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Today at High Gear Media
Today at High Gear Media

Teenagers text more than any other social group. So what happens when they take to the road en masse? Brace yourselves. [TheCarConnection] As much as we hate to admit it, winter is coming. You need to remember these five things before you head into it--oh, and your keys. Keys will help...Read More»

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Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with news that's apt to be much less divisive and far more disturbing: according to a recent RAC survey, 21% of drivers in the...Read More»

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Getting Along Without a Google-Car Just Fine, Thanks

Would you fall in love with a car that drives itself--or would it drive you and your family nuts? On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to be able to sit back during a long commute, read a book, polish your nails, do some isometric exercises, or just stare out the window at lesser mortals not...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Going To Extremes: the Short List for North American Car of the Year, Part Two

In part one of Going to Extremes, we covered the compacts, hybrids and electrics and a mid-size affordable sedan that appear on the short list for the North American Car of the Year (NACOTY). Here we cover the rest of the list. Note how things suddenly change character. All these entries are luxury...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Going To Extremes: the Short List for North American Car of the Year, Part One

Now that the short list for the North American Car of the Year (NACOTY) is out, there’s a lot to marvel at among the 14 selections. There’s also a list of 14 for the North American Truck of the Year, but this story concerns the cars up for consideration. What’s noteworthy about...Read More»

Deer and car
Deer Season--And Car Crash Time--Is Here

When a deer’s mind turns to love making, it’s bad news for motorists in states with large deer populations. The mating season for deer coincides, of course, with the highest rate of deer/car collisions. The collision rate is nothing less than alarming. State Farm Insurance looked into...Read More»

2010 Audi A4 Avant
Family Car Guide To 2011 Luxury Wagons

It’s a fact. Wagons today are more exciting than ever. Lone gone are the days when driving a station wagon was considered the kiss of death. Getting past stereotypes takes some time – and a lot of new styling, features, and technology on the part of automakers. And these car companies...Read More»

2010 Audi A4 Avant
The Family Car Guide: 2011 Luxury Wagons, Part One

The field of luxury wagons this fall is more than a little exciting – if you’re looking for a family car that combines the attributes of an SUV with the easy-handling of a car, plus a good deal of luxe features, mostly standard, some optional. In fact, even consumers who’ve long...Read More»

Texting while driving
IIHS: Texting Bans Could Be Ineffective

A new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has concluded laws banning texting while driving do not decrease crashes, but may actually increase them. The study is based on comparing claims filed in four states before and after a...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Smart Car Shopping: Five High-Performance Family Cars

Do kids equal "Camry?" Does parenthood mean the end of loving what you drive? Don't responsible adults get something with four cylinders, an automatic transmission and a suspension built from marshmallows as soon as they put soccer practice on the calendar? Not necessarily. Learning what exactly...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan FWD 4-door SE *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
VW: When the Event Becomes the Ad

Any savvy advertiser knows one advertisement does not change a potential customer’s mind from undecided or even negative to positive. It’s a relentless multi-pronged attack at all levels from ads on the web and TV and in newspapers to billboards to websites and now, the ever ubiquitous...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6 technical
5 Cooling System Checks For Winter Driving

There is no system in a car so climate sensitive as the cooling system. Whether it is summer or winter, the cooling system either rolls with the punches or gets knocked out by extreme temperatures if it not prepped correctly. Here are five tips that will prepare your car’s cooling system for...Read More»

Fireball Run Day 1
Today at High Gear Media: Car of the Year, Fireball and Paris

The short list for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced. What's not there: the Yugo. They're experts, people. [TheCarConnection] Team High Gear Media hits the track for the first time today on the Fireball Run. Here's a summary of Day One, including...fire extinguishers...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 350C with F Sport wheels and brakes
Are Anti-Lock Brakes Unsafe?

I don't like anti-lock brakes. I cannot stop as quickly on snow as I would stop if I pumped the old style brakes. Your article about "Experienced Drivers" making "Deadly Mistakes" only reinforced my feeling of this so-called "safety feature". I wish manufacturers would rid us of ABS, and go back to...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
OMG Texting While Driving Can Kill: Get the Message?

Finally, some major attention is directed to the dangers of distracted driving – specifically, the use of cell phones for texting or calling while driving. It’s about time. The National Safety Council estimates that 28 percent of all crashes, 1.6 million per year, can be attributed to...Read More»

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
NICB Names Top Ten Stolen Cars

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released the top ten stolen cars in the United States in 2009. Topping the list is the 1994 Honda Accord; three trucks and one minivan make this year’s list. Is your car in danger of being stolen? If it's in the top ten, beware: 1. 1994 Honda...Read More»

1997 Nissan 240SX SE
Today in Car News: Nissan 240SX, Night Driving and EVs

The latest estimates on the auto-industry bailouts are in--and GM shares would have to be priced above $133 for us to get back all our $49.5-billion investment in the automaker. [Wall Street Journal] Nissan won't build you a new 240SX, but would you be interested in something like a Sentra coupe...Read More»

Evo MR in the snow
Five Tips To Ready Your Car for Winter

For most of us, the first snow fall is still a few months away, give or take, but we always seem unprepared when the first batch starts falling. Preparing now can save you time and money in the future. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your vehicle to be in top condition for when the white...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Today at High Gear Media: F-150 Burnouts, Bentley Daggers

NHTSA chief Ray LaHood says distracted driving is a national epidemic--and one cure could be federal talking-and-driving limits. [TheCarConnection] Smokey burnouts are good for the soul, as we witnessed today in Texas, courtesy the EcoBoost-ed 2011 Ford F-150. [MotorAuthority] If you're looking to...Read More»

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