Suzanne Kane, Contributing Writer

Suzanne Kane is an editor at High Gear Media focusing on covering the latest product and other auto-related information for Family Car Guide. Originally from Michigan, with automotive roots going back through the family for decades with the original Big Three – GM, Ford, and Chrysler – Suzanne has always loved cars. You name it, and she’s either owned or driven it. Raising a family, safety was a key priority in the choice of a vehicle – as it is for most American families. But styling, comfort, performance and handling, techno goodies and lots more are also important. Suzanne aims to showcase the best of what’s new in FCG, along with personal stories, a dash of wit, and a never-ending curiosity and enthusiasm for all things automotive.


Switching Car Insurance: 8 Important Time-Saving Tips
Switching Car Insurance: 8 Important Time-Saving Tips

There’s no escaping the need to carry car insurance: every state requires it. But sometimes the insurance you have isn’t right for you. It may cost too much, you may not be getting the proper discounts, the coverage may not be adequate. While you may worry that it’s too much...Read More»

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Does Refinancing Your Car Ever Make Sense?

Are you saddled with a monthly car payment that eats into your budget? Is it so expensive, you wish you’d never bought the vehicle to begin with? Maybe you didn’t have a choice at the time, but the situation may be completely different now. It could be well worth your time and effort to...Read More»

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Making A Contract With Teen Drivers

When it comes time for your teenage son or daughter to begin driving solo, the best thing you can do to encourage safe driving is to draw up a “driving contract” that clearly spells out family rules as well as the consequences for breaking them. What’s in a driving contract?...Read More»

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Are Parental Monitoring Devices For Teen Drivers A Good Idea?

Your teen driver is now behind the wheel. Now the real worries begin. Parents can take some of the anxiety out of this sometimes nerve-wracking experience by making use of parental monitoring devices for teen drivers. GPS-based apps available to parents to monitor teen driving behavior range from...Read More»

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Snow Job: Prepping Yourself And Your Car For This Week's Winterpocalypse

Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter didn’t offer much relief for drivers hoping for an early spring. With much of the country about to get walloped once more, drivers need all the help they can get to safely navigate snow, slush and ice. Paying attention to winter...Read More»

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Winter Driving Safety Tips For Teens

Winter presents challenges for even the most seasoned drivers, but especially for teens who are newly licensed or who are driving with parental supervision. Here are some winter driving safety tips to help teens best navigate snowy, icy and slippery roads, deal with blizzard conditions, and drive...Read More»

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How Long Should Parents Ride With Teen Drivers?

Parents dread the day their teenage child nears driving age. They may be relieved to learn that graduated driver licensing laws (GDLs) are likely helping to train a generation of better, safer drivers. But it only works with the help of parents. Those GDLs consist of learner stage, intermediate...Read More»

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When Should Your Child Move To A Front-Facing Car Seat?

When you’ve finally figured out how to correctly install your child’s car seat and everything’s going just fine, except that your child is growing faster than you expected, sooner or later you’ll need to determine if it’s time to move from rear-facing to front-facing...Read More»

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Which Is Better: Convertible Or All-In-One Car Seat?

Many parents and caregivers struggle with the decision to choose a convertible or all-in-one car seat to meet their child’s needs. Each seat has its advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to thoroughly investigate a particular seat before buying to determine that it will be...Read More»

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Understanding Car Seat Ease-Of-Use Ratings

Parents today want convenience in products they buy, everything from toaster ovens to do-it-yourself home repairs. But when it comes to safeguarding children in cars, there can’t be any compromises. Safety has to come first. There’s no denying that some car seats are easier to use than...Read More»

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