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  • Emissions testing know-how with Douglas Automotive

    One of the best ways to ensure you pass your emissions test is to keep your vehicle properly maintained by following the factory-recommended maintenan ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • 2015 Golf shows Volkswagen can compete

    SAN FRANCISCO — I admire a car company that stages a test drive of a major new product in some of the worst traffic in the country. It shows confidenc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Fuel economy no mirage

    Mitsubishi's 2014 Mirage can be described in several ways, but all of them add up to this: The hatchback is small, economical and devoid of pretension ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Honda Fit fills the subcompact niche

    Ordinary things done exceptionally well yield extraordinary products. Witness the subject of this week's column, the 2015 Honda Fit EX subcompact hatc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • For smooth accelerating, check transmission fluid

    The leading cause of transmission failure is dirty transmission fluid. Douglas Automotive, ...
    July 2, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Keep your cool - Maintain your car’s A/C

    Your car’s air conditioning system, you love it, you depend on it, so if you don’t want to find yourself sweltering in the summer heat, maintain it.
    June 30, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Oil Changes - Crucial to your car’s health

    It’s easy to forget to change your oil. If you have it done by your local auto service cen ...
    June 24, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Car won’t start? How old is your battery?

    Your car’s battery provides the power that starts your car, so it’s important to make sure it’s in top condition.
    June 23, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • It’s family vacation time! Is your car ready?

    It’s summer vacation time and families are preparing to head out on the open road. While you’re pac ...
    June 23, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Best of the Fox: McHenry County's Best

    Through our online survey, readers had the opportunity to vote on everything from their favorite place to eat breakfast to their favorite festival to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Best of the Fox: Automotive

    Thousands of readers cast their vote to choose the area's top businesses, including the best automotive shops. See some photos of the winners.
    June 8, 2014 - 5:00 am
  • Broken gear found after repair suspicious

    The water pump was leaking in my 1999 Toyota Camry with a 4-cylinder engine.My shop replaced the pump, but when they were finished, the car would not ...
    June 6, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Honda’s dependable Accord ups ante with hybrid model

    Year after year, Honda’s Accord sedan can be depended on for efficiency and reliability.This year’s ...
    June 6, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Toyota Prius still dominates U.S. hybrid market, with good reason

    We may be trying to convince ourselves otherwise, but gasoline prices do not seem to be leveling off going into the summer months. Quite the opposite, ...
    June 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Physics-defying 458 Speciale zips past excess

    The speed limit on New York’s Palisades Interstate Parkway is 50 mph, but traffic usually sweeps along much faster.
    June 2, 2014 - 1:21 pm
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