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How to Buy a Used Car from a Private Party
How to Buy a Used Car from a Private Party
Buying a used car from a private seller is a common practice. It allows a buyer the opportunity to significantly expand their search options beyond dealerships to potentially find their ideal vehicle for a lower price. But buying directly from another individual has advantages and disadvantages.
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What is Volvo Recharge?
What is Volvo Recharge?
Volvo Recharge refers to the luxury automaker’s lineup of plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV). Volvo introduced the name when it debuted the new 2021 XC40 Recharge electric SUV, and the company is also applying it as an umbrella concept to its family of PHEVs.
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2nd Stimulus Check: August's Best SUV Deals for Your Stimulus Check
2nd Stimulus Check: August's Best SUV Deals for Your Stimulus Check
Since the federal government is considered likely to authorize a second round of stimulus checks for most Americans, it could be a good time to make a new SUV purchase. On the upcoming pages, we detail the current offers of the top SUVs in their classes.
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August Stimulus: Take Advantage of The Best Car Deals with Your Check
August Stimulus: Take Advantage of The Best Car Deals with Your Check
One way to jumpstart your personal economy is by using the August stimulus as a down payment on a new car. Here are the current offers on 10 cars that rate highly for quality and overall performance by their owners in the J.D. Power APEAL Study.
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Stimulus Checks: Best August Truck Deals for New Car Stimulus Shoppers
Stimulus Checks: Best August Truck Deals for New Car Stimulus Shoppers
Many of us don't need much stimulus to consider buying a new truck, and now that the federal government is considering a second round of stimulus checks that may be worth up to $1,200, it is probably not a bad idea to get serious about a truck purchase.
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How to Tell if a Car Fuse is Blown?
How to Tell if a Car Fuse is Blown?
In electronics, fuses serve as safety mechanisms to prevent the overflow of current which can damage an electrical circuit. Learn how to tell if a car fuse is blown.
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What is AcuraWatch?
What is AcuraWatch?
AcuraWatch is a collection of driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies that Acura hopes will, in its words, “create a zero-collision society with cars and SUVs that make the roads a safer place for everyone.” Those are high ideals, indeed.
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Tire Guide: All-Season vs. Winter vs. Summer Tires
Tire Guide: All-Season vs. Winter vs. Summer Tires
The type of tire your car wears should be dependent on the general climate and conditions in which you drive daily. There are three primary tire categories to choose from: summer, winter, and all-season.
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What is Hyundai Clean Air?
What is Hyundai Clean Air?
Hyundai Clean Air technology is an in-car ionization system that helps to purify the air flowing through a vehicle’s climate control system.
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How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter
How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter
When your car doesn’t start, often the battery is the culprit. Unfortunately, most vehicle owners do not check their battery until it fails. As preventative maintenance, the suggested best practice is to conduct a car battery voltage test regularly – at least twice per year – using a multimeter.
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What is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 Plus?
What is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 Plus?
Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 2.5 Plus is the newest iteration of the automaker’s comprehensive suite of integrated safety technologies focused on eliminating or mitigating three primary types of accidents: frontal collisions, undesired lane departures, and nighttime mishaps.
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Top 5 Large Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 Large Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this article, the five highest rated 2020 large premium SUVs for customer satisfaction are identified and ranked according to information provided by consumers who own them. The models are listed with the most satisfying vehicle first, followed by the others in descending order.
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Top 5 Large SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 Large SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this post, the five highest-rated 2020 large SUVs for customer satisfaction are identified and ranked according to information provided by the consumers who own them. The models are listed in rank order with the most satisfying vehicle listed first, followed by the others in descending order.
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Top 5 2020 Small Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 2020 Small Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this post, you'll find the five highest rated 2020 small premium SUVs in customer satisfaction according to the consumers who own them. They are listed in rank order with the most satisfying vehicle listed first and the others in descending order of customer satisfaction.
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Top 5 Sporty Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 Sporty Cars by Customer Satisfaction
This list contains the five highest-rated sporty cars for overall appeal in 2020, according to the consumers who own them. We’ve blended two categories here – compact and midsize sporty cars – and listed the vehicles in order starting with the highest index scores.
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Top 5 2020 Compact Premium Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 2020 Compact Premium Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Listed below are the five highest-rated 2020 compact premium cars, according to the consumers who own them. They’re listed in order starting with the model with the highest index score.
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Top 10 2020 Compact SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 10 2020 Compact SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this article, we profile the highest-rated 2020 compact SUVs for customer satisfaction, according to the consumers who own them. They are listed in order by APEAL index score with the highest-ranking vehicle at the top and the rest in descending rank order.
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Top 10 2020 Compact Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 10 2020 Compact Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Here we profile the 10 highest-rated 2020 compact premium SUVs in customer satisfaction, based completely on the opinions of the consumers who own them. The models are listed in order by APEAL index score with the highest-ranking vehicle at the top and the rest in descending order.
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Top 10 2020 Compact Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Top 10 2020 Compact Cars by Customer Satisfaction
This article contains the 2020 model year compact cars that ranked highest in customer satisfaction for overall appeal, according to the people who own them.
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Top 5 Midsize Premium Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 Midsize Premium Cars by Customer Satisfaction
This list includes the five highest-rated midsize premium and upper midsize premium cars of the 2020 model year, according to the consumers who own them, and they’re listed in order starting with the vehicle earning the highest score.
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Top 10 2020 Small SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 10 2020 Small SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Here you'll find the 10 highest-rated 2020 small SUVs for customer satisfaction, according to the consumers who own them. They are listed in descending order by APEAL index score with the highest-ranking vehicle at the top.
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Top 10 2020 Midsize Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Top 10 2020 Midsize Cars by Customer Satisfaction
For the APEAL Study, every model with a qualifying sample receives an index score that summarizes what consumers like you think of its overall appeal. This list contains the top-rated 2020 midsize cars in customer satisfaction, ranked in order of their final index scores.
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Top 5 2020 Small Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 2020 Small Cars by Customer Satisfaction
In this article, you’ll find the five 2020 small cars that ranked highest in overall APEAL. They are listed in rank order, the highest performing vehicles topping the list.
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Top 5 2020 Midsize Pickups by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 2020 Midsize Pickups by Customer Satisfaction
Listed below in rank order by final index score according to the results of the J.D. Power 2020 APEAL Study, you’ll find the top-rated 2020 midsize pickups in overall appeal by customer satisfaction.
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Top 5 2020 Upper Midsize Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 2020 Upper Midsize Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this article, we profile the five highest-rated 2020 upper midsize premium SUVs for customer satisfaction according to the consumers who own and drive them. The models are listed in rank order with the most satisfying vehicle listed first, and the others appearing in descending order.
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Top 5 2020 Large Pickups by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 2020 Large Pickups by Customer Satisfaction
This article highlights the top-rated 2020 large pickups in overall customer satisfaction. They are listed below in rank order according to their final index score, and the list includes models from both the light-duty and heavy-duty segments.
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Top 10 2020 Upper Midsize SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 10 2020 Upper Midsize SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Using the collected data from consumers like you, J.D. Power gives each vehicle an APEAL index score. This list contains the top-rated 2020 upper midsize SUVs with three rows of seating in terms of overall appeal, presented below in rank order according to their index score.
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Top 5 2020 Midsize Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Top 5 2020 Midsize Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this article, we profile the five highest-rated 2020 midsize premium SUVs for customer satisfaction according to the consumers who own them. The models are listed in rank order with the most satisfying vehicle listed first and the others in descending order.
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Is the New Ford Bronco Good Off-Road?
Is the New Ford Bronco Good Off-Road?
To say the debut of the 2021 Ford Bronco was a highly-anticipated event is perhaps the understatement of the year. But now that the sheet has been pulled from the sheetmetal, is this all-new, sixth-generation Bronco worthy of its off-road-savvy lineage? On paper, absolutely.
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What is Lexus Teammate?
What is Lexus Teammate?
Lexus Teammate is an all-new advanced driving assistance technology, and the Japanese luxury brand’s first true foray into the realm of semi-autonomous driving.
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What is Overdrive in a Car?
What is Overdrive in a Car?
Although overdrive sounds like a term related to a vehicle’s high-performance attributes, it is the opposite. This feature reduces an engine’s revolutions per minute (RPMs) at sustained higher speeds, thereby lessening a vehicle’s fuel consumption and making it more efficient in highway driving.
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What is BMW Active Driving Assistant?
What is BMW Active Driving Assistant?
BMW Active Driving Assistant is a collection of driving assistance and collision avoidance technologies including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning.
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What is Automatic Emergency Stop Assistance?
What is Automatic Emergency Stop Assistance?
For some the vehicular version of the Holy Grail is a car that will go, stop, turn, navigate, and get you a toasted cheese sandwich with extra bacon to go along with your cholesterol meds. At the Society of Automotive Engineers, they call that Holy Grail autonomous Level 5.
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What is a Dually Truck?
What is a Dually Truck?
A dual rear-wheel truck (DRW) – often referred to as a dually – is a heavy-duty pickup truck with two rear wheels on each side, allowing more road contact and width for greater stability, balance, and traction while driving.
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What is Tesla Autopilot?
What is Tesla Autopilot?
Tesla Autopilot is the umbrella term for the advanced driving assistance system available on the company’s vehicles. Featuring eight external cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, a forward-facing radar, and a powerful on-board computer, Autopilot can process data to provide a 360-degree field of vision.
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What is Subaru DriverFocus Technology?
What is Subaru DriverFocus Technology?
Distracted driving is an important issue in passenger vehicle safety, and car manufacturers have been steadfast in the development of technologies that help drivers stay attentive to the road. The Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System is one such technology designed to do exactly that.
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How to Wash Soft Top Convertibles
How to Wash Soft Top Convertibles
There is nothing like the joy of open-air motoring, and its price is the care and maintenance of the car's convertible top. With these guidelines in mind, you should able to navigate the pitfalls and enjoy your convertible for years to come.
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What is Ford Active Drive Assist?
What is Ford Active Drive Assist?
Ford Active Drive Assist is a first-for-Ford technology, a hands-free driving assistance system that will become part of the automaker’s suite of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) known as Co-Pilot360.
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What Happens When Your Car Runs Out of Gas?
What Happens When Your Car Runs Out of Gas?
Though the loss of engine power causes hydraulic assist for the steering and brakes to cease, it won't cause damage to those components. But running out of gas still could damage your car, and it might result in the necessity of a very costly repair.
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What is Chevy Safety Assist?
What is Chevy Safety Assist?
Advanced driving assistance systems are increasingly available as standard equipment on modern vehicles. Often, they are packaged together as a group with a single name that defines the collection of technologies. Chevy Safety Assist is one of the latest ones to debut.
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What is Kia UVO?
What is Kia UVO?
Kia UVO is the South Korean automaker’s in-vehicle communications and entertainment system, and it is available on all late-model Kia vehicles. An abbreviation of “Your Voice,” the multimedia technology made its global debut at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.
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How to Sign Over a Car Title
How to Sign Over a Car Title
The title of a car is a legal document that shows ownership of a vehicle. It is issued by a state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). To buy or sell a car, the name on the title must be changed or transferred from the previous owner to the new owner.
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What is a Rear Seat Reminder System?
What is a Rear Seat Reminder System?
A potentially life-saving feature, a rear seat reminder system is designed to remind a vehicle’s driver that a child, or a pet, or even a grocery bag containing ice cream, might be in the back seat.
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What is Honda ACE Body Structure?
What is Honda ACE Body Structure?
Advanced Compatibility Engineering is a design and engineering philosophy that Honda Motor Company applies to its modern vehicle architectures. The ACE body structure is designed to absorb and deflect crash energy during a frontal-impact collision, preventing as much of the impact force as possible.
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What is Jaguar Land Rover Pivi Pro?
What is Jaguar Land Rover Pivi Pro?
With the return of the Land Rover Defender comes an all-new touchscreen infotainment system called Pivi Pro. Land Rover equips the midsize SUV with the company’s latest Electronic Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0), which in turn supports the high-tech Jaguar Land Rover Pivi Pro infotainment technology.
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What is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0?
What is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0?
Toyota Safety Sense is built on the premise that avoiding a collision is a far better course than simply trying to survive one. With that in mind, TSS 2.0 consists of an array of active safety features that share the same goal — eliminate as many accidents as possible.
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What is Mercedes MBUX?
What is Mercedes MBUX?
Since the introduction of the A-Class sedan, with each major vehicle refresh or redesign, Mercedes adds MBUX to its vehicles. Depending on the model and its price point, MBUX offers different features and functions, but they all have one thing in common: artificial intelligence.
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What is a Crew Cab Truck?
What is a Crew Cab Truck?
A crew-cab truck is a pickup that has a full-size back seat and four doors. They’ve been around since the late 1950s, when International Harvester introduced the first crew cab truck, and they became popular in the 1990s as Americans increasingly bought pickups to serve as their primary vehicles.
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What is Porsche InnoDrive?
What is Porsche InnoDrive?
Porsche InnoDrive is a predictive adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assistance system that takes upcoming road design, traffic conditions, and topography into account and automatically adjusts vehicle behavior to produce the most efficient driving possible.
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Why Does My Car Shake When It Brakes?
Why Does My Car Shake When It Brakes?
You're pulling up to a stop sign and your car shakes when braking. As you apply the brakes your car begins to jiggle and shake like it's going over a long patch of corrugated iron. Naturally, you ask yourself, "Why does my car shake when it brakes?"
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What is Audi MIB 3?
What is Audi MIB 3?
Audi is revamping its infotainment system back-end technology for the 2021 model year. Promising a faster processing time, broader functionality, and a more extensive range of entertainment opportunities, the MIB 3 will power the Multimedia Interface (MMI) in many Audi vehicles by the fall of 2020.
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What is Uconnect 5?
What is Uconnect 5?
An umbrella term for the automaker’s full suite of entertainment, connectivity, audio, and security features, the all-new Uconnect 5 infotainment technology arriving on the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica gives the already robust and award-winning system even more to offer tech-savvy consumers.
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Automakers Create Coronavirus Car Payment Plans & Programs in Bid to Boost Flagging Sales
Automakers Create Coronavirus Car Payment Plans & Programs in Bid to Boost Flagging Sales
In an attempt to boost flagging sales in the period of economic uncertainty fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, automakers are creating car payment plans & programs to help those whose jobs are threatened by the economic downturn associated with the spread and containment of COVID-19.
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Volvo Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Volvo Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In the face of the economic and health crisis, Volvo Car USA is offering coronavirus financial relief to existing customers and new car incentives in a bid to gain new customers and regain the momentum it had earlier in the year. Here are the details.
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Tesla Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Tesla Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
For those who currently own a Tesla and for those who are considering buying a Tesla soon, here are the details on Tesla coronavirus financial relief and new car incentives.
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Mitsubishi Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Mitsubishi Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Mitsubishi is amongst a lengthy list of companies offering some type of coronavirus car payment plans assistance to present and prospective customers.
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Mini Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Mini Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Mini and Mini Financial Services are balancing the needs of dealers, owners, and employees around the world through coronavirus car payment plans and programs, with particular attention paid to reassuring current owners and attracting future customers.
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What is Car Detailing?
What is Car Detailing?
Beyond the economic and aesthetic benefits, detailing your car on a regular basis can help to extend its life by removing corrosive materials from the body and mechanicals.
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Porsche Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Porsche Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Porsche Financial Services (PFS) are rolling out programs to support customers and dealers alike in the midst of the COVID-19 chaos.
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Jaguar Land Rover Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Jaguar Land Rover Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Jaguar Land Rover has announced a couple of programs to not only help consumers buy or lease a new Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle, but also to provide financial assistance to existing owners who may have been affected by the fallout from COVID-19.
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Genesis Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Genesis Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Genesis was one of the first brands to offer financial support to its owners. It has since updated and broadened the program to include medical impacts upon owners and new customers.
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Lexus Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Lexus Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
To protect its interest and its customers, Toyota Motor North America is offering coronavirus financial relief and new car incentives for both its Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles. Following is a rundown of Lexus programs and incentives to help customers.
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Volkswagen Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Volkswagen Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Volkswagen is ready to help with just-announced "Community-Driven Promise" that provides financial assistance to current customers and offers impressive incentives for new customers to buy or lease a vehicle soon.
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Subaru Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Subaru Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Subaru is taking aggressive steps to regain its sales momentum while at the same time supporting recent customers who might suddenly have difficulty making their payments.
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Toyota Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Toyota Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic havoc has prompted Toyota to undertake a number of steps to help its customers buy vehicles, to assemble medical and personal protective equipment, and to provide aid to the communities it serves.
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Nissan Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Nissan Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In response to the pandemic and the economic disruptions that followed directly in its wake, Nissan has announced support for current customers and special incentives for new customers. Here is a recap of the coronavirus financial relief and new car incentives Nissan has assembled to deal with the crisis.
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BMW Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
BMW Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
BMW is working to balance the needs of its owners, dealers, and employees on a global basis by implementing ownership programs and new car incentives on a local basis.
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Honda Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Honda Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Honda has constructed a multi-part effort to combat the sudden downturn in the American car market caused by the coronavirus. Among its efforts are new sales incentives, deferred payment options and even special deals on certified pre-owned vehicles.
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Chrysler Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Chrysler Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Chrysler is participating in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' "Drive Forward" initiatives. They include new support for recent Chrysler customers who might need leeway with making payments, special financing offers for new customers, and deferred initial payments for new-car buyers.
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General Motors Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
General Motors Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In the immediate wake of the economic upheaval accompanying the coronavirus pandemic, General Motors is taking a multi-pronged approach to help its customers buy vehicles, while at the same time trying to give comfort to those who just purchased one.
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Mercedes-Benz Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Mercedes-Benz Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Following is a rundown of Mercedes-Benz coronavirus financial relief efforts as well as a summary of the brand’s new car incentives designed to boost flagging sales.
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What is Audi Adaptive Cruise Assist?
What is Audi Adaptive Cruise Assist?
Audi engineers have been working on this technology for two decades. As long ago as 2005, Audi, in tandem with Stanford University, won the DARPA Grand Challenge for automated vehicles.
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Fiat Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Fiat Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Though all auto brands are struggling right now, Fiat looks for better days ahead. Its dealers are participating in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) "Drive Forward" initiative unveiled April 1, hoping to change the momentum.
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Lincoln Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Lincoln Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In the same spirit of providing a boost to parent Ford, Lincoln has rolled out several programs designed to boost the spirits and economic wellbeing of both existing and new customers that find themselves struggling in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Buick Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Buick Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to provide financial and medical relief to those affected, Buick, through parent GM, is taking a number of actions.
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Chevrolet Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Chevrolet Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
With the coronavirus continuing to wreak havoc on daily routines, the job market, and financial markets alike, GM and its Chevrolet brand have announced a number of initiatives to help both consumers and America’s frontline healthcare workers and, by extension, those afflicted with the disease.
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Ford Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Ford Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Ford Motor Company’s response to the coronavirus health crisis and the ensuing economic upheaval is one of the most aggressive among global automakers. To help current customers who are suddenly experiencing bad times and to persuade other consumers that now is a good time to buy a vehicle, Ford has instituted a number of initiatives.
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Jeep Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Jeep Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Jeep's "Drive Forward" initiative, which also extends to other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) brands, includes special financing offers and deferred initial payments, but the initiative also includes a bold new online buying program that will enable Jeep customers to purchase or lease a vehicle without ever setting foot in a dealership.
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Ram Trucks Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Ram Trucks Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In an effort to jumpstart sales that are themselves "sheltering in place," Ram Trucks and its parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has launched the "Drive Forward" campaign designed to support current customers who are struggling and to persuade others to buy new trucks.
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Dodge Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Dodge Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Dodge has launched a series of new coronavirus payment plans and programs called "Drive Forward" designed to support current customers and spur new sales while keeping the Dodge Power Dollars campaign in place as well.
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Audi Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Audi Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In the midst of it all, Audi is taking steps to help its current customers who have run into sudden financial difficulty and at the same time endeavoring to persuade new customers that this is an opportune time to buy or lease a luxury car or SUV.
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Cadillac Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Cadillac Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Cadillac, the luxury flagship division of General Motors, is doing its part by offering payment deferrals to existing customers as well as low-rate financing on several of its popular models.
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Hyundai Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Hyundai Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Hyundai is one of many carmakers that has announced efforts to help put a halt to the COVID-19 epidemic while at the same time trying to keep its workers gainfully employed.
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Kia Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Kia Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Kia Motors has announced customer support for current customers and additional incentives for new customers as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic upheaval.
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Why Do Your Tires Squeal?
Why Do Your Tires Squeal?
Unless you’re at a drag strip and intend to perform a great smoky burnout, chances are that the sound of your tires squealing isn’t music to your ears. Tires squeal due to friction. When the rubber of your tires is rubbing on the pavement of the road, squealing is the result.
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What is Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus?
What is Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus?
Mazda G-Vectoring Control and Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus are vehicle dynamics and motion control systems that respond to steering inputs with subtle engine torque and braking changes. In response, the ride and handling feel smoother and more natural, making it more pleasurable to drive.
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Acura Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Acura Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Acura is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by compiling a variety of programs for current owners and lessees, as well as offering new shoppers payment deferment and special offers for first responders and healthcare workers.
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What is Lincoln Co-Pilot 360?
What is Lincoln Co-Pilot 360?
Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 includes a backup camera, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, lane departure warning with lane-keeping assistance, automatic high-beam headlights, and a driver monitoring system.
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What is Ford Sync 4?
What is Ford Sync 4?
Ford Sync 4 is the next iteration of the automaker’s infotainment technology, and it will offer twice the computing power of the previous generation infotainment system, over-the-air (OTA) update capability, and touchscreen displays up to 15.5 inches in size.
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What Is a Hatchback Car?
What Is a Hatchback Car?
Hatchbacks have been around since the first model launched in 1938. What constitutes a hatchback car today? How does a hatch compare to a sedan or a coupe or an SUV? Grasping the differences and analyzing these different types of cars can help you to find the right vehicle for your lifestyle.
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What is a Polestar SPOC Block and How Does It Work?
What is a Polestar SPOC Block and How Does It Work?
When a pure-electric car crashes, battery safety is critical for occupants and for first responders. SPOC Block technology provides increased safety and security in that crucial area by offering unprecedented protection for the battery pack
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Infiniti Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Infiniti Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Here is a recap of the coronavirus financial relief and new car incentives Infiniti has put into action to deal with the crisis.
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What is Nissan Safety Shield 360?
What is Nissan Safety Shield 360?
Nissan Safety Shield 360 is Nissan’s name for its collection of ADAS, and it is a standard equipment on all versions of the 2020 Nissan Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Rogue Sport, Sentra, and Titan.
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What is Hyundai N DCT?
What is Hyundai N DCT?
Hyundai N DCT could be regarded as the most sophisticated dual-clutch transmission ever offered in a widely available passenger car, and its avowed purpose is to provide drivers with grins.
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How Does Cadillac Super Cruise Work?
How Does Cadillac Super Cruise Work?
Cadillac Super Cruise is a semi-autonomous hands-free driving system for use on limited access highways. Based on the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) International classification, Cadillac Super Cruise falls under Level 2 (of 5), which means it provides partial driving automation.
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Right Now is a Great Opportunity to Capitalize on a New or Used Vehicle Deal
Right Now is a Great Opportunity to Capitalize on a New or Used Vehicle Deal
With 42 states and over 300 million Americans under stay-at-home orders, chances are you’ve probably spent a lot of time watching TV or browsing online and been hit with a wave of attractive advertisements from automakers highlighting current deals on new vehicles.
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How Hyundai is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Hyundai is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Hyundai has been one of the most aggressive of the global carmakers in responding to the threats and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The following are details of the many initiatives Hyundai has undertaken to weather the crisis.
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What Happens When You Put Too Much Oil in Your Car?
What Happens When You Put Too Much Oil in Your Car?
Aside from filling the gas tank, changing a car’s engine oil is perhaps the most common task required to keep a vehicle running properly. Fresh oil is an engine’s best friend, but too much of it can cause costly damage. Learn what happens when you put too much oil in your car.
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How Chevrolet is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Chevrolet is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Under the umbrella "Chevy Cares: We're Open," the brand is offering support to current owners and lessees and special incentives for new customers, including deals for first responders.The following are details of the many initiatives Chevrolet has undertaken to serve customers during the crisis.
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How Ford is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Ford is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Among the most aggressive and innovative global automakers in terms of its moves to counter the crisis, Ford has put together several initiatives for current customers, prospective customers, and Ford dealers.
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How Auto Manufacturers are Adapting the Car Buying Process for Car Shoppers During Coronavirus
How Auto Manufacturers are Adapting the Car Buying Process for Car Shoppers During Coronavirus
Carmakers and dealers alike are going to unheard of lengths to support their current customers, incentivize potential customers to buy, and provide new ways for consumers to participate in the car-shopping and car-buying process.
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Mazda Offers Healthcare Workers Free Oil Changes and Car Cleaning During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Mazda Offers Healthcare Workers Free Oil Changes and Car Cleaning During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Mazda will provide free standard oil changes and enhanced cleaning services for U.S. healthcare workers—regardless of whether their vehicle is a Mazda. The Essential Car Care Program, a partnership developed with Mazda’s dealer network, begins April 16 and will run through at least May 4.
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Post-coronavirus Resurgence of Car Sales in China Potentially Bodes Well for U.S. Market
Post-coronavirus Resurgence of Car Sales in China Potentially Bodes Well for U.S. Market
Strong March sales of Tesla electric vehicles in China may portend sunnier skies for the U.S. auto industry. As China moves well past the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and restarts its economy, Tesla registrations topped 10,160 units in March.
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Volkswagen Dealerships Utilize Loaner Fleet for Delivery Services
Volkswagen Dealerships Utilize Loaner Fleet for Delivery Services
Volkswagen and its network of dealerships are supporting local communities by offering free delivery services for a multitude of tasks—from delivering medical equipment to areas in need to bringing essential items to residents unable to leave their homes.
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Hyundai Makes Additional Donations in Support of Covid-19 Coronavirus Drive-Thru Testing
Hyundai Makes Additional Donations in Support of Covid-19 Coronavirus Drive-Thru Testing
Today, Hyundai announced additional U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. Through its nonprofit Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a contribution of $300,000 was made to Montgomery, Alabama, to be split between the children’s hospital and city. Ten thousand RT-PCR tests were also donated to the state.
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Cadillac Announces Ultra-Performance V-Series Blackwing Models
Cadillac Announces Ultra-Performance V-Series Blackwing Models
Cadillac today unveiled Blackwing, an ultra-performance variant of the brand’s already performance-oriented V-Series line of vehicles. Available with manual transmission, these models will be outfitted with specially-tuned chassis, engine, and vehicle-control technologies.
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How Does Audi Quattro AWD Work?
How Does Audi Quattro AWD Work?
The term quattro is Italian for “four,” which is appropriate given its association with Audi’s all-wheel drive system. Today, the Audi Quattro AWD system includes mechanical and electronic activation as well as intelligent software and sensors monitoring steering angle, traction, stability control, movement of the wheels, and yaw angle.
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Mazda Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Mazda Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In response to COVID-19, Mazda is focused on providing financial support to current owners and offering attractive incentives for new customers to buy or lease a vehicle. Mazda also recently announced a new financing arm and other assistance programs.
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What Happens When Your Car Overheats?
What Happens When Your Car Overheats?
In all types of cars, the engine is the costliest "system." Overheating can leave it beyond repair in a matter of a few ill-timed seconds. Naturally, you might wonder: What happens when your car overheats? Read on to learn what happens, why it happens, and what to do about it.
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What is Hyundai Owner Assurance?
What is Hyundai Owner Assurance?
Hyundai Owner Assurance is the umbrella term for the brand’s collection of ownership services. Included with every new lease or purchase, this includes a warranty, roadside assistance, Blue Link connected services, complimentary maintenance, Car Care Express rapid servicing, and Hyundai Assurance.
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The Friday Five: The Mazda Centenarian, Mini Saves the Manuals, Kia Wins Again Edition
The Friday Five: The Mazda Centenarian, Mini Saves the Manuals, Kia Wins Again Edition
This past week, we reported on Polestar’s Precept concept, added new reviews on the 2020 GMC Acadia and 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, and continued to update our resource hub for coronavirus-related news. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Polestar Precept is the Automaker’s Future Product Plan Conceptualized
Polestar Precept is the Automaker’s Future Product Plan Conceptualized
Polestar was set to debut its Precept concept car at last month’s Geneva Motor Show until the auto show was unceremoniously canceled due to rising coronavirus concerns. This week Polestar released full details about the Precept and how it will affect the brand’s growing portfolio.
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How To Get Smoke Smell Out Of A Car
How To Get Smoke Smell Out Of A Car
Whether you're a dealer or selling a personal vehicle, prospective buyers carefully compare cars, looking for the best example of the one that suits them. But what happens if the car you're selling smells of smoke or some other foul odor? Learn the best method to get smoke smell out of a car.
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What Does 4x4 Mean on a Truck?
What Does 4x4 Mean on a Truck?
If you’ve ever shopped for a new pickup, you’ve likely encountered a variety of acronyms referencing seemingly different drive systems. Whether rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, it’s helpful to understand what these terms mean and which best suits your specific requirements.
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The Friday Five: The Land Rover Emergency Response, Audi WFH Wall Art, Volkswagen Basecamp Edition
The Friday Five: The Land Rover Emergency Response, Audi WFH Wall Art, Volkswagen Basecamp Edition
This past week, we updated our coronavirus payment plans and programs hub with new information, and as final March auto industry sales numbers rolled in, the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear. People quit buying cars, and April is looking grim. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Honda and General Motors Partner to Build Electric Vehicles for North American Market
Honda and General Motors Partner to Build Electric Vehicles for North American Market
As the utilization of renewable energy sources becomes more common, the automotive industry is no different in needing to adapt. The latest example is a joint venture between Honda and GM to develop two all-new electric vehicles for the North American market.
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Trump Administration Lowers Fuel Economy Standards Through 2026
Trump Administration Lowers Fuel Economy Standards Through 2026
The Trump administration has revised fuel economy standards downward, easing future increases from Obama-era vehicle emissions rules which called for a 5% mandated annual improvement through 2026. Instead, manufacturers are obliged to improve fuel economy by 1.5% annually, a significant relaxing of the regulations installed in 2012.
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What is Genesis Remote Smart Parking Assist?
What is Genesis Remote Smart Parking Assist?
Slowly but surely, automakers are preparing the public for autonomous travel by introducing semi-autonomous driving assistance systems that can help with common tasks today. Among the automakers offering this kind of technology is Hyundai, which builds Genesis luxury vehicles.
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What Is GVWR on a Truck?
What Is GVWR on a Truck?
When it comes to moving cargo, truck owners should be aware of their vehicle’s capacity to handle weight. Proper operation begins with knowing the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
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The Friday Five: The Safe Highlander, Hopeful Hyundai, Insightful Change Edition
The Friday Five: The Safe Highlander, Hopeful Hyundai, Insightful Change Edition
This past week, we detailed how automakers are helping new and existing customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, reported on how automakers are helping to manufacture or obtain important medical equipment, and introduced you to a new electric VW Bus. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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A Message to Our Site Visitors, During the COVID-19 Pandemic, We’re Here to Support
A Message to Our Site Visitors, During the COVID-19 Pandemic, We’re Here to Support
During this time of uncertainty, all of us here at JDPower.com are concerned about the safety and well-being of our families, colleagues, customers, partners and our website visitors like you. As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to ensure we continue supporting our site visitors and employees during this challenging time.
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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?
How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?
How long does it take to charge an electric car? What kind of range do you get once you charge these types of cars? In an electric car comparison, is one type better than another when it comes to charging? Read on to find out.
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Volkswagen eClassics Debuts an Electric VW Bus, But Not For US
Volkswagen eClassics Debuts an Electric VW Bus, But Not For US
There are few vehicles more iconic than the classic VW Bus. Plans are in place to introduce an electric Volkswagen van inspired by the Microbus, but in the meantime, the company has teamed up with eClassics to satisfy immediate demand for an electric VW Bus.
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How Car Companies Are Producing Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Due to Coronavirus
How Car Companies Are Producing Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Due to Coronavirus
Ford, General Motors, and Tesla Motors have teamed with medical and personal protective equipment manufacturers to ramp up production and supply of critically needed items related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Slow Sales of BMW 8 Series Could Mean Big Deals for Driving Enthusiasts
Slow Sales of BMW 8 Series Could Mean Big Deals for Driving Enthusiasts
BMW of North America enjoyed a 4.4% sales increase in 2019, mirroring parent BMW Group’s worldwide sales growth. Yet despite the optimism for a tenth year of record global sales, in the U.S. market, the rush for the latest and greatest from Bavaria hasn’t materialized.
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What Is a Coupe Car?
What Is a Coupe Car?
Cars come in all shapes and sizes: coupe, sedan, two-, three-, four- and five-door. But how do you decide? How do you compare cars? What’s the difference between a sedan and a coupe car? We’re here to help you understand and appreciate the different types of cars out there.
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What Is a Mid-Engine Car?
What Is a Mid-Engine Car?
Mid-engine cars have had their periods of popularity through the years, each followed by a valley of decline. In the classic mid-engine car, the engine sits between the front and rear axles, which is exactly where it is in the newest Corvette. Read on to learn more about mid-engine cars.
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The Friday Five: The No Corvettes, No Truck Transport, No Kid Hungry Edition
The Friday Five: The No Corvettes, No Truck Transport, No Kid Hungry Edition
This past week, we published reports about how automakers are helping existing customers and enticing new customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, with regular updates as more companies added coronavirus plans and programs. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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Why Won’t My Car Start?
Why Won’t My Car Start?
You rely upon your vehicle for a multitude of reasons, so it’s never comforting to find yourself asking, “Why won’t my car start?” When those occasions arise, it’s helpful to know what the cause could be and how you might resolve the situation.
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The Friday Five: The Broncomania, Millionth Tesla, Safe Mazda Edition
The Friday Five: The Broncomania, Millionth Tesla, Safe Mazda Edition
This past week, we published in-depth reports about how oil price drops affect gas prices, the cancellation and rescheduling of the 2020 New York Auto Show due to the coronavirus pandemic, and new Level 2 partial automated driving system guidelines from the IIHS. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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What Are Struts on a Car?
What Are Struts on a Car?
Different types of cars have different types of suspensions. Most car owners have heard the term “strut,” but may not be clear as to what exactly the struts on a vehicle are or what they do.
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2020 New York Auto Show Dates Moved to Summer
2020 New York Auto Show Dates Moved to Summer
Dates for the 2020 New York Auto Show have moved due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the exposition rescheduled for August 28 to September 6, 2020. The show was scheduled to run April 10 to April 19, 2020 at the Jacob Javits convention center in Manhattan.
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How Will an Oil Price Drop Impact Consumers at the Pump and Beyond?
How Will an Oil Price Drop Impact Consumers at the Pump and Beyond?
Oil prices recently plunged after Russia and OPEC failed to agree to a reduction in production even as concerns about the effects of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 are felt globally. In retaliation for the rift, Saudi Arabia cut its price, shocking financial markets. But does an oil price drop impact gas prices at the pump for consumers?
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The Friday Five: The Fast Porsches, Electric Ford Vans, and Dead Impalas Edition
The Friday Five: The Fast Porsches, Electric Ford Vans, and Dead Impalas Edition
This past week, we published in-depth reports about a new engine for the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, details about the redesigned 2021 Audi A3, and information General Motors shared about its new electric Cadillac SUV and upcoming Ultium battery packs that rival Tesla. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
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How to Jumpstart a Car
How to Jumpstart a Car
When your vehicle’s battery dies, it’s important to know how to jumpstart a car. The process is simple but requires careful attention to detail to avoid injury.
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General Motors Showcases Ultium Battery Technology and Cadillac Lyriq Electric SUV Concept at EV Day
General Motors Showcases Ultium Battery Technology and Cadillac Lyriq Electric SUV Concept at EV Day
During an EV Day presentation at its Technical Center Design Dome in Michigan, General Motors rolled out its future electrification plans, showcasing new, proprietary Ultium battery technology and a preview of twelve upcoming all-electric vehicles, including the new electric Cadillac SUV called the Lyriq.
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2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Coming to America as VW Invests Billions in Electric Cars
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Coming to America as VW Invests Billions in Electric Cars
Volkswagen has big plans to build all sorts of new electric cars, but the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 SUV will be the first to arrive in the United States.
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Audi’s Redesigned A3 is a Trifecta of Style, Technology, and Performance
Audi’s Redesigned A3 is a Trifecta of Style, Technology, and Performance
Audi’s redesigned A3 is packed with the latest technology wrapped in crisp, athletic design. The sedan version should arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2020, reflecting the new design language displayed by the remodeled compact European-specification hatch.
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South Carolina Plant Exported $9.6 Million Worth of BMWs Made in America in 2019
South Carolina Plant Exported $9.6 Million Worth of BMWs Made in America in 2019
BMW makes a lot of money building crossover utility vehicles and they're not just for Americans who love premium SUVs. In 2019, the automaker led all U.S.-based manufacturers in automotive export value at $9.6 million.
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Slated to Get More Powerful Engine
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Slated to Get More Powerful Engine
One of the most popular small crossover SUVs in America, the Subaru Crosstrek offers a compelling blend of utility and capability in an affordable and safe package. What it lacks is power, but that's about to change.
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10 Most Popular Compact SUVs and Crossovers
10 Most Popular Compact SUVs and Crossovers
If you're looking for a compact SUV or crossover, this guide provides an overview for each of the 10 most popular, non-luxury, small sport utility vehicles on the market.
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10 Most Popular Large SUVs and Crossovers
10 Most Popular Large SUVs and Crossovers
A decade after the Big Recession, big SUVs are hot again amid low gas prices and favorable economic conditions. If you’re seeking a big rig for hauling and towing more than just a family, this guide details the 10 most popular* full-size SUVs and crossovers.
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10 Most Popular Luxury SUVs and Crossovers
10 Most Popular Luxury SUVs and Crossovers
Thinking of buying a luxury SUV? There are plenty of them available, and this buyer's guide details the 10 most popular luxury SUVs in America.
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10 Most Popular Midsize SUVs and Crossovers
10 Most Popular Midsize SUVs and Crossovers
Families flock to midsize SUVs for their seating capacity, cargo capability, and available all-wheel-drive systems. This guide provides an overview of the 10 most popular, non-luxury midsize SUVs and crossovers in America.
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10 Most Popular Luxury Cars
10 Most Popular Luxury Cars
During economic boom times, luxury cars are more popular–especially those on the lower end of the pricing spectrum. But that isn't always the case. This guide contains the 10 best-selling luxury car models in America.
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10 Most Popular Small Cars
10 Most Popular Small Cars
Wondering which small cars are the most popular? You’ll find out in this list, and you’ll also learn that none of them are of the subcompact variety.
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10 Most Popular Midsize Cars
10 Most Popular Midsize Cars
Midsize cars remain a good choice for a family. In this guide, you’ll learn more about the 10 best-selling midsize cars in America.
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10 Most Popular Large Cars and Minivans
10 Most Popular Large Cars and Minivans
With midsize cars growing in size, and consumers increasingly choosing SUVs instead of sedans, the full-size car segment continues to shrink. Still, large family cars and minivans remain appealing to many people. Here are the 10 best-selling models in the segment...
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10 Most Popular Trucks
10 Most Popular Trucks
Based on final 2018 model-year sales, this guide contains the 10 most popular pickup trucks in America.
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Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 New York Auto Show
Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 New York Auto Show
Not surprisingly, SUVs, particularly stylish small and midsize crossovers, dominated debuts at the 2019 New York International Auto Show as automakers previewed mainly production models. These are the top 10 debuts at this year's show...
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Tire Maintenance: How to Care for Your Tires
Tire Maintenance: How to Care for Your Tires
While it's easy to overlook those four patches of rubber called your tires, performing a few simple checks can yield better fuel economy and improved vehicle handling.
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Understanding Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Understanding Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI)
To eliminate much of the anxiety and get an accurate picture of the condition of the vehicle, many buyers choose to have a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) done before the sale is final.
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Why Are Modern Cars So Heavy
Why Are Modern Cars So Heavy
Let's take a closer look at why today's vehicles are much heavier, why the extra pounds add costs to owning and driving, and what automakers are doing to reduce vehicle weight.
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Why Trade-In Value Is Lower Than Market Value
Why Trade-In Value Is Lower Than Market Value
Almost always, the money that a dealer will offer for the vehicle, the trade-in value, will be less than what you could get by selling on your own, the fair market value.
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How Does Car Dealership Financing Works and Why You Should Consider It
How Does Car Dealership Financing Works and Why You Should Consider It
Car dealers have access to a broader array of financing institutions, and it is possible the car dealer may find the consumer a loan with a lower interest rate and a lower payment.
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How to Lower Car Insurance for a Teenager
How to Lower Car Insurance for a Teenager
Statistics show that teenage drivers are more likely to get into an accident. Accordingly, car insurance is expensive for them. However, you can leverage opportunities to reduce costs.
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Understanding Auto Insurance Policy
Understanding Auto Insurance Policy
We don't all have to be auto insurance experts, it is important to at least comprehend the major bricks (5 parts) that build our auto insurance policies.
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What Are Low Emission Vehicles
What Are Low Emission Vehicles
Increased regulations and new power plant technologies have led to the creation of several new categories of low-emission vehicles, and the advances in are positively affecting SUVs as well.
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Layman's Guide to Four Wheel Drive Systems
Layman's Guide to Four Wheel Drive Systems
Today, there are four basic systems that send engine power to all four wheels of the vehicle: all-wheel drive (AWD), part-time AWD, part-time 4WD, and full-time 4WD.
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How To Test Drive a Car
How To Test Drive a Car
Part of what makes a test drive so stressful is that most consumers don't know what to expect, since buying a new vehicle isn't something they do very often.
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Synthetic Motor Oil: What You Need To Know
Synthetic Motor Oil: What You Need To Know
Synthetic motor oils have a higher tolerance to heat & aging. The performance of these synthetic lubricants can be custom-designed to exceed the limits of petroleum-based motor oils.
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Reverse Park Assist System: What You Need To Know
Reverse Park Assist System: What You Need To Know
A reverse parking-assist system helps the driver sense when objects are in its "blind spot." It is estimated that a lot of the reverse and parking accidents can be avoided with this system.
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Safety Tips For Driving In Bad Weather
Safety Tips For Driving In Bad Weather
Bad weather and dangerous driving conditions are common. It is more important than ever to practice safe driving techniques, especially in extreme weather conditions.
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What Are HID Headlights
What Are HID Headlights
15 years ago, lighting technology took a leap forward with the invention of "high-intensity discharge" (HID) automotive headlights. In North America, they first appeared on the 1991 BMW 7 Series.
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Cylinder Deactivation: How It Can Save Fuel
Cylinder Deactivation: How It Can Save Fuel
If an 8-cylinder car gets 20 mpg on the highway, what would happen if half of its cylinders were shut down? How about transforming a 6-cylinder engine into a 3-cylinder?
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Vehicle Suspension System: An Inside Look
Vehicle Suspension System: An Inside Look
Tasked with delivering a stable and comfortable ride-while maintaining controllable handling and braking-is the vehicle's suspension system. In general, there are 2 types of suspensions.
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Driving in Fog: 5 Safety Tips
Driving in Fog: 5 Safety Tips
Driving in fog is dangerous because visibility is reduced. To keep safe, follow these five safety tips.
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Driving Tips: SUVs vs. Cars
Driving Tips: SUVs vs. Cars
Driver reaction is a critical factor in preventing any accident, but in an SUV, driver input can play an even greater role.
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Modern Automotive Paint
Modern Automotive Paint
Modern automotive paint is a sophisticated blend of resins, binders, fillers, additives, and carrying agents (solvents or water).
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Car Dealer Terminology Explained—Part 2: Leasing a New Vehicle
Car Dealer Terminology Explained—Part 2: Leasing a New Vehicle
Car leasing does not work the same way as car buying. Prior to leasing a new vehicle, it is important for consumers to understand how leasing is different.
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10 Most Popular Hatchbacks and Wagons
10 Most Popular Hatchbacks and Wagons
Thanks to their utility, affordable prices, and good gas mileage, hatchbacks and wagons serve as appealing alternatives to more expensive and less efficient SUVs. This guide contains the 10 best-selling hatchbacks and wagons in America.
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10 Most Popular Coupes and Convertibles
10 Most Popular Coupes and Convertibles
Americans simply don’t buy coupes and convertibles at the rate they once did. Still, the 10 best-selling models racked up more than 300,000 sales in 2018. You’ll find them in this guide.
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Family SUV Comparison Test: 2019 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Family SUV Comparison Test: 2019 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
For 2019, three of the newest family-sized crossover SUVs you can buy are the Chevrolet Traverse, Subaru Ascent, and the Volkswagen Atlas. We grabbed top-trim examples of each and spent the day driving them back-to-back, assessing their layout and design, comfort and utility, safety and technology, and driving dynamics.
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Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show
Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show
The 2019 Chicago Auto Show was remarkably compelling. Important new cars, trucks, and SUVs were shown for the first time, and we’ve rounded them up here...
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Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 Detroit Auto Show
Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 Detroit Auto Show
Pickup trucks, utilities, “fab” sporty cars, and electrified concepts were among introductions previewed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. These are the 10 most significant global debuts from the show...
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Most Reliable Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Under $60,000 in 2017
Most Reliable Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Under $60,000 in 2017
Among luxury crossovers and SUVs priced beneath $60,000, these 10 models are the most likely to provide long-term reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability ratings.
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Most Reliable Crossovers and SUVs in 2017
Most Reliable Crossovers and SUVs in 2017
According to J.D. Power, these are the crossovers and SUVs that are expected to provide the best reliability over time.
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Most Reliable 2017 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Over $60,000
Most Reliable 2017 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Over $60,000
These are the luxury crossovers and SUVs priced higher than $60,000 that rank highest in terms of predicted reliability.
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Most Reliable 2017 Trucks
Most Reliable 2017 Trucks
Based on data provided by thousands of new- and used-vehicle owners, J.D. Power can help you to determine which trucks are most likely to run for a long time without any trouble.
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Most Reliable 2017 Hatchbacks and Wagons
Most Reliable 2017 Hatchbacks and Wagons
If you’re suffering crossover fatigue and seeking something different to drive that is also expected to be reliable, these hatchbacks and wagons will last for a while.
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Most Reliable 2017 Coupes and Convertibles Over $50,000
Most Reliable 2017 Coupes and Convertibles Over $50,000
J.D. Power predicted reliability ratings show that these eight models are likely to prove to be the most reliable high-end coupes and convertibles.
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Most Reliable 2017 Coupes and Convertibles Under $50,000
Most Reliable 2017 Coupes and Convertibles Under $50,000
These are the coupes and convertibles priced under $50,000 that J.D. Power predicts will provide the best reliability over time.
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Most Reliable 2017 Cars: Luxury Sedans
Most Reliable 2017 Cars: Luxury Sedans
When you spend extra money for an upscale vehicle, you want it to be reliable in addition to technologically advanced, opulently outfitted, and impressive in terms of performance.
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Most Reliable 2017 Cars: Sedans
Most Reliable 2017 Cars: Sedans
Reliability is one of the most important factors considered by new-vehicle buyers when they choose a vehicle. These non-luxury sedans are top-rated in terms of predicted reliability.
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Most Reliable 2016 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Over $60,000
Most Reliable 2016 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Over $60,000
See the top-rated 2016 luxury crossovers and SUVs over $60,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Under $60,000
Most Reliable 2016 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Under $60,000
See the top-rated 2016 luxury crossovers and SUVs under $60,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Coupes and Convertibles Over $50,000
Most Reliable 2016 Coupes and Convertibles Over $50,000
See the top-rated 2016 coupes and convertibles over $50,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Coupes and Convertibles Under $50,000
Most Reliable 2016 Coupes and Convertibles Under $50,000
See the top-rated 2016 coupes and convertibles under $50,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Cars: Luxury Sedans Over $60,000
Most Reliable 2016 Cars: Luxury Sedans Over $60,000
See the top-rated 2016 luxury sedans over $60,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Cars: Luxury Sedans Under $60,000
Most Reliable 2016 Cars: Luxury Sedans Under $60,000
See the top-rated 2016 luxury sedans in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Crossovers and SUVs
Most Reliable 2016 Crossovers and SUVs
See the top-rated 2016 crossovers and SUVs in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Hatchbacks and Wagons
Most Reliable 2016 Hatchbacks and Wagons
See the top-rated 2016 hatchbacks and wagons in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Most Reliable 2016 Trucks
Most Reliable 2016 Trucks
Looking for a reliable, dependable pickup truck? J.D. Power knows which trucks are likely to last a long time, based on surveys of thousands of new- and used-vehicle owners each year.
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Most Reliable 2016 Cars: Sedans
Most Reliable 2016 Cars: Sedans
These are the top-rated non-luxury sedans in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
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Top 10 Cars for Dads
Top 10 Cars for Dads
Dads work hard for their families and deserve their due. What better way to celebrate and honor them on Father’s Day than to highlight the 10 cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs that dads consider most desirable.
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Surge in Supply of Off-Lease Cars to Impact Market
Surge in Supply of Off-Lease Cars to Impact Market
The surge in supply will offer consumers more choices of late models in nearly all segments at lower prices. Most of the off-lease vehicles are 3-year-old models.
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NADA Report Suggests Off-Lease Supplies to Boost Used-Car Sales
NADA Report Suggests Off-Lease Supplies to Boost Used-Car Sales
Off-lease late-model vehicles have a number of benefits. They often have low mileage and are in good condition, with proper maintenance. Some are from corporate fleets.
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Used Car Prices Hold Up in Strong New-Vehicle Market
Used Car Prices Hold Up in Strong New-Vehicle Market
Used cars and light trucks, especially late-model vehicles in the Compact Cars, Large Pickups, SUVs, and even Midsize Cars segments, continued to be robust sellers.
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Most Reliable 2014 Cars: Convertibles
Most Reliable 2014 Cars: Convertibles
Listed on the pages that follow are the 2014 convertible models that are expected to be the most dependable in the future, according to J.D. Power Predicted Reliability data.
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10 Luxury SUVs with the Best Infotainment Systems
10 Luxury SUVs with the Best Infotainment Systems
Listed below, in reverse order, are those luxury SUVs that provide the most satisfying infotainment systems available today based on feedback from the people that own them.
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10 Small Cars That Are Fun to Drive
10 Small Cars That Are Fun to Drive
According to the J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM the following 10 small car models are rated as the most fun-to-drive vehicles on the market, based on their overall Driving Dynamics score in the study.
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Most Reliable 2013 Cars: Convertibles
Most Reliable 2013 Cars: Convertibles
Listed below are the 2013 model-year convertibles that J.D. Power expects will be the most reliable over time. They are listed in alphabetical order.
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11 Reliable Convertibles on the Cheap
11 Reliable Convertibles on the Cheap
It's summertime, and the American economy is improving. People are spending more money on the things they want, in addition to the things they need. When it comes to cars that means consumers are more willing to add a second or third vehicle to the household that is designed primarily for fun rather than function, and few cars are more enjoyable to drive on a warm summer evening than a convertible.
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Pros and Cons of Pre-Paid Car Maintenance Plans
Pros and Cons of Pre-Paid Car Maintenance Plans
When a consumer buys a new or used car from a dealer, they might be offered a pre-paid maintenance plan. These plans cover, for a specific amount of time or mileage, the scheduled maintenance spelled out in the vehicle owner's manual.
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Pros and Cons of Buying an Extended Warranty for a Car
Pros and Cons of Buying an Extended Warranty for a Car
According to the results of the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability StudySM, a better warranty is not one of the most important factors considered by consumers when choosing a new vehicle. The same study, however, consistently finds that consumers say reliability and durability are the most important factors in their choice of vehicle.
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The Differences Between I-4, I-6, V-6 & V-8 Engines
The Differences Between I-4, I-6, V-6 & V-8 Engines
Engines with 4, 5, 6 or 8 cylinders power the majority of modern cars. There are exceptions, of course, perhaps most notably the 10-cylinder engine in the Dodge Viper or the 12-cylinder engines installed in several high-end luxury sedans.
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Warning Signs You Need New Brakes
Warning Signs You Need New Brakes
They may not be something you think about very often, but your vehicle's brakes are one feature that should always be in top working condition. Let's look at how to know when you need new brakes.Look, listenThere are two ways to check for brake wear on disc brakes: by looking and by listening. First, check for wear by looking at your brake pads through the spaces between the wheel's spokes. The outside pad will be pressed against a metal rotor. Generally, there should be at least 1/4 inch of pad. If you see less than 1/4 inch of pad, you may want to have your brake pads inspected or replaced.
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How to End Your Lease Early
How to End Your Lease Early
When leasing a vehicle, the buyer is agreeing to make regular payments, follow a scheduled maintenance plan, and keep the vehicle for the duration of the contract. A popular misconception is that it is impossible to end a lease early. In truth, all leases can be terminated early. 
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A Closer Look-Four Midsize Vans
A Closer Look-Four Midsize Vans
Midsize vans arrived on the scene in the mid-1980s with the debut of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager. The 7-passenger ""mini"" vans were smaller, more comfortable, and much more fuel efficient than the truck-based vans that had roamed the roads decades earlier. Unlike their predecessors, which were built on heavy-duty truck frames with heavy-duty truck suspension components, the new ""minivans"" were based on significantly lighter car platforms that featured independent suspensions and resulted in a much smoother and more comfortable ride.
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Should I Trade my Old Car In or Sell it Privately?
Should I Trade my Old Car In or Sell it Privately?
The most common dilemma facing new car buyers is whether to trade their existing car in to the dealer,or sell it privately. The answer to the question is determined by what kind of vehicle you own, the condition of the vehicle, the availability of time, and the financial implications.
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