Advice

What You Need to Know Before Car Shopping Today: Memorial Day

By Patrick Masterson on Fri May 26 13:51:32 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — Ah, Memorial Day — the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, the luxury of an extra day off and the unofficial opening of road-trip season as summer begins in earnest. For some, that means it's… Read More

What You Need to Know Before Car Shopping Today: Memorial Day

By Patrick Masterson on Fri May 26 13:51:32 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Ah, Memorial Day — the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, the luxury of an extra day off and the unofficial opening of road-trip season as summer begins in earnest. For some, that means it's… Read More

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

By Rick Popely on Fri May 26 09:00:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — A good time to rotate your tires is when you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive, say, more than 10,000 miles annually. Most vehicle manufacturers… Read More

Video: What Are the Best Compact SUVs for Towing?

By Mike Hanley on Fri May 26 05:30:19 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The summer travel season is fast approaching and many families across the country will hit the road with a camper, boat or trailer in tow. A full-size truck or SUV might automatically jump to mind when considering a… Read More

NHTSA Launches TireWise Safety Campaign

By Jennifer Geiger on Tue May 23 09:09:08 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — As far as road trips go, getting there is half the fun — until catastrophe strikes. Travel services company AAA projects that it will come to the aid of 7 million stranded motorists this summer as Americans hit… Read More

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

By Joe Bruzek on Mon May 22 10:50:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Replacing wiper blades can be intimidating to the uninitiated. The swiping arms of plastic connectors, rubber and metal may seem like a riddle with steps only Indiana Jones can unlock, but it's actually an easy task on many… Read More

When Do You Need to Replace Your Brakes?

By Rick Popely on Mon May 22 09:30:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Just as your gas mileage will vary depending on where and how you drive, so it goes with the life of brake pads (or linings), the friction material that gets pressed against a metal disc or drum to… Read More

What You Need to Know Before Car Shopping Today

By Patrick Masterson on Sat May 20 05:01:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Though auto industry sales seem to have cooled off this spring, things could heat up as we approach Memorial Day and head on into summer sales. If you're hot under the collar for a new car this weekend,… Read More

How Long Do Tires Last?

By Rick Popely on Thu May 18 09:00:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — When do you need to replace your tires? We would expect at least 50,000 miles from the tires that come with any new vehicle, but tire life depends on many factors. Here are some broad guidelines. Among the… Read More

Which Cars Do Owners Keep the Longest?

By Kelsey Mays on Wed May 17 12:46:38 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Toyota, Porsche and Ford topped a new study about how long original owners hang onto their cars. Woburn, Mass.-based iSeeCars.com found the Toyota Land Cruiser, Porsche Boxster and Ford Expedition had the longest average length of ownership by… Read More

What You Need to Know Before Car Shopping Today

By Patrick Masterson on Sat May 13 05:01:49 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Oh, we know: A Mother's Day weekend spent cleaning up your mess of a car is among the greatest gifts (of sanity, let alone appreciation) a family can offer mom. But if you're at a point where buying… Read More