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Nominations Begin for Second Project CAR


How would you live from day to day without a car? How would you hold a job, feed your family, see your doctor, or go to school? For many of our neighbors in rural Southern Illinois - through no fault of their own - this is a real and daily struggle. That's why we at Marion Collision Center and Marion Toyota are proud to announce Project CAR, our newest community service program through which we rehab…

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How to Clean Your Vehicle's Safety Sensors of Snow and Ice


As snow, ice, or salt grime gathers on cars this winter, many of the sensors that are key to the operation of advanced safety systems can become blocked and shut down.

Take, for example, forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. These life-saving features rely on radar sensors that are often mounted in the car's grille—sometimes even in the car's emblem—or on its front bumpers. When these sensors can…

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Former Auto Exec Says No One Will Own a Car in 20 Years


Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the resident "car guy" — a product guru who could guide the bean counters toward automotive glory and gruffly greenlight amazing machines.

Now semi-retired, Lutz is partnered with designer Henrik Fisker at VLF Automotive, a maker of exotic, burly, and very expensive supercars. But he continues to freely offer his thoughts on the car business....

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Marion Collision Center and Marion Toyota Team Up for Project CAR



Initiative will provide less fortunate individuals and families with reliable transportation.

Project CAR (Caring Auto Rehab) is now actively seeking donated vehicles that will be refurbished and repaired for southern Illinoisans in desperate need of a reliable vehicle.  Project CAR is a joint effort between Marion Collision Center and Marion Toyota. 
Marion Collision Center and Marion Toyota want to utilize their team members skills for what they are best at...automobiles.  They'll donate their…
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Advantages of a Clean Driving Record on Auto Insurance

A better driver will always pay less for car insurance. An agency will look at an applicant's driving record for any past mistakes or traffic violations. If they do not find any and if the applicant has a solid driving experience they will offer the best prices possible. Clients should note that the driving record is not the only thing that counts.

Agencies will prefer an applicant who has a safe vehicle and a…

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Take the Car Insurance Quiz


If you're looking for car insurance, make sure you're armed with the most information about the discounts that you qualify for. Money expert Matt Granite has several statistics that can help you save in the car insurance game.

A car insurance policy can consist of multiple parts, each paying for a different type of problem. If you don’t understand all the parts, you might not know what your current policy covers. And…
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The First Corvette



On this day (June 30th) in 1953, the first production Corvette is built at the General Motors facility in Flint, Michigan. Tony Kleiber, a worker on the assembly line, is given the privilege of driving the now-historic car off the line.

Harley J. Earl, the man behind the Corvette, got his start in his father’s business, Earl Automobile Works, designing custom auto bodies for Hollywood movie stars such as Fatty Arbuckle. In 1927, General…

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Toyota Prius Plug-In to Feature Solar Panels in Japan, Europe

2017 Toyota Prius Prime front side view

When the next generation of the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid hits Japan and Europe, it will feature a rooftop solar panel, reports Automotive News. Don't expect this technology to hit the 'States right away, as this technology currently doesn't hold up to U.S. rollover crash tests.

According to Koji Toyoshima, chief engineer of the Prius plug-in, Toyota doesn't currently have the technology to laminate the photovoltaic cells in a resin that won't shatter in the event of a rollover accident. Currently, the Japanese market solar panels are placed in reinforced glass sheeting that isn't…

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Common Reasons Why Your Car May Not Be Starting

Car won’t start? This could be caused by a variety of things, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons and tips for troubleshooting the cause. Typically, there are subtle distinctions between the causes, as listed below, and it can save you some time at a repair shop if you know what the issue is upfront.
Here are the most common reasons your car may not start:

  • The battery…
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10 Things to Know Before Having Your Car Repaired!

Ten Things To Know Before Having Your Car Repaired

Here is a bit of info that may be good to keep in the back of your mind if you need your car repaired. This is valuable information that we freely give in order to offer the best possible service.

  1. Your car is the second largest investment you’re likely to make. Preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally.
  2. Never drive a…
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