Auto briefs: Rust, child seats, defensive driving

The effect of rust on collision safety, crash tests on rear-facing child seats, and a partnership with a defensive driving program for young drivers were among the items promoted by automotive organizations and automakers recently.

Survey shows shifting attitudes toward drugged driving after marijuana legalization

Daytime drivers in Washington State more likely to drive under the influence of marijuana after the drug was legalized for recreational use, according to an analysis recently published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Toyota Prius c updates design, driver assistance features

Toyota's most affordable hybrid, the 2018 Prius c, is also one heck of a versatile compact car, with cutting-edge safety features and the latest in Toyota Entune audio and multimedia. And to boot, an EPA-estimated 48 city/43 highway/46 combined...

Ram 1500 works like a truck, drives like a car

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn þÄì Black/Cattle Tan Interior

Ram long ago switched to a multi-link rear suspension design that's more expensive to produce but provides a noticeably supple feel over the road, figuring its customers would be willing to pay for the better ride.

Mazda CX-5 brings a suite of features and updates

The Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV continues to win the hearts of critics and customers, with its sales off to a record pace since the second generation went on sale.

Volvo XC90 boats bold design, safety

Volvo XC90 R-Design - model year 2016

The XC90 is a premium seven-seat SUV designed to deliver a luxurious user experience, whilst retaining the ride height, space and practicality that typifies this segment.

Nissan Rogue a sensible choice for family shoppers

For the 2018 model year, Rogue is on the move again þÄì led by the addition of available ProPILOT Assist technology, which provides assisted steering, braking and accelerating during single-lane highway driving.

The Rogue offers some key advantages and very few drawbacks, both compared to its competition and to other vehicles parked next to it on your Nissan dealer's lot.

Can your car interior have an effect on your health?

Whether it resembles a pigsty or still has some lingering new car smell, you probably don't think of the effect a vehicle's interior can have on your health.

Give your brakes a break when driving on hills

Using engine braking while driving down a hill is much easier than relying too much on your brakes.

Auto briefs: Late night repairs, Hope on Wheels, Bullitt

A limited edition vehicle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an iconic film scene, a milestone for a fundraising effort to end childhood cancer, and a poll on late night TV hosts and auto repair were among the items promoted by automakers and...

Should you finance a vehicle purchase even if you can pay for it in cash?

If you have enough cash on hand, buying a vehicle without taking out a loan for it might seem like the best option. For some buyers, however, putting such a large amount of money toward a vehicle won't make sense.

Knowing when the head gasket is blown

The head gasket is an extremely important engine component, so any indication that it's not in good shape should prompt you to get it repaired.


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