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With Hurricane Florence affecting much of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic region of the US, we discuss how to prepare your vehicle for a natural disaster. We also give our first impressions of the 2019 Lexus UX, and how it stacks up against stiff competition in the compact luxury SUV segment. We also answer questions from our audience about the proper way to break-in your vehicle, whether you can use regular gas in your 'premium recommended' car, and advise a young driver about their first automotive purchase.



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00:05 How to Prepare Your Car in a Hurricane


06:20 2019 Lexus UX


11:36 Question 1: Break-in Period for a New Car


14:15 Question 2: Required vs. Recommended Fuel Grade


16:30 Question 3: First Automotive Purchase Advice for Teens


20:37 Question 4: All-new Model vs. Redesign Year, When to Buy



2019 Lexus UX Quick Drive


Storm & Emergency Preparedness


How to Prepare Your Home for a Storm


Flooded Cars: How to Spot One Before You Buy


Disaster Prep: A Simple Way To Make Sure You Recover Your Stuff


5 Tips to Keep Your Portable Generator Ready


Lost Power? What You Should Do


Home generator advice


4K Review: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Quick Drive


2017 Volkswagen Alltrack Quick Drive


2015 Subaru Outback and Legacy


Face-Off: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Alltrack



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