Changing your oil is an easy way to maintain your car, but the options can be overwhelming. What's the difference between regular and synthetic, and what do all those numbers on the label mean? We cut through the confusion of buying motor oil.
There are more driving dangers this time of the year than others, from snow and ice to wet leaves and early sunsets. To ensure the safety of you and your entourage as you embark on your holiday travel plans, it's smart to take steps to winterize your car now.
Shopping for a used car can be stressful. Not only is it a big purchase, but you want a good deal on a safe and reliable vehicle that won't cost a lot of money in repairs in the long run. To ensure that you make a smart purchase, read up on these 11 things you should know before buying a used car.
With both Kia and Ford recently issuing recalls that collectively affect 420,000 vehicles, automotive recalls are back in the news. We look at how these work, and what you need to do to get the proper repairs for free.
It's a cold, windy, and slushy winter day, so of course that's when your car decides it doesn't want to operate properly. Are you prepared for a flat tire or a dead battery? How about a loose screw or a blown fuse? Now is a good time to make sure you've got the tools you'll need to deal with minor car troubles. We've compiled this list of the best tools and supplies you'll want to keep in your trunk.
The car-buying process can be daunting, but if you walk in as an informed, empowered consumer, you can avoid common — and expensive — mistakes. Before signing those papers, heady from a test drive and that new car smell, learn what you need to know to save money when buying a new car.
By Jessica L. Anderson, originally published by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
As it turns out, 2014 car models are priced to sell; high-end car makers are luring potential buyers with lower-priced models, and mainstream brands are loading their vehicles with features that used to be found only on luxury models. But before you hit the showroom, here's some advice about which 2014 models offer the best value and how you can get the best deal.
Whether it;s a source of aggravation or pride (or likely a bit of both), owning a car requires significant investment to keep it in tip-top shape, especially if you're planning on driving it for 200,000 miles. However, there is a payoff: from zero car payments to far fewer cosmetic repairs to worry about once the car is past the 100,000 mile mark, maintaining an automobile is a rewarding endeavor. Just make sure to follow this sound advice.
So long as American highways have speed limits, there's no doubt that State Troopers will hide behind billboards with radar guns poised. For this reason, radar detectors remain popular with even modest drivers — but it can be hard to determine the differences between the variously-priced options.
Amazon's same-day delivery sounds like an online shopper's dream — but it could pose a significant threat to certain types of brick and mortar retailers. Here's our list of the five product categories that are most seriously at risk.
Father's Day is just a few weeks away, and don't you want to bring a smile to your old man's face when he opens up the gift from you? Luckily, most guys are relatively easy to buy for; a new tool usually does the trick. We've compiled a list of 10 cool tools (at a variety of price points) that should delight the shade tree mechanic, the woodworker, or the ardent do-it-yourself on your list this year.
Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.