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Oil Companies Seeing Record Profits Amid Global Turmoil
While motorists pay ridiculous prices at the gas pump, Shell rakes in record profits. Should oil companies be ridiculed for trying to maximize profits or is this just good business?
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Jerry
May 18, 2022
Gentle Reminder: Don't Put Gasoline in a Plastic Bag
Gas shortages occasionally evoke strange behavior from worried drivers. Putting gas in a plastic bag is a bad idea.
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Jerry
May 16, 2022
Oil Companies Are Being Questioned For Insane Gas Prices
Oil executives were questioned by the government as to why gas prices are so high, companies cited multiple reasons for this from high demand to the Ukraine war.
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Jerry
May 14, 2022
You’ll Pay Over $100 To Fill the Tank of These Gas-Guzzling SUVs
SUVs with high-capacity tanks could cost drivers upwards of $100 to fill up as gas prices climb over the $4 per gallon mark.
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Jerry
May 12, 2022
The CEO of Rivian Has a Bleak Warning Sign for the EV Industry
Rivian’s CEO warns that a battery shortage could muck up many automakers’ plans for an EV-centric future.
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Jerry
May 04, 2022
Biden Will Resort to Using U.S. Oil Reserves to Help Keep Gas Prices Down
President Biden is opening U.S. petroleum reserves to help us rely less on other countries for fuel and cut down gas prices.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
Music Can Have a Surprising Impact on Your Driving
Some music has an interesting effect on how you drive—like how fast you go or how much attention you pay to the road.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
Tesla Just Made EV Ownership a Little Harder
Tesla just made EV ownership more of a hassle by not including mobile chargers with the purchase of its new vehicles.
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Jerry
May 03, 2022
Government Is Loosening Its Grip on Ethanol Regulations To Help Gas Prices
The Biden Administration is issuing an emergency waiver on the use of E15 gasoline to help lower gas prices.
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Jerry
Apr 30, 2022
Man Parlays Viral TikTok Videos Into New Car Detailing Business
TikTok has been known to skyrocket many creators into fame and celebrity—but what about into a business? One man managed to translate a viral video into a new detailing business.
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Jerry
Apr 24, 2022
The Most Common Tesla Model 3 Complaints
People rave about their Teslas, but they aren’t exactly perfect. What problems and complaints reveal themselves after a few years of ownership?
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Jerry
Apr 24, 2022
Why Suspending Gas Taxes Might Be Bad for the Nation’s Infrastructure
Suspending the federal gas tax could hurt the economy—and motorists—more than it helps in the long run.
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Jerry
Apr 22, 2022
Now There's an Idea: EU Encourages Lowering Tolls for EV Drivers
Tolls will soon be lower for EV owners throughout the whole European Union. Where are toll rates at for electric vehicles in the U.S.?
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Jerry
Apr 22, 2022
Some States Have Implemented ‘Gas Tax Holidays’ to Give Residents Some Relief at the Pump
Some states have suspended their state gas taxes. But is it enough—and is it a good idea?
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Jerry
Apr 15, 2022
Are There Hidden Costs of Owning an Electric Car?
We are in the midst of an exciting electric vehicle revolution. While going green is an aspiring goal, owners should also consider the hidden costs of electric cars.
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Jerry
Apr 10, 2022
California's Governor Plans To Help Driving Californians Out With Rising Gas Prices
California Governor Gavin Newsom plans on sending out $400 debit cards to help Californian residents with rising fuel costs.
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Jerry
Apr 08, 2022
The Lack of New and Used Cars Is Causing Steep Increases in Car Repairs
With a continual shortage of new and used vehicles, car repairs are going up in frequency and cost. Learn more about why drivers are choosing to keep aging vehicles that may suffer from declining internal components.
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Jerry
Mar 28, 2022
When Will Gas Prices Go Down?
Gas prices are skyrocketing, but drivers shouldn’t expect them to go down anytime soon.
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Jerry
Mar 28, 2022
Rising Gas Prices Are Driving an Increase in Fuel Theft
An increase in gas prices has led to a rash of fuel thefts from vehicles. How can you prevent it?
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Jerry
Mar 21, 2022
Are Gas Prices Rising Because of the War in Ukraine?
Gas prices are spiking at the pump. Is it all because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, or is something else to blame?
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Jerry
Mar 14, 2022
Picking High-Quality Gas for Your Car Matters More Than You Think
Data from AAA shows that what you put in your gas tank may matter more than you originally thought.
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Jerry
Mar 12, 2022
You Can Buy a Mattress Custom Fit To Fit Your Car
Many of us enjoy getting back to the great outdoors for a camping trip or road trip. Luckily, camp gear company Luno offers a custom solution to the questionable comfort of sleeping in the back seat.
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Jerry
Mar 09, 2022
Are Airless Car Tires the Future?
Airless car tires, despite their futuristic look, have been around for a while. Airless tires have been successfully used on off-road vehicles, but for the first time they are being designed for passenger vehicles.
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Jerry
Mar 06, 2022
Adorable Little Pests Are Wreaking Havoc on Cars in Germany
Martens are cute German pests that chew up your car wires and can lead to serious engine damage. How much damage can these little pests really be causing?
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Jerry
Feb 24, 2022
Could Your Car Paint Be an Energy Saver?
Everybody has their favorite car color. But a new paint could have you changing your mind for a reason you didn’t expect.
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Jerry
Feb 22, 2022
What Are the Best Movie Cars of All Time?
Some cars are as big a part of a movie as the actors. But what cars from movies are the best of all time?
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Jerry
Feb 19, 2022
What to Bring on a Road Trip to Make It a Success
Road trips can be a fun way to make a weekend more memorable. What should bring along to stop it from becoming a disaster?
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Jerry
Feb 15, 2022
When Does the New Season of ‘F1: Drive to Survive’ Start?
'F1: Drive to Survive' is one of the most entertaining documentary series on Netflix. Find out when you can stream season 4.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Podcasts For Overlander Fans
Thinking of becoming an overlander? These podcasts can help prep you for adventure and inspire your next trip off-road.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Podcasts Everyone Can Enjoy
Podcasts can often get stuck in topic-specific jargon and banter only interesting to the most avid fans of the genre. What are some good car podcasts for beginners?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Ownership

Can you tell me how to remove a car from my Uber account?
I just switched vehicles with my wife, and my old car is still on my profile. How do I remove a car from my Uber account?
Matthew Macgugan
Nov 16, 2021
How do I download City Car Driving 2.2.7?
I’ve read that there’s a free version of City Car Driving and I’m a huge fan of the game. What do I need to do to download City Car Driving 2.2.7?
Eric Schad
Mar 22, 2022
How much is it if my car got towed?
I’ve been losing my mind looking for parking ever since they built a new shopping plaza near my house. I’ve been considering parking in a towaway zone—I see people doing it all the time now. But how much would it cost if my car got towed?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 16, 2021
How does a car starter work?
My mechanic told me my car starter isn’t working. That sounds bad. What does a car starter do? How does it work?
Lauren Smith
Oct 26, 2021
How long is a car inspection good for in Texas?
I recently moved to Texas, and I'm so confused by vehicle inspections. How long is an inspection good for here?
Liz Jenson
Nov 16, 2021
What does it mean to reaffirm a car loan?
I'm going into bankruptcy and my attorney told me I may need to reaffirm my car loan. I'm really not sure what this means, though, or even where to start. What is reaffirming a car loan, and how do I do it?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021
How much does a duplicate car key cost?
I want to get my son a key for our Toyota Corolla, so we don’t have to share anymore. How much would it cost to get a duplicate key?
Will Baldwin
Nov 24, 2021
How do you delete Bluetooth devices from your 2017 Honda Civic?
I really want to take care of my car, so I’d like to start by getting some of the smaller details in order. What’s the best way for me to delete unwanted Bluetooth devices from my 2017 Honda Civic?
Joshua Levy
Dec 17, 2021
How do you get soda out of a car seat?
What’s the best way to get soda out of a car seat? I have cloth seats and I spilled some soda, so I’m worried it’ll stain.
Liz Jenson
Nov 16, 2021
How do I check for recalls on my Honda?
How do I know if my Honda has a recall? My mom and I both drive Hondas, but they are different years and models. She recently had a recall on her car. Now I’m wondering if there’s a recall on mine.
Phoebe Mah
Dec 10, 2021
How can I find out the cost of a car insurance claim?
I am new to driving and car insurance. I’m worried about what to do if I get into an accident and need to repair my car. How would I find out the cost of my insurance claim?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 11, 2021
What do I need to do after I pay off a car loan?
I'm going to pay off my car loan next month. Is there anything I need to do afterward?
Eric Schad
Nov 24, 2021
Why does my car overheat when idling?
The past few days I’ve noticed that my engine starts overheating whenever I’m idling. I don’t know if it’s just my car’s thermostat being weird because the temperature goes back down when I accelerate. What would cause my car to overheat only when it’s idling?
Patrick Price
Mar 25, 2022
How do I fix a detached car window?
I tried to roll up my window today, and the glass didn’t move at all. I can still hear the car window motor running, so I think I need to reattach it to the mechanism. What should I do to fix a detached car window?
Eric Schad
Nov 08, 2021
How do you transfer car insurance and loans during a divorce?
My wife and I are getting divorced soon, and I want to transfer the loan title and car insurance to her. What are my options?
Sophie Newman
Aug 09, 2021
How can you tell if your car is insured?
Is there a way to tell whether or not your car is insured? My uncle gave me one of his old cars and I'd love to drive it! The only problem is, I don't know if it's insured or not.
Joshua Levy
Oct 18, 2021
How do you remove saltwater stains from your car seats?
We were bringing home a pet fish for my son yesterday and spilled some of the water from the tank on our car seats. Normally it wouldn’t be an issue, but the water was saltwater. How do I remove the stain it left behind?
Will Baldwin
Oct 29, 2021
How do you equip a car in Car Dealership Tycoon Roblox?
How do you spawn and drive a car in Roblox Car Dealership Tycoon? I just started playing and I can’t figure out how to get a car, but since they’re so important to the game I know there has to be a way for me to drive one.
Liz Jenson
Mar 22, 2022
How can I fix a broken car seat?
I was helping a friend move and his dog chewed through and destroyed my seat. How can I fix a broken car seat?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 11, 2021
Can I get out of a car loan after a repossession?
My lender repossessed my car, but I still have a loan balance of $1,700. Can I get out of this loan? Or do I still have to pay it off even though I don't have the car anymore?
Eric Schad
Dec 10, 2021
How do I change the cabin air filter in a 2012 Honda Accord?
I’ve had this car for six years and I haven’t changed the cabin air filter yet. I think it’s time—I don’t want a smelly AC. What's the best way to change the cabin filter in my 2012 Accord?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 22, 2021
How can you tell if your car needs alignment?
My steering has felt a little off lately when I travel at highway speeds. How can you tell if your car needs alignment?
Matthew Macgugan
Nov 01, 2021
How long does a typical car safety inspection take?
I need to get a car safety inspection to get a registration for the car I bought. How long does a typical car safety inspection take?
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
How do you program a 2003 Honda Civic remote?
What do I need to do to program my 2003 Honda Civic remote? I’m not sure how to make it work, but it would be really convenient if it did! I usually have to carry my son out to the car, so it’s hard to unlock the door with him in my arms.
Liz Jenson
Jan 03, 2022
How can I find a car I previously owned?
I had a classic car in high school, but had to sell it to make some money for college. I got a great job out of school and now have the money to afford it. How do I find it to try and buy it back?
Will Baldwin
Nov 01, 2021
Does electrical tape take paint off cars?
I have to use some electrical tape to fix something on my car temporarily. Sometimes tape can pull off the paint but will electrical tape take the paint off cars?
Marlee John
Mar 21, 2022
What can I do to protect my car engine during the winter?
I just bought a new car, and oddly enough, I have to move to Alaska for a year for work. How can I protect my car's engine during the harsh Alaskan winter?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
How quickly can I pay off my car loan?
I’ve been paying off a 72-month car loan, but my monthly payments are pretty low. I want to pay off the loan sooner than scheduled, but how quickly can I pay off my car loan?
Jack Walsh
Dec 08, 2021
What size are my windshield wipers
The wipers on my Honda CR-V are really hard and cracking, so I need to replace them. This is the first car I’ve owned. How can I figure out what size my windshield wipers are?
Rachel Rigolino
Mar 25, 2022
What does it mean when your car loan matures?
I received a note in the mail that says my car loan matures in six months. This is my first-ever car loan, and I have no idea what this means. Could you explain it? What does it mean for your car loan to mature?
Eric Schad
Oct 19, 2021

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