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Car manufacturers with the highest overall fuel economy in 2023

The General examined EPA data to see which car manufacturers had the highest overall fuel economy in 2023 and how it's changed over time. 
Electrify Your Ride with Award-Winning EVs and Hybrids
(BPT) - The future of automotive is electric, but if you’re not ready for all-electric vehicles, there are several hybrid models available to help ease you into electrification. Kia America …
New York Auto Show Features the Latest in Automotive
(BPT) - The New York International Auto Show highlighted all the latest in the world of automotive. Kia unveiled the all new 2025 Kia K4, which is elevating the compact sedan with more room, …
Leading Automotive Brand Celebrates Industry Success
(BPT) - 2023 was immensely successful for Kia, as the auto maker introduced six new or refreshed models, grew overall market share, and captured new audience consideration for the company’s …
Experts say viewing your car as an investment can improve your finances
(BPT) - In these inflationary times, the cost of owning a car seems to increase on a daily basis. The price of buying a car is growing, and so is the cost of operating one. We all want personal …
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the (Re)Making of Lowrider Magazine
(BPT) - Lowrider cars have been a rich symbol of empowerment and a unique form of artistic expression for those within the lowriding community. Much of this culture was highlighted for more than 40 …
3 ways the automotive aftermarket can tackle growing challenges
(BPT) - The world of online commerce has provided more options for businesses and consumers. For the automotive aftermarket industry, it has allowed retailers to source tires, parts, and services …

When does car insurance cover hail damage?

Cheap Insurance explains when auto coverage for hail damage kicks in and how to file a claim.

Hybrid cars are popular among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. But electric and gas-powered vehicles get mixed approval

Way.com surveyed 1,000 customers across the country see how electric vehicle popularity split among political parties.

The 5 most exciting cars of 2024, according to Edmunds

Edmunds presents the five cars that consumers will be looking forward to drive in 2024.

Charging toward net zero: The environmental factors electric vehicles don't fix

CoPilot analyzed academic studies and federal and news sources to illustrate America's uphill battle to electrify vehicles.

Even hands-free, phones and their apps cause dangerously distracted driving

Do you ever use your cellphone while driving? Don’t feel too guilty about saying yes – nearly 60% of drivers admit to using their phone in hands-free mode while driving. …

Why aren’t there solar-powered cars?

Solar cars exist. The best place to see them is the World Solar Challenge, a race that’s held every two years in Australia. Competitors have to drive about 1,870 miles (3,000 kilometers), from Darwin on the country’s north coast to Adelaide on its south coast, using only energy from the Sun. ...

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Which states have the most failing bridges?
Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian Law analyzed records of more than 600,000 bridges throughout the country to find which states have the most that are in need of repair or replacement.
Americans' love of trucks is offsetting overall vehicle efficiency gains
The General used data from the Environmental Protection Agency to see how cars and trucks have become more efficient over time.
The 5 most and least reliable cars in the US, according to car owners
Way.com uses data from Consumer Reports to discuss the most reliable and unreliable cars in the U.S. as of December 2023.
Bestselling cars in the US
To take a closer look at the auto market, Cheap Insurance compiled a ranking of the bestselling cars in the U.S. using 2023 data from Edmunds.
Speed bumps don't work: New approaches challenge long-held beliefs about slowing traffic and increasing safety
Cheap Insurance examines the consequences of speed bumps, analyzes their effectiveness, and explores new approaches to traffic calming.

K&L Auto and Diesel Repairs, LLC

The company is based out of Manassas, VA, and performs maintenance needs onsite for businesses with a focus on commercial diesel trucks.

Anita Sadlack, State Farm Donate $2K to Local Children's Charity Boxes of Basics

Anita Sadlack of State Farm (in red) donates $2,000 along with State Farm to Boxes of Basics.

Boxes of Basics is an independent nonprofit that provides local children in need with an entire seasonal wardrobe of new or gently used clothing.

OmniRide, Keep Prince William Beautiful Unveil Bus Stop Beautification Project

Dale Blvd. & Minnieville
(in front of Giant shopping center)
Artist: Amanda Griffith

OmniRide, Keep Prince William Beautiful and other community partners unveiled a Bus Stop Beautification Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of OmniRide’s bus stops, Wednesday.

‘Rush is Never Worth the risk,’ says Mother of Daughter Struck, Killed by Truck

Motorized scooters are allowed in bicycle lanes.

October is National Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month. September was Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Month in Virginia. Fatal accidents and injuries involving road users increased last year, according to traffic crash facts from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Has Traffic on I-66 Improved Since New Express Lanes Opened, According to Your Experience?

Typical Cross Section of Future I-66 showing three general-use lanes and two express lanes for Eastbound and Westbound roads.

Has traffic on I-66 improved or worsened your commute during peak hours since the new HOV3 Express Lanes opened? 

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Post-pandemic car pricing remains high, but shifts in the market may bring prices down in 2024

CoPilot compares current used car prices to the replacement cost of a comparable new car and finds rising prices.

San Francisco's burning question: Are we ready for Waymo Google cars?

After an incident with one of Google's driverless vehicles in San Francisco, Way.com explores whether the city is ready to adopt these vehicles for service.

The deadliest intersections in America, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The law firm of Piasta Walker Hagenbush LLC analyzed more than 18 years of crash reporting data from NHTSA's Fatality Analysis Reporting System to identify the deadliest intersection in the US.

Is gap insurance worth it to pay off your auto loan when your car is totaled?

Edmunds offers a guide to gap insurance and addresses the question of when and why it may be worth getting.

Are vehicle touchscreens safe or a distraction?

Cheap Insurance explores the complex relationship between in-vehicle touchscreens, driver focus, and the potential consequences for both your safety and your chances to find cheaper car insurance.

The role of dashcams in vehicle accidents and their effect on your car insurance

Cheap Insurance looks into the role of vehicle onboard dashcams in legal proceedings, including traffic court cases, accident lawsuits, and car insurance rates.

Experian looked at its anonymized credit data to observe recent trends in auto financing and analyze how those trends may continue to affect car buyers in 2024.

Experian looked at its anonymized credit data to observe recent trends in auto financing and analyze how those trends may continue to affect car buyers in 2024.
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