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Maintenance

Do the Math: Car Subscriptions as Lease Alternative Don't Add Up

By Kelsey Mays on July 11, 2018

When Volvo pitched a vehicle subscription as a way to get into its new XC40, the deal looked compelling: For $650 a month, you get the SUV for two years complete with insurance, maintenance... Read More
Think Your City Is the Worst for Drivers? There Can Be Only One ...

By Kasey Carlson on July 10, 2018

Even as U.S. cities increase access to public transportation, 87 percent of daily trips still take place in personal vehicles, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While many st... 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
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
Putting Off a New Tire Purchase? You're Treading on Dangerous Ground

By Kasey Carlson on June 7, 2018

If you're due for new tires and are guilty of putting it off, those worn wheels could cause you major trouble on wet roads. According to a just-released report from AAA, driving with relativ... Read More
6 Things You Need to Know Before Hitting Road for Memorial Day

By Matt Schmitz on May 22, 2018

Thanks in large part to the deliberately paced economic recovery that started in 2009 and continues to bear financial fruit for Americans — not to mention years on end of cheap gas prices ... Read More
How to Change a Tire: A Step-by-Step Video Guide

By Matt Schmitz on May 17, 2018

The average driver will experience five flat tires over the course of their motoring lifetime — and an estimated 1 in 5 American drivers don't even know how to change a tire. But d... Read More
How Do I Find the Correct Tire Pressure for My Car?

By Joe Bruzek on May 15, 2018

If you're wondering why your gas mileage has seemed a little lower than normal lately, or why your steering seems a little sluggish when you're behind the wheel, or even why your car jus... Read More
Spring Cleaning for Your Car: 10 Tips for Rejuvenating Your Ride

By Matt Schmitz on May 10, 2018

Did you know men are twice as likely as women to leave dirty diapers or doggie-doo bags in the car overnight? If you answered yes ... well, it's weird you knew that. But in the proverbial ba... Read More
Your Old-Ass Car Is Way More Likely to Break Down on You

By Matt Schmitz on May 2, 2018

Last time we checked, the average age of a car in the United States was something like 105 years old — OK, it's actually about 12, but in car years, that's solidly in "Matlock... Read More
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