How Technology Makes You a Better Driver, and a Safer Driver Too

How Technology Makes You a Better Driver, and a Safer Driver Too
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“First thing I do when I get in my car is turn off the stability control and traction control”. Many of us have heard someone, at some point, utter this. Or maybe we ourselves are the guilty party. When asked why it was turned it off, the typical response is along the lines of “’cause… Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is Stability Control?

Under the Hood: What is Stability Control?
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AutoGuide’s last installment of “Under the Hood” investigated traction control; today it’s time to look at another safety feature. This one has nothing to do with gripping the road and everything to do with keeping your vehicle shiny-side up. Continue Reading...

Should You Buy a Car With All-Wheel Drive?

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Should You Buy a Car With All-Wheel Drive?
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It’s every driver’s nightmare to lose grip in slippery conditions, but is that a good enough reason to buy a new car with all-wheel drive? Continue Reading...

2012 Buick LaCrosse Recalled For Improperly Calibrated ESC

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2012 Buick LaCrosse Recalled For Improperly Calibrated ESC
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for 4,077 Buick LaCrosse sedans after finding issues pertaining to the electronic stability control system. The issue only pertains to 2012 model year cars, built between June 9 and July 2. According to the recall notice, “The StabiliTrak system has an incorrect calibration that may… Continue Reading...

Ford Shows 2012 Explorer’s Curve Control, Styling Remains A Mystery

Ford Shows 2012 Explorer’s Curve Control, Styling Remains A Mystery
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Ford‘s new Curve Control system is arguably a bigger competitive advantage for the 2012 Explorer than the crossover’s new sheet metal, but for some reason, the Blue Oval was happy to demonstrate their new technology while covering the exterior of the car in black material. Essentially, Curve Control is an extra layer of protection on… Continue Reading...

ACURA: The Safest Name in the Auto Industry

ACURA: The Safest Name in the Auto Industry
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No manufacturer has ever received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Top Safety Pick rating for every car it produces… until now. With a top crash rating for the new 2009 TL, all five Acura cars and SUVs (including the RL, TL, TSX, MDX and RDX) carry the prestigious Top Safety Pick rating. To… Continue Reading...