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    1. Easy Steps to Better Gas Mileage

      Easy Steps to Better Gas Mileage

      With the average price of gas dipping below two dollars per gallon for the first time since 2009, many motorists have been seeing a real savings at the pump. Putting some of that savings toward basic auto care can lead to more miles per gallon and, in turn, more savings, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      The Car Care Council encourages motorists to be car care aware and perform these five simple steps to improve fuel economy and save money.

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    2. Sensible Steps to Help Keep Your Car Longer

      More and more people are keeping their vehicles longer as the average age of a car on the road today is more than 11 years. Considering the cost of a new car is about $31,000 on average, keeping your current vehicle rather than buying a new one makes financial sense, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      The Car Care Council offers sensible steps to help motorists maintain their vehicles for safety, dependability and value.

      Keep it Clean

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    3. The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

      The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

      Nodding off at the wheel isn’t just frightening—it can be fatal. Consider that at 55 mph you cover the length of a football field in 5 seconds. In fact, about one-fifth of fatal car crashes involve a drowsy driver, according to a 2014 study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, in which specially trained investigators analyzed 14,268 car crashes between 2009 and 2013.

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    4. How to Avoid Holiday Package Theft at Home

      How to Avoid Holiday Package Theft at Home

      Unless you’ve had a package stolen from your doorstep, you probably don’t give much thought to where FedEx or UPS or the U.S. Postal Service drops off a delivery.

      But maybe you should. Law-enforcement agencies from Jacksonville, Florida, to Princeton, Colorado, are alerting people about package theft by Scrooge-y crooks who could make the holidays a little less merry by snatching holiday gifts from their doorsteps.

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    5. What Goes Wrong as Cars Age

      What Goes Wrong as Cars Age

      Even the best cars develop problems as they rack up the miles. Parts wear, break down, and ultimately need replacement, following the natural order for cars. But components wear at different rates, as highlighted in the chart below.

      Breaking out the data from our Annual Auto Survey reveals trends among the 17 potential trouble areas. We've sorted the average problem rates at three, six, and nine years to show the prevalence of some problems and how they increase over time.

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    6. 2015 LA Auto Show

      2015 LA Auto Show

      An all-new name kick starts the growing crossover lineup with the 2017 Cadillac XT5. Replacing the dated SRX, the XT5 claims a slightly larger size with reduced weight. In the sea of Cadillac reinvention, the XT5 will have the 3.6-liter V6 engine found in the Cadillac ATS, CTS, and CT6 sedans, while also employing start/stop technology to achieve better fuel consumption. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as well as an electronically controlled transmission shifter.

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    7. When Shopping for Booster Seats, Fit in Your Car Is Key

      In its latest report on child booster seats, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that all 23 new booster seat models evaluated provide good belt fit, or properly positioned shoulder belt mid-shoulder and lap belt flat across the upper thighs. This is a significant improvement from the common fails in 2008, when IIHS started this program.

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    8. Lights Out? Check Vehicle Lighting

      Lights Out? Check Vehicle Lighting

      Fall is here and its arrival means fewer hours of daylight and upcoming holiday travel. Before hitting the road, it is a wise idea to make sure your vehicle’s lights are in proper working order, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

      “Lights play a critical role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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    9. October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running

      October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running

      Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance procedures to keep your vehicle operating at its best.

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    10. Three Ps of Auto Care: Preventative, Proactive, Prepared

      Three Ps of Auto Care: Preventative, Proactive, Prepared

      In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds motorists of the importance of the three Ps of auto care to make sure their vehicle is ready for the unexpected.

      1. Preventative – Reduce the chance of unplanned, costly car trouble by following a vehicle service schedule and performing routine maintenance. The Car Care Council’s free personalized schedule and email reminder service is a simple way to help you take better care of your vehicle.

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    11. Female Car Owners Are More Tech-Ready Than Men According to National Consumer Survey by Jabian Consulting

      Female Car Owners Are More Tech-Ready Than Men According to National Consumer Survey by Jabian Consulting

      ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Women tend to believe in the technology and safety potential of connected vehicles and autonomous driving much more so than men, according to the annual Jabian Automotive Industry Survey. A blind survey of 1,045 North American drivers identifies preferences for vehicle technology and automotive services. It also sheds some light on the future of automotive ...

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    12. Car hacking is the next carjacking, and automakers are fighting back

      Car hacking is the next carjacking, and automakers are fighting back

      As Def Con rolls into Las Vegas today, it is drawing the usual assortment of computer hackers, information technologists and government workers, all seeking the most cutting-edge tactics in elevating – and infiltrating – cybersecurity. But two sessions at the annual hacker convention figure to pique the interest of a different crowd: car companies.

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    13. Subaru of America and Center for Pet Safety Studies Showcase Promising and Shocking Crash Test Results of Pet Crates ...

      Subaru of America and Center for Pet Safety Studies Showcase Promising and Shocking Crash Test Results of Pet Crates ...

      The 2015 Crate and Carrier Crashworthiness Studies were performed using specially-designed crash test dogs, designed to approximate the size and weight of real dogs while providing vital baseline performance data. The partnership continues the work that began in 2013 with CPS' testing of pet harnesses.

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    14. Why do some cars consume excessive oil?

      Why do some cars consume excessive oil?

      Auto industry sources and Consumer Reports engineers believe that some new lower-friction engine designs meant to improve fuel economy have had the side effect of increasing oil consumption. One automaker’s instructional engineer—who spoke on condition of anonymity because he didn’t want to comment on competing automakers’ troubles—said there are several factors at play.

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    15. Is it OK to Use Snow Tires Year Round?

      Is it OK to Use Snow Tires Year Round?

      Dear Car Talk: I just became the proud owner of an adorable Nissan Rogue that my granddaughter has named Edgar. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Edgar came with new snow tires, and I really like the way they handle, with all the snow we get. But I would like your opinion on what to do with these tires now. Should I just keep using the snow tires year-round, and when they get worn down, get a good everyday tire? Or should I get summer tires and have them changed every spring and fall?

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