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How to Buy a Used Car in Arizona (and Make Sure It’s Safe)

If you want to buy a used car in Arizona, these are the things to keep in mind. The Auto Professor tells the how and why, especially how to make sure it is a safe used car and the safest for you and the drivers in your family. Read on…The Auto Professor explains.

Can You Buy a Car Without Test Driving It First? Yes!

It is possible to buy a car without test driving it first. Here’s how! If you want to buy a car without test driving, there are several things to decide on first and keep in mind. When and how do you check safety? The Auto Professor explains.

Young Driver Safety Tips: Shattered Phone Screen

Our young driver safety tips start with picturing a shattered phone screen. Now picture the shattered windshield of a car. The Auto Professor’s safety tips for teen drivers…

Safe Driving in Phoenix and Maricopa County

Are you driving in Phoenix? Then you will want extra protection to stay safe.
If you live in Maricopa County, AZ and drive a car, then you want to pay special attention. In 2018, 490 people died as a result of vehicle crashes in the county. That number is a 33% increase since 2014. In this article, The Auto Professor discusses several tips for driving safely in Phoenix.

The Safest Minivan of 2018, 2019, and 2020

When is finding the safest minivan the biggest concern in someone’s life? A friend of mine is currently having that moment. “We are in the market for a minivan!” That is how my friend Julie recently announced that she was expecting twins. When the twins arrive, Julie will have three children under 7 years of age. That means three child safety seats, which makes a minivan the obvious choice. And she wants the safest minivan. How does The Auto Professor help her find the safest minivan for her growing family? Read on…

Comparing Compact SUV Safety Ratings

Concerned about compact SUV safety ratings? Here is a head-to-head comparison for several of the most popular models. Read about how they compare here and then do your own search.

How to Shop for a Car: When to Check the Auto Grade

How to Shop for a Car That is Safe: When You Should Check the Auto Grade In this video, Alexa and Norma discuss the best time to use the Auto Grade. If you want to know how to shop for a car that is safe for you and your drivers, you’ll want to watch. Alexa: […]

Compare Car Safety Ratings: How to Navigate Auto Grades

How to Navigate Auto Grades and Compare Car Safety Ratings In this video, Norma explains to Alexa how to easily compare car safety ratings by using Auto Grades. Alexa: So, Norma, as you know, I am in the market for a new vehicle and I have three cars in mind. And going on your website, […]

Car Accident Data Sets: Where Do You Get Your Data?

How Do You Get Your Car Accident Data Sets? In this video, Alexa and Norma talk about the car accident data sets that are the basis of Auto Grades and where they come from.   Alexa: So Norma, walk me through exactly where do you pull the data and how? I know there’s different types […]

Car Crash Test is Not Enough: Auto Grades Factor in Outside Elements

How Auto Grades Factor in Outside Elements and Go Beyond a Car Crash Test In this video, Alexa and Norma talk about how insufficient a car crash test is. Auto Grades take more than that in to consideration. Alexa: So, as a driver we love to travel, take the road trips. And as we cross […]

Car Safety Rating Systems and Common Misconceptions

Common Misconceptions of 5-Star Car Safety Rating Systems In this video, Alexa and Norma discuss common misperceptions about car safety rating comparisons and what they mean.   Alexa: So, Norma, can you tell me a little bit more about what’s a common misconception towards the grading system, or “the five star safety rating”, if you […]

Finding the Safest Used Cars: Data Background Applies to Auto Grades

Find Your Safest Used Cars: How Her Data Background Applies to Auto Grades In this video, Alexa asks Norma about her professional training and how it applies to helping you find the safest used cars. Alexa: Given your extensive background in data and research, how have you applied this into your grading system … into, you […]

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