Weighing the Benefits of a Continuously Variable Transmission

If you’ve been shopping around for a small sedan, you may have noticed that some models, especially hybrids, come equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) instead of a conventional manual or automatic gearbox. Although CVT designs have been around for decades, they haven’t been widely adopted by automakers until relatively recently. Instead of using… Read more »

Don’t Make These Common Vehicle Maintenance Mistakes

You depend on your car every day to get you to and from work, the grocery store and just about anywhere else you need to be. With this in mind, it’s important to protect your vehicle by investing in the routine maintenance it needs to stay safe and reliable. You can start by avoiding a… Read more »

All About Car Belts and Hoses

Cars have become so reliable in the past few years that it can be easy to forget about routine maintenance. The problem with skipping this maintenance, though, is that you may end up stranded at the worst possible time. Maintenance failures can also lead to more expensive repairs that could have been avoided by preventatively… Read more »

Transmission Fluid – When to Flush and Why

Your transmission is one of the most important components of your vehicle. When working properly, the transmission acts as a sophisticated system that shifts gears to keep your car or truck operating smoothly. Transmission fluid is the blood of your vehicle – it’s even colored red! – so making sure that the system is clean… Read more »

Automatic Brakes to be Required by 2022

Automotive technology continues to emerge at a rapid pace every day, with many features that start out as premium, luxury options on high-end cars often becoming the new standard for all cars in just a few years. In the case of safety improvements, in particular, this is good for everyone. It was not too many… Read more »

Learn About Carburetors from this Vintage Film

Most car nuts know that the carburetor is one of the most critical elements of any vehicle, but do you know how it works? Better yet, have you ever had it explained to you by a cartoon character? Well here is your chance! Popular Mechanics recently highlighted a 1935 film, produced and presented to us… Read more »

Recent Study Identifies the Most Dangerous Driving Distractions

In today’s world, despite the technological advances that make our cars safer, we as drivers are more distracted than ever. The reason for attention being pulled away from the road is because of our phones and one recent study showed how dangerous the diversion they create can be. The Second Strategic Highway Research Program Naturalistic… Read more »

Want to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly for 200,000 Miles? Here’s How

It used to be that if a car made it to 100,000 miles, it was a sign that the owner gave it special attention and care. Those days, though, seem to be long gone, and high-mileage vehicles have become the new norm. As a recent article in Time magazine points out, the average car on… Read more »

3K, 5K, 15K? How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

For the longest time, the common rule for an oil change was doing it once every 3,000 miles. Over the past decade, however, recent automotive advances mean changing your oil that frequently is no longer necessary. For one consideration, oil life monitors have become more common on recent cars. These sensors actively check on your… Read more »