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.


What Happens At Auto Shows?
What Happens At Auto Shows?

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words auto shows is new vehicles. An auto show is an event, usually spanning several days to two weeks, when automotive manufacturers from around the world showcase their new cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, minivans, convertibles, luxury vehicles...Read More»

2013 Honda CR-V
Best Resale Value: How Is That Determined?

When it comes time to sell your car, getting the best price for it should be a primary goal. But figuring out what the best resale value is might be a little intimidating. There are some steps you can take to help determine a fair and realistic resale price for your used car, by using tools...Read More»

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car testing at Sebring
What Is Taught At Automotive Engineering Schools?

Looking at the many different styles and models of vehicles on the road today, does it ever make you wonder how they come to be? At automotive engineering schools, students learn the basics of design and development of cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. An automotive engineer may design...Read More»

Used Cars
Used Car Pricing: How Does It Work?

Buying or selling a used car and trying to figure out pricing can be a complicated process. While there are used car pricing guides such as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds to reference, a savvy consumer will do more than just use those two sources. The more important question is probably how does used...Read More»

Glass repair -- mechanic works on cracked windshield
Windshield Chip Repair: How To Get Started

Any kind of driving--whether on highways, city streets or rural roads--can put your car's windshield in danger. That danger could take the form of stones flung from the tires of trucks, rocks and other debris flying through the air, or other detritus. You may not see the object as it comes toward...Read More»

Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)
Driving In The Heat: 5 Tips For Summer

Summer is the time when many families embark on a long-awaited vacation by car, but it’s also the season when temperatures outside can skyrocket, climbing into the triple digits and potentially wreaking havoc on vehicles. Since prevention is the best protection you can afford your vehicle...Read More»

AARP The Magazine
What Is The AARP?

Formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, the AARP, as it is now called, is a nonprofit organization that doesn’t just cater to those who are retired. There are many people who are age 50 and older who continue to work. More than 37 million Americans are AARP members. But...Read More»

2014 Ford Focus Electric window sticker showing lower price
What Is MSRP?

When buying a new vehicle, consumers are confronted with a number of different terms, not all of which are immediately transparent. One of these is MSRP. But what does that stand for? MSRP is an acronym that stands for the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is the selling price that...Read More»

2004 Toyota Camry
Can I Buy A Good Used Car For Less Than $10,000?

When funds are limited and you need a car, or a second or third vehicle to meet family driving needs, what are your choices? Is it possible to buy a reliable, good used car for less than $10,000? The short answer is yes, although it will require some research and legwork on your part. You’ll...Read More»

2002 Acura TL used car
What Is A Used Car Warranty?

Buying a used car might seem like a daunting proposition, but you can save yourself a lot of trouble and aggravation by opting to purchase a vehicle with a used car warranty. What is a used car warranty? In a way, it’s a lot like a new car warranty, with a few differences. There are several...Read More»

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