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Women die disproportionately in car crashes because of male dummies

For most of the last century and through the first decade of this one, male dummies have cost women their lives on the highways. No, I’ m not talking about guys who engage in risky driving practices such as: speeding, driving while impaired, or driving-while-texting. I’m talking about the crash dummies (CDs) used in vehicle

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Class action lawsuit claims Toyota’s new wiring insulation attracts nesting vermin, creates “bed and breakfast” scenario

Have squirrels or other varmints gnawed through your Toyota’s wiring? Maybe more than once? If so, you have company, and possibly lots of it. According to a new class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the auto manufacturer’s decision to switch to a more environmentally friendly soy-based

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Determining How Much Car You Can Afford

I will be honest, when asked to write an article on car affordability, I needed to pause and reflect. The thought of financing a car had not crossed my mind in over a  decade. Having purchased my car in 2007, with the then-typical 60 month loan, I have been car-payment-free for a few years. After

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Run. Hide. Fight.

In 2014 Professor J. Pete Blair of Texas State University, who conducts training on active shooter response and other topics at the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT) at TSU, conducted a study of the 84 active shooter events that occurred between 2000-2012 Run. As we discussed previously, running is your best, safest option. Get as

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Need car insurance for your teenager? Here’s what you need to know.

For generations, learning to drive and acquiring a driver’s license used to be a milestone a 16-year-old couldn’t wait to reach. It was a rite of passage into the beginnings of adulthood. A driver’s license was a sign of freedom, and only the very un-kewl kids didn’t have one. Still relying on a “parent taxi” to get

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Get the best deal on your next car purchase – Do your homework!

Do your homework! (Part 2 of 2) One of the biggest complaints women have about auto dealerships is that the salesman was condescending or treated them like complete morons who don’t know a thing about cars, and tried to sell them low-value services they did not want. The internet, and the plethora of information it holds,

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10 things you probably didn’t know about renting a car

If you have ever rented a car, you have probably encountered a pushy salesperson. Make no mistake, behind the rental counter is a Ninja who is highly skilled at separating you from your money. They are trained in the art of upselling and instilling uncertainty and doubt in you about walking away without purchasing the

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If you drink and drive, you are a public menace

You’ve heard it a million times, but you need to hear it again If you drink and drive, you are a public menace Warmer weather is here, and most of the allergens of the planet are abloom. Opening day of the baseball season is upon us, and it’s soon time for lawn mowers, garden planting,

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