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What to Do If You Get Trapped Inside Your Car

What to Do If You Get Trapped Inside Your Car

With today’s sophisticated vehicles, there are a number of ways you or your child could end up trapped inside. Electric windows or locks could fail, doors could become jammed, or your child could get locked in the trunk. While getting trapped in a car can be a scary experience, it doesn’t have to be more […]

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Chevy Safe Driving App Powered by Peer Pressure

Chevy Safe Driving App Powered by Peer Pressure

“Don’t text and drive.” “Keep your eyes on the road.” “Put the phone down.” These wise words of advice are all too easily ignored, but Chevrolet is betting they’ll land with more force if you hear them spoken by a friend or loved one. When you download Chevy’s new Call Me Out smartphone app for […]

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4 Apps to Keep Teen Drivers Safe

4 Apps to Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Learning how to drive can be a challenge, especially with so many modern distractions. If you’re the parent of a young driver, it’s normal to worry that your teen might be stare at their smartphone instead of focusing on the road. Here are four quality apps to help increase your child’s safety behind the wheel […]

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Car-Themed Ways to Show Your Wife Appreciation This Holiday

Car-Themed Ways to Show Your Wife Appreciation This Holiday

Anyone who is currently married or has been married can testify that the role of spouse is no easy task. That’s why the third Sunday in September has been set aside as “National Wife Appreciation Day,” ever since 2006. (National Husband Appreciation Day is April 21, for any of you married gents out there…) This year’s […]

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Buick Adds the ExxonMobil Speedpass+ App to Its Marketplace Interface

Buick Adds the ExxonMobil Speedpass+ App to Its Marketplace Interface

The latest app to be added to the Marketplace system allows drivers to pay for gas without ever swiping a credit card at the pump

During the month of August, families across the country head out on road trips to wrap up the summer before school is back in session. Yet, with August gas prices at a four-year high, stopping to fill up can take up time and money during a trip. Buick wants to make the gas station experience […]

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Toyota Launches App-Controlled Car Sharing Service in Honolulu

Toyota Launches App-Controlled Car Sharing Service in Honolulu

Toyota has launched a new smartphone-based car sharing service that makes it easy for customers in Honolulu to rent cars by the hour or the day. The service, called “Hui” — which means “group” in Hawaiian — was developed with local distributor Servco Pacific and can track who uses it and when, which Toyota says […]

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Third-Party Navigation Apps Like Google Maps and Waze Are Coming to Apple CarPlay

Third-Party Navigation Apps Like Google Maps and Waze Are Coming to Apple CarPlay

If you own an iPhone, Apple CarPlay is an incredibly convenient interface that lets you use your car’s infotainment display to access many of your phone’s functions — primarily music, voice-activated calling and texting, and navigation. Now, Apple has announced that it plans to make CarPlay even more useful by supporting third-party navigation apps. Apple […]

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Apple Signs Driverless Car Deal With Volkswagen

Apple Signs Driverless Car Deal With Volkswagen

Having mastered the technology of smartphones as one of the leaders in that industry, Apple has had its sights on getting into the driverless car race. Apple’s original plans of building an Apple-branded autonomous car have been abandoned, and the company is now focusing on software for self-driving cars to be used by its employees. Dead […]

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Have an iPhone? Turn On ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Mode to Avoid Technology Distractions

Have an iPhone? Turn On ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Mode to Avoid Technology Distractions

If you’re a loyal Apple customer, chances are your iPhone doesn’t leave your side — and that includes when you’re behind the wheel. Now, before you jump to conclusions, we’re not accusing anyone of anything. We are all perfectly capable of owning an iPhone, taking it in the car, and setting it on the passenger’s […]

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Ford SYNC AppLink Lets You Project Waze Onto Your Vehicle’s Touchscreen

Ford SYNC AppLink Lets You Project Waze Onto Your Vehicle’s Touchscreen

Waze is great. It’s a real-time traffic app that doesn’t just allow you to track the flow of traffic, find new routes to avoid the grind of gridlock, and make sure you’re minding your P’s and Q’s when you happen across a speed trap, but one that also lets you track points and have your […]

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6 Must-Have Smartphone Accessories for Your Car

6 Must-Have Smartphone Accessories for Your Car

If your car lacks the technological features you desire, you have two choices: purchase a brand-new car, or buy accessories. The first option is expensive, so if you’re on a budget it’s much better toyou’re your money toward accessories. Here are the essential smartphone accessories that can guarantee optimum entertainment whether you are driving alone […]

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Volkswagen Car-Net App Update Includes More Tracking Features

Volkswagen Car-Net App Update Includes More Tracking Features

Volkswagen announced on Tuesday three new features added to their mobile app Car-Net. Available for both iOS and Android users, these new updates expand on the many tracking, navigational, and security features already existing on the app. Lights On: What dashboard warning lights are trying to tell you Previous features of Car-Net include locating a […]

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WardsAuto Appoints 2018 Kia Stinger GT to Its 10 Best Interiors List

WardsAuto Appoints 2018 Kia Stinger GT to Its 10 Best Interiors List

Known for its speed and power, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is also making a name for itself due to its style. The fastback sport sedan recently snagged a coveted spot on WardsAuto’s 2018 list of the 10 Best Interiors. Check Out: Spotlight on the 2018 Kia Stinger GT “After we tallied the scores, the […]

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Is It Possible for Your Car to Be Struck by Lightning? What Would Happen?

Is It Possible for Your Car to Be Struck by Lightning? What Would Happen?

Being in the right place when a thunderstorm hits can have life-or-death importance. If there’s lightning travelling between the sky and the ground, it’s imperative to escape to a location that makes you less of a target for lightning—not more. Is a vehicle a safe place to hide during a thunderstorm? Or is a car […]

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2019 Kia K900 Makes First World Appearance at New York International Auto Show

2019 Kia K900 Makes First World Appearance at New York International Auto Show

A higher level of luxury for Kia has been achieved in the 2019 K900. The restyled K900 is based on the “The Gravity of Prestige” design aesthetic, which highlights a wrap-around cabin overflowing with high-end amenities, premium materials, and advanced technologies. Learn More: Spring car prep Revealed at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, […]

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New Car Jump Starter Design That Also Charges Your Phone

New Car Jump Starter Design That Also Charges Your Phone

While there are plenty of car jump starters on the market, few of them are as multi-tasking as the innovative one that Beatit Tech has released. It’s called the Beatit Tech 600A Peak. Despite its compact size, its 14000mAh capacity battery gets 600 amps of peak current and comes with a 12-volt charger. It’s mighty […]

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What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

If you’ve been driving down the highway and seen a description of a vehicle flash across a digital screen above the road, it’s no doubt gotten your attention—and that’s on purpose. Those vehicle description broadcasts are part of the AMBER (“America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan”) Alert program. If you’re seeing one, it’s because a child […]

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Driver’s License? There’s (Going To Be) an App for That

Driver’s License? There’s (Going To Be) an App for That

You know those articles about how millennials are changing everything with their hashtags, and their Snapchats, and their smartphones? Well, hold on to that last item in that list, for a moment, because a pilot program currently going on in four states and Washington, D.C., are testing the feasibility of replacing driver’s licenses with a […]