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Deciding on a vehicle, especially if you’re on a budget isn’t just about the make and model. It’s also about the cost of ownership. Unfortunately, you never really stop paying for a car. Insurance companies have changed a bit over the past two decades – with more leniency in case of an accid…
Those of us who live on or near the coast begin mentally preparing for a hurricane in June. Hurricane season for the Atlantic Coast is June through November, with the most active months being late August through September. According to Travel Insurance Review, the “hurricane capital of the w…
“I think she likes the Honda Fit,” my sister said to me over the phone last week. “But, it had a 4 out of 5 on rollover, so I’m not sure that’s the right car. We will test drive more this week.”
When I was driving my car a couple of weeks ago I noticed, in my peripheral vision, one of those myriad of symbols scattered across my dash would flash orange. When I looked down to see what it was, it would go away. It kept happening, so quickly that I could figure out which one it was.
I have always been the type of driver and buyer who likes to buy a car, pay it off and keep it until the wheels fall off. That’s not to say, I’ve not bought cars on a whim, I have. Buying an impractical car when you want is just part of life and good for the soul.
Q: I'm hearing a clicking or tapping noise from my 2010 Honda Pilot. It has 110,000 miles on it. The valves have never been adjusted, nor has the timing belt been replaced (I know it's time).
According to a Swapalease.com, there are a few vehicles that rate highly among drivers when it comes to summertime road trips. Their findings are broken down into regions of the country and come from data collected by surveying drivers in these top car markets.
My father was a master at restoring cars. He could overhaul an engine and then rework and reupholster the interior. A craftsman and artist, he was happiest when he was tinkering with cars.
Q: I realize that Hondas are considered to be very well made and reliable cars. However, I have always refrained from buying one because they were known to have "interference" engines and a timing belt instead of a timing chain. I did not like the idea that if I neglected to change the timin…
Now that I have your attention and let’s face it, marketing anything is about grabbing the attention of the reader or consumer. No one does that better than car manufacturers. Some auto commercials use camera tricks – slow motion close-up shots of the lines and curves of a car. Others show b…
Independence day, the Fourth of July is a celebration in our country where we all get together and remember how great it is that we live in a free nation. We celebrate it with family cookouts, barbecues, parades and fireworks. Our celebrations evoke a sense of pride of being an American citizen.
No matter who you are – auto novice or auto aficionado – a fast, sleek car is one of the ultimate pleasures in life. I’ve not owned any such extravagant wheels, but I’d love the opportunity, to just once, in a giant space or a track with few curves, drive one.
I am a happy-go-lucky kind of person. My parents told me I was a happy child, content to play by myself, crying very little – a good girl. That could have stemmed from the fact I was very nearsighted and big, blurry things scared me so I kept to myself. But, I’m going with the good girl thin…
Q: I recently bought a 2019 Toyota Camry. I knew that it did not have a CD player, nor was one available as an option. The salesperson assured me that I would be able to download all my CDs to a thumb drive and listen to them that way in the car.
The gap between millennials and baby boomers in terms of lifestyles, perspectives and beliefs may be wide in some respects. I wondered, is the divide between their ride as wide?
Q: I own a 2013 Chevy Sonic with a turbo engine. I love the car and it gets great gas mileage. I don't drive like a grandma, but I tend to drive a little on the easy side in order to maximize my gas mileage. I get in the upper 30s to lower 40s mpg.
I grew up in a very small rural town in Tennessee. My father was a jack-of-all-trades, especially when it came to cars. He would buy a junker, overhaul the engine if needed and fix it up – inside and out – until it was purring. To me, it was brand new. I learned to appreciate the quality and…
There’s something about hitting the open road. We’ve seen countless movies about doing that. We all dream about leaving the 9-5 grind, buying an RV or other roomy vehicle and leaving our worries behind. It sounds great in theory, but in reality not so much.
Depending on who you talk to, self-driving cars are the absolute best thing to come along or it’s the end of civilization as we know it.
Q: I have a '95 Chevy Corsica that I have driven for 21 years. It's been a pretty problem-free car. About a year ago, my heater quit working, and then, about six months later, I finally had it checked.
Q: I have a 2017 Acadia. When the car is shifted into park, the dashboard shows a warning that the car is not in park! It says I can't turn off the car until the car is in park, even though it's in park.
As a driver for decades, I’ve driven in many places – up and down the East and West Coasts and other busy and highly trafficked areas. The common courtesy rules of the road are the same everywhere.