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Are Black Boxes in Cars an Invasion of Privacy?

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:15PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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There is a growing, and ongoing, debate in this country about a little device in a lot of cars, but many drivers don’t even know they are there! This event recording device is known as a black box and is somewhat hard to find inside your own personal vehicle. The black box inside privately owned vehicles has many worried about privacy and the potential for abuse of information.


Tesla Motors Aims To Be The Future of Automobiles

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 10:37AM | By: Bill Wilson


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If you haven’t heard of Tesla Motors, chances are you soon will. The upstart auto company is barely 10 years old and is already one-quarter the size of GM. Motor Trend magazine named the manufacturer’s latest vehicle, the Model S, 2013’s Car of the Year. Its developments in battery technology have set it far ahead of its competitors, including global giants like Nissan, and its stock price has gone through the roof, from $32 in early 2013 to over $120 at the time of this writing. Yet, whether the company will be able to continue its momentum depends on how successful it is with middle-class car buyers.


GM Trucks Are Losing Weight!

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 8:45AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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General Motors has big plans in store for their pickup lines in the near future. Part of the future design includes a significant trimming of the weight of the General Motors passenger pickup trucks. The upcoming truck diet is intended to push the lineup towards better fuel economy and to beat their competition.


When You Should Contact Your Insurance Provider to Report an Accident

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 6:28AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Car accidents can be a very traumatic event. Drivers don’t plan on getting into accidents and most of us are not as prepared to handle the aftermath as we should be, but many of us will get into an accident at some point in our lives. Research suggests that drivers get into accidents at a rate of once every 10 years on average. Understanding when it is appropriate to file with the insurance company can be somewhat confusing, especially if you are the only person in the accident. It’s important to understand the appropriate times to file before you are ever involved in an accident to ensure the best possible outcome in a bad situation.


 

Goodwood Festival of Speed Eye Candy

On: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 6:20PM | By: Chris Weiss


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The summer is quiet on the international auto show front, but that doesn't mean there aren't great car events to be had. One of the most exciting is the U.K.'s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world's largest motoring garden party, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this summer. The roar of engines forcing aluminum and carbon fiber up the famous Hillclimb has officially quieted, but this year's Goodwood Festival left a lot of lasting memories, including a number of very interesting sports car debuts.


Nissan Leaf In Demand

On: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 5:07PM | By: Chris Weiss


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The first mass market electric vehicle of the modern era has built itself a loyal following. The once slow-selling Nissan Leaf is now in hot demand and Nissan says that it will be in short supply throughout the summer. The world may not be fully ready to embrace electric cars, but Nissan isn't having a problem finding the Leaf's niche.


Dodge to Stick Around, Says Ralph Gilles

On: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 4:17PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Things really haven't been looking so good for Dodge. The company has been bleeding models profusely, and recent speculation questioned whether it would even exist at all half a decade from now. Yes, it definitely will, says a Chrysler Group CEO in a quote that illustrates the power of social media.


GM Looking to Tesla for Inspiration

On: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 1:05PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The same company that eviscerated the EV1, General Motors, fears that their lack of original innovation could cause them to be left behind in the auto industry. General Motors’ CEO, Dan Akerson, has formed a special team of employees to study Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors to try to find some footsteps they could follow when it comes to making electric cars that people actually want to drive.


Six tips for finding a good auto mechanic

On: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 9:07AM | By: Bill Wilson


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Finding a good auto mechanic is a bit like meeting the right romantic partner. The effort can be draining, exasperating, and downright painful. Nevertheless, the rewards that come afterward make all the time and agony spent in the quest worthwhile. An auto shop that performs maintenance and repair tasks correctly, for a good price, and within a reasonable time period is worth its weight in gold. To help you in your search, here are some things to look for:


What You Need to Know About Green Car Income Tax Credits

On: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:08PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Many people are drawn to the prospect of buying an electric plug-in car and getting a federal tax credit. Indeed, income tax credits offered by the federal government can help to make these models more cost effective—they do tend to have a much higher ticket price than their gasoline-powered predecessors. However, shoppers who want to take advantage these money savings tax credits need to pay attention, as they might change or expire before they make their purchase.


Consumer Reports Recommends the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500

On: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 7:49AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The great truck debate rages on year after year as auto makers constantly compete to have the consumers' most loved truck. There’s no one clear truck that remains to be the public’s favorite across a long timeline, but, yearly, there’s always a favorite. This year, Consumer Reports (CR) is recommending the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 to it’s readers.