Expert advice on car maintenance

Most popular car maintenance articles from our car-care experts.

Oxygen sensors are not among the maintenance items that need to be replaced regularly, so they typically are replaced only when they fail.
honda-accord-2014-01-engine-oxygen-sensor

When Should the Oxygen Sensor Be Replaced?

Oxygen sensors are not among the maintenance items that need to be replaced regularly, so they typically are replaced only when they fail.
VSA stands for vehicle stability assist, which is the proprietary term for the electronic stability control system used on Honda and Acura vehicles.
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

What Does VSA Stand For?

VSA stands for vehicle stability assist, which is the proprietary term for the electronic stability control system used on Honda and Acura vehicles.
TCS is a feature on all vehicles that prevents the drive wheels from losing traction on slippery surfaces.
Buttons to turn traction control off and turn VSC Sport Mode on

What Does TCS Stand For?

TCS is a feature on all vehicles that prevents the drive wheels from losing traction on slippery surfaces.
Overfilling with oil can cause foaming, which turns a slippery lubricant into a sudsy fluid with air bubbles that diminish the lubricating and cooling properties.
Oil dipstick

What Happens When You Overfill Your Car With Oil?

Overfilling with oil can cause foaming, which turns a slippery lubricant into a sudsy fluid with air bubbles that diminish the lubricating and cooling properties.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Sport

What Do DOHC, SOHC and OHV Stand For?

Here are brands that offer some form of complimentary scheduled maintenance for their 2021 new vehicles.

Which Cars Have Free Maintenance for 2021?

Here are brands that offer some form of complimentary scheduled maintenance for their 2021 new vehicles.

Is Oil for High-Mileage Engines Worth the Extra Cost?

When Is It Time to Replace Your Tires?

Does the Brand of Gas I Use Actually Matter?

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