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Autos: Ownership

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. 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

Updated studies and CR testing help you get a grip on the right ones for your needsIt'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 winter, having...[...]

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

Wednesday  16:28,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

One surprising tip: Run the A/C. Here's why.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

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

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

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
consumerreports.org

One surprising tip: Run the A/C. Here's why.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 Severe Cold Affects Your Car (and What to Do about It)

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
caranddriver

We found out how the cold can affect cars and trucks and hear about any possible solutions.Few places in the U.S. know cold better than Alaska, and James Grant, who owns Right Choice Automotive Repair in Fairbanks, has seen a bit of what frigid...[...]

How to Rock Your Car Out of a Snowbank

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
lifehacker

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

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

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
caranddriver

We found out how the cold can affect cars and trucks and hear about any possible solutions.Few places in the U.S. know cold better than Alaska, and James Grant, who owns Right Choice Automotive Repair in Fairbanks, has seen a bit of what frigid...[...]

There's No Need to Warm Up Your Car in the Cold

Wednesday  16:27,   14 march 2018
popularmechanics

The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines.In a nutshell, an internal combustion engine works by using pistons to compress a mixture of air and vaporized fuel within a cylinder. The...[...]

The Advantages of Front-Wheel Drive

Wednesday  16:26,   14 march 2018
caranddriver

The Advantages of Front-Wheel Drive If engineers had had their way, front-wheel drive would have dominated automotive design from the beginning. But, in a victory for right-brain thinkers, stylists and enthusiasts actually have a say in the...[...]

If Your Vehicle Doesn't Require It, Premium May Not Be Worth It

Wednesday  16:26,   14 march 2018
msn

AAA says price gap between regular and premium now as big as 25 percent, meaning higher-octane gas may be a poor choice, even when recommended.The latest testing by AAA showed using premium gasoline in vehicles that recommend but don't require it...[...]

Is Premium Fuel Worth the Cost? Yes and No

Wednesday  16:25,   14 march 2018
roadandtrack

If your car recommends, but doesn't require premium, you'll most likely see improved performance and efficiency with higher octane fuel. But, the extra cost might not be worth it.In the study, AAA performed various dyno tests on six...[...]

I Put Diesel In My Car's Gasoline Tank! What Do I Do Now?

Wednesday  16:25,   14 march 2018
jalopnik

This is disastrous for your engine, so if it happens, here’s what to do next.Hello! This is the beginning of what will be a regular feature on this internet website: A column in which I investigate your car problems, mostly to determine just how...[...]