In general, the most expensive cars to buy are also the most expensive ones to maintain. If the vehicle you’re looking at is marketed as luxury, you can usually bet it’s going to cost you a pretty penny anytime something needs to be fixed. If you’re in the market for a new car, be sure to factor average annual maintenance costs into your decision-making process. Here’s a look at the [...]
Like most drivers, you’ve thought about the terrifying possibility of driving down the interstate and suddenly not being able to stop your car. And, like most drivers, you’ve put it out of your mind, hoping it never happens to you.
But did you know there are precautions you can take help prevent failing brakes? And did you also know there are maneuvers you can learn to safely stop a car[...]
You’re driving along, when suddenly you hear that familiar ding. You need gas. But how soon do you need to fuel up? How many miles do you have left? Is there really any harm in driving until your tank is nearly empty?
How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle on Empty?
Experts recommend keeping your gas above a quarter of a tank, but most of us ignore that from time to time. Some even regularly [...]
Synthetic oil can offer a lot of advantages that convention oil cannot. It lubricates engine parts more effectively, stays more stable in cold weather, and even does a better job of cleaning debris and dust from your car’s engine. Another advantage is that formulas can be created to meet specific needs, such as for high mileage or high-performance vehicles. So, the question is, is synthetic oil [...]
When you think of curling up with a good book, your Car Owner’s Manual probably isn’t what you had in mind. Unless you’re a "car person" that little book in your glove box is far more intimidating than entertaining.
After all, you know how to turn the key in the ignition and pump the gas. As far as you’re concerned, the rest is your mechanic’s problem. Right?
Well, not exactly.[...]
In the past, keeping a car on the road beyond the 200,000-mile mark was unusual, to say the least. However, in recent years there have been tremendous improvements in lubricants, rust prevention, and powertrain technology that make this an achievable goal for many cars, with proper care.
We’re going to talk about some of the models that have the most reliable track records in a moment, [...]
Most of us are dependent on owning an operational car. When our cars break down, it is very inconvenient and makes life grind to a halt. Not to mention the added stress of getting back and forth to work, picking up the kids from school or practice, and running errands without a reliable set of wheels. That said, many vehicle owners choose to save money by ignoring maintenance. In the short term [...]