Archive for February, 2009

Why Everyone Should Have A Roadside Assistance Program

There’s nothing more inconvenient than turning your ignition just to find that you have a dead battery.  At that point the only thing you can do is get a jump-start or call for roadside assistance.  However, there are some preventative measures that you can take to avoid getting stuck in this position. Regardless of the […]

Which Cars Are Owners Most Satisfied With?

For the fourth straight year, the Toyota Prius has ranked #1 for owner satisfaction.  Actually, 92% of motorists who own the Prius claim that they would definitely lease or buy the car again.  Closely following the Prius, came the BMW 335i coupe convertible, and then came the Porsche Boxster.  The scores of these cars were […]

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Mazda Recall For The 2007-09 CX-9

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mazda recently put out a recall for approximately 30,600 CX-9s from model years 2007-09. The recall is only in affect for CX-9 cars that have power-adjustable seats complete with a memory function.  Apparently, it is possible for the power seats to short-circuit, which may cause seat malfunctions […]

What Type Of Pickup Truck Is Right For You?

Why would someone want to buy a pickup?  They offer the most flexibility in carrying cargo.  In addition, pickups have large payload facilities and the ability to tow.  Trucks with four door cabs allow seating for five, which makes them a good family vehicle.  In addition to an auto warranty, what other considerations do you […]

Old Cars That Have Become Popular Again

High new car prices and never ending waiting lists for small fuel-efficient cars like the Toyota Prius have many motorists seeking other alternatives that will allow for a significant savings at the gas pump. Economic vehicles from the ‘90s have had a big increase in the amount of searches on websites such as  Vehicles […]

Toyota’s Drunken Driver Detection System

Unfortunately, drunk driving is a common practice that is responsible for thousands of car accidents and calls for emergency roadside assistance every year.  Ideally, motorists should take responsibility and not get behind the wheel after drinking, but this doesn’t always happen. Toyota has taken this matter seriously.  Currently, they are in the process of developing […]

Are You Interested In An Ecologically Responsible Vehicle?

Carmakers around the world are realizing that consumers are looking for ecologically friendly vehicles.  There are many new car models that provide fuel-efficiency, yet look great.  Here are some of the latest. The VW Golf TDI Hybrid provides low emissions with longer legs.  This is a compact hatchback that is popular in Europe.  It utilizes […]

Many Drivers Are Opting To Purchase Pre-Owned Cars

Many motorists are leaving their SUVs at home in the garage and purchasing cars that are fuel-efficient from the 80s or 90s.  Also, consumers are protecting themselves with a road service program. Pulling out of the lot used to mean a big money loss, but now, motorists are buying used vehicles intentionally.  They’re trying to […]

Avoid Making Maintenance Mistakes

Although cars of today don’t require maintenance as regularly as the cars of the past, they still need a maintenance schedule.  This will ensure that your car has a long, healthy life span.  Consulting your owner’s manual for the service schedule that your car requires can save you from having to call your road service […]

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Vehicles Don’t Have To Be Small To Be Fuel Efficient

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that small cars aren’t as safe as big vehicles, back in 1997.  Yet, today there are more small cars than ever.  Small vehicles aren’t the only way to accomplish fuel-efficiency and reduced emissions.  There are now light construction materials that can accomplish this feat on larger vehicles.  In […]

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