Study shows some dealers lag in describing teen safety features to new-car shoppers

Three out of four new-car dealers could accurately identify critical safety features aimed at making new cars safer for teen drivers, but only after most were prompted by shoppers to identify those features — and most of their information was vague. That’s according to a study released last week by the IIHS that followed a similar study last year that found that while most new Ford owners knew about their cars’ teen-focused safety features, only about 1 in 3 reported using it.

“Vehicle monitoring systems can improve the behavior of teen drivers and reassure their parents,” the study’s author, Rebecca

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The best new-car warranties for 2020 come with free maintenance

Peace of mind doesn’t come easy or cheap. Yet some automakers offer peace of mind through long-term warranties to lure shoppers into showrooms. 

A good warranty can go a long way. Hyundai in 2000 offered a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty that revolutionized the way people looked at that brand. Its South Korean counterpart, Kia, followed. It also helped Hyundai sell more cars, fix its broke-budget car reputation, and come to be trusted for quality. Kia, Hyundai, and its luxury Genesis subbrand, consistently rank in the top three spots in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, which measures consumer satisfaction in the first 90

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Hyundai extending warranties for thousands of new-car owners in US

Hyundai this month said it would extend expiring new-car warranties for current owners until the summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The automaker said warranties that would have expired between March and June this year would be extended until June 30. Owners of eligible Hyundai vehicles will be notified soon. 

Hyundai’s 5-year/60,000-mile comprehensive warranty is among the longest available from a mainstream automaker. Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty has also been extended. 

In a statement, Hyundai assured owners that most dealer service departments were considered essential businesses in many areas and would remain open for service and repairs.

“While most Hyundai

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