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Autos: Ownership

Watch What Happens When You Run an Engine Without Oil

Thursday  02:20,   06 april 2017
msn

Oil is to cars as blood is to people-neither will run very long without it. Oil flows all throughout the engine and various components, lubricating all those moving parts and keeping everything from getting too hot. But for every driver out there[...]

FWD vs. RWD: Which Is Best For You?

Wednesday  21:38,   05 april 2017
usnews

Front-wheel drive (FWD) versus rear-wheel drive (RWD) may be the most contentious automotive debate since Ford versus Chevy, or trucks versus cars. The two technologies grew up on separate paths, and each has its own distinct[...]

FWD vs. RWD: Which Is Best For You?

Wednesday  21:38,   05 april 2017
usnews

Front-wheel drive (FWD) versus rear-wheel drive (RWD) may be the most contentious automotive debate since Ford versus Chevy, or trucks versus cars. The two technologies grew up on separate paths, and each has its own distinct[...]

15 Things to Keep in Your Car at All Times

Thursday  22:51,   23 march 2017
mentalfloss

In the event that you pop a tire or run out of gas, don’t be caught unprepared. Sinclair shares 15 items to keep in your car at all times in case of emergency.1. CELL PHONE AND CHARGER; $10© Provided by The Week Publications“Believe it or not, I[...]

Testing the General Tire Altimax Arctic 12 Winter Tire in Snowy Quebec

Tuesday  17:05,   21 march 2017
motortrend

<p>Canadian[...]

Is your new-car warranty good at the race track?

Thursday  19:56,   16 march 2017
autoblog

The answer is very much: It depends. We've all heard the horror stories. Your buddy knows a girl that was dating a guy whose best friend's brother once broke his brand-new, recently purchased performance car while making runs at a drag strip or[...]

Americans spent over $15 billion in the last 5 years on damage caused by road salt and de-icers

Wednesday  16:16,   15 march 2017
autoblog

<p>The average cost to repair a vehicle damaged by de-icers is $490.</p>AAA provides some recommendations for how to prevent rust damage, or at least reduce it, and they all boil down to keeping de-icers off the car, the worst of which is[...]

You Can Get a Speeding Ticket Below the Speed Limit

Tuesday  19:40,   14 march 2017
roadandtrack

Basic speed law,[...]

The Science Behind How Michelin Made Its Best Tire Even Better

Tuesday  19:38,   14 march 2017
roadandtrack

The replacement for the Pilot Super Sport, the Pilot Sport 4S, is the culmination of a lot of behind the scenes work.The PS4S features an aramid/nylon belt that's designed to help the tire maintain its shape under pressure. This stronger belt[...]

How to Jumpstart a Car

Tuesday  19:38,   14 march 2017
popularmechanics

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

3 Technologies Making Car Suspensions Better Than Ever

Tuesday  19:37,   14 march 2017
popularmechanics

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
consumerreports.org

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
roadandtrack

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[...]