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.
DriverSide
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 Times: Automobiles
Auto industry in the news.

Car Buying

7 tactics car salesmen hope you don’t know
Sales pros have their own strategies — some so common they have names, like “the porcupine close” and “the Ben Franklin.” Recognize these gambits and you stand a better chance of getting what you want.
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.
Edmunds.com
Find reviews by make and model for new and used cars. Includes a section with helpful Car Buying Tips & Advice.
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.
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
Cars.com provides an archives of their [m]ost popular articles by category from our car-care experts.
Keep Your Ride Rolling: Tips for a Longer Lasting Car
Here you have a choice: Either spend money on a new car every few years or keep your current car running great and looking sharp. If you decide to go the latter route, follow these 10 tips to help keep your ride rolling. From AutoTrader.com.
Repair Pal – Car Care Advice
Learn the basics of car repair and maintenence – from dashboard warning lights to DIY repair guides.

Driving Skills & 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.
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
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s highways. Studies, statistics, brochures, vehicle ratings, videos.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
News, tips, safety reports, statistics, and more.
New York State Driver’s Manual & Practice Tests
Essential study for anyone planning to get their New York license.
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 Sign Flashcards
Practice and see if you can identify them all.
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 to help keep you from being one of America’s annual traffic statistics.
Safe New York
Information from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
SaferCar.gov
Safercar.gov is the nation’s premier source of vehicle safety information from the government, serving the public interest.
TeenDriving.com
Hundreds of safe driving and defensive driving tips from buying a used car or a new car to driving in traffic, driving around school–even tips on parallel parking, buying auto insurance and picking an online driving course…
Traffic Accident Apps to Have on Your Phone
The following five applications are helpful resources that you might consider downloading to your phone to help you if you’re ever involved in an accident.

Fuel Economy, Green Driving

Cost to Drive.com
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.gov: Green Vehicle Guide
Explaining Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
What you drive, how you drive, and what fuel you use can impact both the environment and your pocketbook.
FuelEconomy.gov
www.fueleconomy.gov 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.
GasBuddy
Find the Best Gas Prices and everything else you need to fuel your journey. Includes gas estimator and trip cost calculator.
How Green Are Electric Cars?
Multiple studies have found that electric cars are more efficient, and therefore responsible for less greenhouse gas and other emissions than cars powered solely by internal combustion engines.
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
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