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Are Anti-Lock Brakes Unsafe?

Are Anti-Lock Brakes Unsafe?

I don't like anti-lock brakes. I cannot stop as quickly on snow as I would stop if I pumped the old style brakes. Your article about "Experienced Drivers" making "Deadly Mistakes" only reinforced my feeling of this so-called "safety feature". I wish manufacturers would rid us of ABS, and go back to... read more

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2006 Saturn Ion

A Tale Of Two Car Dealers: Always Have a Plan B

I recently helped a friend buy a used car. The problem was that she had to trade in a high-mileage older car. Even though I had pre-negotiated its trade value in advance with... read more September 17, 2010 by 0

Car repair

Arizona Woman Repairs Cars With a Conscience

In its list of five money-saving results of the recession, Bankrate's The 2010 Frugal Living Guide advises readers on “Finding Better Mechanics.” It's timely... read more September 17, 2010 by 3

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Aggressive Driving Class: A Personal Experience

Sometime ago I screwed up while driving to a friend’s home in a neighboring state. After arriving late to the party I was informed that it was a well known speed trap... read more September 15, 2010 by 3

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Free Car Repair Help Made Available

Two western states have made their auto repair protection efforts available in the form of pamphlets that can be accessed online. The California Bureau of Auto Repair, whose... read more September 8, 2010 by 4

Child in booster seat -- from IIHS instructional video

Child Booster Seats Are Improving, IIHS Finds

Have little ones too large for child seats but not large enough for a normal seatbelt fit? Research shows that the likelihood of injury is reduced significantly if booster... read more September 8, 2010 by 0

1999 Ford Taurus SHO

How To Avoid Endless Car Repair Bills

You can’t keep a car forever. Sooner or later you will reach a point of diminishing returns and that Ford Taurus you have been driving since Bill and Hillary were in... read more September 7, 2010 by 0


Frugal Shopper: Best Local Prices Could Broaden Your Horizon

If you're heading out to do some new-car shopping this weekend but not entirely comfortable with what comes after the test drive, you're not alone. It's easy to get... read more September 3, 2010 by 0

Scosche MotorMouth II Bluetooth adapter

Could Connectivity And Smartphones Open Your Car Up To Hackers?

Is it time for firewalls and malware protection for your car? Almost, but not quite yet, say experts, in a top-notch report from CNET. Earlier this year we reported on... read more August 31, 2010 by 3

2008 Ford Explorer

5 Point Used Car Buying Checklist

What if there was a screening test for used cars and you could detect those that were carriers and those that were already infected. Then you could avoid the possibility that... read more August 26, 2010 by 0

2010 Subaru Outback

Car Dealers: Stay In The Driver's Seat Or Pay More For Your Next Vehicle

I learned a lot as Internet Manager for a major car dealer. One of the biggest lessons was that customers are encouraged to go to sleep in the process of buying a car so the... read more August 24, 2010 by 0

2010 Toyota Sienna LE

Run Flat Tires: How They Work And What's Good And Bad

It only takes one flat tire horror experience to make you regularly check your tires. My nightmare on the interstate came on an on ramp in a driving downpour. It was in... read more August 24, 2010 by 3

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door Auto 4WD Angular Front Exterior View

Motor Oil Labeling: What It Means

The most common comparison used when trying to explain viscosity in motor oil is that of water and molasses. For the purpose of explaining viscosity in a very basic way in... read more August 17, 2010 by 0

Woman driving

Zoning Out While Driving: Some Explanations

If, after buying a new car, you have ever reached for a non-existent gear shift lever or headlight switch, you get an idea of how at home we become in our cars. Some studies... read more August 15, 2010 by 0

2010 Toyota Prius

Hybrid Insurance Costs To Rise, Study Finds

The type of consumer owning a hybrid vehicle has changed and that change has resulted in an increased frequency of collisions. This trend was discussed in detail in the... read more August 15, 2010 by 0

2011 Honda Accord Coupe

Top Ten Car Prep Tips For College

The goal when you send your car off to college is for it to be a non-issue from at least August to December. You want it to transport your student from home to campus and... read more August 3, 2010 by 0


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