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6 Things to Never Ever Do in a Car

You don't do any of these things. Right?

How Does a CVT Work?

Everything you need to know to feel comfortable with a continuously variable transmission.

3 Pet Carriers Pass New Safety Tests

Subaru and Center for Pet Safety answer the question: Is your dog's crate or carrier safe in the car?

Android Auto: What You Need to Know

The smartphone experience for your car, soon to be widely available. What makes it so good.

2016: Infotainment to Look Forward to

Changes and features you'll love on new models this year, from app integration to wireless hot spots.

Apple CarPlay: What You Need to Know

The iPhone experience for your car, soon to be widely available. What makes it so good.

Is Your Nav Dumber Than Your Phone?

Can Google make your car's nav system more smartphone-like? We tried it in the 2015 Nissan Rogue.

How to Keep Dogs Cool in the Car

5 ways to help keep your pet safer in the car during the dog days of summer, or anytime.