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What Does the DMV Do?

What Does the DMV Do?

The DMV, an acronym that stands for the Department of Motor Vehicles, is an agency charged with the responsibility of handling many things having to do with vehicles. This includes vehicle registration, safety and emissions inspections, issuing driver’s licenses and ID cards, keeping driving...

November 27, 2013 by 
 
Moscow, Russia

Guinness World Records: 5 Car Records That Will Surprise You

If records are made to be broken, the folks at Guinness World Records are likely to continue to publish the oddest, most amazing, curious and incredible records on every... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Renting A Car: 3 Tips & Tricks

Renting a car is like shopping for anything: You want to get a good deal. But there are some tips and tricks that can make the car rental process easier and less expensive... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
Car lot

What Car Should I Buy? What To Consider Before You Start Car Shopping

Buying a car can be an exciting experience. It can also be confusing and somewhat intimidating. Make the process easier and more enjoyable by taking the time to consider your... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
Robert Himler's Underground Racing Gallardo shoots flames

Why Do Cars Backfire?

Backfiring basically happens when your car’s internal combustion engine has a moment of external combustion, or at least happening elsewhere than the combustion... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
Scosche MotorMouth II Bluetooth adapter

How Does Bluetooth Work In Your Car?

If you've recently purchased a new car—or even if you have a luxury car that's many years old—chances are you have Bluetooth hands-free calling connectivity. And... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
Tire pressure warning lamp - NHTSA

How Does My Car Know Tire Pressure?

Virtually all new vehicles now come with a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System as standard equipment. Such a system has been required in the U.S. since September 2007, and other... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

2013 LA Auto Show: Top 5 Things You Should Know

If you're thinking of attending this year's LA Auto Show, keep a few things in mind. For starters, it takes place over a major holiday weekend, so crowds can be epic. It's... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz safety - airbag deployment

How Do Air Bags Work?

You hear them mentioned and you may have seen the videos that show airbags inflating, in slow motion, to cushion dummies thrown against them in crash tests before they hit... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
catalytic converter

What Is A Catalytic Converter?

A catalytic converter is a component in your car's exhaust system that converts engine emissions from pollutants into less harmful substances. In fact, catalytic converters... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
minivan - AAA roadside assistance

Roadside Assistance: How To Get The Best Value

No one wants to get stranded in a vehicle that’s run out of gas, or that they’ve locked themselves out of or the tire has a blowout and is now flat as a pancake... read more November 24, 2013 by 


 
AAA Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance: 3 Best Options

Confused about all the roadside assistance programs out there? With literally dozens to choose from, the decision-making process can get complicated. When it comes to... read more November 24, 2013 by 


 
Car shopping

Gap Insurance: How Does It Affect Your Car Lease?

If you’re already aware or have read our feature on gap insurance, you can understand why folks are happy if they buy it and never have to use it. Don't be confused if... read more November 23, 2013 by 


 
Paperwork

What Is Gap Insurance?

As you busily sign and initial your auto loan or lease paperwork, the finance person asks whether you want gap insurance. Gap insurance? Is that some spurious protection for... read more November 23, 2013 by 


 
Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign

What Is A Car Insurance Claims Adjuster?

If you never file a loss on your car insurance, you’ll never deal with a car insurance claims adjuster. Even for those who do, the exposure and interaction can be brief... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 
Corvette parking fail

Why Do Car Insurance Claims Get Adjusted?

First came the damage to your car. Then the body shop had to take photos and write an estimate. Now your car insurance adjuster wants to butt in to have his say. Sometimes it... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 

 
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