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Apr 7, 2016 10:13 AM
The Chicago suburbs are home to many car lovers and clubs devoted to models ranging from the Alfa Romeo to Volkswagen. Here are some upcoming shows, swap meets and club meeting dates.
Transition equals addition for McGrath family
By Arlene Miles
Mar 28, 2016 11:47 AM
The jingle is familiar to anyone who listens to Chicago radio. However, the tune is more than just a catchy slogan about car prices. "When you do the math, you choose McGrath" is a statement about the way the entire McGrath family of dealerships does business, owners say.
March is a good month to find deals on Japanese cars
By DEE-ANN DURBIN
Mar 27, 2016 7:31 AM
Unlike U.S., European and Korean automakers, which end their financial year on Dec. 31, Japanese companies such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. close their books on March 31. In order to hit their annual sales targets, Japanese automakers usually ramp up the promotions and deals in March.
Here's how to buy a Tesla Model 3, in 3 simple steps
Mar 27, 2016 7:34 AM
Although the Model 3 won't enter production until 2017, Tesla will start taking reservations later this month. You can reserve yours either by visiting a Tesla store in person or registering online at the company's website starting at 10:30 p.m. on March 31.
Fuel-injected engines can get carbon buildup
Mar 25, 2016 12:01 AM
While today's direct fuel-injected engines generate incredible power from very small power plants, it doesn't come without some problems. Because the fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber, there is no fuel washing over the valves to keep them clean.
How to improve on an icon like '57 Chevy Bel Air
By Matt Avery
Mar 22, 2016 5:33 AM
If there was ever a "sweet, smooth and sassy" symbol of American motoring, as Chevrolet claimed in its advertisements back in 1957, it was the Bel Air. So improving upon an icon such as the '57 Chevy is no small task. Naperville resident Tom Clementz had some ideas on how to make this rolling beaut even better, but these ideas didn't occur to him recently. This was back when this now-classic vehicle hit dealer showrooms new.
Automakers go back to school to learn to build self-driving cars
By Jack Clark
Mar 20, 2016 5:12 AM
In a rare alliance, automakers are working together on an artificial intelligence project called DeepDrive in an effort to catch up to Google's self-driving car.
I rode in Google's self-driving car. This is what impressed me the most.
By Brian Fung
Mar 18, 2016 9:42 AM
Google's self-driving car knows how to run yellow lights. But unlike regular humans, it doesn't have to guess whether it'll beat the countdown.
Old pickup deserves its modern modifications
By Matt Avery
Mar 14, 2016 6:00 AM
Spectacles like the 54th annual World of Wheels car show are all about going big. The event was held last weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and boasts numerous over-the-top displays, showcasing some of the finest four-wheeled creations to ever roll into the suburbs, like Jack Sorich's 1956 Ford F-100.
Paintless pickup grabs attention
Mar 14, 2016 5:00 AM
Having an all-steel 1932 Ford three-window coupe is cool. That's exactly what Tim Thompson owns, having purchased his cruiser just last year. The Hinsdale esident recently displayed the coupe at the 2016 World of Wheels car show in Rosemont.
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