212 Blog Posts From the Car Care Tag


Your “Safety” Doesn’t Matter

Your “Safety” Doesn’t Matter

A reader asked me about dealing with the known-to-be-dangerous — the defective — air bag in her vehicle. Since there are more than 40 million vehicles “affected,” her questions — and my answer — may be of general interest: Pris asks: There’s an airbag recall for my 2005 Corolla. A truck I bought in the […]

Funny Noises

Funny Noises

If your car’s engine starts making a “funny noise,” should you be worried? It depends on the noise. Some noises are harbingers of real trouble. Others are usually nothing to worry about. But how do you tell the former from the latter? Let’s take a look at some examples of both kinds of noises: Ticking […]

Is Car Wax Really Good for Your Car?

Is Car Wax Really Good for Your Car?

Many car owners don’t even bother to take the time to wax their car. Their primary reason is that the paint and existing finish looks good enough. However, this is a misguided notion on the part of these car owners. Over time, failing to apply wax on the exterior of the car paint can lead […]

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for September 14, 2018

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for September 14, 2018

Notice: This will be the last Driving News Weekly Roundup. Subscribe instead to the Driving News Daily and receive the latest in motorists’ right news from around the country Monday-Friday right to your inbox! In this week’s Driving News Roundup: Texas Governor Campaigns on RLC Ban Trump Tariffs targeted by over 60 Industry Groups US […]

A Lever Long Enough

A Lever Long Enough

You might be surprised to discover how few horsepower it takes to keep your car — or even a big SUV — going. Well, once it’s already going. Last week, Dodge sent me a Durango SRT392 to test drive (the review of this beast is here). It has an interesting feature, a display that lets […]