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Is an NVP Warranty Worth It? (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. NVP Warranty Review In Our Opinion: NVP Warranty plans can be hit or miss according to customer reviews. Industry Standing: Coverage: Customer Service: Pros: Fully insured plans Coverage for vehicles up to 225,000 miles Add-on coverage for wear-and-tear components Coverage for many high-performance and luxury models Cons: Only sold through...
Tags: Google, Customer Service, Research, Star, Canada, Ford, Autos, Warranty, NVP, Better Business Bureau BBB, CarShield, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, NVP Warranty, NVP Warranty Review, NVP Warranty Extended Coverage NVP Warranty


Light vs Dark Interior: Pros & Cons of Each, Plus Helpful Cleaning Tips

When buying a new vehicle, which option would you choose: The classy vibe of dark-colored leather seats or the clean and pristine look of a light-colored interior? We were curious, so we put together this pros and cons list after conducting a Twitter poll (more on that below). We will also share some best practices for taking care of your interior, be it a lighter or darker one. We Join The Dark Side (Usually) No amount of sweet talk (or discounted prices) will sway me in buying a new ve...
Tags: Research, Autos, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Buying, Mercedes Benz, Pontiac GTO, Carl Anthony, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Lighter Interior, Brown Light Frost, Vacuuming the interior


2022 Audi Q4 e-tron & Q4 Sportback e-tron: Opening New Doors to EV Ownership

German automaker Audi is courting mainstream EV buyers with its newest all-electric crossovers: The 2022 Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron. They are the first electric Audi vehicles to utilize parent company Volkswagen’s MEB platform, the same architecture underpinning the VW ID.3 (not coming to America) and ID.4 crossover (which is here now). Both the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are mechanically identical, with the only differences being styling and aerodynamics. The Q4 e-tron has...
Tags: Europe, Cars, America, Research, Vw, Autos, Epa, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Ford Mustang Mach, Sportback, MMI, Dinamica, U S Audi, Alvin Reyes


Can You Purchase a VehicleOne Warranty In 2021?

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. VehicleOne is no longer selling warranty coverage, but it is servicing existing contracts.You can purchase a vehicle service contract from VehicleOne’s new parent company, Ally Financial.We recommend looking into vehicle coverage from more reputable extended warranty providers instead. If you’re looking for a VehicleOne warranty, you should start considering other options. VehicleOne ...
Tags: Research, Autos, Warranty, Superior, Ally, Better Business Bureau BBB, Auto Warranty, Value Guard, All Endurance, VehicleOne, Universal Warranty Corporation, Ally Premier Protection Ally, GuardCore, GPS CarShield


Should You Buy a Warranty Solutions Service Contract? (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Warranty Solutions Review In Our Opinion: If you’re offered a Warranty Solutions vehicle service contract at a dealership, we recommend skipping the coverage and opting for a plan from a more reputable provider. Industry Standing: Coverage: Customer Service: Pros: Over 40 years of experience in the industry A+ rating from the Better Business Burea...
Tags: Customer Service, Research, Star, Autos, Warranty, Don, Mike, BBB, Kelley, Better Business Bureau BBB, AM Best, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Warranty Solutions Review, Warranty Solutions, Heritage Indemnity Company Heritage


2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Styling Updates, Powertrain Specs, New Tech Features & More

If you’re old enough to remember, the first-gen Mercedes-Benz CLS is to blame for the swoopy-roof styling we’re all seeing in modern sedans and crossovers. In short, the CLS is responsible for kickstarting the “four-door coupe” movement. Launched in 2004 and riding on E-Class underpinnings, the CLS is a more stylish alternative to the former while retaining E-Class levels of luxury and prestige. 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Updated Styling The Mercedes CLS has always been a thing of beauty, b...
Tags: Cars, Research, Autos, Amg, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz CLS, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Starling Blue, MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation, MBUX Interior Assist 2022 Mercedes Benz CLS, Mercedes Benz CLS Warranty


National Auto Care Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. National Auto Care Warranty Review In Our Opinion: National Auto Care is a trustworthy provider with a number of choices for coverage. Prices can be higher than average compared to competitors. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Many coverage options Good customer service reputation Cons: Only sold through ...
Tags: Customer Service, Research, Autos, Warranty, Supreme, Westerville Ohio, Endurance, Better Business Bureau BBB, National Auto Care, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, National Institute for Automotive Service, Stars Endurance, National Auto Care Warranty Review, National Auto Care Warranty, Know National Auto Care Corporation


Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It?

The pandemic has changed car buying plans for nearly three out of four shoppers who intended to buy in the next six months. New research from Comscore Automotive Data Mart, cited in a story today by Auto Remarketing, indicated the pandemic tops the concerns of four out of ten who had intended to buy. Shoppers […] The post Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Media, Sales, Research, Data, Production, Industry, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Acquisition, Incentives, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Pandemic, High Finance, Dealer News


2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: New Pricing Info, Photo Gallery & Other Fast Facts

The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV made its official debut on Saturday (April 3rd, 2021) during the NCAA Final Four in a new commercial narrated by Lebron James. As part of the debut, GMC released pricing and feature availability for each Hummer EV SUV in the lineup. The reveal of the 2024 Hummer EV SUV follows the earlier debut of the 2022 pickup variant. 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: Fast Facts Off-Road Stance & Maneuverability: The Hummer EV SUV boasts a 126.7-inch wheelbase, 35.4-foot turning ci...
Tags: Cars, Research, Gm, Autos, Ncaa, Lebron James, Regen, GMC Hummer


First Automotive Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. First Automotive Warranty Review In Our Opinion: A First Automotive warranty may be a good investment, but there aren’t many details about plans online. You’ll need to contact an authorized dealer to get more information before you decide. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Lifetime warranty coverage available ...
Tags: Customer Service, Research, Autos, Warranty, First Automotive, Carchex, CarShield, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Stars CARCHEX, First Automotive Warranty Review, First Automotive Warranty, Better Business Bureau BBB Emergency, Industrial Alliance iA Financial, Today First Automotive, Length Standard VSC


2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness: Flexible, Functional & Fun

It’s the perfect recipe. Toss in a pinch of style, a dash of ruggedness, and a hefty dose of performance tech, like Symmetrical All-Wheel drive, and out pops something like the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. This new Wilderness trim is the older brother of the Outback pack, and according to Subaru, it’s the most capable Outback yet. That said, here is a quick but detailed look at the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Subaru Outback Wilderness Upgrades It’s fair to say the new Outback Wil...
Tags: Cars, Research, United States, Autos, Detroit Lions, Epa, Subaru, U S Department of Energy, Outback, Subaru Outback, CVT, Subaru of America Inc, Carl Anthony, StarLink, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Lineartronic CVT


2022 Kia EV6 Overview: Powertrain Specs, Charging Times, Safety Features & More

We caught a glimpse of the 2022 Kia EV6 all-electric vehicle a few weeks ago, and it immediately became clear: Kia’s not fooling around with its first-ever dedicated EV. Built on top of parent company Hyundai’s E-GMP platform – essentially the same underpinnings for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV – the 2022 EV6 is spearheading Kia’s arrival in the hotly contested EV sector. Kia & Battery Electric Vehicles Over the next decade, Kia has ambitious plans to extend its portfolio of what it calls “ba...
Tags: Cars, Research, Autos, North America, Hyundai, Kia, Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq, Meridian, Mercedes Benz, Albert Biermann, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Motors America, Karim Habib, Hyundai Palisade


Continental Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Continental Warranty Review In Our Opinion: Continental warranties are backed by a long-standing company history. We like how many contracts customers can choose from, but our praise ends there. Considering how many customer complaints Continental has received, we think there are better options available. Industry Standing: Coverage: Customer Service: ...
Tags: Customer Service, Research, Customers, Autos, Warranty, Continental, BBB, Better Business Bureau BBB, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Continental Warranty Review, Continental Warranty, Delaware Continental Warranty, Ultra Care Exclusionary Coverage, Continental Powertrain, Continental Warranty Reviews Continental Warranty


Vehicle Title Fraud Explained & 6 Proven Ways To Avoid It

Selling a totaled or stolen vehicle with fraudulent documents – known as vehicle title fraud – to make the title appear clean is more common than you might think. This comprehensive guide explains how sellers commit vehicle title fraud along with six proven ways to avoid purchasing a car with a fraudulent title. What is a Vehicle Title? The vehicle title is the state-issued document giving you proof of ownership over your car. If your name is not on the title, you do not own the car from...
Tags: Texas, Research, United States, DMV, Autos, Buying, Carfax, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Vin, Patrick Peterson, National Insurance Crime Bureau, AutoDetective Born


BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe: German Muscle At Its Finest

The 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe follows the same familiar recipe concocted by company founder Burkard Bovensiepen in 1962. But unlike Gordon Ramsay’s signature Beef Wellington dish, Alpina’s formula is relatively straightforward: Take a BMW and make it go faster, stop harder, and corner like Charlie Sheen on rails. In this case, Alpina opted for a “standard” BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (yes, the one with four doors), took it to Buchloe, and never looked back. Fresh from the warm North American ...
Tags: Cars, Research, Autos, Bmw, Gordon Ramsay, Wellington, Android Auto, Charlie Sheen, Pirelli, Weber, Alcantara, Alpina, Brembo, Harman Kardon, Pavarotti, Gran Coupe


2021 CarSure Warranty Review

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. CarSure Warranty Review In Our Opinion: CarSure offers decent warranty coverage but at a high price point. Given the company’s poor customer service reputation and costly contracts, we recommend opting for a different extended car warranty provider. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Sample contracts available...
Tags: Customer Service, Research, United States, Autos, Warranty, Better Business Bureau BBB, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, CarSure Warranty Review, CarSure Warranty Reviews CarSure Warranty, VSC Marketing Group BBB, VSC Marketing Group, CarSure, Innovative Aftermarket Systems IAS


AutoAssure Extended Car Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. AutoAssure Warranty Review In Our Opinion: AutoAssure sells vehicle service contracts from top-rated companies like Endurance. However, given the company’s shady business practices and poor customer service record, it may be better to buy an extended warranty company directly from a provider. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: ...
Tags: Minnesota, California, Customer Service, Research, Autos, Edmunds, Warranty, Carfax, Better Business Bureau BBB, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, National Institute for Automotive Service, Endurance However, AutoAssure Warranty Review, AutoAssure


What’s New With The 2022 GMC Terrain: Here’s a Fast Walk Around

The 2022 GMC Terrain will arrive with a refreshed exterior, an updated safety package, and new connectivity features. According to GMC, the updates for the Terrain were done to help the vehicle stay competitive in the increasingly popular SUV market. If you have your eye on a new Terrain, here is a quick overview of what to expect for the 2022 model year. Trim Levels The new Terrain will come in four different trim levels: SLE, SLT, Denali, and AT4. The latter is an off-road-oriented t...
Tags: Research, Autos, Sierra, Buying, Denali, Rydeshopper, Interior Technology Wireless Apple


Assurant Extended Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Assurant Warranty Review In Our Opinion: Assurant offers multiple coverage options for extended car warranty coverage. However, the company has a history of poor customer service and defrauding buyers. Based on these facts, we don’t recommend purchasing an Assurant extended warranty. Industry Standing: Coverage: Customer Service: Pros: Well-known, fi...
Tags: New York, Customer Service, Research, Autos, Platinum, Fortis, Warranty, Reuters, South Carolina Supreme Court, Assurant, Assurant Health, Better Business Bureau BBB, Carchex, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Stars Endurance


Odometer Rollback Fraud Explained & 6 Proven Ways To Protect Yourself

Is odometer rollback fraud still an issue today? After all, vehicles are more technologically advanced and record mileage digitally now. This comprehensive guide will shed some light on odometer rollback fraud, including how common it is and what you can do to protect yourself when shopping for a used vehicle. What Is Odometer Rollback Fraud? Also known as “busting miles,” odometer rollback is the act of tampering with a vehicle that results in a mileage reading lower than what it has ac...
Tags: Research, United States, Autos, Buying, Dot, Nhtsa, Patrick Peterson, Odometer Rollback Fraud Explained amp, Suspiciously Low Odometer Readings, Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation, AutoDetective Born


Delta Auto Protect Extended Car Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Delta Auto Protect Warranty Review In Our Opinion: Delta Auto Protect does not seem to be taking on new customers, so you’ll need to look elsewhere for coverage. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Long coverage terms Can cover older vehicles Cons: Does not appear to be taking on new customers Many customer...
Tags: Washington, Customer Service, Research, Autos, Warranty, BBB, Trustpilot, Delta Auto Protect, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Stars CARCHEX, Stars Endurance, Delta Auto Protect Extended Car Warranty, Delta Auto Protect Warranty Review, Omega Vehicle Services LLC Delta Auto Protect, Alabama California Florida Missouri Texas


Chrysler Extended Warranty Review (2021)

An extended car warranty’s cost-effectiveness depends on a few different factors.The Chrysler extended warranty includes two coverage options: Maximum Care and Added Care Plus.Compare your Chrysler extended warranty options with plans from a few top-rated independent warranty companies. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. If you’re a driver looking for added peace of mind when on the road with your Chrysler, you may hav...
Tags: California, Research, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, EVs, Edmunds, Warranty, Fiat Chrysler, Sirius, Mopar, Endurance, Carchex, Added Care Plus, Auto Warranty, Kelley Blue Book CARFAX


Allstate Vehicle Service Contract 2021 Review

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Allstate Vehicle Service Contract Review In Our Opinion: Allstate vehicle service contracts are on par with competitor coverage options. Customers can choose between three coverage options, all of which are transferable. However, these contracts do have strict eligibility requirements. Industry Standing: Coverage: Customer Service: Pros: Transferable...
Tags: California, Customer Service, Research, Autos, Allstate, Warranty, Carfax, Carchex, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Stars CARCHEX, Allstate Vehicle Service, Massachusetts Eligible, Massachusetts Allstate Vehicle Service, Allstate Windshield, Arizona Allstate


How To Find the Best Vehicle Protection Plan (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. A vehicle protection plan foots the bill for costly repairs.Make sure to get multiple quotes when shopping for extended coverage.Our top-recommended extended car warranty providers offer high-quality vehicle protection plans. A vehicle protection plan is one way to safeguard yourself against the often unexpected costs of car ownership. Vehicle protection plans work similarly to new ca...
Tags: Customer Service, Research, Customers, Autos, Warranty, Ownership, Endurance, Carchex, CarShield, Auto Warranty


‘Staying Ahead of the Curve’: How Victory Auto Service & Glass Gains New Customers and Grows Service Bookings with Openbay marketplace

Victory Auto Service & Glass is an award-winning, family-owned and -operated automotive repair and auto glass service business based in the Minneapolis metro area. Owner and President Jeff Matt started his career as an automotive technician. He had a vision to one day lead a business committed to delivering an honest and trustworthy experience and exceptional automotive service to his clients.  Jeff and Debby Matt launched Victory Auto Service as a one-bay shop in 1997 and the business ...
Tags: Lyft, Minneapolis, US, Research, Autos, Online Marketplace, Jordan, Digital Marketing, Customer Stories, Jeff, Customer Acquisition, Auto Repair, Openbay, Debby, Digital Tools, New Customers


Researchers Find That Radar Can Be Used to Detect a Nail in a Tire Long Before It Goes Flat

Your car’s dashboard is a smorgasbord of information when it comes to the health and performance of your vehicle. But the one thing it can’t warn drivers about is when the tread on their tires has worn out. It’s a safety risk that researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are focusing on with a new real-time…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Cars, Research, Automotive, Vehicles, Radar, Carnegie Mellon University, BRIDGESTONE, Osprey


Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is recommending automakers limit the use of advanced driving aids after concluding they’re not really up to the challenge of providing reliable safety. Over the past two years, AAA has focused on testing crash prevention systems to see if they’re all manufacturers claim — deciding that while are useful in some […] The post Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Research, Studies, Autos, AAA, Reports, American Automobile Association, News Blog, American Automobile Association AAA, Automotive Safety, Sign of the Times, Automatic Emergency Braking, Studies & Reports, Lane Assist, Driving Assist, Advanced Driving Aids


This Touch-free Touchscreen Means You Might Never Have to Touch a Public Screen Again

Initially developed to make it easier to interact with touchscreens in cars to reduce distractions, researchers at the University of Cambridge have created a touchscreen interface that users don’t actually have to physically tap, and it’s perfectly timed for a post-pandemic world where we’re all going to be too…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Research, Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, University of Cambridge, Touchscreens


This Rooftop Microphone Alerts Drivers to Emergency Sirens Long Before They Can Hear Them

In many parts of the country pulling over and making room for an approaching emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on is the law, but that’s assuming you can hear or see it coming, which isn’t always easy when you’re behind the wheel. A new device promises to not only listen for emergency vehicles, but also let…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Research, Automotive, Microphones, Fraunhofer Institute


MIT Researchers Taught Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners

Researchers at MIT are helping autonomous cars deliver on the promise of safer roads with a new trick that lets driverless vehicles see around corners to pre-emptively spot other vehicles or moving hazards that human drivers would never see coming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Cars, Research, Mit, Autonomous Vehicles, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Shadowcam, MIT Researchers Taught Autonomous Cars



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