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Here's What You're Doing Wrong With Your Child's Car Seat

By Jennifer Geiger on September 21, 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 tim... Read More
As Florence Makes Landfall, Steer Clear of Floodwaters, Flood-Damaged Cars

By Jennifer Geiger on September 13, 2018

The Weather Channel is reporting that Hurricane Florence is making landfall, walloping the Carolina coast with 75-mph-plus winds and catastrophic rains. Safety agencies are predicting the storm ... Read More
You're Trapped in Your Car in Rising Floodwaters: Here's What to Do

By Matt Schmitz on September 13, 2018

It's hurricane season, and with hurricanes come flash floods. One of the most dangerous places you can be in a flood is in your car. Here are the do's and don'ts if you find yourself... Read More
The Worst Drivers in America Come From These Cities

By Matt Schmitz on September 6, 2018

Are you a good driver? Sure 'bout that? The reason I ask: Psychological studies have shown that when it comes to assessing positive attributes, most people overestimate themselves, while und... Read More
2018 Jeep Wrangler No. 1 Again: Top 5 Car Reviews, Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 26, 2018

In true fashion for the iconic off-roader, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has clawed its way back to the top spot on our list of most-read expert car reviews of the week. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman... Read More
Be Cool! Avoid These 4 Mistakes You're Making With Your A/C

By Matt Schmitz on August 23, 2018

Remember that scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when that dude's face melts off? Getting into a car that's been parked for a while in the summertime can feel a lot like that. ... Read More
5 Tips to Help Older Motorists Plan for 'Driving Retirement'

By Matt Schmitz on August 15, 2018

You've got your financial planning in place to carry you through the rest of your earthly days. You've got a contract pending on a Jimmy Buffett-endorsed home in that new "Margarita... Read More
An Aux Tale: My Quest to Get My Car's Antiquated Stereo System Jacked

By Kasey Carlson on August 13, 2018

My 2003 Volkswagen Passat, otherwise known as Patty, has been a trustworthy ride since my sister and I got her in May. There have been tiny inconveniences that come with owning an old car, like ... Read More
Video: Don't Sleep on These Fatigue-Fighting Car Features

By Kelsey Mays on August 9, 2018

Drowsy driving doesn't get as much attention as drunk or distracted driving. But a recent study by AAA blamed drowsiness as a factor in nearly 10 percent of all crashes, so it's clearly ... Read More
Keeping Your Cool Is No Sweat if You Avoid These 5 Car A/C Mistakes

By Fred Meier on August 7, 2018

The season for sticky summer driving is upon us and the folks at Spanish automaker SEAT, based in sunny Barcelona, have passed along a list of mistakes to avoid if you want to get the most milea... Read More