road trips

Study: Top-Down In Some Convertibles Can Be Deafening
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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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