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New Lease Tax Law Could Save You 50% in Taxes!

Posted by: Mark Bilek on Jan 02, 2015

Thanks to a new Illinois law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2015, state taxes on vehicle leases will be reduced up to 50 percent, allowing consumers to get more car for less money.

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Join Nissan's #RedThumb Movement

Posted by: Erin Guth on Dec 18, 2014

Earlier this week, Nissan kicked off its Red Thumb campaign to promote safe driving and spread awareness of the dangers of texting and driving. Nissan's Red Thumb Movement encourages drivers to take a pledge to not text and drive.

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Are Snow Tires Worth the Investment?

Posted by: Erin Guth on Dec 05, 2014

Yes! In locations where the temperature drops below 45 degree Fahrenheit, snow tires are a good idea for all vehicles - even all-wheel drive vehicles. Compared to all-season tires, snow tires are built for cool temperatures and can help maximize safety on the roads that have been affected by the winter weather. Here, we share the top reasons why you should consider purchasing snow tires this winter...especially if you're from Chicago!

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LA Auto Show Roundup

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Nov 26, 2014

The Chicago Auto Show is right around the corner and, this February, Chicagoans will get a first glimpse at the vehicles that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. We’ve compiled the key highlights here.

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Best Fuel-saving Holiday Travel Tips

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Nov 26, 2014

In preparation for the impending holiday, we sat down with Consumer Guide Automotive Publisher Tom Appel, to gather some very helpful travel tips.

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Mazda Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted by: Erin Guth on Nov 25, 2014

Mazda is spreading holiday cheer this season by pledging an hour of community service every time someone test-drives one of their vehicles. Mazda is also donating $150 to charity for every Mazda vehicle bought or leased.

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Ford "Goes Further" and Debuts 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Nov 18, 2014

Ford announced the 2016 Shelby GT350, calling it the most-powerful naturally-aspirated Ford production engine and is, by far, the most ambitious powertrain program it has ever done.

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Lexus Does Some Redecorating

Posted by: Mark Bilek on Nov 16, 2014

Your local Lexus showroom is getting a major remodel in the coming months. No, not new paint, or furniture, or fixtures. Two new models will give a fresh look to Toyota's luxury-brand lineup.

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Highlights from SEMA 2014

Posted by: Mark Bilek on Nov 14, 2014

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is an annual celebration of everything automotive. Unlike the Chicago Auto Show, though, SEMA isn’t open to the public.

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Our 4 Vehicle Lineup for the Ultimate Tailgate

Posted by: Erin Guth on Nov 14, 2014

Tailgating is all about food, beverages and cheering on your team. But you can't forget about one of the most important elements of a tailgate...a properly equipped vehicle! Here's our lineup of four vehicles with features that will help kickoff the ultimate tailgate party.

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Friday, May, 22, 2015

Racing's Greatest Weekend!

If you are a speed freak, you've been waiting for this weekend all year. It's one of the few times you can ...

Wednesday, May, 20, 2015

What You Need to Know about the Takata Recall

To help clear up any misinformation that’s been circulating the Internet, we’ve compiled facts below on ...

Friday, May, 15, 2015

A Rally and a Street Legal Racecar

Earlier this week automakers and journalists once again descended on Elkhart Lake, WI, which has become home to the ...

Thursday, May, 14, 2015

Two days in paradise -- for a motorhead!

The 14th annual Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Spring Rally was held this past Tuesday and Wednesday ...

Tuesday, May, 05, 2015

Mazda Drive for Good

With so much negativity in the news, it’s refreshing to hear about those who contribute – both ...

Thursday, April, 23, 2015

Mazda Rallies in Grant Park to Prevent Distracted Driving

To celebrate Global Youth Service Day and bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, the Mazda ...

Wednesday, April, 22, 2015

Toyota's Mirai Fueled by ... ahem ... Bullsh*t

Though you can't yet buy the hybrogen-powered Mirai sedan in Illinois, Toyota is starting a national marketing ...

Wednesday, April, 15, 2015

2016 Acura RDX Ready for Launch

Fresh off it's world debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Acura is set to hit dealer showrooms ...

Thursday, April, 09, 2015

Chicago Highlights from the Big Apple

With some flashy debuts and a healthy dose of technology news, automakers made some noise during the New York Auto ...

Friday, March, 27, 2015

New Ford Technology Helps Drivers Avoid Speeding Tickets

Ford announced the launch of its new technology that’s aimed to help drivers stay within the speed limit to ...

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5/23/2015 10:05:00 AM

Did you know? The state of Illinois changed the way vehicle leases are taxed, allowing you to get more car for less money! Get all the details in 60 seconds here: http://bit.ly/1FF5nw5

5/22/2015 12:41:00 PM

It's the perfect weekend to check out community car shows and cruise nights! DriveChicago has the local lineup here: http://www.drivechicago.com/carshows

5/22/2015 10:44:05 AM

Racing's Greatest Weekend On Deck!

5/21/2015 3:07:11 PM

Today started the mass production of the all-new, redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot, that debuted just a few months ago at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The Pilot is scheduled to arrive at dealerships next month! #ThrowbackThursday #tbt

5/21/2015 11:11:33 AM

UPDATE: We've added an updated recalled model list (in the Takata recalls) to yesterday's blog post. Click here to see if your vehicle is listed & share with those you think may be affected: http://bit.ly/1R40z5B

5/20/2015 1:35:36 PM

We've compiled the facts on what you need to know about the Takata airbag recall and if or how you may be affected: http://bit.ly/1R40z5B

5/19/2015 2:43:46 PM

The USO of Illinois and Real Urban Barbecue helped prep Chicago Automobile Trade Association dealers on event and BBQ tips today! Save the Date for the 2015 USO Barbecue for the Troops events at local dealerships: Saturday, July 18. More info to come. #BBQ4Troops

5/19/2015 1:40:09 PM

Make it happen for Fuel Book - a device which turns any Car into a Smart Car for $69. Check it out at igg.me/at/fuelbook

5/18/2015 5:26:48 PM

Vice President Joe Biden says Corvettes are better than Porsches...what's your vote? http://politi.co/1AfHvwH

5/15/2015 4:08:18 PM

Dodge introduced the 2016 #Viper ACR - a street-legal racecar - to the Midwest Automotive Media Association this week. Make sure the sound is up when you listen to this engine! http://bit.ly/1bV9TZC

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5/24/2015 2:15:11 AM

RT @MazdaUSA: Can't wait to customize the 2016 #MX5 #Miata? Check out our #CAS15 design concept! #LongLiveTheRoadster http://t.co/nygE3vk3Xd

5/24/2015 12:40:55 AM

RT @FordMustang: Guess who's going to be at the @ChiAutoShow? The all-new Shelby® GT350! #Ford #Mustang #FordCAS http://t.co/xe0dpl4nQe

5/23/2015 9:49:28 PM

RT @longotoyota: #ToyotaFT1 was voted Best Concept Vehicle at the @ChiAutoShow. RT if you agree. http://t.co/fxojB7FP4r

5/23/2015 9:46:36 PM

RT @longotoyota: #ToyotaFT1 was voted Best Concept Vehicle at the @ChiAutoShow. RT if you agree. http://t.co/fxojB7FP4r

5/23/2015 11:24:11 AM

Daily Motoring News is out! http://t.co/k091cYpRdn Stories via @ChiAutoShow

5/22/2015 10:48:48 AM

Racing's Greatest Weekend! http://t.co/jMrmCGqjtK Don't miss a moment of the racing action this weekend! Tweet us your picks.

5/22/2015 10:41:17 AM

#ToyotaFT1 was voted Best Concept Vehicle at the @ChiAutoShow. RT if you agree. http://t.co/fxojB7FP4r

5/22/2015 10:39:28 AM

The Dealer Direct Parts Weekly is out! http://t.co/0oLaLHzJ1k Stories via @ChiAutoShow @oreillyauto @Import_Car

5/22/2015 12:34:47 AM

RT @jaimefennema: Few more pics from the @ChiAutoShow First Look event last night http://t.co/9nBzSSCM0C

5/21/2015 9:50:05 PM

@Toyota @ChiAutoShow Please tell me I will get to drive one of these one day! ?????? #LetsGoPlaces