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Today's rant: When you're turning right, LOOK to the right!

If your head turns to the right, you should be turning it that way, every time you make a right-hand turn. And far too many drivers don't, and so far too many pedestrians and cyclists get hurt. See what I'm talking about in my rant over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Rants, Distracted Driving, Autos, Driving, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Gifts for the car buff on your list

Car enthusiasts don't need cheap tools or yet another "man-cave" garage sign -- but there are things that are incredibly useful and which many forget to buy for themselves, or which they're always using up. Find out what's best in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Garage, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Repairs at an auto dealership: Here's how to be prepared

No one wants to take a car in for service, but there are some things you can do to make the visit go smoother. See what they are in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Are you forgetting your vehicle's wear items?

You know that some things will wear out on your vehicle, but do you know what all of them are? Ignoring worn shocks or hoses could really ruin your day...find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Should you put winter tires on a leased vehicle?

If you lease your vehicle, and might not buy it out at the end of the term, should you put winter tires on it? Check out the pros and cons in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Tires, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Auto insurance fraud: What you need to know

Do you know what a "stoop-n-squat" is? Or a "left-hand bullet," or a "parking lot rammer"? They're all moves that criminals can make to try and get cash out of your insurance company -- and it's a scam that can go all the way up to body shops, tow truck operators, and even the medical profession. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Car Insurance, Insurance, Autos, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


The crazy stuff that used to be on cars

"They don't make 'em like that anymore" is a common phrase when people see old cars, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing -- not when old cars used to have crank handles, or coal heaters, or messy filters. Check out some of these from days gone by in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Classic Cars, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Automotive History, AutoTrader, Antique Cars


Volvo: A new way to get a car

As the world goes increasingly online to buy its goods, auto manufacturers have to keep up. The latest is Volvo, which is introducing a subscription service for specific models that gives you a single price per month, with almost everything in it. Find out more in my story over at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Advertising, Autos, Volvo, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Buying a new car? Here's what you will -- and might not -- get

Some auto items have been around long enough that automakers don't advertise them anymore, which doesn't always help you when you're buying a new vehicle. And while some have become mandatory, others are still optional. Will your car have anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring, or disc brakes? Find out what it will or might have in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, New Cars, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In review: 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i

It's the entry-level model in the X5 lineup, but at this level, "entry" is a relative term. And it's also on its way out, and buyers need to figure if they're going to wait for the all-new 2019 or get into this one. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Windshield chips and cracks: When is it time for a fix?

Stars, bull's-eyes, half-moons -- these types of chips and cracks in your windshield aren't just ugly, but they can affect your vision. If they're bad enough, cracks can even affect your vehicle's structural integrity. Find out when it's time to get them fixed in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Are you guilty of these bad driving habits?

Do you hook the wheel? Ride with your feet on the dash? Look straight ahead when the light turns green? All of these bad driving habits aren't just annoying -- they can be very dangerous. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

It was only for a quick spin, but I got behind the wheel of Jaguar's new I-Pace, its all-new, all-electric model (no, I have no idea why the E-Pace is gas and the I-Pace is electric). Find out more in my story over at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Sustainable Transportation, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels


Auto marketing terms: Do you know what they really mean?

Do you know exactly what Subaru's "symmetrical" all-wheel drive actually is? How about winter gas, military-grade aluminum, Trail Rated Jeeps, or even antique and classic cars? Discover what's hype and what's the truth in my feature over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Advertising, Autos, Subaru, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Corporate News, Corporate-Speak Translations


Woodward Avenue: It's all about the cruise

Now in its 24th year, the Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan is one of the largest (if not the largest) car events in the country, with tens of thousands of cars cruising the street and an estimated 1.5 million people showing up for it. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Michigan, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, AutoTrader, Car Shows, Woodward Dream Cruise


First Drive: Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

The Panamera E-Hybrid plugs in and gives you a range of electric-only driving, but it's not just for the "green" factor -- it's also to raise the fun factor by a significant level, and believe me, it does -- it's just ridiculously fast and fun. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Tires: More than just round and black

Tires tend to be a grudge purchase, but they're the single most important safety feature on your vehicle. Everything else, from stability control to airbags, is there to get your butt out of the fire when your tires lose contact with the asphalt. Continental took me out on wet and dry tracks to find out more -- read about it over at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Tires, Continental, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Are you guilty of these bad driving habits?

Do you hook the wheel? Ride with your feet on the dash? Look straight ahead when the light turns green? All of these bad driving habits aren't just annoying -- they can be very dangerous. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

It was only for a quick spin, but I got behind the wheel of Jaguar's new I-Pace, its all-new, all-electric model (no, I have no idea why the E-Pace is gas and the I-Pace is electric). Find out more in my story over at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Sustainable Transportation, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels


Auto marketing terms: Do you know what they really mean?

Do you know exactly what Subaru's "symmetrical" all-wheel drive actually is? How about winter gas, military-grade aluminum, Trail Rated Jeeps, or even antique and classic cars? Discover what's hype and what's the truth in my feature over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Advertising, Autos, Subaru, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Corporate News, Corporate-Speak Translations


Woodward Avenue: It's all about the cruise

Now in its 24th year, the Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan is one of the largest (if not the largest) car events in the country, with tens of thousands of cars cruising the street and an estimated 1.5 million people showing up for it. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Michigan, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, AutoTrader, Car Shows, Woodward Dream Cruise


Buying a new car? Here's what you will -- and might not -- get

Some auto items have been around long enough that automakers don't advertise them anymore, which doesn't always help you when you're buying a new vehicle. And while some have become mandatory, others are still optional. Will your car have anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring, or disc brakes? Find out what it will or might have in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, New Cars, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In review: 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i

It's the entry-level model in the X5 lineup, but at this level, "entry" is a relative term. And it's also on its way out, and buyers need to figure if they're going to wait for the all-new 2019 or get into this one. Find out more in my review at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Windshield chips and cracks: When is it time for a fix?

Stars, bull's-eyes, half-moons -- these types of chips and cracks in your windshield aren't just ugly, but they can affect your vision. If they're bad enough, cracks can even affect your vehicle's structural integrity. Find out when it's time to get them fixed in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

The Panamera E-Hybrid plugs in and gives you a range of electric-only driving, but it's not just for the "green" factor -- it's also to raise the fun factor by a significant level, and believe me, it does -- it's just ridiculously fast and fun. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Tires: More than just round and black

Tires tend to be a grudge purchase, but they're the single most important safety feature on your vehicle. Everything else, from stability control to airbags, is there to get your butt out of the fire when your tires lose contact with the asphalt. Continental took me out on wet and dry tracks to find out more -- read about it over at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Tires, Continental, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


How far does that electric vehicle go?

The biggest question for anyone looking at an electric car is just how far it'll go after it's plugged in. While much depends on such factors as driving style and ambient temperature, each vehicle has a range under Natural Resources Canada's regulations, and I've collected 'em all. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Environment, Canada, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Sustainable Transportation, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels


Hoovies Garage on the Carrera 3.2, and What It Means to Overpay

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Tags: Videos, Video, Autos, Carrera, AutoTrader, Carrera 3.2, Tyler Hoover, 915, Hoovies Garage, Guards Red, Impact Bumper 911


What's a CPO vehicle all about?

CPO stands for Certified Pre-Owned, and it indicates a used car that comes with a special inspection, warranty, and perks that can include free maintenance and even exchange if you don't like it. But do you know what it's all about, and whether you should get one that's certified by the manufacturer, or by the dealer? Find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Used Cars, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Study Claims Car Shoppers Don’t Care About Swelling Fuel Prices

Average fuel prices in the United States managed to triple between the years of 1999 and and 2012. While we’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy relatively low prices at the pump over the last few years, analysts predict the current spike will continue through the summer. However, a recent study from Kelley Blue Book suggests […] The post Study Claims Car Shoppers Don’t Care About Swelling Fuel Prices appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Studies, Autos, Kelley Blue Book, Surveys, Gas Prices, Car Shopping, Fuel Economy, Reports, KBB, Kelly Blue Book, News Blog, AutoTrader, Studies & Reports, Fuel Prices, Average Fuel Prices



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