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Are we there, yet? 10 tips for a stress-free road trip with kids Are we there, yet? 10 tips for a stress-free road trip with kids
With a tight economy, many families will opt to hit the roads this summer instead of flying, but driving with kids can be especially challenging. Admit it: taking a long car trip with kids can drive you crazy. “Are we there, yet?” “I’m bored.” “He’s picking...
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Video: Consumer Reports car experts share winter survival tips Video: Consumer Reports car experts share winter survival tips
Winter is making its way across the nation, burying some states deep in snow and glazing others with freezing rain. While some motorists have been digging out, our automotive experts have been busy sharing winter driving tips, via FaceBook, the Today Show, and the CBS Early Show. CBS broadcast a...
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Video and advice: Getting your car ready for winter Video and advice: Getting your car ready for winter
Judging from the snow flakes and frost we’ve been experiencing, winter is almost upon us. Are you ready? Preparation involves more than stocking up on wood, oil, and mittens. It is important to get your car ready, so that it will be ready to brave the elements as the weather deteriorates. Our friends...
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Thanksgiving travel expected to be up despite higher gas prices Thanksgiving travel expected to be up despite higher gas prices
Even though gas prices are on the rise, some experts predict that more people will be on the roads this Thanksgiving compared to last year. The nationwide average gasoline price this week is $2.88, up 24 cents from last year at this time. Yet, AAA thinks that travel over the Thanksgiving holiday will...
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Video: What happens if you use the wrong fluids in your car? Video: What happens if you use the wrong fluids in your car?
It's not uncommon for people to mix up or use the wrong fluids in their cars, and if they do, the results can vary from irritating to deadly. Below, we outline the potential damage you can do to your car, or to yourself. “Adding antifreeze to the windshield-washer reservoir might just create...
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Memorial Day travel: More people are expected to hit the roads Memorial Day travel: More people are expected to hit the roads
Heading out on the highway this holiday weekend? You won’t be alone. AAA is projecting a 5.8 percent increase in road travelers this Memorial Day weekend, up to 28 million, compared to 26.4 million last year. Gas prices seem to have peaked a few weeks ago and have been going down since, which is...
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Mother’s day gift suggestion: Car care for mom Mother’s day gift suggestion: Car care for mom
Need a last-minute gift suggestion for Mother’s Day? Consider treating her ride to a makeover. Admittedly, this may not rival sending her to a true day spa, breakfast in bed, a fancy dinner, or even flowers, but it can be done at home on a modest budget, investing mostly time and elbow grease. Let’s...
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How to avoid costly car mistakes How to avoid costly car mistakes
A car will usually signal that something isn’t right long before it has a major failure. But if the warning signs are ignored, any of those problems could lead to expensive repairs in the future or even leave you stranded on the side of the road. We recently found a case where a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer...
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Safe driving tips for the Thanksgiving holiday Safe driving tips for the Thanksgiving holiday
Thanksgiving is one of the most heavily traveled times of the year, and with the tough economy many are choosing a road trip instead of taking to the friendly skies. If a road trip to visit family and friends is the plan this long holiday weekend, check out our tips to make sure you get there safely....
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Radiator Flush Radiator Flush
Most motorists know it’s recommended that our vehicle’s oil should be changed about every 3,000 miles. Drivers are less educated, however, about proper intervals for their vehicle’s other vital fluids. For the cooling system, antifreeze manufacturers recommend changing the coolant...
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