How EV Friendly is Minnesota? Owners Share their Experiences.
While most would consider Minnesota to be a very green state. We are seeing more and more charging spots popping up all over the metro. Before making a major investment, there is one thing many prospective buyers want to know, how do how do electric cars handle frigid temps and snow?
John Deere Announces Layoffs of UAW Workers at Illinois Plant.
John Deere Harvester Works, located at 1100 13TH Ave, East Moline, IL, has announced a significant layoff that will impact hundreds of its employees. The agricultural behemoth informed approximately 225 production employees that they would face an indefinite layoff starting from October 16, 2023. This decision was communicated to the employees during meetings led by the factory leadership.
Massive Layoffs: Texas Car Dealership Goes bankrupt and Closes all locations.
Off Lease LLC, a subsidiary of the renowned used vehicle dealer Off Lease Only LLC has declared its intention to permanently close its operations in Katy, Texas, Laying off 116 employees due to mounting financial difficulties. This announcement comes shortly after the parent company's decision to shut down its Florida operations, Laying off 466 of its employees in Florida and highlighting the broader challenges faced by the automotive retail industry.
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Satire: Do You Have These Auto Accessories?
Not all of these things are high tech. As I’ve said before, I’m not a car guy. I just like a vehicle that is reliable, easy to drive, and if possible, as satellite radio. Both of my vehicles have all of those things. But one of my vehicles, a 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a feature I was unaware of until recently. Seat warmers. And they felt good on a cold night.
How to Choose the Perfect Car for Your Teen Driver + Top Picks Under $20K
If you’re a parent of young children, buying a car for your child when they get their license may seem centuries away. However, the day will sneak up on you, and when it finally arrives, you’ll need to be ready.
Can The Florida Turnpike Become Safer?
The Florida Turnpike has become increasingly dangerous for car accidents, with a high volume of traffic and various factors contributing to the risks on the road. However, there are several things we can all do to make driving on the Turnpike safer.
Michigan Gas Prices on the Rise
If there is one thing that preoccupies the minds of Michigan drivers it is gas prices. For the last few weeks the Mitten State has seen prices dropping but things are starting to change.
Masked Vigilante Group Is Freeing Booted Cars All Over Atlanta
In Atlanta, a group known as the "Boot Girls" has gained attention for their mission to remove wheel boots from cars in the city. These metal wheel boots, which immobilize vehicles, have sparked frustration among some Atlanta residents who have found ways to circumvent them. According to ABC News, the Boot Girls, donning balaclavas and equipped with a boot key acquired from a manufacturer, offer boot removal services for $50 each, taking orders through referrals via text and Instagram.
Car Smashes Into Same Dollar Tree Twice in Three Months
A car has been driven through the same Dollar Tree in Williamston twice in the past three months. The first occurrence was on June 12, and it has happened again today around noon. The reasoning behind the first time was that somehow the accelerator got stuck when she was backing up accoring to the reports. The driver then crossed over a grassy median between the two businesses and crashed through the Dollar Tree window. There are no reports as to what exactly caused today's incident. Thankfully, there were no injuries other than the building, which is going to have to replace its storefront again. The repairs from the last incident were finally finished up about two weeks ago; tough time to be a Dollar Tree storefront.
Brazenly: Thieves in Wichita stealing catalytic converters openly without fear of capture
(WICHITA, Kans.) LMN - In a recent post in Nextdoor, Joseph Fuller writes, "Dude's back again . . . he's cutting catalytic converters in cars parked in streets." This crime has been going on for a long time all over the country and Wichita has a very active group of thieves who seem to specialize in this sort of theft. It only takes two or three minutes to steal the prize. And most get away easily. They are brazen and bold --- stealing any time of day or night, in the open.
Auto Strike Could Be Felt Nationwide
An extended walkout by the United Auto Workers in a contract dispute could raise car prices and affect jobs at the companies’ suppliers. A U.A.W. strike against one or more of Detroit’s Big Three — Ford Motor, General Motors and Stellantis, which owns Chrysler, Jeep and Ram — is likely to quickly affect the U.S. economy, particularly in the Midwest. And a prolonged strike, by crimping the availability of new vehicles, could lead to soaring car prices. The combination of slower growth and higher prices could complicate matters for the Federal Reserve, which has sought to bring down inflation while maintaining job growth.
Honda vs. Toyota: Which is Your Best Option for a Family Car?
Are you shopping for a new family car? Honda and Toyota are both popular choices, since they’re known for their reliability, safety, and comfort, making it difficult to choose between them. Either one of these options is suitable for most families. With that said, both brands have their own strengths and weaknesses that may affect your final decision.
5 Ways You Can You Make Money With Your Car (Even if It's Older)
If you have an older car, you might not think it’s worth much. Its value on the used car market may not be a lot, but what if there was a way to earn money using an older vehicle? Believe it or not, there is. Let’s talk about how you can make money with your car, even if it’s no longer “new.”
Adults Who "Overthink" A Puzzle Created For Children Of Six Are Entirely Baffled By It
In a tweet that has since leaked, people can be seen scrambling to solve a puzzle meant for six-year-olds. Can you solve it in under 20 seconds?. We all like to believe that we are smarter than a six-year-old, don't we? Despite this, a kid-friendly puzzle gets adults scratching their heads and wondering how in the world kids are supposed to solve it when grownups can't figure it out.
Motor Werks Cadillac Moves to New Location in Barrington
BARRINGTON, IL (News Wave) - Motor Werks Cadillac, a member of one of the largest luxury auto groups in the country, has announced their recent move from their long-term home in downtown Barrington to a brand-new facility at 18 East Dundee Road in Barrington.
Massive Layoffs: Florida Car Dealership Goes bankrupt and Closes all locations.
Off Lease Only LLC, a prominent used vehicle dealer, has announced its decision to permanently shut down its business operations due to unforeseen financial challenges. The company cited drastic shifts in the automotive retail sector over recent years as a significant factor behind this decision. The automotive industry has witnessed considerable changes, with independent used vehicle dealers facing intense competitive pressures. Off Lease Only LLC has been particularly affected by the current supply chain disruptions, which have led to a shortage of inventory and skyrocketing prices. The combination of high prices and increasing interest rates has further strained the market, resulting in reduced consumer demand and affordability.
Trump Vows to End EV’s in Michigan
Former President, while facing federal and state indictments, is starting to pick up his campaign to return to the Whitehouse. The former chief executive made a speech in Michigan vowing to end electric vehicles in Michigan and the nation as a whole. Trump reiterated that President Biden is not doing enough for the auto industry and that a continued Biden presidency will leave the car industry in a precarious place. In a speech Sunday the former real estate magnate claimed, "Biden is a catastrophe for Michigan and his environmental extremism is heartless and disloyal and horrible for the American worker and you’re starting to see it.”
Crafty Car Owner 3D Prints a Lamborghini Aventador in His Basement For $36K
The Lamborghini brand has become a universal symbol of luxury. It's smooth lines and $700K+ price tag screams abundant wealth. But, what if you didn't need to be wealthy to become the owner of your dream car? What if you just had to be tech-savvy?