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Low Tech and New Tech Options

I have a suggestion for Connie, the lady who wanted to install a second, gentler horn to nudge people who aren't paying attention at traffic lights. I ...

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Best Tire Brands

We've selected the best tire brands for 2021 based on composite ratings. See our reviews of quality and price to find the right tires for you.

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Stick with the Maintenance to Keep Suburban Moving

I have a 1999 Chevy Boat (aka Suburban). It has 158K miles on it, is in great condition and is now driven about 2,500 miles a year, tops.

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When it Comes to Headlights, Safety Outweighs Cost

My wife always drives with the headlights on; I do not. I try to tell her the lights only last so long, so use them just when you need them.

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Cruiser's Squealing Problem

I have a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition with 225,000 miles. It is running fine, but when driving at lower speeds and turning, like in our co ...

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Start-Stop Issue Puts a Damper on Super Subaru

I recently purchased a 2020 Subaru Forester. So far, I love this car! One of its many features is the automatic start and stop system, which shu ...

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Finding the Best Fit Behind the Wheel

I have always driven a sedan but want to switch to a midsize SUV. I am an elderly lady (79) and have never driven an SUV but want something practical ...

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Miata Owner Not a Fan of Metal Music

I have a 2010 Mazda Miata. It now has almost 40,000 miles on it. Ever since I bought it (with 18,000 miles on it), I have had a problem when I go over ...

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What Pushes Brake Pads Away

What moves the brake pads away from the brake rotor when you remove your foot from the brake pedal

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COVID Driving: Can Gas Go Bad?

These days I’m only putting about 3,000 miles per year on each car. I drive each car at least once a week. If I fill up both cars, I can probably go t ...

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Why Does My Seatbelt Always Lock Up?

Why is it that my driver’s seatbelt always locks up when I pull it out, and then I have to let it go back in again and try again?

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Subaru Forester Issues May Start with the Clutch

It sounds electrical to me, Connie. Based on your description, I assume that, when it doesn’t start, there’s no current getting to your starter. The f ...

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Review

We test and review the Ford Mustang Mach-E battery electric vehicle. Here’s why this is a game changing vehicle for Ford.

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Hot Weather, Long Drives, Temperamental Car

What happens is that in hot weather, an older fuel pump relay can overheat. The conditions under which it typically overheats are after a long drive, ...

Owning a Car

Best Car Services and Parts

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What the stars say about your car for 5/15/2021
A text message, received will driving, is best left unanswered. When you are no long driving, it's still best left unanswered.
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