Comments Off on Summer Vacation: 5 Best Family Cars for Your Roadtrip
Everyone wants to be able to get into the “best car” or best family cars. They want to have the set of wheels that will combine the best of all of the worlds, the best fuel economy, the best cargo space, the best passenger space, the best handling, the best bells and whistles, the best price for value, the best reliability, the best overall performance, the best durability in harsh weather, the best safety features, the best acceleration and, to top it all off, the best look and overall appeal.
This is a little bit silly and whimsical, as to really excel in a few categories usually means you have to sacrifice other categories. But not always. Car technology is getting better and better as the years go by, and now people are finding that the “do it all” cars are quite appealing. For example, the truck market is especially booming, because people can get [...]
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Do fuel efficient cars provide more safety? As a general rule and strictly by that definition, not necessarily. But, can you buy a fuel efficient car that is also very safe? Absolutely. With things like fuel efficiency, safety, reliability, longevity of life, durability, ease of use, and ease of maintenance being top selling factors for cars, it makes sense to try to find a model of car that meets all of these points. Thankfully, with the current strength of the emphasis that there is on things like fuel economy and safety for passengers and drivers, it is not difficult to find a car that is both fuel efficient and very safe.
In fact, in one way, fuel efficiency and safety often do align themselves very well. For example, very safe cars will often be things like mini-vans, crossovers, compact SUVs, and luxury sedans. Cars that tend to not be as safe are sports cars and [...]
Comments Off on Inspiring the Next Car Generation: 12 Kid-Friendly Projects
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Teaching your kids how to work on a car is an excellent hands-on learning opportunity. Not only are you able to pass on important — potentially life-saving! — real-world knowledge, you also get a unique chance to bond. But children can sometimes get overzealous when it comes to their abilities and know-how, so it’s important to keep them within their safety limitations.
We’ve outlined 12 projects for you to work on with your child of elementary, middle, or high school age — whether you’re an avid car lover hoping to pass on your passion to your offspring or an auto newbie hoping to make it a joint learning experience. Keep in mind that some kids may need a little more time, skill, or maturity before trying more complex [...]