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Cars, Cats and Canines

how to use a dog ramp for a car With all the work we’re doing on our Best Cars for Families, we didn’t forget our four-legged family members. After all, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that there are 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. and 74.1 million pet cats. To put that in perspective, according to the 2010 census, there are 74.2 million children in the United States. Clearly, we like owning pets, and AVMA reports that over half of all ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Best Cars for Families

How to Find the Right Car Seat

How to Find the Right Car Seat We’re prepping for the 2015 Best Cars for Families awards, which launch March 11, so we have family cars on the brain. Of course, for a lot of families, car seats are a major factor when it comes to their cars. [See the 2014 Best Cars for Families award winners] Finding the right car seat for your child and your car can be confusing, especially if you start your research in the car seat aisle of a big box ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Car Seats

Skip Heavy Coats When Kids are in Car Seats

keep kids safe in cold weather It was 17 below zero when I loaded my kids in the car this morning. Even though we’re headed into March, extremely cold temperatures and winter weather are still gripping much of the country (some school districts as far south as Houston have delayed opening because of the cold). Driving in snow and ice means taking extra precautions, but you may not realize that some of the steps you take to protect your kids from cold weather could actually ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Best Cars for Families

The 2015 Best Cars for the Money Awards

U.S. New Best Cars for the Money Badge Here at U.S. News Best Cars, we always try to put you, our readers, first. We build our rankings, reviews and advice content for people who are looking for the best car and the best deal. It may say U.S. News on our paychecks, but our readers are who we work for. It’s in that spirit that we’re releasing the 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards. The awards recognize cars that have the best combination ... continue reading»

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Used Car Prices are Falling; Should You Buy Now?

New car sales in 2014 were strong, and the trend is expected to continue in 2015. That’s bad news for new car shoppers, because new car prices tend to rise along with new car sales. For used car shoppers, however, strong new car sales are good news. Most people who buy a new car trade in their old one. Those trade-ins widen the supply of used cars. A bigger supply of used cars means lower prices. In fact, industry ... continue reading»
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