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Car Design Trends Influenced by the Sea

Car designers have been known to feed on inspiration from some unusual sources. Airplanes, stiletto heels, and, of course, James Bond have all allegedly inspired beautiful cars. For some designers, the best inspiration lurks just below the water’s surface. Believe it or not, fish have inspired much more than the tailfins iconic to a 1950’s […]

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Road Rookies: Teen Driving Tips To Keep Them Safe

It happened. Your little one grew up. Hard to believe, right? Feels like the “diaper days” were only yesterday. And since kids don’t stay young forever, adulthood commences at the terrifying moment your passengers become…drivers. But before they do, parents still hold the cards. In this case, the keys. Here’s some extremely important advice if […]

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Road Trip Apps: Use Your Smartphone to Plan a Tech-Savvy Road Trip

When the craving for adventure hits, there is no greater cure than a spontaneous road trip. If you’re itching to hit the road without an itinerary, grab your smartphone (and maybe a change of clothes). Below are some of our favorite mobile apps that will help turn your smartphone into the ultimate copilot. Navigation Reliable […]

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Family Auto Insurance: Why Nest-Dwellers Are Doing it Right

More than a quarter of young adults currently live at home with their parents. And this type of living arrangement has been modestly on the rise since our last recession. Many in this group reluctantly stayed, or moved back, home during tough economic times, but now are warming up to the idea. They don’t want […]

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Crossing Over: Types of Bridges and Where to Find Them

Traveling across America by car offers drivers many things to break up the boredom. Along the country’s many roads are important pieces of infrastructure worthy of our admiration and joy – although we sometimes cross over them without giving them a second thought. There’s an argument that in the midst of truly stunning engineering marvels, […]

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Car Cleaning Tips: How to Get and Keep Your Car Clean This Spring

Many of us live a significant portion of our lives in the car, so we might as well consider it a mobile living room. Except it’s a living room that comes in constant contact with the germs and grit of the outside world. When considered as an extension of your home, you’d hope it would […]

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Road Safety Improvements That Changed the Way We Drive

When cars were new and novel, safety wasn’t even an afterthought. Thankfully, this is something people sought to change. But like any other advancement, it took time, trial and error. As cars improved their safety features, roads remained quite hazardous. Let’s drive back in time to recall significant safety improvements many take for granted. Bumps […]

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Self-Driving Cars: Driverless Car Technology is Hitting the Road

Change is a-comin’. Driving right at us. Or, it’s cruising, actually, at a perfectly efficient speed to our location. The car pulls up and you get in, but the driver’s seat is empty. Or, there really isn’t a driver’s seat. This dream of science fiction is soon to be a reality: enter the self-driving vehicle. […]

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Auto Financing Options: How to Finance with your Dealer and Ally

In order to buy or lease a vehicle with Ally, first you’ll need to visit your local dealership. Once you’ve found the right vehicle, you will need to decide whether buying or leasing a car is right for you. Your next move will be to negotiate the transaction details with your dealer. There are a […]

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Riding Into the Future: New Car Features for Passengers

We love cars. And we love driving. But even if it’s only for one blog, let’s put drivers in the backseat. Together, let’s look to a future beyond cup holders and heated seats. Here are our favorite passenger-centric car advancements from the last few years. Headrests Cars were first built with drivers in mind and […]