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  • Toy safety deal at hand

     
    by Jim Tankersley Congressional negotiators have reached a deal on what supporters are calling the most far-reaching set of product-safety reforms in decades. The agreement, announced this afternoon by a congressional conference committee, sets the...
  • How Leasing A Car Has Changed

     
    Should I lease my next car? That's always been a question for car buyers, but now there???s another one to ask: Will I be able to lease my next car? Domestic automakers??? financial subsidiaries have cut back their leasing programs,......
  • A Few Things to Know When Buying New Tires

     
    Could those brand-new tires you bought actually be old and dangerous? ABC News recently broadcast a rather alarming report about tire dealers selling aged tires as brand new, a potentially dangerous ??? even lethal ??? practice. Tires can sit on......
  • Satellite Radio, Navigation Systems More Common

     
    Consumers are increasingly coming to expect satellite radio and on-board navigation systems in the new cars they buy, according to a study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. Market penetration for the two features has grown to meet consumer...
  • Car Quality Up as Sales Fall

     
    Vehicle sales may have tanked, but quality is on the rise. According to the latest J.D. Power and Associates dependability study, the number of problems car owners are experiencing is dropping. However, five of the top 10 problems consumers reported......
  • Chinese Part of Mini-Truck Mania

     
    You may have heard that Chinese automakers are coming to the U.S. soon. In reality, they're already been here for years, in the form of mini-trucks. The trucks are part of a growing trend of people using on public roads......
  • Layoffs at new high: Gallup

     
    by Katie Fretland Layoffs reported by employees across the United States have reached the highest level in five years, and 75 percent of Americans say now is a bad time to find a quality job, according to a new Gallup......
  • If You Notice a Little ???Off-Gassing,??? Blame the Car

     
    There is no nice way to say this, so I???m just going to throw it out there: Odds are, your car and your child-safety seats are releasing toxic chemicals into the air you breathe through a process called ???off-gassing.??? I know, as if you needed...
  • Pelosi: Open to hearing drilling argument

     
    by Katie Fretland House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she would be open to including expanded offshore oil drilling in an energy bill, if proponents of drilling in federal waters can prove it is a good alternative to solve......
  • Four-Cylinders Dominate Market

     
    Energy concerns are on the front burner of the American psyche lately. While politicians and automakers bicker over the right direction for the nation???s energy policy, consumers have decided with their wallets. For the first time, vehicles equipped with...
  • EcoDrivingUSA Makes Consumers Aware of Gas-Saving Practices

     
    Just to be fair, almost all the tips found on the new consumer-awareness website EcoDrivingUSA can already be found in KickingTires Gas-Saving Moment of the Day series ??? tips we meticulously collected for months. True, we didn't have California Gov........