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Travel and weather loom large for Labor Day weekend 2014
Labor Day 2014 is this coming Monday, and the gurus at AAA (the source that many depend on to forecast travel conditions) have spoken. Here's a quick blow-by-blow rundown of what we can expect to see this weekend. Travel stats 7 million Americans will travel a distance of 50 miles or more from their residences. This represents an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013, and the highest number of Labor Day weekend travelers since 2008. 7 million of these travelers (nearly 86 percent) will be going by car. Almost 8 percent of 2014's Labor Day weekend travelers (2.65 million) will… Read More

Road Enragers
We know that you, our RoadLoans readers, would never behave rudely behind the wheel, and are paragons of patience, maturity and understanding, displaying exemplary driving behavior at all times, to show everyone the way forward to a brighter tomorrow. However, as hard as it may be to believe, there are those out there whose driving tends to annoy, and even enrage, fellow motorists. I know. I was shocked, too. Give me a moment to tweet about it while I'm driving to work. Expedia released the results of the 2014 Road Rage Report in which 1,001 adult Americans were surveyed to… Read More

Cars for college students: top picks
With college students champing at the bit to get into the groove of fall semester, it's time to look at cars that fit a student's dynamic lifestyle. Today, we're bringing together top picks from some of the most respected auto websites, all in one place. The results are in, and we're going to make some projections. Buyers, sellers and thought leaders seem to think that the perfect vehicle for a master matriculator is: efficiently sized in footprint and storage, energy efficient, fun, fully featured with modern electronic capabilities, and competitively priced. And the cars that fit this description and made… Read More

Something to think about if you’re shopping for an affordable car
Looking for a car that won’t break your budget? Then here’s something you may want to consider and may ease your new-car sticker shock. Eight different automakers are represented on the Cars.com’s new list of the 10 most affordable cars to buy and own, with two manufacturers – Nissan and Toyota – represented by two models each. The most affordable car? The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE automatic, costing $15,015 with options and destination fee, plus $7,000 in five-year fuel costs, for a total of $22,015. The Mirage was almost $2,000 more affordable – which is to say, less expensive to… Read More

Minivan accessories maximize your family adventures
The beginning of August also means the beginning of school, and with that, tons of driving for parents. Ferrying children back and forth from practices, recitals and a multitude of other after activities can be exhausting, but car companies are working to make it easier on parents. Features like pop-down DVD players and three-row side curtain airbags are now standard in almost all minivans and SUVs. However, other features are unique to their brands and oftentimes just a particular model. For example, the now defunct Swivel N’ Go seats on the Chrysler Town & Country. With that in mind, we… Read More






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