Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Systems that automatically apply the brakes in emergency situations can vary widely in the way they operate, AAA tests show.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Car crashes with animals and those involving multiple autos are more likely in the fall, according to new research from Farmers Insurance.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:35 pm
By Crissinda Ponder ·

A new report ranks America’s places with the worst drivers. Is your city one of them?

Friday, June 06, 2014 12:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Staged car accidents are a nationwide problem, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:04 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Halloween will make roads and sidewalks busier than usual. Follow these tips to avoid auto scares this fright night.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:27 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Driving an SUV or pickup may keep you safer in a car crash, but the damage caused could equal higher insurance rates.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The issue of unintended acceleration has hit the news again and this time it has nothing to do with Toyota cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has begun a preliminary evaluation of the Ford Taurus, 2001-2006, and the Mercury Sable, 2001-2004, after receiving 14 complaints from owners of the cars unexpectedly accelerating.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:36 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Don’t want to hang up and drive your car? The feds are pushing automakers to make sure you do. Numerous studies have shown that drivers are very worried about other drivers causing a car accident because they are distracted by their phone or the array of “infotainment” gadgets in their cars, but they continue to

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The leading cause of death for teens aged 16-19 are car accidents, and it’s long been known that having passengers in the car increases the risk of a car crash, but two new studies explain how they increase crash risk. The pair of studies, from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, or CHOP, and State Farm, were

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Forty percent of drivers polled in a recent Consumer Reports study are delaying key repairs and maintenance on their cars. The nonprofit says that the delay can increase their risk of a safety issue that can lead to a car accident. Ignoring necessary repairs can also result in larger, more costly problems later. Delays in

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