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I’ve been fortunate to try out a night-vision system for automotive use, the Vast by Lanmodo. New technology always intrigues me, particularly how useful it actually is and how well it gets along with a human operator.

If you have found yourself furloughed or are facing a reduced paycheck, and need some new wheels, you’ll want a new ride at the lowest possible cost. Enter the frugal finds, the 10 least expensive new vehicles you can buy, ranked by base price of the base model. Each price includes destinati…

DETROIT — Two months into the COVID-19 shutdown, Michigan motorheads were taking to their sports cars for some therapeutic social-distancing. Metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue, suburban twisties and country roads were suddenly full of spring songbirds: the sharp call of the Porsche flat-six, t…

WARREN, Mich. — More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. for the first time in nearly two months Monday in one of the biggest steps yet to restart American industry, while an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus yielded encouraging results in a small and ex…

After 18 months in which Nissan’s finances cratered, its highest-profile executive became the world’s most famous white-collar fugitive and its alliance with Renault began to crumble, the Japanese automaker may finally have caught a break.

Q: I just bought a nice used car for my 16-year-old daughter to drive. Among all the care and usage recommendations I have given her, the one thing she’s most perplexed about are the gauges. Can you please explain them and their importance? Also, any other tips for a new driver to keep her s…

Q: Our cars have been sitting in the garage for long periods of time because of the coronavirus lockdown and because we’re retired. When we do drive, it’s usually short distances to stock up on groceries. What kind of mileage should we be putting on them to keep them running well?

DETROIT — Anyone who doubts machines have personalities hasn’t driven the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Audi S4. Though they are both of the luxury performance sedan persuasion, they are as different as Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton. Ginger and Mary Ann. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Q: I have a tire on my SUV that loses air to the tune of 4 to 5 psi per month. I’ve looked for a nail or screw in the tread but have found none. What is your take on adding some of the tire sealant to stop the leak? My busy schedule makes it difficult to take it to a place to be fixed?

Q: Would you please repeat the information about doing the penny test on your tires to determine if they have enough tread depth? My wife and I take walks and sometimes I look at the tires of parked cars and I am saddened by the number that have minimal, if any, tread on them.

Q: I have a tire on my SUV that loses air to the tune of 4 to 5 psi per month. I’ve looked for a nail or screw in the tread but have found none. What is your take on adding some of the tire sealant to stop the leak? My busy schedule makes it difficult to take it to a place to be fixed?

Q: Would you please repeat the information about doing the penny test on your tires to determine if they have enough tread depth? My wife and I take walks and sometimes I look at the tires of parked cars and I am saddened by the number that have minimal, if any, tread on them.

DETROIT — Anyone who doubts machines have personalities hasn’t driven the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Audi S4. Though they are both of the luxury performance sedan persuasion, they are as different as Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton. Ginger and Mary Ann. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Q: Based on my last inspection, I am due for new brake pads for my 2011 Cadillac SRX. Searching brake shops, I find a wide range of prices starting at $99 per axle from a national chain to $199 from a Cadillac dealer. What should I be asking for?

With fewer people driving during the coronavirus pandemic, fewer claims are being filed. Madison-based American Family is recognizing that and will be distributing $50 per vehicle covered by an American Family personal auto policy.

By now, you know that the surest way to defend against COVID-19 is to frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and to disinfect frequently touched surfaces, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counsels.

TUCSON — The Honda CR-V is all grown up. The unassuming little model that confused many buyers when it debuted in 1997 with less off-road or towing capacity than other SUVs is now effectively Honda’s flagship. The CR-V outsold the Accord midsize sedan by 116,601 last year, and a loaded hybri…

Q: I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey with driver and passenger temp controls. When the A/C is turned on, the passenger vents put out cold air. The driver’s side vents put out heat. If the temp controls are turned down to the lowest setting, the dash reading is “LO,” then cold air comes through bot…