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Consumer Reports Releases Top Cars For 2014

Consumer Reports released its list of top cars for 2014. Dozens of cars are tested at the Consumer Reports Auto Center and rated on a scale of 0 to 100.

02/25/2014

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As 2014 Begins, Gas Prices Higher In Minnesota

In the new year, Minnesota drivers are paying more at the pumps than a year ago. The average price statewide is $3.24 a gallon. That compares to $3.07 this time last year.

01/01/2014

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Good Question: Do We Really Need Snow Tires?

We all know Minnesota winters aren’t easy, especially driving through all the ice and snow. This week’s weather has reminded some of us it’s time to change our tires. But who really needs snow tires? Good Question.

12/03/2013

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Prices Soaring For High-Tech Car Parts

It’s a trend auto body shop owners across the country are seeing right now. Ordinary car parts that used to cost a few dollars to replace can now cost hundreds.

11/19/2013

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RV, Motor Home Sales On The Rise

Don’t be surprised if you notice more RV’s and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV’s are expected to be sold this year.

09/04/2013

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Edina Police Warn Residents After Spike In Thefts From Vehicles

Edina Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after a summer spike in thefts.

08/01/2013

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Chrysler Recalling Nearly 750,000 Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling nearly 750,000 cars and minivans in two separate recalls issued this week. The latest involves 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year. Chrysler said the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.

07/05/2013

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Apple Valley Officer Hurt In 3-Vehicle Crash

Authorities say that an Apple Valley Police officer was involved in a three-car collision that resulted in injuries. According to the city, the crash happened just after noon at 140th Street and Galaxie Avenue.

06/26/2013

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Classic Cars On Display At Inaugural Concours d’Elegance

With the summer months almost upon us, classic car shows will be scheduled all over the state. And this weekend in Excelsior, 100 vehicles will take center stage with the 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance.

06/01/2013

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Twin Cities Auto Show Revs Its Engines Again

All this week, Minnesotans are getting a look at the latest and greatest in cars, trucks and SUVs. The 40th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show goes through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

03/14/2013

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Wipe Snow Off Your Vehicles, Or It Might Cost You

When snow hits, there are some — and you know who you are — who clear just enough to see out of the windshield. But it’s more than just a matter of courtesy to our fellow drivers.

02/14/2013

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The Reasons Behind Gas Spike In Minnesota

The average price of gas in the Twin Cities is around $3.45 per gallon, which is nearly 40 cents higher than it was a month ago. So, why did prices jump so high so quickly?

01/31/2013

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Police Warn Of Car Thefts While Warming Your Vehicle

Every winter, police send out a warning: Don’t leave your car running with the keys inside.

01/21/2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closing To Traffic

The Stillwater Lift Bridge closes Monday to all types of traffic for a repair project that will take months to complete, according to the Minnesota Department Of Transportation.

09/09/2012

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Road Closures For Metro Motorists This Week

Motorists in the Twin Cities will need to find their way around a few closures in the coming days.

07/10/2012

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Car Insurance: Tips On Getting Better Rates

With car insurance, there are things you can control, like the kind of car you drive. But there are things you can’t, like your age or gender. So, WCCO-TV’s Jamie Yuccas found out what drives insurance companies to give better rates.

05/01/2012

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Good Question: What’s The Best Day To Buy Gas?

There are a few things you can be sure of during the spring time. The grass will turn green, your taxes will be due and, just like Canadian Geese, your gas prices will start heading north.

04/03/2012

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Good Question: Are Car Wash Extras Worth It?

When you pull into a car wash, even the word sounds cheap: Basic. No wonder they always try to upsell us with names like, “Premium,” “Platinum” or “Ultimate.”

03/13/2012

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Fast Brite For Headlights: Does It Really Work?

Commercials for Fast Brite claim to restore the headlights on your vehicle to showroom bright in 30 seconds, but how well does the product really work?

02/17/2012

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Good Question: Should You Lease Or Buy A New Car?

Right now, Americans are hanging onto their cars for the longest time in history — an average of 11 years. That’s one reason experts think the coming months are going to be big months for people buying new cars. But does it make more sense to lease or buy a new car?

02/16/2012

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Police: Man Steals Car, Hits 3 Vehicles Before Fleeing

A man is in custody after police say he stole a car, rammed it into three vehicles and led officers on a short chase.

10/30/2011

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Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Car In Gear

All week, we’re looking at ways you can make spring cleaning as effective and enjoyable as possible. This Wednesday, we’re sitting in the driver’s seat.

04/13/2011

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Buses, Trains Filling Up As Gas Prices Rise

With gas prices in the Twin Cities reaching nearly $3.90 per gallon, drivers are turning more and more to public transportation.

04/12/2011

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Gordy’s Garage: Fun With Fiat

By Gordy Leach, WCCO Italy has an auto industry and Italian cars are imported to America. Ferrari and Lamborghini come to mind. But I’ve been driving around Minnesota for 40 years, and I’ve only seen […]

03/25/2011

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Twin Cities Auto Show Wheels Into Minneapolis

Hundreds of new cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles wheel into the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday in advance of the 38th annual Twin Cities Auto Show.

03/11/2011

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