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Story and Photography by Jim Marotta I think we can all agree that the braking system is the most important safety device on any vehicle. Since people place such a high value on their car’s ability to slow and stop, it is smart to pay attention when they complain about the brakes. Let’s review the… Read more

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  Have you ever walked out of the store to a sea of clones in the parking lot, wondering why your Toyota Camry looks like a Honda Accord, which looks like a Nissan Altima, which looks like an Audi A4? If you remember the good old days of being able to spot the difference between… Read more

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  Up until 1900 in Massachusetts, there were no laws governing the rules of the roads for any type of traffic—carriages, wagons, pedestrians—especially for the burgeoning numbers of automobiles. Not only was it confusing, but a mix of so many modes of transportation was also quite dangerous. For example, the first auto-related death in the… Read more

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Even if you have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), as equipped on many newer vehicles, you should check your tire pressures regularly, at least monthly. Most tires lose one pound per square inch (PSI) per month, assuming the temperature does not fluctuate much. If temperatures drop, tire pressures also drop. Every 10 degrees Fahrenheit… Read more

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As you begin to perform maintenance on your car or truck, you might need to buy some more tools. Purchase your tools gradually, so that you gain the confidence to use the tools, realize their value, and determine your needs before buying more. To begin, you should have the following hand tools for basic vehicle… Read more