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Toyota 4Runner with a kayak on a roof

Finding the Best Fit Behind the Wheel

I have always driven a sedan but want to switch to a midsize SUV. I am an elderly lady (79) and have never driven an SUV but want something practical ...

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Miata Owner Not a Fan of Metal Music

I have a 2010 Mazda Miata. It now has almost 40,000 miles on it. Ever since I bought it (with 18,000 miles on it), I have had a problem when I go over ...

Prius Catalytic Converter

Prius Catalytic Converter Theft

The other morning, I went out to start my Toyota Prius and go to work. The car started up fine (just the electronics come on), but as soon as the gaso ...

Used spark plug

Skip Spark Plug Replacements at Your Own Risk

How important is it to change spark plugs? I have a 2012 Toyota RAV4 V6 with 100,000 miles on it. I was thinking of having the plugs changed until the ...

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Looking Forward and Back At Small Pickup Trucks

The ultimate and arguably original small truck was the Subaru BRAT. The name BRAT stood for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter. These cool ...

2014 Jeep JK Wrangler Sahara Soft Top

The Jeep Wave

The Jeep Wave is a popular occurrence involving Jeep owners waving to each other as they drive by. This phenomenon has a long history and is becoming ...

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What’s It Like to Drive a Duck Boat?

We’ll give you a full review of driving a truck in the water. Don’t try this at home.

car brakes

What Pushes Brake Pads Away

What moves the brake pads away from the brake rotor when you remove your foot from the brake pedal

White Tesla-powered Range Rover

A Tesla-Powered Range Rover? Why Not?

E.C.D. Automotive Design is three British guys building high-end Range and Land Rovers in Florida. Their stock-in-trade has been Chevy V-8s, but now a ...

white woman in white shirt in passenger seat of car is putting on her seat belt

Why Does My Seatbelt Always Lock Up?

Why is it that my driver’s seatbelt always locks up when I pull it out, and then I have to let it go back in again and try again?

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COVID Driving: Can Gas Go Bad?

These days I’m only putting about 3,000 miles per year on each car. I drive each car at least once a week. If I fill up both cars, I can probably go t ...

woman with hand on ignition starting manual transmission car

Subaru Forester Issues May Start with the Clutch

It sounds electrical to me, Connie. Based on your description, I assume that, when it doesn’t start, there’s no current getting to your starter. The f ...

Side view of frustrated stressed young mechanic man in white uniform touching his head with hands against car in open hood at the repair garage.

10 Used Car Warning Signs

Shopping for a used car? Great! There are plenty of good deals out there. If you're not careful, though, you can wind up with a car that'll pay for yo ...

Distracted driver talking on phone

10 Annoying Things Drivers Do

What things do other drivers do that annoy you most? Here's our top ten list. We're sure you won't recognize yourself in any of the items listed

Red Ford Mustang covered in snow

10 Things to Know About the Ford Mach-E

I test drive a lot of cars. Here’s my take after driving the new $50,000 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Bolt in garage

Living Electric In 2021

Americans have an ever-expanding list of electric vehicle types, brands and models from which to choose. We break down the market options for 2021 and ...

Mustang Mach-E front view

Ford Mustang Mach-E Review

We test and review the Ford Mustang Mach-E battery electric vehicle. Here’s why this is a game changing vehicle for Ford.

Chrome hood ornament on vintage Pontiac car

A Pontiac by Any Other Name

Car names are a mess, Jeanette. Manufacturers slap them on and remove them at will. So it almost takes a Kremlinologist to figure out what was what. B ...

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Hot Weather, Long Drives, Temperamental Car

What happens is that in hot weather, an older fuel pump relay can overheat. The conditions under which it typically overheats are after a long drive, ...

Hand on steering wheel honking horn

Silent Horn not a Big Honking Problem

I drive a supercharged 1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra with 123,000 miles. The horn quit working, and I took it to a Buick dealer who ran a diagnostic te ...

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Todays Car-o-Scope

What the stars say about your car for 4/22/2021
It's always important to look in your rearview mirror, but do not let your mind linger there.
Select your sign
  1. Aries
  2. Taurus
  3. Gemini
  4. Cancer
  5. Leo
  6. Virgo
  7. Libra
  8. Scorpio
  9. Sagittarius
  10. Capricorn
  11. Aquarius
  12. Pisces