Automotive

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New Cars Are Back!

New-car news hasn’t been much fun lately. Supply-chain problems, chip shortages and above-sticker asking prices have largely drowned out coverage…

Automotive

Don’t Get Taken for a Ride When You Take Your Car In for Repairs

Cars these days are so complex—and most car owners are so unfamiliar with how they work—that dishonest or incompetent mechanics…

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The Roadside-Assistance Trap

Auto insurance providers often offer roadside-assistance programs for a fraction of what you would pay for an AAA membership—but there’s…

Automotive

Is Ethanol Safe for Your Car’s Engine?

Ethanol is a “mixed” blessing. Adding this fuel, which is typically made from corn, to gasoline can help lower the…

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Your Auto-Safety Tech Could Put You In Danger

Advanced automotive-safety systems—including automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance—are unreliable when it’s raining. These systems’ ­cameras and sensors ...

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Keep Your Car On The Road For 300,000+ Miles

The average price of a new car recently raced past $46,000, a staggering sum that gives drivers more reason than…

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Home-Grown Wheels

Buying a vehicle that is made in the US isn’t as easy as it sounds these days—but these are the ones that come closest.

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Affordable Vintage Cars the Experts Would Buy

Ever dream of driving a Ferrari ­Testarossa? Keep dreaming! A sharp surge in prices means that you would have to…

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The Best New and Redesigned Vehicles for 2022

Better days are ahead for car buyers. Prices will soon start to soften, and some exciting new 2022 models will…

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Share the Road with Motorcycles

Love them or hate them, motorcycles have as much right to the roads as cars and trucks. Knowing a bit…

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Frustrating Car Features: How to Live with Them… or Get Rid of Them

Is your car’s tech driving you crazy? You’re not alone. Modern vehicles are full of features intended to make cars…

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The Auto Insurance Claim Drivers Don’t Know to File

If your car is in an accident, its value could plummet by as much as 35%—but there might be a way to recover that money with "diminished value" compensation from the insurer.

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Make Your Tires Last 75,000 Miles or Even More

One of the most important parts of your car is the tires. Here’s how to treat them right for your safety, comfort and to save money.

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Beware of the Rental-Car Toll Trap

If you’re driving a rental car, toll roads can quickly inflate the cost of the rental. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Best Used Cars and SUVs to Buy Now

Used-car prices have surged over 10% in the past year due to the pandemic-driven used-car bubble and the exodus to…