Maintenance

Got Bad Gas? Here's What You Should Know

By Matt Schmitz on January 22, 2016


CARS.COM — Are you experiencing sputtering and other uncontrollable noises, perhaps a bit of sluggishness? You may have bad gas, and you're not alone. Contaminated gasoline isn't common, but it winds up in the tanks of unsuspecting motorists' vehicles more… Read More

Got Bad Gas? Here's What You Should Know

By Matt Schmitz on January 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Are you experiencing sputtering and other uncontrollable noises, perhaps a bit of sluggishness? You may have bad gas, and you're not alone. Contaminated gasoline isn't common, but it winds up in the tanks of unsuspecting motorists' vehicles more… Read More

Winter Driving Tips Video

By Kelsey Mays on January 20, 2016

CARS.COM — Sure, it's been a warm winter so far, but more seasonable weather is starting to descend across much of the country, and motorists need to prepare their cars for colder temperatures and slippery road conditions. Watch the video… Read More

For Safe Holiday Travels, Get These Winter Driving Tips Down Cold

By Rick Popely on December 4, 2015

CARS.COM — Snow and cold temperatures have already hit several parts of the country, and plenty more is on the way, so proactive motorists have wisely prepared their vehicles for winter weather. The rest of us? Well, not so much,… Read More

End-of-Summer Road-Trip Tips

By Carissa Degen on August 18, 2015

Before you round up your friends and family for that final summer road trip, make sure your car is prepared for the long haul. With hot and humid weather across the country, be sure to check off these must-dos before… Read More

Should the Exhaust System Last the Life of a Vehicle?

By Rick Popely on August 12, 2015

A few decades ago, most car owners could count on having to replace at least part of their exhaust system every five years or sooner. Muffler shops seemed to be doing brisk business on every busy street. Today, though, most… Read More

How to Keep Your Car's Resale Value High

By Carissa Degen on July 29, 2015

Once a car leaves a dealer's lot, its resale value starts to decrease. There are a few key factors that determine resale value, according to experts at Black Book and Vincentric, two companies in the used-car valuation business. They are:… Read More

Do Fuel Injectors Need Periodic Cleaning?

By Rick Popely on June 3, 2015

Cleaning fuel injectors is a service frequently recommended by dealers and repair shops, but unless there are noticeable signs of clogged injectors (such as a rough idle, stalling, poor acceleration or high emissions levels) it might not be necessary. One… Read More

Toyota, GM Top Value Awards in Latest Vincentric Study

By Kelsey Mays on March 25, 2015

Myriad factors affect a given car's ownership costs: maintenance, out-of-warranty repairs, depreciation, fuel economy, insurance costs and more. Automotive data firm Vincentric mashed them all together as it's done for the past decade to produce the company's Best Value in… Read More

How Do I Find The Correct Tire Pressure For My Car?

By Joe Bruzek on March 14, 2015

Having the correct tire pressure is extremely important for getting good gas mileage and the most life out of your tires. Your car has a specific tire pressure that will give the best gas mileage, handling and tire life for… Read More

GM Reduces Powertrain Warranty to 60K Miles

By Kelsey Mays on March 13, 2015

If you rack up the miles each year, GM’s powertrain warranty will lose some of its luster. Starting with the 2016 model year, the automaker will reduce the mileage limits on its powertrain warranty for Chevrolet and GMC vehicles from… Read More