AAA Infographic | 6 out of 10 teen crashes due to distraction

Anew report by AAA showed that 6 out of 10 teen driver crashes were caused by distraction–a figure larger than what has previously been estimated by police reports and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nearly 7,000 video recordings of teenage drivers between 2009 and 2013 showed events leading up to a moderate-to-sever crash. […]

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AAA video | Proof teens shouldn’t multitask behind the wheel

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety this week released a new study whose results are shockingly telling. On the AAA website, the group shares: Researchers analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers taken from in-vehicle event recorders. The results showed that distraction was a factor in […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Ram Trucks’ Nick Cappa

Busy guy Nick Cappa loves nothing more than being busy. His PR gig at Ram Truck seems extremely fitting and his driving style also reflects his “always on” attitude. Take a peek at Nick’s driving style below! How I Drive | Nick Cappa Location: Lake Orion, MI (like Bob) Daily Driver: My rig is an […]

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2015 Ford Edge gets “teched” out

We ventured to sunny Arizona for a welcome reprieve from the harsh East Coast winter to drive Ford’s new-for-2015 mid-size utility vehicle. Ford focuses on tech for its 2015 Edge Ford has been leading the way among everyday car brands in bringing affordable technologies to its full suite of models. For under $40,000 decked out, […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Toyota Motor Sales’ Greg Thome

This week, we’re meeting Greg Thome, Regional Communications Manager at Toyota Motor Sales. Based in the sunny OC, Greg spends quite a bit of time commuting during the workweek but a “Frozen” pal keeps him company. Let’s learn about Greg’s driving style: How I Drive | Greg Thome Location: Orange County, CA Daily Driver: Silver […]

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Audi's all-wheel-drive A4 provided a perfect platform for testing Continental's new tire.

Texas Tire Torture | Conti DWS06 review

By BOB GRITZINGER, Contributing Editor | @bobgritzinger I’ve been on a few wide-ranging trips with the German-based automotive supplier Continental, covering everything from vehicle-to-vehicle communication to collision avoidance systems, in locales from Detroit, Michigan, to Regensburg, Germany. But my most recent outing with the company was tightly focused on one product: the new Continental ExtremeContact […]

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2015 #FordEdge drive with Javier Mota of Autos 0-60

We linked up with Javier Mota of Autos 0-60 again, but this time in person and in Arizona for the 2015 Ford Edge media drive. We spend 15 minutes taking you the inside of the vehicle to get a real feel for the new Edge. Sounds like a long time, but put us on in […]

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2015 Audi A3 Sedan | Driving the 2.0T Quattro S tronic

Audi has done well to develop a strong brand in the U.S. that spans both generations and income tax brackets. Young people who are looking for a car that represents them are turning to Audi for a performance-focused sedan without all the fuss. The only problem is, at $40,000, it will cost them almost as […]

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WBAL Video | Melanie Batenchuk on Car Tech in the Chevy Tahoe

Be Car Chic’s founder and editor, Melanie Batenchuk, spoke with NBC affiliate WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Md. recently to talk about new car technologies in the Chevrolet Tahoe. Click the image below to watch the video. WBAL VIDEO: New Car Techs | 2015 Chevy Tahoe

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Performance Minded | 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo

There are few sports coupes today that can live up to the nostalgia of Nissan’s original 300ZX. It struck just the right balance of performance, creature comforts and style in its heyday back in the 1990’s. My brother still owns a 1994 black 300ZX twin turbo, his fourth Z car since high school. Needless to […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Michelin’s Brian Remsberg

Last March, I took my first trip to Greenville, SC to attend my first Michelin event – Women and Tires. While there, I not only got have a blast test driving at Michelin’s Proving Grounds, I also got to meet Michelin’s Director of Consumer Public Relations Brian Remsberg. Brian likes cars, safe tires (of course), […]

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10 Best automotive newsletters to subscribe to NOW

Whether you’re new to the automotive industry or a seasoned pro, identifying the best resources to keep a pulse on the industry–anywhere from a policy focus to a sales perspective–can be tricky. With our collective experience working in the auto industry, Be Car Chic has put together a list of the most trusted daily, weekly […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Ford Engineer Rebecca Seiler

After joining Ford in 1996, she’s worked through several roles and is currently Product Engineer for Collision Avoidance and Driver Support Technologies a.k.a. helping keep Ford drivers safe.

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North American Truck of the Year: 2015 Ford F-150

North America’s Best | Ford F-150 & Volkswagen Golf

By BOB GRITZINGER, Contributing Editor | @bobgritzinger We channel what’s good and not-so-good with the tip of the spear this year I’ll admit to being somewhat surprised that Ford didn’t sweep the North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year awards for 2015, with the Mustang and F-150 taking top honors. I was half right, […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Mazda’s Tamara “Tami” Mlynarczyk

Want to get the skinny on the newest and most exciting developments taking place at Mazda USA? Tami’s your girl! She’s been representing the automaker for over a decade as their Manager of Public Affairs and you’ll likely see her contact information on most Mazda press releases that cross the wire. Without further ado, let’s […]

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Clash of the Crossovers | Mercedes GLA vs Audi Q3

By BOB GRITZINGER, Contributing Editor | @bobgritzinger We pit MB’s GLA against Audi’s Q3 Welterweights fight it out in the entry luxury class One of the fiercest battles for automotive supremacy rages between the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2015 Audi Q3—two of the latest entries in the industry’s hottest segment of entry-level luxury crossovers. Other […]

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Driving Mazda’s CX-9 | Function for the whole family

Last refreshed for model year 2013, Mazda’s CX-9 has become a fan favorite, providing a just-right blend of practicality, function and value. We first laid eyes on the company’s seven-seater in December 2012 during a private media preview of the car. Then, it was evident that the CX-9 would be a great value for families […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Bob Gritzinger, Contributing Editor

Bob has been part of the Be Car Chic team since the summer of 2014. He is a well-known automotive journalist and all-around great guy. Hailing from Michigan, Bob most definitely knows his cars. Let’s see what his driving style is all about… How I Drive | Bob Gritzinger Location: Lake Orion, Michigan Daily Driver: […]

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2015 Kia Soul EV | Life outside California

The week I spent with the 2015 Kia Soul EV had to be the coldest, most blustery week of this winter season in D.C. Living in a metropolitan area, just because you own a house does not mean you have a garage for your car. I was nervous about how well the Kia would do […]

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How I Drive | Profile of TFL Car’s Emme Hall

We’re introducing you to Emme Hall, Video Host and Reviewer at TFL Car. Emme also drives in desert races – check out her revved-up driving style!

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