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10 Safe, Affordable Cars

By Joe Bruzek on July 28, 2016


CARS.COM — It can be overwhelming to find a safe, affordable new car, but we simplified it for you. Cars.com looked for inexpensive new cars that earned the one-two punch of robust available safety features and high crash-test ratings from… Read More

10 Safe, Affordable Cars

By Joe Bruzek on July 28, 2016

CARS.COM — It can be overwhelming to find a safe, affordable new car, but we simplified it for you. Cars.com looked for inexpensive new cars that earned the one-two punch of robust available safety features and high crash-test ratings from… Read More

Driving Smart: Common Car Seat Mistakes

By Jennifer Geiger on July 22, 2016

When it comes to child-safety-seat installation and use, there's a good chance that you're doing it wrong, and it's often the little things that lead to misuse. As one of Cars.com's certified car-seat technicians, I highlight some of the biggest… Read More

AAA Reports Record Roadside Rescues Despite New Tech

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicle technologies intended to make drivers' lives more convenient are inadvertently resulting in greater numbers of motorists stranded on the roadside, according to a just-released report by AAA. The travel-services giant said it came to the aid of… Read More

Thinking Buyback? Replace Your Volkswagen TDI With One of These

By Joe Bruzek on July 14, 2016

CARS.COM — If you're one of the Volkswagen diesel owners eligible for the automaker's proposed buyback offer, what do you buy next? We asked Cars.com's expert reviewers for recommendations on replacements for the TDI versions of the Volkswagen Jetta, Golf,… Read More

How Do Rear Fog Lights Work?

By Aaron Bragman on June 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Driving home one night, I pulled onto the highway on a dark but clear evening behind an older Jaguar XJ sedan and was blinded by the driver's fog lights. How could I tell that his fog lights were… Read More

How Do You Renew Volvo On Call and the AT&T Data Plan?

By Brian Normile on June 8, 2016

CARS.COM — As we approach the six-month ownership benchmark of our Best of 2016-winning Volvo XC90, the complimentary subscriptions to Volvo's On Call app and the AT&T data plan that provides Wi-Fi hot spot functionality are nearing expiration. Here's what… Read More

How to Fix Scratched Car Paint

By Brian Wong on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM — I likely fall into the same camp as most motorists regarding my car's paint: I don't really think about it most of the time. When it gets too dirty, I wash it; sometimes I wax it. However, after… Read More

Teen Driving Programs Go Beyond the Basics

By Sara Lacey on May 27, 2016

CARS.COM — As the school year winds down for many teens, it's a good time for those inexperienced drivers to go beyond the basics of driver's ed for hands-on practice with emergency braking, evasive maneuvers and impaired driving simulators. Related:… Read More

Have Gas, Will Travel: Low Pump Prices Fuel Memorial Day Road-Trip Record

By Matt Schmitz on May 20, 2016

CARS.COM — Driving to your Memorial Day weekend destination this year is probably gonna suck at least a little bit. Unless you enjoy sitting in traffic or jockeying for a gas-pump position at a chaotic travel plaza, the nearly 34… Read More

Study: Cars Are No. 2 Casualty When Hail Rains Down

By Matt Schmitz on May 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Just weeks after Midwestern and Great Plains states were pummeled with hail, a new study is showing that as the hail falls, the costs mount. According to a just-released report by the Des Plaines, Ill.-based National Insurance Crime… Read More