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Autos: Ownership

How Much Preventative Maintenance Is Too Much?

Thursday  04:15,   17 may 2018
jalopnik

How much preventative maintenance should I do? (Because this is getting expensive).Over the past few days, I’ve been ruining my wallet by purchasing a metric crap-ton of replacement parts for my Golden Eagle, and that got me thinking: Should I even...[...]

How to Double the Life of Your Car Battery

Friday  18:51,   04 may 2018
familyhandyman

Double that car battery life and save some serious dough! These tips will keep your car's battery in tip-top condition for as long as possible.Typically car batteries will last you four to six years. However, some factors could get in the way of [...]

How to Wash the Winter Salt Off Your Car

Sunday  11:51,   29 april 2018
roadandtrack

A detailed guide on getting off all that corrosive grime.Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC put together a lengthy, descriptive video detailing exactly how you should clean a car that's spent the last few months slushing through a Northern winter commute....[...]

6 Things to Know About Your Car's Transmission

Wednesday  23:10,   25 april 2018
consumerreports.org

Taking care of your car or truck’s transmission is important for its long-term health. But all too often, car owners misunderstand the basic maintenance that’s needed to keep a gearbox running smoothly. Consumer Reports’ chief mechanic, John...[...]

How to Avoid Being One of 8 Million Drivers AAA Will Rescue This Summer

Wednesday  01:05,   18 april 2018
247wallst

As the summer driving season approaches and Americans hit the road for driving vacations, AAA offers some adviceMore than a third of last year's roadside calls required that the car be towed to a repair shop, and of those vehicles, 81% were more...[...]

How A Rusted Car Compares To A New One In A Crash Test

Tuesday  01:11,   17 april 2018
jalopnik

A Swedish insurance company partnered with a Swedish homeowner’s organization to commission crash tests of a rusted Mazda6 wagon and a rusted Volkswagen Golf to see how badly the corrosion compromised the cars’ structural integrity. Here’s what the...[...]

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...[...]

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 covers the...[...]

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

The best part? It’s only a guy talking about an engine block.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 or loud...[...]

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...[...]