Cars / Car Maintenance & Repair

  • New mobile mechanic comes to you for repairs

      

    New mobile repair service sends a mechanic to your home. Here's how you can make sure the person they send is qualified.

  • 5 tips for better car maintenance on the cheap

      

    AAA’s 2015 Your Driving Costs study estimates the typical driver spends $766.50 a year on car maintenance. That includes parts and labor. But it doesn't have to be that expensive. Here...

  • Preparing is saving: 11 ways to winterize your car

      

      Is your car ready for winter?  According to car experts, there are a few things you should do to prepare your car for winter in order to avoid costly repairs...

  • Zip codes now being used to set car insurance premiums

      

    It's not just creditworthiness and level of education that's being used to set your insurance premiums. Now some insurers are using your zip code! A new metric that insurers use against...

  • How often should you change the oil in your car?

      

    It's a message that has been steered at drivers for years: Change your engine oil every 3,000 miles. Mechanics say you could be damaging your engine if you don't. Yet Consumer Reports says...

  • Someone cracked your windshield? Here’s what to do.

      

    A cracked windshield is expensive to fix. Here are your rights when someone else is responsible for the damage.

  • Buying a used car: Check the maintenance costs before you buy

      

      There are a lot of things you need to do before buying a used car, such as choosing the right vehicle, securing financing, getting a mechanical inspection, negotiating a price and taking...

  • Does your car have a spare tire?

      

    You’ll be surprised to learn how many cars don’t these days. Heed this advice and don’t get stranded on the road.

  • Why you should never 'top off' your gas tank

      

    My husband has worked in the car industry for over a decade. And one of the most important pieces of advice that he has shared with me is to avoid what's become a very common...

  • Why you shouldn't let your gas tank run this low

      

    Headed on a road trip for the holidays? Here are a few tips to know about filling up the tank! Whatever the price of gas, it can be tough for some drivers to simply fill up the tank. But...

  • Mobile mechanic service lets you skip the repair shop

      

    When your car breaks down, you may or may not have a trusted place to take your car to have work done. What if you just don't know where to go? There's a fast-growing service around the...

  • 5 ways to save even more money on gas

      

    Gas is cheap right now, but that doesn't mean you can't save even more than you already are right now on this everyday purchase. And not many people know this, but there is actually...

  • 10 cars that will almost certainly last 200,000 miles

      

    Americans are keeping cars the longest we ever have since the automobile was invented. The average age of a car on the road today is around 11.5 to 12 years, depending on whose numbers you...

  • 6 used cars under $12,000 that get 40 miles per gallon

      

    If you're looking for a used car on a budget, our latest list is for you!  We've listed six used cars to appeal to budget-minded drivers in two key ways. First, these cars have...

  • Report: 56% of recalled tires still on the road, putting drivers at risk

      

    If you haven't checked the tires on your car in a while, it may be time to take a look. According to a new report released by the National Transportation Safety Board, the national...