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Recycled Plastics Vying for Asphalt’s Job

Recycled Plastics Vying for Asphalt’s Job

Even the road less traveled is probably paved with asphalt. Asphalt has been the number one, top dog, only-game-in-town material mix for mostly all of our roads for what seems like forever. But, nothing lasts forever; asphalt might soon be feeling the heat from some healthy competition—competition in the form of recycled plastics. Motor Trend […]

 Aaron Widmar

Turning Recycled Car Parts Into Home Decor

Turning Recycled Car Parts Into Home Decor

You don’t need to be an interior decorating wizard to turn some recognizable automotive parts into your newest home decor. With a little bit of soldering, electrical wiring, and imagination, you can practically recycle your entire car into part of your home. What a Mess! Don’t mis these tips on effectively and easily washing your […]

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GM Builds Chevy Equinox Part Out of Recycled Water Bottles

GM Builds Chevy Equinox Part Out of Recycled Water Bottles

Electric vehicles and hybrids may get the most publicity, but there are lots of ways that automakers can reduce their carbon footprint, some more unusual than others. Case in point: General Motors is using its employees’ recycled water bottles to create noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevy Equinox engine. Collected from five of the […]

 Aaron Widmar

What Is Fordite? Turning Automobile Paint into Recycled Jewelry

What Is Fordite? Turning Automobile Paint into Recycled Jewelry

Beauty can be found in the most grimy, overlooked places–and all it takes to discover it is a little bit of elbow grease and creativity. Did you know that automobile factories produce more than just cutting-edge vehicles and jobs for communities? Look closer and you’ll discover something more breathtaking than a paycheck or a gas-guzzling machine: […]

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Artist Uses Recycled Cell Phones to Build Car

Artist Uses Recycled Cell Phones to Build Car

Recycling is an easy way to go green. Whether it’s separating your plastics and glass from the rest of your garbage or donating old electronics to those that need it, there are a million ways to reuse the various bits of junk lying around your house. But what if you used this old junk as […]

 Richard Bazzy

Ford Uses Recycled Plastics in F-150’s Cloth Seats

Ford Uses Recycled Plastics in F-150’s Cloth Seats

Did you recently purchase a new 2015 F-150? Do you enjoy the way the comfortable cloth seats feel? Would you be incredibly surprised if I were to tell you that those seats are made up of reused plastic water bottles? Well, they are. The cloth Ford uses in the seats of the F-150 is comprised […]

 Tim Shults

Recycled Tires: Bouncing Back from the Scrap Yard

Recycled Tires: Bouncing Back from the Scrap Yard

Great. Another flat tire. Second time this year already, too. Time to take your car in and have it fitted with a brand-new, raven-black tire. Gotta love that fresh rubber scent! So, now what? You’ve paid the extra fee to have your old tire disposed of, so it’s off into the vast abyss of “not my […]

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Ford to Use Recycled Materials in 2014 F-150 Trucks

Ford to Use Recycled Materials in 2014 F-150 Trucks

Keeping with Ford’s efforts to reduce their environmental impact, the Ford Motor Co. has announced that it intends to use various recycled materials in producing its 2014 Ford F-150 pickup, which is being built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo. According to the Kansas City Business Journal, The 2014 F-150 will utilize […]

 Graham Eubank

One Plastic Bottle at a Time: Ford Escape’s Recycled Fabric

One Plastic Bottle at a Time: Ford Escape’s Recycled Fabric

Ford has been a leader in creating eco-friendly products and increasing sustainability for many years now.  As part of their eco efforts, the company has been using recycled materials in their vehicles since 2008, when it first appeared in the upholstery of the Escape Hybrid.

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Simple Ways to Turn Back the Clock on Your Car’s Interior

Simple Ways to Turn Back the Clock on Your Car’s Interior

Wear and tear is not only noticeable on your car’s exterior. Your car’s interior can look older than it should just from day-to-day and year-to-year use. But simple tweaks can stop the clock and make your car’s interior look like new once again. Learn More: The importance of regular oil changes Cleaning is never a […]

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Earth Day: What is Toyota Up To?

Earth Day: What is Toyota Up To?

As one of the best-selling car brands in the world, Toyota has a greater responsibility than most to build green cars in an eco-conscious way. Fortunately, the Japanese automaker has always been one of the companies most committed to environmentally-friendly practices, starting with the launch of the Prius more than two decades ago. Today, there […]

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Earns “Best Hybrid Car” Title from U.S. News & World Report

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Earns “Best Hybrid Car” Title from U.S. News & World Report

  The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq is deserving of its recent award. U.S. World News & Report has just granted it the “2018 Best Hybrid Car” title. An EPA-estimated 58 mpg combined city/highway driving paired with a base price of $22,200 give it an advantage above its Toyota rivals. The Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Prius both […]

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9 Careers in the EV Industry

9 Careers in the EV Industry

As electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to grow, it’s only natural for young adults to start focusing on career paths that would foster the development of this industry. Here are nine professions worth exploring if you’re interested in pursuing a job in the EV field. Spring Makeover: GM accessories to refresh your vehicle Concise and […]

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Car Thieves Take Advantage of the Rising Price of Car Parts to Sell Stolen Vehicles Piece by Piece

Car Thieves Take Advantage of the Rising Price of Car Parts to Sell Stolen Vehicles Piece by Piece

The increasingly common practice of car thieves dismantling vehicles to sell off their parts is leading to an increase in overall car thefts

Modern motorists who have been involved in an accident are learning the hard way just how expensive car parts can be in contemporary vehicles. The complicated intricacies and components required to create modern automobiles means that even a minor wreck can result in an expansive repair cost. Another problem that modern drivers have to deal […]

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4 Benefits to Taking Your Car to the Dealership for Your Maintenance

4 Benefits to Taking Your Car to the Dealership for Your Maintenance

Vehicle ownership brings with it a host of maintenance costs over the years. From regular oil changes and new tires to potential engine and transmission problems, your vehicle will need to be taken in for service at some point. You have a few options when you’re choosing your vehicle service provider; you can take your […]

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Sumitomo Refines its Smart Tire Technology

Sumitomo Refines its Smart Tire Technology

As manufacturers release more innovative features on their vehicles, you have to wonder if tires missed out on the technology upgrade. While we have rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlights that automatically turn on when they sense a certain level of darkness, why can’t tires have this same quality of response? The Japanese-based company Sumitomo recently […]

 Zachary Berry

“Rick and Morty” Fan Trades His Volkswagen GTI for a Single Packet of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

“Rick and Morty” Fan Trades His Volkswagen GTI for a Single Packet of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

Depending on who you ask, Rick Sanchez of the Adult Swim hit show Rick and Morty is either one of the most complicated characters in cartoon history or simply a man obsessed with one thing above all else: McDonald’s limited-edition Szechuan sauce. The character himself has declared that his main motivation is derived from the fast […]

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GM Vietnam Volunteers Reach Out to Help Students Affected by Flash Flooding

GM Vietnam Volunteers Reach Out to Help Students Affected by Flash Flooding

Around 50 General Motors Vietnam employees and Chevrolet dealership reps participated in a 400-kilometer goodwill journey from October 2 – 3, intended to support the students of two schools in the Mu Chang Chai District of Yen Bai that were affected by flash flooding. The trip involved seven Chevy Colorado pickup trucks filled with volunteers, supplies, […]

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