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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.

A car power inverter can charge your phone, computer, TV, or any other low-power AC electrical device.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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 white 2021 Lexus GX full-size SUV drives through the snow
Trucks & SUVs

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 …

Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs stands outside of her rented RV Saturday, September 19, 2020 at a KOA campground in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Marine & RVs

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.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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.
Trucks & SUVs

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 …

A 2021 Kia Seltos on a cloudy day.
Crossover & Midsize

How Safe Is the Kia Seltos?

Kia is having a good year. It recently had its best October ever and is putting out new models left and right. One of its latest models, the 2021 Kia Seltos, is hitting the pavement running and is already up for MotorTrend’s SUV of the year award. The Seltos is an alternative to options like …

Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020, near Gruenheide, Germany.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Good Luck Trying To Buy Tesla Tequila

Elon Musk may be a bit of a different cat, but he’s not dumb. The tech genius and CEO behind Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company has come up with some pretty amazing ideas. He definitely gets people talking. After all, he did name his child X Æ A-12. But according to his past statements, …

A 2021 GMC Sierra on blacktop with sunset behind it
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Is Somehow Not Luxurious Enough

Trucks are a hot seller in the United States, and the list of the top sellers compares with Canada’s list, showing us that trucks are popular pretty much everywhere. The popularity of GMC vehicles has stayed pretty steady over the years. Even if it can’t compete with the top seller, the Ford F150, it still makes the top five list put …

2016 GMC Sierra at Miami Beach International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center
Trucks & SUVs

Will GM’s New System Really Make Towing Safer?

Safety features are one of the most important features consumers consider when looking for a new car. Consumers want a vehicle that will hold up in a crash, get them from point A to Z safely, brake well in an emergency, and provide the convenience and comfort of knowing that the car is equipped with …

2020 Subaru Ascent driving down road
Crossover & Midsize

Does the Subaru Ascent Have Android Auto?

When shopping for a car, there are certain features that consumers look for over others. Sure, safety matters, but what about the sound system? Smooth ride? Yes, please, but only if it has leather seats. Depending on what’s important to you will, a car with high-end technology may be at the top of your list. …