Autos: Ownership

Study Shows Top Tier Gasoline Worth the Extra Price

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
Consumer Reports

Location and price drive gasoline sales, according to a new survey by the American Automobile Association. But an extensive study also conducted by AAA, reveals that consumers would be wise to fa ctor the quality of the gasoline in their purchase[...]

5 Simple Tips to Get the Most From Your Tires

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
Popular Mechanics

No matter what you put them through.​​My winter tire true-believer story: a Boston blizzard in my rear-wheel-drive '98 BMW M3 fitted with Vredestein snow tires. Six inches of snow on the Mass Pike, cars stranded everywhere. It took three hours to[...]

This nearly free item is one of the most important things you can keep in your car

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
Business Insider

You get a lot of advice about what you absolutely, positively must have in your car. Most of it is spot-on; some of it is a tad excessive. You don't really need a space blanket if you aren't planning aMost of it is spot-on; some of it is a[...]

5 Best Summer Car Care Tips

Tuesday  04:56,   01 november 2016
U.S. News & World Report - Health

Summer is the season for beaches, barbecues – and breakdowns. Even though summer means fun, the hotter months have a way of wreaking havoc on your vehicle. Extreme weather can cause potholes and damage tires, while residue leftover from winter[...]

Six Basic Maintenance Items You Should Never Let Slip

Tuesday  04:50,   01 november 2016
Road & Track

They're not complicated, but they're essential.But if you want your car to stay safe to drive and last as long as possible, it's important to receive regular reminders that this stuff is important. Worn tires can cause wrecks, unchanged oil[...]

Are Studded Snow Tires a Necessity?

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
Consumer Reports

Being based in Finland, it's no wonder that Nokian Tyre has an aptitude for winter tires. Its product line has numerous snow-ready models, and the latest examples have gained traction in our test s. Research Research New Used New & Used [...]

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

Tuesday  04:49,   01 november 2016
Popular Mechanics

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
New York Daily News

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
Business Insider

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
Road & Track

​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
Popular Mechanics

​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
Business Insider

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
Consumer Reports

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
Consumer Reports

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[...]