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A car and a story: Vintage car shows attracts crowds to hear and see history

A car and a story: Vintage car shows attracts crowds to hear and see history

Here are scenes from a recent vehicle show in Milford. — photos by Audra Napolitano From rat rods to Camaros and Duesenbergs to Corvettes, there’s a little piece of history rolling into towns and cities across the country, as we’re in the swing of car show season. “These cars are rolling works of art,” said...
Did you know windshield wipers should be changed 90-120 days? Defensive driving means seeing well

Did you know windshield wipers should be changed 90-120 days? Defensive driving means seeing well

Driving defensively is the best way for motorists to avoid accidents and protect themselves and their passengers from the risks of the road. But the importance of defensive driving is magnified when driving in hazardous conditions, especially when drivers’ vision is potentially compromised. Driving when visibility is poor can test the skills of even the...
Topics to discuss before hiring your next mechanic 

Topics to discuss before hiring your next mechanic 

Few decisions weigh as heavily on automobile owners as their choice of mechanic. A good mechanic goes a long way toward ensuring drivers and their passengers stay safe on the road and that those drivers’ vehicles perform at their peak for years to come. That’s an important role to play, and it’s why many drivers...
Upcoming vintage car shows in the area

Upcoming vintage car shows in the area

Some upcoming vintage vehicle shows from Connecticut Seaport Car Club. Stratford The Fly Meet Charity Car Meet is set for July 27, 11-4 p.m. at the Stratford Army Engine Plant, 690 Main Street. There will be vendors, skate ramps, food, cars and more. Cost: cars, $20, and spectators $5. Children 12 and younger are free....
Animals on the roadways cause hundreds of fatal crashes every year 

Animals on the roadways cause hundreds of fatal crashes every year 

Collisions with animals resulted in 2,083 fatal crashes and 2,194 fatalities between 2001 and 2011 nationwide. Whether a deer, dog, moose or even squirrel, animals on the roadway are unexpected and their actions can be erratic and unpredictable, creating a dangerous situation for motorists. AAA encourages drivers to use caution and remain alert to avoid...
We’re in the heat of summer, don’t get your car stuck in it

We’re in the heat of summer, don’t get your car stuck in it

Dramatic fluctuations in temperature can wreak havoc on automobiles. While cars and trucks are designed to be reliable under various conditions, sometimes the weather can get the best of even the most reliable vehicle. Many people associate car troubles with cold weather. However, cars are susceptible to breakdowns when it is hot outside. Extreme heat...
AAA survey says: Vacations are now (extended) family affairs

AAA survey says: Vacations are now (extended) family affairs

Archie Bunker wouldn’t be happy with this travel news: more than 36% of traveling Americans say they plan to take a multi-generational vacation in the next 12 months. [wide] [/wide] Who are they going with? According to a National AAA Travel survey, more than 25% say, in addition to themselves, they’ll travel with children and/or...

Stratford’s annual car show is Monday

Engines will be roaring Monday at Ryders Landing Shopping Center for the annual Ryders Landing Cruise Nights. The show will be from 5:30-9 p.m. Typically a monthly gathering since 2009, this will be the only show this season. Vehicles on display will be from any year and can range from a vehicle from 1912, to...
High gas prices no longer fuel decline in American driving

High gas prices no longer fuel decline in American driving

Americans now are less likely to change their driving habits or lifestyle to offset rising gas prices, primarily because this year’s gas prices are lower than last year. That was the finding of a survey by the national AAA survey. According to the survey, only half of U.S. adults (53%) are now doing something to...
Don't fall for a pothole

Don’t fall for a pothole

Potholes are one of the signs of spring in Connecticut. However, the thaw-freeze-thaw cycle that creates pavement breakup in roadways can cause vehicle damage, contribute to tire wear, and just give motorists overall panic attacks.   • Look ahead. Make a point to check the road ahead for potholes. Stay focused. Look well ahead of...
Don't lose when leasing

Don’t lose when leasing

Leasing instead of buying a vehicle has its benefits. Drivers who lease often cite the fun of getting a new car every few years and the peace of mind of knowing they won’t have to deal with costly repairs associated with older vehicles as two of the best reasons to lease a vehicle. The newer...

Dealership finds success with community outreach

The advances in technology combined with a fluctuating economy makes the car-buying options a little more complex these days. But, the industry is changing with the times — which include slowing down on production of manual transmission and more technological features. “All of the cars are made really well these days,” said Ed DeMarseilles, chief...