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Roberto Cruz

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s 1994 Honda Accord

With her signature catchphrases and trendsetting pouf hairstyle, Nicole Polizzi became a household name when she starred in MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore.” Recently, Polizzi has been on several television programs, including “Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip” and “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” She is a proud mother of two, an entrepreneur with a fashion

Bounce Back From Pothole Damage

AAA estimates pothole damage costs U.S. drivers $3 billion in vehicle repairs each year. Minimize their effect on your car and learn how to bounce back after you hit one with this advice from AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul. Slow your Roll The best way to avoid a pothole is to swerve around it, but

Coming in 2022: Automatic Braking

Last year, 20 automakers pledged that automatic emergency braking systems would become a standard feature on 99 percent of vehicles in the U.S. car market by 2022. Here’s a closer look at how these systems work and what it means for drivers. What is it? Also known as forward collision mitigation, automatic braking systems are

Dr. Travis Stork’s Nissan Pathfinder

Host of the Emmy Award-winning talk show “The Doctors,” Dr. Travis Stork is a board-certified emergency medicine physician passionate about helping others achieve healthier lifestyles. In addition to appearing on season eight of “The Bachelor,” he’s also the New York Times best-selling author of “The Doctor’s Diet” and “The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription

Choosing the Right Car Seat

Keeping your little loved ones safe when you drive is a year-round responsibility. Having a high-quality car seat will help ensure that happens. Here’s some advice from AAA Northeast car seat expert Karen Blackburn. Choose the right seat You should get a seat that fits your child and your car. Check the manufacturer’s height and

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Love Your Car? Show It That You Care

Sometimes it’s nice to do things because you care. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, show your car some love with any of these three helpful, but sometimes ignored, preventive maintenance techniques. Set things straight. A properly aligned set of wheels makes your car drive straight and prevents tires from wearing out unevenly. While most

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4 of the Most Influential Automakers

If the American automobile industry had its own Mount Rushmore (on the side of a cliff somewhere outside Detroit), the sculptor creating the monument would have plenty of faces from which to choose. Here are four pioneers who fit the bill, whose visions and innovativeness in the automotive sector helped make the car what it

Safety Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

When the weather is really bad, it’s a good idea to stay home. If you have to drive, here are some things to keep in mind. It takes longer to stop on slick roads. Drive slowly and increase your following distance from three to four seconds to eight to 10 seconds on slippery streets, so

Snow and Ice Removal Cheat Sheet

Before work, every minute counts. Here’s some advice on how to get snow and ice off your car in a hurry. Make or buy a de-icer spray and use it on the windshield, side windows and mirrors to kick ice clearing into high gear. Use de-icer on the wiper blades and pull them off the glass

Test Drive: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Platinum

While it has been on the market for 20 years, the Toyota RAV4 continues to shine as one of the best compact SUVs for its features, technology and safety. Its smaller size makes the RAV4 easy to maneuver and park, yet there is still plenty of space for five adults, including rear seat passengers, who will