by Lori Straus Perhaps the biggest headache in winter next to an increased chance for an accident is clearing snow. Clearing sidewalks is bad enough, but if you have a garage that’s clean enough to store your car in, that leaves your driveway fully exposed to the next dump of snow. A plow on your... Read More.
By Lori Straus When I was a kid, my only genuine memory of camping is constantly looking out the back window to make sure our camper was still attached to the car. If I’m ever driving along in a vehicle that’s towing something, I still get heart palpitations. If only I’d written this blog post... Read More.
2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Report on Trucks & SUVs. Every year, the auto industry research analysts at J.D. Power poll new-vehicle buyers to find out how happy they were with their purchases during the first 90 days of ownership.... Read More.
The growth of those full-size trucks has created a market for smaller, less-expensive pickups that can still do a lot of work. Manufacturers have stepped up with a new generation of mid-size pickups that boast strong, refined performance. Many of those recent mid-size models now have a few years under their belts, so it’s a good time to go over what to watch for in the used market.... Read More.
Now it’s Ford’s turn, with a reborn Ranger, a name that disappeared from the pickup segment in 2012. What was last sold as a basic compact is back as a mid-size promising more refinement, performance, and capability.... Read More.
In the most basic sense, vehicles with four-wheel drive (4WD or 4×4) have a lot in common with the average family car. Obviously, there’s an engine, and a transmission and drive shafts to get its power to the ground. But if your aim is ford streams and drive over rocks, you’re going to need something more rugged than the sedan you drive to work.... Read More.