road trips

Memorial Day Road Trip: Ten Tips To Get There Safely
Memorial Day Road Trip: Ten Tips To Get There Safely

If your family will be among the estimated nearly 35 million Americans on the road this Memorial Day weekend, you'll want to be safe behind the wheel so that everyone arrives at their destination and back with no mishaps. Here are 10 road trip safety tips to help ensure a safe holiday weekend. 1...Read More»

The open road
Sears Wants To Send You On A Fantasy Road Trip: Contest

Hankering to feel the wind in your hair, but can't swing the dough to pull off an epic road trip? Never fear: if you've got the right stuff (and a video camera), Sears Auto Center might be willing to foot the bill. For the second year in a row, Sears Auto Center is sponsoring the "Exploring My...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

Detroit map
2012 Rand McNally Road Atlas Includes Smartphone Integration

In these days of following turn-by-turn directions, if you don't have a navigation system in your vehicle you probably have either a portable nav unit or a navigation app on your smartphone. Who needs a bulky road atlas, right? Well we do; several times recently, we've missed having paper maps...Read More»

2011 Volvo V60 wagon
Volvo Offers Swedish Vacations For Customers (And Sweepstakes Contestants, Too)

Need a vacation? Volvo can help -- whether or not you need a new car, too. First, there's Volvo's longstanding Overseas Delivery Program, which offers shoppers two complimentary tickets to Sweden so they can pick up their ride at the company's headquarters in Gothenburg. Volvo will even let...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Cruze-ing To Vegas: Unique Chevy Twist In Connection With Billboard’s Battle Of The Bands

Recognize names like Grynch, Traphik, Butcher Bear and Charlie, Lightning Love, Decoder and The Cinnamon Fuzz? They’re just six of 18 unsigned bands selected by Billboard to compete for the final six spots in the 2011 Battle of the Bands. Chevrolet, long associated with Billboard, in the...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky
Study: Top-Down In Some Convertibles Can Be Deafening

If you've ever been touring in a convertible, you know that while the open air can be thrilling, it also leaves you with a greater sense of vulnerability. But sunburns and frizzy hair are only part of it; the turbulence battering your ears all day, combined with road noise, could actually lead to...Read More»

winter driving  -  by flickr user Hey Paul
Five Winter-Holiday Driving Tips From A Million-Miler

Stay alert, be patient, and be prepared. It's sage advice to keep in mind at every step as we head toward another busy holiday season. And as many of us soon hurriedly pack the family into the car and hit the crowded roads for Thanksgiving, it might take a lot of reminders to . Irv Gordon, a...Read More»

Kukunu
Road Trip Assistance: Kukunu Helps Plan That Last-Minute Summer Vacation

Need one more run at the beach before autumn arrives? How about a quick trip to the mountains with your rafting buddies? Or maybe a simple road trip to the nearest outlet mall. There's still plenty of time to do any and all of those things -- but how to begin planning? You could, of course, kick...Read More»

Sirius Backseat TV - Chrysler
Survey: DVD, Nav Systems Are Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

What's the single most important, must-have accessory for keeping a family road trip stress-free? According to a CarMax survey of 500 families planning travel with children this summer, it's most commonly either a DVD player or a GPS navigation system. Curiously, those parents who were age 18 to 34...Read More»

gas pump
Time For A Road Trip? Gas Prices Fall As Summer Approaches

Folks driving to the beach or amusement park this Memorial Day weekend should be in for a pleasant surprise: lower prices at the pump. And although the holiday itself is all-American, Europe deserves credit for the gas price plunge. The slide began a couple of months ago, as the cost of crude oil...Read More»

Turkey crossing
Over The River And Through The Woods Is Getting Pricey

If you're one of the 33.2 million Americans planning to drive to grandma's, the in-laws, or the local outlet mall this Thanksgiving/Black Friday holiday, be prepared for three things: lots of traffic, lewd postprandial stories from Uncle Ted, and unpleasant numbers at the pump. Gas prices have...Read More»

Riding shotgun
Holiday Preparations: Know The Rules Of Shotgun

It feels like summer just ended, but another round of mini-vacations lies just around the corner. Holiday road trips aren't usually as fun as the summertime variety, since they typically involve moms, dads, and eggnog-scented aunts, but a few precautions will make them slightly more enjoyable. We...Read More»

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
For Meals On Wheels, Hungry Bears Prefer Minivans

If you're eyeing your next vehicle with the classic American family road trip in mind—perhaps a visit to your favorite national park out West—you might want to consider this: Hungry bears overwhelmingly prefer minivans for their next fix. For reasons not fully understood, at one of the...Read More»

Roy Locock and his 1977 Bridget the Midget in Jaipur
Bridget The Midget's World Tour For Charity

We cover a lot of stuff here at TCC. Most is directly related to the auto industry, some other items are just for fun, and every so often, we stumble across something really special. Case in point: the story of Roy Locock, a 52-year-old Brit who bought a 1977 MG Midget a couple of years back, and...Read More»

mirage -- by Flickr user AWNISAlan, Creative Commons
Heat Wave? Watch Out For Road Buckling

Most of us have heard about the hazardous conditions inside a vehicle that can develop in hot weather—and that you should never, ever leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle when the sun's out. But unbeknownst to us, there's another significant issue out on the roadways themselves, and it...Read More»

gas pump
Fuel-Saving Tips For The Holiday Weekend

As pump prices rise are on the rise again, and crude oil prices and refinery issues suggest they’ll continue to rise in the weeks ahead. Yet—reality check, here—we’re still in the middle of humdinger of a recession, right? With your disposable income for this holiday weekend in mind, here...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.