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Category: Car Sense

IIHS: The Safest Cars of 2021

For safety-conscious drivers, the 2021 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety TOP SAFETY PICK awards represent a wealth of choices. Each year, the IIHS, a nonprofit research and education organization, conducts tests to determine which vehicles do the best job of protecting people in the most common kinds of crashes — front, side, rollover, and rear. Vehicles must also score well in front crash prevention and headlights. The...

Should You Leave Your Wipers Up or Down When It Snows?

If you live in an area that’s accustomed to winter weather, it’s a familiar sight: Cars parked with their windshield wipers pointed up, saluting the sky. Some people say lifting your wipers can help prevent damage to the rubber wiper blades while others are skeptical, and it’s long been a topic of debate. Like choosing which direction to hang the toilet paper roll (over or...

How NOT to Drive in Winter Weather

Winter driving has its challenges. But throw an inexperienced — or inconsiderate — driver into the mix, and your daily commute can get much more difficult. It’s always aggravating when other drivers put you at risk. Getting stuck behind a driver who is spinning their tires or not paying attention isn’t just annoying…it’s dangerous. Related: The 7 Biggest Winter Driving Myths, Debunked Winter driving calls...

Car Gift Ideas: 39 Car Accessories, Gadgets, & More

Car gift ideas for commuters Wireless charger: These days, our smartphones are an essential piece of equipment – which can make keeping them fully charged a challenge. A charging pad for the car means they’ll never have to think about plugging in a smartphone. Just place it in the console and the power flows automatically. Drinkware: Cold brew is cool – unless you’re prepared for...

Is It Better To Buy A New Or Used Car?

New or Used: Which should you choose? If you think you might be among those shopping for a brand-new vehicle, consider a few pros and cons first: Pros and Cons of Buying a New Car Pros Cons Newer safety features. Customizable. Better warranty. Typically has better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Typically more expensive to insure. Maintenance costs required to maintain the warranty. No record...