Autos: Ownership

5 Tips to Get the Most Cool From Your Car Air Conditioning

Monday  20:37,   17 july 2017
Consumer Reports

It’s summer and it's hot, which means your car's air-conditioning system is going to get a workout. But there's an art to cooling your car correctly. The engineers at the CR Auto Testing Center h ave some handy tips to help you cool your [...]

Your Corner Wrench: Heat can take the spark out of your battery

Monday  20:36,   17 july 2017

With high temperatures under the hood, car batteries can fail after just a few years of serviceAutos Tips: Jump-Starting Your Car Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function[...]

Carpool lanes can save you tons of time, even if you don't use them

Monday  17:21,   17 july 2017

A new study shows what could happen when carpool lanes are taken away, and it's pretty awful.A new study published in Science examines what happened when Jakarta, Indonesia, removed a "three-in-one" restriction that required every vehicle in[...]

Let a 12-Year-Old Teach You How to Change Your Oil

Friday  17:41,   14 july 2017

<p>Oil changes are so easy, even a preteen can do it.</p>While bleak and often annoying, making sure your car's fluids are fresh is paramount in keeping your vehicle alive and healthy. Unfortunately, car maintenance requires lots of work and[...]

Is your trailer ready to hit the road this summer?

Wednesday  16:40,   12 july 2017

If you're hauling a trailer on your summer road trip, here are a few pointersVideo: This is how dangerous towing a trailer can be with the wrong weight distribution Click to expand Your browser does not support this video [...]

How to Change Your Brake Pads and Rotors

Wednesday  16:40,   12 july 2017
Road & Track

Here's a simple explainer video showing you how to replace one of your car's most common wear items.Following oil and tires, brakes are one of the most important wear items on a car. If you're not tracking your ride, you won't have to swap[...]

Summer heat means danger for pets in cars

Tuesday  17:26,   11 july 2017

Even a few minutes in a vehicle while you "pop in the shop" risks the life of your beloved Fido“Oh, she’s at home, and hopefully not tearing the place apart,” he said gruffly. The cashier smiled her best dogs-will-be-dogs smile and[...]

Why Are Car Thermometers So Inaccurate?

Tuesday  03:27,   11 july 2017
Popular Mechanics

For starters, they're not actual thermometers.Anyone who has walked on sand on a hot day or felt the heat coming off cement knows that the sun heats the ground hotter than the air. The thermistor in your car is near to the ground, meaning it can [...]

Rediscovering the lost art of asking for directions

Tuesday  03:26,   11 july 2017

Modern GPS may be handy, but it can't match the experience of meeting the localsGoogle Maps and navigation systems have solved many, many problems. They’ve become incredibly good at saving lost travellers and helping us weave around obstructions [...]

These are the best ways to protect your car’s paint

Friday  19:21,   07 july 2017

When it comes to keeping your paint gleaming and protected, there are a few things to considerFirst, if your vehicle was built within the last 20 years or so, its paint is protected by a factory clear-coat application so waxing really isn’t a[...]

Your Corner Wrench: Why a check engine light can cost you dearly

Friday  17:56,   07 july 2017

Here's a look at what goes into diagnosing and repairing a check engine lightThe first problem is that most automakers tend to jam as many diagnostic codes from as many different on-board computers as possible into this little dash light. In the [...]

Tread Rightly: Why Tire Pressure Matters

Thursday  20:00,   06 july 2017
Car and Driver

Tread Rightly: Why Tire Pressure Matters The old saying “where the rubber meets the road” usually means something will reach a critical point. Naturally the expression refers to automobile tires, since those crucial pieces of rubber are the only[...]

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

Wednesday  17:22,   28 june 2017
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S., underscoring the importance of correctly installing a car seat and safely strapping in the[...]

Fixing Scratches on Your Truck

Tuesday  17:11,   27 june 2017
Truck Trend

DIY Paint Repair Made Easy With Automotive Touchup.For some reason, the nicer your truck gets, the more of a magnet for mishaps it becomes. But whether we want to admit it or not, chances are, ourselves have backed into or ran over something that[...]

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

Thursday  19:33,   08 june 2017

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? [...]