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.


Oldest Drivers Are Driving More--And Driving Medicated More--Than Ever
Oldest Drivers Are Driving More--And Driving Medicated More--Than Ever

Older Americans are driving more often, and later in life, than those in previous generations, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The insights from the study are quite eye-opening and provide an opportunity for tips older drivers – and their families – can...Read More»

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2005-2010 Honda Odyssey Recalled For Fuel Leaks

Honda is recalling more than 886,000 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey minivans for a fuel pump defect that may lead to fuel leaks and risk of fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 886,815...Read More»

car crash at intersection after running red light
Whose Car Insurance Should Pay?

Accidents – fender-benders or worse – are unfortunate occurrences that nevertheless still need to be dealt with. When accidents do occur, the costs involved in vehicle repair, replacement, injuries and lost wages may be covered by your auto insurance policy. But who should come up with...Read More»

Money and car keys
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»

Car seats - NHTSA
Does Your Child's Car Seat Weigh Too Much For LATCH?

Car seats are heavier than ever--and some parents aren't including that weight when they fit their kids and car seats to LATCH systems. As a result, many have exceeded their car's LATCH limits without even knowing it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued its...Read More»

Teen driver
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»

Toyota & Teen Vogue's 'Arrive in Style' campaign
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»

Overweight driver buckling seatbelt
With Obesity On The Rise, Do Seat Belts Need To Be Longer?

Waistline creep has become quite a bit more prevalent in the last decade--so much so, in fact, that one-third of the American population is obese and another third is overweight. One unintended consequence of this is the risk of obese drivers dying in car crashes because they’re failing to...Read More»

2008 Volvo XC70 - winter driving
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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