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"My car makes me happy."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Emily At Homestead Stacks

“I hope my children get to drive this car.” – Emily and her Mini Cooper

04/02/2012

"A bird in its nest is worth two in the hand."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Nonie At Frick Park

“I got my car two weeks before I adopted my daughter and they were both life-changing events.” – Nonie and her Toyota Prius

03/26/2012

"I always use good posture when I drive."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Peter At Frick Mansion

“My car is my home away from home.” – Peter and his Toyota Scion

03/19/2012

"I hate driving downtown because people walk wherever they want."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Ashley At Carnegie Free Library

“Other cars may be newer or better looking, but I like this one because it’s mine.” – Ashley and her Chevrolet Cavalier

03/05/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-Test Drive: 2012 Cadillac SRX AWD Performance Collection

That’s a Cadillac? That’s what I heard more than once as I drove Caddy’s updated SRX through the streets of Pittsburgh. The muscular lines and little styling touches are attracting the luxury crossover buyers in […]

11/10/2011

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Warning: Pumping Gas Can Be Seriously Bad For Your Health

We all know that exhaust fumes do bad things to us and our planet, and that gasoline fumes contain carcinogens, but the biggest risk to your health might come from the gas pump itself, not […]

11/04/2011

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As Car Sales Increase, Bargains Will Likely Be Harder To Find

Thanks in part to record incentives, car sales in the United States are up, but that brings with it both good news and bad news. First the good news: consumers don’t spend money on things […]

11/04/2011

Drunk driver

Alcohol Anklets To Help Stop Hard Core Drunk Drivers

While alcohol-related fatalities are a frighteningly real statistic, the fact is that ignition interlock devices used as a preventive measure to keep hard core drunk drivers (HCDDs) from killing or seriously injuring others isn’t failsafe. […]

10/27/2011

Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips For Parents, Kids And Drivers

Children across America are begging their parents for the latest Trick or Treat costume in preparation for the annual Halloween event. While it’s easy to get caught up in the fun, it’s even more important […]

10/27/2011

2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid

Nissan Building Plug-in Hybrid For 2015, 1.5 Million Electric Cars By 2017

It might be celebrating a global total of 15,000 all-electric Nissan Leafs since the model was launched last year, but Nissan isn’t planning to keep its plug-in technology inside pure electric cars, it has revealed […]

10/27/2011

The 10 millionth mid-size car was a Misano Red 2012 Audi S4

Audi Celebrates Building 10 Million A4 And 80 Mid-Size Cars

Coinciding with the reveal of its facelifted 2013 Audi A4 range, the automaker from Ingolstadt has announced that it’s reached a new milestone concerning its popular mid-size model. Factoring in the original four generations of […]

10/27/2011

First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Why Offer Electric Cars? Because They Sell More Gasoline Cars

Amidst supposedly slow sales–actually limited mostly by low production–one benefit to automakers of offering electric cars has nothing to do with cars that plug in. Not only do electric cars attract radically different buyers to […]

10/14/2011

2011 RAC Green Grand Prix Winner Scott Penny

Green Grand Prix Winner Proves Anyone Can Get Great Gas Mileage

Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, normally rings to the sound of heavily tuned race-cars and squealing tires in almost continual gluttonous praise of gasoline, but yesterday it hosted a different type of […]

10/14/2011

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Event Aims To Educate Drivers About Alternate Fuel

The Pittsburgh Chapter of Clean Cities is working to educate consumers about the different ways to fuel vehicles by bringing together providers, manufacturers and educators for an alternative fuel show-and-tell.

10/07/2011

Texting while driving

Distracted Driving: AAA Says Drivers Don’t Practice What They Preach

Over the summer, AAA conducted its fourth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, and while the study’s findings are alarming, they shouldn’t surprise anyone. That’s because while many of us talk the talk about distracted driving, […]

10/07/2011

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