Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:13:51 +0000
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZLooking 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWhat is a Continuously Variable Transmission (or CVT), how does it work, and what makes it superior to a conventional automatic transmission?
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZHow are snow tires different from other tires? Do you need snow tires, or are all-season tires good enough? This article will tell you.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZBuying tires can be a confusing experience. These do's and don'ts will give you the foundation to make smart choices about your tires.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThis article explains the difference between disc brakes and drum brakes and explains how they work and what advantages disc brakes have over drum brakes.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWhat 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZIn this guide to the fifteen least-expensive convertibles, we'll tell you which cheap drop-tops are good buys and which to avoid.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWhich is better, buying a new car or leasing it? This article explains how leasing works and what the advantages and disadvantages are.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWhat 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.
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2017-01-21T11:13:51ZElectronic 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe twin-clutch transmission is a self-shifting automatic transmission that overcomes many of the problems with traditional manual and automatic transmissions.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThink your car is bad? Check out these vehicles, some of the worst cars ever sold to the public.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWomen's driving needs differ from men's. Here are the Top 10 Cars for women as chosen by the automotive experts at About Cars.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZTires are vital to our cars' safety. Safety tips on tire inflation, tire balance, tire tread wear and tire maintenance.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZFrom all the new and redesigned cars introduced for the 2016 model year, About.com's Cars Expert Aaron Gold picks the very best.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZUsed 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZTo 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZTen 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWhat 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZCar 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZA technical tour of the Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC diesel system
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZDirect 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZSchool 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThink you know what an ugly car is? Think again! Here are some of the most unfortunate looking cars of the last five decades.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZSmall 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWith 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZOne 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
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWho 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZDrum brake. Cars. Page 2.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZTen best cars for men.
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2017-01-21T11:13:51ZA 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZYour 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZGetting ready for a road trip? Follow these easy tips to get your car ready and eliminate potential vacation headaches.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible combines smart engineering with good old-fashioned muscle car fun.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZToday'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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZIn 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZYou 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWhile 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZYes, 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!
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWith the original Volt, General Motors got it right in the first place. Now the 2016 Chevrolet Volt refines and enhances the concept.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZHaving 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZA 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZFew people cruise the showrooms thinking "Is this the car in which I will have a major crash?" With car
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZDisc brake with wheel. Cars. Page 3.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWhat is a turbocharger and how does it work? This article explains the inner workings of the turbocharger and its real-world benefits.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZDrum brake with wheel. Cars. Page 4.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe days when used cars meant trouble are over. Today, buying used is a great way to get more car for less dough.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZDisc brake. Cars.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZIf 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThis 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZKia 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZChevrolet 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?
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZA 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZChevy 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZVolkswagen'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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZK&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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZDodge 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZMeet 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZHere 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZWith the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro ready to make its debut, let's take a look back at the history of this iconic Chevrolet muscle car.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZCars. Page 2.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZStep #2: How to find and secure a realistic, negotiable price for your new car. An About Cars feature article.
2017-01-21T11:13:51Z2016 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThere'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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZVolkswagen'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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe 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?
2017-01-21T11:13:51Z2014 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZDuring the first month of our long-term 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco test, Aaron geeks out on the turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZThe 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.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZChevrolet Omega. Cars. Page 17.
2017-01-21T11:13:51Z2014 GMC Sierra at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Page 14.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZBuick Allure. Cars.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZTake a closer look at the new drop-top version of Chevrolet's 2016 Camaro in our Camaro Convertible photo tour.
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZHyundai 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?
2017-01-21T11:13:51ZTurtle 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.