May 2016

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Best state to buy an electric car: Who powers ahead?
  Boil it down to money, and the best place to own an electric vehicle in the United States is Colorado. That’s according to an analysis by the Washington Post, sparked by the passing of a new legislative bill in Colorado, which looked at the discounts and incentives available across the country. The Colorado bill gives car buyers an attractive $5,000 discount at the dealership, which turns into potential tax credits of up to $12,500 when federal subsidies are taken in to account. This sizeable new incentive will be available to Colorado residents from 2017. Laughing all the way to… Read More

8 Ways to safely share the road with cyclists
America celebrates national Bike to Work Day every year by encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home for the day and ride their bikes to work! Not only today, but, throughout the month of May, Americans are celebrating cyclists for National Bike Month. According to the League of American Bicyclists, “from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.” Seeing as bicycle transportation has become more common, hopefully we can stay aware and considerate of bikers all year in order to keep our roads both active and safe. Drivers may… Read More

Best and worst times to buy a used car revealed
  The very best, and worst, times to shop for a used car have been highlighted by new research − and holidays are key. Black Friday, followed by Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, are the top days to pick up deals, while the Fourth of July, Mother’s Day and Easter are among those to avoid, according to a report by iSeeCars.com. The automotive research company analyzed more than 40 million used-car transactions, which took place between 2013 and 2015, to discover at which times there were more deals than average, and when there were fewer, where a deal was classed as… Read More

Comprehensive car safety features list
  When shopping for a car, consumers may notice that many dealers and online sources provide information on certain vehicle safety features. However, they may find themselves asking, “What do these elaborate safety terms mean?” This is a common question that confronts many car buyers. In order to help you get a better understanding of what these terms mean, and to help you optimize the safety features of your car, here’s a comprehensive, easy-to-understand car safety features list. • Active braking systems – Car brakes on its own in order to prevent imminent crash. • Adaptive/autonomous cruise control – Maintains… Read More

My kind of car: Why everyone loves the crossover SUV
  A truck, the Ford F-150, may be the best-selling vehicle in the United States but it is the crossover that occupies the fertile middle ground in the auto market. And it shows no sign of leaving. The crossover, born of the sports utility vehicle (SUV), has become the dominant automobile segment with 30 percent of the new car market, according to 2015 U.S. auto sales figures summarized by Car and Driver. Car buyers just can’t get enough of these sleek, smooth but high-riding and practical vehicles at the moment. Year-to-date figures to the end of March 2016, published by… Read More

Top 5 most prestigious car races in the world [Infographic]
The power, the glory and the prestige: Where reputations are made and big bucks are on the table The world of high-octane, high performance motorsport tests drivers and their cars to the limit, making the feats accomplished all the more glorious, and the prize at the finish line all the more prestigious. We’ve put together a list of the top five most prestigious car races across the globe, where crowds clamor and huge TV audiences tune-in to revel in the sheer speed and skill of motorsport’s finest.   Read More