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  • Auto

    Car thieves can intercept the signal from your key fob

    Car thieves can intercept the signal from your key fob

    AAA says thieves are using radio transmitters to intercept the signal between a person's remote lock and their car so they can get in.
    Do you listen for that familiar "beep, beep" to know your car is safely locked? America Now has uncovered a trend in auto theft that will make you think twice before clicking!
  • Auto

    What to do if your car is disabled

    What to do if your car is disabled

    88 feet is the amount of distance you travel on the highway each second and that can make it even more deadly and dangerous to change a tire on the side of the highway.
    88 feet is the amount of distance you travel on the highway each second and that can make it even more deadly and dangerous to change a tire on the side of the highway.
  • Family

    Aging drivers could pose risk to themselves and others

    Aging drivers could pose risk to themselves and others

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-08-19 09:00:28 GMT
    How does an adult child know when it's time to take the car keys away from a parent who isn't capable of safely driving anymore? We'll show you the warning signs to look for.
    How does an adult child know when it's time to take the car keys away from a parent who isn't capable of safely driving anymore? We'll show you the warning signs to look for.
  • Auto

    Extended warranties for vehicles

    Extended warranties for vehicles

    Even though manufacturer warranties are generally more expensive, they're recommended over third-party warranties for several reasons.
    Extended vehicle warranties fall into two classes: manufacturer or factory warranties and third-party warranties. Even though manufacturer warranties are generally more expensive, they're recommended over third-party warranties for several reasons.
  • Singing behind the wheel could be dangerous

    Singing behind the wheel dangerous

    Would you be surprised if we told you your favorite song can be dangerous? A recent Australian study finds singing while driving may be putting you at risk.
    Would you be surprised if we told you your favorite song can be dangerous? A recent Australian study finds singing while driving may be putting you at risk.
  • Auto

    Using your senses to keep your vehicle in tip top shape

    Using your senses to keep your vehicle in tip top shape

    According to the Federal Highway Administration, on average a driver will pass 13,000 miles to their odometer in one year.  That means it will take you about 15 years to reach 200,000 miles.
    According to the Federal Highway Administration, on average a driver will pass 13,000 miles to their odometer in one year.  That means it will take you about 15 years to reach 200,000 miles.
  • ProductTest

    No Touch Tire Care: Does it Work?

    No Touch Tire Care: Does it Work?

    No Touch Tire Care claims it "cleans, shines, protects…No Wiping, No Rubbing, No Mess." But does it work?
    No Touch Tire Care claims it "cleans, shines, protects…No Wiping, No Rubbing, No Mess." But does it work?
  • Safety

    How to avoid skidding on a wet road

    How to avoid skidding on a wet road

    Law enforcement are using a new tool in the fight against hydroplaning. Please are using a wet-pad to teach future officers to handle hydroplaning.
    Law enforcement are using a new tool in the fight against hydroplaning. Please are using a wet-pad to teach future officers to handle hydroplaning.
  • Warning signs that your brakes need attention

    Warning signs that your brakes need attention

    When it comes to car maintenance, it's easy to let a lot of things slide. But if you neglect your brakes, you're putting yourself and others at risk.
    When it comes to car maintenance, it's easy to let a lot of things slide. But if you neglect your brakes, you're putting yourself and others at risk.
  • Do you know your car's service milestones?

    Do you know your car's service milestones?

    Our auto expert, Steve Strope is here with some advice for maximizing the value of one of your most important assets.
    Our auto expert, Steve Strope is here with some advice for maximizing the value of one of your most important assets.
  • Hybrid or Electric: What's the difference?

    Hybrid or Electric: What's the difference?

    Recent data from the U.S. Energy and Information Administration reveals we consume nearly 367 million gallons of gasoline each day. So, could a hybrid or electric vehicle help cut those costs?
    Recent data from the United States Energy and Information Administration reveals we consume nearly 367 million gallons of gasoline each day. So, could a hybrid or electric vehicle help cut those costs?
  • Auto Expert: How to replace a car fuse

    Auto Expert: How to replace a car fuse

    Here is a way to cut down on car maintenance costs: Knowing how to change a blown fuse yourself instead of going to a repair shop can really save money!
    Here is a way to cut down on car maintenance costs: Knowing how to change a blown fuse yourself instead of going to a repair shop can really save money!
  • How safe are your tires?

    How safe are your tires?

    Driving around on worn out tires can lead to accidents, making it dangerous both for you and other people on the road. Check out these tire tips that could save your life.
    Driving around on worn out tires can lead to accidents, making it dangerous both for you and other people on the road. Check out these tire tips that could save your life.
  • Ready for an RV vacation?

    Ready for an RV vacation?

    Recent research shows nearly nine million American households own recreational vehicles. Could the RV lifestyle be right for you?
    Recent research shows nearly nine million American households own recreational vehicles. Could the RV lifestyle be right for you? 
  • Heavy keychains can damage your ignition

    Heavy keychains can damage your ignition

    You won't believe what kind of damage a heavy keychain can do to your car.
    You won't believe what kind of damage a heavy keychain can do to your car.
  • Confused by "the cloud?"

    Making sense of data in "the cloud"

    It seems as if we have a scrapbook of our lives trapped on our phones, tablets and computers.  Messages from loved ones, important projects, pictures, and videos.  Those moments are irreplaceable.
    It seems as if we have a scrapbook of our lives trapped on our phones, tablets and computers.  Messages from loved ones, important projects, pictures, and videos. Those moments are irreplaceable.  So, how do you keep a copy of your precious digital files?
  • How to replace a headlight

    How to replace a headlight

    In most states, it's illegal to drive with a burned-out headlight -- not to mention unsafe! Steve Strope shows how to change it out.
    In most states, it's illegal to drive with a burned-out headlight -- not to mention unsafe! Steve Strope shows how to change it out.
  • Forget the "pickup man" - women just want the pickup

    Forget the "pickup man" - women just want the pickup

    Women have become the driving force for the U.S. automotive industry. Recent marketing statistics say they buy 60% of all new cars and trucks!
    Women have become the driving force for the U.S. automotive industry. Recent marketing statistics say they buy 60% of all new cars and trucks!
  • How to change your car battery

    How to change your car battery

    Our auto expert, Steve Strope explains the right way to change a car battery so we can save money and stay safe at the same time!
    Lots of people like to handle routine car repairs on their own, but changing your car battery can be dangerous! Auto Expert Steve Strope explains the right way to change a car battery so you can save money and stay safe at the same time!
  • Tech

    Hit & run generates Facebook movement

    Hit & run generates Facebook movement

    Social media is bringing new hope to victims of hit and run accidents. When one guilty driver vanished into thin air, it gave his victim the idea to go online.
    Social media is bringing new hope to victims of hit and run accidents. When one guilty driver vanished into thin air, it gave his victim the idea to go online.
  • The most dangerous driving error is not using your turn signal

    The most dangerous driving error is not using your turn signal

    It's one of the things drivers often forget when on the road -- and it causes more accidents than distracted driving!
    It's one of the things drivers often forget when on the road -- and it's not distracted driving!
  • Auto

    Defensive Driving: Avoiding motorcycle fatalities

    Defensive Driving: Avoiding motorcycle fatalities

    There has been a recent and disturbing spike in motorcyclist fatalities nationwide and it's a deadly trend experts say is expected to continue.
    There has been a recent and disturbing spike in motorcyclist fatalities nationwide and it's a deadly trend experts say is expected to continue.
  • Safety

    New device could prevent catalytic converter thefts

    New device could prevent catalytic converter thefts

    Imagine trying to start your car or truck, and realizing it won't start because a thief ripped off the catalytic converter?
    Imagine trying to start your car or truck, and realizing it won't start because a thief ripped off the catalytic converter?
  • Auto

    What to do if you're involved in a hit and run accident

    What to do if you're involved in a hit and run accident

    Law enforcement agencies across the country are reporting an increase in hit and run accidents - more and more drivers are simply fleeing the scene. Here are some must know tips to keep everyone safe.
    Law enforcement agencies across the country are reporting an increase in hit and run accidents - more and more drivers are simply fleeing the scene. Here are some must know tips to keep everyone safe.
  • What you need to consider before buying a truck

    What you need to consider before buying a truck

    Did you know the best selling vehicle in America isn't a car? It's a truck! Our auto expert Steve Strope reveals why America loves its trucks and what you should know before you buy one.
    Did you know the best selling vehicle in America isn't a car? It's a truck! Our auto expert Steve Strope reveals why America loves its trucks and what you should know before you buy one.
  • Reducing your chances of getting a ticket

    Reducing your chances of getting a ticket

    Did you know there are ways to reduce your chances of getting a ticket when you're pulled over by the police?
    Did you know there are ways to reduce your chances of getting a ticket when you're pulled over by the police?
  • What to do after a car accident

    What to do after a car accident

    Do you know what to do in the moments immediately following a car accident? Even the most experience driver can get shaken up, but this checklist will help you keep your cool.
    Do you know what to do in the moments immediately following a car accident? Even the most experience driver can get shaken up, but this checklist will help you keep your cool.
  • Auto

    Things to look & listen for on a test drive

    Things to look & listen for on a test drive

    If you're in the market for a Ferrari or just something to go get groceries with, first impressions count. But falling in love with a new beauty too soon may not lead to a long, happy relationship.
    If you're in the market for a Ferrari or just something to go get groceries with, first impressions count. But falling in love with a new beauty too soon may not lead to a long, happy relationship.
  • Auto

    Automaker refusing to fix woman's car after airbags deploy while she is driving

    Automaker refusing to fix woman's car after airbags deploy while she is driving

    There's not a single scratch on her SUV but a bizarre accident leaves a woman's vehicle a safety hazard.
    There's not a single scratch on her SUV but a bizarre accident leaves a woman's vehicle a safety hazard.
  • Auto

    New innovations in the comfort and technology of trucks

    New innovations in the comfort and technology of trucks

    There is no doubt about it, Americas love their trucks. For over 30 years, the pickup has held the #1 spot as the best-selling vehicle in America.
    There is no doubt about it, Americas love their trucks. For over 30 years, the pickup has held the #1 spot as the best-selling vehicle in America.
  • Put the 'fun' in fundraising with pedal cars

    Put the 'fun' in fundraising with pedal cars

    Drumming up dollars for schools and other community groups can be really tedious, but we found an idea for fundraising that's also fun!
    Drumming up dollars for schools and other community groups can be really tedious, but we found an idea for fundraising that's also fun!
  • FTC cracking down on car advertisements

    FTC cracking down on car advertisements

    The Federal Trade Commission has ordered several car dealers to stop running ads it called misleading.
    The Federal Trade Commission has ordered several car dealers to stop running ads it called misleading.
  • Tips on buying a used car

    Tips on buying a used car

    Buying a used car always comes with risk, especially if you're buying from a private party.
    Buying a used car always comes with risk, especially if you're buying from a private party.
  • Safety

    How avoid a head collision

    How avoid a head collision

    The Ohio State Patrol says head on collisions are on the increase. They say if you find yourself behind the wheel and see a wrong way driver, your best chance of survival is defensive driving.
    The Ohio State Patrol says head on collisions are on the increase. They say if you find yourself behind the wheel and see a wrong way driver, your best chance of survival is defensive driving.
  • Consumer

    How old are your tires?

    How old are your tires?

    Your tires may be the most important pieces of safety equipment on your vehicle. If they're not in good condition, you're just waiting for an accident to happen.
    Your tires may be the most important pieces of safety equipment on your vehicle. If they're not in good condition, you're just waiting for an accident to happen.
  • Tips to restore a classic car

    Tips to restore a classic car

    America's had a love affair with the automobile ever since Henry Ford began rolling cars off the assembly line.
    America's had a love affair with the automobile ever since Henry Ford began rolling cars off the assembly line.
  • The cost of speeding

    The cost of speeding

    According to the National Highway Safety Administration, most passenger cars and light trucks guzzle 50% more fuel when traveling at 75 mph than at 55 mph, but that's not the worst of it.
    According to the National Highway Safety Administration, most passenger cars and light trucks guzzle 50% more fuel when traveling at 75 mph than at 55 mph, but that's not the worst of it.
  • Safety

    What to do if you're caught in a high-speed chase

    What to do if you're caught in a high-speed chase

    Would you know what to do if a high-speed chase erupted around you? Many motorists panic or speed up to get out of the way, but police suggest another tactic.
    Would you know what to do if a high-speed chase erupted around you? Many motorists panic or speed up to get out of the way, but police suggest another tactic.
  • Students build prostheses and equipment for charity

    Students build prostheses and equipment for charity

    Students in Brian Copes' technology and engineering class at an Alabama high school have spent years competing and winning with vehicles they built themselves. But this time, they are working for a much higher cause.
    Students in Brian Copes' technology and engineering class at an Alabama high school have spent years competing and winning with vehicles they built themselves. But this time, they are working for a much higher cause.
  • ScamAlert

    Misleading car advertisements

    Misleading car advertisements

    Are you looking for a new car? Don't be fooled by the shiny paint and fancy wheels, misleading ads are targeting newspapers across the nation.
    Are you looking for a new car? Don't be fooled by the shiny paint and fancy wheels, misleading ads are targeting newspapers across the nation.
  • Consumer

    Privacy vs. car insurance savings

    Privacy vs. car insurance savings

    Risk vs reward, would you let your insurance company put a device in your car to help save you money?
    Risk vs reward, would you let your insurance company put a device in your car to help save you money?
  • Consumer

    Are you buying a 'lemon?'

    The tell-tale signs you're buying a 'used lemon'

    Purchasing a used vehicle could save you lots of money. Buying a car or truck that already has issues, however, could end up draining your savings account, and costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
    Purchasing a used vehicle could save you lots of money. Buying a car or truck that already has issues, however, could end up draining your savings account, and costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
  • Show off your car on a cruise night

    Show off your car on a cruise night

    Got a classic car? Why not show it off?
    Got a classic car? Why not show it off?
  • Do you need a front end alignment for your car?

    Do you need a front end alignment for your car?

    At some point, a mechanic may tell you that your car is out of alignment and that you need to spend over $100 to correct the problem. Now you need to make an informed decision.
    At some point, a mechanic may tell you that your car is out of alignment and that you need to spend over $100 to correct the problem. Now you need to make an informed decision.
  • Safety

    How to 'survive the skid' in your car

    How to 'survive the skid'

    A stunt driver shows you what to do if your car goes into a skid.
    A stunt driver shows you what to do if your car goes into a skid.
  • Keys to changing a flat tire

    Keys to changing a flat tire

    Technology in today's car is absolutely amazing but even the most high-tech vehicles still have rubber tires. We've got tips on changing that flat tire.
    Technology in today's car is absolutely amazing but even the most high-tech vehicles still have rubber tires. We've got tips on changing that flat tire.
  • Auto

    Gas blend could harm your car

    New gas blend could harm your vehicle

    A new blend of gas could save you a couple of dollars at the pump, but it could also damage your car. AAA is issuing warnings about the higher ethanol blend called E15.
    A new blend of gas could save you a couple of dollars at the pump, but it could also damage your car. AAA is issuing warnings about the higher ethanol blend called E15.
  • Finance

    "Yo-yo" auto financing, don't get ripped off

    "Yo-yo" auto financing, don't get ripped off

    Dealers let 'em off the lot -- only to yank 'em right back, keeping the customers' down payments. Get this: it's all legal.
    Dealers let 'em off the lot -- only to yank 'em right back, keeping the customers' down payments. Get this: it's all legal.
  • How much car can you afford?

    How much car can you afford?

    In the market for a new car? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach explains how to determine what you can afford to spend.
    In the market for a new car? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach explains how to determine what you can afford to spend.
  • Tips for buying tires

    Tips for buying tires

    2 out of 3 drivers don't know how to tell if their tires are bald. Our auto expert is here with some very important tire tips.
    2 out of 3 drivers don't know how to tell if their tires are bald. Our auto expert is here with some very important tire tips.
  • Safety

    Safety tips for commuters on scooters and mopeds

    Scooter hazards make safety the most important rule of the road

    Scooters and mopeds are extremely popular with commuters and students primarily because they're economical. But your chance of getting killed while operating a scooter is 35 times higher than driving a car.
    Scooters and mopeds are extremely popular with commuters and students primarily because they're economical. But your chance of getting killed while operating a scooter is 35 times higher than driving a car, according to a recent report from the NHTSA.
  • High-tech gadgets in cars still a distraction

    High-tech gadgets in cars still a distraction

    If you've purchased a car or truck recently, you know about the dazzling array of high-tech standard equipment and options these days. But how safe are they?
    If you've purchased a car or truck recently, you know about the dazzling array of high-tech standard equipment and options these days. One automaker is even offering a way to access your social media without using your cell phone in the interest of safety. But how safe is it?
  • Auto

    Knowing your car's service needs could save thousands of dollars in repairs

    Knowing your car's service needs could save thousands of dollars in repairs

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:00 AM EST2014-02-28 10:00:35 GMT
    Knowing what your vehicle really needs and the common repairs customers are urged to pay for they may not need could save you lots of money.
    The most frequent complaint the Better Business Bureau receives is from consumers who feel they were ripped off by an independent or automobile dealership repair shop. Knowing what your vehicle really needs and the common repairs customers are urged to pay for they may not need could save you lots of money.
  • Is your car a classic?

    Is your car a classic?

    A lot of people have old cars sitting around and may not realize they could have a bona-fide classic on their hands.
    A lot of people have old cars sitting around and may not realize they could have a bona-fide classic on their hands. Well, there may be no better way to find out than hooking up with a bunch of classic car collectors at a weekly cruise night.
  • Road rules for big rigs

    How safe are the big rigs?

    According to recent research, more than 4,000 people die every year in collisions with trucks, and more than 80,000 more are seriously injured. Here's what you need to know to stay safe while driving near big rigs.
    According to recent research, more than 4,000 people die every year in collisions with trucks, and more than 80,000 more are seriously injured. Here's what you need to know to stay safe on the road!
  • Auto

    VIN etching could deter thieves from stealing your car

    VIN etching could deter thieves from stealing your car

    According to the FBI, a car is stolen about every 43 seconds in the US. Some thieves are just looking for a joyride, but many are trying to cash in on a quick sale or make a profit on all the parts.
    According to the FBI, a car is stolen about every 43 seconds in the US, and thieves are most active during the months of July and August. America Now learned a trick that could keep them from wanting to cash in on your car!
  • Auto

    How to avoid a collision with a deer

    How to avoid a collision with a deer

    The aftermath of a deer collision is often horrific. Find out what you can do to avoid this common danger.
    The aftermath of a deer collision is often horrific. Find out what you can do to avoid this common danger.
  • Cruise Night: A family tradition

    Cruise Night: A family tradition

    People just love showing off their classic cars, and these gatherings can be a fun family activity, too. Our auto expert, Steve Strope, pops the hood on the tradition and shows us the nuts and bolts of "Cruise Night."
    People just love showing off their classic cars, and these gatherings can be a fun family activity, too. Our auto expert, Steve Strope, pops the hood on the tradition and shows us the nuts and bolts of "Cruise Night."
  • Consumer

    Mechanic shortage could increase cost, time for car repairs

    Mechanic shortage could increase cost, time for car repairs

    If you already think it's expensive to get your car repaired, brace yourself. 
    If you already think it's expensive to have your car repaired, brace yourself: A shortage of mechanics that can repair today's higher-tech vehicles is expected to increase the cost of repairs, and the time you'll wait for them.
  • Time to buy an RV?

    Time to buy an RV?

    Have you ever thought about owning an RV? Our auto expert, Steve Strope, says you should consider the pros and cons of maintenance before you commit to buying one.
    Have you ever thought about owning an RV? Our auto expert, Steve Strope, says you should consider the pros and cons of maintenance before you commit to buying one.
  • Auto

    How to determine if your tires are too old to be safe

    Aged tires have people driving on danger

    Experts say not knowing the age of your tires could be deadly for you and others on the road. But how do you know if your tires are too old?
    Experts say not knowing the age of your tires could be deadly for you and others on the road. But how do you know if your tires are too old?
  • How to get more miles per tank of gas

    How to get more miles per tank of gas

    There are some simple things that every person can do to squeeze more miles out of every tank of gas.
    There are some simple things that every person can do to squeeze more miles out of every tank of gas.
  • Is clutter draining your cash?

    Garage clutter could be draining your wallet

    One thing is missing in most garages across America – our cars! They're parked in driveways or on the street because our garages are full of clutter.
    One thing is missing in most garages across America – our cars! They're parked in driveways or on the street because our garages are full of clutter.
  • Consumer

    Scam Alert: Used car odometer fraud

    Scam Alert: Used car odometer fraud

    Around 450,000 people are victims of odometer fraud each year. Here's how to put the brakes on this con and find out how many miles are really on that car you're considering.
    Around 450,000 people are victims of odometer fraud each year. Here's how to put the brakes on this con and find out how many miles are really on that car you're considering.
  • Extending the value of your car

    Extending the value of your car

    America Now automotive expert Steve Strope explains how keeping your used car in good shape will get you top dollar when you're ready to sell it or trade it in.
    America Now automotive expert Steve Strope explains how keeping your used car in good shape will get you top dollar when you're ready to sell it or trade it in.
  • Eco-friendly way to save on gas

    Eco-friendly way to save on gas

    America Now automotive expert Steve Strope interviews Josh Thomas, the proud owner of a Mercedes Diesel that runs on used vegetable oil he gets free from local restaurants.
    Josh Thomas is the proud owner of a Mercedes diesel that runs on used vegetable oil he gets free from local restaurants. Find out his secrets!
  • Safety

    Have you checked your airbags?

    Be on the lookout for fake airbags

    A warning about counterfeit airbags being installed by crooked repairmen in vehicles across the country. Find out how to stop this potentially deadly deception from happening to you.
    An airbag can be the difference between life and death in a car accident, but beware -- criminals are selling faulty airbags to some repair shops. Here's what you need to know!
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