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Patrick Olsen

Patrick Olsen

Patrick Olsen is the Editor-in-Chief of

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Winter Driving: Must-Haves, Nice-to-Haves, Don’t-Needs

Dec 9, 2013

The snowflakes are already flying in some parts of the country, and that means that winter, dreaded winter, is just around the corner. If you live in a place where snow is a frequent occurrence, you should pay attention: What are the best features in new cars that you shouldn’t venture outside without, which ones […]

Behind the Scenes: Chicago Auto Show

Feb 15, 2013

It’s the largest auto show in North America — and it’s going on this week! The 105th Chicago Auto Show features more than a million square feet of the latest and greatest in the auto industry. took an inside peek at the setup for this year’s show. The time-lapse video below shows the eight-day […]

Car Financing: Be Prepared Before You Visit the Dealer

Sep 20, 2011

You know what car you want and you’re ready to visit the dealer. The best way to make this work out for you is to have all of your information and game plan set before you step out the door. Shoppers should know as many of the following points as possible before visiting dealerships, starting […]

First-Time Drivers Can Get Safety and Fun for Under $20,000

Aug 3, 2011

Putting their young driver into a new car creates all kinds of concerns for many parents. How safe is the car? How much is gas going to cost? What happens if the car breaks down? For young drivers, the concerns focus on technology and cost. Can I use my phone and MP3 player with the […]