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Nearly One-Third Of Drivers Admit To Driving While Half-Asleep: Survey
Nearly One-Third Of Drivers Admit To Driving While Half-Asleep: Survey

While drunk driving and distracted driving grab most of the headlines, new research shows that drowsy driving may be even more deadly than previously estimated. According to the latest survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 96 percent of Americans say drowsy driving is unacceptable...Read More»

2012 Buick Enclave
Increased Car Sales Means Bargains May Be Slim And Tough To Find

If you’re in the market for a new family car and haven’t made the deal yet, you might find that the attractive incentives automakers have been offering are few and far between. In fact, it’s due to the record incentives that car sales are up. This is a good news, bad news...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
2013 Volkswagen CC To Debut At The Los Angeles Auto Show

Volkswagen calls it a four-door coupe, but we know it as the German automaker’s flagship sedan. At the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, the 2013 Volkswagen CC will make its debut, but VW has released a few teaser photos ahead of time. Our sister publication TheCarConnection observes...Read More»

Ford Kuga Concept
2013 Ford Escape Debuts Hands-Free Liftgate Using Motion-Sensing Technology

When the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small SUV debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in two weeks, it will showcase a handy feature that many busy parents can appreciate: a hands-free power liftgate. Who among us hasn’t fumbled in purse or pocket looking for the key fob to open the trunk while...Read More»

Handing over car keys
Ally Offers Consumers A New Car Loan With Guaranteed Buy-Back Price

At a time when family car buyers are searching for every great deal they can get their hands on, Ally Financial has come up with what may be a very compelling proposition. The company is offering “Buyer’s Choice,” a new type of car loan that guarantees a buy-back price at the end...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Earn Top Safety Pick From IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just named two minivans from the Chrysler Group Top Safety Picks: the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. In making the announcement, the IIHS said these vehicles, which also include the Volkswagen Routan built...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford To Fit Lane-Keeping Technology On Explorer

Proving that technology eventually makes its way into mainstream affordable vehicles, sophisticated safety systems to keep drivers alert and in their lanes are now starting to appear on more and more family vehicles. Here we take a look at Ford’s new Lane Keeping System that debuts early next...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo M Sport Package
2008-2011 BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, X5 And X6: Recall Alert

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain model year 2008-2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5, and X6 vehicles equipped with eight- or twelve-cylinder turbocharged engines for a faulty electric auxiliary water pump. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2011-2012 Volvo S60, 2006-2012 Volvo C70: Recall Alert

Volvo is recalling certain 2011-2012 S60 sedan and 2006-2012 C70 convertible models due to a misprinted label that could lead to improper tire inflation on cars equipped with optional accessory spare tire and wheel kit. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website...Read More»

Ford MyKey Message Center-- System Active
Ford MyKey Now To Allow Parents To Block Teen Calls/Texts

This was more or less bound to happen, given all the high-profile awareness campaigns about distracted driving and teens being the riskiest group of drivers engaging in talking on cell phones and texting behind the wheel. Ford is modifying the MyKey “Do Not Disturb” function to give...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Family Cars With Self-Parking Technology

Remember back in driver’s ed, or when getting ready for your driving test at the DMV, when parallel parking was a tad tricky? Some drivers, even after navigating their cars for years, still have a difficult time parking, especially in tight situations. But several automakers offer...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2012 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain: Recall Alert

General Motors is conducting a voluntary recall of 33,964 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs to address an issue with the tire pressure monitoring system, which does not meet federal standards. Involved in the recall are 21,112 Equinox and 12,852 Terrain models. A notice on the National...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Cars And Crossovers Sized Right For Small Families

When you have a small family consisting of Mom and Dad, one or two kids, maybe a dog, you may not want or need a big sport utility or a minivan. Often, a small or mid-size sedan or crossover will suit your needs nicely. Here we take a look at six the 2012 cars and crossover SUVs that seem to add up...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Plummets In Consumer Reports Survey

Automakers keep a close eye on reliability surveys, and the results from Consumer Reports’ 2011 Annual Car Reliability Survey is disappointing, at best, for Ford Motor Company. Releasing its findings today, the publication said that Ford slipped 10 places, from 10th place last year to 20th...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Hits The 100,000-Sales Milestone In Early October

As milestones go, achieving 100,000 sales of a redesigned vehicle is pretty impressive. Now that the new Ford Explorer has reached that pinnacle, the Dearborn, Michigan automaker is touting that the Explorer is the fastest-growing mid-size utility in the country. This may be some comfort to the...Read More»

Halloween
Halloween Safety Tips For Parents, Kids And Drivers

Children across America are begging their parents for the latest Trick or Treat costume in preparation for the annual Halloween event. While it’s easy to get caught up in the fun, it’s even more important to spend a little time talking with your children about safe trick or treating...Read More»

GM's smartphone-based vehicle communication app
GM Develops Technology To Prevent Crashes

Safety technologies to help drivers minimize collisions on the road are a tremendous advancement, no doubt about it. But perhaps an even better solution is technology that can prevent crashes from ever occurring. At the recent Intelligent Transport World Systems Congress in Orlando, Florida...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Family Crossovers With The Best Cargo Flexibility

With all the number and variety of crossovers on the market today, families can probably use some help determining which ones offer the best cargo flexibility. Along with other family prerequisites, such as passenger capacity, fuel economy, interior design, features, safety and price, how flexible...Read More»

Drunk driver
Alcohol Anklets To Help Stop Hard Core Drunk Drivers

While alcohol-related fatalities are a frighteningly real statistic, the fact is that ignition interlock devices used as a preventive measure to keep hard core drunk drivers (HCDDs) from killing or seriously injuring others isn’t failsafe. Now, a number of states are adding another safety...Read More»

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