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4 Things You Need to Know for Your Fourth of July Road Trip

By Kasey Carlson on June 22, 2018

Notwithstanding its considerable historical implications, of course, Independence Day is all about eating hot dogs, lighting fireworks and flying the American flag — and for yet another ye... Read More
Um, So How Do You Take Care of a Car? (Asking for a First-Time Owner)

By Kasey Carlson on June 22, 2018

For the first time in my young driving life, I am the owner of a new car. Well, it's new to me — a 2003 Volkswagen Passat that my sister and I affectionately named Patty. I'm doing... Read More
Blazer Is Back! Chevrolet Rekindles Mid-'90s Flame With 2019 Blazer

By Kelsey Mays on June 21, 2018

For skeptics of the permanence in Americans' swing toward SUVs, a trickle of resurrected truck-based nameplates should erase all lingering doubt. Automakers are so sold on this trend, they c... Read More
Feds No Friend of Tesla-Tampering 'Autopilot Buddy' Device

By Kelsey Mays on June 19, 2018

Regulators have moved to stop the distribution of an aftermarket device that could enable hands-free driving on Tesla vehicles. Tesla owners know recent over-the-air updates have stepped up the ... Read More
Coming Soon: Cars.com's 2018 American-Made Index

By Jennifer Newman on June 18, 2018

When it comes to buying a car, many consumers say they want to buy American to support the local economy, but today's globalization means it can be difficult to determine how American a part... Read More
What the Cell? Phone-Use Laws for Drivers by State

By Kasey Carlson on June 15, 2018

Whether it was a TV public service announcement or a billboard on the interstate, you've almost certainly been warned of the dangers of texting while driving. The messaging is so clear and s... Read More
Which States Are Sweet and Which Ones Suck for Teen Drivers?

By Kasey Carlson on June 12, 2018

Getting a driver's license is a big milestone in a teen's life, but with the resulting freedom comes a lot of risk. Motor vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of death for teens ag... Read More
Ford Explorer, Jeep Cherokee Brick IIHS Passenger Side Crash Test

By Kelsey Mays on June 12, 2018

New crash tests expose more structural dangers among two popular family SUVs, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer. In tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both earned the l... Read More
NTSB Reports Tesla Model X Accelerated Into Barrier in Fatal Crash

By Fred Meier on June 8, 2018

The Tesla Model X that slammed into a freeway barrier in California in March was operating on Tesla's Autopilot system and sped up from 62 mph to about 71 mph in the moments before the ... Read More
2019 Mini Hardtop Regains Top Safety Pick Status, Misses 'Plus' Mark

By Nick Kurczewski on June 7, 2018

The 2019 Mini Hardtop hatchback has earned high enough marks for Top Safety Pick honors in recent crash tests and safety ratings conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, returnin... Read More