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Cost Of Owning A Car Goes Up

Cost Of Owning A Car Goes Up

If it seems like owning the family car is costing more money these days, it is. A new study by AAA finds that the average yearly costs to own and operate a sedan rose 1.9 percent to nearly $9,000. SUV and minivan costs increased as well, to more than $11,000 and $9,000, respectively. The 2012... read more

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2012 Honda Civic sedan

Family Vehicles Earning 2012 Best Retained Value Awards: Edmunds

Consumers in the market for a new vehicle to satisfy family needs also want to have confidence that the chosen sedan, wagon, SUV, minivan or family-appropriate hybrid will... read more April 20, 2012 by  4


 
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

New Car Shoppers More Affected By Rising Gas Prices (What They Buy)

Stretching the family budget has never seemed more challenging, that is, if you’re trying to allocate what’s coming in to accommodate everything going out. Factor... read more April 20, 2012 by  3


 
mechanic

Are You Ignoring Auto Safety Recalls?

Whether you own a new or used car, crossover, SUV, minivan or pickup truck, if you haven’t taken your vehicle in to comply with an auto safety recall, you’re... read more April 19, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Three Of Five Parents Involve Kids In Car-Buying Decisions, Study

It may come as a shock to some automakers, and a few parents, but a new proprietary study from The Family Room finds that three of five parents (57 percent) today involve... read more April 17, 2012 by 


 
DOT's Distracted Driving Design Challenge

Students, Get Creative: Design An Icon Against Distracted Driving

If you are a student between the ages of 13 and 18, an avid follower of social networks, and feel you have a flair for design, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)... read more April 17, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Hyundai Azera

Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?

When you spend so much time inside a car, driving to and from work, school and assorted family or other errands, you definitely know what works well for you, as well as what... read more April 16, 2012 by 


 
2013 Dodge Dart

2013 Dodge Dart: All-New Compact Sedan Priced From $15,995

First unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan will go on sale this June at dealerships nationwide. Besides compelling good looks, the... read more April 16, 2012 by  3


 
2012 BMW X5

2012 BMW X5, X6 SAV: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2012 model year X5 and X6 SAVs over concerns that a circuit board could overheat and cause a fire. Also included in the recall are certain 2011 model... read more April 14, 2012 by 


 
Toddler in car seat

IIHS: Rear Seats Make It Tough To Fit Child Seats

If you’re a parent having a hard time getting your child’s car seat installed the right way, it might not be entirely your fault, and you’re not alone. A... read more April 12, 2012 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2011-2012 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 and 2012 model year Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossover SUVs in Northern states due to windshield wiper... read more April 12, 2012 by 


 
BMW's Ultimate Drive app

BMW Offers $300 Mobile Voucher On New 3 Series…But There’s A Catch

Fancy getting into a new 2012 BMW 3 Series and still want a little extra cash as a motivator? The German automaker is offering a $300 mobile voucher good toward the purchase... read more April 11, 2012 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Equinox - NYAS pet day

Chevy Has Some Dog-Gone Good Fun On National Pet Day At The 2012 New York Auto Show

Yes, Chevy has officially gone to the dogs. It’s all in celebration of National Pet Day, April 11. Today, at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Chevrolet showed off not only... read more April 11, 2012 by 


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat, Routan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting two voluntary safety recalls involving small numbers of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan and the Routan minivan. 2012 Volkswagen Passat... read more April 11, 2012 by 


 
Ford Driving Skills For Life

Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Trains Teens To Become Safer Drivers

With high school proms and graduation coming up, parents are likely to relax the rules and give their teens more latitude and driving privileges. Yet the fact is that a... read more April 10, 2012 by 


 
Distracted driving

Idaho, West Virginia Add Tough Driver Anti-Texting Laws

It’s only fitting that during April, National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, two more states, Idaho and West Virginia, have just passed tough bans on texting while... read more April 8, 2012 by  3


 
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