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Angela Bickford

Angela has over 10 years of experience in both writing and editing. After a varied career in teaching, publishing, and magazine editing, Angela now freelances entirely from her home in Houston. In her downtime, Angela enjoys reading, baking, and rescuing animals. She is a mom of two and strives to teach them that anything is possible with effort and focus.

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Rivian spelled out in metal letters on the back of a dark teal piece of metal.

What Is Rivian and Why Should We Care?

Rivian is an American electric automaker and automotive technology company founded in 2009 by CEO Robert "RJ" Scaringe. After being named Rivian Automotive, the company began focusing on autonomous electric vehicles in 2011. Let's take a look at what makes Rivian a car company to watch in the future.
A red 2021 Chevrolet Equinox parked on a concrete drive surrounded by grass with trees and mountains in the background.

The Chevy Equinox’s Insurance Costs Will Make You Happy

The Chevy Equinox is an affordable alternative. It offers one of the best fuel economies in its class and NerdWallet ranks it seventh on the list of cheapest cars to insure, making it one of the more affordable SUVs on the market. What makes the Chevy Equinox so much cheaper to insure?
The McLaren Speedtail seen at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 on July 4 in Chichester, England.

The 1,036-Hp McLaren Speedtail Is as Expensive as You’d Expect

For auto enthusiasts, cars that cost more than houses might not be surprising. Some can fetch millions of dollars. Most are likely stored in garages and rarely driven, collected to be showcased as the masterpieces they are. But some owners take theirs for a spin now and then, such as the driver who took his …
A car power inverter can charge your phone, computer, TV, or any other low-power AC electrical device.

The Top 4 Power Inverters for Your Car

Before buying your dream car, you probably pore over reviews, peruse specs, test-drive your favorites to find the model that gives you everything you want. Features — from engine size to trim level to USB ports — can make a car special. But not all features are enough, and sometimes you need a bit more. …
A silver Nissan logo as seen on the silver grille of a vehicle

Nissan Is Making Dealerships Angry as It Demands Up to $140,000 in Fines

Nissan is a long-standing, reliable brand that’s popular with consumers. The automaker has had its high points, such as the 2021 Rogue. However, Nissan has also experienced plenty of lows, such as massive recalls. But now dealerships are up in arms over something they claim the brand has done. Nissan’s history Nissan was founded in …
A white 2021 Lexus GX full-size SUV drives through the snow

The 2021 Lexus GX Is Actually Losing an Important Feature for Kids

SUVs are great family-friendly vehicles that can make a difference on long trips, especially for families with small kids. With rear-entertainment systems topping the list of amenities families look for in an SUV, it’s surprising when you find one that doesn’t include this feature. For example, the Kia Telluride is a popular three-row SUV that …
A 1994 Toyota Supra replica of a car featured in the movie 'The Fast and the Furious.'

This Man’s ‘Fast & Furious’ Car Collection Veers Out of Control

Some life events inspire movies, and some movies inspire, well, real-life obsessions. The Fast & Furious franchise is the perfect example of the movies taking on a life of their own. At least that’s the case for collector Jorge Acosta. Not only is his replica car collection the largest in the world, but it’s also …
A person grabs a pump nozzle at a Shell gas station in Brooklyn on April 9, 2020.

Are You Guilty of Believing These Fuel Economy Myths?

Cars help people get around, and they need fuel to do that. While there are some tricks you can use to improve your vehicle’s fuel economy, there are also many fuel economy myths. They revolve around the kind of fuel you use, how to start your car, which transmission is better, and more. When the …
A Toyota Prius drives in a residential neighborhood on November 30, 2010, in San Anselmo, California.

The 1 Thing You Shouldn’t Do if Your Car Is Recalled

When you buy a vehicle, you’re likely excited about the new-car smell or high-tech features. You probably aren’t thinking about a potential recall. Whatever car you buy, you hope it ends up lasting a long time without any major problems. But many vehicles end up having issues, and it’s important to pay attention if yours …
2021 GMC Yukon AT4 rear-seat entertainment system

GM’s Rear-Seat Entertainment System Is a Swing and a Miss

When shopping for a new car, some consumers expect a vehicle to hit it out of the park in all categories. The truth is, these types of vehicles rarely exist. After all, nobody is perfect, and no car is either. So it’s unsurprising that GM cars have their pros and cons. While some vehicles have …
Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs stands outside of her rented RV Saturday, September 19, 2020 at a KOA campground in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Why Are RVs So Ugly?

If your favorite colors are brown and beige or you reminisce about designs from the ’70s or ’80s, you probably have no issue with the looks of today’s RVs. After all, not much has changed, and those who loved RVs then still love them now. But a growing population of RV’ers thinks recreational vehicles are …
Extreme athlete Travis Pastrana during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 23, 2012.

Jay Leno Got Extreme With Travis Pastrana

Jay Leno no longer hosts The Tonight Show, but he hasn’t stepped away from the camera. He hosts a show on YouTube that’s among the best, and Jay Leno knows a thing or two about cars as well. Jay Leno’s Garage has covered various topics, reviews, comparisons, and more since its 2014 debut. He often …
A Jeep Wrangler Rubicon goes off-road.

Is the Jeep Wrangler Really the Best 4×4 SUV You Can Buy?

When people think of some vehicles, they’re reminded of a certain time period, place, or type of driving experience. A convertible evokes fantasies of beach drives on warm summer days, a big pickup truck is a country lover’s dream drive, and off-roading in a 4×4 happens in none other than a Jeep Wrangler. But just because …