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  • Jaguar Launches Free Maintenance Program for 2011

     
    Jaguar does not want consumers avoiding its cars because of high maintenance costs, and in order to dispel that (completely fair) notion, it will introduce ???Jaguar Platinum Coverage.??? The new program offers a five-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle...
  • Woman Distracted by Nail Polish Found Guilty in Fatal Crash

     
    In a sobering reminder of the potential consequences of distracted driving, Lora Hunt (left), 49, of Morris, Ill., was convicted of reckless homicide for killing 56-year-old Anita Zaffke (right) in a car accident. Hunt was painting her nails while...
  • Kind, Involved Parents Raise the Best Drivers

     
    This isn???t exactly a shocker, but parents who are nice yet firm and involved in their children???s driving habits tend to raise the best drivers, according to two studies appearing in the journal ???Pediatrics.??? The studies found that parents who........
  • Recall Alert: 2008-2010 Volvo XC70

     
    Volvo has issued a recall for 679 XC70 vehicles from the 2008-2010 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects vehicles manufactured from Dec. 5, 2006, through Oct. 1, 2009, and involves incorrect...
  • GOP suffers blow in bid to regain seats

     
    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul was interviewed last night on Rachel Maddow's program. A year ago he announced his political ambitions on the same program. by Mark Z.......
  • IIHS Warns Against Allowing Low-Speed Vehicles on Roads

     
    In the wake of the gas price spike of 2008, it became trendy for states to legalize the use of low-speed vehicles on public roads. Now the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is issuing a warning that this creates a......
  • Today's News From the Cars.com Family

     
    A reader wants to know how much safer a Toyota Camry is compared to the Toyota Corolla in a crash, and Ask.cars.com explains any differences. Then, PickupTrucks.com reports on a lawsuit filed against India-based Mahindra over its truck delays. Finally,......
  • Mileage Challenge 6.1: Subcompacts

     
    For those who want to downsize into a smaller car, there are now significantly more options to do so and not be left in a bean-sized and shaped econo-box. Enter our most recent mileage challenge where we picked four examples......
  • 'Tori & Dean' star injured in motorcycle accident

     
    Dean McDermott, who stars with his wife Tori Spelling in "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash. He's hospitalized and being treated for a punctured lung, according to the Associated Press, but he's expected......
  • Recall Alert: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

     
    Ford has issued a recall for more than 30,000 Transit Connect vans, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects models built between Dec. 5, 2008, and May 31, 2010. The pushpins that hold the van???s headliner......
  • Texting while driving: 'License, please'

     
    by Mark Silva TWD. There oughta be a law, says Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation, sponsoring a two-day conference in Washington starting today on: Texting While Driving. It should be illegal, nationwide, the DOT chief, a Republican former...