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Buying a new car? Watch out for this hidden fee

Automakers are ratcheting up a hidden charge most shoppers are unaware of — and which nobody seems to understand. Meet the destination charge. Read more


The difference between green and orange antifreeze

What's the difference between different colors of antifreeze? Find out here. Read more


James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin is being turned into an electric vehicle

As Daniel Craig says goodbye to James Bond, his iconic Aston Martin is getting a 1-million dollar new lease on life. The classic DB6 is bei… Read more


How much money does an electric car save you?

Driving an electric vehicle can save you a lot of money on gas… but how much money does it really save you? PennyGem’s Johana Restrepo has … Read more


Forbes Wheels EV Tax Credit Calculator

Get up to $7,500 back as a tax credit when you buy (not lease) a new EV or plug-in hybrid. Here's how. Read more


2022 Ford Maverick Pickup First Drive: Compact Size, Big Aspirations

The new 2022 Ford Maverick pickup hybrid returns 40 mpg and tows up to 4,000 pounds in gasoline trim. Read more


Best-Selling Cars, SUVs and Pickups Of 2021 (To Date)

Sales through September took a big hit from chip shortages and factories short on workers. Ram beat Ford F-150 as the top seller. A few models made big gains. Read more

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Here are 5 fuel-efficient hybrid SUVs you can buy today

Here are five of the best hybrid SUVs on sale today, listed by most combined fuel economy to least. All prices include the destination char… Read more


5 ways to protect your car from summer heat

On a hot day, getting into your car can be like entering a sauna. Here are five tips for cooling down your car’s interior. Read more

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Facts About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is deadly: 3,142 people died as a result of distracted driving in 2019, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA). Seemingly harmless behaviors like quickly reading a text message can have serious consequences. Consider this: Sending or reading a text that takes your eyes off the road […] Read more

Best Cheap Car Insurance June 2021

If you’re looking to do that by finding cheap car insurance, you also don’t want to sacrifice quality. Our top picks for the best cheap car insurance companies are those that provide top savings and customer care. We evaluated a dozen large insurance companies, giving priority to the lowest average auto insurance rates nationwide (two-thirds […] Read more

How Bundling Auto And Home Insurance Saves Money

“Bundling” insurance generally means buying two or more policies from the same insurance company and getting a discount. You can bundle policies such as auto insurance plus a home, renters, auto, or life insurance policy. Insurance for other vehicles like a motorcycle, boat or RV can also often be bundled with other coverage for a […] Read more