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.
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…
Weed Identification Guide
Don't let weeds rob your garden of its beauty. Use our guide to help you identify and control these troublesome pests.
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…
Auto Repair Experts on What to Do When Your Check Engine Light Is On
It’s a situation many drivers find themselves in: your vehicle seems to be performing fine, and suddenly the “check engine” light comes on. What now? Unless you’re a
Why Would an Automatic Transmission Not Shift Properly
If your car"s automatic transmission is not shifting properly, find out how to recognize the problem and if you need a transmission repair before it"s too late!
How to Tell if Your Spare Tire Is Still in Good Condition
The most neglected safety device your car is equipped with is your spare tire. It hides in your trunk or under the back of your vehicle and you don't give it a second thought until you really need it. It can be years, or...
Storing Winter Tires
Protect your investment! Learn how to properly store your winter tires so they're in perfect condition next year.
Why More Drivers Should Brake With Their Left Foot
Braking with your left foot has been a contentious subject ever since the birth of automatic transmissions. If you have just two pedals in your car, and presumably two feet to operate them, then why would you not use one for each?
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…