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FYI MAGAZINE "Automotive"

How to save money on your next car

A century ago, cars were luxuries. Nowadays, cars are necessities that few people can do without. In many cases, there are two or more vehicles per household.

Purchasing a new car can be a stressful process. Individuals don't want to overspend, and dealers hope to get the most money. Finding that balance typically takes a little negotiating, a process many people dread.


New year, new car?

Many people take advantage of year-end automotive incentives to trade in their cars for something shiny and new. There's a good chance that incentives will be even more enticing this season thanks to events that occurred in early 2011.

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged Japan in March 2011 impacted the production and supply of many vehicles. Furthermore, many "domestic" cars are built or are comprised from parts that are made


What to do after being involved in a car accident

Car accidents happen every day, and rare is the experienced driver who has not been involved in at least one accident during his or her time behind the wheel. Drivers or passengers who have been involved in previous accidents may react calmly when involved in another accident, but the experience of being in a car accident can be shocking to those people who have never before been involved in a car crash.


Headlights make for safer driving, even during the day

If asked to describe a typical car accident, many people would instantly think of nighttime. But statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that less traffic accidents occur at nighttime than daytime, when there are more vehicles on the road and more pedestrians walking around. 


Arrange transportation for safe entertaining

Party hosts are tasked with a number of responsibilities as they try to coordinate successful events. Although planning menus and entertainment might be a host's top priority, consideration also should be given to keeping guests comfortable and safe, particularly at parties where alcohol will be served.