October 2013

Audi, Volvo and GMC secure spots in Consumer Reports survey top 10

(October 29, 2013) YONKERS, N.Y. — Japanese brands have historically been known for building some of the most reliable vehicles in the world. But Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Auto Reliability rankings show that some other automakers—from Europe and the U.S. — are also capable of building reliable vehicles. Audi, Volvo, and GMC captured three of the top-10 spots in the survey this year.

Kelley Blue Book highlights best lease deals for October

(October 26, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. —  It's officially fall, and time to start thinking about all the money you'll be spending in the upcoming holiday months.  Helping new-car shoppers to avoid breaking the bank, expert editors from Kelley Blue Book, kbb.com have highlighted this month's new-car lease and cash back deals available nationwide from a variety of auto manufacturers.

October auto sales keep pace despite shutdown, says Edmunds

(October 25, 2013) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Edmunds.com forecasts that 1,229,860 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in October for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 15.5 million. The projected sales will be an 8.2 percent increase from September 2013, and a 12.7 percent increase from October 2012.

A good test-drive starts before the car even shifts into gear

(October 24, 2013) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A car shopper can learn just as much on a test-drive when the car is parked as when it's zooming down the road, advises Edmunds.com. In fact, says Edmunds.com Sr. Consumer Advice Editor Philip Reed in his new piece "How to Test-Drive a Car," a quick orientation in the vehicle before you hit the road can answer a lot of your questions.

AAA says prepare your teen for all driving challenges

(October 21, 2013) AURORA, Ill. — As Teen Driver Safety Week kicks off (Oct. 20-26), the American Automobile Association (AAA) reminds parents of the critical role they play to ensure their teen receives supervised driving practice that prepares them for all driving challenges.

Top 10 things many parents don't know about teen driving

(October 18, 2013) ITASCA, Ill. — The most significant threat facing teens is the vehicle sitting in their parents' driveways. Yet, many parents remain under-educated about teen driving safety and the risks new drivers face.

In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 20-26, the National Safety Council today released a comprehensive list of things many parents do not — but need to — know about teen driver safety:

Be safe around your battery

(October 17, 2013) CARSON, Calif. — According to Prevent Blindness America, each year there are roughly 6,000 eye injuries caused from auto batteries.  Timed with October's national Auto Battery Safety Month, the experts at AutoMD.com have compiled a guide for safe jump-starting procedures and installing auto batteries, as well as, how to dispose of and recycle a battery.

Edmunds advises car dealers: Don't neglect mobile strategy

(October 16, 2013) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are changing the way consumers shop for their vehicles, making it critical for dealers to invest in mobile web sites and mobile ads. That's the key message that will be conveyed today by Edmunds.com at the 15th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nev.

Cars.com lists Top Ten Most Improved Cars over the past 15 years

(October 15, 2013) CHICAGO — Cars.com has released a list of its editors' picks for the most improved cars from the past 15 years. The list includes cars that have been substantially redesigned and significantly improved.

Chrysler Brand creates powerful ‘Road to Greatness’ commercial

(October 13, 2013) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Chrysler brand has launched a new television commercial, titled “Road to Greatness,” which will air during Major League Baseball’s American and National League Championship Series, as well as the World Series. The spot features Miguel Cabrera, MLB’s first Triple Crown winner in over 40 years and the reigning American League Most Valuable Player.