How to Enjoy Your High-Tech Car Features While Also Protecting Your Privacy

protect high-tech car featuresIf you’re driving a new or nearly new car, odds are it knows quite a bit about you. Much like phones, most new cars are “smart” and come equipped with high-tech car features such as Bluetooth connectivity and in-dash navigation systems. If you use these high-tech car features (and sometimes even if you don’t), they can store personal information that a thief or valet could then access for nefarious purposes.  Continue reading

Your Car’s Aerodynamics and Fuel Efficiency: The Details That Decrease Drag

aerodynamics and fuel efficiencyIn their continuing efforts to improve the fuel mileage of their fleets, auto manufacturers are placing a renewed emphasis on aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Continue reading

Preventing a Car Break-In: Your 10-Step Strategy

lock car to prevent car break-inThough many cars are stolen each year, you’re far more likely to have someone steal something out of your vehicle than steal the vehicle itself. In the U.S., a car break-in occurs every 17 seconds, resulting in well over $1 billion in annual losses. Continue reading

Your Car’s Air Filters: Why They Need to Be Checked Regularly

your car's air filterOxygen is obviously essential for human life, but many people don’t consider the fact that it’s also essential to the life of your car. Fuel cannot burn without oxygen. Without air, no combustion can take place inside an internal combustion engine. Continue reading

Motor Oil: Separating Myth From Fact

motor oilMotor oil is a critical part of your car’s engine and should be regularly checked and changed to ensure your vehicle runs properly. However, there are a number of myths about motor oil and its use. Some of the myths might have been true in the distant past but no longer apply with modern cars and oils. Continue reading

The Tires on Your Car: Alignment, Rotation and Tread

tires on your carKeeping the tires on your car in good condition is a simple but important part of car maintenance. If the tires don’t provide good traction, you won’t be able to start, stop or steer your vehicle as quickly, which can make it harder to avoid accidents.  Continue reading

Sedan or Coupe: Which Is Right for You?

sedan or coupeWhen trying to decide which car is right for you, one of the questions that often comes up is whether to go with a sedan or coupe. Even if you narrow your options down to a particular make and model, several popular models give you a choice between either sedan or coupe designs. So which is right for you? Continue reading

An In-Depth Guide to In-Dash Navigation Systems

in-dash navigation systemsIn-dash navigation systems are available on many new or late-model cars. Most popular luxury models include in-dash navigation systems as standard equipment and combine them with audio controls and other applications to create a single, multipurpose “infotainment” screen. Continue reading