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Car repair shops profit as drivers hold on to their aging vehicles

Mechanic Dan Renaud works on pulling a motor on a Subaru at Auto Lab in Plymouth, Mich., on July 2, 2021. (Daniel Mears/The Detroit News/TNS)

The pandemic and the global semiconductor shortage have meant more business for repair shops.

GMC will offer a new full-size all-electric pickup beyond Hummer

General Motors said Monday it will add an all-electric pickup to its GMC brand þÄî beyond the GMC Hummer EV pickup due out in the fourth quarter. It remains to be seen if it is called Sierra. The 2021 GMC Sierra is pictured. (GMC/TNS)

General Motors says it will add an all-electric pickup to its GMC brand — beyond the GMC Hummer EV pickup due out in the fourth quarter.

Chevrolet confirms new Corvette coming to market in 2023

Chevrolet confirms it will reveal the "all-new" 2023 Corvette Z06 this fall.

Motormouth: So what temp is it?

The ambient temperature sensor on your car is located near the radiator and air conditioning condenser. As you drive, the temperature reads correctly, but keep in mind that the system is purposedly designed to show the changes gradually. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

Taking it to the limit in Porsche's 911 GT3 supercar

The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 gets an expansion of connected services, accessed through a 10.9-inch touchscreen display. (Porsche/TNS)

Porsche makes the world’s best sports cars.They are relentlessly, ruthlessly good at carving up race tracks. Just as relentlessly, better models keep coming. Say hello to the 2022 911 GT3, the new Porsche standard.

Ford recalls 774,696 Explorer SUVs for possible steering control issue

A 2016 Ford Explorer. 2016 to 2019 models are part of the recall. (Robert Duffer/TNS)

Ford Motor Co. announced three safety recalls in North America, including nearly 775,000 Explorer SUVs for an issue that may result in loss of steering control and thus increase the risk of a crash.

When hitting the road in an electric vehicle, plan for the unexpected

The author and his wife, Davina Smith, charging their 2019 Nissan Leaf SV Plus at an EVgo charging station. MUST CREDIT: Photo by T. Harte

We planned on a 1½-day drive down and the same on the return. That would give us time to charge the car and also see some sights, stopping about every three hours to top off the Leaf's battery. But the situation would change quickly.

When electric vehicles are everywhere, these gasoline cars could become valuable

McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty speaks during a news conference regarding the future of the Concours d'Elegance of America, on June 30, 2021, outside the Detroit Institute of Arts. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

The transformation to an all-electric future will not only change daily commutes, but there will be shifts in the collector car world, too, creating opportunity as well as a few challenges.

Motormouth: Cleaning a steering wheel

Motormouth: Cleaning a steering wheel. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

Mojave dunes await Jeep's newest Gladiator

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave. (Jeep/FCA US LLC/TNS)

The Jeep Gladiator Mojave, the first to wear Jeep's new Desert Rated badge, is specifically engineered to withstand the intense heat, sand and dust of high-speed desert racing.

No longer a mall rat, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder returns to its roots

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder has a 3.5-liter, direct injection V6 engine mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. (Nissan/TNS)

It took nearly a decade, and the ruination of its off-road cred, for sanity to return to Nissan’s product planning.

Ford F-150 Lightning will be first all-electric pickup truck to offer full-size spare tire

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup has a full-size spare tire. (Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

There is one potentially huge accessory the Ford F-150 Lightning will offer that others won't: a full-size spare tire.


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