The Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it would be recalling nearly 700 of its 2013 Lexus GS 350 models because of a software issue that could cause steering wheel problems. The recall also includes some two-wheel drive F Sport grade Lexus GS350s. Steering wheel may be off-center According to Toyota, the software Read on! →


Few things cause the average auto owner to cringe like the mention of transmission trouble. All most people know is that it sounds expensive. However, with some basic transmission knowledge and proper transmission maintenance, replacing a transmission can be avoided until absolutely necessary. For some cars, that time may come around 200,000 miles, although as Read on! →


All cars these days typically come with a jack and a spare, but the jack is usually one of the screw-wound, plate metal things. It’s better to buy a hydraulic jack and a full size spare instead of the insipid donut that comes standard. Flat chance A flat tire is stressful, can be embarrassing and Read on! →


For aficionados of classic auto designs of yesteryear, nothing beats a perfectly restored classic or antique car. Elegant line, solid construction, dazzling chrome and even genteel carriage evoke pleasant memories of the past, transporting us into personal fantasy where “They don’t make them like they used to” never rings false. But how can vehicle owners Read on! →


If you’re looking for more of the top 10 offbeat automotive tips, you’re in the right place. This continues the top 10; if you missed the first five automotive tips, CLICK HERE. In no time, you’ll be able to use these simple but off-the-beaten-path remedies to get the most out of your vehicle. More top Read on! →


Advances in technology have made the automotive experience more pleasant and convenient. Who doesn’t appreciate power steering, for instance? If you have driven without it, you know the difference is tremendous, akin to the strenuous workout of steering a huge, old farm tractor. But what about a vehicle’s simpler functions, like power door locks? We Read on! →


Most new cars come with a backup camera pre-installed, and by 2014, it seems likely that the rear-view camera will be a mandatory safety feature. But what if you have an older car, some cash, some DIY savvy and want help with parallel parking? Here’s how to install a backup camera in an older vehicle. Read on! →


The exhaust that your vehicle puts out can tell you a lot about how the engine is functioning. If the exhaust coming out of your vehicle starts to look or smell differently than normal, that difference can help you diagnose the problem. Blue smoke If blue or bluish smoke is coming out of your vehicle’s Read on! →


Have you been staring at that check engine light for months? Bust out your OBD-II scanner, and you’re likely to find that you have a failed oxygen sensor. Luckily, an O2 sensor isn’t difficult to swap out. He’s how to replace an oxygen sensor with minimal work. The oxygen sensor’s job A car’s oxygen sensor Read on! →


When you are trying to avoid a traffic ticket, then the best and easiest way to just not not get stopped. Avoiding the eye of a traffic officer, however, is not always easy. There are a few things you can do to help ensure that your car is not the one that the police notice. Read on! →