Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:44:16 +0000
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZLooking for cheap cars? Here are the least-expensive 2016 cars on sale in the US. Lists which inexpensive cars are the deals and which are the duds.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhat is a Continuously Variable Transmission (or CVT), how does it work, and what makes it superior to a conventional automatic transmission?
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe twin-clutch transmission is a self-shifting automatic transmission that overcomes many of the problems with traditional manual and automatic transmissions.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhich is better, buying a new car or leasing it? This article explains how leasing works and what the advantages and disadvantages are.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhat is gap insurance, and do you need it? This quick guide will help you decide if you need gap insurance when you buy or lease your next new car.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThis article explains the difference between disc brakes and drum brakes and explains how they work and what advantages disc brakes have over drum brakes.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTen steps to follow if your car is in a flood. Learn what to do and what not to do if your car is in a flood.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZIn this guide to the fifteen least-expensive convertibles, we'll tell you which cheap drop-tops are good buys and which to avoid.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZBuying tires can be a confusing experience. These do's and don'ts will give you the foundation to make smart choices about your tires.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhat are anti-lock brakes? This article explains what the antilock braking system (ABS) is, what it does, how it works, and answers some of the more common questions about antilock brakes.
2017-02-24T11:44:16Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >There's a lot
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWomen's driving needs differ from men's. Here are the Top 10 Cars for women as chosen by the automotive experts at About Cars.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZHow are snow tires different from other tires? Do you need snow tires, or are all-season tires good enough? This article will tell you.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZFrom all the new and redesigned cars introduced for the 2016 model year, About.com's Cars Expert Aaron Gold picks the very best.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZSmall cars are less expensive, more fuel-efficient, and easier to drive than bigger cars -- but don't you have to give up a lot when you buy a small car? Not necessarily! Here are ten cars, presented in alphabetical order, that do the job just as well as larger cars and SUVs -- but with key small-car advantages.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThink your car is bad? Check out these vehicles, some of the worst cars ever sold to the public.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe right car is a critical decision for families that are just starting out. Our Top Picks list highlights ten cars that are perfect for a growing family: Practical, safe, inexpensive, and (in most cases) entertaining to drive.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZDirect fuel injection promises better fuel efficiency, more power and cleaner emissions for car engines. This article explains what direct fuel injection is and how direct fuel injection works.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZA technical tour of the Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC diesel system
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZCar dealers and third-party companies offer extended warranties, also known as service contracts, that extend your car's warranty coverage for a longer period of time. Are extended car warranties a good deal? Read on.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe Tesla Model 3 may be the most anticipated new car in fifty years. Here's what we know about the long-range affordable electric vehicle from Tesla.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZSchool starts soon, and this is a great time to think about putting your teen on wheels. Here are ten new cars that are reliable, easy to drive, affordable, and well suited to young, inexperienced teen drivers.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZGetting ready for a road trip? Follow these easy tips to get your car ready and eliminate potential vacation headaches.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZElectronic stability control (ESC) is a safety feature that can help prevent the driver from losing control of the car. This article explains how it works and why it is important.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZA good, thorough car wash involves more than simply running your car through a machine. I visited Mothers, well-known manufacturer of car washing and detailing products, to learn how to wash a car the way the pros do it.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhat type of gasoline should you use in your car -- regular, mid-grade and premium? This article will explain what grades and octane ratings mean, and help you decide which is best for your car.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZUsed to be that power windows and locks were the epitomy of luxury; today, they're standard on even the most humble econoboxes. Technology has gifted us with a great many more goodies and gadgets. Here are ten features and options that could make life with your next car a great deal easier and safer.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWho says motherhood demands a minivan or big SUV? Here are ten cars that are perfect for moms, with lots of family-friendly features that mothers everywhere will approve of.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZChevrolet has taken another stab at redesigning the Malibu, and this time they've poured money and resource into it -- so is that enough to lift the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu out of mediocrity and up to the head of the mid-size class?
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTo trade or not to trade? This article gives helps you determine whether trading or selling privately is best and gives you guidelines for negotiating with the dealer.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTires are vital to our cars' safety. Safety tips on tire inflation, tire balance, tire tread wear and tire maintenance.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe great American road trip is making a comeback -- but what's the best car to take on a road trip? Aaron Gold, About.com's Expert to Cars, picks the top ten best road trip cars, with picks for every size of family and budget.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZYes, your car can get better gas mileage! These Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips will help you improve your car's fuel economy and use less gasoline. Most of these tips will give you a slight increase in MPG -- but together the gas mileage improvements can really add up. Save money and use less fuel!
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZIn order to keep your car looking good, you should detail and wax it regularly. Here's how to get professional results at a do-it-yourself- price in twelve easy steps.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhile SUVs offer lots of space, they aren't always the most practical vehicle -- and they certainly aren't very fuel-efficient. Here are ten vehicles that will give you the space of an SUV with all the advantages of a car, as opposed to a truck. Tested, analyzed and reviwed by the experts at About Cars.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZYou can find plenty of lists of the most fuel-efficient cars on the US market -- but how many would you want to drive? We'll take you through each of these cars and tell you which ones you'll want to drive and which ones you'll want to leave by the side of the road.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTen best cars for men.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWith proper care and feeding, virtually any car can be kept running as long as the owner wants to keep it. Here are twelve guidelines to keeping your car well into six-figure territory.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThink you know what an ugly car is? Think again! Here are some of the most unfortunate looking cars of the last five decades.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZDodge has updated the Charger for 2015, with revised styling, mild interior updates, and a stellar lineup of engines, right up to the 707 horsepower Hellcat V8. Ride along as we drive the all-new 2015 Dodge Charger.
2017-02-24T11:44:16Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >On Friday, September
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZA car crash is a traumatic experience, even if it's only a minor fender-bender. Here's a comprehensive guide to what you should do immediately after a car accident.
2017-02-24T11:44:16Z2015 Hyundai Sonata from the front
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe Honda Civic is one of the best and most enduring compact sedans ever sold, and developing a new one must be a task that is fraught with peril. Honda has come up with an all-new Civic for 2016—so can this new version uphold the Civic's reputation?
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZOne shouldn't give up an enjoyable drive just to save fuel.This isn't a top 10 list of fuel-efficient cars with highest MPG, but the most enjoyable. Page 1
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZYour car has been recalled -- now what? This guide will tell you how to find out if your car is recalled and what you should do to get the problems fixed.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible combines smart engineering with good old-fashioned muscle car fun.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZK&N says their reuseable air filter can save on costs and pollution. How well does it work? The experts at About.com Cars have the answer.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZChevy has made some big changes to the little Spark for 2016, giving it a new look and a more mature demeanor. Let's drive the 2016 Chevrolet Spark and see how it does.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has received a drubbing in the press -- but does it deserve such poor treatment? I don't think so, and my review will tell you why.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThis is the Honda Civic you can't buy in the United States -- the Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi, complete with hatchback body style and Honda-designed turbodiesel engine. How does the Honda Civic i-CTDi compare with the Honda Civics we get here in the States? Read on. Tested and reviewed by Aaron Gold, your Guide to Cars at About.com.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZKia has introduced an all-new Optima for 2016. Is it good? Oh, yes -- in fact, it may well be the new benchmark for the mid-size sedan segment.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZIf there's one thing that's hobbled the Volkswagen Passat, it's the lack of a decent entry-level engine -- until now. Let's drive the 2014 Passat 1.8 TSI.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZDrum brake. Cars. Page 2.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZHere is a list of cars that are perfect for dads -- cars that combine a modicum of practicality with high cool quotient and fun-to-drive factor that make them ideal for fathers.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe days when used cars meant trouble are over. Today, buying used is a great way to get more car for less dough.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZVolkswagen's large Passat sedan has been update for 2016, though it doesn't seem like they've changed it much -- and that's fine with me.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZDisc brake. Cars.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZHyundai made their name on small, cheap economy cars. They’ve moved on to bigger and better things—but can they still build a good econobox?
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZDrum brake with wheel. Cars. Page 4.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZFew people cruise the showrooms thinking "Is this the car in which I will have a major crash?" With car
2017-02-24T11:44:16Z2016 sees the introduction of an all-new Chevrolet Camaro--lighter, trimmer, and mroe agile than the outgoing car.. and, like the Camaro that preceded it, not for everyone.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe NHTSA has released its latest rollover statistics. They show SUV's are more inclined to roll in an accident, cars less so. Mazda cars took two of the top three spots. Chrysler's all-wheel-drive Pacifica scored best among SUV's. An About Cars feature article.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZMeet BMW's M&Ms: The all new425 hp M3 sedan and M4 coupe. We know BMW builds great performance cars, but are these new near-twins as good as their chocolate-covered namesake? We sent Frank Aukofer to find out.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZDisc brake with wheel. Cars. Page 3.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhat are collision warning, collision mitigation, and collision avoidance systems, and how do they work? This article will break it down into simple terms. By Aaron Gold, your Cars Expert at About.com.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZA test of Michelin's new Primaxy MXV4 tire reminded us how important it is to have the right tires -- even in a non-performanve vehicle.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZHonda has completely designed their ubiquitous compact sedan for 2016. Take a closer look at the 2016 Honda Civic in our photo tour.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZA guide to visiting the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit: When to go, how to get there, and what to see.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZHaving trouble choosing between one body type and another? Here's a brief rundown on the advantages and disadvantages of everything from a coupe to a crossover.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZCars. Page 2.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZFor the first time in thirty years, Chevrolet has fitted a four-cylinder engine to the Camaro -- and it's a stormer. Let's drive the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 2.0T!
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZVolkswagen's 2014 Jetta SE has a fabulous new engine and improved handling -- but it also has factors working against it. Should you buy one? My review will tell you.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTake a closer look at the new drop-top version of Chevrolet's 2016 Camaro in our Camaro Convertible photo tour.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhat is a turbocharger and how does it work? This article explains the inner workings of the turbocharger and its real-world benefits.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThere's a lot of talk about the 707 hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat -- but if you're seeking an authentic muscle car experience, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 is the one to get.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTurtle Wax Black Box is a cleaning and waxing system designed specifically for black vehicles. I put Turtle Wax Black Box to the test with a worst-case scenario.
2017-02-24T11:44:16Z2014 Mitsubishi Mirage month 2: It's time for our Mirage's first oil change, and this being a budget-priced car, I decided to look into budget-priced service alternatives.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWith the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro ready to make its debut, let's take a look back at the history of this iconic Chevrolet muscle car.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition is the end of the line for one of my favorite cars. Let's take this all-wheel-drive terror out for one last (very fast) drive, shall we?
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZToday's cars handle so well that we often take it for granted -- but there are some cars that can be downright frightening to drive. Here are thirteen cars that have earned a reputation for scaring the stuffing out of their drivers.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZCheck out the newest and most notable concepts and future vehicles revealed at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZMINI Cooper. Cars. Page 5.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZDuring the first month of our long-term 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco test, Aaron geeks out on the turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe New York Auto Show is the last major auto show of the season, and one that this year was brimming with new model and concept car introductions. Check out the latest and the greatest from the 2015 New York Auto Show.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZI have a love-hate relationship with the Volkswagen Jetta, but I have yet to spend a week with the diesel-powered TDI. I'm a big fan of diesels, so how will I get along with the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI? Read on. Tested and reviewed by Aaron Gold, your Cars Expert at About.com.
2017-02-24T11:44:16Z2014 GMC Sierra at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Page 14.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZStep #2: How to find and secure a realistic, negotiable price for your new car. An About Cars feature article.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTake a closer look at Volvo's new winter wondercar, the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country gives you the all-weather benefits of an SUV--but it isn't an SUV.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWith the original Volt, General Motors got it right in the first place. Now the 2016 Chevrolet Volt refines and enhances the concept.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZMichelin Smart Cables are electronic jumper cables that eliminate the possibility of connecting jumper cables incorrectly, reducing changes of injury or damage.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZWhy carry jumper cables? The new Weego jump starter is a pocket-sized battery that can jump-start your car’s dead battery.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZThe Scion iA -- a Mazda2 by any other name -- is Scion's new entry-level car. Cute and frisky it is -- but is it a good deal? My review will tell you.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZChevrolet has an all-new Camaro on the way for 2016. I got a chance to take a quick couple of laps in Camaro engineering prototypes, and this brief glance showed there's a lot to look forward to in the new Camaro.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZTake a closer look at the new Charger in our 2015 Dodge Charger photo gallery.
2017-02-24T11:44:16Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The Environmental
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZSee what's new and notable at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show in Aaron Gold's exclusive Photo Tour.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZFrench automaker Peugeot is contemplating a return to the US. Let's take a look at their model lineup to see which cars (in future iterations) could make it to the United States.
2017-02-24T11:44:16ZHyundai’s entry-level Accent is an attractive subcompact car. Let’s take a closer look.