November 4, 2012

Auto Briefs

SEMA picks hottest cars; time change a wiper and lights reminder

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(Toyota)

SEMA awards go to Ford, Scion and Jeep
The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car at this year's SEMA show, while the Scion FR-S (shown) took Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4x4-SUV award. The SEMA awards recognize vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year's top products. SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is a nonprofit trade association specializing in aftermarket products.
NWautos staff

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(Thinkstock)

Check lights, wipers when you 'fall back'
As you turn back the clocks, check your vehicle's lights and wipers, says the Car Care Council. The consumer-education group advises drivers to inspect vehicle lights and wipers, and replace burned-out bulbs and worn blades. Other advice as days get shorter and rain becomes more prevalent:
• If there is any doubt as to whether your headlights should be on, turn them on.
• Keep headlights, taillights and signal lights clean.
• Make sure your headlights are properly aimed. Misaimed headlights can blind other drivers and reduce your ability to see the road.
NWautos staff

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