Car Ownership - Maintenance & Repair

  • Talking Tires and Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Rubber

    Talking Tires and Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Rubber

    Tires are probably not the most attractive feature on any car, but they’re absolutely vital to going and stopping. There’s also a whole heap of......

  • Weird Noises Your Hybrid Makes—And Why

    Weird Noises Your Hybrid Makes—And Why

    If you’re driving a hybrid, some of the weird noises your hybrid makes may be leaving you wondering what's going on in there. Yes, there is still an internal combustion engine, as......

  • GM micropolished EcoTec V8

    All About GM’s Micropolishing

    General Motors’ 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 features micropolishing that gives steel a mirror-like finish, but not where you might expect it. Unless they take the engine apart, most owners......

  • volvo clean zone vent

    All About Volvo Clean Zone and its Enhanced Multi-Filter

    Volvo’s Interior Air Quality System (IAQS) is designed to clean the air inside the vehicle to reduce the risk of difficulties for drivers and passengers with......

  • 2013 hyundai santa fe

    All About Hyundai's EPA Investigation Resolution

    Hyundai recently announced that they have come to an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding the......

  • ford windy system

    All About Ford’s Windy Systems

    Ford is partnering with Wind Energy Corporation to provide a source of clean and renewable energy for its dealers. Wind Energy will invest almost $750,000 to install four Windy Systems, each of......

  • What is a Flat-Plane V8?

    What is a Flat-Plane V8?

    Have you ever wondered why American V8s and Italian V8s have distinctly different sounds? Among numerous differences in engine design, a main part of the sound difference comes from the design of the......

  • How Do Airbags Work?

    How Do Airbags Work?

    Airbags have been in the news recently, partly because of the Takata airbag recall (which appears to be about to expand significantly in scope), and also because of a GM ignition switch recall to fix an......

  • How To Protect Your Car From Sun Damage

    How To Protect Your Car From Sun Damage

    If you want to keep your ride looking and running like new, you’ll want to follow these tips on how to protect your car from sun damage. As much as we love fun in the sun, the......

  • automatic transmission

    How To Check Automatic Transmission Fluid

    The fluid in an automatic transmission is used not only to lubricate and cool the transmission, but also to transfer power. Dirty or low transmission fluid can potentially lead to......