Child car seats often need to be replaced after a crash

If a car seat is in the vehicle that is involved in a crash, you may need to replace it. Even if the seat appears undamaged, it may be compromised and less likely to protect your child if it is reused.

Daydreaming is particularly common during commutes, study finds

A new study suggests that drivers spend a majority of their time daydreaming instead of focusing on driving when traveling a familiar route.

Sales-weighted fuel economy slips slightly in August

Following a marked improvement in July, the average fuel economy among vehicles sold in the United States dropped back slightly in August.

Auto briefs: Autonomous guidelines, adaptable tires, hydrogen fuel

New guidelines for the development of self-driving vehicles, tires designed to adapt to road conditions, and the opening of several new hydrogen fueling stations were among the items promoted by automakers and automotive entities recently.

Warning systems may help improve turn signal use among teen drivers

Lane departure warnings can be a good way to correct the frequent mistake among novice drivers of forgetting to use a turn signal, according to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, the study also determined that teen...

Credit scores improve among auto buyers and lessees in Q2 2017

Buyers and lessees of both new and used vehicles showed improved credit scores in the second quarter of 2017, according to the credit bureau Experian. However, the quarter also saw the continuing trend of increasing loan balances, higher monthly...

Buick Regal TourX is a versatile, sporty addition to crossover offerings

Coming off a historic year with record sales, four new vehicle launches and awards validating Buick's quality and customer experience, the brand's introduction of the all-new Regal TourX brings the latest product to broaden the brand's lineup in the...

Volkswagen Passat revives the big car feel

While the Passat is technically considered a mid-size car, it doesn't feel that way in person. It looks and drives more like a full-size sedan, with an impressive amount of knee room for back-seat passengers and good isolation from road and wind...

Drivers with parking assist less likely to keep eyes on the road

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that parking assist systems can significantly affect where a driver directs their attention when parallel parking.

Auto briefs: eLabs, volunteers, metal art

The sponsorship of several scientific labs, a global volunteerism effort, grants to aid research into childhood cancer, and a metal sculpture to honor Detroit's professional hockey team were among the items promoted by automakers recently.

Acura TLX gets sporty redesign for 2018

2018 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec

The refreshed 2018 Acura TLX performance luxury sedan launches with a more sporty and alluring look reflecting the brand's new design direction, along with an all-new TLX A-Spec variant for V6 powered models, and new premium features.

Technology is king in Infiniti Q70

The 2017 INFINITI Q70 Premium Select Edition's exterior offers dark chrome trim, a darkened lower rear bumper, a rear decklid spoiler and unique design and color 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 245/40R20 all-season performance tires. The interior of the Q70 Premium Select Edition is highlighted by unique Graphite or Stone semi-aniline leather seating, suede-like headliner, aluminum interior trim, illuminated kickplates and floor mats with contrasting piping.

This spacious sedan with head-turning good looks also happens to be an unabashed fan of technology.

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