10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Stinky Hyundai Palisade Puts Off Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Yukon

By Matt Schmitz on September 23, 2020

Our second report on the status of our “CSI: Car Smell Investigation, 2020 Hyundai Palisade Edition” is far and away our most popular article of the past week. Read More
CSI: Car Smell Investigation, 2020 Hyundai Palisade Edition … No. 2

By Joe Bruzek on September 16, 2020

After six months and some 8,000 miles on the odometer, we noticed an unusual odor in our 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited long-term test vehicle that left a bunch of us scratching our heads — and plug... Read More
What Is a Multipoint Inspection?

By Rick Popely on August 29, 2020

When you take your vehicle in for service of any kind, chances are that the mechanic (or technician) who works on it also will perform a stem-to-stern inspection to identify other maintenance or re... Read More
CSI: Car Smell Investigation, 2020 Hyundai Palisade Edition

By Joe Bruzek on August 21, 2020

The Editorial team has owned a number of cars for long-term evaluation, buying them new from a local dealership and testing them for a year. At some point, all of our vehicles end up smell... Read More
Your Check-Engine Light Is On — How Much Are Repairs Gonna Cost Ya?

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2020

Motorists in the nation’s capital and most populous state paid the most in 2019 to address problems indicated by vehicles’ check-engine light, according to a study by CarMD. Citing data gathered fr... Read More
What Does VSC Stand For?

By Brian Normile on July 19, 2020

VSC stands for vehicle stability control, an electronic system designed to reduce the loss of vehicle control by monitoring steering direction and a vehicle’s actual direction, then applying brakin... Read More
What Is Dexos Oil?

By Rick Popely on June 14, 2020

GM claims that Dexos keeps engines cleaner, reduces sludge, improves fuel economy and can help emissions components last longer. Read More
How Many Miles Is Too Many for a Used Car?

By Rick Popely on June 13, 2020

The number of miles on the odometer goes a long way to determining the value and desirability of a used vehicle. Read More
Ford Rewards Essential Service Workers by Giving Them a Free Essential Service

By Brian Normile on June 12, 2020

Ford is offering essential workers a complimentary maintenance service as part of an effort to make things easier for those on the frontlines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Essential workers... Read More
What Does TPMS Mean?

By Brian Normile on May 31, 2020

TPMS stands for tire pressure monitoring system, a system required on all new cars in the U.S. since the 2008 model year and available on many vehicles before then. Using sensors in either the valv... Read More