Autos: Ownership

What Does the Check Engine Light Really Mean?

Wednesday  04:00,   11 april 2018
consumerreports.org

You’re driving along in your car or truck and suddenly a yellow light illuminates on your dash telling you to check or service your engine. If you’re like most car owners, you have little idea ab out what that light is trying to tell you or how you[...]
Autos / Ownership

What Is Gap Insurance (And Why You May Need It)?

Wednesday  00:11,   04 april 2018
motor1

It helps protect motorists who are "upside down" on a lease or car loan.If you’re buying or leasing a new car or truck these days, you’ll likely be offered – perhaps required to purchase – so-called gap insurance. This type of policy[...]

How to Do Your Own Pre-Purchase Inspection

Wednesday  00:11,   04 april 2018
roadandtrack

When buying a car, you might not always have an expert mechanic on-hand. Here's how to inspect one yourself.There are lots of basic things on a car that you don't need any training to inspect. Repaired body panels and scuffs are easy to spot if[...]

What You Need To Know When Selecting Wheels and Tires

Tuesday  22:26,   27 march 2018
hotrod

Of all the elements involved with street rod styling, the combination of wheels, tires, and stance may very well be the most critical. Use the wrong combination of rolling stock and it's difficult, if not impossible, to ignore and may cause all the [...]

Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About Engine Blocks

Wednesday  03:35,   21 march 2018
jalopnik

<p>The best part? It’s only a guy talking about an engine block.</p>You know what I hate about YouTube videos? You go on to try and learn about something, and so many of them utterly ruin the experience by playing some kind of obnoxious intro[...]

When Inspecting Tires, Check the Expiration Date

Wednesday  16:38,   14 march 2018
automobilemag

New old[...]

Car warranty company reveals the largest bills paid in 2017

Wednesday  16:33,   14 march 2018
motoringresearch

The top 10 car repair bills paid out by Warrantywise in 2017You’re faced with three choices: sell the car, chance your arm, or opt for an aftermarket warranty. Typically, you’ll pay anything from $140 to £700 a year, but in return you’ll be covered[...]

Modern Batteries and Winter Storage Headaches

Wednesday  16:30,   14 march 2018
automobilemag

New chemistries have created new challengesIn Michigan, the snow and salt of winter forces many owners to store their modern and classic sports cars in a nice, cozy garage or warehouse. Unfortunately, it's getting more and more complicated to figure [...]

Does Car Insurance Cover Theft?

Wednesday  16:30,   14 march 2018
usnews

What Happens When Your Car Is Broken Into? So you walk out to your car in the morning, and your car is still there, but the window is broken. Maybe you own a vehicle with a manual transmissions and the thieves couldn’t drive stick, so they went[...]

GM Tried To Conquer Winter Driving With Space-Age Liquid Tire Chain

Wednesday  16:29,   14 march 2018
jalopnik

We are in the middle of a bitter cold winter, and as automotive enthusiasts we share a largely universal hatred of snow and ice, right? I’ve personally inflicted damage to bumpers, differentials, and control arms, thanks to icy roads. Perhaps I’d[...]

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires ... and Why It's Necessary

Wednesday  16:29,   14 march 2018
usnews

Today’s tires have become so trouble-free that many drivers ignore them completely, skipping critical inspections and maintenance procedures until there is a problem.&nbsp;Tire Rotation[...]

Here's How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Wednesday  16:28,   14 march 2018
jalopnik

Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards to today’s cars? Well, in all likeliness, the seller of the vehicle in said advertisement doesn’t[...]

Why You Should Be Driving on Winter/Snow Tires

Wednesday  16:28,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

<p>Updated studies and CR testing help you get a grip on the right ones for your needs</p>It's time to end the annual debate about whether to install winter/snow tires on your car. If you live in an area where snow is a constant throughout[...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater

Wednesday  16:28,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

<p>One surprising tip: Run the A/C. Here's why.</p>Winter is here, so it’s time to understand how to maximize your car’s heater to keep you and your passengers comfortable and[...]

How to Rock Your Car Out of a Snowbank

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
lifehacker

<p>Good advice for the tire-spinners and the inexperienced winter drivers among us.</p>Be Prepare in the First[...]