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Savvy Consumer Tip: Preparing for a Road Trip

Headed out on a road trip this summer? Watch this video for some tips on how to prepare your car for a long drive.

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The Biggest Auto Recall Ever

Chris Toyota

Chris’ 2003 Toyota was one of millions in a recent recall. Check www.safercar.gov for up-to-date recall information. Photo: American Ratings Corporation (2015)

It’s easy to tune out news about automobile recalls—most aren’t serious, and they usually don’t apply to a vehicle you own. However, my ears perked up when my 2003 Toyota was among millions of cars being recalled. Vehicles of many different makes (Honda, BMW, Subaru, Mazda, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Mitsubishi, Nissan) have Japanese-made airbags that could explode upon impact and injure drivers and passengers with flying shrapnel. That’s pretty scary. I called my local Toyota dealership right away to schedule the “fix” specified in the recall. The free repair was completed with minimal hassle earlier this year. Continue reading “The Biggest Auto Recall Ever” »

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Savvy Consumer Tip: Car Seat Safety

Do you have small children? Watch this video for some helpful tips on making sure they’re safe in their car seats.

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