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Rooftop cargo carriers make easy work of carting extra stuff from here to there, are relatively easy to use and come in various shapes in sizes.

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Hard rooftop cargo carriers are enclosed, lockable and offered in many shapes in sizes. They protect gear from inclement weather and road debris as well as keep valuables out of sight.

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The 2022 Infiniti QX60 luxury three-row SUV is sporting new looks, premium amenities and smart family-friendly details, and is ready to battle upmarket rivals.

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10 electric SUVs are already on the market. 20 more are announced or will be shortly. Here are 17 EV SUVs likely to make it to market, including the kinder, gentler resurrection of General Motors’ Hummer.

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A dash cam can be a critical eye witness after an accident. They’re also great for recording viral videos. Here are the five we recommend.

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Jeep’s vigorous Wrangler Rubicon 392 offers a V8 engine with 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, a comfortable cabin and a plenty of prowess.

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GM wants to put hydrogen fuel cells in airplanes. For starters, to replace the auxiliary power unit that provides power on the ground. But one day, fuel cells might power the whole plane.

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The joys of camping can be tough to appreciate when you’re on cold, rocky ground. But truck bed tents can turn a pickup into a base camp for outdoor adventure, often at a considerably lower cost than rooftop tents. These are the best truck bed tents for 2021.

NADA Guide

This site from the National Automobile Dealers Association offers a broad range of information to help educate people in the market to buy, sell or trade a vehicle. Use their popular pricing and specification information to find car valuation. Find research, pictures and reviews for new, used and classic vehicles for sale in the Decatur area.

Consumer Reports

Produced by Consumers Union, Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization offering ratings and recommendations on cars, trucks and other products. Their vehicle summaries include ratings based on vehicle reliability, owner satisfaction, safety, fuel economy, comfort, costs of ownership and more. Note that a subscription is required for portions of the site.

Car & Driver

A companion site to the popular auto enthusiast magazine by the same name, this Web site offers buyers guides and reviews as well as news and video from the auto industry. The site also includes coverage of auto shows and the latest in concept cars. Use it to discover which cars are most popular among Illinois drivers and which are the best selling makes and models in the Decatur area.

Produced by the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration, this site offers extensive safety information. Find details on defects and recalls for vehicles, tires, child restraints and other equipment. Sign-up for recall alerts and find child safety seat inspection stations in the Decatur area. Learn about airbags and how to survive auto accidents. Get answers to all your questions about vehicle safety ratings.

Federal Citizen Information Center

This useful site is a service of the U.S. General Services Administration. Download consumer guides for buying a new or used vehicle. Learn how you can buy a car from the U.S. government's fleet. Get helpful information on comparing discounts and reducing your auto insurance expenses. Get the facts on vehicle financing--what it is, how to apply, special financing offers, cash back and rebate eligibility.

From the U.S. Dept. of Energy, this site offers vehicle comparisons based on gas mileage (MPG), fuel cost, greenhouse gas emissions, energy impact score and air pollution ratings. Calculate your MPG and learn gas mileage tips for saving money. Learn about hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles.

CarFax Vehicle History Reports

CARFAX Vehicle History Reports™ are available on all used cars and light trucks model year 1981 or later. Using a vehicle's VIN you can pull a report containing information that might impact your decision about a used vehicle. The report includes information like title information, including salvaged or junked titles; flood damage history; total loss accident history; odometer readings; lemon history; number of owners; accident indicators, such as airbag deployments; state emissions inspection results; service record and vehicle use (taxi, rental, lease, etc.). CARFAX Reports do incur a fee, though the site offers some free reports. is the only source authorized by the FTC for the free annual credit report that's yours by law. The Fair Credit Reporting Act guarantees you access to your credit report for free from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion, every 12 months. Before your visit the car dealership, use this site to learn your credit score and identify blemishes on your report.

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