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Robocalls: New Threat To OnStar? What To Do If You Get One
Robocalls: New Threat To OnStar? What To Do If You Get One

There we were, driving along in our 2012 Chevrolet Sonic test car, when it spoke to us. "You have an incoming call," it said. Which was startling, since our prehistoric, coal-powered mobile phone is incapable of pairing with anything beyond a headset. Ah, yes, right, it's the built-in OnStar...Read More»

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Comprehensive Auto Insurance Coverage: Learn What’s Covered

“Car insurance” is a term that encompasses a variety of coverage options. When you buy car insurance, you have your choice of options. Some of these options include liability coverage, towing and labor, collision and comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive helps pay for damage to your...Read More»

2012 Jaguar XF
Protect Your Vehicle With Collision Insurance Coverage

If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, you’ll want to handle repairs and be back on the road as quickly as possible. However, car accident repairs are expensive, and may not be in your immediate budget. You can minimize your out-of-pocket expenses by purchasing collision insurance...Read More»

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Choosing an Affordable Plan To Pay for Car Insurance Coverage

Car insurance coverage is commonly sold in six-month policy periods although you can sometimes find three-month and 12-month plans. Typically, your insurer will offer you the option to pay the entire insurance premium up front or monthly for the duration of the coverage. Which option should you...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
Choose the Right Car Insurance Deductible for Your Budget

Choosing the right auto insurance means having the right amount of coverage while comfortably affording your car insurance expenses. The costs related to auto insurance are twofold: car insurance premium payments your deductible (the amount you pay before your coverage kicks in after an accident)...Read More»

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Cheap Car Insurance: The Pros & Cons of Cutting Coverage

Owning a car is a big expense, so you may be looking for ways to save a little cash. You may consider trimming your car insurance to the minimum required by state law. Is this a smart move? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of saving money on auto insurance. Getting immediate cost...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
Auto Insurance Laws: How Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Is Designed To Protect

While you may be a responsible driver and carry the insurance coverage required by your state’s auto insurance laws, other drivers may not. According to a recent study by the Insurance Research Council, as many as one in six drivers are currently driving uninsured in the U.S - a number...Read More»

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Why Does My New Car Have No Temp Gauge?

While cars are coming with increasingly complex instrument panels, you might notice one feature is missing from your new vehicle: the coolant temperature gauge. Over the past several years, we've noticed the trend across a wide range of vehicles. Such is the case, too, with the latest versions of...Read More»

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Family Tip: How to Trick or Treat Safely on Halloween

Scary costume, check. Carved pumpkin, check. Bag 'o candy? Check. Low beams? Low beams? Halloween witches and goblins will be roaming your neighborhood this weekend, and with little beggars walking the cul-de-sac in droves, it's time to remind all drivers about safe driving. It seems obvious, but...Read More»

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TCC Tip: How To Drive Safely At Night

Some of us spend too much time there as it is, but with daylight-savings time drawing to an end on November 7, we're all going to be in the dark, earlier and more often. Is that dangerous? A new survey says that's a daunting prospect to many drivers--and finds that some skip driving entirely at...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala in Recall

The 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala is being recalled for an issue with seat belts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has posted the recall on its Web site, SaferCar.gov. According to the recall, the Impalas involved in the recall have lap seat-belt webbing that may not be...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
2011 Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide: Which Truck Is For Me?

2011 Ford F-150 V-6: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 5.0 and 6.2: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost: First Drive 2010 Ford F-150 full review When the 2011 Ford F-150 begins to arrive in showrooms this fall, it will mark the most extensive overhaul of the big pickup's powertrains in almost 62 years...Read More»

Child in booster seat -- from IIHS instructional video
Child Booster Seats Are Improving, IIHS Finds

Have little ones too large for child seats but not large enough for a normal seatbelt fit? Research shows that the likelihood of injury is reduced significantly if booster seats are used. And depending on where you are, they could be required by law. But shopping for a booster seat can be a little...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Best Local Prices Could Broaden Your Horizon

If you're heading out to do some new-car shopping this weekend but not entirely comfortable with what comes after the test drive, you're not alone. It's easy to get overwhelmed, especially in the negotiation stage. Exactly how much of a discount, in light of all the incentives, should you be asking...Read More»

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Could Connectivity And Smartphones Open Your Car Up To Hackers?

Is it time for firewalls and malware protection for your car? Almost, but not quite yet, say experts, in a top-notch report from CNET. Earlier this year we reported on research from the University of Washington and the University of California, San Diego, that showed how researchers were able to...Read More»

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How to Avoid Flood-Damaged Cars in Tennessee and Everywhere Else

  This weekend's historic rain in Nashville seems like just the latest in a string of catastrophes and calamities--and even if you're not a Music City resident, you should know what happens in the aftermath of disasters like this one when it comes to your next car. First, the good news. Our...Read More»

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Car Advice: How To Jump-Start Your Hybrid Car Without Jump-Starting Your Heart

This past weekend, I had what our President might call a "teachable moment"--an unexpected need for a jump-start in a car I hadn't had to jump, ever. After a long weekend at the beach, I washed up our 2004 Toyota Prius and packed it full for the ride home. I even cleaned the inside of the windows...Read More»

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Ask TCC: How Can I Empower My 2009 Dodge Journey Keys?

  We're all about empowerment here at TheCarConnection. We give you a voice in the car world by asking you to write for High Gear Media Web sites--and we're also here to answer the questions that come up while you're researching, shopping and driving your new car. Which brings us to the Dodge...Read More»

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