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Autos: Ownership

The Best Place to Learn Winter Driving Is Obviously on an Ice Skating Rink

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
popularmechanics

There's nowhere better to go skidding around.When a few flakes of snow stick to the ground, my hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, shuts down. Schools operate on a delay, if they're not closed entirely, and everyone in town stocks up at the[...]

10 Winter driving safety tips to battle any blizzard

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
nydailynews

Blizzard conditions are great for ski slopes and snowmen, but they’re absolutely treacherous if you’re driving and can’t see the road ahead. Yeah, I know, you’ve got to run out to …but really, if you drive like a crazy person when it’s snowing,[...]

Stop hurting your engine by 'warming up' the car when it's cold out

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
businessinsider

Harsh driving conditions in winter are already hard on your car, but you could be making things a lot worse if you're turning your vehicle on in the morning so it can 'warm up' before you drive off.Harsh driving conditions in winter are[...]

I Know How Far You're Looking Ahead on the Freeway, and It's Not Far Enough

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
roadandtrack

​Want to be a better driver? You need to look ahead.​In my capacity as a trackday and racing instructor, I continually run into two very different kinds of difficult students. The first kind assumes that some people are just born with all the skills [...]

Your Roof Rack Could Be Turning Your Car Into a Major Gas Guzzler

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
popularmechanics

​The first study of its kind warns against all that drag.The racks cost the country 100 million gallons of gas last year, equal to 0.8 percent of light-duty vehicles' consumption, Alan Meier of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Yuche[...]

An Indy 500 racer gave us tips for being a better driver

Tuesday  04:35,   01 november 2016
businessinsider

Graham Rahal is 27 years old, comes from a racing family, married a drag racer, and will be in the field for this year's Indy 500 at the end of May.It will be his eighth time at the Brickyard. His best finish thus far was a third in 2011. He's[...]

Why You Might Not Actually Need Premium Gas

Tuesday  04:35,   01 november 2016
consumerreports.org

Premium gas sounds like it’s something special, but it actually translates into paying extra for a higher octane without a performance or fuel economy benefit for many cars. That's what we foundThat's what we found after running tests at our[...]

6 Ways to Spend Less at the Gas Station

Tuesday  04:35,   01 november 2016
consumerreports.org

Gas prices are a big deal among consumers—the cost of fuel was the leading concern of 64 percent of shoppers, according to a January 2016 survey by the National Association of Convenience Stores (80 percent of the gasoline sold in the U.S. is[...]

10 bad driving habits that damage your car

Tuesday  04:35,   01 november 2016
autoblog

Bad habits can be hard to break, but what if those bad habits break your car?These are 10 common bad driving habits that can cause major damage to your[...]

This Handy Chart Tells You How Many Miles You Can Drive on Empty

Tuesday  04:35,   01 november 2016
roadandtrack

Ever wonder what that fuel light really represents? Now you know.The chart, put together by YourMechanic, lists the 50 best-selling cars in the United States in 2015. Everything from the Chevy Silverado all the way down to the Ford Mustang is[...]

Michelin Leads in Latest Ultra-High-Performance Tire Ratings

Tuesday  04:35,   01 november 2016
consumerreports.org

Michelin leads the way among both summer and all-season ultra-high-performance tires, according to our latest test results, which are available on ConsumerReports.org. But that doesn’t mean you dBut that doesn’t mean you don’t have other brands to[...]

What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

Tuesday  04:28,   01 november 2016
usnews

No matter how your car performs on the road or what its other capabilities are, its ultimate job comes down to safety: How does it protect you and your family in the event of an accident? No matter how your car performs on the road or what[...]

5 Things To Help Combat and Cure A Cold Cummins

Tuesday  04:28,   01 november 2016
msn

Cummins Cold[...]

How Often Should I Change My Car's Fluids?

Tuesday  04:28,   01 november 2016
msn

Think you're getting ripped off by your local quick lube joint? Here's everything you need to know about when to change your vehicle's fluids, and why it's so important.I'm somewhere in between, because it depends. What kind of[...]

How to Add Custom Car Horn Sounds to Your Vehicle

Tuesday  04:28,   01 november 2016
popularmechanics

Because the normal horn sound is so boring.Bob Clagett from I Like to Make Stuff, added a custom set of car horns to his Land Cruiser by setting up a basic system that starts with an Adafruit sound board, small amp, cigarette lighter adapter, 12V to [...]