Autos: Ownership

How to open the Tesla Model X's falcon doors in an emergency

Thursday  19:33,   08 june 2017
MSN

Not that you'll ever need this information, but you never know when it may come in handy.The "falcon" doors of the Tesla Model X are both visually and technologically impressive. But what happens in the event the doors no longer open themselves? [...]

How To Prepare For Spring

Wednesday  19:02,   07 june 2017
Moto Intro

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it's almost spring.For your[...]

The Dangers of Daytime Running Lights

Wednesday  18:16,   07 june 2017
MSN

<p>Though touted as a safety feature, they sometimes lead to other unsafe situations.</p>Unfortunately, their presence leads to some new safety concerns. How many times have you seen a car going down the road at night with no lights except[...]

Horsepower vs. Torque: What's the Difference?

Tuesday  18:36,   06 june 2017
U.S. News & World Report

<p>When you’re comparing cars, you’ll most likely see their engine performance described in terms of horsepower, and most people perceive that a higher number means a more powerful engine</p>When you’re comparing cars, you’ll most likely see[...]

Direct Injection and Valve Gunk: Is There a Relationship?

Thursday  17:25,   01 june 2017
autoTRADER.ca

Direct Injection and Valve Gunk: Is There a Relationship?Gunk-causing vapor is created by all gasoline engines. Normally it’s vented back into your engine’s intake system, where it’s sucked into the cylinders, and burned up. On that voyage, the[...]

Recall Fatigue: The Dirty Secret Affecting Millions of Cars - Reference Mark

Thursday  17:25,   01 june 2017
Motor Trend

Ponder this: One out of every six cars driven on American roads has an unrepaired safety recall. That's about 63 million vehicles. So as you commute every morning, look around and try to figure out which nearby car has the wonky brakes or[...]

The Most Important Facts (And Myths) About Your Car Battery

Tuesday  16:56,   30 may 2017
Popular Mechanics

We debunk some myths and add tips to taking car of this hugely important part in your car. Even if you're driving a gas guzzling SUV, electricity remains crucial to driving a car. Thanks to modern-day electric batteries, drivers no longer have to[...]

Don’t underestimate the destructive power of potholes

Thursday  18:24,   25 may 2017
Driving.ca

Two firm hands on the wheel and an attentive set of senses can go a long way to avoid catastrophe . The most common thing to get damaged in a pothole battle is the tire, according to Adam. “Usually they either suffer from broken belts or sidewall[...]

What Happens When You Run an Engine Out of Oil? It Explodes! Wheel of Death, Vol. 1 is Here.

Wednesday  16:26,   24 may 2017
HOT ROD

Welcome to Wheel of Death, the exciting, new automotive web show where we cover not only when things go well on the dyno, but what happens when they don’t-all in the name of science! Each episode, we give the wheel a spin. The wheel lands on 1 of 4[...]

Tips on How to Maintain Your New Car

Tuesday  22:10,   23 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. One of the reassuring qualities of contemporary cars is that they need much less-frequent service to keep them running w ell. Changing the spark plugs, breaker points, and[...]

Car Scratch Repair Pens Review

Tuesday  17:01,   23 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. On the surface, a scratch repair pen might seem like a great idea. What’s not to like about making quick repairs to your car’s finish by simply drawing a line along the[...]

How to Inspect Car Belts and Hoses

Friday  17:38,   19 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. A belt or hose failure can cause an overheated engine, loss of power steering, and loss of the electrical charging syste m. If a hose leaks coolant or the belt turning the[...]

5 Tip-Offs to Mechanic Rip-Offs

Thursday  19:51,   18 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Unless you’re a car mechanic yourself, dealing with a repair shop may require a leap of faith. But if you pay attention to what your mechanic says (and does), you’ll find[...]

DRIVING TIPS: What to do if the road is flooded

Wednesday  18:01,   17 may 2017
Autofile

Don't drive into a flooded area if you can avoid it, but if you mustDon't drive into a flooded area if you can avoid[...]

Here's What It Will Cost If Your Car's 'Check Engine' Light Stays On

Wednesday  17:37,   17 may 2017
Forbes

It can signal an issue as minor as a loose gas cap or as major as complete engine failure. Either way it’s not to be ignored.The kicker is that check engine light is often easy to ignore, as a vehicle may not exhibit specific symptoms of a[...]