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At 70, drivers must visit DMV for exams

Q: I just turned 70 years old and was required to visit a DMV office to renew my license. Is this a common practice?

A: Yes. When drivers turn 70, the DMV requires them to visit a DMV office to take written and vision tests. Senior drivers must take those exams every five years. The DMV understands the important connection between driving and independence and keeps this in mind during the evaluation. Growing older does not automatically make you a poor driver, but the reality is, at some point, all of us will face a decline in our physical, visual or mental abilities, which can impair our ability to drive safely.

When it comes to midsized SUVs, Ford has an 'Edge'

Courtesy of Ford
The 2015 Ford Edge Titanium FWD offers a nice combination of power, acceleration and economy for the price ($42,500).


In today’s world, the most practical car or truck to own is a midsized sport-utility vehicle. At least that’s our choice.

Some simple solutions to annoying auto problems

Last week I got a call from a new customer who had a mysterious noise coming from his 2002 330ci BMW.

Just for the fun of it

Courtesy of Audi
The 2016 Audi TT S Roadster features all-wheel drive and an engine with 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

If you’ve got room in your life for a second car designed specifically for fun while getting you to and from work, for running small errands and for exhilarating backroad adventures on weekends, the 2016 Audi TT S Roadster deserves serious consideration.

DMV's touchscreen technology saves time & minimizes fraud

Q: The DMV now uses touchscreen technology to administer the driver knowledge exam. How is it different from the written test?

A: Instead of using a paper and pencil to the take the exam, simply touch the correct answer on the monitor. The touchscreen system guides you through the testing process and provides immediate feedback if you answer incorrectly. It is offered in English and Spanish, with more languages to be added.

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