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Would you rent a car from a stranger? With rental prices sky high, car-sharing companies get a boost

Eduardo Maldonado and Karen Valencia, both from Dallas, are renting a car for the weekend from Avail on May 6, 2021 in Schiller Park. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Rental car companies are struggling to bring in enough new cars, leading to high prices and limited options. Car-sharing services are filling the void.

Motormouth: Which oil to use for a moped?

In spring, bikes return like flowers, and so do questions on how to maintain them. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline adds off-road capability, styling

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline. (Ford Motor Company/TNS)

The popular Ford Explorer three-row SUV will add an off-road-oriented model this summer.

NHTSA asks Ford to recall 620K Explorer, Police Interceptor SUVS in U.S.

Ford Motor Co. has confirmed a recall of more than 620,000 Explorer and Police Interceptor SUVs in the U.S. and its territories.

Put in park: How a tiny chip wounded the US auto industry

Hundreds of Ford trucks fill a parking lot near I-96 between Southfield and Evergreen, in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, April 25, 2021. A global semiconductor shortage has forced car manufacturers to stockpile unfinished vehicles. (David Guralnick/The Detroit News/TNS)

The global semiconductor chip shortage arguably is unlike anything the automotive industry has weathered.

Electric vehicles that still qualify for $7,500 tax credit

If you’re eager to purchase an EV soon, a good money-saving move is to focus your search on EVs still eligible for a tax credit of up to $7,500.

Motormouth: Paying tolls

Traffic flows south on the I-294 Tri-State tollway near the Touhy Avenue plaza in August 2012. The Illinois Tollway said recently that it is permanently eliminating cash toll collections.  (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Questions and answers about cars.

Rugged Toyota Tundra TRD Pro likes to play

The rugged Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series brings the toughness you need to conquer the off-road. 84 Sequoia TRD Pro lets you take up to seven passengers farther off the beaten path than ever before. The king-size Tundra TRD Pro is as comfortable blasting over sand dunes as it is towing your boat.  (Toyota/TNS)

This is not your father's Camry, but a serious bark-chewing beast.

Cadillac prices Lyriq EV SUV under $60,000, reveals production model

The 2023 all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV. (Cadillac/TNS)

General Motors has revealed the production version of the 2023 all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV along with its starting price.

Engineers have a trick to help electric vehicle batteries get more range in winter

This Oct. 17, 2018 photo shows a Chevrolet Volt hybrid car charging at a ChargePoint charging station at a parking garage in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

A simple tip from the engineers who develop and test electric vehicles can reduce or eliminate one of owners’ biggest concerns: the effect cold weather has on electric vehicles’ driving range.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup offers maneuverability, striking looks

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz (Drew Phillips/Hyundai/TNS)

Hyundai’s long-awaited Santa Cruz pickup has finally broken cover, and it largely stays true to the scene-stealing concept that was a hit at the 2015 North American International Auto show.

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