IIHS Booster Seats Ratings

You've probably seen booster seats at restaurants, but what you might not know is that they're made for cars too.  Car booster seats are designed for children who have outgrown smaller self contained safety seats but are still too small for standard adult lap belts.  The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety ("IIHS") has recently released it's... Continue Reading →

October Infographics

Greetings TRED blogosphere.  It's time for an update on our progress for October.  In Seattle, the days are getting shorter, the ski season is nearly upon us, and we're seeing some changes in our most popular brands.  This time I bring you two infographics for comparison: 1. Top TRED Brands Since Launch 2. TRED Customers Types Since Launch Subaru and Nissan test... Continue Reading →

General Motors Wants to Sell Cars Online

General Motors CEO, Dan Akerson, recently made a point about online car buying during a quarterly investor meeting, stating "I don’t think it should go without passing to note that we want people to start buying cars over the internet. Why not in this tech-savvy culture we have, this economy we have, with the millennials... Continue Reading →

2014 Car of the Year

Every year a new gaggle of automobiles hopes to be chosen as the car of the year.  Yahoo Autos has slogged through the stats, reviews, and test drives to bring you its picks for 2014 in several car categories. Without further ado: Best Compact Car: 2014 Mazda3 Best Roadster: 2014 Jaguar F-Type Best Sports Car:... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Seattle Test Drive

Here at Tred, Test drives are our business, and luckily, they're the best part of car shopping. Think about it - you get to drive any brand new car you want, play with technology that you're not obligated to buy, and ruthlessly rule out cars that don't fit every aspect of your life. But, not... Continue Reading →

Do You Use an Electric?

A couple of years ago if you wanted an electric vehicle it seemed like your only option was a Prius.  Let's face it, the Prius doesn't satisfy everyone's sense of style.  Now there are six new plug in electric cars scheduled to make a splash in 2014.  These new models will expand electrics past the... Continue Reading →

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