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January 2012 Blog Posts

  • Coming Soon: Legislated Zero-Emissions Vehicles

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    The state of California has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to environmental policy and green energy - and now it is bringing this forward-thinking to the vehicles we drive.

    As California’s state air-quality registrar, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has recently approved a range of strict and tough laws that will have a definite impact on your driving habits and on what you drive. These new laws, announced a few days ago require that by 2025 there be an additional 1.4 million electric, plug-in, and fuel cell cars on the road.

  • Health and Wellness in your Car

    Can you be healthy in your car

    We all spend a lot of time in our vehicles. Driving to and from the office, dropping off and picking up the kids from school and their activities, running errands around town, traveling during vacations, and of course all the time spent stuck in traffic. This adds up to a lot of time being spent in one smallish space and translates into having less time to take care of some of the important realities of life.

  • Top 10 All New Vehicles for 2012

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    It looks like 2012 is going to be a great year for those of you looking for a new vehicle. The automotive industry is on a resurgence and with President Obama stating that “with a million jobs at stake, I refuse to let the auto industry die" - things are looking encouraging. Detroit’s Big Three automakers are on the upswing thanks to an $85 billion federal buyout that now sees General Motors as the world’s number one automaker and with Chrysler and Ford putting money into new factories and plants. All this speaks to good things for anyone looking for a new vehicle or for those simply involved in the American auto industry.

  • Get The Best Fuel Economy Possible

    We all want more from our vehicles. This includes better fuel economy, reliable acceleration and braking power, and features that keep us warm and safe. But the one thing we all really want is improved fuel economy. The further you can drive on a tank of gas really does translate into more money in your pocket and frankly more positive feelings about your vehicle.

  • Top 10 Cars from the Detroit Auto Show

    2012 Top Ten Cars From the Detroit Auto Show

    Well, the excitement is starting settle down after a busy week at the Detroit Auto Show. The week at the car show highlights that there really is something out there for every type of driver and buyer. From stylish concept cars, to family sedans and fast-moving sports car - there is a new car waiting for you.

  • Announcing the Best Cars for the Money Awards in 2012

    best car for the money in 2012

    We all want to get a deal. The trick with getting a deal on a new car, truck or SUV is ensuring that you’re still getting the best value you can for the money you’re spending. Sometimes a good deal doesn’t necessarily translate into the best use of your hard-earned cash.

    This week, U.S. News Best Cars, released results of its study and analysis of the value data associated with 2012 cars. The goal of this study is to help you determine the best way to spend your money in the new car market. U.S. News Best Cars is part of U.S. News & World Report and is a well-respected and trusted car advice website and provider.

  • Could 2012 Be The Year of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles?

    When hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) were first released, many folks believed that these cars really wouldn’t make a dent in the automotive industry. Well, the times have changed and this week we’ll be seeing a range of new hybrid and EVs previewed at the Detroit Auto Show.

    What was once considered a niche market and only appropriate for smaller cars, we’re now seeing more and more family-sized sedans and SUVs launched as either hybrid or EV. This week at the Detroit Auto Show, a number of manufacturers are making some big steps in development and production with this vehicle type.

    Here are some highlights from this week’s auto show:

    Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid

  • New Auto Buying Predictions for 2012

    It is the time of the year when folks are making plans, setting goals, making changes and planning ahead. This is also the time of the year when we like to make predictions about what the year ahead just might hold. When it comes to auto sales and consumer buying habits, all signs are pointing towards a strong year of auto sales for 2012.

    Building on the growth we’ve seen for the past two years, the trend in increased and growing auto sales numbers is expected to continue. The final numbers for 2011 are still being finalized but according to Edmunds.com, 2011 hit a three-year high with 12.8 million vehicles sold. This is continued growth from the sales numbers of 11.6 million in 2010.