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Time for a New and Better Vehicle?

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565

One month into spring and in parts of Canada, snow tires are or will be any day now back under wraps. It’s time to set aside tread worries for a while. Snowbirds are back. Long road trips are probably not on their agendas for the summer. But for the stalwarts, road trip dreams are reward for making it through the winter. And road trip dreaming can take you in unexpected directions. Mix in the visuals from the recent New York auto show and you may even find yourself steering into your local auto mall.

Head-on Collision on Highway I-5

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Highway disaster unfolds in slow motion and suddenly. The chain of causation sets up and becomes unstoppable. It will play out. Such was the disaster that occurred on Thursday April 10, 2014 at around 5:40 pm on Interstate 5 (‘the I-5’) near Orland, CA, a small city in the northern Sacramento Valley sixty miles south of Redding and 100 miles north of Sacramento.

An American Government Agency Also Criticized in the Current GM Safety Uproar

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Despite a positive balance sheet and “new core values” presumably different from those influencing ‘the old GM’ to delay recalling for at least 10 years sub-compact models with faulty ignition switches allegedly linked to at least 13 deaths and 31 front-end crashes, ‘the new GM’ is straddling the recall issue. CEO Mary Barra has commissioned a full internal report, but when asked by a congressional sub-committee in early April if she would fully share it, she refused such a commitment.

New Jersey’s Weird Traffic Jam

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Media saturation tends to normalize even the weirdest stories. The New Jersey ‘Bridgegate’ story, also referred to in public pronouncements as “Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee New Jersey traffic jam" may be in danger of heading in that direction.

The Fantastic Costs of Cost Cutting

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561

Seasoned car buyers or lessees have learned that when they drive their new or new-to-them vehicle off the dealership lot, they remain only a file number/phone call/letter away, and that with warranty and regular maintenance requirements, they will be back. Recall notices also require attention on the part of vehicle owners and the dealership’s servicing department.

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