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April 10, 2014

Celebrity Cars: On the Star-Studded Red Carpet at Captain America Premiere

Chevrolet_Captain_America_Premiere-140404-lead-09-group"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiered in Los Angeles on March 13, 2014. It was released internationally on March 26, 2014, and in North America on April 4, 2014. According to ABC news, its record-breaking $92 million weekend debut has earned the film entry to a very exclusive club: movie sequels that outdid their originals.

Not only did "Winter Soldier" outperform "Captain America: The First Avenger," which earned $65 million domestically in its first three days out, but the sequel scored the biggest April opening of all time, according to the L.A. Times, earning a worldwide total to date of $303.3 million. 

Check out the photo gallery below with even more celebrity photos from the red carpet premiere of "Captain America: The WInter Soldier." (Photos courtesy Steve Fecht for Chevrolet News.)

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April 09, 2014

Audi’s All-New 2015 A3 Offers Lovely Luxury And Leading Technology

2015_Audi_A3_Sedan_F9R9279-frontviewBy Sue Mead

“You’ll be known by the friends you choose, so pick wisely,” my mother used to say, and Audi is saying the same thing today as the German automaker releases its all-new 2015 A3 compact sports sedan. To make its point, the manufacturer took a cadre of autowriters to Silicon Valley, the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development, to draw attention to Audi’s in-car interface of connectivity and information management systems in the premium compact segment in America.  

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April 07, 2014

How to File a Personal Injury Claim Against an Uninsured Driver

1403_AP_car_accident-thinkstock-176998218Unfortunately, car accidents can happen to anyone now and then. This is why motorists are required to have a valid insurance policy so that if someone else is at fault, their insurance covers claims made for injuries suffered and/ or for any damage incurred. 

Injuries resulting from a motor accident are often serious and can sometimes be debilitating, and one will usually make a claim both for economic and non-economic damages, such as damage to a car, loss of income due to time needed to recover from injuries, and pain and suffering.

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April 04, 2014

Michelin Introduces A New Type Of Tires For Better Stopping -- No Matter What!

Michelin-Premier-AS-Test-Track-Braking-1hWhen it comes to stopping our cars, the first thing most people think of are brakes, but that’s only partly correct: Brakes stop wheels. TIRES stop the car. Tires, shmires, right?

Think again: Under ordinary driving, the average commuter stops 40,000 times a year, and our tires serve us so well under the best circumstances we don’t give them much thought. But throw in some icy or snowy winter weather, or a few spring or fall rainstorms, and suddenly, we’re asking our tires to perform adequately under the worst circumstances. And when they’re worn, these conditions subtract even more from their performance potential.

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April 03, 2014

AskPatty Supports Safe Kids Day with Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe While You’re on Your Way

Safe-kids-day-child-safety-seat-check-safer_in_7Kids are going to fall, crash, slip, and explore. It’s part of being a kid. According to SafeKids.org, preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the U.S. and each year a million families around the world lose a child to these injuries. As parents, we all try to do our best to protect our kids from serious injuries, whether they’re at home, at play, or on their way.

 

WHAT IS SAFE KIDS DAY?

Safe Kids Day is an annual fundraising, awareness, and event initiative to keep kids safe from preventable injuries, the #1 killer of kids in the United States. In April 2014, Safe Kids Worldwide works at the local and national levels to promote child injury prevention and motivate families in communities everywhere to help keep their kids safe.

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April 01, 2014

Subaru Invents Self Cleaning Car Technology

Subaru_Self_Cleaning_technology Subaru today announced that it has invented a new “self cleaning” technology for its versatile vehicles. Furthermore, the new technology doesn’t use precious water but works by an extension of “haptic” technology to “shake” the vehicle free of dirt.

Called a “a dream solution for every motorist’s wish list,” when the waterless system originally launched two years ago in the UK, Subaru’s latest self-cleaning system improves on the earlier version with its haptic technology.

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March 31, 2014

Distracted Driving: How Modern Automotive Technology Allows Safer, Hands-Free Connectivity

Cadillac_ATS_4GLTE_connectivityMany manufacturers are implementing hands-free technology to help you interact more safely with your devices while behind the wheel of their cars. Whether it's Bluetooth connectivity to allow you to place calls, operate your music player, or to send and receive texts, these automotive technologies are improving every day and are appearing as standard equipment in more and more new cars.

On top of offering hands-free connectivity for entertainment and cellphone use, most of these systems also integrate automatic notification to 911 in case of accidents.

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March 27, 2014

A Ladies’ Look at Mila Kunis’ 2014 Fiat 500 Lounge Edition Cabrio

2014_Fiat_500c_Lounge-exteriorAs we reported over at BlogHer, Mila Kunis has been spotted driving a Fiat 500 Cabrio around Los Angeles. What’s going on with the little car that Mila and Ashton are driving?

The couple recently announced their engagement and pregnancy. Engagement gift? Pregnancy gift? Doesn't matter, it's still cute. Painted black and sporting a flashy red soft-top, Mila’s Fiat Lounge Cabrio is powered by 135-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged engine boasting fuel economy of 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.

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March 26, 2014

Ford’s New Super-Fuel-Efficient Fiesta Is Small But Mighty

IMG_2479_SH_CropIt’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Ford Fiesta, having preordered my 2011 Fiesta sedan before they even arrived at Ford dealerships. It’s four years old now, and Ford has refreshed the fun Fiesta for the 2014 model year, in a midcycle makeover offering styling changes, improved technology, and a brand-new super-fuel-efficient engine choice.

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March 24, 2014

Ladies: Do You Know What Your Car Needs? Discussing The Importance Of Following A Regular Maintenance Schedule

ASE_Womens_Consumer_Confidence__woman_With_Technician-077This month, AskPatty spent some time with Tony Molla, the Vice President of Communications for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence to discuss the topic of general car maintenance and helping women drivers to better know what your car needs.

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