What Are Continuously Variable Transmissions?

The newest toy of the automotive world is the continuously variable transmission, or CVT. A CVT is an automatic transmission that, instead of having...

Child in Backseat Alerts May Be Required Soon

Ever since records started being kept in 1998, over 800 children have died by being left in the backseats of cars. Congress is considering...

Tips for Buying From Used Car Lots

Did you know that according to Edmunds, over 40 million used cars were re-sold last year? So many cars on the road are second...

How TPMS Works

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, or TPMS, is an integral part of most cars sold in the last two decades. It's a great tool for...

Understanding Your Car’s Many Filters

The modern car is loaded with filters. Many things, both liquid and air, need to be filtered - but do you know what your...

The Importance of DOT Tire Codes

The modern day tire is a feat of engineering. Due to things like synthetic rubbers and vulcanization, tires can last for hundreds of thousands...

When Should I Service My A/C?

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Vehicles Under $5,000 for Your Teen, Part 2

First Generation Ford Focus Hatchback The first generation Focus, sold in the United States from 2000-2004, is a popular car with teens, financially conservative adults...

Vehicles Under $5,000 for Your Teen – Part 1

With summertime approaching, many teens are gearing up to follow an American rite-of-passage and get their first driver license. Of course, once a teen...

NHTSA Airbag Investigation – What You Need To Know

What Happened? A German parts company called TRW Automotive manufactured a potentially faulty airbag control unit, according to the USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....

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Patriots open with win over North Mecklenburg

The 2019 football season for Independence opened Monday evening at North Mecklenburg High School after the game was rained out the previous Friday night. The...

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Stallions bounce back with 4-1 win

The Queen's Grant Stallions picked up their first victory of the young season with a 4-1 dominating win over Corvian Community School in a...

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Many economists believe a recession is coming, eventually. Part of their reason for believing this is due to the ten straight years of economic...

Stallions lose home soccer opener 3-1

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Patriots open with win over North Mecklenburg

The 2019 football season for Independence opened Monday evening at North Mecklenburg High School after the game was rained out the previous Friday night. The...

Stallions bounce back with 4-1 win

The Queen's Grant Stallions picked up their first victory of the young season with a 4-1 dominating win over Corvian Community School in a...

Stallions lose home soccer opener 3-1

The Queen's Grant men's soccer team lost the home opener to kick-off the season to  Greater Cabarrus in a non-conference contest. Greater Cabarrus scored first...

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...

We Have Been There – Part 2

Our first resort will be Oasis Grand, Quntana Roo, Cancun, Mexico. This is a family resort. Despite any ads you may see, they do...