Posts By: TTAC Staff

By on December 11, 2018

If you know a car-crazy person who wants something automotive-themed this Christmas but don’t know where to even start, then the TTAC.com/AutoGuide.com 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is here to help. We have compiled a list of some of the best automotive-themed gifts and accessories so you know exactly what to get the gearhead in your life this holiday season. These are gifts we’d personally love to get, and ones that definitely won’t be regifted.
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By on November 26, 2018

We’ve been on Amazon all morning to find the best Cyber Monday Deals on TVs, tools, toys, home furnishings and more.

Here they all are—up to 70% OFF. (Read More…)

By on November 26, 2018
By on November 23, 2018

The annual shopping season is upon us.

Many vehicle owners don’t like shelling out big money for new rubber, so if there was ever time to pick up a new set of  tires for your car – it’s Black Friday.

(Ed. note: This is sponsored content, separate from our usual editorial content).

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By on November 21, 2018
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By on April 9, 2018

Fans of the iconic Ford Mustang now have more ways to show off their favorite emblem—and win some personalized Ford Mustang gear. Here’s how. (Read More…)

By on July 4, 2017

American flag Cadillac, Image: Glynnis Jones/Bigstock

It’s July the Fourth, so we’ve taken the day off to dream wistfully of oddball cars, grill various meats, and celebrate the holiday in our own unique ways. Or, in the case of one editor, perform all of the above while also helping a friend move. (Car owners never catch a break…)

Before returning to the grill, we’d like to send our loyal and diverse readers a big “thank you” for sticking with us and engaging respectfully with our writers, no matter how offbeat the topic. This shared passion for automobiles keeps us going and inspires us to do more, and to do it better.

Happy Independence Day!

[Image: Glynnis Jones/Bigstock]

By on March 10, 2017

sevilleconversiongrandeurformalsedan.jpg (courtesy automotivemileposts.com)

Your moderation team here at TTAC thought it might be time for a reminder on our commenting policy. The rules apply to everyone — commenters and writers alike. Recently, we’ve been a bit lax on enforcing the rules, but that time has now come to an end. Included below is the TTAC commenting policy by which we all must abide. Posting comments on TTAC constitutes an acceptance of these comment guidelines.

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By on August 10, 2016

snoopy-dark-and-stormy-night Courtesy dogster.com

We’ve been often accused of hiring bad writers here at TTAC — and now we have confirmation.

Our own Steve Lynch, former Big Time Auto Industry Executive and author of the book about the Honda scandal, just received a Dishonorable Mention nod in the 34th annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, where entrants are challenged to write the worst possible opening sentence to an imaginary novel.

The contest, sponsored by the English Department of San José State University, is named after Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, whose opening line in his 1830 novel “Paul Clifford” has been mocked relentlessly over the years: “It was a dark and stormy night … ”

It goes without saying that Lynch’s entry was automotive related.  (Read More…)

By on July 7, 2016

Whitestown, Indiana Police, Image: By Huw Williams (Huwmanbeing) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The state of Indiana is cracking down on motorists driving too slowly in the left lane.

In the first year of the State’s highway slowpokes law, state police issued 109 tickets and at least 1,535 warnings to drivers that didn’t move from the left lane when they should reasonably know another vehicle is trying to overtake them. The law went into effect last July.

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By on June 10, 2016

Tesla Model S Ball Joint

by Mark Stevenson and Bozi Tatarevic

A day after former TTAC editor-in-chief and current Daily Kanban blogger Edward Neidermeyer hit out at Tesla regarding suspension failures and Tesla’s supposed customer bullying through a goodwill agreement on Wednesday, the electric vehicle manufacturer hit back.

According to Neidermeyer’s post, a 2013 Tesla Model S owner on the Tesla Motors Owners forum experienced a ball joint failure at around the 70,000-mile mark, and the owner referred to Tesla for a fix. The automaker offered what’s commonly known in the industry as “goodwill assistance,” which covered half the $3,100 total cost of the repair, as the Model S was out of warranty.

However, the vehicle owner and Neidermeyer took exception to part of the written goodwill agreement as it seems to include a non-disclosure clause, which Neidermeyer contends could dissuade other Tesla issues from reporting issues to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and subvert the federal vehicle issue reporting process.

Is Tesla silencing its customers via threat of litigation? And is this ball joint issue even a problem in the first place?

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By on October 18, 2015

Volkswagen TDI

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated clean air standards by incorporating a “defeat device” that used engine management controls to cheat emissions tests.

Since the EPA’s letter to VW, and subsequent order to recall nearly 482,000 Volkswagen cars, the scandal has deepened and developed with Volkswagen shedding billions in value in markets worldwide, halting sales of its cars in the U.S. and Canada, shuffling executives to other seats or out the door entirely, and other regulatory agencies jumping in to investigate.

Here’s a roundup of the stories so far.

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By on February 12, 2014

Renault Twin'Run Concept

Renault’s production alliance with Daimler is about to bear fruit as the automaker will unveil their new Twingo minicar at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show next month.

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By on February 12, 2014

Manchester United Squad Attend Chevrolet Event

Chevrolet’s $600 million sponsorship deal with major football club Manchester United may have been a match made in heaven, but with Man U’s performance on the pitch as of late, the deal is now on the highway to hell according to Automotive News.

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By on February 12, 2014

2014 Fiat 500L Exterior, Picture Courtesy of Alex L. Dykes

Citing weak results in 2013 and guidance challenges for 2014, investment ratings agency Moody’s has cut Fiat’s rating from B3a to B1, four notches below investment grade.

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