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  • Depression-era vehicle gets third-generation makeover Oct 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Very few American families were making big purchases during the Great Depression of the 1930s, especially for costly items like automobiles. But despite the extreme economic conditions, Jeff Kelch’s great uncle Bill Grebble saved enough to purchased a new Chrysler for him and his wife, Essie.

  • Blown tire disrupts rotation pattern Oct 19, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. I am at the point now where I need to replace the tires on my car. One tire dealer said I should just buy four tires and keep the spare I have. Although it is more expensive, I am considering buying five tires and going back to a five-tire rotation.

  • Innovations: Move over humans, the robocars are coming Oct 18, 2014 7:33 AM
    My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways. Tesla’s announcement of an autopilot feature in its next-generation Model S takes us much closer to this future.

  • Company offers fast lap around memory lane Oct 13, 2014 1:35 PM
    A few area residents, many for the first time, got a taste of what it's like to pilot the best of vintage Detroit steel. Golden Era Motors Driving Experience, a Jacksonville, Florida-based company, brought its traveling roadshow to the Volo Auto Museum.

  • Riding the wave of vehicle restoration Oct 6, 2014 10:48 AM
    Classic vehicles come in all shapes and sizes; they arrive by land, air and, in this case, sea. The 15th annual Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat show was held late last month at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin, near Lake Geneva.

  • Mecum Auctions sets GPS to Schaumburg Oct 6, 2014 10:45 AM
    Whether you’re in the mood to purchase your dream ride, check out some intense bidding or just see a sea of gleaming show machines, there’s no better place to be than at the Schaumburg Convention Center Oct. 9-11 when the Mecum Auction rolls back into town.

  • Spare tire needs attention, too Oct 5, 2014 8:27 AM
    Q. When I have the tires on my car rotated and balanced, I never think about the tire in the trunk. Other than making sure it is inflated to the correct pressure, should I have it looked at for signs of deterioration?

  • GM recalls some Cadillac, Pontiac sedans Oct 4, 2014 2:52 PM
    General Motors is recalling more than 60,000 vehicles in North America, the latest round of recalls this year for the automaker.The company outlined three new recalls Saturday, the biggest of which affects 46,873 vehicles in the U.S.

  • Pontiac museum’s curator took a life-altering detour Sep 29, 2014 6:00 AM
    On a trip to the Chicago suburbs, an Oklahoma man took a slight detour that set him on a life-altering route. Now, the longtome auto enthusiest is curator of the Pontiac-Oakland Museum in downstate Pontiac.

  • Fine scratches can be masked by polishing windshield Sep 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Q. I have a lot of little scratches on my windshield. Is there anything that I can put on the windshield to make the scratches go away?

  • Jaguars will remember your anniversary as cars get smarter Sep 28, 2014 6:18 AM
    Like the push to develop driverless technology, Jaguar Land Rover’s so-called Smart Assistant project has the goal of making vehicles more intelligent to pull in a growing group of urban residents who are more fixated on smartphones than cars.

  • Fortress co-founder reinventing vintage-car market for Internet Sep 28, 2014 1:01 AM
    You’d never know it from the outside, but this gray-and-tan hangar north of Charlotte, North Carolina, contains a collector’s fantasy garage — more than 300 American classics in a Skittles bag of colors. Since Robert Kauffman's retirement two years ago, the owner of RK Motors LLC , has been busy disrupting the vintage-car market.

  • Roadside attractions still captivate travelers on Route 66 Sep 27, 2014 6:00 AM
    There's no doubt about it, cruising down Historic Route 66 through Illinois is a must for any auto enthusiast. The iconic highway starts right here in Chicago and you don't have to go far before you start encountering ultracool relics and reminders from the motoring heyday of years gone by.

  • Google’s driverless future at odds with automakers Sep 27, 2014 7:33 AM
    With its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, Google is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less-congested roads — yet won’t abide the “driverless” part. The clash pits the Internet giant, public for barely a decade, against companies that spent a century building the machines that put people behind the wheel of autos.

  • Auto show in Des Plaines to benefit Scouting program Sep 26, 2014 5:51 PM
    The 2nd Annual Cool Cruisers & Hot Dogs Auto Show, a fundraiser for local Boy Scout programs, will be held Sunday in Des Plaines.

  • Chrysler recalls vehicles to fix ignition switches Sep 25, 2014 3:05 PM
    The new recall covers Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans and Dodge Magnum wagons from the 2008 model year. All were built before May 12, 2008.

  • Prices at the pump head below $3 a gallon Sep 25, 2014 2:53 PM
    At the current national average of $3.35 a gallon, gas is a dime cheaper than a year ago at this time. The gap is 20 cents or more in seven states, including California, Kansas, South Dakota and Connecticut, according to AAA.

  • A red convertible he couldn't get off his mind Sep 22, 2014 9:22 AM
    Vintage Oldsmobiles were out in force recently at the Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire, site of the Quad States Car Show. The show celebrated the 50th anniversary of the muscle-bound 442, and one longtime admirer is Mike Klumb. The West Bend, Wisconsin, resident inherited his love of Oldsmobiles from his father, a 30-year mechanic for the GM brand.

  • GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation Sep 22, 2014 4:02 PM
    The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21 of those have been deemed eligible for payments. A spokeswoman said the rest of the claims are under review and not all will be eligible. The death toll rose from a week ago, when Feinberg had determined 19 claims would get payments. The website also said that Feinberg received 532 injury claims as of Friday. Of those, 16 are eligible for compensation thus far. The others are still being reviewed. The defective switches can unexpectedly move to the “accessory” or “off” positions, shutting down the engine and knocking out power steering and brakes. With engines shut off, people can lose control of their cars and crash. If that happens, the air bags won’t inflate. GM has admitted knowing about the problem for more than a decade in small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt. Yet it didn’t begin recalling the 2.6 million small cars until February. For months, the company said at least 13 people died in crashes linked to the faulty switches, but GM acknowledged that the death toll would go higher. Some lawmakers have estimated that it’s close to 100. Feinberg has said GM has not limited the total amount he can pay in compensation. GM has estimated the cost of compensating victims at $400 million, but says it could rise to $600 million. A Feinberg spokeswoman said Monday that his office is in the process of sending out letters telling people how much money he is offering. Those filing claims can reject Feinberg’s offer and seek compensation through lawsuits. Feinberg won’t identify those getting payments, citing confidentiality agreements. GM has not identified the 13 victims. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has not tallied the total number of deaths.

  • Recall dilemma: What to do if parts aren’t ready Sep 21, 2014 7:33 AM
    Automakers have recalled more than 40 million cars and trucks in the U.S. so far this year, shattering the full-year record set in 2004, and many were for serious safety issues. But often the first recall notices go out before parts are made, leaving car owners in a quandary: their cars have issues serious enough to cause a recall, yet they can’t be fixed for months or even a year.

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