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Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Outback

February 08, 2017. AAA Staff

The latest Subaru Outback keeps getting better and more luxurious with a new Touring version. The Outback, which is available in both four- and six-cylinder versions, features more safety equipment, including standard reverse automatic braking and high beam assist. All versions now use a continuously variable automatic transmission. Our test drive was in the Limited…

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Getting Caught Up With Pokemon Go

February 08, 2017. Dana Laverty

You may have seen them around town: Children, teens, even adults wandering around, only periodically looking up from their smartphones. They’re probably playing one of the hottest games of the app era: Pokemon Go. Q. What in the world is it? A. Pokemon Go (iOS, Android) is an augmented-reality game released in July 2016 by…

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Love Your Car? Show It That You Care

February 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

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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Heat Up Date Night With Partner Workouts

February 08, 2017. Nick Tavares

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends planning workout “dates” to bolster your exercise motivation. So why not set a time and a place for you and your partner to help each other stay healthy? Here are some easy moves to get you started. Walking According to the AHA, walking at least 30 minutes a day helps…

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4 of the Most Influential Automakers

February 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

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…

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Stay Fit on the Fly

February 08, 2017. AAA Staff

The Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, Nev., has a rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall and a 7,000-squarefoot indoor bouldering park. From the fitness center at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, 47 floors up, you can get a 360-degree view of the city while you take Pilates, aqua walking and…

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The Best Cold Weather Running Gear for Winter Runs

February 08, 2017. Nick Tavares

We asked Terrence Mahon, high performance coach at the Boston Athletic Association – the organization behind the Boston Marathon – about the essentials for winter running safety. Here are his top picks for winter-weather gear. Winter running shoes: These offer less-breathable uppers and extra traction, with moisture-wicking or water-repellent materials. Check out stabilizers with small…

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Safety Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

January 30, 2017. Roberto Cruz

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…

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Snow and Ice Removal Cheat Sheet

January 21, 2017. Roberto Cruz

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…

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Test Drive: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Platinum

January 15, 2017. Roberto Cruz

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…

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