Autos: Ownership

Here's everything you can learn from reading a tire sidewall

Tuesday  23:33,   14 august 2018
cnet

There’s more to your tire’s sidewall than just the size.Let's take a look at the tires on Roadshow's long-term 2018 Kia Stinger for[...]
Autos / Ownership

Why your car's power windows aren't all automatic

Monday  20:11,   13 august 2018
cnet

A little bit of safety, a little bit of cheapness.One-touch window closing is called "express-up" in regulatory language, and is regulated because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about arms, legs or necks getting[...]

Does Your Car Need Undercoating?

Monday  20:11,   13 august 2018
consumerreports.org

Q. I just bought a new car and declined the $800 protective under­coating that the dealer was urging me to get. Did I make the wrong decision? A. The short answer is no. Q. I just bought a new car and declined the $800 protective[...]

Pirelli Is Launching Smart Tires That Can Monitor Wear and Load

Saturday  00:10,   11 august 2018
caranddriver

Future tires will communicate to the cloud as well as your palms.Pirelli is among the first tire manufacturers to introduce a truly “smart” tire, which it calls Connesso (Italian for “connected”) for the aftermarket version and Cyber Tire for the[...]

Why Brake-By-Wire Is Coming To Your Car

Friday  17:27,   10 august 2018
popularmechanics

The future of braking technology is making its way from the racetrack to luxury cars to ordinary cars.We call this technology brake-by-wire, because it cuts the physical link between the pedal and the brake system itself. (Throttle-by-wire and[...]

Get unstuck when off-roading

Tuesday  17:41,   07 august 2018
autoblog

This winch comes in handy in a pinch.The lightweight winch can fit most vehicles and is designed to get you out of snow, sand, mud, ice and loose[...]

Why you might want to wrap your car key fob in foil

Tuesday  07:33,   07 august 2018
usatoday

Wrapping your car key fob in foil is an easy and inexpensive way to avoid the cyber threat, says Holly Hubert, a former FBI agent in New York.Wrap car fobs in aluminum[...]

Vehicle Diagnostics: How To Find Engine Codes

Tuesday  22:56,   24 july 2018
familyhandyman

Correctly identify the model year and engine type in your VIN (vehicle identification number) when you buy new auto parts.Look for the VIN at the lower corner of the windshield on the driver’s[...]

“You can’t take an EV to a car wash” and other electric car myths

Tuesday  17:21,   24 july 2018
motoringresearch

Go Ultra Low survey reveals UK drivers’ lack of knowledge about electric cars – and some of the myths that surround them The post “You can’t take an EV to a car wash” and other electric car myths appeared first on Motoring Research.To nip the[...]

Here's How Rust Penetrating Oils Actually Work

Friday  21:35,   20 july 2018
roadandtrack

Ever wonder if the penetrating oil you're using to get that rusty bolt free is actually working? Here's a demonstration.<br _moz_dirty=""[...]

5 Car Care Accessories Every Enthusiast Needs

Tuesday  20:40,   10 july 2018
motor1

From a portable vacuum to a leather cleaner, you can’t go wrong with these five car care accessories. Summer is officially here, that means it’s time to take your car out from its long winter slumber (if you haven’t already), and hit the road for a[...]

How to Remove Car Door Handle Scratches

Tuesday  20:40,   10 july 2018
roadandtrack

Is the area around your door's handle covered in ugly scratches? Here's how to make it look like new.Larry Kosilla of Ammo NYC put together a quick video explaining how to restore an exterior door handle and its surrounding panels. Though he [...]

How to keep your pets properly protected in the car

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
autoblog

Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained.Keep pets in the back[...]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Car’s Air Conditioner

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
familyhandyman

Even if your car is sweltering hot in the summertime, you may want to reconsider turning that A/C on after knowing what we know.There’s nothing more uncomfortable than a hot car on a humid day. As the months start to get warmer, you’re going to want [...]

Tires Don't Have to be Worn Out to Lose Traction in Wet Weather, Study Shows

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
consumerreports.org

A new study from the Automobile Association of America (AAA) provides sobering information about just how dangerous older tires can become on rain-slickened roads.<br>Car tires lose grip long before they wear out, but a new study from the[...]