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Using a Diagnostic Car Code Reader

Thursday  19:51,   27 september 2018

Diagnose car problems without going to a mechanic with an auto code reader. Simply plug it into the car's computer system, then interpret the trouble code readout. Diagnose car problems without going to a mechanic with an auto code reader.... >>>

Best SUV and Truck Tires

Tuesday  20:50,   18 september 2018

Choosing the right replacement SUV or truck tire can be a challenge, as many owners need to consider how their vehicle is used and must prioritize certain performance characteristics over others. Consumer Reports has tested dozens of tire models for >>>

Was your car built to stop working?

Tuesday  20:50,   18 september 2018

Obsolescence is an increasing part of modern car ownership.Ford recently discontinued an online vehicle health report service, prompting some owners to wonder what they can do about... >>>

How to Maintain a Car Battery in the Heat

Tuesday  20:50,   18 september 2018

The health of a car battery is important to monitor with extra care in extreme heat to help prolong their life. You can maintain a battery's charge by using a charger like the Digital 1200 from OPTIMA or any other charger that is microprocessor >>>

Here's a Friendly Reminder That You Can Put Your Car Key in Your Fridge to Protect It From Hackers

Friday  02:15,   24 august 2018

Modern car technology is like medicine. It gives you a benefit you may or may not need, in exchange for a long list of side effects and “ask so-and-so about this before doing this.” The list from USA Today has some great reminders, like the... >>>

The Best Way to Get Sand Out of Your Car

Friday  02:15,   24 august 2018

Summer calls for long, lazy days spent on the beach. But that might mean a car full of sand later on!When it comes to car mats, the first thing you should do is remove them and shake them out. If they’re the carpet kind, you’ll want to really beat... >>>

Here’s Why You Should Always Open Your Car Door with Your Right Hand

Sunday  12:05,   19 august 2018

If you live in a city, every commute could be a “best-of” reel of dangerous driving. Car doors, in particular, have become an excellent teaching aid in proving Newton’s law that no two objects can occupy the same space simultaneously. Bikers, often... >>>

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

Tuesday  23:33,   14 august 2018

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... >>>

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

Monday  20:11,   13 august 2018

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

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 under­coating... >>>

Pirelli Is Launching Smart Tires That Can Monitor Wear and Load

Saturday  00:10,   11 august 2018

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

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

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

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

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... >>>