Sonny Bynum

Buying a car out of state
Cars can be like shoes; shopping for them may involve trying them on and seeing how they fit. Other times, your previous test drives have informed your decision, and all you really need to choose now is the color. And sometimes, the vehicle that’s just right for you means buying a car out of state. Hmmm. You might have questions at this point. That’s normal. There are certainly things involved in buying a car from another state that you need to be aware of, but we’ll do what we can to give you some direction and soften the blow.  … Read More

Longest-lasting vehicles – the 200,000+ mile roster
  Looking for a car that will last? If you’re looking to buy a vehicle from among the longest-lasting and most reliable cars on the road, you’re in good company. Many buyers in the U.S. consider the longevity of the vehicle to be important when shopping. Often, buyers do not actually intend to own the vehicle for its entire lifespan, but rather, they see a correlation between longevity and a vehicle that is mechanically dependable with routine maintenance. In reality, this correlation does not always hold; sometimes vehicles that will last a long time require more maintenance than others to… Read More

Three secrets for keeping your car cool in summer
  Summer is easy to love. It's the time of year for outdoor activities, and even when it's a little hot, it can be beautiful and enjoyable. But there's nothing fun about getting into a hot car. Exposed metal such as seatbelt buckles or dash trim can actually burn your skin. It can even be dangerous to try and drive while trying to avoid a proper grip on a too-hot-to-handle steering wheel. However, with a few simple tricks, you can improve the safety and comfort of your car, even after it has been fully grilled by the sun.   1.… Read More

“Mission: Impossible” – Cruising in for repairs
  “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is the next installment in the M:I series and brings with it a new round of action, thrills and fast cars. Keeping with tradition, Tom Cruise and others in the movies are doing many of their own stunts, including hanging from the outer door of an airplane during takeoff and fast ascent. So that’s happening.     To celebrate its release, we've put together a list of some of… Read More

Keeping cool in Jeeps and convertibles this summer
  Cool fun in the summer time It may be a mild summer, but all over the U.S., people are feeling the heat. Especially if you're trying to keep cool in a Jeep® or a convertible with the top down, you might need to know a trick or two. Here is the definitive guide for keeping cool while you have the top down, and the temperatures are up.   SECTION ONE: Keep the vehicle cool You gotta start with the basics. Do what it takes to make sure that your vehicle's ability to keep passengers - and itself - cool.… Read More

The top 4 cars for college students – It’s a good year for first cars
Sometimes, the future looks pretty bright. And with these top four cars for college students, it looks a little bit brighter still. And for the bright, young college student in your life, there’s an unusually good selection of first cars to choose from at the moment. Boy, it just seems to get better and better every year. The future is bright Our top four picks for this year’s best cars for college students are pretty cozy and pretty cool. These “first cars” – like that college student of yours – are capable, responsible, fun and full of promise. Today, style,… Read More

“Terminator: Genisys” – Top 4 vehicles that will probably NOT make it all the way through the movie
Terminator movies are great. They’re full of big action, amazing stunts, huge fireballs, flying sparks and computer parts at the mercy of high explosives. Melted, twisting, shot up, burning metal … and that’s just what happens to the cars! Now, the movie is in theaters today, and we’ve only seen the trailer so far, but the vehicles that will probably not still be in one piece by the end are some pretty cool sets of wheels, even by Terminator movie standards.   2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit   The classic Crown Victoria LTD police cruiser… Read More

The mobile apps that keep you driving happy*
Summer driving season is coming. With it comes fun drives, road trips and all manner of enjoyable time behind the wheel, whether just around the corner or across the country. You can break down the elements of an enjoyable drive into: 1. knowing where you're headed, 2. enjoying the journey, and 3. reaching your destination in relative tranquility. We have found the mobile apps that are currently getting rave reviews for letting you have a good time while doing bits and pieces of all three of these. Knowing where you're headed Yelp: Yelp is still the community authority on entertainment… Read More

Father’s Day 2015 – Go the extra mile for Dad
  Between the gifts of greeting cards, the bacon-themed snacks and the beard oil, this weekend, let's celebrate all the fathers out there with a little extra love and a little more of what they really like. If the dad in your life is like a lot of dads, he might like cars. Or be obsessed with cars. Hey, it takes all kinds. And for THOSE dads, we've got a list of gifts that might be just perfect. For the car-loving dads out there, these gifts will keep him smiling, on and off the road.   Cobra Electronics JumPack portable… Read More

Jeeps and Convertibles for Summer – Heat goes up, top goes down
  There are few images more representative of freedom and beauty than driving a vehicle with the top down in beautiful, sunny weather with a warm breeze blowing all around. Getting into the swing of summer, we're going to give you some of the best options on the market for new vehicles you can use to enjoy the outdoors, off-road or on.   2015 Fiat 500c Cabrio POP - MSRP starts at $20,345   How do you make a popular small car design just perfect for summer driving? Ditch the hardtop and drive. Boom.… Read More

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