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Holiday Survival Guide

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
The Worst Part of Thanksgiving Travel? Driving to the Airport

November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving travel tends to suck no matter what. With everyone trying to make it home for the holiday, traveling by plane or car can be a real pain in the you-know-what. But when you combine the t... Read More
Black Friday Car Shopping: Everything You Need to Know

By Jennifer Geiger on November 1, 2018

OK, you’ve got your eye on Walmart’s Black Friday deals … but aim higher: Black Friday can also be a great time to buy a car. Deals in 2017 were strong, and like the never-ending ... Read More
How to Free Your Car From a Snowbank or Ice Patch

By Rick Popely on January 29, 2018

CARS.COM — So, your car is stuck in snow or on a patch of ice. Now what do you do? The first thing you shouldn’t do: Don’t floor the gas pedal and spin the tires until you smell rubber ... Read More
Video: How to Avoid Getting Grinched by Holiday Car Thieves

By Matt Schmitz on December 20, 2017

CARS.COM — It may be the holiday season, but auto thieves don’t take a holiday. So while you’re stealing a kiss under the mistletoe, they may be stealing your car right from under your ... Read More
No Pace Like Home for the Holidays: Worst Travel Times in U.S.

By Jennifer Geiger on December 14, 2017

CARS.COM — As gas prices continue a steady drop, millions of Americans will be traveling over the river and through the woods this holiday season. According to AAA, a record number of travelers wil... Read More
Transport Your Holiday Foods Safely

November 16, 2017

CARS.COM — Getting trapped in a political conversation with Uncle Bob this holiday season isn’t nearly as perilous as dangers travelers face on the way to the party. If you thought food poiso... Read More
Holiday Car Shopping: Everything You Need to Know

By Jennifer Geiger on November 7, 2017

CARS.COM — For many people, the end of the year means car-shopping time. Whether it’s to trade in your old wheels in anticipation of winter, upgrade your ride after months of saving or surpri... Read More
10 Great Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers

By Kelsey Mays on November 7, 2017

CARS.COM — Given Santa’s preference for transportation without wheels, brakes or gas, it’s safe to say your family’s resident car enthusiast won’t find a pair of gift-wrappe... Read More