Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 7:30 AM EDT Apr 10, 2019 The thrill of shopping on your phone or online, of course, is that it makes stocking up on groceries, buying a rug for the apartment or even shopping on a Friday night after a glass of wine or two all that easier. But if you want to get the very best price, step back and take a few extra minutes before you hit checkout. It can be as simple as just doing a quick Google search of prices at various retailers to save $50 or $100 on a big ticket item, like a bedroom dresser. We've got plenty of websites and apps that offer extra rewards and price checks to help savvy spenders get a sweet deal, too. "If you really want to get your cheapskate on, maybe there's a coupon code," said Rick Broida, who lives in Commerce Township and writes "The Cheapskate Blog" for CNET.com. Broida, who held workshops at the Detroit Public Library main branch and the Plymouth Public Library as part of … [Read more...] about What is Dosh? A look at newer online savings tools
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Build Of The Week Featuring the most fascinating projects out there: wild engine swaps, show cars, race cars, rare cars, and even meticulously well-preserved regular cars no one else has the guts to love. Send in your build via email to [Stef Schrader](mailto:[email protected]) with “Build of the Week” in the subject line so we can find it. When the all-time fastest car around the Nürburgring is a hybrid, there’s no excuse to still think “hybrid” means “slow.” But there’s a reason why even major manufacturers struggle to put electric-assisted cars on the market. Home-tinkerer Matt Brown (with a NASCAR team and Tesla on his resume) figured out a way to make his own hybrid system for extra speed, yet his CBR1000RR-swapped 1964 Honda S600 proved that adding hybrid power still isn’t exactly simple. Brown purchased his Honda S600 with the goal of swapping in a motorcycle engine. “I had spent my college … [Read more...] about A Former NASCAR and Tesla Engineer Built His Own Hybrid. It Wasn’t Easy
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. Ah yes, 2018, what a spectacular time to be in the automobile business. With the promise of new beginnings and untold profits dancing in "The New Visionaries'" heads, a Next Frontier marked by a horde of shiny happy zombie cars careening across the landscape, and a blissfully unaware populace with joker-like grins plastered on their faces as they revel in the mindless, pay-as-you-go un-involvement – what could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile the real-world market has been upended by actual paying customers and their insatiable desire for Crossovers, SUVs and Trucks, to the point that legacy auto companies like GM have been caught out of position and unprepared, forcing it to close underperforming plants and cut thousands of workers. GM blames the market conditions, but I place the blame squarely on management for their lack of planning and inability to anticipate where the market was going. Add to this chaotic situation the headlong rush of … [Read more...] about DIGITAL DISCIPLES, ZOMBIE CARS, AND ENOUGH DELUSION AND HUBRIS TO POWER THE NEW EMERALD AUTO CITY JUST OVER THE HILL. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, BESIDES EVERYTHING? THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S TIME FOR THE AUTOEXTREMIST 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW!
By Jeff Yip Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, November 10, 2018 About 2.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches long, this replacement airbag inflator comes with an extensive list of precautions, including never bringing into contact with electricity, storing above 200 degrees Fahrenheit or trying to repair, disassemble or incinerate. less About 2.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches long, this replacement airbag inflator comes with an extensive list of precautions, including never bringing into contact with electricity, storing above 200 degrees ... more Rick Kydd of Jeff Haas Mazda in Houston shows a passenger-side airbag module. Rick Kydd of Jeff Haas Mazda in Houston shows a passenger-side airbag module. In what should have been just a minor 2016 fender-bender, Huma Hanif died after a defective Takata airbag in her 2002 Honda Civic blasted shrapnel into her neck. Her family sued airbag manufacturer Takata, American Honda Motor. Co. and car dealer Westside Hummer. The … [Read more...] about Hidden killers: Grassroots campaign aims to get deadly Takata airbags repaired
A proposed high speed rail line which would get people at Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport in just 15 minutes would see a new train link built next to the M25. The project, named HS4Air, would run from just north of Heathrow to Gatwick and then east to Ashford in Kent. It would involve tunnels being dug under the Surrey Hills. There would be three sections of tunnel, running under part of Mole Valley, Gatwick, and under Staines and Heathrow. The rest of the route would be overground and after leaving Gatwick travelling east, it would would cut across the A22 between Newchapel and Blindley Heath, past Lingfield to Edenbridge where it would head along the existing railway between Tonbridge and Ashford, to connect up with the forthcoming HS2 line. Engineering firm Expedition and architects Weston Williamson have submitted the proposal in answer to a call for private sector projects by the Department of Transport (DoT). The initial proposal was submitted for consideration to the DoT at … [Read more...] about This high speed rail line would link Heathrow and Gatwick