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Get Smart: new features can make you a safer driver
Yes, I know.  Every time I talk about the innovative electronic features that auto and truck makers are putting into their vehicles, you tell me that you are already smartest, safest drivers out there.  But, if a new vehicle is in your future — especially a new truck —... Read more
Spring is Here – Time for a Trailer Check
Spring is a time of budding flowers, singing birds, and… busted trailers. That boat trailer may have been sitting for months on end, and the list of problems that could crop up the next time you hit the road is practically endless. Nine times out of 10, however, your... Read more
2015 Ford Super Duty boasts best-in-class horsepower, torque and tow capacity
Imagine, if you will, a sportsman’s world without Ford Super Duty trucks.  Since they account for more than half of the big, bad truck category, there would be an equally big hole in the market.  That is not going to happen, of course.  Ford is completely committed to Super... Read more
Earlier this week in Dallas I had a chance to climb into and around Ford’s 2015 F-150.  My first impression is that this is a worthy successor to the iconic trucks that have preceded it, making the F-150 the best selling vehicle in the country.  I haven’t driven it... Read more
A software problem that can cause engine fires has prompted a voluntary recall of GM’s recently introduced Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Eight fires with no reported injuries have occurred, prompting the company’s action.  It appears that the overheating of the exhaust system on these trucks is linked... Read more
The pattern is so distinctive that even non-hunters readily recognize it.  Mossy Oak is America’s best known camouflage brand.  It speaks to the outdoors and was introduced as a vehicle theme by Ram Brand in 2011.  Now, it has returned to the lineup after a one-year hiatus and has... Read more
Michelin North America is recalling Michelin LTX M/X tires for tread separation problems which can lead to rapid air loss resulting in possible loss of vehicle control and increased risk of a crash. The tires in question were produced from January 10, 2010 and June 23, 2012 and were... Read more
It’s always ugly when a manufacturer has to issue a recall, but the one issued Friday by Chrysler is both large and somewhat confusing.  Encompassing about 1.2-million vehicles, about 453,000 are actually affected, but the company is taking no chances that any will be overlooked when they are repaired.... Read more