Car Care and Buying 2015

12 Stories • Available September 2015
Celebratory Spirit

Celebratory Spirit

"The celebratory spirit of America's great auto shows returned to Motor City this year," said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book. The ongoing Detroit auto show -- fully titled the

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Spring-cleaning For Cars

Spring-cleaning For Cars

There's nothing like summer weather in February to get San Diego drivers motivated to put a shine on their vehicles. For the major exterior wash, I run my 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid through the clos

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Road Hazard

Road Hazard

These days, auto recalls are a big concern for drivers. For example, a recent airbag recall affects 1 in 7 cars on the road. It's not just air bags, either; recalls can be for a number of defects

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No Limes! No Lemons!

No Limes! No Lemons!

Hybrids aren't the flying cars so many of us thought we'd have by the time we grew up, but they're still pretty cool. A hybrid is a car that runs on both gasoline and electricity. The Toyota Priu

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Discontinued But Not Extinct

Discontinued But Not Extinct

So often nowadays it seems as if our purchases become obsolete as soon as we finish paying for them and sometimes even before. When you are driving an older car, any need to replace parts feels l

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Dinged And Ditched

Dinged And Ditched

Getting into a car accident is always a stressful situation. First, there is the initial blow from the collision, then the nervous or angry exchange of insurance information, and, finally, weeks

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Investing In The Past

Investing In The Past

Classic cars are cool to look at and cool to drive, but is it worth it to own one? "The average collector vehicle in North America is $30,000 or less," says Tabetha Hammer, Affinity communicat

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Understanding Air Bags

Understanding Air Bags

Before you even think about pressing your foot on the gas pedal, you always remember to buckle up. Proper seat belt safety is consistently advised for all drivers when it comes to protecting them

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Great Scott!

Great Scott!

When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! And how are they gonna arrive? In a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor hearse, of course. The Ecto-1, better known

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Mystery Spills

Mystery Spills

When you know that a stain in your car is caused by makeup, coffee or french fry grease, you know how to remove it. But what if you spot a mysterious stain on your car seat or seat belt? To re

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Value Versus Frivolity

Value Versus Frivolity

Buying a new car is expensive. Buyers can get mired in debt even before driving the car out of the showroom. And those eye-catching add-ons make a consumer drool for the latest and greatest. Is

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Tesla Takeover

Tesla Takeover

From time to time in the automotive industry, we see new cars, sometimes we see new models, and occasionally, we see new companies. It's only once in a generation that a gamechanger shifts car cu

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