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When Should You Replace the PCV Valve?

By Rick Popely  on May 28, 2015


The positive crankcase ventilation system was one of the earliest emission-control devices. It draws leftover combustion gases from the crankcase (the oil pan and bottom of the engine) and routes them back into the engine, where they're burned in the… Read More

When Should You Replace the PCV Valve?

By Rick Popely  on May 28, 2015

The positive crankcase ventilation system was one of the earliest emission-control devices. It draws leftover combustion gases from the crankcase (the oil pan and bottom of the engine) and routes them back into the engine, where they're burned in the… Read More

License Renewal Procedures Vary for Older Drivers

By Jen Burklow  on May 18, 2015

Just as they keep a tighter rein on teen drivers, many states also keep a closer eye on older drivers through more frequent driver license renewals. People older than 50 made up almost half of all licensed U.S. drivers in… Read More

First-Time Buyers: New, Used or Certified Pre-Owned?

By Kelsey Mays  on May 13, 2015

For first-time buyers there's a key dilemma: Should I buy new or used? Or should I take the third path, certified pre-owned? We detail each option below. Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers Advice Why Buy New? Buying a new car has many… Read More

Cars.com Names 2015 Best Bets

By Patrick Olsen  on May 4, 2015

As we do every year, Cars.com's editors have chosen the cars, SUVs and trucks that they would recommend for purchase. We base it on good fuel economy, top crash-test scores in each segment and our editors' prerogatives. If you're in… Read More

Adaptive Devices Can Ease the Drive, Ride for Seniors

By Jen Burklow  on May 4, 2015

Aging takes its toll in many ways, and one of the things it can affect is driving. Arthritis can make turning the steering wheel difficult, grabbing seat belts a challenge or getting into and out of a vehicle a chore.… Read More

First-Time Buyers: Should I Lease My Car?

By Kelsey Mays  on April 7, 2015

If shelling out $400 or more per month for the next five years on a new car sounds too steep to you, there's another option: leasing. Essentially a long-term rental with a purchase option at the end, leasing can save… Read More

How Do I Find The Correct Tire Pressure For My Car?

By Joe Bruzek  on March 14, 2015

Having the correct tire pressure is extremely important for getting good gas mileage and the most life out of your tires. Your car has a specific tire pressure that will give the best gas mileage, handling and tire life for… Read More

A Sober Driver is Your Lucky Charm on St. Patrick's Day

By Jennifer Geiger  on March 12, 2015

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and traffic accidents don't discriminate based on nationality. Each year, the green beer often flows too freely for revelers, making it a dangerous time to drive: According to the… Read More

Program Helps Seniors Find Perfect Vehicle Fit

By Jen Burklow  on March 11, 2015

While senior citizens are among the safest drivers on the road - they are more like to wear seat belts and less likely to drink and drive -- their increased fragility means they're also among the most vulnerable to serious… Read More

It's Time to Buy a Fuel-Efficient Car

By Patrick Olsen  on March 9, 2015

As gas prices have slumped to five-year lows, car shoppers have acted like kids gorging themselves on free candy, and have turned in droves to gas-guzzling big SUVs, pickup trucks and performance cars. Related: More Fuel-Efficiency News But, if you're… Read More