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“What’s That Thing For?”: Deciphering the Safety Features of Modern Vehicles

Previous generations often reminisce about a time when seatbelts were optional and automobiles were so big that most accidents did more damage to the car than the occupants. Fender-benders could be repaired with several-foot-long sheets of metal and some Bondo. However, even with vehicles returning to larger dimensions these days, safety has come a long…

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5 Questions That Couples Should Ask Themselves Before Buying a Vehicle

Buying a new car can be exciting, but it can also be difficult or stressful. You need to take the time to shop around, compare prices, and figure out a budget. Whether it’s new-to-you-but-technically-used or fresh off the factory floor brand new, choosing a new vehicle requires time and effort, every step of the way.…

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The 10 Most Iconic Ford Vehicles Of All Time

The Ford Motor Company is an iconic automaker, responsible for producing some of the best loved vehicles of all time. In business since 1903, Ford has given the world iconic vehicles such as the Mustang muscle car and the F-100 pick-up truck. Yet Ford announced last year that it is all but eliminating sedans from…

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5 Resources You Need To Consult Before Buying a Used Car

Whether you visit a used car lot or choose the private party route, buying a used car isn’t necessarily an easy process. How can you make the best decision without being an expert gearhead? If you’ve asked yourself this question or are in the market for a new-to-you (but still technically used) car, take a…

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The Hummer Myth: Are Bigger Cars Worse For The Environment?

Look out the metaphorical windshield towards the automotive future and you might see yourself behind a HUD screen, rather than behind a steering wheel. Self-driving cars aren’t quite here yet (but they are coming). In order to understand where the industry is headed, we must first look back at the vehicles reflected in our rearview…

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Uber Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Rideshare Passanger

With so many of us taking advantage of ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft to get from place to place, it’s easy to forget that these services are different than traditional taxi-cabs. Drivers have no training other than the standard driver’s license that’s mandated in the region, and their cars are their own — not…

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Why Retirees are Considering Driving Trucks as a Second Career

Are you looking for a second career after retirement? If so, you should seriously consider going into trucking. The demand is as high as ever. Not only do tractor-trailer drivers receive great pay, but they also get to experience the excitement of being on the road. With that said, let’s look at the many benefits...

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