A sideview camera on a car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Will Side-View Mirrors Soon Become Useless?

Side-view mirrors are a crucial part of vehicle safety. They allow us to see traffic around us as well as any potential hazards or obstacles. Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, your side-view mirrors could be larger or smaller, and if you drive a classic car, sometimes even mounted in odd places, like …

2018 Toyota RAV4 parked
Trucks & SUVs

1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVs Are Being Investigated by the US Government for This Scary Reason

The RAV4 is one of the top-selling vehicles in the United States. But these days? Toyota’s bestselling SUV is being faced with some troubling news. Because, according to sources, the U.S. government is currently investigating complaints surrounding engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 SUVs. The RAV4 is being investigated for a potential …

2021 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk by a waterfall
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the 2021 Jeep Renegade?

Ready to put safety first with your next vehicle purchase? If that’s the case, then we’ve got you covered, especially if you’re considering the 2021 Jeep Renegade. This year’s model comes standard with plenty of features and has been put to the test by both the IIHS and the NHTSA. So can you count on …

2021 Subaru Forester
Trucks & SUVs

No Surprises Here, The 2021 Subaru Forester Aced Its Crash Tests

It’s no secret that Subaru is committed to safety. That’s why every 2021 Subaru Forester comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, a confidence-inspiring system that’s designed to monitor traffic, optimize cruise control, and help keep you in your lane. But can you actually count on this year’s new Subaru Forester to keep you safe? …

A bronze 2021 Subaru Outback midsize SUV driving down a country road
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the 2021 Subaru Outback?

Subaru doesn’t make any compromises when it comes to safety. That’s why all new Subaru models come absolutely brimming with safety features, the 2021 Subaru Outback included. But does the Subaru Outback’s long list of safety features actually point to it being a safe SUV? Let’s find out. The 2021 Subaru Outback comes stocked with …

An image of a 2021 Kia Sorento driving down the road.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Kia Sorento Has a Reliability Problem

The Kia Sorento arrived in the 2021 model year with a fresh look, new engines, an available hybrid powertrain, and added safety features. But is that enough to make up for the 2021 Kia Sorento’s reliability problem? Maybe, maybe not. Reliability is a struggle for the 2021 Kia Sorento As it turns out, reliability has …

2021 Toyota Highlander parked
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Toyota Highlander Safe?

The 2021 Toyota Highlander has grown to be a favorite among growing families. And why not? It offers three-rows of seating, is available with a long list of tech-savvy features, and comes standard with a V6 engine under the hood. But as revered as this three-row SUV may be, can you count on this year’s …

The 2017 Tucson's rearview camera
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Add a Backup Camera to Your Car

Backup, or rearview, cameras have been widely popular over the past decade due to their widespread use in new cars as well as the added layer of safety they provide. Of course, having a backup camera in your car doesn’t mean that you can completely forgo looking over your shoulder to ensure that the coast …

The word, RECALL, is displayed on a smartphone.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recall Alert: 3 Million Ford and Mazda Vehicles Over Airbag Concerns

The Takata airbag safety recall has been ongoing for many years. But, it is not over. The NHTSA is recommending Ford recall 3 million more vehicles over airbag concerns.  What’s wrong with the airbags? The original Takata airbag recall was initiated after several injuries and deaths were recorded resulting from the deployment of airbags. After studying the situation, the …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Buying Car Insurance Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing

Shopping for car insurance can be confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. Once you have a good understanding of the most common car insurance types and how buying it actually works, buying car insurance really isn’t such a confusing process. The most common types of car insurance coverage First things first, it’s important to …

A driver attempts to skirt around Trooper Paul Pierce, who was trying to pull her over for driving in the breakdown lane on Rt. 3 near I-495 in Chelmsford. Trooper Pierce is part of the 3D unit cracking down on aggressive driving.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Don’t Be a Jerk Driver: Here’s How

Has an inconsiderate driver ever cut you off? Did another motorist merge into your lane without seemingly knowing you were there? From nonchalant late-brakers to impatient tailgaters, there are plenty of jerk drivers out there. And you might sometimes be guilty of jerky driving behaviors yourself. But if you have a new year’s resolution to …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Crossovers Really Safer Than Sedans?

The crossover segment shows no sign of slowing down its success anytime soon. There are many reasons that a family might choose a crossover instead of a sedan. One of them is safety, but is it actually true that crossovers are safer than sedans? Crossover safety Crossovers offer a blend of car comfort and SUV …

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2 Wheels

How Much More Dangerous Are Motorcycles Than Cars?

As a motorcycle rider, you likely know the dangers of getting on the road. If you don’t, you should familiarize yourself with the statistics, common hazards, and how to avoid them. Motorcycles can offer enjoyment, excitement, and relaxation. But whether you’re riding a Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, or another bike, you face greater danger …

Cars' headlights can be seen through snow and fog on a highway
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Worst Car Modification You Can Make Is Also Unsafe

A little MacGyver-esque ingenuity can go a long way, especially when it comes to making modifications or repairs to your car. You might’ve seen a car window covered with plastic or a vehicle sporting red tape on a brake light. But be wary about adopting do-it-yourself strategies for your vehicle. It’s a matter of safety. …

A blue 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked on display
Sedans & Coupes

How Safe Is the 2020 Mazda Miata?

This two-seater roadster has certainly made a name for itself as an engaging car that’s fun to drive. It’s easy to imagine that a tiny car like this isn’t exactly the safest car on the road. But Mazda as a brand earned for IIHS top safety picks than any other brand this year. So how …