Cars / Car Maintenance & Repair

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

      

    When gas prices are high, it can tough for many drivers to simply fill up the tank. But waiting until your gas tank is almost empty before a fill-up could end up costing you even more -- and, in...

  • Are extended car warranties worth it?

      

    Auto repair service plans can be enticing in an era when people are keeping their cars longer. But I say they're a waste of your money. Why extended auto warranties should make you think...

  • How to jump start a car battery

      

    All drivers should know how to safely jump start their car battery, not only to protect yourself, but also to save money by avoiding having to hire someone to come do it for you. If you...

  • How to find a good mechanic

      

    All over America, people complain about the conditions of their roads. Potholes are rampant and local government isn't fixing them. That's lead to vigilante pothole posses that meet up on...

  • Best auto insurance companies

      

    Thinking about shopping your auto insurance? The September 2015 issue of Consumer Reports reveals the best auto insurance companies. Car insurance ads on TV promise accident forgiveness,...

  • Replacement tires don't have to make you poor

      

    Have you gotten sticker shock when you needed replacement tires for your car? Chances are you may have expensive non-standard tires. Automakers create multiple lines of a single vehicle at...

  • Chrysler recalls several Jeeps and other vehicles over hijack threat

      

    Chrysler announced Friday that it is recalling 1.4 million cars due to a security flaw that makes them vulnerable to hackers.    A Wired magazine investigation demonstrated how...

  • 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...

  • The Clark Smart Steps for Buying a New Car

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank...

  • Best cars for teen drivers

      

    When it comes to the best cars for teen drivers, safety is a key concern. But some new info from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has me reversing some of my longstanding...

  • Drive Your Own Car or Rent One for Summer Travel?

      

    AAA now estimates that its costs 58 cents per mile to operate a new vehicle, down from 59 cents just a year ago on the wave of weak gas prices we've been seeing for much of this year. Yet...

  • Best Cars of 2015

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, the overall most reliable brand for new...

  • Get expensive car repairs for free

      

    The secret car makers don't want you to know that could save you serious cash on repairs.

  • Get expensive car repairs for free

      

    The secret car makers don't want you to know that could save you serious cash on repairs.

  • Best 2015 Cars for Resale Value

      

    Cars are the second biggest expense in most people's lives. But will the car you're buying hold its resale value? Best cars for holding their value over 5 years Kelley Blue Book has published...