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Stories by Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, author, and television host. A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues.

Video Review: 2020 Hyundai Sonata – Good looks and loaded with features

BUFFALO, NY — The all-new Hyundai Sonata is embodying advanced technologies and Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language with a sophisticated four-door-coupe look. That is a mouthful, what does this really mean to those looking in the sedan market for a modern 4-door vehicle. It means that the new Sonata is has a lower profile, wider ...

UAW Strike at General Motors: The Car Coach, Lauren Fix, weighs in

BUFFALO, NY — The UAW (United Auto Workers) strike against General Motors moved into its 12th day and took on an international reach as GM laid off workers in Canada and dismissed workers in Mexico, who spoke up in sympathy with striking workers in the U.S. Two-thirds of the 1,100 UAW hourly workers, who make ...

Video Review: 2020 Ford Escape – Chic, Modern, Athletic & Nimble

BUFFALO, NY — The 2020 Ford Escape is all-new with the next-generation gasoline and a hybrid option. You may remember that the Escape was the first electric SUV on the market in 2005 and they are offering an all-new electric SUV again. We recently spent some quality time, road testing the gasoline and hybrid (non-plug-in ...

Car Coach Reports: Confusing Automotive Acronyms

BUFFALO, NY — Have you heard of any of these confusing automotive acronyms? Auto manufacturers love their alphabet soup, so let’s break some of it down and complain a little! We communicate much differently today than we have in the past, with text messaging we have come up with some pretty simple acronyms like LOL, ...

EPA standards: Trump vs. Auto Makers vs. California

BUFFALO, NY — EPA standards: Trump vs. Auto Makers vs. California. There is some confusion on why President Trump, the California Air Research Board and automakers are disputing over the upcoming changes in EPA standards (Environmental Protection Agency). The explanation is not political, however, it is important because one state cannot place rules and regulations on ...

Car Coach Reports on the 2020 Volvo Lineup

BANFF, Canada — The 2020 Volvo Scandinavian Adventure begins, which includes the first-ever XC60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar hybrid compact SUV, the all-new and adventurous V60 Cross Country wagon and the refreshed, award-winning, XC90. We take all of them for a drive and let you know what’s new and exciting about each model. Its vision ...

Video: China Slaps Tariffs on US Autos – Lauren Fix Explains on Boom Bust

BUFFALO, NY — China has slapped another tariff on the US auto industry; what does this mean and what’s the impact? The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has now decided to press a counter tariffs on the US auto industry in hopes of hurting President Trump’s efforts for reelection and hoping to push back on US ...

Video Review: Hands-on impressions of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

NAPA, CA — Lincoln’s new 2020 Aviator is the latest luxury 3-row crossover in the hottest segment of the auto industry. Every manufacturer is producing something to meet your needs at multiple price points with some impressive features. But this one blew us away! This His Turn – Her Turn, Lauren Fix and Paul Brian ...

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Car Coach Lauren Fix: How to properly clean your wheels

BUFFALO, NY — Clean your wheels at home and remove brake dust. Learn how to clean them the right way and shine your tires with car expert, Lauren Fix. Have aluminum wheels or painted wheels? Make sure you’re using a product that will protect them and then don’t forget to shine your tires. I recommend ...

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Car Coach video: More car trends that need to go away

BUFFALO, NY — More car trends that need to go away. Last week we covered Automotive trends that come and go, some we love and others we can definitely do without. Your replies inspired some great features that need to go! The continued list: 1. Paddle shifters -on everyday drivers. A waste of time and ...

2019 Audi Q3

The 2019 Audi Q3 holds nothing back!

NASHVILLE, TN — With an all-new design, Audi steps up its game with the 2019 Q3 SUV. There are many cars in this class and you have to bring your best safety, design, and features at a fair price to capture customers. The new Q3 is longer, wider and taller. But did Audi bring what ...

Car Coach: 4 Minute Fridays

Video: 4 Minute Fridays — Car Trends That Need To Die

BUFFALO, NY — On this week’s 4-minute Friday, We look at how automotive trends come and go. Some we love and others we can definitely do without. Technology is advancing at a pace that can be hard to keep up with. Tons of safety features, cool technology, brilliant car designs, making driving easier, more comfortable ...

Car Coach: Wiper Blades – more important than most realize

BUFFALO, NY — No one thinks about wiper blades until it starts raining. Then we hope we can see clearly and the wiper blades do their job. Do we ever think about when was the last time they were replaced? Most people don’t, so don’t feel like you are the only one. Wiper blades are ...