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Car Ownership Tips

  • 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......

  • What is a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle PZEV

    What is a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle PZEV

    Categorizing vehicle emissions in today's market where there are vehicles that have zero emissions and vehicles that emit a small amount of emissions depending on the type of......

  • Toyota to Issue Its Largest Recall Ever

    Toyota to Issue Its Largest Recall Ever

    As soon as next week, Toyota plans to recall 3.8 million 2004-2010 Toyota and Lexus models in the U.S. to fix......

  • Will Ford EcoBoost Save You Money?

    Will Ford EcoBoost Save You Money?

    Finally, auto makers are coming up with ideas to make driving more fun, less expensive and better for the environment. At this year’s LA Auto Show in November, Ford is introducing its......

  • What is Gear Ratio?

    What is Gear Ratio?

    Gear ratios express how quickly the engine is turning compared to how quickly the transmission output is turning. Gear ratios can also describe the ratio between differentials, rear ends, tires, and other......

  • What is Towing Capacity

    What is Towing Capacity

    The towing capacity of a vehicle is an often misunderstood subject and as much as people don't want to believe it, it really is not just about horsepower. Most vehicles have enough power to tow a......

  • 2009 IIHS Top Safety Picks: Midsize SUVs

    2009 IIHS Top Safety Picks: Midsize SUVs

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