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I Put Spark Plugs On My Holiday List

Don't you dare laugh either. Economic times ain't what they used to be, and many people are  thinking outside the box this year, and making a quick trip to the automotive stores.

The head of the National Retail Federation says the average car on the road in America is eleven years old. With that, cars tend to break down more often, or at the very least need more "love" than the newfangled jobs. Auto themed gifts are often more affordable, and those gift givers feel an automotive gift will be used lots more than a traditional gift.

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Chrysler Recalls Nearly 745,000 Jeeps Due to Faulty Airbags

Chrysler recently announced that the company is recalling nearly 745,000 Jeep sport utility vehicles across the continental United States to repair an issue that could possibly lead to the involuntary deployment of the airbags.

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(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Your Car May Have Counterfeit Airbags, See If Your Car Is On The List

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a statement saying that they have arrested a small ring of auto part suppliers that have been selling counterfeit airbags to be installed in cars. They have released a list for you to check and see if your car is on the list.

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Here’s a Little Known Trick With Your Car Remote

You probably won't use this feature much in the winter. Unless your car dealer told you, or you read your manual....pause for laughter...most people don't know about this trick with your car.

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crazyshellsslam, flickr
crazyshellsslam, flickr
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What Are the Most Stolen Cars in the US? [VIDEO]

Flashy sports cars may be objects of envy, but when it comes to the most stolen vehicles in America, they can’t hold a candle to plain old sedans.

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Phil Hart, Flickr
Phil Hart, Flickr
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Red Cars Attract More Bird Poop

You’ve probably heard that red cars get more speeding tickets, and that they cost more to insure. Contrary to popular belief, neither of these oft-quoted arguments against going red are true.

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Motorhead Madness Entertains Thousands at The DECC [GALLERY]

When MotorHead Madness arrives i the Twin Ports, it's a sure sign of Spring! I look forward to doing my show there every year, and this past weekend's event was no exception. In fact, I felt it was one of the better shows

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Want to See Mercedes’ New Invisible Car?

Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … an invisible Mercedes. What do you mean you can’t look? Oh, right, it’s invisible.

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Rusty Jarrett, Getty Images
Rusty Jarrett, Getty Images
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Tom Cruise Drives 181 MPH in a Race Car, Called ‘The Real Deal’

This was no movie stunt.

Tom Cruise got to test drive a race car at a track in California this week, where the actor did 24 laps in the Red Bull F1 car. Former driver and 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard instructed the ‘Days of Thunder’ star before he let Cruise take hold of the wheel of the 850-horsepower car, reaching speeds of 181 mph.

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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]

YouTube A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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Local Reporter Almost Gets Run Over By Car and Five Other Correspondent Accidents [VIDEOS]

Ben Higgins, the sports director for San Diego's ABC affiliate, was in Tucson, Arizona on Thursday, where he covered San Diego State University's first ever NCAA tournament victory.

But what made his report so memorable was the part when a SUV darn near ran him over as the cameras rolled. Luckily for Higgins, the vehicle stopped just in the nick of time.

Since videos of television reporters actually being struck by things are fun too, we've included a bunch those after the video of Higgins' close call.

Check them out after the jump, and feel free to laugh because none of the reporters were seriously injured (phew!).

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