Autos: Ownership

You’ve Gotten Stuck in the Snow, Now What?

Wednesday  18:07,   20 december 2017

Well, now you’ve gone and done it: you’ve mucked things up badly, screwed up hard, and picked a whole bouquet of oopsie-daisies. You’ve become stuck, badly, in some snow and ice and slush.Video: Holiday concrete truck that will brighten up your[...]

How Not to Die Shoveling out Your Driveway

Thursday  22:35,   14 december 2017

Across the country, snow shoveling is behind thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year. That's according to the National Safety Council, which cautions that picking up a shovel and moving multiple pounds of the white stuff can[...]

How to Make Sure Your Booster Seat Fits Your Child and Car Correctly

Tuesday  18:05,   12 december 2017
Consumer Reports

<p>One of the most important factors in determining whether a child booster seat will protect your kid is how well the seat belt works with it.</p>One of the most important factors in determining whether a child booster seat will protect your[...]

There's No Need to Warm Up Your Car in the Cold

Saturday  19:36,   09 december 2017
Popular Mechanics

The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines.Video: Prep your car for winter now, before it's too late (provided by Consumer Reports)Click to expand Your browser does not support this video [...]

How to Maintain Your Vehicle's Transmission

Friday  19:36,   08 december 2017
Popular Mechanics


“All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires

Thursday  17:31,   07 december 2017
Car and Driver

“All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires If you live somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, cold weather is an annual reality. And in places like our home state of Michigan, the beginning of fall often means thinking[...]

How to Replace a Thermostat in 8 Steps

Tuesday  21:51,   05 december 2017
Reader's Digest.CA

<p>Thermostats are important for two reasons: they accelerate engine warm-up and regulate the engine’s operating temperature</p>Thermostats are important for two reasons: they accelerate engine warm-up and regulate the engine’s operating[...]

Sticky road salt solutions make cleaning your car more important

Tuesday  17:57,   05 december 2017

De-icing fluids contain ingredients that can stick to your car and damage mechanicals and parts over timeCome winter, your municipality used to keep you from slip sliding away by using a combination of rock salt and sand. It would be applied after[...]

Picking out a Christmas Tree Is Fun; Getting It Home Can Be Dangerous

Tuesday  17:57,   05 december 2017

<p>Improperly secured items that fall from cars involved in two-thirds of road-debris crashes that killed 500 people over last four years.</p>People who have purchased a Christmas tree from a store or lot know that getting it home isn't always [...]

Why your car stereo sounds lousy

Thursday  19:22,   30 november 2017

Three things to know when buying a new car or upgrading the audio in your current one.But car audio is a miracle in other ways, grappling with a very challenging listening environment. When you select a system while buying a new car or upgrade the[...]

Keeping repair records can save you money in the long run

Tuesday  18:07,   28 november 2017

Your paperwork can be proof of work done for warranties or may even just help out your friendly mechanicIf you never frequent a repair facility other than your selling dealership, and get all of your vehicle needs handled in this sole source, you[...]

Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality

Thursday  17:22,   23 november 2017
Consumer Reports

Some automotive maintenance myths seem to have taken on lives of their own. Sure, they seem like logical, sound pieces of advice, but when it comes to maintaining your car, they could end up cost ing you extra money and time in the long run.Video:[...]

Three Quick Checks That Can Reveal Big Problems Hiding in Your Car

Thursday  17:22,   23 november 2017

Sometimes, a little inspection can go a long way to averting potentially major issues with your vehicle as it ages. Based on the adage that you can “spend a little now or a lot later,” sometimes, a quick check or inspection of some of your ride’s[...]

The Dangers of Winter Coats and Car Seats

Thursday  17:22,   23 november 2017
Consumer Reports

Winter brings cold weather and potentially slick roads, but families still need to travel every day . We bundle up our children to help them brave the elements, but a bulky coat and a car seat can be a dangerous combination.There are ways to safely[...]

Living Dangerously: How Far Can You Drive On An Empty Fuel Tank

Wednesday  19:21,   22 november 2017

There's always a little bit more in there, right?There’s no possible way we can talk about tempting fate with an empty fuel tank without giving a shout out to one of the best Seinfield moments of all time. It comes from the episode titled The[...]