Car Ownership Tips

  • What is a Timing Belt and How do I Know it

    What is a Timing Belt and How do I Know it's Going Bad

      A pivotal item in modern internal combustion engines, timing belts coordinate the movements of the crankshaft (the shaft driving the cylinders) and the camshaft......

  • Is Expensive Car Wax Really Worth It?

    Is Expensive Car Wax Really Worth It?

      Having bought a brand new luxury car or prized vehicle, you have fallen in love with the mirror-like appearance of the painted fenders and doors. Wanting to preserve this lush......

  • How to Change Your Car

    How to Change Your Car's Air Filter

    As every automobile engine depends on clean air to mix with fuel, a vehicle's air filter assumes an important duty insuring that dirt and debris does not enter the engine. After extensive......

  • What is Radar Cruise Control

    What is Radar Cruise Control

    Granting a motorist a maintained set speed with limited effort, cruise control makes highway driving a slight less draining task. The first use of cruise control was exercised in 1910 by American......

  • 2010 IIHS Top Safety Picks: Cars

    2010 IIHS Top Safety Picks: Cars

    Introduction Every year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has the pleasure of crashing some......

  • 2010 IIHS Top Safety Picks: SUVs

    2010 IIHS Top Safety Picks: SUVs

    Introduction Every year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has the pleasure of crashing some of the newest vehicles money......

  • What is Climate Control?

    What is Climate Control?

    Following the popularization of the automobile a demand was created to allow for comfortable vehicle trips in spite of extreme temperatures. Using mechanical methods that are shared with today's......

  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution

    Electronic Brake Force Distribution

    The automobile industry has dedicated millions of dollars in the last decade to developing new safety technology. Many of these millions went into improving braking technology, along with......

  • DOHC | Double Overhead Camshaft

    DOHC | Double Overhead Camshaft

    This acronym stands for Double Overhead Camshaft. Now if only you knew what a camshaft was in the first place – right? So, that is where we will start. An automobile camshaft translates......

  • Toyota Prius: Most Reliable Family Car in America?

    Toyota Prius: Most Reliable Family Car in America?

    Okay, first let's get all the nits picked regarding Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey, starting with the situation that best exemplifies the inherent subjectivity......