Cars

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Jaeden Forrey took on an unusual school assignment.

“This is my 1970 Monte Carlo," says Forrey. "I got it – not this last Christmas but the Christmas before. And I got it [when it] had no paint, no engine, no transmission, no interior. So I did all the body work, I did all the engine work and interior work on it.”

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If you’ve been in downtown Boise on a Friday or Saturday night, you may have seen – or heard – cars cruising on Main and Idaho streets. Modified mufflers and blasting stereos are pretty hard to miss, after all.

But according to a press release from the Boise police department, the drivers could be fined for being too loud.

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AAA Idaho says check your trunk – you may not have a spare tire. A relatively new trend by car manufacturers leaves the spare and the jack by the roadside, as it were, in an effort to get better gas mileage.

Over the last ten years, car makers have been getting rid of the 30-pound spare tire to help meet tougher federal fuel standards. A new study by AAA says more than one in three cars being made today simply don't have a spare.

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If you’re in your car, Boise is the third safest city in America to go driving, according to Allstate Insurance Company.