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.


Buying A Used Car: Top Used Car Buying Tips
Buying A Used Car: Top Used Car Buying Tips

Buying a used car is similar in some ways to buying a new one, but it is very different in others. What’s the same is that you need to know what you want and you are looking for a good deal. From there, however, the approach takes quite a different turn. Winding up with a successful...Read More»

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How To Avoid Used Car Lawsuits

When selling your used car, besides getting it detailed and looking spiffy as can be, there are some other things to consider. You want to protect yourself and avoid a possible used car lawsuit. How can you be sued for selling a used car? Among the potential lawsuit-in-the-making scenarios, here...Read More»

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Car Insurance: Guide To Understanding Rates

Whether you’re buying car insurance for the first time or are a long-time insured looking to see where you can save money, taking a few minutes to understanding car insurance rates is probably a wise investment. While the variables that auto insurers weigh when determining a premium for a...Read More»

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Using Car Insurance To Avoid Car Insurance Lawsuits

Owning and driving a car entails a certain amount of responsibility, not the least of which is the requirement to carry at least the minimum amount of auto insurance in your state. What many people fail to realize, however, is that skimping on liability insurance can become a very costly mistake in...Read More»

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How to Push/Roll Start A Car

When you get in your car, turn the ignition and nothing happens, what do you do? It could be your battery is drained. If you don’t have jumper cables in the vehicle or simply don’t have them, one option for getting the car going again is to push or roll start it. Here’s how. Note...Read More»

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Car Insurance Guide: What To Cover, What To Save

When it comes to buying car insurance, everyone wants to get a good deal. An unavoidable necessity, car insurance can be costly or you can help pare down the expense by taking advantage of discounts and shopping around. There are, however, some absolute requirements in terms of what to cover. When...Read More»

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What Is A Car Salvage-Title Vehicle?

Sometimes a car deal can seem too good to be true. After getting excited over find the car you want at a great price, the words “salvage title” appear. What does this mean and, more important, should you steer clear of such a vehicle? In essence, a car with a salvage title has been in...Read More»

Used Cars
Buying A Car: Understanding Vehicle History

Consumers in the market for a used car need to do their homework. The best way to prepare for used car shopping is to have a basic understanding of a vehicle’s history. This includes everything that happens to a vehicle from the time it is first sold that involves using a VIN (vehicle...Read More»

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Using VIN Numbers To Check Car Accident History

While this isn’t something you need to worry about when buying a new car, when purchasing a used car, experts say it’s best to spend a few dollars to obtain a vehicle history report. Most dealers will run a vehicle history report on a used car for interested buyers. What is a vehicle...Read More»

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What Is A VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

The acronym VIN stands for vehicle identification number, a unique 17-digit alpha and numeric string of characters for each vehicle. VIN numbers have been mandated by the U.S Department of Transportation to be stamped on every vehicle since the early 1980s. A VIN is used to track vehicle...Read More»

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