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Stories by Brendan

What You Should Know About Compact and Subcompact Cars

Aug 14, 2015

Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Some small cars (including compacts and subcompacts) have a surprising number of features and capabilities, including sizable cargo space, fuel efficiency, affordability and maneuverability. We spoke to Matt DeLorenzo, Kelley Blue Book managing editor, for a list of features to consider when buying small. But what makes a car a compact or […]

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QUIZ: Are These Car Features Real or Fake?

Aug 12, 2015

The evolution of the car included the evolution of car accessories. Over time, auto manufacturers have offered many options – some for safety, some for entertainment and some for comfort. While you may be familiar with today’s standard car features, there have also been some less ordinary options. Do you think you’re an expert on car accessories? Test […]

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Baby Boomers: 5 Tips To Declutter Your Home In A Stress-Free Way

Aug 04, 2015

No matter how hard we try to avoid it, stuff often piles up. If you have enough space in your home, you might not even notice it — until, that is, you finally do run out of space. Though paring down your belongings can provoke anxiety, it doesn’t have to be that way, says Lisa […]

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Transform Your Car Into a Show Car

Jul 24, 2015

Many car lovers, gear heads and weekend tinkerers spend their free evenings and weekends fixing, improving and tinkering with their cars. Whether you’re restoring a classic car or truck from the 1950s or dressing up your favorite contemporary vehicle, in order to bring it up to show-car level, you’ve got to have plenty of elbow grease and […]

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How to Properly Stock Your Motorcycle Tool Kit

Jul 23, 2015

The warm days of summer bring more opportunities for long motorcycle rides. And when you’re out on the open road, you want to feel prepared for whatever comes your way. Having the right set of tools on hand can help ensure that your bike trip goes as smoothly as possible. So, we’ve compiled a list of […]

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Know the Laws and Etiquette for Parking Your Scooter

Jul 14, 2015

Scooters may be a great alternative to driving a car, as they are more economical, get better gas mileage and require less space to park, says Kelley Blue Book. But, does that mean you can park a scooter anywhere? What are the laws and unwritten rules a scooter driver has to follow when it comes […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Car Cool in Summer

Jul 08, 2015

Is there anything worse than a hot, stuffy car in the summer? You may enjoy spending time outdoors during the summer months, but the heat and sun can make driving around intolerable, as your car may feel like an oven when you get in and take what feels like an eternity to cool down to a […]

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Baby Paperwork Checklist: Keep Track of Your Child’s Important Documents

Jun 18, 2015

If you’re expecting your first child, you’ve probably heard about the mountains of diapers you’ll go through. But have you thought about all the paperwork that comes with a new baby? From birth plans to birth certificates to immunization records, keeping it all organized can be challenging — especially as you bring a new family member into […]

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Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What Are the Differences?

Jun 09, 2015

If you are looking to buy a car and are contemplating which features to get, some may be no-brainers while others you aren’t so sure about. Many vehicles nowadays are available with a window in the roof that may be able to be opened to let in light or fresh air. They can be a […]

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Distracted Driving Tips for Teens: Be a Better Passenger

May 27, 2015

Remember when you were in high school, cruising on a summer night with your friends in tow? With summer just around the corner, your teen is likely looking forward to a similar experience. Today, many states place restrictions on the number and ages of passengers that accompany a new driver. And for good reason: Teen drivers […]

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