Autos: Ownership

Here's What It Will Cost If Your Car's 'Check Engine' Light Stays On

Monday  23:55,   22 may 2017
Forbes

It can signal an issue as minor as a loose gas cap or as major as complete engine failure. Either way it’s not to be ignored.The kicker is that check engine light is often easy to ignore, as a vehicle may not exhibit specific symptoms of a[...]

Here's Why You Shouldn't Use Winter Tires in the Summer

Friday  22:55,   19 may 2017
MSN

<p>PSA: Seasonally-appropriate tires absolutely make a difference.</p>In a winter tire, the rubber compound is designed to stay soft at lower temperatures to increase grip on slippery surfaces, and it also features deeper treads and more[...]

PSA: Do Not Put Grease On Your Brakes To Stop Them From Squealing

Thursday  19:51,   18 may 2017
MSN

<p>Yes, someone actually thought this was a good idea.</p>Now, I know what you're thinking. Someone probably just greased up a stuck caliper so they could winch a car onto a flatbed or something. Oh how I wish that were the case, but it's[...]

How to Get Your Car Ready For Your Next Road Trip

Thursday  17:11,   18 may 2017
Popular Mechanics

Road trips are like a marathon race for your car. Make sure it's prepared. The arrival of spring always stirs up a longing for adventure. After months cooped up inside and navigating wet or icy roads, blue skies and warm weather are reason[...]

How to Install Your Own Driving Lights

Thursday  17:10,   18 may 2017
Popular Mechanics

Driving lights provide an extra boost of illumination when your high beams are on, and you can install them yourself.Off-road driving lights are typically activated by a separate switch and not linked to your high beams. These are strictly for[...]

5 Tip-Offs to Mechanic Rip-Offs

Thursday  17:10,   18 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Unless you’re a car mechanic yourself, dealing with a repair shop may require a leap of faith. But if you pay attention to what your mechanic says (and does), you’ll find[...]

Running On Empty With Run-Flat Tires

Wednesday  19:25,   26 april 2017
Forbes

If you’ve bought a new car in the last several years, there’s an increasing likelihood that when you take a look in the trunk, you’ll no longer find a spare tire. Here are the performance advantages to ditching the spare, and a real-world example of [...]

What Is Regenerative Braking?

Tuesday  18:11,   25 april 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Health

The 2017 Toyota Prius hybrid earns EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 54 mpg in the city and 50 on the highway. One of the first questions buyers ask is “How does it get better mileage in the city than it does on the highway?” The main reason is a[...]

Clear the Snow Off Your Car With This One Simple Trick

Thursday  02:20,   06 april 2017
MSN

<p>There's no excuse for the lazy anymore.</p>Heading out to face the wrath of yesterday's late-season blizzard, one Pennsylvania man got a little creative with his method to remove all the snow covering his Dodge Ram - the humble,[...]

Watch What Happens When You Run an Engine Without Oil

Thursday  02:20,   06 april 2017
MSN

Oil is to cars as blood is to people-neither will run very long without it. Oil flows all throughout the engine and various components, lubricating all those moving parts and keeping everything from getting too hot. But for every driver out there[...]

FWD vs. RWD: Which Is Best For You?

Wednesday  21:38,   05 april 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Health

Front-wheel drive (FWD) versus rear-wheel drive (RWD) may be the most contentious automotive debate since Ford versus Chevy, or trucks versus cars.&nbsp;The two technologies grew up on separate paths, and each has its own distinct[...]

FWD vs. RWD: Which Is Best For You?

Wednesday  21:38,   05 april 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Health

Front-wheel drive (FWD) versus rear-wheel drive (RWD) may be the most contentious automotive debate since Ford versus Chevy, or trucks versus cars.&nbsp;The two technologies grew up on separate paths, and each has its own distinct[...]

15 Things to Keep in Your Car at All Times

Thursday  22:51,   23 march 2017
Mental Floss

In the event that you pop a tire or run out of gas, don’t be caught unprepared. Sinclair shares 15 items to keep in your car at all times in case of emergency.1. CELL PHONE AND CHARGER; $10© Provided by The Week Publications“Believe it or not, I[...]

Testing the General Tire Altimax Arctic 12 Winter Tire in Snowy Quebec

Tuesday  17:05,   21 march 2017
Motor Trend

<p>Canadian[...]

Is your new-car warranty good at the race track?

Thursday  19:56,   16 march 2017
Autoblog

The answer is very much: It depends. We've all heard the horror stories. Your buddy knows a girl that was dating a guy whose best friend's brother once broke his brand-new, recently purchased performance car while making runs at a drag strip or[...]