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IIHS LATCH Ratings Aim to Make Installing Car Seats Easier

rear facing car seat Once you’ve found the right car seat for your child, you need to install it. Installing a child safety seat is harder than you might think. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that almost half of all car seats are installed incorrectly. One way to help make sure your child’s car safety seat is installed correctly is to use the vehicle’s Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. LATCH consists of two anchors ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Car Seats

Affordable Lease Deals for Luxury Cars and SUVs this Summer

People like luxury cars and SUVs for more than their comfort. These models tend to have strong engines, more advanced technology features and deft handling. But many who appreciate these higher-end automobiles might doubt they could ever afford one. Doubt no more. This summer, there are a number of luxury cars and SUVs with very good lease deals that offer payments under $400 per month, with down payments only slightly more than you might expect from more lower-priced vehicles. Deals ... continue reading»

All-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Looking to Lead Luxury Compact SUV Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Luxury compact SUVs continue to be popular among consumers, and Mercedes-Benz is vying for a greater slice of the pie with one of its newest models. The 2016 Mercedes GLC-Class is all-new to the brand's SUV lineup, slotting above the subcompact GLA-Class. Mercedes-Benz says the GLC delivers more space and technology than the GLK-Class that it replaces. The Mercedes GLK debuted for the 2010 model year. Mercedes says the GLC is longer and more spacious than the GLK, with ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Mercedes Benz GLC Class

All-wheel Drive or Four-wheel Drive: Which is Right for You?

2015 Jeep Cherokee The middle of summer may not seem like the right time to worry about the differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, but it’s certainly not something you want to save for the middle of a howling blizzard, either. In fact, because both of those technologies provide benefits in a wide variety of driving situations, understanding the differences between the two is an important part of shopping for a new or used vehicle.  This is easier said than done ... continue reading»

Tags: Features

Your Car's Brain is in Your Pocket

Hyundai blue link apple watch There’s an interesting phenomenon in new cars. Soon, a major factor in what car you buy could be decided by what phone you carry in your pocket. More and more, your smartphone is becoming the brain behind most vehicles. Smartphone apps are also becoming a driving factor behind buying decisions. Michael Dietz, senior group manager, connected car and owner marketing for Hyundai Motors America, says smartphone apps have become an influencer in the car buying process. “We have customers ... continue reading»

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