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When Will I Get My Stimulus Check

With so much talk around the stimulus bill, you may be asking, “When will I get my stimulus check?” Since President Biden signed the bill today, it should be soon. Here’s the probable timeline: If you received your last stimulus money through direct deposit, you should receive it that way again. And if you did, […]

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How to Remove the Smell of Smoke from a Car

You may need to know how to remove the smell of smoke from a car if you just bought a used car or if you’re about to trade-in your own. Although air fresheners can mask the smell, they don’t actually remove it. So, they are helpful but not the best solution. Below are steps to […]

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Will I Get a Stimulus Check?- Wait to File Your Taxes

You may be asking, “Will I get a stimulus check?” Under the relief bill currently under debate, that depends on your income as reported on your tax forms. So, maybe wait to file your taxes to ensure that you’ll receive the full $1400. Read on to see why. If you’re unsure whether you’re even eligible […]

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Will I Get a Stimulus Check?- How to Calculate

One of the most asked questions now is, “Will I get a stimulus check?” The answer to that depends on the gross income reported on your taxes, whether you are filing as an individual or jointly. To find out the answer to “Will I get a stimulus check,” read on. Currently, the US government is […]

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Automotive Abbreviations and Acronyms

The automotive industry loves automotive abbreviations and acronyms almost as much as the US military and teens on social media. In fact, if you look on your car’s instrument cluster, owner’s manual, or back panel, you’ll see many such abbreviations: ABS, TPMS, GL-S, and so forth. Well, this begs the question, “What do all of […]

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Toyota Underrated the Supra Power and Torque

One of the criticisms of the new Supra is that it is really just a BMW Z4 in different skin; after all, they share the same drive train. However, the Z4 is rated at 382 hp and 369 lb/ft torque while the Supra is rated at 335 hp and 369 lb/ft. But, it seems Toyota […]

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Diagnosing Tire Wear: Tire Pressure and Alignment

Hopefully, you’re periodically checking the wear on your tires; it can help you extend the life of your tires and get your money’s worth out of them. Obviously, tires can wear in myriad ways, and each way tells you something about that specific tire/wheel. Following is the procedure for diagnosing tire wear appropriately. The ways […]

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Dual-Clutch Transmissions: What are They?

One oft heard complaint of the new C8 Corvette and the 2020 Shelby GT500 is that they are not going to be offered with manual transmissions; both will come with automatic dual-clutch transmissions (DCT). But what is a DCT? It’s name includes the word automatic, so is it an automatic? Sort of. It has a […]

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Benefits of a Mid-Engine Vehicle

As most people know, Chevrolet will reveal the mid-engine C8 Corvette tomorrow. I recently read some comments online from the debate as to whether or not Chevy should make a mid-engine ‘Vette or keep the front-engine layout that’s been around since 1953. To be sure, Chevy would only abandon this 66 year-old platform if there […]

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Best Cars for College Students

It’s now July, and many recent graduates are preparing for their next life chapter at college. And often that preparation involves getting a new vehicle. What are the best cars for college students? Answering this question necessitates some determining criteria. 1. Since most college students are on a budget, it should be inexpensive to own […]

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