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Meeting Someone at the Airport & Need Your Car Clean Now?

Washing and detailing your car properly takes time, but what do you do when plans suddenly change, and you're picking up your partner's parents at BTV in five minutes? You need to make a good first impression... but your dusty car is filled with soda cans and gym bags.

Don't panic. Autoblog Details offers six tips to have your car cleaner in minutes.

  • Empty trash from the car. If you need to stash it…
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Changing Lanes for Stopped Emergency Vehicles is More Than Just Vermonter Politeness

If you have ever driven out of state, one thing that becomes immediately clear upon hitting Vermont highways (apart from the lack of billboards) is how everybody makes an effort to change lanes when they see an emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder. Those who are unable to vacate the lane usually at least slow down.

This isn't just Vermonters being overly-polite, it's a state law that saves lives.

In…

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Is Burlington a Hotbed of Distracted Driving?

According to NHTSA distracted driving statistics, drivers under 25 are more likely to text while driving than any other age group. As a college town, Burlington must be facing a serious distracted-driving crisis!

But can we really blame younger drivers for all our traffic problems?

It is statistically true that younger drivers are more likely to drive distracted, and more likely to use a cell phone -- but the track record for members of older demographics is far...

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Are Plug-In Hybrids the Future, or a Fad?

Cruise around the Burlington area, and you'll see several electric vehicle charging stations where conscientious drivers can plug in their battery-electric (BEV), or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.

A plug-in hybrid is something in between a conventional hybrid and a fully-electric car. It boasts the ability to drive a limited range on electricity only, but features a gasoline engine to extend its range for longer trips. You can see...

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5 Things You Should be Doing to Catch More Pokemon by Car

The Pokémon Go app is not unlike the bubonic plague in its viral spread across the globe. Even if you don't play it, you've seen swarms of people wandering around Maple Tree Place or Church Street, holding their phones in front of them.

Well, okay, people have been doing that since the invention of the cell phone, so not much has changed.

There has already been plenty of controversy, and more than a few accidents, involving people playing the game behind the wheel of a car. Whether you are texting, making a phone call, or playing Pok…

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Get Caught Up on Our Inventory of Pre-Owned Toyota Prius Models

As one of the experienced hybrid models on the market, the Toyota Prius is dedicated to achieving the next level of fuel efficiency with up to an EPA-estimated 51 city mpg in its 2013 iteration. While commonly not respected for its powertrain, where the Prius refuses to falter is the versatility of its shape and storage capabilities. It may not be a force to reckon with based on performance alone, but the Prius continues to achieve greatness as an excellent hybrid option.

Take a look at the past few years of Toyota Prius models, courtesy of Autotrader, to learn more…

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Forbes: Best Used Cars for New Grads

If you can, go big, go heavy, go reliable. That's the basic advice Forbes delivers in a recent article on the best cars for new graduates, whether from high school or college.

Driving a safer vehicle is critical for younger drivers, says Forbes. Car crashes, after all, remain the leading cause of death among Americans ages 15 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Forbes combed through crash test and owner-reported performance data for vehicles from the 2011 model year to come up with a list of a dozen affordable five-year-old vehicles that come highly…

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Earthycars Explains Torque

How fast can you untwist a bottle cap? That's horsepower.

How stuck a bottle cap can you untwist? That’s torque.

Torque and horsepower are two of the most difficult concepts to grasp about how a car engine works, and it is made more complicated by the fact that both change with rpm. At its core, however, torque is the rotating force that drives an engine's crankshaft, and determines its ability to perform work. Horsepower is…

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20 Automakers Will Make AEB Standard by 2022

You're driving into Burlington on 189, and traffic is backed up so far on Shelburne road that it has come to a complete stop. Somewhere in the stop-and-go, you go when you should have stopped, and rear-end the car in front of you.

In the near future, this situation will never be a problem again.

Twenty automakers, including Subaru, Toyota, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Audi, BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,

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Americans Have Trust Issues About Self-Driving Cars

There are many reasons self-driving cars could be great for our future. It would mean people with disabilities, including the blind, could potentially drive independently. It could mean a significant reduction in traffic collisions, because human error and distraction is removed from the equation. As Bill Nye opined, self-driving cars are a necessary first step to the proliferation of flying

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