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Bounce Back From Pothole Damage

March 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

AAA estimates pothole damage costs U.S. drivers $3 billion in vehicle repairs each year. Minimize their effect on your car and learn how to bounce back after you hit one with this advice from AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul. Slow your Roll The best way to avoid a pothole is to swerve around it, but…

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Coming in 2022: Automatic Braking

March 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Last year, 20 automakers pledged that automatic emergency braking systems would become a standard feature on 99 percent of vehicles in the U.S. car market by 2022. Here’s a closer look at how these systems work and what it means for drivers. What is it? Also known as forward collision mitigation, automatic braking systems are…

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Score a Great Deal on Your Next Car

March 08, 2017. AAA Staff

Buying a car can be exciting, but stressful. Getting a good price will lessen the latter. John Paul, AAA’s Car Doctor, has the following advice to help you get a fair deal on your next purchase. Research the market. The internet is loaded with resources for researching vehicle prices. Websites such as www.nadaguides.com provide price…

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Dr. Travis Stork’s Nissan Pathfinder

February 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Host of the Emmy Award-winning talk show “The Doctors,” Dr. Travis Stork is a board-certified emergency medicine physician passionate about helping others achieve healthier lifestyles. In addition to appearing on season eight of “The Bachelor,” he’s also the New York Times best-selling author of “The Doctor’s Diet” and “The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription…

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Choosing the Right Car Seat

February 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Keeping your little loved ones safe when you drive is a year-round responsibility. Having a high-quality car seat will help ensure that happens. Here’s some advice from AAA Northeast car seat expert Karen Blackburn. Choose the right seat You should get a seat that fits your child and your car. Check the manufacturer’s height and…

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Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Outback

February 08, 2017. AAA Staff

The latest Subaru Outback keeps getting better and more luxurious with a new Touring version. The Outback, which is available in both four- and six-cylinder versions, features more safety equipment, including standard reverse automatic braking and high beam assist. All versions now use a continuously variable automatic transmission. Our test drive was in the Limited…

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Love Your Car? Show It That You Care

February 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Sometimes it’s nice to do things because you care. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, show your car some love with any of these three helpful, but sometimes ignored, preventive maintenance techniques. Set things straight. A properly aligned set of wheels makes your car drive straight and prevents tires from wearing out unevenly. While most…

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4 of the Most Influential Automakers

February 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

If the American automobile industry had its own Mount Rushmore (on the side of a cliff somewhere outside Detroit), the sculptor creating the monument would have plenty of faces from which to choose. Here are four pioneers who fit the bill, whose visions and innovativeness in the automotive sector helped make the car what it…

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Safety Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

January 30, 2017. Roberto Cruz

When the weather is really bad, it’s a good idea to stay home. If you have to drive, here are some things to keep in mind. It takes longer to stop on slick roads. Drive slowly and increase your following distance from three to four seconds to eight to 10 seconds on slippery streets, so…

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Snow and Ice Removal Cheat Sheet

January 21, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Before work, every minute counts. Here’s some advice on how to get snow and ice off your car in a hurry. Make or buy a de-icer spray and use it on the windshield, side windows and mirrors to kick ice clearing into high gear. Use de-icer on the wiper blades and pull them off the glass…

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Buying a New Car

Tips and tricks to get you through every step of buying a new car, whatever “new” means to you.

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