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Jackless Jams: How to Play Music in Your Car With No Aux Input

By Kasey Carlson on July 16, 2018

I love my used car. My 2003 Volkswagen Passat, nicknamed Patty, is the perfect first car for me. She has leather seats, cruise control and doesn't have too many miles for an old gal. But as ... Read More
Learning to Drive Stick? The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Is for You

By Brian Wong on July 16, 2018

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has a lot going for it, with a solid value proposition, a plethora of standard safety features and vastly improved driving manners over its predecessor, the Cor... Read More
Drivin' in the Rain: A Video Guide for How to Handle Hydroplaning

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2018

Ahhh, it's just a little rain, right? Well, according to the Federal Highway Administration, wet pavement is a factor in some three-quarters of weather-related crashes, and rain causes a... Read More
Do the Math: Car Subscriptions as Lease Alternative Don't Add Up

By Kelsey Mays on July 11, 2018

When Volvo pitched a vehicle subscription as a way to get into its new XC40, the deal looked compelling: For $650 a month, you get the SUV for two years complete with insurance, maintenance... Read More
The Mechanics of Finding a Good Auto Shop

By Kasey Carlson on July 2, 2018

For any car owner, taking your car to a mechanic can be intimidating, especially if you don't know much about car maintenance. It is hard to know who you can trust, and it's better if yo... Read More
Emergency Essentials: Do You Have These 21 Things in Your Car?

By Kasey Carlson on June 29, 2018

I had my car for only a couple of weeks when my sister and I went on our first family grocery run. When we popped the trunk to load up our Volkswagen Passat with our haul, it was nice and empty ... Read More
Declare Your Independence From Full Price: Best Fourth of July Car Deals

By Kelsey Mays on June 22, 2018

The Fourth of July is on a Wednesday this year, which puts a damper on things because, well, jeez — you'd have to take off two whole days to really make a holiday weekend out of i... Read More
4 Things You Need to Know for Your Fourth of July Road Trip

By Kasey Carlson on June 22, 2018

Notwithstanding its considerable historical implications, of course, Independence Day is all about eating hot dogs, lighting fireworks and flying the American flag — and for yet another ye... Read More
Um, So How Do You Take Care of a Car? (Asking for a First-Time Owner)

By Kasey Carlson on June 22, 2018

For the first time in my young driving life, I am the owner of a new car. Well, it's new to me — a 2003 Volkswagen Passat that my sister and I affectionately named Patty. I'm doing... Read More
If You Love Your Pet as Much as You Say You Do, Watch This Video

By Matt Schmitz and Jennifer Burklow on June 14, 2018

Look at that guy above. He's lovin' life right now. Adorable, ain't it? Yeah. It's adorable all right ... and dangerous. Look, I don't mean to be a wet blanket here, but you ... Read More
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