Autos: Ownership

How to Jumpstart a Car

Tuesday  19:38,   14 march 2017
Popular Mechanics

It's never too late to learn.Jumper[...]

3 Technologies Making Car Suspensions Better Than Ever

Tuesday  19:37,   14 march 2017
Popular Mechanics

The state of the suspension is good. Very good.Suspension systems don't tend to get much publicity, but they're probably the most crucial factor in the day-to-day enjoyment of your car. Automakers are always tweaking and refining their designs in[...]

Milestones That Can Change Your Car Insurance Rates, for Better or Worse

Tuesday  19:37,   14 march 2017
Consumer Reports

his chart shows the average annual car insurance rates over the course of a lifetime for a single driver in the U.S. In general, 20-somethings pay extra because of their inexperience, while thos e 60 and older pay more for their increased risk of[...]

When Should You Fight a Traffic Ticket?

Tuesday  19:37,   14 march 2017
Road & Track

Advice from our resident consumer protection attorney.But before you start trying to figure out how to fight your ticket, consumer protection attorney and R&T contributor Steve Lehto says you should first figure out whether it's worth fighting[...]

5 Simple Car Care Tips That Can Save You a Bundle of Money

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
MoneyTalksNews

Make a small investment in these affordable car-care moves, and get a big return on the longevity and performance of your vehicle. Once upon a time there was a television advertisement for Fram oil filters in which a mechanic was featured saying:[...]

This Is How To Haul Stuff On Your Car Roof

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
MSN

Only kooks allow surfboards to fly off the roof at speed.This brings up a comment someone made on a piece I wrote last month about the Camaro 2.0T. I had strapped a surfboard to the roof of the car, and a commenter who called himself Dr_Ribs_Revere[...]

This Is How To Haul Stuff On Your Car Roof

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
MSN

Only kooks allow surfboards to fly off the roof at speed.This brings up a comment someone made on a piece I wrote last month about the Camaro 2.0T. I had strapped a surfboard to the roof of the car, and a commenter who called himself Dr_Ribs_Revere[...]

Explained: That Weird Throbbing When You Open One Car Window

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
Car and Driver

<p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff.</p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff. And it’s about as irritating as having someone thumping on a bass drum in the back seat. Whether you call[...]

Explained: That Weird Throbbing When You Open One Car Window

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
Car and Driver

<p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff.</p>It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff. And it’s about as irritating as having someone thumping on a bass drum in the back seat. Whether you call[...]

Winter/Snow vs. All-Season Tires: How They Compare

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
Consumer Reports

This time of year, many drivers debate whether or not it is worth investing in a dedicated set of winter/snow tires. With advances in all-season tires and mild winters in some areas, it is a fair decision to wrestle with. Before committing, do know [...]

Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

Tuesday  19:36,   14 march 2017
Popular Mechanics

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[...]

Is It Illegal to Leave Your Car Running Unattended?

Tuesday  19:35,   14 march 2017
Road & Track

It can be. But it isn't always.A close look at the ticket issued to Nick Taylor reveals that he was cited for violating a local ordinance, not a state law. In fact, a quick internet search of the terms associated with this story will dig up[...]

The Basics on Restoring Carburetor Performance

Tuesday  19:35,   14 march 2017
HOT ROD

The Carter AFB carburetor was introduced in 1957, and the same basic design lives on to this day as the Edelbrock manufactured variant. For any mechanical device to remain in production for nearly 60 years is testimony to fine design work and[...]

How the Smoke From Your Tailpipe Can Tell You What's Wrong With Your Car

Tuesday  19:35,   14 march 2017
Road & Track

Smoke analysis can help you figure out exactly what's wrong with your car. Here's what your tailpipe is trying to tell you.But if the smoke is coming from your exhaust, it will generally be one of three colors. Correctly identify the color[...]

Tuff Truck Bag: How to Keep Bed Items Dry and Secure

Tuesday  19:33,   14 march 2017
Truck Trend

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