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Reasons Not To Buy An SUV

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What? Didn’t we just cover the reasons you might want to buy an SUV last week? You bet we did. In the interests of fairness, we thought it might be valuable to offer an opposing viewpoint this week. Today’s opposing viewpoints come from Jim Kenzie of Motoring TV from an episode back in 1997. Jim says you can call them crossovers or call them SUVs – just don’t call them yours. That has been and continues to be, the consensus from the Motoring TV team since the show’s earliest days. SUVs have come a long way, but most of the […]

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Chandler Car Repair: Improve Your Car Safety


It’s likely the most dangerous thing you’ll do during a given day is to drive in a vehicle. Scary, isn’t it? This act has become so commonplace that most people don’t even give it a second thought. Many people can remember times where they’ve driven stretches of familiar roads without remembering it afterwards. Luckily for consumers, most manufacturers are implementing state of the art safety features into their designs. Regardless, there are some things every driver should be doing to maximize his or her safety while behind the wheel or while riding as a passenger. 1) Keep Up On Maintenance […]

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Understanding Automotive Cruise Control


Cruise control is one of the most popular features of cars these days. It makes long journeys a little bit less tiring, and helps to stop drivers from getting mental fatigue (and speeding tickets!). Automotive cruise control is something found on a lot of American cars, but is less common in Europe, where roads are smaller and shorter, so there’s less need for the feature. The most basic cruise control systems are quite limited, just setting the speed of the car until you override it. This type of feature is becoming less and less useful as the roads get busier, […]

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GM Recall: What You Should Know About Airbag Stats


This important update comes to us from PopularMechanics.com. The federal, congressional, and National Highway Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA) has an investigation into 1.6 million General Motors cars with faulty ignitions, and the scope of the mechanical failure that can cause a car to shut off involuntarily, and in turn, switch off safety systems including power steering and airbags. On top of that, GM has announced a further round of recalls unrelated to the ignition switch problem, two of which also pertain to airbags: 1.17 million examples of the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook have side airbags […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider an SUV

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People today are busier than ever, with more places to go and things to do. If you need a little more utility out of your next vehicle, here are the top five reasons to consider an SUV, or to perhaps take care of and keep the one you already have. Number Five: More Space If you’re typically hauling a lot of stuff, the cargo space you’ll get with an SUV will make it easy to transport groceries, sports equipment or supplies you need to maintain your home. And there will be plenty of room for your golf clubs when it’s […]

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