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2011-08-11 15:09:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas prices and tough economic conditions are affecting Americans' driving and spending habits. According to a recent survey sponsored by AutoZone, more than half of U.S. drivers are making sacrifices in order to accommodate for higher gas prices. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/51030-autozone-summer-driving-car-care-tips/ (Photo:...

2011-07-20 07:00:00

CARSON, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As that midsummer road trip approaches, it is time for the annual summer engine tune-up ... or is it? Typically, car owners visit their local repair shop for a tune-up before hitting the road, but the traditional definition of a tune-up has changed. It may have made sense for our parents and grandparents to tune-up every 15,000 or 30,000 miles, but, today, the demand for fewer emissions and technological advancements have reduced the need. In...

2011-05-23 12:16:00

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As vacationers pack up their cars, trucks and SUVs to embark on weekend getaways and summer road trips, national gas prices and average vehicle age are reaching all-time highs. A study by CarMD.com Corporation, a leading provider of consumer automotive diagnostic products and information, also finds that 64% of U.S. vehicle owners have put off automotive maintenance, increasing the risk of vehicle problems. In response, CarMD reveals...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'