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A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.
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As of March 1st, the state of Texas is changing the way vehicles are inspected and registered. The DMV is consolidating the number of stickers on your windshield. The new program is called "Two Ste...
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Cars for the Consumer Have you gotten your brakes checked lately?
Do you know the seven signs that your brakes need to be inspected? Check out this article on
When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list. August is Brake Safety Awareness Month, watch for these seven signs indicating your brakes need to be inspected
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The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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They are getting a lot more safety features.
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Cars for the Consumer Own a +Kia Motors America Forte? Please read if your car's affected by this recall.
Kia is on their second recall for 2015, per a report turned over to officials, fires have been linked to the defect. Read more here on the recall.
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Cars for the Consumer State by State (CA) Some important info for those who participate in +Uber and +Lyft services. #carsfortheconsumer #autoklatch
But will Uber suspend drivers for registering as commercial?
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Come next year, Arizona's new driver's license won't get you through the security checkpoint at the airport or into federal buildings that require a
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For the second year in a row, California had the country's highest number of pedestrian fatalities, new statistics indicate.
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Will our beloved dual-exhaust, high-horsepower coupes and sedans be relegated to hobby status over the next 20 years?
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Cars for the Consumer Own one of the following? Then you should read the article below to see if your vehicle has been recalled:
2011-12 Audi S4, S5, Q7, 2012 Audi A6, Touareg Hybrid, and 2012-2013 Audi A7
Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche are recalling about 27,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S.
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Cars for the Consumer Is American-built important to you when buying a new car? You may want to rethink that thought.
Don't make assumptions: Sometimes it's U.S.-built cars from Japanese companies that have the most domestic content. And U.S. content means direct U.S. jobs--at least 1.5 million of them--from a resurgent auto industry.
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  • DigiGo
    Writer - Editorial, 2014 - present
    Generate automotive news and vehicle reviews optimized for SEO and Social Media.
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    Writer - Editorial, 2013 - 2014
    Generate automotive news and vehicle reviews optimized for SEO and Social Media.
  • Fanggle
    Consultant, 2012 - 2013
    Manage blog content and social media of software app and cloud platforms for the automotive, library, nonprofit, and retail segments.
  • Freelancer, 2012
    Blogger, content provider, and reviewer for various industries including auto, "geek" culture, social media, software, and travel. Current provider for,, and
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    Associate Editor, 2006 - 2012
    Generated consumer-oriented automotive content including blog posts, pictures/images, reviews, and opinion pieces. Reviewed cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. Covered auto shows and auto-related events.
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