If you plan on driving your vehicle for the long haul, you’re not alone. Americans are keeping their cars for longer, based on the latest research from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The department’s 2017 National Household Travel Survey finds the average vehicle age has increased from 9.3 years in 2009 to 10.5 years in 2017; and new vehicle transactions per household have slowed since 2009, according to the survey. Furthermore, new vehicle sales are down industry-wide which may be a reflection of the survey’s findings. In this guide, we will examine a few essential ways to keep your vehicle in good running condition. Make Your Car Last Longer With Free Resources The Car Care Council offers a wealth of free information through a series of informative videos. The non-profit organization educates motorists about the importance of regular vehicle care and maintenance. We recommend the the council’s free Car Care Guide, which has … [Read more...] about Make Your Car Last Longer: A Simple But Essential Guide
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April is a month for many different tastes. And we mean taste literally, since April is National Soft Pretzel Month. And National Celery Month (does celery taste like anything)? National Jazz Appreciation Month means more sweet sounds over the air, while broadcasters celebrate National Amateur Radio Month. Don’t forget National Straw Hat Month, Internship Awareness Month, and National Safe Digging Month. It’s also National Car Care Awareness Month. And to celebrate, we’ve put together a quick and easy list to help your car last longer. Since April is National Records and Information Management Month, we’ve tried to make things as easy as possible! What Is National Car Care Awareness Month? This special month comes from the Car Care Council, a non-profit organization educating motorists about the importance of regular vehicle care and maintenance. Their “Be Car Care Aware” education campaign helps consumers make informed decisions when it comes to … [Read more...] about April Is National Car Care Month: Do These Things To Make Your Car Last Longer
As far as Meh Cars go, you’d think the Buick Cascada would be pretty safe from inclusion into this miserable fraternity, at least on paper. It’s a convertible, a rare four-seat convertible, even! It’s supposed to be fun, it has weird extra taillights in the trunk—this thing should be meh-proof, right? Well, it’s not. It’s not at all. No, the Buick Cascada is a testimony to the true power of Meh, and how it can sometimes overcome all odds to really make a car no one gives a shit about. The Buick Cascada is a re-badged Opel Cascada, but that doesn’t really help matters. If you’re hoping the Opel name and brand cachet are going to pull you out of the morass of meh, then I’m afraid you may as well just move into the morass. The Cascada really baffles me. I should like this thing more, right? I mean, it’s not like the American market is so flooded with four-seat convertibles that I can start flinging them into the depths of meh, … [Read more...] about Meh Car Monday: All Hail the Buick Cascada, a Car You Never Think About
The 2019 model year is shaping up to be one full of high-powered, performance-oriented people haulers. But let’s be honest, not everyone is necessarily in the market for a new car that can approach extralegal speeds in the blink of an eye. While we will be breaking down the 2019 BMW M5 Competition and Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, we also have a list of new 2019 cars for those with more rational intentions behind the wheel. Along with those stories, we also have a review of a very big family schlepper in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and more ahead in this week’s edition of the Friday Five. BMW debuts 2019 M5 Competition When awesome simply isn’t good enough, there’s the new 2019 BMW M5 Competition, the latest performance-tuned sedan from the Bavarian automaker on a mission for bragging rights. Thanks to a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, the M5 Competition cranks out 17 more horsepower than the standard M5. For those in pursuit of the most powerful version of the M5 … [Read more...] about Friday Five: BMW debuts 2019 M5 Competition, Mercedes reveals AMG GT, 2019’s new cars and more
Every car on the road has a car title, and we don’t mean “Duchess” or “Lord”. If you’re lucky, your car has a “clean” title. This means there’s nothing wrong with it, and it does not have any major damage. The cars that have some troubles have what’s called a “branded title,” or “dirty title.” While car titles vary from state to state, there are a few that are universally accepted across the US. So, whether you have a Texas car title or a California car title, this guide will help you determine what kind of title your car has—and what that means for you. What is a Car Title? First of all, what is a car title? A car title is a legal form that establishes ownership of a vehicle to a person or business. If you are wondering how to sell a used car or how to buy a used car, first, you will need a car title. Hopefully, your car has a clean title, but don’t worry, there’s still hope … [Read more...] about What Type of Car Title Do You Have?