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5 Latest Vehicle Safety Features You’ll Be Thankful For


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 3/12/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Seat belts used to be the only safety feature a vehicle had to offer.

Thankfully, times have changed.

The advancement in technology means that today’s vehicles are safer than ever before.

Take a look at the latest available safety features that come standard in many vehicles, as well as some that are available as options.

1. Backup cameras

Backup cameras aren’t exactly new to the…

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5 Best Features on the All-New, Completely Redesigned 2019 Acura RDX


It’s here.

The 2019 Acura RDX has arrived and it’s more luxurious than ever.

The all-new RDX is redesigned and here’s a sneak-peek of the latest features on the newest model.

1. Panoramic moonroof

You have to see it to believe it.

This newest version of the moonroof gives all the passengers – even the ones in the backseat – an amazing view of the sky.

2. Sync it up

Apple CarPlay integration lets you have the same things you love on your phone at your fingertips in your RDX.

All you have to do is plug in your…

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Your Quick Guide to Car Care and Maintenance


You probably spend a lot of time in your vehicle.

It takes you on adventures – near and far – with your family and friends and helps you accomplish your daily errands.

So, how can you keep your reliable ride in tip-top shape?

Here are some tips.

Manage fuel efficiency

When you use your vehicle so much, even small savings can add up quickly.

Follow these guidelines to get the most for your money, whether gas prices are low or high.

  • Remove everything from the car that doesn’t belong.

  • Follow the speed limits.

  • Plan ahead so you can consolidate chores and…

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4 Areas of Car Care You Need to Think About

You spend a lot of time in your vehicle.

It takes you to work, gets your children to school, and carries your family to memory-making vacation destinations.

It only makes sense that you’d take good care of your car so that it continues to take good care of you.

There are some specific areas for you to concentrate on.

1. Fuel efficiency
Make sure that you’re taking the right steps to help your…
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Buying Your Leased Vehicle? Here Are the Benefits

You’re at the end of your lease.

Now what?

You can either turn your vehicle in and get a new one or you can purchase it.

Here are some reasons that it’s a good idea to buy your leased car.

You’re the only owner
You know all about the true condition of the car because you’re the only one who has had possession of it.

You know that it has received…
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3 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Buying a Car

Buying a new vehicle is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve bought a new car or you’re a total newbie, there’s important info you need to avoid making a costly mistake.

Here’s how to do your homework before you buy.

1. Figure out how much you can afford.

You don’t buy caviar when there’s only room in your budget…
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Be a Better Driver by Following a Few Simple Tips

Self-driving cars aren’t quite ready for you to go out and buy just yet.

While you wait for the day to come when your car drives you around, here are some ways to keep yourself safe on the road when you’re the one behind the wheel.

Get off the phone

Your cell phone should be out-of-sight, out-of-mind when you’re driving.

Using your GPS is one thing but texting or scrolling through Facebook…
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Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

October is Car Care Month!

Car Care Month is the perfect time to start taking steps to prepare your vehicle for the cold winter months that are on the way.

The cold weather brings specific hazards that you’ll need to watch out for and the best way to do so is to make sure your car’s ready!

Here’s what you should be thinking about during this Car Care Month.

Wiper blades
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Who Else Wants to Save Money on Gas This Winter?

Snow, slush, and the cold temperatures can have a massive effect on your fuel economy.

According to, your gas mileage is about 12% lower when the temperature is around 20 degrees than when it’s around 80 degrees.

If you drive a hybrid, you’ll take an even bigger hit in the winter, reduced by about one-third.

So, what can you do when Old Man Winter invades?

Try these tips.

Park in a…
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Car Care Tips: Put the Spotlight on Your Headlights

Fall’s here and one of the things that means is fewer hours of daylight.

Less daylight means your headlights are getting more of a workout than they do during the spring and summer months.

They may not seem like that big of a deal, but your car’s lights are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle.

Just think about it – if you can’t see or be seen, your chances…
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