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Maintenance

SMH! Loose Fuel Cap Is the No. 4 Most Common Car Repair

By Brian Normile on April 25, 2018

April is — among many things — Car Care Awareness Month and CarMD has released its latest Vehicle Health Index. The Vehicle Health Index breaks down — get it!? I'm sorry &m... Read More
Driving Smart Video: How to Remove Salt Stains From Your Floormats

By Mike Hanley on April 3, 2018

While this year's harsh winter weather is thankfully in the rearview mirror, there's a good chance you're carrying a reminder of it in your car. Look no further than your sad-looking... Read More
Keep Your Car (and Kids) Clean, Clutter Free With These Hacks

By Jennifer Newman on March 15, 2018

CARS.COM — My home life should be a cautionary tale for new parents. My husband and I have two sons, ages 15 and 11, and somehow they are on four sports teams and one sports camp this spri... Read More
Finger-Dipping Good: Unkempt Cars Top Spring Cleaning Tasks

By Jennifer Newman on March 15, 2018

CARS.COM — My car's interior, especially the backseat, is gross. It's so bad that I rarely volunteer to drive my adult friends anywhere. Recently, I broke my rule on this and gave ... Read More
Kick Winter to the Curb With These Spring Car Care Tips

By Jennifer Newman on March 15, 2018

CARS.COM — I'm so over winter with its neverending snow, the shoveling, the icy sidewalks and streets, and seemingly everything covered in a layer of road salt. Winter is tough on all ... Read More
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Costs and Issues After 1 Year of Ownership

By Brian Normile on February 27, 2018

CARS.COM — It is time for the curtain to come down on our Best of 2017-winning 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The minivan had a good run in our hands, but it needs to make way in our fleet for ou... Read More
Song of Ice and Tire: Does Snow Buildup Cool Car Performance?

By Kelsey Mays on February 26, 2018

CARS.COM — Hit the road after a snowfall and it won't take long for your car's underbody to look like Han Solo's tauntaun. Depending on where you live, it could take weeks for ... Read More
What's the Most Reliable 2015 Model?

By Kelsey Mays on February 14, 2018

CARS.COM — Some cars can be fun and trouble-free. The 2015 Porsche 911 topped J.D. Power and Associates' U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study this year, helping Porsche land the No. 2... Read More
Filth No More: How to Keep the Family Car From Getting Kid Cruddy

By Kelsey Mays on January 26, 2018

CARS.COM — If you can block out the concerns over lost sleep, perpetual clutter, rising childcare costs and the mortgage-sized time bomb of college tuition, then — then! — pare... Read More
Which State Is the Best for Drivers?

By Kelsey Mays on January 24, 2018

CARS.COM — If January finds you holed up by the fireplace thumbing through friends' Instagram posts from Maui, take solace in this: As driving conditions go, Hawaii rates a solid ... Read More
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