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HID vs. LED Headlights: Which is Superior?
Wondering which bulb type comes out on top in the HID vs. LED headlight debate? We answer your question and explain why, over time, LEDs are the better choice for most drivers in the long run.
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
Ford’s Answer to the Hummer Was an Insane V10 SUV Based on Its Heavy Duty Trucks
The 2000-2005 Ford Excursion is no minivan. The biggest SUV on the block only lasted a single generation, but is it possible it could make a comeback?
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
The 2020 BMW M8 Was Big on Power But Small on Fuel Economy
The 2020 BMW M8 offers prestigious craftsmanship and excellent driver assistance technology. Its fuel efficiency, however, requires quite a compromise.
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
Is the GMC AT4 Package Worth It?
The GMC AT4 is a pricey, but rugged, package that GMC is offering for the Yukon, Sierra, and Canyon. Discover whether the AT4 is worth the extra cash, and what it brings to the table for prospective buyers.
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
Top 4 Cars from 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Season 1
Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ finds the perfect balance between classic car lore and hilarious dialogue between some of the biggest names in comedy. From the Porsche 356 police car to the 1952 Volkswagen “Zwitter'' Beetle, we’ve selected four of our favorite rides from the show’s first season.
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
Hyundai Is Hiding Many Ioniq 6 Details, but Here’s What We Know
The stylish, ultramodern Ioniq 6 sedan is almost here. What can we expect for charge and performance? And how will this new model compare to the Ioniq 5?
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
The 1969 Corvette Could Be Best Described in One Word: Smooth
The 1969 Corvette was a combination of beauty, power, and technological innovation for the time.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
Toyota Is Finally Giving the 2022 Supra What It Deserves
In a surprising move, Toyota has finally caved in and done what fans have been begging for—the 2022 Supra is getting a 6-speed manual transmission. To hell with practicality; this stick-shift throws caution to the wind.
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Jerry
Feb 13, 2022
Why Are There So Many Car Commercials During the Super Bowl?
Why is the Super Bowl synonymous with commercials, and why are car companies so interested in this advertising opportunity?
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Jerry
Feb 20, 2022
A Look at the GMC Monster Truck You Never Knew You Needed
Even though the GMC TopKick has been out of production for over 10 years, it's still wildly popular. Find out why this GMC truck continues to turn heads.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
The McMurty Spéirling Is a Real Life Batmobile
The McMurty Spéirling is an EV like no other, and it looks set to smash track speed records.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
Is the Rivian Amazon Van Going to Be Replaced?
Amazon ordered 100,000 Rivian electric trucks but has also ordered similar trucks from Stellantis.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
All About the First Electric Rolls-Royce Coming in 2023
Rolls Royce has been slow to get into the EV market, but it might make waves with the upcoming Spectre.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Car Lovers
This Valentine’s Day gift guide is perfect for the car lovers in your life.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
The 2022 Infiniti QX80 May Not Be the Best Luxury SUV: Here's Why
The Infiniti QX80 appears to be an enticing option as a luxury SUV, but a closer look shows that there may be far better choices.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
Toyota Tried To Tease a New SUV but Fans Sniffed It Out Quick
In a recent post to Twitter and other social media, Toyota teased a rear-end view of its new SUV, hoping to generate excitement. But fans quickly realized it could be none other than the 2023 Sequoia.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
Was the Hyundai Tiburon Really the Worst Sports Car Ever?
The Hyundai Tiburon was never in the running for the best sports coupe ever. But a few money-saving attributes keep it from qualifying for last place.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
What Cars Shaped the Auto Industry the Most?
We’ve come a long way since the first car was invented. What makes and models are most responsible for getting us here?
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
Remembering the Iconic Ford Ranchero
The Ranchero appeared to be an odd cross between a pickup truck and sedan, but it has stood the test of time.
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Jerry
Feb 12, 2022
Sony Has Unveiled Its EV—And You Can Game on The Go
Sony unveiled its newest car, the Vision S-02. This car provides a full entertainment experience for riders with its technology integrated with Sony’s consoles and technology.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
3 Best Booster Car Seats
Finding the right booster car seat for your child is important. These three options will keep your young one safe and happy.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
GMC Teases New 2023 Sierra EV
The details are vague on the Sierra EV, but there are some promising signs for what should be an interesting truck.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
2023 Subaru Solterra EV: A True Electric Off-Road Vehicle
Like all its SUVs and crossovers, Subaru’s first fully electric model will come standard with AWD. How will that position the 2023 Solterra in the growing EV market?
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
How Do Tesla Door Handles Work?
Tesla’s flush door handles are show stoppers, but they’ve proven to be quite a headache for the company. Why are they so controversial?
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
Joe Biden Went Out of His Way to Not Give Credit to Tesla and Elon Musk Wasn’t Happy
The spat between President Joe Biden and Elon Musk continues with yet another snub. Was the Tesla CEO strategically left out of Joe Biden’s EV round table with industry-leading CEOs?
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
10 Inspiring Horizontal Fence Ideas
You’ve heard about the lateral fence trend and you’re ready to take the next step. Check out these inspiring horizontal fence design ideas.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
Comparative Negligence in North Carolina
Under North Carolina’s contributory negligence law, you cannot collect damages for a car accident if you’re found even 1% at fault.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
Comparative Negligence in New Hampshire
Under New Hampshire’s comparative negligence law, you can collect damages from a car accident unless you’re more than 51% at fault.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
What Does LA Rams Quarterback Matthew Stafford Drive?
LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has a car collection worth over $4 million.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022
Comparative Negligence in New Jersey
With New Jersey’s comparative negligence law, you may collect damages from an accident unless you’re 51% at fault.
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Jerry
Feb 11, 2022

All Questions on Homeownership

How to get the best signal from your router?
I recently moved into a new apartment and I’m not sure whether it's the building, the area of the city, or what, but my WiFi signal is super weak! It goes without saying that I'm totally frustrated by this and need a solution! My question to you is: how do I get the best signal from my router?
Mary Cahill
May 20, 2022
How do you keep the weeds out of your garden?
I love gardening but can’t stop weeds from getting in the way. How do I keep weeds from taking over my garden?
Rob Shapiro
Jun 03, 2022
What plants will keep cats out of the garden?
I love cats, but I don’t love how much they love my garden. Are there plants that can discourage cats from getting into my garden?
Rob Shapiro
Jun 02, 2022
How do I keep possums out of the garden?
I want to protect my garden from possums. How can I keep possums from tearing up my garden?
Rob Shapiro
Jun 02, 2022
What can I use to keep cats out of the garden?
My neighbor has three cats that are always roaming around my backyard. I don’t mind them being there, but I do mind them crushing the plants in my garden—help! How do I keep them out?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep snails out of the garden?
With the weather getting warmer, I’ve noticed a massive population of snails in my garden. My garden last year was destroyed by them, and I don’t want the same thing to happen again this year! How do I get rid of them and prevent them from coming back?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep birds out of the garden?
I’ve just planted all my vegetables in the garden, and every time I look out the window, birds are digging through it! How do I get rid of them?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep dogs out of the garden?
My family has just adopted a one-year-old dog, and she keeps running through my gardens and peeing on everything! I’ve found several plants squished and I don’t want the entire garden destroyed. How can I keep her out?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep ants out of the garden?
I’ve been working hard on getting my garden ready to plant this year, but I keep finding loads of ants! How do I get rid of them?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep raccoons out of the garden?
I’ve had raccoons picking through my trash several times before, but recently I noticed they had gotten into my garden and eaten some of my vegetable plants! How do I keep them out?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep snakes out of the garden?
I came across a reasonably large snake in my garden last year, and it was a little too close for comfort. With the weather getting warmer, I’m worried that it will happen again! How do I keep snakes away from my gardens?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep groundhogs out of the garden?
Yesterday, I looked out to see a groundhog eating my tomato plant! Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed big holes in my lawn and garden, and I wasn’t sure what it was from. What can I do to keep them out of my yard and gardens?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep slugs out of the garden?
I’ve noticed some of my plants have chew marks, but I can’t figure out what’s eating them. Except I was checking out my plants the other day and found a slug—I think it’s the culprit! How do I get rid of them?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep chipmunks out of the garden?
My daughter has been feeding a few chipmunks that visit our house, but I’ve noticed that recently they’ve been chewing up my plants! How do I keep them out of my gardens?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep deer out of the garden?
My house backs onto a large forested area, and I keep seeing deer munching on my plants in the morning! How do I keep them out of my gardens?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep chickens out of the garden?
My husband and I live on 10 acres, and we’ve just finished planting our summer garden. We have 25 chickens that roam the area near the house, and we don’t want them digging through the garden—how do we keep them out?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep rabbits out of the garden?
I’ve gotten into gardening the last couple of years, and I planted a massive veggie garden in hopes of growing a bunch of my food! However, every morning I find the lettuce has been nibbled on—it’s incredibly frustrating. How do I keep rabbits out of my garden?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
How can I keep squirrels out of the garden?
I’m getting into sustainable living and have been researching growing vegetables. I’ve just planted a bunch of vegetables and herbs in my garden, but I keep seeing squirrels digging in the dirt! How do I keep them out?
Andrea Barrett
Jun 03, 2022
What Should I Do If A Tree Is Blocking My Driveway?
So, I’m not really sure what to do. I came outside this morning, and a fallen tree was blocking my driveway. Not a branch, a whole tree. I couldn’t get my car out, so I just called in sick to work. Who can I call to get this thing out of here?
Patrick Price
Aug 10, 2022
How much does it cost to hire a realtor?
My husband and I are in the process of trying to sell our home, but we’re not really getting anywhere. We don’t have the extra time to focus on it, and neither of us knows much about selling houses. We’re thinking of hiring a realtor if it’s not too expensive. How much does hiring a realtor cost?
Patrick Price
Aug 11, 2022
Can a neighbor stop my extension?
I’ve been planning an extension for my house that’s going to reach into my backyard. I’m just about to get ready to start the project, but now my neighbor is freaking out and saying it will ruin her view. Could my neighbor stop an extension?
Patrick Price
Aug 11, 2022
Can a landlord claim a new boiler?
I just had to replace the boiler in my building. Those things aren’t cheap. And, since a busted boiler constitutes an emergency, I had to pay extra for the rushed installation. Could I claim a new boiler on my taxes?
Patrick Price
Aug 11, 2022
Which type of contract liquidates an estate?
My siblings and I are trying to figure out how we can divide up our dad’s estate, which he left to all of us. We all live in different areas and have kids of our own now, so we figured the easiest thing to do is liquidate everything and split the money evenly. Which type of contract would liquidate an estate?
Patrick Price
Aug 11, 2022
What size home does a 5-ton heat pump split system work for?
I was talking to a sales rep for this heat pump split system, and they recommended I go with a 5-ton option for my house. That seems like a lot to me! What size home does a 5-ton heat pump split system work for?
Melanie Mergen
Aug 11, 2022

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