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According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, the average customer satisfaction for all new car brands improved by a significant 3.8 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2015. This ends a three-year decline in customer satisfaction and puts the automobile category at the top of ACSI’s customer satisfaction rankings, ahead of TV and video players and credit unions. Even better, the improvements are widespread. Out of 24 companies the ACSI tracked this year,…

Safety is one of the primary concerns of car drivers, and for good reason. More than 32,000 motorists died in car accidents in the latest year for which statistics are available. There are a few things you can do to avoid becoming a statistic, and the first is picking a safe car. These days, that means a car that’s been designed to score well when put to the ultimate test, but also to help drivers…

Thanks to advancements in technology, auto thefts are generally downward. However, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) puts out its Hot Wheels list of the most stolen cars every year with the same vehicles topping the list. The agency released its data for 2015, and some of the vehicles on the list are surprising. In addition to the list, the NICB gives advice in the form of the agency’s four “Layers of Protection” to limit the amount…

Consumer Reports has released its annual list of their favorite 2016 model year vehicles. While these cars fall into several different categories, the magazine determines which are the best based on how they excel in extensive tests, as well as how they rank in reliability, safety and owner satisfaction. So whether you’re shopping for a compact car or a pickup truck, Consumer Reports has provided some generous food for thought with their 10 top picks for the year. Honda Fit…

This year, losing weight is the reigning trend in the car industry. It looks as though shedding pounds and gaining speed were the New Year’s resolutions of each big name car brand this year. While a new car may not mean a new you, it might mean a new driving experience. Major motor companies are stepping up their design game and 2016 is looking to be a stylish year in the car industry. While some…

The initial cost of outright buying a luxury or sports car is only just one piece of the “puzzle” when it comes to the overall cost of owning that car. You then have to factor in accessories, fuel prices, service charges, and of course, insurance. Now obviously some cars cost more money to insure than others, and a few in particular are the most expensive to insure. Based on data and average insurance costs from…