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5 dos and don'ts for selling your used car

This could be the best time ever to sell or trade in your used car. Here are 5 ways to ensure you're getting top dollar for your sale. Read more


The Long View: Electric Cars Are Cleaner Than Gas Cars. Period.

Electric cars “have by far the lowest lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions,” says ICCT, the international group that helped uncover Dieselgate. Read more


Mercedes-Benz Goes All-Electric By 2030

Mercedes-Benz will get half its sales from EVs and plug-in hybrids by 2025, then be all-electric by 2030 (except in a few tiny markets). Read more


Best Trailer Brake Controllers For 2021

Trailer brake controllers improve braking, balance, and handling while towing. As the name implies, they control a trailer’s brakes by electronically linking them to the driver’s inputs. Here are five of the best. Read more


Best Car and Truck Batteries for 2021

Changing your vehicle’s battery every 2-3 years will keep it running at its best, but which battery you choose depends on what your vehicle’s needs are. Here, Forbes lists six of the top-performing choices for 2021. Read more


Most And Least Expensive Cars To Insure, 2021 Edition

Your vehicle plays a role in your car insurance rates, but how much? Our sister site, Forbes Advisor, looked at average auto insurance rates for more than 50 top-selling vehicles to find the most and least expensive to insure. Read more


5 Best Dog Seat Covers For 2021

Seat covers for dogs protect car interiors from scratching and mishaps. Pair them with a harness to keep the dog from roaming or flying about in an accident. Read more

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10 car-buying trends during COVID-19

CoPilot analyzed its data from more than 30 million car sales via the car-buying app in 2020 to identify 10 car-buying trends during the CO… Read more


5 top-end cars worth the price jump


Photos: Ford unveils its electric F-150 pickup

Branded the F-150 Lightning, Ford's electric pickup will be able to travel up to 300 miles per battery charge. Read more

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Who Pays If Your Friend Crashes Your Car?

The cleanup from a car crash can be messy. It can get messier if you weren’t driving your car but, instead, a friend was behind the wheel. Part of the complication surrounds who pays if your friend crashes your car. Buckle up as we take you down the road of this potentially bumpy issue. Car […] Read more

Facts About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is deadly: 3,142 people died as a result of distracted driving in 2019, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA). Seemingly harmless behaviors like quickly reading a text message can have serious consequences. Consider this: Sending or reading a text that takes your eyes off the road […] Read more

Best Cheap Car Insurance June 2021

If you’re looking to do that by finding cheap car insurance, you also don’t want to sacrifice quality. Our top picks for the best cheap car insurance companies are those that provide top savings and customer care. We evaluated a dozen large insurance companies, giving priority to the lowest average auto insurance rates nationwide (two-thirds […] Read more