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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

How to avoid animal-vehicle collisions




While visiting a friend in Maryland this last week, I noticed all manner of wildlife laying on the side of the road.  As a matter of fact, 'round those parts, out-of-towners are warned to avoid the roads all together after dark.  With the seemingly endless winter weather, animals are moving out of the woods and making travel a little tricky.

Wildlife Crossing: AAA Provides Tips to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Animals on the roadways cause hundreds of fatal crashes every year

ORLANDO, Fla., (October 17, 2013) ?Collisions with animals resulted in 2,083 fatal crashes and 2,194 fatalities between 2001…
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Hybrid, diesel, or standard engine? Which is best for you?



One of the most important factors for today's Hampton Roads automotive customer to consider is engine type.  Never before have there been so many choices to optimize our drivers' fuel budget while still meeting comfort, style, and assorted driving needs.  There are many factors to consider when choosing your engine type including driving style, travel distance, driving environment and, of course…
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A few reasons a new vehicle could cost you less than pre-owned



Let Checkered Flag help you keep car ownerships costs down.

AAA predicts driving costs will rise 2 percent in 2013

Annual study finds car maintenance costs will increase the most, while gas prices will be up only slightly.
By Douglas Newcomb (edited for length)

The cost of driving is going up, but it's maintenance, not gasoline, that's now taking the biggest share of your driving dollar.

According to an annual AAA study, the price of driving will rise 1.96 percent in 2013, compared with last year. The AAA study, based on owning one of 15 top-selling sedans…
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New NASA Findings from Kelper Mission



NASA's research and missions continue to amaze as they continue to make discoveries beyond our solar system.  Their newest findings from the Kepler Mission bring to our attention 715 new worlds. 

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds

February 26, 2014

NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit…
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Hyundai PassoCorto concept has a bright start



With the Geneva Motor Show right around the corner, we are starting to find "sneak peeks" of different concept cars out of the big brands.  But not every new concept has a beginning like the Hyundai PassoCorto.

Hyundai bringing compact sports concept to Geneva
Student-designed PassoCorto concept is aimed at millennials.
By Alex Nishimoto of Motor Trend

The designs coming out of Korea…
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Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday



With the amount of snow that has hit Hampton Roads in the last month many are a bit scared of the potential coming in the next 24 hours.  There is a chance that we might get hit again, as our fellow Virginians to the north are currently experiencing.

There is a current Winter Weather advisory for Northern Virginia that will probably impact…
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Smithfield High student featured on 'The Voice'



All of Hampton Roads will be rooting for the local girl on this season of "The Voice."  Locals are taking to social media with overwhelming support for Smithfield High student Bria Kelly.

Smithfield student gets four-chair turn on ?The Voice?
By Ginger Whitaker

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) ? NBC?s hit show ?The Voice? returned Monday for the Season 6…
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