Cars & Driving

General Cars & Driving

10 Mobile Apps for Better Driving Experiences
From displaying traffic conditions to finding parking spots, locating the cheapest gas stations near you or remembering where you park your car, there is bound to be an app on this list that will meet your driving or traveling needs.
America’s Car Museum
See online exhibits and articles from this museum of automobiles and automotive history.
Car and Driver
News, reviews, buyers guide, and a car selection guide are all among the features of site.
All the information and resources needed [about] buying, servicing, maintaining, accessorizing or selling cars. Includes easy menus to find out about recommended service schedules, part prices, trade-in values, and other information.
How Cars Work
A car contains dozens of different technologies. Everything from the engine to the tires is its own special universe of design and engineering. Therefore, we have dozens of different articles at HowStuffWorks that explain all the intricacies of our cars.
New York State Driver’s Manual & Practice Tests
Essential study for anyone planning to get their New York license.
New York Times: Automobiles
Auto industry in the news.
Road Sign Flashcards
See if you can identify them all. … features hundreds of driving tips including ones for driving around town, around school, driving in bad weather, driving in the country, tips for buying a used car, finding an online driving course, tire safety, selecting auto insurance, and more.

Accidents & Traffic Safety

Driven to Distraction
This UK-based online game challenges you to drive as well as you can while dealing with texts on your phone.
Drowsy Driving Statistics and Infographic
What are the signs that you are too tired to drive safely? What should you do when that happens? Check this infographic and article to find out.
Expert Driving Techniques That Could Save Your Life
Professional drivers are actually highly skilled and use many advanced techniques to control their vehicles. Check out some tips that can help you drive like a pro.
Impact Teen Driver
Providing awareness and education to teenagers, their parents, and community members about all facets of responsible driving, with the goal of reducing the number of injuries and deaths suffered by teen drivers as a result of distracted driving and poor decision making.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
[A]n independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s highways. Includes studies, statistics, brochures, vehicle ratings, videos.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
News, tips, safety reports, statistics, and more.
New York State DMV: How to File a Motorist Accident Report
Check this page to see whether you need to file a report, how to get a copy of your report, and to download a PDF of a blank report form.
Road Trip America: 70 Rules of Defensive Driving
An older but still excellent resource wherein an instructor shares wisdom gained from nearly fifteen years of teaching defensive driving and traffic law. is the nation’s premier source of vehicle safety information from the government, serving the public interest.
Teen Drivers: Get the Facts
Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for U.S. teens.1 Teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. From the CDC.
The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely & Avoiding Distractions
Throughout this guide we’ll take a look at how you can improve your driving to be safer on the roads, whilst analysing some of the reasons why you’ll be most at risk. Once you get past the British terms and spelling on this U.K. site, the information is spot-on.
What to Do After a Car Accident: Checklist
If you’re wondering what to do after a car accident, the checklists below will help you protect yourself and your interests in the aftermath of an accident.
Your Car Crash Checklist: 6 Life- and Money-Saving Tips
Even a seasoned driver can feel unsure of what to do after a car accident. Preparing in advance could save your life — and potentially thousands of dollars. These steps will ensure that if you’re ever in an accident, you stay safe, follow the law and leave no holes in an insurance claim.

Car Buying

Buying a New Car From a Dealer: 18 Dos and Don’ts
Purchasing a new car is one of life’s more exciting experiences, but it can be overwhelming and expensive if you don’t follow some simple car-buying rules. … Before you head to the dealer, explore the following list of dos and don’ts for buying a new car at a dealership
Consumer Reports: Cars
Consumer Reports’ cars reporters, editors, and testers will quickly report on new developments and trends.
Find reviews by make and model for new and used cars. Includes a section with helpful Car Buying Tips & Advice.
How to Buy a Used Car
Use all the car shopping tools available to you, like pricing guides, online listings and vehicle history reports.
How to Buy a Used Car in 10 Steps
With so many choices, finding that one right car for you can be a challenge. So we’ve created a list of steps to help make finding and buying your perfect used car a breeze.
Kelley Blue Book
Kelly Blue Book is an essential stop for anyone buying or selling a car, with resources to help you research, price and shop for the car you’ve been looking for.
Practical Money Skills: Buying a Car
There are many routes you can take along the way to buying a car. Before you begin shopping, it’s helpful to look at your budget and determine how much you can afford to spend on a vehicle.

Car Care

Car Care and Maintenance
Taking advantage of the information in these various pages can empower you to make more informed car care decisions that will better protect you, your passengers, your vehicle, and your wallet. From Triple A.
Car Care Council
Taking an active role in maintaining your vehicle is best way to avoid costly repairs down the road. This site was developed to help you learn how.
Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality
Consumer Reports offers seven common car care myths and some pitfalls to avoid when taking care of your vehicle. Expert Tips on Service provides an archives of their [m]ost popular articles by category from our car-care experts.
Kelley Blue Book: The Top 10 Car Care Tips
“Listed below are 10 maintenance tips to make the engine, transmission and other expensive parts of your vehicle last longer. Most importantly, read the owner’s manual to avoid thousands of dollars in repairs.”
Protect And Preserve Your Car With These 6 Car Maintenance Apps
Though the site is full of ads, the list of apps, with descriptions, links, and pricing, could be quite handy.
Repair Pal: Car Care Advice
Learn the basics of car repair and maintenence – from dashboard warning lights to DIY repair guides.

Fuel Economy & Green Driving

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Plug in your planned starting point, destination, and make and model of car, and this site will estimate how much gas it will cost.
Earth day: Green Driving Tips
One way to preserve Earth’s natural resources is to understand how you can improve your car fuel efficiency. Consider many changes in your driving habits that will improve gas mileage and qualify you as a “green driver.”
Edmunds: Fuel Economy and Green Cars
Information about hybrid cars, fuel economy, and related topics.
EPA: Green Vehicle Guide
What you drive, how you drive, and what fuel you use can impact both the environment and your pocketbook. helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own.
Find the Best Gas Prices and everything else you need to fuel your journey. Includes gas estimator and trip cost calculator.
How Stuff Works: Top 10 Green Driving Tips
With the simple green driving tips we’ve compiled here, you could increase your fuel economy (and savings) by up to 47 percent. And if you want to decrease your fuel consumption ev­en mo­re, you can make some of the lifestyle changes that we’ve also listed.
New York Gas Prices
From GasBuddy, a handy way to find a list or a map of gas prices in your area.
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