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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»

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New Car Leases Popular with Millennials

New car leases are becoming more and more popular with consumers, with the new car lease rate increasing 41.7 percent in the last five years, according to Edmunds.com. There’s a surprising group that’s helping to drive the trend: millennials. There’s been a lot written about millennials – the generation born between 1981 and 1997. Millennials came of age during the Great Recession, and worry about carrying crippling college loan debt (the New America Foundation reports that ... continue reading»

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Summer's Best Car Deals

The 2015 Ford Fiesta When you’re in the market for a car, you can feel pressured to buy on a holiday weekend because carmakers typically offer great new car incentives and discounts around that time. If you missed buying a car over the July Fourth weekend, don’t worry. Car deals for the rest of July, and in some cases, the rest of the summer, are rolling out and there are some great new car deals available. Why are summer new car sales ... continue reading»

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How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

2015 Honda Fit There’s no getting around it – cars are expensive. They’re starting to cost more and more, too. Kelley Blue Book reports that the average new car transaction price in June reached $33,340. That’s an increase of $209 from May and $821 from June 2014. The rising average price of a new car shows that consumers are willing to pay more and more for a new car. The question is, how much should you pay for a new ... continue reading»

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Why You Want a Lighter Car

The 2015 Ford F-150 lost weight Most Americans (nearly 70 percent, in fact) have some weight they need to lose, but we rarely think that our cars could stand to lose a few pounds as well. When a car is redesigned or introduced, automakers often tout the fact that the new model is lighter than the old one, or is lighter than most competitors. It’s not like cars can suffer from diabetes or heart disease as a result of being overweight, so why do carmakers ... continue reading»

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