Car Ownership Tips

  • 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......

  • Safest Used Cars - IIHS Top Safety Picks

    Safest Used Cars - IIHS Top Safety Picks

    Proving that cars are much safer now than ever before, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the list of its Top Safety Picks for 2009. The list includes a total......

  • How AWD Works

    How AWD Works

    All wheel drive is one of the many types of four-wheel drive systems available on the market. It is in truth, an Automatic-On-Demand system or AOD. This name never caught on and the term all-wheel-drive or AWD......

  • Sweet smelling exhaust

    Sweet smelling exhaust

    There are plenty of smells emanating from your car and some of them are perfectly normal, even if they are annoying. Other odors may be evidence of problems. Some automotive problems are accompanied by......

  • What To Do When You

    What To Do When You're In a Fender-Bender

    It can be hard to think clearly after the shock of a fender-bender, so Women-Drivers.com, with safety and insurance partner......

  • Accidentally putting diesel in a gas car

    Accidentally putting diesel in a gas car

    If you have accidentally put diesel in a gas tank, it's natural to panic. Most people would be horrified, thinking they have done something majorly wrong. True enough, this is bad but......