Chrysler rises amid strong auto sales numbers, according to report

In another sign that the chilly recession is slowly melting, data released by automakers about U.S. light vehicle sales in March showed that more consumers were choosing to enter the market and looking to buy a new car. Sales during the month ran at a seasonally adjusted rate of roughly 14.5 million. That number was […]

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NHTSA calls for brake-override systems to be required

In a bid to increase vehicle safety for motorists, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* recently proposed reforming current safety regulations so that drivers will be able to take the necessary steps should their vehicles malfunction. The NHTSA, which is run by the Department of Transportation, recommended revising safety standards in the wake of Toyota’s […]

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Homeowners insurance satisfaction jumps for first time in four years

Even though millions of people’s homes were left in tatters after experiencing violent weather disasters last year, a considerable percentage of them are content with the home insurance claims process, a new report reveals. Satisfaction rises 10 points among claimants According to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction Study*, overall satisfaction property […]

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Carelessness can be recipe for injury for boaters

With boating season around the corner, the Boat Owners Association of the United States* is reminding marine enthusiasts to be cautious when prepping their watercrafts for the first time this year, as carelessness may lead to a boat insurance claim or injury. Don't weigh down the ladder One of the more common issues that can […]

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Automakers test three-cylinder engine market

With more vehicle purchases trending toward compact cars, the next big thing may be small engines. According to the Los Angeles Times*, automotive expert Steve Cropley of Autocar magazine believes three-cylinder engines are the wave of the future, as they provide just as much pep as automotive enthusiasts have come to expect from four-cylinder engines. […]

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Teens often sustain head injuries in auto accidents

A new study indicates that a considerable number of injuries that young drivers experience after being involved in an automobile accident are brain-related. According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia*, which analyzed more than 55,000 teen driver accidents nationwide in 2009 and 2010, roughly 30 percent of crash victims sustained head injuries, including concussions, skull […]

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Lawmakers ask for tighter regulations on oil speculation

Over the past several weeks, gas prices have continued to rise, putting pressure on consumers’ pockets across the country. In addition, experts have said that prices are unlikely to recede before the summer, when high demand traditionally pushes prices at the pump even higher. While many people are taking steps to save fuel and reduce the […]

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Identity theft prevention strategies

While vacation can be the perfect antidote for relaxation from the daily grind, many people leave themselves vulnerable to identity theft, which could lead to serious financial problems for individuals who are victimized. Ken Hall, senior vice president for M&I*, said vacationers are frequently targeted by identity thieves. “Identity theft can happen at any time […]

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NSBC establishes boat navigation rules website

Hoping to enhance marine enthusiasts’ understanding of navigation rules – and in so doing, boat-driving safety – the National Safe Boating Council recently launched a new website. According to the NSBC*, BoatOnCourse.com is a one-stop resource recreational boaters can turn to so they can better understand the rules of the water. Some of the tips […]

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Nevada lays groundwork for self-driving cars

Though it may be years away from being realized, cars that are capable of driving themselves may be coming to the nation’s roadways, starting in Nevada. According to The Associated Press*, Nevada officials have taken steps to make this a reality, approving a series of regulations that automakers would need to satisfy in order to […]

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