Tag: automotive

AAA Wishlist

Mechanics Pick the Best Car Tools and Accessories

October 11, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

AAA automotive experts list the tools of the trade every driver should have at home.

Auto History

The Rise and Fall of Car Hood Ornaments

September 08, 2021. Nicole Wakelin

What ever happened to car hood ornaments? Learn how the shiny auto adornments went from popular to obsolete.

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Travel

5 Questions With … Antoinette Holford

September 07, 2021. AAA Staff

Antoinette Holford started her AAA journey in Florida, working as a quality analyst (QA) at a local call center there. She enjoyed the role so much that when she decided to move to the Providence area a few years ago, she was hired on as a QA in automotive services here too. Antoinette changed roles…

Auto History

Why Do Different Countries Drive on Different Sides of the Road?

August 17, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

Ancient civilizations, the French Revolution, freight wagons and the Model T all played a role in influencing what side of the road the world drives on.

Electric Vehicles

Why Aren’t More People Buying Electric Cars?

August 11, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

The idea of owning an electric vehicle is gaining traction but significant concerns are preventing consumers from becoming converts.

Auto History

STOP for Stop Sign History

August 05, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

It may may seem simple enough, but stop sign history shows a lot of work went into its red octagonal design.

Cars & Trucks

New York Overtakes Los Angeles as City With the Most Traffic

July 01, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

New York City drivers spent an average of 56 hours in traffic in 2020, the most in the country. Boston was second.

Cars & Trucks

Ask a Mechanic: How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

June 08, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

They’re the most important vehicle safety feature, but are your brakes in good shape? We spoke to a mechanic to learn more about car brakes.

Auto History

The History of the Car Horn

May 27, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

“Ahooga,” Mark Twain, oscillating diaphragms and the unique backstory of car horns.

Auto History

The History of Car Keys

April 30, 2021. Andrew Sheldon

For decades, mechanical car keys used to start an automobile were standard. Now those jagged pieces of metal are nearly extinct. The history of car keys has a story to tell.