• Car & Automotive

    Car shoppers still enjoy the experience, Cox Automotive survey finds

    The fastest-growing source for consumers’ vehicle research are the websites of online used-vehicle retailers, such as Carvana and Vroom, according to Cox’s survey. In the study, 25 percent of surveyed consumers reported visiting the websites of the new-form online retailers, as Cox refers to them, while vehicle shopping. That’s up from 17 percent of consumers surveyed in 2020 and just 3 percent of those surveyed in 2017. Those visits are still far outnumbered by visits to third-party websites, such as Autotrader or CarGurus, and visits to dealership websites, according to the survey. Visits to third-party listings sites dipped to 75  

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    Fixers Automotive owner Tarfin Micu seriously injured after car thief dragged him at Heights shop

    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Fixers Automotive, located right off Heights Blvd. and 11th Street, is a longtime staple in the Heights. The owner, Tarfin Micu, is known for working six, sometimes seven, days a week as the only mechanic in his shop. “I’ve seen Tarfin out here working on cars when it’s 120 degrees out or whether it’s 20 degrees out,” said Brian Laney, a longtime customer and neighbor. But for the first time, Tarfin’s shop is closed as he sits in a hospital with severe injuries. His wife told ABC13 that last Friday, he was working on a customer’s  

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    Best Automotive Accessory Black Friday Deals From Walmart

    Getty Walmart may seem like an odd choice for finding deals on automotive accessories, but in fact, the retailing giant carries lots of car-and-truck-related products and plenty of tools and supplies for vehicular projects. Many of the products are familiar brand names, and Walmart’s purchasing power gives it the ability to pass on deals to customers. Here are some of the best tool and accessory Black Friday deals from Walmart. Many of these deals also carry through to Cyber Monday. NOTE: Prices at the time of reporting are reflected here and are subject to change. Walmart Black Friday Deal: Everstart  

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    The future of car interiors in automotive

    Imagine a world where a car’s interior, and the accompanying cabin experience, are two of the most important vehicle differentiators. In this world, affiliates of a vehicle brand are not waiting for the next start of production of a vehicle but for the next operating-system update; OEM CEOs introduce new human-machine-interface (HMI) systems as stand-alone products to as much anticipation and fanfare as new models; and car magazines discuss comfort levels rather than acceleration and horsepower. This world is now emerging within the automotive industry, and it will transform how OEMs make and market  

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    meet chaos, the greek 3,000-horsepower ‘ultra car’ by SP automotive

    chaos is the world’s first ultra-car   designer and automotive engineer spyros panopoulos unveils the world’s first ‘ultra car‘ dubbed chaos, that will make its official debut on november 1. ‘this vehicle is faster than ever before, innovative at all levels, with new technologies and innovative materials.’ according to the SP automotive company. expensive materials including titanium, carbon fiber, kevlar, inconel exhaust system, and zylon, were employed to form the machine. the car‘s monocoque is made of the last aforementioned material, which is the strongest man-made fiber, and its cross-sectional strength beats both steel and carbon fiber.    the vehicle will be  

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