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What's Your Driving Stereotype?

The guys of Dude Perfect are at it again with another car video. If you haven't checked out their YouTube channel, this group of guys pulls various silly stunts, with surprisingly ingenious ingenuity.

This week, they're talking driver stereotypes. You've all met one. You probably are one.

Remember that time you needed a ride from a friend, and realized all of their worldly possessions were crammed into the backseat? They have an apartment, but somehow they need old mail, appliances, spare shoes, coats from two winters ago, and beach chairs back there.

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How the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Improved Since the 1995 Wrangler YJ

 

In 1995, the Jeep Wrangler YJ was released. Despite its square headlights that had fans of the traditional round lights rioting in the street, it was the top-of-the-line off-roading model at the time.

Twenty years later, and it still is-- or its modern day descendant is. The Fast Lane Car brings both vehicles to a muddy, gullied trail to see which is the reigning champion of off-road performance.

The modern machine is by every measure a better vehicle. It is safer, has more interior comforts, and it handles off-road conditions with far more ease. It's aided not only by…

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Toyota Vehicles Can Withstand a Beating

Toyota makes some of the most reliable vehicles on the road, well into high mileage. But how durable are they, really? Top Gear's hosts aim to find out, by whatever means necessary.

Would you expect your car to survive being plunged into salt water? Probably not, especially when you add the corrosive effect of sand. However, this used Toyota truck does.

Or, at least it starts up again with a little bit of WD-40.

It also survives crashes, fires, and a slew of wild stunts designed to test the vehicle's limits.

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Toyota Vehicles Can Withstand a Beating

Toyota makes some of the most reliable vehicles on the road, well into high mileage. But how durable are they, really? Top Gear's hosts aim to find out, by whatever means necessary.

Would you expect your car to survive being plunged into salt water? Probably not, especially when you add the corrosive effect of sand. However, this used Toyota truck does.

Or, at least it starts up again with a little bit of WD-40.

It also survives crashes, fires, and a slew of wild stunts designed to test the vehicle's limits.

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Beginner's Guide to Washing Your Car

Visiting John Johnson Select Used Cars for your first car? Whether it's your first, or tenth car, we could all use some pointers on how to keep your vehicle looking and smelling clean.

Ford put out some videos recently, starring Unbox Therapy's Lewis Hilsenteger, with some basic tips on how to do just that.

The key to hand-washing a car is to avoid scratching the finish with the very dirt you are washing off.

First, minimize the larger, loose debris your sponge has to deal with by rinsing the car thoroughly first.

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Can We Catch Drunk Drivers with Lasers?

It's the future. Cops can already detect if you're speeding by using lasers, and now it looks like they might be able to detect if you're driving drunk!

Last year, a team of Polish scientists figured out a better way to bust you if you're driving back from the bar when you should've gotten a ride.

Normally, you would only get pulled over if you were caught swaying in the lane or driving abnormally. What these scientists figured out, however, is how to use a process called "stand-off detection" to read the chemical composition of…

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Shocking Answer to the Windows vs AC Question

Have you ever heard, "it's better to roll up the windows and run your air conditioning than drive with the windows rolled down"? The idea is, your car is aerodynamic. Open windows make the car less aerodynamic, so you get lower gas mileage. Of course, running the AC drains power and reduces mpg as well. So which is really better? It turns out-- neither. Maybe. Sort of? Alright, so the Mythbusters team called this one "Myth Busted." They found that a car with its windows rolled down ran 15% lo
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Consumer Reports Lists Its Favorite Used SUVs

Are you in the market for a used car, truck or SUV? Well, that's great news because you're about to save a whole bundle of money! Now, we clearly recognize that you have a long list of options when shopping for a reliable and affordable used model.

However, you don't need to spend all of your free time traveling from one dealership to the next when Consumer Reports has taken the time to test drive and review many of our used models. All you have to do is press play on the clip below to find out…

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Change a Tire with Ease



One critical thing every driver should know is how to change a tire. There might be a time where you need to do it, and roadside assistance is not available. Fear not, however, because anyone can learn how to do it, if you follow the simple steps.

At John Johnson Select Used Cars, we've found a video that will help everyone learn the basics and feel confident that they can change a tire. It…

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Spring car tips for New Jersey drivers


In the greater Rockaway, NJ area, keeping your vehicle in pristine condition when we have long winters is a difficult task. That's why regular maintenance is key, and there is no better season than spring to start fresh and clean up your car to prolong it's life.

Of course, when you know it's time to trade up, you can stop by John Johnson Select Used Cars for a reliable pre-owned model from…

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