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Marci Houghtlen

Marci is a mom, wife, and passionate writer from the great state of Ohio! Marci loves reading and prides herself on her organization skills and quick researching tactics.

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A gray 2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition parked on brown dirt in front of green and brown mountains
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma Trumps Chevy and Ford Trucks to Win This Award

The Toyota Tacoma has been one of the best-selling small pickups in the nation for well over a decade. Boasting reliability and capability at a great price, the Tacoma has been Americans’ midsize truck of choice. But the 2021 Tacoma provides even more value than you’d expect. In fact, it recently won an award for …
A crashed black car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Don’t Expect Your Car Insurance Rate to Keep Getting Cheaper

Paying for insurance is one of the most daunting parts of owning a vehicle. Auto insurance can be expensive. It can also vary greatly across states and for various reasons. They include your age, driving history, and car’s make and model. However, with rates finally decreasing, 021 might be the year to buy as much …
Tesla Model S plugged into a Tesla wall charger at home outside of a garage
Hybrids & Electrics

How Much Does a Tesla Home Charger Cost?

A Tesla wall charger for your home and garage is a convenient application, but how much does it cost to buy and install a Tesla charger at home?
A yellow 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Your Car’s Color Says About You

Ever notice you’re drawn to certain car colors but not others? Popularity, trends, and availability can influence your choice of car features. But your preference for car color can also reveal a great deal about your personal experiences and personality. Does your car match your personality? And do your tastes fit with the biggest and …
Rear view of a gold 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid on a city street at night
Hybrids & Electrics

Bentley’s Reputation for Luxury Could Change When Its Gas Guzzlers Die

When it comes to luxury and extravagance, no brand quite competes with the iconic British automaker Bentley. Known for performance and opulence, Bentley’s lineup touts powerful, luxurious vehicles. But as the world evolves and consumers’ interests change, the brand is doing what it takes to stay relevant. Knowing the luxury segment can’t ignore its environmental …
Some Mercedes-Benz models, such as this 2012 SL, have Mars Red body paint
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Got a Red Mercedes-Benz? You Should Know About This Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement

In the automotive world, the color red is often associated with speed and fun. And although many Mercedes-Benz owners believed their choice of paint color helped make their vehicles sporty standouts, some are now seeing red. In fact, after a class-action lawsuit, the color is spelling disaster for the luxury automaker. Mercedes-Benz’s trouble with Mars …
Close-up of logo on the back of a Chevrolet Volt electric car in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dublin, California
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2013 Chevy Volt Is 1 of Your Best Choices for a Cheap Used Car

Buying a new car isn’t always realistic, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with a used car you don’t like either. A good used car doesn’t need to be nearly new to be worth the purchase, and a used car can be both affordable and pleasurable. In fact, the nearly 10-year-old 2013 …
A black Kia Sedona on display at an auto show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the 2021 Kia Sedona Safe?

The 2021 Kia Sedona is here and has all kinds of family-friendly features. But is the 2021 Sedona a truly safe minivan?
2021 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 shown in Sand Yellow and White Diamond

The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Breaks the $15K Barrier

The Mitsubishi Mirage has spent the past near-decade as one of the most affordable vehicles on the market. And this subcompact offers minimal features that reflect its can’t-beat price. The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is finally ready for the road, and for the first time, its MSRP exceeds $15,000. But is this little car worth the …
The new BMW 2 Series Coupe is presented on the first press day of the North American International Auto Show

The 2014 BMW 2 Series Is a Cheap Path to Luxury Performance

The BMW 2 Series premiered for the 2014 model year and was meant to replace its 1 Series predecessor. It turned out to be one of the best moves the BMW brand could make, with it quickly becoming a favorite since its debut. In fact, even years later, the 2014 BMW 2 Series is so …
General view of atmosphere at Oscar Mayer Wienermoblie 75th birthday celebration at West 75th Street on July 18, 2011, in New York City
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Wienermobile’s Kitschy Cruise Across Majestic America

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is a household name that’s become an important part of American culture. Most know the Oscar Mayer brand thanks to its familiar colors, jingle, and hard-to-miss vehicle. One hundred years on, the hot-dog-shaped Wienermobile is still cruising America and capturing hearts. Here’s a look at where it began and where it’s headed …
Mother putting her 4-week-old baby into a car seat
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Do Car Seats Really Expire?

Car seats are one of the best safety innovations of recent decades. They seem to get more advanced and safer by the year. And every parent probably agrees they’re necessary pieces of car safety equipment for every child. But one thing many parents might believe to be a myth is indeed true. And knowing the …
Toyota Camry XSE V6 in Supersonic Red
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Toyota and Nissan Are Both Practical, but the Winner Is a Clear Choice

Toyota and Nissan have swept through the United States in recent decades, becoming two of the world’s most popular car manufacturers. They’ve always been close competitors, each performing impressively in its own right. And for the most part, Toyota and Nissan vehicles are known for their reliability, value, and dependability.  The experts at U.S. News …