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 0 Comment on Tire Ratings and Why They’re so Odd
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Tire Ratings and Why They’re so Odd

Tire ratings are downright weird and you may not have known that. Notably, tires are rated for maximum speed with…

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IIHS Recognizes Safest 2022 Vehicles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced this month the vehicle models that it deems safest. Backed by the…

 6 Comments on Premium Crossover: Mazda’s 2021 CX-30
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Premium Crossover: Mazda’s 2021 CX-30

The 2021 CX-30 is one of four Mazda crossover models. We’re long-time admirers of Mazda, the little Japanese automaker that…

 1 Comment on 10 Thoughts About the Hyundai Venue
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10 Thoughts About the Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue returns for its second year, continuing in its role as the brand’s smallest utility vehicle. It is…

 3 Comments on Sportback Elegance: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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Sportback Elegance: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon is a premium-class four-door sedan with a coupe-like presence. The Volkswagen Arteon is the “odd duck” amongst…

 1 Comment on Sport Luxury Thrills: 2021 Infiniti Q60 Coupe
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Sport Luxury Thrills: 2021 Infiniti Q60 Coupe

Infiniti’s luxury sport coupe soldiers on. The incredibly shrinking car market means there are fewer sedans and coupes for the…

 5 Comments on Highlights of the 2021 Nissan Rogue
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Highlights of the 2021 Nissan Rogue

The compact crossover sport utility vehicle market is booming and that’s no surprise. These models have largely replaced the family…

 2 Comments on All About Sobriety Checkpoints
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All About Sobriety Checkpoints

Drivers that are out late at night or who take to the road early in the morning and on major…

 12 Comments on All-Wheel Drive Finally Comes to the Toyota Camry and We Like It!
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All-Wheel Drive Finally Comes to the Toyota Camry and We Like It!

All-wheel drive comes to the Camry sedan range. If you’re shopping for an all-wheel drive model, chances are you’re looking…

 3 Comments on Midsize Performance Master: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line
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Midsize Performance Master: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

A performance-oriented version debuts for the Hyundai Sonata. Performance and a midsize sedan don’t mix, but that belief is fading…

 1 Comment on Got a Recall? There’s an App for That.
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Got a Recall? There’s an App for That.

A helpful recall app. Consumers have heard plenty these past few years about automotive recalls, especially those involving airbags supplied…

 4 Comments on 4 Safe Driving Tips For Teens, Parents
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4 Safe Driving Tips For Teens, Parents

Obtaining a driver’s license is a rite of passage for youngsters, one of the first major life privileges available to…

 0 Comment on The Recent, Worrisome Spike of Software-Based Defects in Vehicles
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The Recent, Worrisome Spike of Software-Based Defects in Vehicles

More and more technology is being integrated into vehicles in today’s world. Much of this technology is complex, leading to…

 2 Comments on Child Heatstroke Dangers and Your Car
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Child Heatstroke Dangers and Your Car

Parents and caregivers understand the importance of restraining children in their car booster seats, an effective way to protect youngsters…

 1 Comment on After the Crash: Replace the Car Seat?
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After the Crash: Replace the Car Seat?

Timely tips for Child Passenger Safety Week You never saw it coming. A driver cuts into your lane, clips your…

 2 Comments on How to Keep Children Safe in a Crash
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How to Keep Children Safe in a Crash

Children need special protection when riding in a car. More than 30,000 Americans die in car crashes each year, including…

 6 Comments on Stylish Mazda CX-5 All New for 2017
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Stylish Mazda CX-5 All New for 2017

Mazda packs in a little zoom-zoom for some fun-fun. Compact SUVs dominate the market with some models jockeying for best-seller…

 0 Comment on Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class & Toyota Avalon Pace Large Car Crash Safety Testing
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Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class & Toyota Avalon Pace Large Car Crash Safety Testing

The IIHS tests six large sedans. Three earn the institute’s highest safety grade. The larger the vehicle the safer it…

 6 Comments on Premium Compact: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited
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Premium Compact: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Top-of-the-line 2017 Elantra trim delivers the trappings in style. Compact sedans typically offer great value, supplying an ideal entryway to…

 9 Comments on Lexus NX Hybrid Shines in a Niche Segment
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Lexus NX Hybrid Shines in a Niche Segment

Compact NX is the smallest of four Lexus SUVs. Low fuel prices haven’t halted Lexus’ advance in all things hybrid….

 9 Comments on Chevrolet Cruze Adds Hatchback and Diesel Options for 2017
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Chevrolet Cruze Adds Hatchback and Diesel Options for 2017

Chevy’s small car is big on efficiency. Car sales are getting clobbered in a market where SUVs and pickup truck…

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 3 Comments on Tiny Cargo Transporter: 2016 Nissan NV200
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Tiny Cargo Transporter: 2016 Nissan NV200

A small cargo van for a niche market. Did you know Nissan has a burgeoning commercial vehicle business? This Japanese…

 1 Comment on Grim Stop Driving Warning for Select Honda Owners
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Grim Stop Driving Warning for Select Honda Owners

Approximately 8.9 million total air bags have been repaired. Millions of defective air bags have been repaired as part of…

 2 Comments on Subaru Study Reveals Pets Are Not Safe in Pet Travel Seats
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Subaru Study Reveals Pets Are Not Safe in Pet Travel Seats

Subaru of America and the Center for Pet Safety have completed the third and final phase of their joint pet…

 3 Comments on Takata Recalls to Pace Yet Another Record Year
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Takata Recalls to Pace Yet Another Record Year

With tens of millions of vehicles under recall for replacement airbags, other recalls may get buried. Millions of other models…

 2 Comments on NHTSA Recall Action Targets Rental Car Companies and Used Car Dealers
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NHTSA Recall Action Targets Rental Car Companies and Used Car Dealers

Renting or buying a used car should mean that only safe and reliable vehicles are transacted. As the law currently…

 0 Comment on NHTSA Tells Takata to Order a National Recall
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NHTSA Tells Takata to Order a National Recall

Airbag supplier Takata, a Japanese company, has been ordered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to expand its…

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Killed by Takata; Denied Access by the NHTSA

Two-thirds of the airbag recalls involve Honda vehicles. The news this week turned especially gruesome as the New York Times…

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Yawn! What Drivers Do to Fight Sleepiness.

Most methods for combatting sleepiness do not work. Mile after mile of interstate driving can takes its toll on any…

 3 Comments on Dangerous by Design: A Look at Pedestrian Fatalities
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Dangerous by Design: A Look at Pedestrian Fatalities

Pedestrian safety report points out problems, outlines solutions. As a driver, you are very much aware of what other drivers…