Automotive

Tips for Cleaning Your Car
Automotive

Tips for Cleaning Your Car

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen | May 9, 2024

With these tips for cleaning your car you'll be better equipped for removing dead bugs, old bumper stickers, and even residue that dims your headlights.

Best Value Cars for 2024

Best Value Cars for 2024

Karl Brauer | October 24, 2023

The 2024 model year features plenty of great vehicles but few great values. The typical new car now costs a…

Gas vs. Electric
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Gas vs. Electric

Ronald Montoya | April 18, 2023

Are electric vehicles (EVs) an economical choice? They certainly offer one way to avoid the pain at the pump. And…

DIY Car Fixes That Save You Time and $$$
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DIY Car Fixes That Save You Time and $$$

Russ Evans | March 9, 2023

Have a car problem? Or is your car trying to tell you it does with one of its dashboard lights?…

New Cars Are Back!
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New Cars Are Back!

Karl Brauer | November 18, 2022

New-car news hasn’t been much fun lately. Supply-chain problems, chip shortages and above-sticker asking prices have largely drowned out coverage…

Don’t Get Taken for a Ride When You Take Your Car In for Repairs
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Don’t Get Taken for a Ride When You Take Your Car In for Repairs

Scotty Kilmer | October 19, 2022

Cars these days are so complex—and most car owners are so unfamiliar with how they work—that dishonest or incompetent mechanics…

The Roadside-Assistance Trap
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The Roadside-Assistance Trap

Kristine Lee | September 8, 2022

Auto insurance providers often offer roadside-assistance programs for a fraction of what you would pay for an AAA membership—but there’s…

Is Ethanol Safe for Your Car’s Engine?
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Is Ethanol Safe for Your Car’s Engine?

Patrick De Haan | July 22, 2022

Ethanol is a “mixed” blessing. Adding this fuel, which is typically made from corn, to gasoline can help lower the…

Your Auto-Safety Tech Could Put You In Danger
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Your Auto-Safety Tech Could Put You In Danger

Joshua VanWynsberghe | June 23, 2022

Advanced automotive-safety systems—including automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance—are unreliable when it’s raining. These systems’ ­cameras and sensors struggle to…

Keep Your Car On The Road For 300,000+ Miles
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Keep Your Car On The Road For 300,000+ Miles

Russ Evans | February 15, 2022

The average price of a new car recently raced past $46,000, a staggering sum that gives drivers more reason than…

Home-Grown Wheels
Automotive

Home-Grown Wheels

Kelsey Mays | February 13, 2022

Buying a vehicle that is made in the US isn’t as easy as it sounds these days—but these are the ones that come closest.

Affordable Vintage Cars the Experts Would Buy
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Affordable Vintage Cars the Experts Would Buy

Tom Cotter | January 5, 2022

Ever dream of driving a Ferrari ­Testarossa? Keep dreaming! A sharp surge in prices means that you would have to…

The Best New and Redesigned Vehicles for 2022
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The Best New and Redesigned Vehicles for 2022

Karl Brauer | December 27, 2021

Better days are ahead for car buyers. Prices will soon start to soften, and some exciting new 2022 models will…

Share the Road with Motorcycles
Automotive

Share the Road with Motorcycles

Nicholas P. Just | December 20, 2021

Love them or hate them, motorcycles have as much right to the roads as cars and trucks. Knowing a bit…

Frustrating Car Features: How to Live with Them… or Get Rid of Them
Automotive

Frustrating Car Features: How to Live with Them… or Get Rid of Them

Karl Brauer | December 18, 2021

Is your car’s tech driving you crazy? You’re not alone. Modern vehicles are full of features intended to make cars…