Archive for June, 2009

Things That Every Used Car Shopper Should Know

Many drivers are leery about buying a used car because they are afraid of inheriting old problems that a vehicle may have.  Unfortunately, this instinct is sometimes correct.  If you were considering buying a used car, it would be worth your while to place a call to the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau […]

What Car Brands Do Consumers Prefer?

Billions of dollars are spent by automakers to build awareness about their cars and promote them.  However, marketing is not the only thing that shapes a consumer’s perception of cars. Consumer Reports National Research Center conducted an Auto Pulse survey, which found that Toyota and Honda automobiles came in first and second place over all […]

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Toyota’s New Airbag Technology

It seems that Toyota is trying to challenge Volvo for its coveted safety reputation: It’s designed a new supplemental restraint system.  Being called a world-first, the rear window airbag is intended to work together with the head restraints to better protect the heads of passengers in the event of a rear collision. This new safety […]

Now Is The Time For A Road Trip

One of the family activities that are the most fun is going on road trips.  Over the spring and summer, American families will go on over 320 trips.  Although enjoyable, frustration can accompany families on the road.  Take note of the following do’s and don’ts in order to ensure that your family has a great […]

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What Child Safety Seat Is Right For Your Child?

Modern cars provide safety for adults, but it is up to parents to provide the special protection needed for children.  However, there are many different types of Child seats out there today, which can make it confusing for adults to know what to choose for their child.  There are three different types of seats. Infant […]

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Why Have Drunken-Driving Fatalities Been Reduced?

Two laws that have been in place since 1988 in all 50 states are receiving new acclaim for lessening fatalities due to drunken-driving. A recent study in Accident Analysis and Prevention in July has recognized that the drinking age increase to age 21 has reduced the ratio of deaths due to drunken-driving by at least […]

Which Cars Are Tough And Reliable?

Consumers will find that vehicles can withstand more and more demands. Now, there is a plentitude of cars out there that are tough and reliable. Which cars are going to prevent you from having to call for road service? Honda is a good place to start. Honda puts out vehicles that are safe and reliable. […]

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Night Is The Riskiest Time To Drive

The riskiest time for car crashes are between midnight and six o’clock in the morning.  This is because there are the fewest drivers at this time of day, yet more accidents.  If you need to drive during these hours it is important to consider some important factors.  Safe driving at night calls for preparation, alertness, […]

Tire Buying Tips

Most people would agree that shopping for tires is not one of the most fun things to shop for.  Basically, we would just like to find a set of tires that will fit our car and keep us from calling for road service.  Nevertheless, there are a few things that you should be aware of […]

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How To Get A Great Used Car

The perks of purchasing a used car are the low initial price, property taxes, and insurance costs. The “downs” are that it isn’t new, which means there’s no auto warranty and you are more vulnerable to car problems. However, you can reduce your exposure to risk by taking these precautionary measures. First, shop for used […]