Even if the extent of your automotive technical knowledge begins and ends with prime time television commercials, you probably understand that the most engine wear takes place when you start your car. Now that we’ve arrived at a point when most new cars have auto-stop/start technology which increases the number of starts in an average […]
As we’ve mentioned several times in the last few weeks, Americans have abandoned the sedan and have pledged their love to the crossover, an amalgam of the best features of both sedans and traditional SUVs. The trouble for many of us, though, is that $20,000 to start, for a 2WD, bare-bones economy crossover is a […]
Sometimes water is good for your car. It’s used to regulate engine temperatures and a bucket of water and some soap will do wonders for keeping your car looking good as new. A flood, however, is a different story.
Publications that promote small, expensive cars for students are out of touch. Here’s your real list.
It’s a question we never stop getting: “My mechanic tells me my car needs $3,400 worth of repairs. Should I do it, or think about buying a new car?” This might help make your decision easier.
You’re just buying a new — or new-to-you — car. Why are you worried about it breaking down now? Because mechanical failures in modern cars can be insanely expensive.
A friend in the Car Talk Communities asked a great question last week as he was about to purchase a used car:
You’ve done the hard part, but before you drive home in your new car, do these six things.
Buying a used car means you have a choice between heading down to the local dealership or buying from a private party. There are pros and cons to both methods. Here’s how to make the decision about which is the right buying method for you.