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

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; 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.


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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
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?


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