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"Coal Rolling" -Political Divide Gone To the Streets



I am really ready to hear about a trend on the road that has to do with being courteous-that being said, I don?t expect it to happen any day soon.  The newest trend amongst drivers with an obvious deficit in real things to do is a thing called "Coal Rolling" which is normally directed towards people who have a care or…
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Auto enthusiasts remember James Garner behind the wheel




James Garner, celebrated actor and auto enthusiast, dies at age 86
James Garner: 1928-2014

By  Jeremy Korzeniewski

James Garner, star of such Hollywood television and film classics as Maverick and The Rockford Files, has passed away at his home at the age of 86. Garner is believed to have died of natural causes.

While Garner is best known for his television and movie roles, he was…
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Road Trips Made More Fun Thanks to Checkered Flag



While packing for a family road trip it is important to think about your sanity.  I don't mean making sure to pack your medications (although that thought has crossed my mind a time or two), but planning for the inevitable, the "Are we there yet" question.  Taking 2 small kiddos on a cross country trip in the car is a…
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From "Car Talk" When to pull over immediately



Every Saturday my husband wakes up bright and early to listen to his "shows" on NPR (National Public Radio for you non-hipsters).   If nothing's on the boob tube, I even listen along myself. 

Although I'm not a huge fan of chat radio, I have to admit, the all-about-auto show "Car Talk" is not only hilarious, it's also very informative…
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Backup cameras ruled a necessity for future vehicles




A change in automotive necessity brings a safer future for our Checkered Flag families.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will soon require all vehicles sold in the U.S. to be equipped with rear-view cameras.

After years of delays, NHTSA issues backup camera rules
By  Pete Bigelow  (Edited here for length.  See full article at source link below.)

Cars being sold in the United States must come equipped with a backup camera by May 2018.

Federal safety regulators finalized a rule requiring the installation of rear-view cameras Monday morning after years of delays. They believe the law will reduce…
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Viral video: Real life Hot Wheels record-breaking stunt



Ready to see every little boy's (who are we kidding?) grown man's dream come true? 

Checkered Flag covered this video a few years ago when it first took place.  But, now, the real life Hot Wheels video is taking social media by storm.

Check out the video of the real-life Hot Wheels corkscrew jump.



If you are unable to…
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AAA claims cost of vehicle ownership is down



Let Checkered Flag help you keep car ownership cost even lower.

Owning and Operating Your Vehicle Just Got a Little Cheaper AAA?s 2014 ?Your Driving Costs? Study

Average cost for sedans decreases 2.7 percent to 59.2 cents per mile

VIRGINA BEACH, Va. (May 9, 2014) ? AAA released the results of its annual ?Your Driving Costs? study, revealing a 2.7 percent decrease in the cost to own and operate a sedan in the U.S. The average cost fell 1.64 cents to 59.2 cents per mile, or $8,876 per year, based upon 15,000…
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