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What Bad-Driving Habits Drive You Mad? Here Are Our Biggest Pet Peeves

By Matt Schmitz on February 21, 2019

Driving would be great — if it weren’t for all the other drivers. We at usually use our time with you to bring you actionable information on issues affecting car shoppers and owner... Read More
As You Brave the Polar Vortex, Heed Our Winter Weather Car Advice

By Jennifer Geiger on January 31, 2019

As a deep freeze continues to linger over much of the country with all of the charm of a wet blanket, millions of people are under severe weather warnings. This also means millions of people have b... Read More
Is Your Car in One of the 5 Biggest Recalls of 2018?

By Matt Schmitz on January 11, 2019

New Year’s revelers watched the ball drop in New York during the countdown to 2019. Now it’s time for another countdown that’s not a celebratory one — but it’s one all motor... Read More
Clearing the Air on the Importance of Your Cabin Air Filter

By Matt Schmitz on December 17, 2018

Like something as basic as breathing, it’s one of those car functions that you just never think much about — as long as it’s working. We’re talking about your cabin air filter. ... Read More
10 Ways Car Shoppers Can Sniff Out a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

By Matt Schmitz on December 7, 2018

In the wake of massive destruction caused by hurricanes in recent years, Americans again and again witness how disaster can bring out the best in us, in the form of people helping people in a crisi... Read More
Video: How to Transport a Christmas Tree

By Matt Schmitz on December 3, 2018

CARS.COM — Oh, Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches! And we wanna help you keep ’em that way as your tannenbaum is in transit — while minimizing the risk of damage to your car … ... Read More
How to Transport Your Christmas Tree Safely by Car

November 30, 2018

CARS.COM — Christmas trees are an enchanting, beautiful symbol of the holiday season, but the magic comes crashing to a halt the second one slams into your car. According to the AAA Foundation for ... Read More
Avoid #TannenbaumTrouble With These Christmas Tree Transport Tips

By Matt Schmitz on November 26, 2018

There’s no substitute for a real Christmas tree. They’re recyclable; you get that natural, piney smell you just can’t get with an artificial tree; and they just look prettier — if... Read More
Get These Tips on Storing Your Car for Winter Down Cold

By Kelsey Mays on November 2, 2018

If you have a hot car but live in a cold-weather state, repeat exposure to Old Man Winter can do a number on your beloved ride. So, what to do? Well, if you plan to store it indoors for the season,... Read More
Here's What You're Doing Wrong With Your Child's Car Seat

By Jennifer Geiger on November 1, 2018

Car seats are critical to keeping your child safe, but they’re not always easy to use, and many are installed incorrectly. Sept. 23-29 is Child Passenger Safety Week — a great time to learn h... Read More