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Whoa, Chevy fans! Don’t get all riled up over that headline. F.O.R.D. has nothing to do with FORD cars. If you’re a regular reader of the OCC, you already know F.O.R.D. is my acronym for Found On Road Driving. Read more

During the past 11 years of presenting my local version of SEMA’s Take a Kid to a Car Show, at over 200 shows in all, I have seen but one REO automobile. That said, however, the marque was a rather successful brand in its early days. Read more

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Cruising down the road one day last week, I was minding my own business, and there it was – a strikingly beautiful 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 decked out in lipstick red and snow white. What was I to do? I couldn’t just drive on by without stopping, so I took a hard left to pay my respects to one of my favorite Oldsmobiles. Read more

The uninitiated might reasonably conclude that the very idea of taking a normal, perfectly functional family sedan and infusing it with more than 700 hp, a tire-smoking zero-to-60 talent in the 3’s, and an asphalt-shredding top speed of nearly 200 mph is nothing more than an unapologetic reason to raise hell. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Consumer preferences have changed drastically since the start of the pandemic, with travel being no exception. Thousands of Americans have opted out of airline tickets and hotel reservations in favor of RV rentals, a safer method of travel that allows for self-contained excursions wi… Read more

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been more than enough turmoil in the car market recently. The virtual shutdown of the industry this spring, in both sales and production of new vehicles, is causing profound effects that will last for months to come. As summer winds down, it is coming down to one major question: Is now a good time to buy, sell or trade-in a used car? Read more

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(NAPSI)—The U.S. auto industry estimates about 17 million cars are bought in the United States every year. If you’re hoping—or just dreaming—of buying one of them anytime soon, there are a few facts and stats that can make car shopping a better experience for you. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Automotive seat design has become a crucial consideration for automakers as consumers spend more time in their vehicles, and as interior comfort becomes a major competitive battleground. Every automaker is striving to put a special “signature” on seats, one that conveys their distinc… Read more

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(NAPSI)—Good news for caring car, truck and SUV owners: When you’re looking to keep the high-traffic floor areas in your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or Fiat vehicle as neat and clean as possible, Mopar—the service, parts, accessories and customer-care brand for all FCA vehicles—can have it covered. Read more

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(NAPSA)—It can be easy to shop for health insurance online when you work through a website that offers a way to contact licensed agents by phone or online chat such as www.eHealth.com.  Read more

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(NAPSA)—The world’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, the Lustgarten Foundation, is dedicated to curing this devastating disease—and you can help with a donation. To learn more about the condition and what you can do, visit www.lustgarten.org or call toll-free 866-789-1000. Read more

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(NAPSA)-Making a difference, saving lives, developing new skills, and being part of a close knit team are all reasons people become volunteer firefighters, said Steve Hirsch, volunteer firefighter and chair of the National Volunteer Fire Council. To find a nearby fire service volunteer oppor… Read more

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(NAPSI)—Following record-setting rainfall in many areas of the country, flooding has taken its toll on vehicles. It's important for those considering buying a used vehicle to be car care aware and check for signs of water intrusion or contamination, advises the nonprofit Car Care Council. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Automotive window films, or tint, offer a variety of benefits, such as reduced exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, a cooler interior by rejecting up to 55 percent of the sun’s heat, reduced glare and more safety for the occupants. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Proper RV maintenance is key to preventing frustrating equipment issues that can lead to expensive repairs. Before you hit the road this season, learn how to avoid the havoc the great outdoors can wreak on your RV. Read more