Weekend Car Shopper: Best July Deals on Wheels


Deals of the month. Celebrating Independence Day by shopping for a car? Before you head for the dealer this holiday weekend, check out AOL Autos' best deals of July. These are the vehicles with the highest average discount off the sticker price. Featured vehicles include the Honda Odyssey minivan, Toyota Camry sedan and Honda Pilot SUV. Check out the full list of the top 10 best deals of July to see if one of the rides on your radar is among them.

Buying American. If you're feeling especially patriotic, shop these 10 cars, which were rated as "Most American" in an annualCars.com study. Remember that American-made doesn't always mean the car came from an American company. A U.S. brand vehicle took first place this time, but it's the first time in four years that has occurred.

Shopping for quality. If you're looking for something that will keep you out of the repair shop, take a look at the cars singled out in the 2013 J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Study. These eight cars ranked as the highest quality vehicle in each of their respective segments.

Getting the right insurance discounts. Taking advantage of discounts from your insurance company can cut down costs in a big way. That's especially true if you have a teen driver, as they can double your premium. But it's not always easy to do. Consult this handy table to see if there are any hidden discounts you're missing.

Teen driving safety. And speaking of teens, the Fourth of July is the most dangerous holiday for teen drivers. According to AllState Insurance, eight to 13 young drivers die on the road over the holiday each year. If you have teen drivers getting on the road this weekend, it's important to make them aware of the dangers. AOL Autos Editor Sharon Silke Carty gives parents some advice for talking to their teen drivers about risks before it's too late.