#289 Car Shopping Etiquette; Pricey Pickups; Can Dash Cams Save on Insurance?

published 6 months ago by Consumer Reports

Are there rules of etiquette you should follow when test driving or purchasing a car? Can installing a dash cam in your vehicle save you money on car insurance? This week, we answer these questions, and discuss other topics, including the rising prices on pickup trucks; why a car recall might show up on services like CARFAX but not on NHTSA.gov; why an auto manufacturer would design a car with tail lights in its bumper. We also suggest a replacement car for a teenager currently driving a Tesla Model Y.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Introduction 00:53 - Question #1: What is the proper dealership etiquette when shopping for a car? 04:45 - Question #2: How do dash cams benefit drivers interns of safety and insurance premium savings? 08:56 - Question #3: Why a car recall might show up on services like CARFAX but not on NHTSA.gov? 12:38 - Question #4: Are the high price tags on trucks due to COVID closures and stock shortages? 17:45 - Question #5: Why auto makers design cars with tail lights built into the bumper where small impacts can damage them? 21:28 - Question #6: What is a good car for a teen driver under $30K?     ----------------------------------  How to Buy Your First New or Used Car   Dash Cams Can Be Silent Witnesses During Police Traffic Stops and Other Incidents   Car Recall Guide: Your Questions Answered   Best New Cars for Teens   4K Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 Honda Accord Quick Drive   2020 Subaru Legacy Quick Drive   Coronavirus Resource Hub     ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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