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8 Hot Muscle Car Deals this August

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Black Sales of muscle cars have increased by more than 35 percent over the past nine years, according to Experian Automotive. While big American V8s with tire-shredding power never went away for some, many critics were predicting that they'd be done in by high gas prices and changing consumer tastes, NBC News says. Now classic model names like Challenger, Mustang and Camaro are gracing the front pages of car magazines like Car and Driver once again. Dodge announced last month ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, car deals

When is it Time to Break Up with Your Car?

broken-down SUV Say what you want about Americans’ love affair with the automobile, but a difficult breakup with a car, SUV or truck can lead to something nearly as bad as a broken heart—and that’s a broken bank account. As a result, trying to decide when to sell your current vehicle should be based on logic, not love.  Establishing a long-term relationship with the vehicle you have can be surprisingly simple. The key, however, is to be proactive. For example ... continue reading»

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New Car Safety Ratings Explained

Good crash test No one ever plans to be in a car accident, but if one happens, we want to be safe. In fact, a 2012 survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center found that 65 percent of car buyers said safety was the most important thing to them when deciding which car to buy. There’s just one problem: How do you tell if a car is safe? When researching a new or used car online, there are two important safety ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Tips and Advice, Safety

5 Things to Focus on During a New Car Test Drive

test driving a car In today’s technologically advanced society, going mobile is quickly becoming the first step toward buying a new car. Just consider AutoTrader’s 2015 Automotive Buyer Influence Study, which reported that the number of car shoppers doing research with multiple mobile devices has nearly doubled since 2013, rising from 24 percent to 42 percent. No matter how many websites you visit on your smartphone or computer before buying a new vehicle, the one thing you can’t get from the ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Car Shopping

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

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