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The Whys and Hows of a Shiny Car

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been shocked from time to time at exactly how dirty your car has become. Perhaps someone thoughtfully wrote “wash me” in the dust on your trunk, or you noticed that you had inadvertently started your own exotic bug collection on the...

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Does Your Car’s Oxygen Sensor Need Replacing?

The oxygen sensor of your car measures the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gasses that exit the engine. It sends real-time data about the amount of unburnt oxygen in the exhaust system to the engine’s computer to determine the correct air-to-fuel ratio for the car’s...

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Why is My Check Engine Light On?

The check engine light is a malfunction indicator light that a computerized engine-management system uses to let you know that something is wrong. The check engine light is a pictogram of an engine that illuminates either yellow or red. This indicator light works in...

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How to Tell if Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

If you’ve had the same car for several years, you’re probably already adept at spotting and addressing any quirks it has. An experienced driver knows when to take his or her car into the shop for a tune-up. Tune-ups are required periodically, especially when you are...

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Best standard maintenance tips for any vehicle.

We all hear car advice.  We get it from family, neighbors, even strangers.  But what standard vehicle maintenance tips should you pay attention to?  We polled four experts and here is what they had to say. It is important to check your oil as the temperatures raises....

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What auto accessories should I buy?

We all get distracted by the latest gadgets.  But when you try to balance budget and functionality, what auto accessories matter? We polled the industry and here are four expert opinions. Lauren Fix is a nationally recognized automotive expert, media guest,...

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