Spark plugs can get rusty for a variety of different reasons, and not all of them are necessarily your fault. Learn about why spark plugs...
How Often Should Tires/Wheels Be Balanced?
A dirty little secret about wheels and tires is that they usually aren't perfectly round, even when brand new. What's more, their weight often isn't evenly distributed, so they're heavier in some spots than others. Either issue can cause annoying vibrations.
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Tips for Buying a High
Sonya Etchison/Hemerea/Thinkstock CARS.COM — Buying a high-mileage used car presents a number of unknowns: Has it been in an accident ? How was it used for the last 100,000 miles? Was maintenance performed? Is it a good deal ? These questions are best answered by finding the right car as well as the right seller, and Cars.com has resources to help you do that. Below, you'll find advice to prepare you for shopping for a high-mileage used car and a handy list of factors to consider How to Inspect a Used Car Used cars are more popular than ever, and they're also as durable and maintenance-free as ever thanks to engineering strides. There's a ton of value in the used-car market, but there's still much to be mindful of when buying a car…
Brake Pads: What You Need to Know
therry/iStock/Thinkstock Subject to tremendous friction and heat, brake pads wear down and must be replaced as part of a car's regular maintenance. In disc-brake systems, the brake pads are the friction material the caliper squeezes against the rotating disc, or rotor, to slow the wheel's rotation and stop the car. In drum brakes, the pads are called shoes How do I know when to change my brake pads and rotors? Squeaks, squeals and metal-to-metal grinding noises are typical signs you're past due for new brake pads and/or rotors. Other signs include longer stopping distances and more pedal travel before you feel significant braking force. If it's been more than two years since your brake parts were replaced, it's a good idea to have the brakes checked at every oil change or every six…