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Gas Prices Down 11 Cents in Two Weeks

By Rick Popely on July 31, 2015


If it seems like you're shelling out less for gas now than a week or two ago, it's probably not just your imagination. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas has fallen 15 days in a… Read More

Gas Prices Down 11 Cents in Two Weeks

By Rick Popely on July 31, 2015

If it seems like you're shelling out less for gas now than a week or two ago, it's probably not just your imagination. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas has fallen 15 days in a… Read More

Average Age of Cars on Road Reaches Record High

By Matt Schmitz on July 29, 2015

You've likely heard some variation on the age-defying axiom, "40 is the new 30." Well when it comes to cars, it's 11.5. According to a report released today by industry-info provider IHS Automotive, the average age of a car or… Read More

2015 Hyundai Sonata Owners Can Now Download Android Auto

By Matt Schmitz on July 28, 2015

Owners of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan with navigation as of today can get Android Auto smartphone integration for free without having to visit a dealer. The tech feature allows drivers to access their phone's functions, such as calls,… Read More

App Aims to Ease Your Traffic Signal Anxiety

By Matt Schmitz on July 28, 2015

Every day we're bombarded with all sorts of signals, from missed signals to mixed signals — and then there are traffic signals. We wait, counting the seconds before a light finally turns green, and we hold our breath hoping the… Read More

Do You Know What Your Teen Driver Is Doing? Survey Says No

By Matt Schmitz on July 27, 2015

A few decades ago, public service announcements on TV would admonish parents: "It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?" In today's smartphone era we are continually connected to one another, and parents may feel confident that they… Read More

What's Your Daily Commute Must-Have? Here Are Ours

By Matt Schmitz on July 24, 2015

Seventy-seven percent of commuters get to and from work each day by driving their own car, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Citi Thank You Premiere card. The study concluded that Americans' commutes were getting longer and costlier,… Read More

Despite Regional Swings, Gas Prices Head Back Down

By Rick Popely on July 24, 2015

The national average for regular gas fell 3 cents a gallon the past week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, but supply and refinery issues continued to cause larger regional price fluctuations. Pump prices fell by double digits… Read More

Forget About It! Poll Ranks Motorists' Memory Lapses

By Matt Schmitz on July 23, 2015

How do we forget things? Let us count the ways. How many times have you hopped in the driver's seat and driven halfway to work before realizing you left your vital morning coffee on the roof of your car? Ever… Read More

Marijuana's Effect on Driving Not Cut-and-Dried Issue, Study Shows

By Matt Schmitz on July 23, 2015

Whether you think driving while high is potentially deadly or no big deal, you're likely to find ammunition for your argument in the latest major federally funded study of drugged driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called its Drug… Read More

Hackers Take Control of Jeep Remotely: What Owners Should Do

By David Thomas on July 22, 2015

Editor's note: A list of specific vehicles impacted was added on July 22. This story was first updated on July 21 to reflect a statement from FCA. In a widely circulated story, Wired is reporting that two hackers have found a… Read More