minivan doors
03
Jan
2024
Posted in Special

In Praise of the Lowly Minivan

Remember those days when choosing a car felt like selecting the perfect ensemble for a special night out? When considering a new vehicle, it’s about more than just looks. We think of comfort, functionality, and yes, those ever-important modern tech…

winter road trip travelers
01
Jan
2024
Posted in Driving Tips

Your Winter Road Trip Guide

Winter road trips offer a unique and enchanting experience, far removed from the common summer getaway. The crisp air, serene snow-covered landscapes, and the quiet beauty of winter can make for an unforgettable journey. However, these trips require meticulous planning…

car mechanic
29
Dec
2023
Posted in Consumer Guidance

Mechanic Talk and Your Ride

Making a trip to the auto service center is just part of owning a car. Having a clear, detailed chat with your mechanic matters more than you might think. When your car’s up on the lift, that’s your chance to…

27
Dec
2023
Posted in Special

50 Active Car Brands in the U.S.

Car brands in America. The U.S. automotive landscape is a vibrant mosaic of 50 active brands, headlined by industry giants such as Chevrolet, Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Hyundai. This dynamic market also includes popular brands like Nissan and Kia, alongside…

car tools
25
Dec
2023
Posted in Car Care

Car Tools Every Driver Should Own

If you own a vehicle, there are certain car tools every owner should have. For those who work on their cars up to avid enthusiasts, additional tools are essential. What should you stock? Where should you buy them? Read on…

bridge traffic
22
Dec
2023
Posted in Driving Tips

Christmas Catastrophe: Disaster Averted

Following my Thanksgiving post, I received a request to share a Christmas adventure story. However, my husband Richard and I traditionally don’t travel during the holidays. We prefer to celebrate Christmas at home, where family members join us to spend…

car broker
20
Dec
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

How a Car Broker Can Secure Your Next Vehicle

For anyone diving into the often-tricky world of car shopping, a car broker can be a game-changer. These pros cut through the confusing world of buying a car, bringing savvy and negotiation skills that often mean big savings and a…

water pump
18
Dec
2023
Posted in Car Care

Water Pump Troubles and Replacement

At the core of a vehicle’s cooling system lies the water pump, a crucial component that serves as the engine’s safeguard against overheating. This pump is responsible for the circulation of coolant – a combination of water and antifreeze –…

Christmas Stocking
15
Dec
2023
Posted in Special

100 Last-Minute Christmas Stocking Stuffers!

Christmas is closing in fast! Likely, you have the bulk of your shopping done, but you may still be shopping for a few small items to round out your gifting. To that end, we present our list of 100 Christmas…

cash for car
13
Dec
2023
Posted in Car Selling Tips

Options for Disposing an Unwanted Car

If you’re stuck with a car that’s seen better days and just won’t start, there’s no need to worry. Disposing of a non-functional vehicle can be straightforward and might even bring in some extra cash. Let’s explore your options for…

2024 Honda Accord
11
Dec
2023
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Honda Makes its Case With the Accord

Sedans may be losing popularity due to the ever-increasing demand for crossovers, yet Honda continues to update and improve its core models. While Honda has a strong presence in the utility vehicle market, its midsize Accord sedan, along with the…

Christmas car bow
07
Dec
2023
Posted in Special

How to Christmas Gift a Car

Presenting a car as a Christmas gift is certainly an extraordinary and unforgettable act of generosity. Picture the unbridled happiness and astonishment on your loved one’s face as they find a brand-new car gleaming in the driveway on Christmas Day….

frozen door
06
Dec
2023
Posted in Car Care

How to Avoid Frozen Car Doors and Locks

Living in an area that doesn’t typically see heavy snowfall doesn’t mean you’re immune to a challenge faced by car owners across many regions: frozen car doors and locks. Indeed, even a single night of temperatures dipping below freezing can…

Winter washes
05
Dec
2023
Posted in Car Care

Why Winter Washes Matter

Imagining a vehicle enveloped in soapy lather typically evokes scenes of a balmy, radiant summer day rather than the dreary backdrop of a wintry January afternoon. Nevertheless, it is precisely under these leaden skies that your reliable automotive companion may…

Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban
01
Dec
2023
Posted in New Models

Chevrolet Debuts 2025 Tahoe and Suburban

This week, Chevrolet announced the upcoming launch of its 2025 Tahoe and Suburban models. These well-established large SUVs are set to debut with refreshed designs, a more potent diesel engine option later in their production cycle, and technological advancements to…

broken car window
30
Nov
2023
Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

Tackling Car Window Breakage: Repair and Coverage Tips

Upon stepping out of your home to approach your car, you are met with a disheartening sight: the driver’s side window has been broken, with glass fragments spread across the seats and the floor of the vehicle. To add to…

deicing car
29
Nov
2023
Posted in Car Care

Gentle Deicing Tips & Tricks

Hello, winter warriors! If your home turf is more ‘North Pole’ than ‘nice and toasty,’ you’re well-acquainted with the season’s frosty challenges, especially when it comes to your beloved automobile. Winter’s chill doesn’t just bring snowflakes and hot cocoa; it…

AC recharge kit
28
Nov
2023
Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

AC Recharge Kit to the Rescue

On a scorching day, when you step into your car and turn it on, one of the first things you might do is switch on the air conditioner. Initially, you might feel a burst of warm air, but soon, it…

wiper blades
27
Nov
2023
Posted in Car Care

Wiper Blades 101

Wiper blades may seem like a small detail on a vehicle, but they play a crucial role in maintaining visibility during adverse weather conditions. Serving as a driver’s first line of defense against rain, sleet, snow, and debris, ensuring they…

car shopping couple
24
Nov
2023
Posted in Special

My First Car: A Lesson Beyond Four Wheels

Fresh out of college with a bright future as a teacher ahead of me, I found myself on the threshold of another rite of passage: buying my first new car. My old ride, a trusty 2001 Ford Focus, had begun…