7 Steps to Shopping at an Auto Show

It’s auto show season, and while that means breathless updates on new concepts and model debuts on enthusiast blogs and social media, the average car shopper probably isn’t paying much attention. It can seem like car shows are more for gearheads than everyday car shoppers, so it’s easy to bypass the auto show in your community. However, for people in the market for a new car, auto shows offer a great opportunity to explore, compare and shop ... continue reading»

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News from Day One of the North American International Auto Show

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press yesterday. Here's a roundup of the major news from day one. Chevrolet Takes North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards The North American Car and Truck of the Year awards are two of the most highly respected and sought-after awards in the automotive industry. This year, the jury of automotive journalists gave the awards to two models from Chevrolet. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ... continue reading»

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Google Announces Push for More Connected Cars

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place this week in Las Vegas, highlights just how connected our everyday lives could be. While the utility of a toothbrush with Internet connectivity might be a bit dubious, Google has teamed with several carmakers to promote the expansion of the company’s Android operating system in the nation’s cars. The Open Automotive Alliance says its members “share a vision for the connected car, and are committed to collaborating around a common platform ... continue reading»

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Drunk Driving Enforcement to Increase for New Year's Holiday

With many people planning on celebrating the dawn of 2014 tonight, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding drivers to stay sober – and they have some help from Hollywood. NHTSA has produced a public safety announcement featuring footage from the Robocop film, due out in 2014.  The NHTSA/Robocop PSA While it’s unlikely Robocop will actually be patrolling the nation’s highways tonight (as cool as that would be), drivers can expect an expanded law enforcement presence. In ... continue reading»

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Record Number of Americans Expected to Travel for Holidays

It’s tough to get 30 percent of the U.S. population to agree on anything, but there is something 30 percent of Americans will all be doing in the next two weeks: traveling for the holidays. According to AAA, 94.5 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home between now and the end of the year. That’s a new high, and AAA says it’s the fifth consecutive time the number of Americans traveling ... continue reading»

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