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Housekeeping: Happy President's Day

Hey y'all, we're off Monday.

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TTAC Giveaway: Quaker State Oil (and Swag)

Hey there! We know a lot of you are car enthusiasts who keep up to date on your oil changes. Well, for those of you like to maintain your rides, we’re going to help you out with a giveaway of some Quaker State products.

And some swag, too.

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Housekeeping: A Reminder About Used Car of the Day

I keep seeing comments -- and not just from one particular individual -- that suggest that not everyone fully understands the Used Car of the Day format, its purpose, and how I select the cars I do.

So let's do some learning.

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Housekeeping: Happy MLK Day

Hi y'all. We're off Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Housekeeping: The TTAC Podcast Returns!

Hey there! Remember the podcast we did until early last year? It was put on hiatus for a variety of reasons we'll keep in house -- and now, it's back!

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Housekeeping: Happy New Year!

Time rolls on. One year ends, another begins. And so on and so forth.

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Housekeeping: Happy Holidays

We're in the heart of the holiday season, so we're ducking out early and taking off until Tuesday.

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TTAC Giveaway: Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires

Win a set of Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires!

It's time for a TTAC Giveaway! Once again, we're giving away some winter tires! You can snag a set by entering below.

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Housekeeping: Happy Thanksgiving!

As per usual, we're taking off for the long holiday weekend.

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Housekeeping: TTAC Takes Off for Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day in the U.S. and it's a company holiday for us, so we are off.

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Housekeeping: Once Again, Please Play Nice

It's come to my attention that once again, the comments section is becoming less friendly than it should be.

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Housekeeping: TTAC Takes Off For Indigenous Peoples' Day 2023

Hi there! Just a note to let you know we won't be posting Monday, as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day here in the United States and Canada.

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Housekeeping: Happy Labo(u)r Day 2023

It's the unofficial end of summer (see rant below) so we're off on Monday.

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Housekeeping: Announcing Our Meguiar's Winners!

Way back in May, we announced a giveaway for Meguiar's car-care products. We now have the winners!

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Housekeeping: Happy Juneteenth

We're off Monday to celebrate Juneteenth.

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Housekeeping: Memorial Day, 2023 Edition

As per usual when faced with a holiday weekend, we are going to be off.

I don't like to say we're "celebrating" Memorial Day, so much as we are honoring those who died serving our country.

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Housekeeping: We Have a Winner for the ThinkWare Dash Cam!

We have a winner from last month's ThinkWare Dash Cam contest.

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Housekeeping: Happy President's and Family Day!

It's a holiday Monday on both sides of the border. It's President's Day down here in the land of NASCAR and football that only has one 50-yard line. Meanwhile, the hockey-loving, syrup-guzzling folks on the other side are celebrating Family/Heritage day.

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Hey Audi F1 Fans, Check This Out!

Hi there, folks. We're working on another initiative with our corporate parents/partners to promote our forums. In this case, it's all about Audi and F1.

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Housekeeping: Martin Luther King Day

Hey there B and B. Just checking in here to let you know we are off on Monday to celebrate/recognize Martin Luther King Day.

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Love Classic JDM Cars? Read This!

As you might know, our corporate parents and partners run a whole bunch of forums. One that might interest you if you like Japanese Domestic Cars (JDM) is Classic JDM forum.

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Housekeeping: Keep It Civil, People

Hey there Best and Brightest! How are you doing? Feeling good on a Monday? That's good. Well, grab a cup of coffee and sit down. We need to talk.

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Housekeeping: Merry New Year!

It's the last working day of the year, and we're going to shut down early so we can par-taaaay.

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Housekeeping: Announcing Our Noco Jump Box Giveaway Winner

A few months ago, we announced a giveaway for a NOCO Boost Plus GB40 1000 Amp 12-Volt UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter Box.

We can now happily announce the winner.

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Housekeeping: Happy Holidays

As per usual, we're going to head into the Christmas holiday by taking some time off.

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Housekeeping: Happy Thanksgiving!

It's American Thanksgiving! So we are outta here!

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Housekeeping: More, More, More!

Hey there! We start this week with some TTAC news.

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Housekeeping: We're Off Monday

Monday is Columbus Day and Indigenous People's Day, and we're going to be off.

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Housekeeping: Tech Q&A Remains Paused

Hi gang. Our tech columnist is still dealing with the family emergency that sidelined him last week.

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Housekeeping: Tech Q and A Will Return Next Week

Our tech Q and A columnist is dealing with a family emergency, so the column will return next week.

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Housekeeping: Happy Labo(u)r Day 2022


It's Labor Day in the U.S. on Monday, and also Labour Day in Canada on Monday, so in advance of the three-day weekend we're gonna shut 'er down a bit early.

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Housekeeping: We Want Your Feedback


Hey there! As you know, TTAC looks a bit different than it did last week. And operates a bit differently, as well.


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Housekeeping: TTAC Gets Game-Changing Design Language

When you log in to this grand old site next week, it will look different. For the first time in … well, a long time.

I know, you’ve heard talk of a redesign before. I’ve even seen mockups! But for a variety of reasons, things never moved past the planning stage.

Now, however, our corporate parents are leveraging a partnership and TTAC will be getting fresh new duds.

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Housekeeping: Happy Fourth of July

Once again, it’s time to, and I quote The Simpsons: “Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it.”

So that means we’re off on the Fourth of July.

But wait, there’s more!

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Housekeeping: We're Off Monday to Honor Juneteenth

Our corporate overlords have declared Juneteenth a holiday, and so it be declared that we, too, will be taking the day off.

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Housekeeping: Announcing the Bridgestone Summer Tire Giveaway Winner

We here at TTAC are happy to announce that we have a winner from the Bridgestone summer tire giveaway we ran at the end of April.

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Housekeeping: Happy Memorial Day

As per usual when a holiday approaches, TTAC will be taking some time off.

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Housekeeping: Announcing the Winner of the Lithium Auto Care Contest

We ran a giveaway of Lithium Auto Care products recently and now, we have a winner.

And the winner is…

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Housekeeping: Happy President's and Family Day

Today is President’s Day in America and Family Day in Canada, and so we, and our corporate masters, are taking the day off.

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Housekeeping: Happy MLK Day

It’s Martin Luther King Day, and it’s a holiday for American employees working for our corporate overlords, so we’re going to take the day and take a nice little break.

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Housekeeping: We Have a Winner!

We’re pleased to announce the winner of our Bridgestone Winter Tire Giveaway.

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Housekeeping: Check Your Spam Folder

You guys remember that winter-tire giveaway we ran last month? Yeah? Well, one of you won — and have not replied to several emails informing you that’s the case.

I suspect the email went to spam.

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Housekeeping: TTAC Takes A Christmas Break

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, so it’s gonna be a long, relaxing weekend for those of us in the blog mines.

This means we will be knocking off early today.

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Housekeeping: Happy Labo(u)r Day

It’s Labo(u)r Day on both sides of the border on Monday, so us hard-working bloggers/writers/editors are taking it easy peasy until Tuesday.

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Housekeeping: Sign Up for Our Newsletter

You may have noticed a bit of text at the end of our posts lately asking you to sign up for our newsletter.

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Housekeeping: Happy Fourth of July!

It’s about time to celebrate America’s independence.

Which means fireworks, booze (don’t drink and drive), and barbecues.

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Housekeeping: There Are Gonna Be Some Changes Around Here

Hi there. Your friendly Managing Editor here. I am checking in with you out there in B and B land to give you a quick update on what’s going on over here on this side of the computer/phone/tablet screen, over here in TTAC country.

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Housekeeping: Memorial Day is Here Again

Monday marks Memorial Day in America, and therefore, TTAC is taking a break.

Yes, like many of you, we will be off Monday.

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Housekeeping: TTAC Changes Name, Now Truth About Current

Following in the footsteps of those hilarious Germans, we’re going to be changing our name to better reflect a changing automotive landscape as it shifts to electrification.

From now on, we’re The Truth About Current.

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Housekeeping: We Take a Day Off to Celebrate POTUS

No, not the current POTUS. Or the previous one, or the one before that, or the one before that…

We’re taking Monday off to celebrate two long-dead presidents who shaped American history. Thanks to a revised holiday schedule from our corporate masters in … Toronto.

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Housekeeping: In Which TTAC Observes MLK Day

Hey gang, the boss here.

Thanks to a directive from our corporate masters, we’re off on Monday.

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Housekeeping: Merry New Year

I don’t have much to say — you already know we’re on a light schedule until Monday. So I will keep this short.

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Housekeeping: Merry Happy Holidays, 2020 Edition

The hellfire of a year that 2020 has been is almost over, and while 2021 likely won’t be a picnic — especially at first, as we wait for the pandemic to abate as vaccines are rolled out — I don’t think too many people are going to miss this year.

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Housekeeping: Happy Turkey Day in the States

Yeah, it’s that time of year again. Except this year, it won’t be normal.

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Housekeeping: Welcome the New News Contributor

It’s taken a bit longer than planned, but we have our newest news contributor all settled in and raring to go. Please Welcome Jason Sakurai to our little, weird corner of the car Internet. He’ll be our next newshound, stepping into the role Steph Willems vacated.

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Housekeeping: How the Press Loan System Works

When I got hired on at TTAC, I checked with our news team about what we were expected to disclose when it came to considerations from automakers. Steph told me that unlike with some other outlets, there was no need to disclose how the press-car system works, since y’all knew the deal.

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Housekeeping: Are You TTAC's Next Top News Contributor?

As you saw last week, our news chief Steph Willems left the daily news grind behind to pursue an opportunity outside of automotive journalism. That leaves us looking for our next news guru.

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Housekeeping: Be Safe This Labo(u)r Day

For what I think is the third time this year, I find myself saying a holiday won’t be like the others. Pandemic life, sigh.

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Housekeeping: In Which We Bid Steph Farewell

Today is a bittersweet day in the virtual offices that make up TTAC. Our own news chief, Steph Willems, is departing for a gig in an industry that is, I assume, somewhat less ridiculous than this one (by “ridiculous”, I mean both automotive journalism specifically and automotive in general). We wish him well.

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Housekeeping: TTAC Takes Juneteenth Off

The edict came down from our corporate parent last week: Juneteenth is now an official company-wide holiday.

That means we’ll be off on Friday, June 19th.

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  • Eliyahu The odds of finding a Pruis SE plugin appear to be close to 0. Possibly vaporware found only on the Toyota configurator.
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