Autos: Ownership

Here's How Rust Penetrating Oils Actually Work

Friday  21:35,   20 july 2018
roadandtrack

Ever wonder if the penetrating oil you're using to get that rusty bolt free is actually working? Here's a demonstration.<br _moz_dirty=""[...]
Autos / Ownership

5 Car Care Accessories Every Enthusiast Needs

Tuesday  20:40,   10 july 2018
motor1

From a portable vacuum to a leather cleaner, you can’t go wrong with these five car care accessories. Summer is officially here, that means it’s time to take your car out from its long winter slumber (if you haven’t already), and hit the road for a[...]

How to Remove Car Door Handle Scratches

Tuesday  20:40,   10 july 2018
roadandtrack

Is the area around your door's handle covered in ugly scratches? Here's how to make it look like new.Larry Kosilla of Ammo NYC put together a quick video explaining how to restore an exterior door handle and its surrounding panels. Though he [...]

How to keep your pets properly protected in the car

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
autoblog

Where dogs and cats should ride, and how they should be restrained.Keep pets in the back[...]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Car’s Air Conditioner

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
familyhandyman

Even if your car is sweltering hot in the summertime, you may want to reconsider turning that A/C on after knowing what we know.There’s nothing more uncomfortable than a hot car on a humid day. As the months start to get warmer, you’re going to want [...]

Tires Don't Have to be Worn Out to Lose Traction in Wet Weather, Study Shows

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
consumerreports.org

A new study from the Automobile Association of America (AAA) provides sobering information about just how dangerous older tires can become on rain-slickened roads.<br>Car tires lose grip long before they wear out, but a new study from the[...]

How to Change Spark Plugs: A Definitive Guide

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
roadandtrack

If you're planning on changing your spark plugs, or just want to learn about how they work, watch this video.Not only does ChrisFix cover how to remove and replace spark plugs, he also talks you through what kinds of plugs work best for your[...]

What goes into a brake job?

Tuesday  20:36,   10 july 2018
cnet

Here's why you may have paid more for your last brake job than the price promised on TV.There are three main components that make up your brakes at the[...]

4×4 Smarts: Safe Driving Tips for How to Use 4-Wheel-Drive

Tuesday  20:35,   10 july 2018
familyhandyman

Do all the drivers in your family really know when and how to engage the 4WD? Or which gearing (4HI or 4LO) is best for which driving conditions?&nbsp;Four-wheel-drive systems are offered in many configurations such as part time, full time,[...]

Summer Car Safety for Kids

Sunday  10:40,   17 june 2018
consumerreports.org

As families head out on the road this summer, keeping children safe should be top of mind. Consumer Reports’ car-seat experts have some tips for protecting kids while traveling during these summe r months.Check for Hot Car-Seat Parts"Car-seat[...]

How to keep your car from getting butt-burningly hot this summer

Sunday  10:40,   17 june 2018
popsci

<p><strong>T</strong>his cooling method works even faster than driving with the windows down. Sure, you’ll look a little silly in the parking lot, but it’s a small sacrifice compared to melting in the driver’s seat.</p>After sitting in[...]

Do Airbags Go Bad? You Won’t Like This Answer

Saturday  11:05,   16 june 2018
familyhandyman

How long do airbags last? They aren't guaranteed to last the life of your vehicle! Here's what you need to know about airbag longevity.Drivers typically don’t think much about airbags unless they go off in an accident. But these safety[...]

What happens when a run-flat tire goes flat

Saturday  11:05,   16 june 2018
cnet

My recent blowout in a BMW put a spotlight on the pros and cons of run-flat tires.Rewind to last weekend, when the passenger-side rear tire of my 2018 BMW 640i Gran Turismo test car had a brief encounter with a Detroit-style pothole. Normally in[...]

Nitrogen Versus Compressed Air: Which is Better?

Tuesday  22:55,   12 june 2018
roadandtrack

Sometimes, manufacturers fill tires with pure nitrogen instead of just normal air. Here's why.It all comes down to moisture. Regular compressed air contains a bunch of water, so when it's heated up (during hard driving, for example), it expands[...]

Time To Invest: Value of Vintage Motorcycles on the Rise

Thursday  21:40,   17 may 2018
rideapart

With antique motorcycle prices steadily climbing, there’s never been a better time to forgo the IRA in favor of a BSA.Because there are so many factors that come into play when determining a motorcycle’s value, it can be hard to nail-down an exact[...]