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Here’s How A Corvette Was Totaled Because Of One Inch Of Damage

When we think of a car being wrecked so badly that it’s effectively totaled, we tend to imagine pretty gruesome, mangled wrecks. What we don’t usually picture is an incident that left damage so small you could hide it with your thumb, but that’s exactly what happened to one deeply unlucky Corvette.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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People Just Don’t Use Fancy Luxury Car Tech If It’s Too Complicated

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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People Just Don’t Use Fancy Luxury Car Tech If It’s Too Complicated

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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One Of The First Automatic Transmissions Had A Creepy Name And Was Like Watching A Ghost Shift

Today, and, really, for a few decades now, having an automatic transmission is the boring option. But it’s important to remember that this wasn’t always the case. There was a time when automatic transmissions weren’t just exciting for technological reasons, but because there was some real drama to the whole process.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Quick Question: Do You Hate Start-Stop Technology On Cars?

Recently, in our holographic meeting room high atop the Jalopnik Spire, as I sat discussing important Jalopnik issues with the other shimmering, flickering holograms around me, I came to two startling realizations: a good number of my beloved co-workers harbor an intense dislike for start-stop technology, and,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Hondas And Acuras From 1999-2004 Had Their Clocks Fail On The 40th Anniversary Of Elvis’ Death

August 16 was the 40th anniversary of the death of America’s favorite jumpsuit aficionado, Elvis Presley. On that very same day, nearly every Honda or Acura vehicle built between 1999 and 2004 and fitted with a Nav system had their clocks fail to just displaying 0:00. Coincidence? You decide.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Mystery Cars Behind The First Two Lego Car Chassis Sets

We seem to be in a golden age of automotive Lego, with Lego having deals with a number of carmakers, including Porsche, McLaren, Ford, Ferrari—it’s possible Lego has more licenses with automakers than some suppliers that make actual car parts. That wasn’t always the case, though. Decades ago, Lego’s car-based sets had…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s The Deal With That White And Blue Crap On Your Car’s Battery Terminals

I’m sure anyone who’s ever jump-started a car, replaced a car battery, or built a small 12V DIY nipple-torture device has seen this: a powdery, white and blue and maybe sometimes green substance on battery terminals. What exactly is that crap? What causes it? Can you spread it on crackers and eat it? Let’s figure […]

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Here’s The Deal With That White And Blue Crap On Your Car’s Battery Terminals

I’m sure anyone who’s ever jump-started a car, replaced a car battery, or built a small 12V DIY nipple-torture device has seen this: a powdery, white and blue and maybe sometimes green substance on battery terminals. What exactly is that crap? What causes it? Can you spread it on crackers and eat it? Let’s figure […]

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Chinese Hackers Show How To Steal Your Car With $20 Of Hardware

I’ve never really been crazy about proximity keys, mostly because I’m a scatter-brained fool. The overall car industry loves them, though, and most new cars use these types of keyless entry systems. A team of Chinese researchers have figured out a very clever and cheap way to hack the passive keyless entry system and…Read more… […]

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