Cars & Driving

General Cars & Driving

America’s Car Museum
See online exhibits and articles from this museum of automobiles and automotive history.
Automotive News
The Automotive News mission is to be the primary source of industry news, data and understanding for the industry’s decision-makers interested in North America.
Car and Driver
News, reviews, buyers guide, and a car selection guide are all among the features of site.
Car Talk
Although the Car Talk radio show is no longer in production, the website still offers timely information on cars, from buying to selling to upkeep, and related topics.
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.

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 in 7 Steps
“After decades of working with consumers, Team Clark has developed deep experience with how to get a great deal on a used car.”
Kelley Blue Book
Kelly Blue Book is an essential stop for anyone buying or selling a car, as they oare focused on resources to help you research, price and shop for the car you’ve been looking for. Check out the Tips and Advice when planning to buy a new or used vehicle.
Top Five Red Flags of Used Car Buying
Price-gouging, title-washing, hidden mechanical problems, bogus back-end deals and extended warranty programs are just some of the hazards that a consumer can confront when buying a used car from a less-than-reputable car dealer.
What to Know Before Buying a Used Car
Starting a search of your own? Here’s some used car buying advice…
What’s My Score: Buying a Car
This site helps you to figure out what kind of car you want, how you’ll finance it, how to score a good deal, new or used, buy or lease – and of course, the big question: How much?

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 AAA Exchange (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.”
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. 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 State Gas Prices Map
Online map to showing relative gas prices around the country. Enter a zip code to get a detailed map of gas station prices in your area.
Popular Mechanics: Cars: Hybrid-Electric
Articles and information from Popular Mechanics.
WikiHow: How to Drive Green
“Here are some easy ways to help keep you driving green. Take your time, slow down and stop to smell the roses before global warming makes those roses harder and harder to find.”

Traffic Safety

Car Accident Checklist: The Complete Guide to Handling a Car Accident
If you’re in an accident the situation can be jarring, confusing, and disorienting – regardless of how the accident occurred. It’s important to feel prepared and in control, so here are our tips to handle an accident if it ever happens to you.
Drowsy Driving Facts 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.
Drunk Driving Among Students & Teens – A Resource Guide for Teen Drivers and Their Parents
Information on drunk and impaired driving, suggestions, statistics, and links to related resources.
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.
Post-Accident Checklist
[W]hen you are stressed, it can be hard to remember what to do after a car accident. This checklist guides you through the steps you should take immediately following an auto accident and in the days after.
Road Trip America: 70 Rules of Defensive Driving
An excellent resource wherein an instructor shares wisdom gained from nearly fifteen years of teaching defensive driving and traffic law.
Safe New York
Information from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. is the nation’s premier source of vehicle safety information from the government, serving the public interest.
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.”
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