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Understanding Your Auto Insurance Coverage

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Most of us value our vehicles, and we purchase auto insurance to protect them against damage or loss. States also mandate the minimum amounts of insurance coverage drivers must carry to use their roads. But let's face it, the wording found in the average policy can be confusing. Knowing what your auto insurance policy covers is important, and most notably when you've been involved in an accident and your car is at the…
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Child Auto Fatalities on the Rise

New numbers released by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show an increase in fatal car accidents involving children.

The statistics are surprising, considering the availability and awareness of child safety seats.

This week marks Child Passenger Safety Week around the country, but safety experts are now disappointed by recent data. 

"Data from 2015 recently released indicated that there was a 10% increase in fatalities for children under the age of 13,” Kate Carr of…

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Common Reasons Why Your Car May Not Be Starting

Car won’t start? This could be caused by a variety of things, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons and tips for troubleshooting the cause. Typically, there are subtle distinctions between the causes, as listed below, and it can save you some time at a repair shop if you know what the issue is upfront.
Here are the most common reasons your car may not start:

  • The battery…
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Toyota Land Cruiser for the Win!

We seem to be obsessed with the end of society. Whether it's zombies or the Soviets or our collective desire to make America great again, we probably spend more time dreaming about the end than any modern civilization. Maybe it's because of our can-do attitude and self-reliant nature or because we see the world as a temporary place, but Americans are preppers, collectively planning for the apocalypse. And automotive journalists are not immune to those thoughts.

Of our three, the Jeep most lives up to the spirit of its military ancestors.

When discussing the end in our office…

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Memorial Day Travel Projections from AAA

This year's Memorial Day weekend is expected to be a busy one for travel, as AAA is projecting more than 38 million Americans will hit the road, the second highest volume on record and the most since 2005. Compared to last year, 700,000 more people will travel thanks to lower gas prices.


"Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade," said AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney, in a release. "The great American road trip is officially back thanks to low gas prices, and…

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Honda Releases New Collision Video

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has announced the launch of a new consumer-oriented video titled, “ProFirst – Quality Collision Repair.”

The video focuses on a comparison collision between two Acura MDX vehicles, one a standard production vehicle and the other an identical vehicle that was previously damaged and then repaired incorrectly. The crash was conducted according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety protocols. The difference between how each vehicle fared is dramatic and accentuates the need…

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Toyota Aims To Make Roads Safer, 4 Years Ahead of Schedule

Lexus, Toyota to Make Automated Braking Standard on Most Models by End of 2017

by Body Shop Business Staff Writers - March 22, 2016

Advanced automatic safety technology that was once available on only the most expensive new vehicles is about to be included as standard equipment on almost every Lexus and Toyota model and trim level in the U.S. Announced at the New York Auto Show, Toyota will begin to include...
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NHTSA Reports Spike in Roadway Deaths

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced its latest estimate of traffic deaths, which show a steep 9.3 percent increase for the first nine months of 2015. The news comes as the agency kicks-off its first in a series of regional summits with a day-long event in Sacramento, Calif., to examine unsafe behaviors and human choices that contribute to increasing traffic deaths on a national scale. Human…
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U.S. DOT Wants To Remind Everyone To Be Responsible When Drinking, Especially This Holiday Season

U.S. DOT Reminds Americans to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ This Holiday Season

by Jason Stahl - December 21, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced its nationwide campaign to get drunk drivers off the road this holiday season and unveiled a new Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ad to run in movie theaters immediately before the hotly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens…
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