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If you are in the market for a new vehicle, be that a brand new or a used one, you know that you can find what you are looking for with a car dealership. In fact, you can find just about any car with these dealerships. Yet, according to American Federal Auto, you should take the time to consider what you want and what you are looking for first. Some dealerships, for instance, will only sell a specific make and model, whereas others sell a specific type of vehicle, and other still sell just about anything. Planning for Your Car…

One of the biggest challenges for many major cities around the world is reducing the amount of traffic which exists. There are more cars on the road than ever before and many of the world’s major cities are becoming overpopulated, all of this results in heavier traffic, slower journeys and higher pollution. Local governments are taking action to resolve this, with some varying results. I spoke to the Managing Director of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) Boris Blanche, about what cities are doing to counter their traffic issues. Mr Blanche is very much an expert in this field and…

Is it better to lease or buy a new car? Some people will probably say that purchasing a car is the ideal option, and from a ownership point of view, that might be true, provided you are ready to commit to higher monthly payments, pay off your financier, and keep the vehicle for the next few years. However, leasing is the wiser investment and a relatively inexpensive option compared to the monthly loan payments, as, in addition to the lower monthly costs for leasing, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck with the vehicle. Here are some of the…

Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween when local kids cause havoc, has a colourful contemporary history – while mischief has been part of Halloween for time immemorial, the practice of causing mayhem the night before Halloween is a little more modern. There are a number of local traditions: the most famous Devil’s Night happens in Detroit, where 800 fires were started in 1984, prompting a wide community response to patrol the streets. There are also much more benign traditions, such as Quebec’s “Mat Night,” when local children steal their neighbours’ door mats, and Cabbage Night in the Northeastern US, where…

You may consider your car one of your most prized possessions. Even if you aren’t extremely devoted to your automobile, you’re probably glad it’s at your disposal. Regardless of your situation, you might not have thought a lot about the connections between your car and real or perceived financial situation. People Might Assume You Are Doing Well Based On What You Drive If someone pulled up next to you at a stoplight driving the newest model of the iconic Ford Mustang, what conclusion would you likely reach about that individual’s financial situation? Although the person might have been given the…

Crunch! Car accidents can happen so fast! Someone on a cell phone decides to make a sudden lane change without checking their blind spot and sideswipes you. Some guy late for work blows through a red light and t-bones you. A selfish drunk decides to drive home instead of calling a cab, drifts over the center line, and crashes into you at 45 miles per hour (thank God for airbags and seat belts!). While you might want to phone a good Salt Lake car accident lawyer as soon as possible, there are a number of actions you should take care…

Do you have a teen itching to get their first-ever motorcycle? If the answer is yes, will you agree to their request? If yes, how important is it that they are the safest rider possible? For many parents, the idea of getting an older teen his or her first motorcycle can be a touchy subject. On one hand, having that first motorcycle gives them both independence and responsibility. On the flip side, you know all too well that one serious accident can change their life and your life forever. So, how to balance that delicate issue between fun and independence…

You may be wondering how a car is being designed and made inside a production plant. If you are not an engineer, this will seem very complex to imagine. Inside an automotive plant, every part has a corresponding prototype, which is used as a standard guide to mass-produce a particular part or unit. Every prototype is usually molded; moreover, only company engineers can decide how a prototype should look like. Now, imagine if you are involved in deciding which particular designs must be followed in manufacturing some parts of a vehicle. It feels great if your concept is considered and…

Common culprits that cause traffic accidents are easy to list off. Drunk driving, of course, ranks high on this list. And texting while driving has gotten its fair amount of news coverage. These two causes are well-known offenders relating to car accidents. But there are others worth knowing about, which drivers should be mindful of. Here are our top 5 picks of what else to watch out for when on the road. 1. Semi-trailers and trucks. You have an instinctual dislike of semi-trailers. Want a reason to back that up? In one year alone, 389 fatal crashes involving a semi-trailer…

While no one asks to be in a car accident, it ends up happening to just about anyone and everyone who gets behind the wheel at some point. As even the safest of drivers can tell you, it oftentimes is the other driver who is at fault for the accident. Now, while that certainly is not always true, many people driving as safely as possible still end up with a fender-bender or two, in some instances much worse than that. That said are there ways for you to lessen the odds of being in a car accident? Related: Porsche GT…