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9 Most Reliable Cars That Rarely Need a Mechanic

If you’re looking for good, reliable cars, you might want to consider the following winners. Tatiana Popova/ShutterstockWhen you’re searching for the most dependable cars, one of the best places to start is with J.D. Power and Associates. For almost 30 years, they have been putting out their U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and this year […]

The unusual reason Chinese tourists are going to S Korea

By Erin Craig 2 October 2018 It’s always disheartening to get stuck in a queue, but never more so than when there’s a semi-tropical island right outside the door. Jeju is South Korea’s holiday paradise, a volcanic isle 100 miles (160km) off the south-western tip of the peninsula. It is especially popular with Chinese tourists, […]

The Best One-Liners in America Are on the Highway

By Jennifer Levitz Aug. 9, 2018 11:46 a.m. ET Daniel Taylor, a traffic-operations specialist at the Virginia Department of Transportation, was lying in bed at home one night in March, jotting down ideas for highway safety signs. “Which is a little odd,” he says. Inspiration struck. Why not use the “Black Panther” movie to nag […]

Accidents Show Smart Cars Need Wide Vision to Spot Cyclists

Automatic emergency braking that can help cars avoid hitting pedestrians could become standard in many cars in the coming years. But a new study suggests such safety systems will need sensor coverage spanning almost 180 degrees in front of the car to avoid colliding with faster-moving cyclists. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have been offered […]

For Black Motorists, a Never-Ending Fear of Being Stopped

 By Michael A. Fletcher Photographs by Wayne Lawrence Black motorists are pulled over by police at rates exceeding those for whites. It’s a flash point in the national debate over race, as many minorities see a troubling message: You don’t belong here. An idyllic afternoon of Little League baseball followed by pizza and Italian […]

You May Be Using Your Child’s Car Seat Incorrectly

Image: iStock When parents rate a child’s car seat, they’re usually thinking about how easy it is to carry, buckle or clean — and whether it has a well-placed cupholder. But experts look at whether it’s being used correctly to keep a child safe, and surprisingly often, it’s not. A 2016 report by the National […]

Spring Forward

Daylight saving time is around the corner. Families everywhere will be turning the clock forward and checking other safety essentials around the house, like changing smoke detector batteries. Unfortunately, most families don’t know that it’s also a good time to check their vehicles for open recalls. Since many Americans spend hours in the car commuting […]

Here’s How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Here’s How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car Peter Monshizadeh Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards to today’s cars? Well, in all likeliness, the seller of the vehicle in said […]

Senior citizens will lead the self-driving revolution

Image: Voyage With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes, 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and three distinct downtowns, The Villages in Florida is one of the largest retirement communities in the US. It’s also been described as a raunchy, booze-filled boomtown for those who want to fill their twilight years line-dancing and no-strings-attached sex. […]

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