A fine Signature

Mazda 6 Signature
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The 2020 Mazda 6 Signature features a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 227 horsepower.

This just in: All Mazdas are not red.

Solving a data dilemma in a 2012 Subaru Forester Touring

Last month we had a 2012 Subaru Forester Touring (2.5-liter four-cylinder engine) come in with the check-engine light on. The customer said the warning light came on about a week earlier.

New Infiniti Q60 has the soul of a race car

Infiniti Q60
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The 2020 Infiniti Q60 comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It goes from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

In both World Wars, the Allies used boats that looked like civilian vessels but were heavily armored and heavily armed. The idea was to draw the enemy close enough and then let them have it.

A no-brainer bargain

Honda CR-V
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The hybrid version of the Honda CR-V costs just $105 more than the gasoline-powered one.

The Honda CR-V Hybrid has arrived. People have been waiting for the first hybrid SUV from Honda, and in a lot of ways, this one makes me wonder why you’d buy the gasoline-powered version.

Reimagining roads in Los Altos for the sake of safety

Marked shoulder
Chris Hoeber/Special to the Town Crier
The shoulder on Covington Road near Riverside Drive in Los Altos is clearly marked, improving safety for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

Cycling through Los Altos has been a different experience since March, raising the question: What would we like Los Altos roads to look like after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Surviving the pandemic as a small business

This is normally a column about auto repair, but I’ve had quite a few requests to describe what it’s been like to run a small business during a pandemic.

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