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10 tips for winter RV road trips

Your first task is to figure out if your RV has already been winterized, and whether it needs to be.

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What car-buying fees should you pay?

Here’s what you have to pay, what a dealership might charge and how to negotiate fees.

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2021 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is everything most of us could ask for

The sleek, five-seat newcomer successfully transfers the magic of the Mustang to the vehicle that launches Ford’s transition to electric power.

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Bad headlights have been a problem for years, but theyʼre getting better, IIHS says

The move was spurred by data showing that about half of deadly crashes on U.S. roads happen at nighttime, with more than a quarter taking place on unlit roads.

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This new feature is about to make electric cars way easier to use

A technology to simplify using a product hardly anybody has, wireless charging for electric cars may initially look like the answer to a question nobody asked.

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GM unit Cruise sends driverless cars out, releases video of it to the public

The permit allows Cruise to test five driverless Chevrolet Bolt-based vehicles on certain streets.

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These 10 vehicles are the hottest 2021 classic cars, according to collector car insurer Hagerty

The annual list is based on an assessment of the volume increase in insurance quote requests, value jumps and online readership data.

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Rat nests, dead batteries and brittle wipers: Letting your car sit idle during the pandemic can cause a host of pricey problems

Don’t assume your ride will be raring to go when you decide to hit the road again.

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The 10 most and least reliable 2021 cars, trucks and SUVs

The fewer problems reported in the last 12 months for vehicles from the last three model years, the better the score.

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Is the car owner’s manual history? 2021 Ford F-150 ditches traditional paper copy

Ford is dumping the traditional owner’s manual in those vehicles, choosing instead to make the information accessible on the touch screen.

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Are digital license plates the future? High-tech plates enable message displays and registration renewal

Reviver offers two digital license plates. The basic plate, which is battery operated, is called Rplate and uses Bluetooth connectivity.

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Higher used-car values mean your car lease could unlock hidden cash

Used car values skyrocketed as a result of the twists and turns in the economy during the pandemic.

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Car prices keep climbing: $100,000 vehicles hitting the road in droves

With a starting price of $112,595, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will become the latest in a growing lineup of new vehicles that cost more than $100,000.

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Pickup truck buyers: ‘This is what I need’ during the coronavirus pandemic

Part of the reason is the time to do more home improvement projects and the need for a vehicle to haul bulky stuff.

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Night vision for cars: Fighting the pedestrian safety crisis

Thermal cameras have been pitched as a way to help advanced driver assistance systems and someday actual self-driving systems "see" pedestrians.

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Vintage Ford Broncos being rebuilt, transformed — into something like you’ve never seen

An Illinois family started a boutique company that creates reimagined versions of iconic early Broncos.

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Don’t return your leased car — sell it

Dealers might be willing to purchase your leased car for more than the buyout price in your contract.

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How safe is an RV road trip?

Here are seven RV safety concerns you should be aware of before booking your first RV rental.

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Jeep wave creates ‘extended family’: How a secret bond formed between Jeep SUV owners

This is the essence of what’s called the Jeep Life, which is a community, a club, an attitude and an outlook all rolled into one.

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GM’s Barra talks flying cars and transforming the automaker

Those options could include making air taxis or partnering with another firm to make them, a spokesman for GM confirmed.

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Unexpected demand for 2021 Ford Bronco creates unique challenge for buyers

If you want to own a Bronco anytime within the next two years, make your move soon.

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Is that salvage-title car really a deal?

A few dealers now specialize in professionally rebuilt salvage-title vehicles. The risks remain, though.

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These 20 classic cars are valued at $149M — but no one can find them

Here are the stories of a few of the missing 20 cars that have been found.

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These 1990s vehicles are hot on the collectible car market

Nostalgic millennials are interested in the cars they grew up around, as well as older buyers who are looking for more affordable classic rides.

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New ways to get more for your old car

Online used car retailers are streamlining the buying process and creating convenient ways to handle car-buying’s Achilles’ heel, the trade-in.

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5 reasons the pandemic gives cars an edge

Of Americans currently shopping for vehicles, 22% had not planned to buy one before the pandemic began.

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COVID-19 has changed the way people use their vehicles

Many people are increasingly using their cars to get away from the people they live with, get a change of scenery or take a nap,

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How to check for recalls for your car

Once you download the SaferCar app and enter your vehicle identification number you can get notifications.

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Top 10 cars for dogs: Rides your pooch will love

These vehicles include large rear doors, low cargo floors, dog safety harnesses and even special technology.

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Choose the right vehicle for your off-road adventures

These are the three levels of off-roading and the options experts say you’ll need to handle the terrain.

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Four ways to end your car lease early

The once-rigid leasing process has become a bit more flexible thanks to new online information and resources.

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Elon Musk says goat-mimicking horn sounds are ʻdefinitely comingʼ to Tesla fleet

In 2019, the automaker’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted that new horn features were in the works, such as goat noises and fart sounds.