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What Is a Defensive Driving Discount?

Defensive driving refers to a set of practices that a driver employs, which result in minimizing the risk of accidents while on the road. Motorists can take defensive driving classes in order to learn these techniques. When one has a defensive driving certificate, he may be eligible for a discount...

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Five Reasons Why Cars Beat Motorcycles

If you like bikes but love cars, or if you love cars and think bikes are deathtraps ridden by potential organ donors, you probably didn't agree with our piece on why bikes are cooler than cars. Here's the counterpoint, listing five reasons why cars are better than bikes: 1) Bikes aren't much fun...

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Nissan Leaf Rated at 99 MPG Equivalent

Here's a challenge for the Environmental Protection Agency: how do you rate the fuel economy of cars that don't burn gasoline, like the battery powered Nissan Leaf? You start by making the assumption that a gallon of gas has the same equivalent energy to 33.7 kW-hrs worth of batteries, then you...

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Panasonic Invests $30 Million in Tesla Motors

Not too long ago, it looked like electric automaker Tesla's days were numbered. They were about to lose the chassis supplier for their only production automobile, the Tesla Roadster, and they were burning through cash faster than a drunken sailor on shore leave. Last summer, Toyota stepped up to...

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What Holidays Have the Highest Car Theft Rates?

In 2009, an average of 2,276 cars were stolen per day, which is about 15% less than the number of thefts per day in 2208. Still, car thieves aren't too lazy to work on holidays, and some have remarkably high theft rates compared to average. Look at it this way: drivers nursing a hangover may...

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Can I Get a Car Loan After Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is often the last option that people look at. It is but a logical thing – no one wants a bankruptcy on his credit record. After filing for bankruptcy, one’s financial status may get better, but the going will definitely not be easy. Now, what if you need to purchase a car...

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What Should I Know About a No Credit Car Loan?

A no credit car loan, which may also be known as a bad credit car loan, is offered to people with a bad credit history or people with absolutely no credit history at all. As everyone knows, it is practically impossible to get any kind of loan these days without a stellar credit rating. There are,...

What’s on Your Windshield?

What’s on Your Windshield?

Owning your own car or truck is a large financial undertaking. In addition to the cost of the vehicle, you are responsible for all your own repairs, not to mention the price of gas. Car insurance is yet another cost associated with vehicle ownership. Drivers with multiple operating infractions or...

4 Signs You Are a Driving Hazard

4 Signs You Are a Driving Hazard

You have probably seen people who drive recklessly. Some individuals do not seem to realize that they are endangering the lives of others while on the road. While you are reading this, you are probably thinking of an incident or accident caused by the reckless driving of another. But don't be so...

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Consumer Reports 2010 Auto Issue

Consumer Reports has just come out with their Best Cars of 2010 issue. This issue covers more than 280 vehicles sold in North America and reviews every aspect of the automobile. Fuel economy, comfort, reliability, build quality are all covered in high detail, as well as how the final scores are...