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Need A Car Mechanic? With RepairPal, A Higher Chance Of Satisfaction
Need A Car Mechanic? With RepairPal, A Higher Chance Of Satisfaction

If your family is typical, it's quite likely that you have at least one vehicle in the garage or driveway that's well over a decade old. In recent years—due probably as much to better durability and reliability as to the economy—the average U.S. vehicle age has risen rapidly, from 8.9...Read More»

The Car Connection iPhone App
The Car Connection iPhone App Gets An Update

We know our loyal readers are always following The Car Connection all over the web, from Google+ and Facebook, to Twitter. But when you are on the go, referring to The Car Connection iPhone app can be a time saver. To make things easier, we've just updated our iPhone app in the Apple App Store...Read More»

Katzkin leather seats
Want Leather, On A Budget? Consider Adding It At The Dealership

If you have a preference toward leather seats in your cars, the fact of the matter is that you probably spent a lot more on your last vehicle, and you're going to end up spending a lot more on your next automobile—compared to one with cloth or vinyl seats, that is. Compounding the premium is...Read More»

The Car Connection YouTube
The Car Connection Now Has A YouTube Channel

Loyal readers of The Car Connection, we have heard what you want: more videos. And what better way to give you more videos than with our very own YouTube channel. With our new videos section recently introduced, there's never been a better time to create a Car Connection YouTube channel. The...Read More»

High Gear Media Team Shooting Video At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
The Car Connection Introduces New Video Section

You've told us you want more video, and that is exactly what we are going to deliver. Today we are happy to announce a new video section on The Car Connection. With topics ranging from news and reviews to auto show coverage and features, our quick-format videos bring you the low-down in just a few...Read More»

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The Car Connection Is On Google+, Put Us In Your Circle

Dedicated readers of The Car Connection, we know you love to read all the latest automotive news and reviews no matter where you are. Which is why we are happy to announce we are on Google+. Technically we have been on Google+ for a while, but we wanted to make sure this fact is brought to your...Read More»

The Car Connection On Google Currents
Read The Car Connection On Google Currents

Faithful readers of The Car Connection, we know you are already a fan on Facebook, a follower on Twitter, and have us in your most prized circle on Google+, but today we are happy to announce another terrific way to get all the latest automotive news and reviews: Google Currents. That's right, The...Read More»

Yokohama Tire Tips For Fuel Economy
Yokohama Tire Wants To Boost Your Fuel Economy: Video

Yokohama Tire is in business to design and sell tires for a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from commercial trucks through passenger cars and even racing applications. It’s also in the business of customer service, which is why the tire maker has produced a series of videos to help...Read More»

Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]
Hackers Are Targeting Cars, Says Antivirus Software Company

It's no secret that cars have become increasingly dependent on computers, and there's no sign of that trend slowing anytime soon. But are computer hackers a threat to today's drivers? Antivirus software manufacturer MacAfee seems to think so. MacAfee has issued a report called "Caution: Malware...Read More»

Evacuation
Six Car Tips To Help You Wade Through Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is poised to make landfall on the Eastern seaboard, then cruise up the coast, impacting up to 50 million drivers in cities from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Are you prepared? While hurricanes can be brutal and devastating, they offer at least two upsides that many other natural...Read More»

Top ten states for red light-related fatalities (2009)
Obey Red Lights During 'Stop On Red Week' (And Every Week)

You could be forgiven for not knowing that we're in the middle of National Stop on Red Week. Between the stock market yo-yoing, the political finger-pointing, the tragedy in Afghanistan, and other high-profile headlines, Stop on Red has gotten lost in the shuffle, but its message remains important...Read More»

State Farm's In-Drive telematics system
State Farm Launches OnStar Competitor: In-Drive [UPDATED]

It's no secret that car shoppers are smitten with technology, and nothing is hotter right now than the mix of navigation and concierge services known generally as "telematics". GM has made a bundle with OnStar, and now State Farm has partnered with Hughes Telematics to grab its own slice of the pie...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
Need To Keep Tabs On Your Teen? OnStar Could Soon Help

Parents of teenagers have it rough -- the backtalk, the defiance, the growth spurts. Perhaps worst of all is having to worry about young, inexperienced drivers, but General Motors is working on an update to OnStar that could put parents' minds at ease. GM is testing a new OnStar service called...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
Got A Red-Light Ticket In L.A.? Don't Sweat It, Forget It

Los Angeles city officials are contemplating whether red-light cameras are going to have any future within city limits, and have already recommended the program be phased out--and that ticketed citizens should forget about the violations. The City Council reached a consensus at the end of its most...Read More»

TheCarConnection on Flipboard for iPad
Have an Apple iPad? Try TheCarConnection On Flipboard

Faithful Web readers of TheCarConnection have watched us grow from a niche site into one of the most respected auto news and reviews sites on the Web. And if you consume Web content voraciously, via RSS like we do, you know sometimes it can lack the warm and fuzzy feel of a good, old-fashioned...Read More»

Dancing in the Queens Midtown Tunnel
Health Warning: New York Traffic Causes Spontaneous Dancing

There’s an old cliché that says when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When life hands you exhaust fumes, courtesy of blocked traffic in New York City’s Queens Midtown Tunnel, then we suppose the answer is to crank up Britney Spears, climb up on the catwalk and shake your...Read More»

Old Driver
Kids Safer With A Grandparent Behind The Wheel

Forget any preconceived notions you may have about older drivers: a new study has revealed that children may be safest in cars when a grandparent, not a parent, is behind the wheel. While previous studies showed that older drivers have more accidents, the new research focused exclusively on...Read More»

DIY repair infographic from AutoMD
Infographic: How Much Cash Can DIY Auto Repairs Really Save?

The internet has been a boon for folks who like doing things for themselves. Need to install some tile? Transplant a tree? Fix a leaky gutter? Run a quick search on Google -- or better yet, skim the offerings on YouTube -- and you'll find that most of those projects are well within your reach. But...Read More»

2002 Chrysler Concorde
New Study Shows That We're Keeping Cars Longer

Sales of luxury brands like Audi and BMW may be up, but those of us Americans not in the “luxury car” tax bracket are keeping our cars longer, according to a recent study by AutoMD. Their survey asked over 3,000 participants questions relating to the anticipated lifespan of their...Read More»

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