The Car Talk Communities are a never-ending source of material for us, and this week is no exception. A member had a question about the length of time before washing and waxing a car with a brand new finish.
Rust — as any Neil Young fan knows — never sleeps. There are a lot of things you can do to keep it at bay, though, and get your car through the coming winter unscathed. These options run from the nearly-free to about $1,000 to perform:
Tire pressure drops along with falling temperatures. Your car may sound the alarm as cooler weather sets in.
Sometimes home remedies are the best remedies. In the case of bringing back cloudy old headlights to ones that are clear and work well, a new remedy is going viral on-line. There is no question that spraying bug-spray on a cloth and rubbing your headlights will make them less cloudy, but does it really do […]
UPDATE: If you missed it, we’ve got the entire list of 2016 and 2017 models available with a manual transmission. As automatic transmissions improve, why bother with a manual? Here are 10 reasons to mix your own gears.
Drivers have paid $15 billion to repair pothole damage in the past five years.
Teens learning to drive may think that their parents are obsessed with safety, with an emphasis on the car you’re driving protecting you in a crash. But here’s one part of safety that gets left out: you could avoid risky roadside breakdowns by keeping up with basic car maintenance. Follow these procedures to check your fluids, and […]
Sometimes design can be timeless. Sometimes it can be a polyester leisure suit with a white belt and matching shoes. There’s nothing that makes a car look more dated than a set of aftermarket wheels that peg it to a week long period in a specific year. We asked some old-school car people what their […]
Every car comes with a Warranty and Maintenance Schedule booklet that tells you exactly how frequently the manufacturer recommends you service your car. In the schedule, there’s “Normal” service and something called “Severe Duty”. If you live in a lot of regions in the United States, you want to follow the latter recommendations.