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Brandy Schaffels
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If you live in an area where you encounter snow during the winter months, your TPMS light has probably already signaled a change in tire pressure, but you may not be expecting it if you live in sunnier climates. It could also happen if you drive from a warmer area to spend a vacation day in the snow.
The polar plunge that has chilled much of the nation does more than bring out ice scrapers and antifreeze. It can trigger vehicles' tire pressure monitoring systems overnight, sending nervous drivers to dealers and service centers.
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You might be surprised to discover that an item commonly found on an infant’s changing table is helping General Motors’ engineers simulate snow year round, ensuring heating systems in cars like the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze  can quickly and efficiently warm its interior. 
You might be surprised to discover that an item commonly found on an infant’s changing table is helping General Motors’ engineers simulate snow year round
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The second video in the series features  Alex Paguibitan, a soldier of The Salvation Army, who became involved with the organization at seven years old. He invited SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting along one of his Red Kettle drives to show what it is like to help those who are less fortunate during the holiday season.
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Whether you want to gift her with fun and decorative car accessories, car themed gifts, or practical items she can keep in her car, these ten suggestions make great holiday gifts for the special girls on your list. 
Whether you want to gift her with fun and decorative car accessories, car themed gifts, or practical items you can keep in your car, these ten suggestions make great holiday gifts for the special girls on your list.
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Father, son, brother, husband, boyfriend, or buddy: no matter whether he wants to drive them or wrench on them -- if your guy loves cars, we know you'll find something here that's perfect for him. 
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Nissan has partnered with NBC Universal and Adam Levine to promote "Red Thumb Day" – inspired by "Red Thumb Reminder,"  a program created by Steve Babcock of EVB advertising.
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No, this isn’t a tip to knock snow or ice off your engine block, it’s a tip to help protect the lives of cats or other small animals that may be hiding under the hood or on top of a tire as a way to stay warm in cold weather. 
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Some are counterintuitive, some are surprisingly simple. Either way, here are 15 New Year’s resolutions for 2015 based on centenarians’ life experiences (and by the way, we especially like number 6!): 
According to this collection of centenarians –- people who have lived 100 years or more –- drink, save, love, and be healthy are high on their lists.
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Looking for some last-minute gift ideas? Whether you're shopping for him, her, a teen driver, or are just looking for a practical stocking stuffer, we've got lots of great automotive-themed choices here.
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With Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect time to stock the toolbox of the mechanic you love, or even your own toolbox! 
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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation,  an average of 31,385 crashes, resulting in 11,812 persons injured and 511 deaths, occur each year – all due to fog. 
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To launch the partnership Miranda is auctioning off a customized Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn just like the one she drives, with all proceeds going to benefit MuttNation Foundation. 
Ram has announced a new partnership with award-winning country music sensation Miranda Lambert.
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Senior Editor and Content Manager at TrueCar.com
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@FiestaGrrl
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Journalist with more than 25 years experience in the automotive and publishing industry. I like to drive fast. Mother of a 10yo and 19yo boys. I've owned five Hondas but I currently drive a 2011 Ford Fiesta SEL named Sunshine. My hair is platinum gray and I refuse to dye it, but I do like to add wild streaks of bright colors just for fun. Find me on Twitter @Fiestagrrl
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  • California Lutheran University
    B.A. Communication Arts, 1982
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