the burned-out bulb in about a minute in the parking lot? Well, that may ...

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    Video: Watch Larry Kosilla resurrect the finish of this barn-find 1966 Porsche 912
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    Larry Kosilla, the founder of the Ammo NYC line of car cleaning products, has his own show YouTube's Drive network – we saw his work before when he gave a Ferrari 288 GTO a two-day detailing job. On this episode, Kosilla gets called in to do his best with a 1966 Porsche 912, a car that was ...

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    Study: Women pay higher car repair prices than men, but negotiate better
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    The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has found that uninformed women seeking automotive repairs end up paying more than men, yet they are more successful negotiators when it comes time to talking down a service price. The study, "Repairing the Damage: The Effect of Price ...

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    Study: East Coast states pay more for Check Engine light repairs
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    Has it seemed like the cost to keep your older car on the road has gone up? Well, we have good news (you're not going crazy) and bad news (repair costs are indeed going up all across the country). According to an annual study by CarMD, average repair costs have increased by 10 percent in 2012, ...

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