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2014-09-25 12:21:32

Consumers shopping for fall deals get more for their money as lots fill with returned leases ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rising inventory of Certified Pre-owned (CPO) vehicles from historical highs means great deals for car shoppers looking for used cars in the coming months. AutoTrader.com data shows CPO vehicle inventory has risen six percent since March. Non-luxury vehicles comprise 80 percent of that inventory, or 380,758 vehicles, giving consumers a smorgasbord of vehicle...

2014-04-30 16:21:12

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congestion on the nation's Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research institute, utilized motor carrier financial data along with billions of anonymous truck GPS data points to calculate congestion delays and costs on each...

2014-04-10 16:20:44

6 Simple Car Care Tips to Increase Gas Mileage BETHESDA, Md., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring is here and so are rising gas prices. Not to worry, says the Car Care Council. A few simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance steps can stretch your dollar at the pump and go a long way toward protecting the environment. "Many motorists don't realize that fuel consumption is directly related to auto care and has a significant impact on how much gas you use," said Rich White,...

2014-04-08 16:20:17

Technology used on Mustang GT500 and Nissan GT-R is Key Element in Boosting Engine Performance, Fuel Economy for $6,800, 84-mpg Vehicle Set to Launch in 2015 TROY, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elio Motors, Inc., which will launch an enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle in 2015 has named Flame-Spray Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of cylinder coating technology as one of its key suppliers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/DE00836 Flame-Spray will use its patented...

2014-02-21 12:20:31

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The members of the Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) support the Federal Government's announcement today to introduce a new 5 cycle test methodology to measure the fuel consumption of a vehicle, and the introduction of 5 cycle fuel consumption values to the EnerGuide labels that appear on motor vehicles beginning with the 2015 Model Year. "We commend the government for moving to this change in test methodology, which simply means that the fuel...

2014-02-06 08:22:07

Focusing solely on electric cars, hybrids, and clean diesels, MPG has revolutionized the rental car industry by minimizing vehicle emissions. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When factoring in the cost of a rental vehicle, fuel can be one of the highest expenses. But at MPG Rental Car, the gas you save during commute helps keep the overall rental fee affordable, and you get to sport around in an eco-friendly vehicle, knowing you're helping keep the planet a little...

2014-01-29 08:20:30

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England has awarded a 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to Gerry Blake, one of its top company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2013. This is the 11th Harley-Davidson awarded to drivers by C. R. England in this fuel efficiency promotion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/SF54460) Blake drives a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia, for...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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