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How to Pick a Rental Car for Your Next Trip

Depending on the reason for your journey, travel is fun, exciting, productive – and sometimes stressful. That's true whether you're enjoying a solo adventure, road tripping with friends or family, or traveling for business. Choosing the right rental car for your trip should never be a problem, and as long as you pay attention to the details, it won't be....

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Connected Cars: Improve Your Driving Experience with the Internet of Things (IoT)

Connected cars are defined as vehicles that have access to the internet and, as a result, can send or receive signals, interact with other vehicles near them, and even sense the physical environment surrounding them. By connecting cars to what they reference as the internet of things (IoT), consumers can enjoy a more personalized, streamlined, and safer driving experience. Experts...

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Batteries Included: Driving an Electric Vehicle for the First Time

In 1918, when Hertz was a brand new rental car business, company inventory consisted of 12 Model-Ts. That was it. A customer walked in and knew precisely the type of car he would drive off the lot. Today, the options are extensive, with something for everyone — including the driver who prefers clean, low-emissions technology. If you've never driven an...

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Turning the Wheels of Technology: Hybrids, Electric Cars, and Eight Other Automotive Technology Breakthroughs

Cars have been around for over a century, but their progression has been incredible. From hoopties to hybrids, buggies to Beemers, these four-wheeled cruisers have come a long way from the earliest horseless carriages. Here are some of the most important automotive discoveries that shaped the industry and produced the high-tech vehicles we know today. Humble Beginnings The very first...

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Life During Wartime: How World War II Changed the Auto Industry

At the dawn of the 1940s, the future of the automotive industry looked bright. The 1930s had seen dramatic innovations both in mechanics and body design, and the cars rolling off the line as the new decade began were both artistic and luxurious. The 1930s had set the stage for a new approach to design, and for the first time,...

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Ride in Style: The Best Accessories for Your Car

Whether you're just running from point A to point B or you're taking a cross-country road trip, you remember the time you spend in your car. Make it comfortable, make it entertaining, make it epic — but don't make it boring. Adding some first-rate car accessories can help you make the most of your time on the road, whether you're...

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Car Buying: Don’t Forget the Interior

There are a lot of things to consider when you're buying a car. Although the vehicle's performance, style, and design often get the most attention, the interior features are just as important. Your comfort largely depends on the interior layout, and there are also indicators within that can alert you to potential problems with the car. Check each of these...

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How the 1990s Changed Car Design

The 1970s and 1980s were a time of rediscovery for the auto industry. New safety and emissions guidelines changed the way cars were built, and designers experimented with various ways to change the overall look of the American automobile. By the end of the 1980s, drivers were tired of the wedge-shaped, boxy cars that focused more on fuel efficiency than...

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Totally Awesome Cars of the ’80s

After a relatively flat decade of car design and sales in the 1970s, the 1980s were a time of renewed enthusiasm. Like the era's pop culture, the best cars of the '80s were often about fun and opulence; about over-the-top dreams and original thinking. Many of the emerging trends were a direct result of what happened in the '70s. Domestic...

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That ’70s (Car) Show: Iconic Cars of an Unforgettable Era

In the 1970s, turbulent and uncertain times led to a diverse and unlikely collection of cars rising to popularity. Sales of foreign cars increased as their quality improved, while the domestic industry wrestled with internal problems that included a 57-day strike at General Motors. It was a decade that brought big changes to the way cars were made and what...

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