How To

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
Jackless Jams: How to Play Music in Your Car With No Aux Input

By Kasey Carlson on July 16, 2018

I love my used car. My 2003 Volkswagen Passat, nicknamed Patty, is the perfect first car for me. She has leather seats, cruise control and doesn't have too many miles for an old gal. But as ... Read More
Drivin' in the Rain: A Video Guide for How to Handle Hydroplaning

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2018

Ahhh, it's just a little rain, right? Well, according to the Federal Highway Administration, wet pavement is a factor in some three-quarters of weather-related crashes, and rain causes a... Read More
The Mechanics of Finding a Good Auto Shop

By Kasey Carlson on July 2, 2018

For any car owner, taking your car to a mechanic can be intimidating, especially if you don't know much about car maintenance. It is hard to know who you can trust, and it's better if yo... Read More
Emergency Essentials: Do You Have These 21 Things in Your Car?

By Kasey Carlson on June 29, 2018

I had my car for only a couple of weeks when my sister and I went on our first family grocery run. When we popped the trunk to load up our Volkswagen Passat with our haul, it was nice and empty ... Read More
Um, So How Do You Take Care of a Car? (Asking for a First-Time Owner)

By Kasey Carlson on June 22, 2018

For the first time in my young driving life, I am the owner of a new car. Well, it's new to me — a 2003 Volkswagen Passat that my sister and I affectionately named Patty. I'm doing... Read More
If You Love Your Pet as Much as You Say You Do, Watch This Video

By Matt Schmitz and Jennifer Burklow on June 14, 2018

Look at that guy above. He's lovin' life right now. Adorable, ain't it? Yeah. It's adorable all right ... and dangerous. Look, I don't mean to be a wet blanket here, but you ... Read More