mechanic hands engine
From alternators to throttles, and gaskets to wheel bearings, sometimes it can feel like you have to be a mechanic to understand your car. But you may be surprised. “Automotive maintenance may sound intimidating,…
fuel pump
Today’s gas pumps are a potentially confusing array of names, colors and alphanumeric symbols. Gasoline comes in five or more varieties, and that doesn’t account for diesel. Mix them up and…
woman looking at new car interior
In 2015, the United States hit an all-time car sales record: 17.4 million vehicles were moved off dealer lots and into consumer driveways, according to Wards Auto. If you’re interested in buying a new car, the…
young hispanic woman texting while driving
Young drivers are particularly vulnerable to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). “Twenty-three percent of drivers in all fatal crashes are in their 20s, and this same age group…
museum exterior
When the weather’s fine and you’re itching to get outside, what better way than a road trip? While national monuments, big-city entertainment, beaches or theme parks may be your ultimate…
black car
It’s not a recent phenomenon. Over the last few decades, technology has been pushing big innovations in the cars we drive, according to Cars.com, with everything from the engine and brake…
Silver Car
Auto shows are great places to see new models and futuristic concept versions of your favorite vehicles. But if you’ve never attended one before, it can be a bit intimidating. The…
DIY Car Mistakes
Working on your car or truck can be a worthwhile activity or hobby for many car enthusiasts. There’s often a certain amount of personal satisfaction that can come with doing…
Baby in Car Seat
New parents can have a lot on their minds. Faced with the new responsibilities and tasks that typically come with parenthood, some new parents can feel overwhelmed when it comes…
hi-tech car
Cars boast all kinds of new technology these days. From in-car Wi-Fi and back-up cameras to rain-detecting windshield wipers and rear-mounted radar, so much of the technology available in today’s…