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Dangers of Distracted Driving

Zendrive report finds more ‘phone addicts’ are focusing on their devices

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Car Rentals: Know Your Rights

Don't get dinged for damage you didn’t cause or insurance you don't need

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Driving With Hearing Loss?

How to stay safe behind the wheel when you don't hear well

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Car Buying Tips

Whether you want to buy or lease, the right preparation can make car shopping a whole lot easier

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Avoid Car Dealer Call Backs

If you want a new auto but don't want the calls, here's how to play it smart

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Driving Anxiety Help

How to face your fears — of bridges, highways or just getting behind the wheel

Driving to the Future

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Are You as Smart as Your Car? 

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of current car tech safety features

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Voice Control in Cars

Connected car features can help you manage your life from your car, hands-free

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The Evolution of Car Design

A look at the iconic vehicles that have changed with technology — and the times

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