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Category: Car Sense

How Long Can Your Car Sit Without Driving It?

Sometimes life can be unpredictable. And you may find yourself in a situation where your car — which used to take you back and forth to work every day — is left sitting in the garage. Whether you’re working from home, following social distancing guidelines or storing your convertible for the winter, parking a car for long periods of time can take a toll on...

How Does Automatic Emergency Braking Work?

There’s no question that technology is transforming the auto industry. While we’re still a few years away from being able to buy a fully self-driving car off a dealer lot, advancements in automation and driver assistance technologies have made new vehicles smarter—and safer—than ever before. And there’s one safety feature in particular that’s been generating a lot of discussion lately: automatic emergency braking (AEB). It’s...

How Many Miles Can a Car Last?

What is considered high-mileage? Typically, putting 12,000 to 15,000 miles on your car per year is viewed as “average.” A car that is driven more than that is considered high-mileage. With proper maintenance, cars can have a life expectancy of about 200,000 miles. But whether you reach that in two years or 10 years, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your vehicle’s life....

Fast Fix: How to Defog Your Windshield

Maintaining good visibility is one of the most important elements of safe driving. That means paying extra-close attention to your windshield by replacing worn wipers to combat rainstorms and clearing away ice and snow in the winter. But there’s one more windshield-related problem that can appear in an instant: fog. Depending on the weather conditions, it’s possible for your entire windshield to become foggy in...

A Parent's Guide to Car Seats

Type “car seat” into any search engine and you’ll end up with more results than you know what to do with. With a myriad of options for brands, styles, prices and colors, where do you start? And what’s the best one for your child right now? We’re here to help as we break down what you need to know when shopping for your first (or...