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A noisy car can be quite annoying… In everyday driving, you get used to what your car sounds like when it’s running properly. So when you hear a noise that’s unusual—a whine, creak, or squeal, for example—consider it an alert...
With warm weather here, this is an excellent time to wax your car and help protect it from bugs, pollen, sun, and road grime. Getting Started Before buying a car wax, be aware that premium car wax brands don’t necessarily...
Today’s new vehicles are brimming with advanced safety features. Blind-spot monitoring, for example, helps keep you from hitting an unseen car when changing lanes. A forward-collision warning system signals if your car is in danger of striking one in front....
The release of the new BMW 5-series has drawn a lot of media attention. Thanks to Mike Monticello & Jeff Barlet from Consumer Reports for the in-depth review of the new 5-series. BMW decided not to reinvent its midsized 5 Series for...
Via Consumer Reports: Cars under warranty shouldn’t burn oil. And most don’t. But Consumer Reports’ 2014 Annual Auto Survey found that several auto manufacturers are building engines—available in a number of widely sold models—that require frequently topping off the oil...
According to Consumer Reports: Vehicles made by 14 different automakers have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, or both in what NHTSA has called “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S....
If a flat tire, mechanical breakdown, or empty fuel tank forces you to stop driving, the most important thing is to take actions that ensure your safety. Here are some tips from the auto experts at Consumer Reports. Get off...
Consumer Reports – Great car related information source. Good, reliable car information from a trustworthy source. There are a lot of sites that provide car information.  One of the most respected names is Consumer Reports.  Check out some of their...
Unless you’re a car mechanic yourself, dealing with a repair shop may require a leap of faith. But if you pay attention to what your mechanic says (and does), you’ll find clues that could tell you whether you’re being bamboozled....
Talking, texting, and complicated car controls increase dangers American roads have become the domain of the distracted, with millions of drivers texting or talking on the phone instead of looking at the road ahead. The results of such behavior can...