Car Maintenance

How to recycle what goes into and on your car

How to recycle what goes into and on your car

Many Earth Day programs center around recycling everyday products such as consumer electronics. But did you know you can do your part when it comes to your car, too? Charity organizations offer c...

  • AUTO SHRINKING MIDDLE CLASS
    A car dealer's data-driven guide to the 10 most reliable brands

    Every car brand likes to market themselves as the best. From "The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection" that launched Lexus to the top of most quality surveys, to "The Ultimate Driving Machine" solidifying …

    AUTO SHRINKING MIDDLE CLASS

    Every car brand likes to market themselves as the best. From "The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection" that launched Lexus to the top of most quality surveys, to "The Ultimate Driving Machine" solidifying the performance pedigree of BMW, automakers like to tell us that they alone are going to offer the absolute best long-term …

  • Pontiac Firebird
    See Fast N' Loud find and fix the first Pontiac Firebirds

    Finding old cars in barns has long grown from pasttime into big business, what between the soaring prices of collector cars and the gaggle of auto-restoration reality shows that rely on the three-F formula …

    Pontiac Firebird

    Finding old cars in barns has long grown from pasttime into big business, what between the soaring prices of collector cars and the gaggle of auto-restoration reality shows that rely on the three-F formula — find, fix and flip. No episode demonstrates that merging better than the episode of Discovery Channel's "Fast N' …

  • 16 smart things to do with your tax refund
    16 smart things to do with your tax refund

    Truth be told, you're better off not getting a tax refund. That money going back to you means that the government took too much from your paycheck, eliminating your opportunity to spend, invest, . …

    16 smart things to do with your tax refund

    Truth be told, you're better off not getting a tax refund. That money going back to you means that the government took too much from your paycheck, eliminating your opportunity to spend, invest, ...

  • Numerous 2010-12 BMW Models Recalled To Fix Loose Bolts

    BMW has issued a wide-ranging recall for several 2010-2012 model-year vehicles equipped with its inline six-cylinder engines. The recall--which affects 156,137 vehicles across the U.S.--will fix bolts …

    Numerous 2010-12 BMW Models Recalled To Fix Loose Bolts

    BMW has issued a wide-ranging recall for several 2010-2012 model-year vehicles equipped with its inline six-cylinder engines. The recall--which affects 156,137 vehicles across the U.S.--will fix bolts that hold variable-camshaft timing (branded VANOS by BMW) unit housings in place. In rare cases, these bolts could loosen …

  • 2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

    The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is the product of a complete redesign, meant to increase both utility and efficiency. To that end, Ford has given the new F-150 an aluminum body, a decision …

    2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

    The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is the product of a complete redesign, meant to increase both utility and efficiency. To that end, Ford has given the new F-150 an aluminum body, a decision that has proved controversial among at least some potential buyers. F-150 chief engineer Pete Reyes described to The Detroit …

  • GM Suspends Engineers, Adds Recall Repair, Ups Cost To $1.3B

    General Motors [NYSE: GM] CEO Mary Barra revealed today that it's placed two engineers on paid leave, in connection with the company's massive recall effort, and ongoing investigations regarding …

    GM Suspends Engineers, Adds Recall Repair, Ups Cost To $1.3B

    General Motors [NYSE: GM] CEO Mary Barra revealed today that it's placed two engineers on paid leave, in connection with the company's massive recall effort, and ongoing investigations regarding whether the automaker knew about the issue—now involving 2.2 million vehicles from the 2003 through 2011 model years—and …

  • How to choose long-lasting tires

    Making a decision about buying tires usually comes down to price and tread wear. Most people are looking for the best of both worlds—a bargain priced, long-lasting tire. Finding low prices is mos...

    How to choose long-lasting tires

    Making a decision about buying tires usually comes down to price and tread wear. Most people are looking for the best of both worlds—a bargain priced, long-lasting tire. Finding low prices is mos...

  • Early warning signs of tire failure

      A vehicle's tires play a crucial role in a car's safety. As the only parts of the car that physically touch the ground, they are one of the key factors affecting a vehicle's handling and …

    Early warning signs of tire failure

      A vehicle's tires play a crucial role in a car's safety. As the only parts of the car that physically touch the ground, they are one of the key factors affecting a vehicle's handling and brakin...

  • Need Car Repairs? Openbay Gives You Options

    No one likes taking in a car for repairs. We have to carve out time to drive it in or have it towed, we have to arrange for transportation back home or to a car rental shop, and of course, we have to shell …

    Need Car Repairs? Openbay Gives You Options

    No one likes taking in a car for repairs. We have to carve out time to drive it in or have it towed, we have to arrange for transportation back home or to a car rental shop, and of course, we have to shell out our hard-earned cash -- cash that could be better spent on vacations or groceries or bolo ties for cats. A new …

  • How to save money on car maintenance

    Today’s cars, with their specialized electronics, computerized internal controls, and long-life fluids, offer fewer and fewer opportunities for do-it-yourselfers to roll up their sleeves. It’s a ...

    How to save money on car maintenance

    Today’s cars, with their specialized electronics, computerized internal controls, and long-life fluids, offer fewer and fewer opportunities for do-it-yourselfers to roll up their sleeves. It’s a ...

  • How to decode tire size and other data

    You'll find the recommended tire size as well as the speed and load ratings for your vehicle on a placard in the doorjamb, the glove compartment, or on the fuel-filler door. Here's what those  …

    How to decode tire size and other data

    You'll find the recommended tire size as well as the speed and load ratings for your vehicle on a placard in the doorjamb, the glove compartment, or on the fuel-filler door. Here's what those cry...

  • Never get cheated by car mechanics again

    How to save on repairs and avoid paying for unnecessary work.

    How to save on repairs and avoid paying for unnecessary work.