Top 10 Car Commercials Announced at NAIAS

Super Bowl XLVII LogoThe National Football League’s championship game, the Super Bowl, will take place this weekend. It is sure to leave everyone talking about one thing – the commercials! Be prepared for ads from nearly all industries including food, beer, and of course, automakers.

The One Club, a group that promotes excellence in advertising and design, named its Top 10 Automobile Commercials from the Past 25 Years at the 2013 North American International Auto Show recently. A panel of judges made up of over 70 journalists and creative people from across the globe compiles the list. We can expect more of these creative commercials during this weekend’s Super Bowl.

Here are The One Show’s Top 10 car commercials:

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Mama’s Tips: Least Expensive 2012 Vehicles to Insure

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Buying a car is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to being a car owner. Most people forget that the cost of car insurance will vary with each vehicle. Over the next few weeks, we will present the most and least expensive 2012 and 2013 vehicles to insure. Continue reading

Solving Headlight Problems (Part 2)

 

(Photo courtesy puuikibeach via Flickr)

(Photo courtesy puuikibeach via Flickr)

 

Last week, we discussed what to do if the headlights on your car appear “foggy” due to condensation in the lens. This week we look at cloudiness and how to fix it.

Cloudiness
If you’re driving an older used car, chances are your headlights do not appear as bright as they once did. Plastic or polycarbonate headlight lenses oxidize over time resulting in the cloudy appearance. Numerous factors add to the cloudiness including sunlight, acid rain and chemicals used to melt ice. Dirt can also get caught in scratches caused by gravel and debris. Continue reading

Solving Headlight Problems (Part 1)

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Headlights are an essential safety features on vehicles. Not only do they help you, the driver, see where you are going, they help other drivers see you! It is important to check that lights are in prime condition, so here are some fixes for common headlight problems. Continue reading

The Cars with the Best Value

2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius

An expert independent automotive organization released its list of cars that offer the best value. For the first time in four years, the Honda Fit is no longer at the top of the list.

The organization chose the Toyota Prius as the car with the best value because it offers reliability, low cost of ownership and popularity. The editors also liked the great driving experience, fuel economy and interior design. Continue reading