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Those hitting the road to visit friends or family need to take the proper precautions to ensure their vehicles are up to the task
Those living in the suburbs and enduring a lengthy daily commute probably won’t reap the full benefits of a hybrid powered car compared to those residing in urban areas, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Far too many parents are becoming neglectful when it comes to properly securing infants and children before hitting the road
While we might argue that eating while driving can be a dangerous distraction, there’s no arguing the pervasiveness of drive-through pick-up windows in our mobile society. Fast food restaurants have been working hard to develop “one handed” nibbles, like McDonald’s Snack Wraps and KFC’s Go C…
Drivers in the U.S. apparently want to keep their hands on the wheel after all.
Meet the freshman class of cars and trucks that are newly arriving for the 2014 model year
Here’s one more thing astute owners of minivans, SUVs and crossovers might want to worry about when they park their vehicles: their third-row seats.
Front or rear drive? Four-wheel or all-wheel drive? Here’s how to choose a car or truck that’s built to tackle the toughest winter conditions
Just as the major entertainment-award shows honor artists who have passed away in the previous year, it’s time for us to note with varying degrees of regret those cars and trucks that won’t be returning to their respective automakers’ lineups for 2014:
While diesel-powered autos remain far more popular in other parts of the world, they’re finally beginning catching on here in the U.S., fueled by several new models debuting for 2014 from automakers including Chevrolet, Jeep, Ram, Mazda, Audi and BMW.
State Car Costs, Compared: The difference from one state to another can average more than $2,000 annually
While a recent CNBC.com report cites Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey as having the highest costs of living in the nation, those states are not even in the top 10 when it comes to car ownership expenses.
The future may be closer than anyone thinks, as Nissan recently committed to building commercially viable self-driving cars by the end of the decade.
There’s no such thing as a “stripped down” new car any more. Even some of the smallest and least expensive rides on the road come equipped with a modicum of features including air conditioning, an audio system and power windows and locks. What’s more, top-shelf items like a heated steering w…
A consumer may take months to winnow down his or her car-buying choices to a reasonably few models, having read reviews, researched prices, and perhaps even attending a regional auto show to “kick the tires,” only to make a final buying decision based upon a too-hasty test drive with a chatt…
If you’re looking to move where the drivers are more cautious than the norm, better consider a small town. That’s the conclusion one could glean from this year’s rankings of the nation’s safest driving cities as compiled by the Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Ill.
Men are more likely to lean on the horn when stuck behind a slower driver, while women more frequently swear at other motorists in the front of the kids while behind the wheel. That’s according to a recent study of rude driving behaviors conducted among 1,000 adults by Insurance.com in Foste…
Though traffic fatalities have been steadily declining, a recent study warns that parents may be slacking off on proper child seat use, with one in four parents admitting to leaving one or more age-appropriate children unrestrained while driving.
The compact Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV received a full redesign last year with fresh styling and myriad mechanical improvements, but perhaps the biggest news in a segment that’s already crammed with worthy models was the addition of a conventional lift-up tailgate instead of the side-hinged r…
Last year the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute released a report that suggested today’s teenagers are less interested in cars and driving than in past generations. While eight in ten Americans ages 17-19 had a driver's license 30 years ago, only six out of every 10 te…
Back in the 1960’s and into the 1970’s, the full-size Chevrolet Impala was the King of the Road, an unashamedly large and powerful sedan favored by American families that was perennially the automaker’s top seller. Recent years were not kind to this iconic sedan, however, with the Impala lan…
Trucks Top The List Of Most-Stolen Vehicles: While big pickups are the most popular models among thieves, some worthy rides all but escape their notice
Car thieves are thinking big these days.
They may not be for everyone, but everyone will be talking about a hot American sports car and an outrageously equipped luxury sedan this fall.
A recent survey identified a dozen models from the last decade most motorists would be embarrassed to own.
Originally developed for fighter jets and later modified for use in high-end luxury cars, so-called head-up displays project vehicle speed and other pertinent information onto the windshield in a driver’s line of sight. GPS maker Garmin recently introduced a portable navigation unit with its…
Buying a collectible car can be one of the most enjoyable ways to invest one’s excess income, but the secret is to choose one more for love than money.
Motorists in New Jersey currently pay the highest auto repair rates in the nation, according to a recent analysis of more than 160,000 service visits made during 2012 by the auto-service information website CarMD.com in Irvine, Calif. Residents of the Garden State paid an average $393 (inclu…
You might want to consider beefing up your vehicle security system if you live in California, where eight cities in the Golden State made the annual top 10 “Hot List” of metropolitan areas registering the highest vehicle theft rates, as compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau in Des …
While the price of a gallon of gasoline is literally posted on street corners, it’s difficult to gauge what it costs to power an electric vehicle. To that end, the Department of Energy recently took the wraps off a new online tool called eGallon (http://energy.gov/maps/egallon) that makes qu…
Ever wonder what it’s like to drive an exotic sports car or ultra-luxury sedan? Hertz is now letting Average Joes and Janes indulge their inner billionaires via its recently introduced Dream Cars service in 35 markets across the U.S.
Small SUVs and crossovers combine a sporty demeanor with a practical nature and are enjoying wide appeal. Here’s a look at some of the top values in the segment.
Top Used Cars For Teen Drivers: Here’s a look at 10 safe and sane choices for young motorists that won’t bust a family’s budget
While most parents are all too glad to vacate the role of permanent chauffeur once their teenage kids get their drivers licenses, it can be challenging to find an affordable used car that’s safe, reliable and economical and won’t suffer sky-high insurance rates. While the kids may prefer a r…
Next time you’re sitting in traffic be thankful you weren’t caught in any of these all-time tie-ups.
Only two models out of 13 tested passed the latest ‘small overlap crash’ test.
New-car leasing, once largely limited to businesses and wealthy luxury-car buyers, has gained wider market acceptance in recent years and is now at record high rates. According to Experian Automotive in Schaumburg, Ill., leasing now accounts for 27.5 percent of all new-vehicle transactions, …
A fresh assortment of both full-size and compact vans offers a wider range of choices to small businesses and recreational vehicle buyers.
The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester crossover SUV is roomy, comfortable and a solid overall performer.
Cadillac re-enters the large luxury-car market for 2013 with the elegant and thoroughly modern XTS sedan.
Pickup trucks aren’t just for hauling any more. Today’s top models are posh and plush, for those seeking what’s essentially a luxury vehicle with heavy-duty capabilities.
Motorists are expected to finally catch a break this summer with modestly cheaper fuel costs, though prices will still vary greatly from one region to another.
Automakers are slaving attention on their cars’ and trucks’ passenger compartments like never before.
New pickups from Chevrolet, GMC and Toyota are coming this year to help meet a renewed demand for full-size trucks.
The nimble new Scion FR-S sports coupe combines style and grace in a budget-minded package.
Just as human life expectancy has risen dramatically in recent decades, our cars are lasting for many tens of thousands of miles more than they used to. Where the typical car lasted for only 6.75 years in 1930, today the average auto is still running strong after a record-high 10.8 years, ac…
Don’t blame the phone or fast food, it seems we’re our own worst enemies when it comes to inattentive driving.
Used vehicle prices remain high, so it pays to shop around for the best deal. But how far are you willing to drive to find a bargain?
Tougher licensing standards and better education are being encouraged to help reverse a troubling trend
Some of the sportiest rides on the road may warrant a ‘buy and hold’ investment strategy
The redesigned Ram 1500 pickup comes in a wide variety of models, including a leather-clad version that’s especially ‘home on the range’
It’s finally spring! Here are 10 ways to roll your federal income tax refund into a cool used coupe or convertible for warm weather weekend excursions.
The Chevrolet Corvette turns 60 years old and celebrates with an all-new version of ‘America’s sports car’ this fall.
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