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Video Proves Winter Tires Vastly Superior To All-Seasons In Snow

Monday  21:40,   04 march 2019

Acceleration is pretty close, but stopping and turning is important, too. As professionals who earn a living driving cars, we seriously appreciate the benefits that dedicated winter tires offer in snow and ice conditions. Yes, all-season tires are... >>>

7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Car Looking Like New

Friday  19:10,   01 march 2019

If you're willing to take a few simple steps to preserve the beauty of your car, you stand to get a lot more money when you trade it... >>>

Electric car charging 101

Wednesday  01:05,   27 february 2019

Making sense of EV charge connectors and their power... >>>

What's a head gasket? And why does it cost so much to fix?

Friday  02:45,   15 february 2019

This expensive car repair is maddening. Here's... >>>

Repairing a Windshield on a Modern Car Can Be an Expensive Mess

Friday  22:20,   08 february 2019

As cars are loaded with more and more safety tech, they get more and more expensive to fix. Those systems, though beneficial, are oftentimes very advanced and require more calibrations to get right. Windshields are one part of a car that’s getting... >>>

Is this the ultimate de-icing life hack?

Thursday  16:06,   07 february 2019

Watch, as this person de-ices a windscreen—within seconds—with just a few wipes. YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW QUICKLY THIS DUDE CLEARS HIS FROSTED WINDSHIELD! Is that clickbaity enough? The bag he’s holding is full of warm water. Experts advise against... >>>

How often should I start my car and let it idle in cold weather? Answer: Don't.

Wednesday  18:41,   06 february 2019

Letting a car idle requires more time for the vehicle to warm up and allows excess fuel to get into the engine, which isn't good for wear and... >>>

Here's what to do if your car won't start in cold weather

Tuesday  22:20,   05 february 2019

If you woke up this morning and your car won't start, it's probably too... >>>

Here’s Why You Should Buy Your Tires from Costco

Tuesday  18:07,   05 february 2019

The difference could be worth the price of... >>>

How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell in Your Car

Monday  16:06,   04 february 2019

Whether you've purchased a used car that someone smoked in, or have finally kicked the bad habit yourself, you may be itching to learn how to get rid of that smoke smell in your car. Air it out The first thing you need to do to get rid of the smoke... >>>

Thieves are breaking into cars to steal a metal more valuable than gold

Monday  16:06,   04 february 2019

There’s treasure in your car, and it’s just waiting to be stolen. All but the jankiest of automobiles may now have something of interest... >>>

Car Won’t Start

Friday  22:20,   01 february 2019

If you turn the car key and your car won’t start, don’t give up. Before you call for a tow, try these seven simple tricks to get your car started again. The only tool you need is a... >>>

How to Jump-Start a Car With a Dead Battery

Friday  22:20,   01 february 2019

When you need a jump start so that you can get to the store to buy a new battery, follow the safety precautions below. And remember, jumper cables normally have a set of clamps marked red for pos itive and one marked black for negative. And battery... >>>

How to Keep Your Car Battery Alive Through a Frigid Winter

Thursday  20:35,   31 january 2019

Batteries, like people, like to stay warm, dry, and well-fed during the winter. Heres what you need to know about keeping your battery happy when its cold... >>>

How Severe Cold Affects Your Car (and What to Do about It)

Thursday  16:30,   31 january 2019

We talked with a repairman from Alaska to find out how the cold can affect cars and hear about any possible solutions. Problem: Deflated tires As the air in your tires gets colder, it contracts and has less pressure. Tires correspondingly become... >>>