Car Maintenance: What to Expect at Each Service Interval
Let’s face the facts, no one likes car maintenance. Not only can proper services be expensive, but keeping track of what needs to be done at certain intervals can be a major headache. The last thing a car owner wants is to pay for a service that wasn’t needed in the first place. Unfortunately ignoring READ MORE »
Driving and Maintenance Tips to Make Your Tires Last Longer
When you invest in a set of new tires for your car, you can make them last longer if you’re … Read More »
How to make your car battery last longer
When you’re running late, very few unpredictable circumstances prove to be beneficial because, as we all know, if something can go wrong, it usually does. Think about it: you wake up late, maybe forget your lunch, hit every red light on the way, maybe you get caught in a sudden torrential downpour. Or maybe you…
10 Cars That Can Run For Over 250,000 Miles
While just about any car these days can clock a quarter million miles if an owner throws enough money at it in terms of ongoing repairs and upkeep – some models tend to be more enjoyable to own and hold together better over the long haul than others. To determine which would be the most likely ne
Tips for Buying a High-Mileage Used Car
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…
Ten Hilariously Overpriced Cars You Could Buy On eBay Right Now
In the used car market there are automotive bargains, and then there are cars priced so heavily out of anyone’s comfort zone that you wonder if they’re really trying to sell the car at all, or just look like they are to placate a furious partner who wants their garage back.
Storing Winter Tires
Protect your investment! Learn how to properly store your winter tires so they're in perfect condition next year.
Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips
We have four commonly forgotten car care tips that will extend the longevity of your car, so it can take you on a lot more adventures in its lifetime.
Transmission Switch Issues to be Aware of
Being able to diagnose the types of problems that can occur with a transmission switch will not only help you to maintain your car, but also to save money. Being aware…Read more ›
What Does the Check-Engine Light Mean?
Share That is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle's emissions, ignition or fuel systems. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter, so you shouldn't ignore it. All cars and light trucks have onboard diagnostics that are supposed to detect engine-related problems that affect the emissions control systems The check-engine light (typically a yellow or orange outline of an engine with the word "Check") should come on for a few seconds every time you start the engine with other warning lights. If it stays on, that means there is a problem. If the check engine light is flashing, that usually indicates a misfire or other serious issue, and it should…