Automobile Information and News

How to give your car a technology upgrade
  Get the tech of a new car with these easy add-ons In today’s car market it seems as though the technology and features of vehicles are constantly evolving – being upgraded and becoming more and more high tech. Every time I get a new piece of tech it can feel as though a week later my product is no longer the newest on the market. For those of you who feel that your current car lacks in the tech department, you can upgrade your car without having to make major changes or even spend money on a brand new… Read More

Perhaps you don’t need that luxury vehicle after all
    Car-buyer satisfaction is up and the gap between luxury and mass-market brands has narrowed, according to new data. Overall, customer satisfaction with cars is up 3.8 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale, reveals a 2016 report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an indicator of quality for consumer products and services. The report is based on 3,776 customer surveys. But while premium brands used to dominate, mass-market vehicles have caught up to a point where the top tier is now evenly shared between these sectors. “The rise of mass-market vehicles may well be at the expense… Read More

How to test-drive a car: 29 Tips to know beforehand
  Get the most out of your drive, and find the right vehicle for you On any car-buying checklist is most likely test-driving each car. The great thing is that you can go to the dealership, try out new cars, and really get a feel for what each car would feel like to drive and live with day-to-day. It is worth every car buyer’s time and energy to try out the vehicle during a test-drive. Whether this process is new or old to you, here are some tips for test-driving a car. These tips can help you go into the… Read More

Buying a used car from a private seller
  Buying a car from a private seller can seem like stepping into the unknown, but understanding the process upfront may help avoid wrong turns and enable you to secure a vehicle you’re confident with. How to buy a car from a private seller Where should you start when you want to buy a used car? Online is the best place, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a government body looking out for consumer interests. Research vehicles to find out what’s best for your needs and your budget. Once you’re shopping for vehicles and find a model that you… Read More

Gearing up to celebrate National Tailgating Day
The most wonderful time of the year. Ask a number of people what this phrase means to them and you’re bound to get different answers. For many it means the holiday season has arrived. To others, it can be when school is back in session (parents). And to others, it’s when school is out for the summer (students). For the college football fan, it equates to a new season being finally underway. And if you fall into this category, then this weekend surely kicks off the most wonderful time of the year. To support the celebration, this Saturday, September 3,… Read More

Back-to-college checklist of dos and don’ts: Helpful tips for students
  As myself and millions of other college students prepare to head back to school, it’s time to prepare for a new and exciting adventure. There is a lot to be done before we head back to class and get into the swing of things. From my experience of many years of schooling, here is a back-to-college checklist of dos and don’ts to kick off your school year.   Do Get your car checked out by an experienced mechanic — especially if you are embarking on a long road trip to school. Make sure your car is properly prepared to… Read More

Back-to-school driving safety tips
  As millions of students start to head back to school, parents and students alike must prepare for their morning routines including packing their bag, getting dressed, and driving over to school. Whether for a parent driver or a student behind the wheel, here are a few tips to consider for back-to-school driving safety. Be aware and control your speed In the areas surrounding a school there are always many kids walking around, bike riders, and stop-and-go cars trying to drop their passengers off for school. With this craziness, driving quickly through these areas can be tricky and often dangerous.… Read More

Fuel economy top of mind for car buyers, despite low gas prices
  Saving the planet and reducing fuel bills sounds like a win-win for every car buyer. And both outcomes appear to be gaining at least some ground when you look at the results of a consumer survey that places fuel efficiency top among car-buying factors. Of 1,006 consumers surveyed, 57 percent said it was the primary influence in their vehicle purchase, according to the research commissioned by Johnson Controls, an automotive battery manufacturer. Car buyers are putting fuel economy first despite low gas prices, although they are still moving toward larger vehicles that typically consume more fuel. “What we’re seeing… Read More

The drive-thru, an American icon
  Fact: We’re all very busy these days. Fact: There are times it’s hard to block out time to eat. Fact: For many of us, this is where the restaurant drive-thru comes into play. You know the scenario. You’re out driving around, crossing things off the honey-do list, when suddenly the rumble of the road is overtaken by the rumbling of the tummy. You’re far from home and still needing to finish some errands, so what do you do? Yep, cruise through the drive-thru. According to The NPD Group, a market research firm, roughly 12.4 billion trips were made by… Read More

The Automobile in the Not-So-Distant Future: What “Driving” Will Be Like in 2025
When the first “Back to the Future” film was released in 1985, it seemed that our futuristic dreams and visions were finally coming to life. A time-traveling car was soon followed by the hoverboard and flying cars in “Back to the Future Part II.” What was once science fiction in comics and novels appeared a step closer once on the silver screen. As the real world passed the “D-day” of “Back to the Future II”—October 21, 2015—the cars we had been dreaming of since 1985 weren’t quite what we expected. Although the last 30 years didn’t give us the flying… Read More

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