Car Maintenance

Numerous 2010-12 BMW Models Recalled To Fix Loose 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…

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

  • Beware that some performance tires can crack in the cold

    Anything made with rubber can become more rigid as temperatures get very low, as evidenced by some ultra-high-performance summer tires being used by General Motors and other manufacturers on some...

    Beware that some performance tires can crack in the cold

    Anything made with rubber can become more rigid as temperatures get very low, as evidenced by some ultra-high-performance summer tires being used by General Motors and other manufacturers on some...

  • Watch Aston Martins race in snow, proving the miracle of winter tires

    With the right tires, you can do anything. You can make a Miata hang with a Porsche, build a truck that can climb a wall, or, perhaps most amusingly, outfit a 565-hp Aston Martin that’ll run laps around …

    Aston Martin on ice

    With the right tires, you can do anything. You can make a Miata hang with a Porsche, build a truck that can climb a wall, or, perhaps most amusingly, outfit a 565-hp Aston Martin that’ll run laps around an ice-covered pasture in Colorado. Which is what we did at Aston Martin On Ice, an event that put a fleet of British …

  • What's wrong with used tires?

    When money is tight, you might be tempted to buy used tires instead of new ones.  They can be much cheaper and might even look practically new. But we recommend against it. After all, you don’t r...

    What's wrong with used tires?

    When money is tight, you might be tempted to buy used tires instead of new ones.  They can be much cheaper and might even look practically new. But we recommend against it. After all, you don’t r...

  • Sedan vs SUV: Which has the best winter stopping ability?

    As we’ve noted earlier, the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE comes with 20-inch high-performance summer tires that make an appallingly bad choice for winter driving. To see just how bad, we ...

    Sedan vs SUV: Which has the best winter stopping ability?

    As we’ve noted earlier, the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE comes with 20-inch high-performance summer tires that make an appallingly bad choice for winter driving. To see just how bad, we ...