You labored all summer, and only called off once to hit the water park. Or maybe you didn’t do all that much labor. Whatever. We’re not here to judge. In fact, we’re not here at all. The Feds have declared a national three day weekend of ‘treat yo’self’ time, and that is exactly what we aim to do.
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Labor Day is here, and I know everyone is excited to get out their fun cars and really enjoy one last drive of summer. But there’s always that Labor Day question: how can I keep my car from being completely covered in thick, viscous fluids? Worry no more, because we have seven surefire tips that will help!
Did you have a good Labor Day this year? No. You did not. You did not jump a flaming Suburban into a lake.
Pork ribs are to Serious Barbecue—which is something distinct from the burgers-and-dogs routine for which your average Suburban Dad-type unfurls his "Kiss The Cook" apron on the odd sunny July weekend—what the four-seam fastball is to pitching.
In the past, the large American V8 was considered a symbol of freedom and the open road. But today, the muscly gas guzzlers are vilified as enemies of the future and a road block in the way of the good ship progress.
To properly honor the American worker, we'll be working half-speed the rest of today. Murilee's calloused and capable hands will bring you a full weekend of content, plus expect a feature or two on Monday. Be safe now!
You could be forgiven for thinking New Year's Eve is the most dangerous driving holiday, but you're wrong. Based on NHTSA data, New Year's Eve is actually the fifth most dangerous holiday for driving. The deadliest? Thanksgiving Day. The reason?