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Control your car from your smartphone

With new programs from car manufacturers nationwide, you can do anything from starting your car to checking your tire pressure from the screen of your cell phone.

Tags: technology , cell phone , iPhone , Nissan , General Motors

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 04:55pm EDT

Avoid buying a lemon with car apps

New mobile apps make the car-buying process easier by placing cost-saving information at your fingertips.

Tags: wtop saves you money , apps , Bob Kur , alicia lozano

Friday - 06/03/2011, 12:00pm EDT

Used car prices nearly double

Low supply and high demand, a flat economy and a rush to trade in larger vehicles that consume a lot of gas for smaller ones are all reasons for the shortage of used cars, several local dealers said.

Tags: used cars , Frederickstowne Motors , Robert Cox , Frederick Motor Co.

Sunday - 05/15/2011, 12:50pm EDT

Used car prices high as fewer new cars sold

Used car prices are through the roof, and you can blame supply and demand.

Tags: auto sales , used cars , Toyota , Michelle Krebs , , Kristi King

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 01:26pm EST

How to keep your car from breaking down in the heat

Temperatures today will soar to near 100 degrees, and the humidity could make it feel as hot as 115 degrees.

Tags: Heat wave , District Department of Transportation , AAA Mid-Atlantic

Saturday - 07/24/2010, 12:35pm EDT

Top 10 underrated cars

Don't let popularity prevent you from buying other cars that may be even more worthy of your money. These 10 cars might be just what you're looking for.

Tags: affordability , money , dark-horse , Drive

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 04:46pm EDT

When does the honeymoon with your car end?

Find out what men and women say signals the end of the honeymoon.

Tags: honeymoon period , Neal Augenstein , Colleen Kelleher , new cars

Friday - 04/30/2010, 11:51am EDT

Younger people are less apt to drive

While younger people aren't hopping in their cars to visit friends as much as previous generations, a Metropolitan Council of Governments study finds the over 65 set isn't hesitating to drive.

Tags: Metropolitan Council of Governments , Driving , social networking , Robert Griffiths , Facebook , transportation planning , Transportation , travel ,

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 09:02pm EDT

Reevaluating Cash For Clunkers: Will It Be Worth It?

Is a one-time, one-and-a-half month, uptick in car sales for some car dealers worth the full, economic costs of the Cash for Clunkers program?

Tags: Lurita Doan , Cash for Clunkers , President Obama , Ray Lahood , NHTSA , Department of Transportation

Monday - 08/24/2009, 01:50pm EDT