Car Car Tips & Other News

Don't Let Autumn Chill Zap Battery Power

A battery drained after a long summer doesn’t stand a chance against a first frigid cold night. So now’s the time to see if your charging system can stand test.

Fall Inspection For Winter Warmth

Your family doesn’t need to wear parkas to stay warm in your vehicle this winter. You may just need your climate control system inspected.

Turn Faded Lenses Into Bright Beacons

Those bright bulbs in your headlights don’t help much if the plastic guarding them is cloudy and stained.

Summer sun turns clear composites into hazy lenses and can dramatically reduce visibility. It makes night driving potentially hazardous as drivers encounter autumn’s shorter days and longer, darker nights.

Build Your Own Safety Kit for Holiday Travel

Severe winter weather can spell disaster for the unprepared. Fortunately, you can set up a substantial roadside emergency kit--possibly with stuff you already own.

The season of wind chill factors and slippery roads will be here shortly, and safety experts are advocating preparation.

The 7 Signs Of Summer Stress

Those autumn leaves are a colorful reminder--it’s time for your vehicle’s post-summer checkup.

Here’s our list of the seven most common issues that can turn minor upkeep into expensive repairs. Plus some autumn driving tips.

Treat Your Eyes To Cleaner, Brighter Headlights

A bright, shiny new set of bulbs placed inside a pair of clean headlights reduces eye strain and improves your view of the road. And that’s vitally important this time of year as night driving becomes the norm.

Don't Let All The Small Electronics Turn A Good Day Bad

It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences.

So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?