Autos: Ownership

The Vapor Rub: Summer versus Winter Gasoline Explained

Wednesday  16:18,   14 march 2018
Car and Driver

<p>Every September 15, fuel stations in all 48 continental states must begin dispensing winter-grade gasoline under strict federal deadlines.</p>Starting in 1989 before the 1990 Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency began[...]

Are You Ready for a Flat Tire?

Wednesday  16:17,   14 march 2018
Consumer Reports

All drivers are at risk of getting a flat tire, but many new-car buyers might be surprised to find their new vehicle doesn't come with a spare. About 28 percent of 2017 model-year vehicles did no t come with a spare tire, based on a new study by [...]

What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Drivers

Wednesday  16:17,   14 march 2018
Consumer Reports

<p>Practical tips for guiding them through these dangerous years</p>Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens. In fact, the crash rate per mile driven for 16- to 19-year-olds is nearly three times the rate for drivers age 20 and older, and the [...]

6 Things to Know About Your Car's Transmission

Wednesday  16:16,   14 march 2018
Consumer Reports

<p>Maintaining the gearbox is important—and often overlooked</p>Taking care of your car or truck’s transmission is important for its long-term health. But all too often, car owners misunderstand the basic maintenance that’s needed to keep a[...]

6 Key Pickup Truck Accessories for New Owners

Wednesday  16:16,   14 march 2018
Consumer Reports

<p>Truck accessories can play an outsized role in keeping your truck livable.</p>Pickup truck owners know their vehicles are workhorses, and they often rack up lots more miles than owners of typical sedans or[...]

This Is the Best Way to Increase Your Gas Mileage

Wednesday  16:16,   14 march 2018
Best Life

If you're truly interested in maximizing your vehicle's efficiency and gas mileage, don't worry about your fuel tank. Worry about your tires.But if you’re truly interested in maximizing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, the key is not in[...]

How to Polish Your Car

Wednesday  16:15,   14 march 2018
Road & Track

Planning on giving your car a polish? Look no further.Polishing is an important step in the car-cleaning process, and it's something any diligent enthusiast should learn how to do. Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC put together an incredibly detailed video[...]

Here's What Happens When You Let Your Car Run Out Of Oil

Wednesday  16:15,   14 march 2018
Jalopnik

That oil change can definitely wait a few more months, right? After all, the gas powers the car and that’s the main thing that gets it from A to B. Wrong. Without oil, a car’s engine is toast—burnt, smoking, ruined toast. And engines are a lot more[...]

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Wednesday  16:15,   14 march 2018
Road & Track

Science proves you can blast away the fog twice as fast.Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take that long for[...]

Winter Tire Procurement Shouldn’t Be So Hard

Wednesday  16:12,   14 march 2018
Automobile

Not all OEMs make it easy to source the right rubber for the snowA close friend of mine ordered a new 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S last year. After some delays, the car finally landed at his dealer in the middle of October. I had already begun assisting[...]

How To Bring New Life To Old Wheels

Wednesday  16:12,   14 march 2018
MSN

Sanding and painting can make your old wheels look new and unique.First, sand the wheels with a heavy grit sandpaper. I used my power sander, but in the past, I've done this by hand as well. One time I even had access to a sandblasting box, which[...]

How to store tires over the winter properly

Wednesday  16:12,   14 march 2018
Autoblog

Winter tire care tips from the experts.A few things kill tires. One is UV light, and another is sitting stationary in one spot. Chemicals, ozone, and cold temperatures also hurt tires. We'll cover why, and what to do about each aspect. The good news [...]

How to Wet Sand and Polish New Paint for a Show-Perfect Shine.

Wednesday  16:11,   14 march 2018
HOT ROD

You've done it: you put in the effort, did the research, and practiced enough with your new paint gun to lay out a nice looking paint job. There were no real problems, and your buddies are now patting you on the back and maybe thinking of[...]

Seven Ways to Help Your Car Survive Winter

Wednesday  16:11,   14 march 2018
MSN

Here's how you can keep your car working well through the arctic chill.Check your tires. Make sure you have enough tread to dig into snow on the road instead of sliding across the top of it. Winter tires have tread and compound optimized for[...]

This Is How Much Money Your Turn Signals Cost to Use

Thursday  11:39,   05 october 2017
MSN

<p>Long story short, use your signals already.</p>Some erroneously claim it not to be necessary, in spite of the above data, while others cite laziness, forgetfulness, or time constraints. Some may even think that the additional current draw[...]