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  • Collaboration Aims to Get a Handle on Pet Safety Restraints

     
    An automaker and an advocacy group have taken on in-car animal safety as a mutual pet project. Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety, a nonprofit research organization, have teamed up to fund testing of car safety restraints for pets,......
  • Tornado Week: What to Do If You Get Caught on the Road

     
    Since Kicking Tires last advised readers five years ago on what to do if they encounter a tornado while driving, the winds of change have kicked up quite a dust storm to cloud the issue. Meteorologists, severe-weather experts and safety......
  • Signs Suggest Automaker, Consumer Confidence Rebound

     
    If it can be said that "as car buying goes, so goes the economy," then Americans' confidence in their spending power appears to be improving. As auto-loan delinquency decreases overall, borrowers are taking on greater debt for vehicle purchases and......
  • Federal Backup Camera Mandate Pushed Back Again

     
    For the fourth time since its 2008 passage as part of federal auto-safety legislation, a rule requiring all new cars to have backup cameras has been delayed ??? this time until 2015, Bloomberg news reported. Federal regulators pushed back the......
  • Chrysler Says Jeeps are Safe; NHTSA Wants Recall

     
    While unfortunate, vehicle recalls are pretty common; what isn't is when an automaker refuses to comply. After investigating a potential fuel system problem in model-year 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty models, the National...
  • Fisker's Savior Could Come From China

     
    Start-up plug-in car company Fisker Automotive may have started in Anaheim, Calif., but the troubled automaker's operations could be moving to China. According to USA Today, Fisker is interested in selling a controlling stake of the company, and an...
  • 2013 Volvo S60 Video

     
    Assuming your needs are conventional, the all-wheel-drive 2013 Volvo S60 provides a quick, easy-riding and dutiful driving experience. Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder says both the five- and six-cylinder turbocharged engines provide ample power to...
  • Blizzards Often Precipitate White Sale for Car Shoppers

     
    Weather statisticians are now finding Nemo didn't wind up ranking among the worst winter storms in history. That's cold comfort for residents of, say, Portland, Maine, still thawing out from the weekend blizzard that dumped as much as 32 inches......
  • EPA to Update Procedures to Keep Up With Industry

     
    In the wake of Ford lowering the EPA combined city/highway mileage by 4 mpg for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid, the EPA plans to hire some 40% more employees to audit gas mileage and revamp its rules on what needs to......
  • Smartphone Apps Make for Spot-On Parking Management

     
    While it can be dangerous to use your smartphone when you drive, it's getting increasingly more convenient to use it when you park. That's because cities across the U.S. are turning to mobile apps to help make finding and paying......
  • The $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge: State of the Midsize SUV

     
    A lot has changed in the midsize SUV segment in the last 10 years. What once was a class dominated by truck-based models has given way almost entirely to car-based versions with a high seating position and styling that helped......