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Formula 1 in 2016: Your pre-season warm-up
  More races, new locations, new teams and noisier cars Formula 1 moves up a gear when the 2016 season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday. There are a record 21 races on the F1 calendar this year, including a new race in Baku, Azerbaijan (it’s between Russia and Iran), and 2016 sees the entrance of new U.S. team Haas, the first American-led Formula 1 team in three decades. When the action starts at Albert Park this weekend, it’ll be noisier too, thanks to an FIA rule change that modifies the cars’ exhaust systems, in… Read More

Top 5 ways to spring-clean your car
  Drive into spring with a sleek and shiny car for the sunny days ahead. The beginning of a new season is always exciting, as people anticipate the change in weather, daily routine and new social activities that often await them. Sunday marks the official start of spring and, as the season approaches, the new weather brings spring showers and the need for some spring-cleaning too. Although we may dread the annual cleaning procedure, it feels so good to start fresh, clutter-free, for the spring season. As we clean out of offices, homes, and cars, I have some tips on… Read More

Best used cars for teens: Consumer Reports roundup
Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Best used cars for teens,” Consumer Reports Parents shopping for a pre-owned vehicle for their teen will get a head start on the process with Consumer Reports’ comprehensive, safety-conscious recommendations. Besides providing a list of teen-friendly vehicles, the report helps buyers prioritize their needs and offers plenty of practical advice. “Choosing the best used car for a young driver will usually involve compromises among budget,… Read More

Three in four drivers wouldn’t feel safe in driverless car, survey finds
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “75% of drivers wouldn’t feel safe in a driverless car,” CNBC Driverless features – and not fully driverless cars – are appealing to motorists, according to a survey by insurance company AAA. The results, reported by CBNC, show that three-quarters of drivers would be afraid to be driven by driverless vehicles, but 61 percent of respondents would like access to self-driving features such as… Read More

5 Road Trip Destinations for Spring Break 2016
Spring break is just around the corner! As I planned my trip, I found some great spots for college students like me, or anyone for that matter. In my opinion, these are some of the best places to visit, so grab your friends and plan your trip for some spring break fun! My top five favorite road trip destinations for spring break are:   Manhattan Beach, Calif. With the famous California beach atmosphere, Manhattan Beach offers visitors a young people’s scene fun-filled with shops, beaches, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. You can walk the pier during the day, play a little… Read More

Audi, Subaru named top car brands for consumers
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Consumer Reports: Audi, Subaru lead top 30 car brands,” USA Today Audi, Subaru and Lexus are Consumer Reports’ top auto brands for reliability and driving quality, USA Today highlights. The placements give Europe and Asia the edge over US automakers, says USA Today’s Chris Woodyard, but ratings for individual models show some homegrown top performers.   While Buick was the only Detroit brand in… Read More

What is RoadLoans?
RoadLoans is an online, direct-to-consumer auto lender specializing in car loans and auto refinancing, serving customers in the Untied States. It is the direct lending division of Santander Consumer USA, a Dallas-based financial institution. RoadLoans accepts auto loan applications for both new and used vehicles from people with all credit profiles, including buyers with bad credit, no credit, or that have gone through bankruptcy. Operating online, RoadLoans provides an auto finance process with instant loan decisions, and qualified applicants can get pre-approved for their auto loan before visiting a car dealership. RoadLoans’ auto loan process can be outlined like this:… Read More

New gadget gets car infotainment up to speed at a stroke
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “How to upgrade your ride to high-tech luxury-car status for $400,” Forbes The very latest infotainment system can be added to your dashboard, and bring your vehicle right up to today’s high-tech standards, for just $400, thanks to a new gadget. Mapmaker Rand McNally is demonstrating its OverDryve tablet at the Chicago Auto Show, taking place this week, which provides “a full suite of… Read More

Latest used-car price drops released by Cars.com
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Used luxury-car prices fall, SUV values rise in January,” Cars.com If you’re in the process of choosing your next car, and perhaps that tax refund has been earmarked for the occasion, Cars.com’s compilation of used-car price movements for January may help. Its list of top ten biggest used-car price decreases reveals that late-model luxury used cars saw their average seller-set price drop most. Eight… Read More

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we have couples everywhere looking to plan a romantic evening for the special day to celebrate. Why not turn the occasion into a weekend excursion and plan a romantic road trip for the two of you to enjoy? Whether you fancy a surprise getaway, or a planned event, it can be one of the best ways to celebrate with your Valentine’s sweetheart. Here are some of my suggestions for romantic road trips, including destinations and stops along the way, with interactive maps to help plan your journey. Tucson to Sedona, Arizona Those looking for both a… Read More

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