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Canadians Rely on Taxis to Avoid Strict Quarantine Regulations While Going Home

If you’re a Canadian person planning to fly out of the country, you might find yourself relying on taxis in order to get home without breaking the bank. That’s because Canada is still implementing strict quarantine regulations as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. These regulations specifically target folks flying home from abroad. According …
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The Microchips Are Down for Cars as the Shortage Continues

Although the world—and car sales—is starting to recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many problems still linger. And one of the biggest problems car companies are facing right now is a microchip shortage affecting everything from pickup trucks to muscle cars. But how widespread is this issue exactly? What caused it, and is it going …
Subaru plant in Japan shuts down for two weeks due to semiconductor chip shortage
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Subaru Plant Shuts Down as Chip Shortage Rages On

The COVID-19 pandemic has messed our world up in plenty of ways, some more obvious than others. The semiconductor chip shortage has been one of the sneaky ones. The supply chain has gotten kinked, and the backup is growing dire. In fact, the chip shortage has gotten so bad that a Subaru plant in Japan …
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Social-Distanced Valentine’s Day: Turn Your Car Into a Date Night Oasis

The world has changed since its last rotation around the sun. We are now starting to see the vast trickle-down effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses, such as car manufacturers, have taken the brunt of the hit. But holidays like Valentine’s Day aren’t the same, either. Getting creative for holidays is the new norm. So, …
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New Study Suggests There Is a Safer Way to Uber During COVID-19 Pandemic

The world has been forced to shift and adapt to the will of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Most of us are committed to taking the necessary precautions, like wearing a mask, social distancing, and keeping our hands clean. Although traveling is a risk, we have shifted from flying to driving, from hotel rooms to camper vans, …
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A Shocking Amount of People Died in Traffic During COVID-19 Lockdowns

One of the many effects of COVID-19 lockdowns is the drastic decrease in overall traffic across the U.S. While this may be a welcomed effect for daily commuters, it has created a very serious problem. Despite the COVID-19 lockdowns and fewer cars on the road, fatalities have increased significantly through 2020. According to Autoblog, risky …
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Why Is There No NASCAR Race This Sunday? – Season Recap

I’ll keep this short and sweet. There is no NASCAR race this Sunday. The NASCAR season is over. It ended last week. But, the Championship Postseason Awards Show is coming on November 18th. So, let’s discuss a quick recap of what has to be the most bizarre racing season in decades that has led us …
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Trucks & SUVs

Pickup Truck Sales Appear To Be Pandemic-Proof

Thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, millions across the U.S. are unemployed and scores of small businesses have had to permanently close. It hardly sounds like ideal conditions for vehicle sales to thrive or even survive, right? It turns out that people still need pickup trucks for work, even during a pandemic. Recently-released third-quarter truck sales numbers …
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Full-Time Boat Living Hits Snag With Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic shutdown began its clampdown regionally in late February to early March of this year. During that period, there was a lot of news about people on cruise ships being stuck onboard with no understanding of when they would be permitted to disembark. But the pandemic did not just affect the cruise ship …
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RV Enthusiasts Are Showing That 65 Is the Speed of Business

The dawn of the global COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on a lot of the business plans. Suddenly, business owners were no longer able to pop-in at client sites and schmooz with their customers, or potential customers. In fact, a lot of the frequent business travelers have had to adjust away from flying as readily …
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How Has the Pandemic Affected Motorcycle Sales?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everything in our world. Personally and publicly, people across the globe feel COVID’s weight daily. Many businesses are also feeling the weight of it due to their reliance on people to visit their business. Manufacturing, restaurants, and all events have taken significant hits, which might have led some to believe …
John Branscomb washes his car in the Barney Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC, on August 30, 2020.
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The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Car

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to isolate. Airplanes, trains, buses, ridesharing services, and cabs have become a more risky way to get around, leaving our personal automobiles the safest way to travel, as long as we keep your car clean. My wife and I live in NYC and after seven years of not keeping …
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Don’t Expect Car Dealerships to Completely Die Anytime Soon

In the age of COVID-19, a consensus is now built that things will never be the same as they were. Maybe this is an exaggeration, but places like car dealerships have taken a massive hit as a result of quarantine. How have these businesses survived to keep themselves above water? It has not been an …
2021 Bronco R Prototype Baja 1000 | Ford-001
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Is the 2020 Baja 1000 Canceled?

The Baja 1000 is an incredible test of skill, strength, and endurance of both a vehicle and a driver or rider. It takes all the grit you’ve got just to finish. But this year has been a weird year for all of us, to say the least. Many of our favorite and most looked-forward to …
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Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Cars Are Better for Drive-Ins

Two popular topics during the global COVID-19 pandemic have been electric cars and the resurgence of the drive-in movie experience. VW says that electric cars are “more inevitable” and Walmart is converting many of its locations into drive-in movie spots. Interestingly, both of these topics go hand-in-hand.  Lockdown means time to learn about electric cars …
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Hertz Bankruptcy Saga Continues

Back in May Hertz, the rental car giant, announced bankruptcy. The move was largely attributed to the global COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, people stopped traveling. Consequently, fewer people rented cars. We have covered before how we anticipated that the bankruptcy meant many of Hertz’s cars were going to invade the used car market …
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New Touchless Infotainment System Is Driven by Eyesight and Gestures

COVID-19 has affected the way designers create the interior of a car. Designers understand that a vehicle can be an oasis of tranquility, but it can also harbor plenty of germs. So, new filtration systems and materials have been looked at to limit germ transfer. Now, Jaguar Land Rover, has announced that it has developed a contactless …
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Ford May Run Out of Engines

The automotive industry is huge. It extends beyond the big-name manufacturers and into the supply chain network that is scattered throughout the globe. Ford is one of those big-name manufacturers, and when COVID-19 started to impact the overseas suppliers, it also affected the Ford plants here in the United States. In essence, it is this …