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Cars & Trucks

CX-9 is Practically Perfect

January 05, 2019. John Lehrer

Mazda’s CX-9, the automaker’s largest crossover sport-utility vehicle, has a multitude of virtues and hardly any shortcomings. No slab-sided SUV, its lines are at once bold, dynamic, understated and refined. Stellar design elements extend to the well-appointed interior, with its good-looking, functional controls. The cabin has a rich feel, approaching entry-level luxury status on the…

AAA

Tow Driver Saves Lives

November 15, 2018. Andrew Sheldon

May 17 started out like any other day in Mike Benson’s life. The owner of Powder Mill Towing & Auto Repair in Parsippany, N.J., was towing a car to Pennsylvania. But as he drove through the Mount Olive section of Interstate 80, everything changed. In front of him, a bus taking fifth-graders on a field…

AAA

NJ Tow Company Owner Recognized for Heroic Response to School Bus Accident

October 17, 2018. Andrew Sheldon

Mike Benson of AAA Preferred Service Provider Powder Mill Towing and Auto Repair received the Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen Award for his life-saving action.

Retirement

401k Rollover: Here’s Exactly What to Do With Your Old Retirement Plan

September 04, 2018. Joanna Cutrara

Switching jobs? Don’t be so quick to try to cash out your old 401k. Learn how a 401k rollover can help you save big.

Auto Insurance

How Does Auto Insurance Fraud Affect Everyone?

August 26, 2018. Nathan Duke

Auto insurance fraud is a serious issue that affects good drivers and bad drivers alike.

Cars & Trucks & Life

Dodge Durango Packs Full-Size Features Into Midsize Model

July 16, 2018. John Paul

The Dodge Durango three-row SUV comes in five trim levels, rear or all-wheel drive, and a V-6 or V-8 engine. My road test was in the high-performance SRT version with a 475-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The cabin of the Durango was comfortable, featuring heated and cooled seats and a heated steering wheel. Combined with a…

Cars & Trucks

What Difference Does a Drivetrain Make?

January 15, 2018. Roberto Cruz

Four-wheel drive. All-wheel drive. What does it all mean? Is either one worth the money? Here’s a brief explanation of what each type of drivetrain can do with a good set of tires. Front-Wheel Drive Most sedans have front-wheel drive because it’s cheaper to design and build. In this system, engine power is transferred to…

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: 2017 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

September 01, 2017. AAA Staff

There are pickup trucks and then there are pickup trucks. The 2017 Toyota Tundra is a big and brawny truck with a surprisingly luxurious side. With a starting price of $30,120, this full-size pickup looks and feels as if it could eat smaller ones for breakfast, especially in its four-wheel drive, longer configurations. As with…

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

July 01, 2017. AAA Staff

After 60 years on sale in the U.S., the Nissan Pathfinder is one of the true pioneers in the SUV world. While it may be a “senior” in the segment, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is no slow-moving, muumuu-wearing granny. It’s a hot, single grandma whose hobbies include competitive country dancing and backpacking. The Pathfinder received…

Cars & Trucks

Keep an Eye on These 3 Car Parts As Your Car Ages

May 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Even the most reliable cars depreciate over time. Here are three parts to keep an eye on as your car ages. Water Pump This part circulates coolant throughout the engine to prevent overheating. It’s a moving part, so it’s prone to wear and tear; in this case, leaky seals, bad bearings and issues with the…