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NBC 5 Gives Viewers a Sneak Peak Inside The Dallas Auto Show  

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 26/ -- NBC 5/KXAS-TV NBC affiliate in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, will gives viewers a sneak peak at some of the most spectacular cars and trucks with "Inside The Dallas Auto Show".  The program airs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3rd, opening day of the show.

NBC 5 traffic reporter Tammy Dombeck will take viewers through an exciting, fast-paced glimpse at hundreds of late-model cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars and more. The program will hopefully entice more North Texans than ever to attend this year's show by taking them inside the Dallas Convention Center and up-close to their dream cars. 

 

Automotive.com Launches Classified Listings to Link Used Car Buyers/Sellers 

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 27 / -- Automotive.com the new and used car research and buying site for consumers, recently unveiled an enhanced website that features over 2 million used car listings and a classified section for consumers to sell their used cars.

To kick off their new website the company is allowing consumers to try the service for free. Their used car classifieds offer the used car seller the opportunity to upload multiple photos, write their own description, and be contacted directly by potential buyers by email or phone. Log on to www.automotive.com for more info.

 

Honda FCX with Fuel Cell Stack Proves its Cold-Start Performance Capabilities 

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 27/ -- Marking a significant breakthrough for fuel cell technology, Honda Motor Co., Ltd,  announced that it has conducted a successful cold-weather demonstration of its FCX fuel cell vehicle equipped with a Honda Fuel Cell Stack.  Demonstrating the vehicle's cold-weather performance capabilities and its ability to start in below freezing temperatures has been a major hurdle in the drive to create a truly mass-marketable fuel cell vehicle.

Testing was conducted at Honda's test track and other locations.  The FCX successfully started after being parked outside overnight in temperatures as low as -11 degrees C (+12 degrees F). 

 

Spring Showers Bring Safety Hazards for Drivers

BETHESDA, Md., March 1/ -- Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are typical examples of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the rainy months of spring.

Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up, causing the tire to hydroplane and lose contact with the pavement, similar to driving on ice. The simplest way to check tire tread depth is with a penny. Insert the penny into the grooves of the tread. If you are able to see all of Lincoln's head, the tire needs replacement.

 


 

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