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  • Murano excels with comfortable, practical interior

    If seating comfort is your gauge for judging a set of wheels, then your ship has come in with Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats. There are four of these NAS ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Trust matters when things do go as planned

    It pays to work with an auto shop you know and trust. Douglas Automotive recently came across a pec ...
    May 26, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • HID headlights

    Have you driven lately and thought an oncoming driver had their brights on? You flash yours to have them shut theirs off, but they don’t reciprocate, ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:34 am
  • Check your tires before any road trip

    Gas prices have remained relatively low and summer is right around the corner. You know what that m ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • Air blend motor fails

    Something that most automobile owners haven’t had to deal with repairing is the air blend motor. Unfortunately, air blend motors do fail from time to ...
    May 23, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • 2016 cruise night, car show schedule for McHenry County area

    Here is the 2016 cruise night and car show schedule, which every car lover in McHenry County has been asking me for since Jan. 1. I have tried to high ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Hands-free driving: safe or not?

    Many people believe that hands-free driving is also safe driving. Sadly, they couldn’t be more wron ...
    May 12, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • Lexus NX strays from the pack with striking results

    We should have seen it coming. When the newest Lexus SUV hit the market last year, its striking design signaled the way for the new crop of RX models ...
    May 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Quiz: What type of car you should drive

    May 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Mazda 6 forfeits nothing with new upscale interior

    Many consumers are asking for less zoom and more fuel-stretching in their automobiles, and Mazda has answered that call with its midsize sedan tuned f ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Emissions testing

    Quick question, “When are you due for emissions testing?” If you answered, “I don’t know. I haven’t ...
    April 19, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Automakers say electrics, hybrids no longer just gas-sippers

    When Toyota aired a Super Bowl ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto indu ...
    April 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Collector car driving season is almost here

    Spring officially arrived March 20, but this seems to be one of those years that old man winter just doesn’t seem to want to leave.
    April 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Large 2016 Yukon XL Denali adds soft touch

    The era of big SUVs seems to be back in vogue with more technical and safety refinements to ease the ride. And with lower gas prices, many consumers a ...
    April 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • When to change your car battery

    There’s never a good time for your car’s battery to die. Of course, on the side of the highway in ...
    April 5, 2016 - 7:17 am
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