Maintenance

Have Gas, Will Travel: Low Pump Prices Fuel Memorial Day Road-Trip Record

By Matt Schmitz on May 20, 2016


CARS.COM — Driving to your Memorial Day weekend destination this year is probably gonna suck at least a little bit. Unless you enjoy sitting in traffic or jockeying for a gas-pump position at a chaotic travel plaza, the nearly 34… Read More

Have Gas, Will Travel: Low Pump Prices Fuel Memorial Day Road-Trip Record

By Matt Schmitz on May 20, 2016

CARS.COM — Driving to your Memorial Day weekend destination this year is probably gonna suck at least a little bit. Unless you enjoy sitting in traffic or jockeying for a gas-pump position at a chaotic travel plaza, the nearly 34… Read More

Study: Cars Are No. 2 Casualty When Hail Rains Down

By Matt Schmitz on May 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Just weeks after Midwestern and Great Plains states were pummeled with hail, a new study is showing that as the hail falls, the costs mount. According to a just-released report by the Des Plaines, Ill.-based National Insurance Crime… Read More

Six Things to Do When You're Running Out of Gas

By Matt Schmitz on April 25, 2016

CARS.COM — Admit it: You've been there. We all have. You were making great time. You were trying to beat rush hour. You wanted to wait until the next food stop or bathroom break. But you cut it too close.… Read More

CarMD: When Check Engine Light Goes on, Check Engine, Stat!

By Matt Schmitz on April 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Well, CarMD says that when it comes to your car, prevention also is worth a whole lot of money. The Irvine, Calif.-based automotive diagnostic info… Read More

You Can Learn a Lot From a Dummy — the Pothole Dummy

By Matt Schmitz on April 12, 2016

CARS.COM — You'd have to be some kind of dummy to hit a pothole on purpose. Unless you're the Pothole Dummy — in which case you hit a thousand. Related: AAA: Potholes Are a Money Pit for Motorists From April… Read More

Five Ways to Safeguard Your Car Against a Cyberattack

By Matt Schmitz on March 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Ready or not, the age of connected cars has come. With the myriad of safety, convenience and efficiency functions of today's cloud-connected cars comes increased vulnerability to hackers. These computer criminals can infiltrate vehicles through onboard computers or… Read More

Is El Niño Your Car's Amigo?

By Matt Schmitz on March 11, 2016

CARS.COM — Are you the type of car owner who puts off maintenance and repair as long as possible? If so, you might feel like the sun has been shining on you this winter. Generally speaking, the meteorological phenomenon known… Read More

AAA Study: Potholes Are a Money Pit for Motorists

By Matt Schmitz on February 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Winter weather can turn the pavement into a veritable minefield for drivers, and the resulting repair costs are blowing up, according to a new report by travel-services provider AAA. Related: Got Bad Gas? Here's What You Should Know… 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