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! →


If you are one of the 18 percent of drivers in the United States who drives a car with a clutch, taking good care of that clutch is important. Taking a second look at your driving practices could end up saving you thousands of dollars. Your clutch does have a lifetime, but extending it can Read on! →


Looking to fill your winter with the excitement of a ski trip? If you’re like most people, you’re going to need good wheels to get you to the hill. That’s why it’s important to know the best car for a ski trip. Here are some ideas to bring you and big powder together. MPG, ABS Read on! →


THE SHORT ANSWER LEASE IF: Lower monthly payments are a priority and you don’t care about building ownership equity in a vehicle. You enjoy driving new cars that have the latest safety features and are always under warranty. Your life situation is fairly stable and predictable over the next few years. You drive around 15,000 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! →


Air filters are one of those small vehicle parts that can have a huge effect on vehicle performance. Generally, air filters should be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. All those disposable air filters add up, and some companies are now producing air filters that can be washed and re-used. Reusable air filter basics Reusable Read on! →


If you’ve ever purchased a privately owned used car, you may have been left wondering how to get the smell of cigarette smoke out of a car. Some people go the extra mile to detail their vehicles before sale, but if you’re scoping a spur-of-the-moment deal on Craigslist, you may be purchasing an AS-IS vehicle Read on! →


Cold winter weather inevitably leads to a frozen car door lock, no matter how well you’ve winterized your car. That’s why it’s a good idea to know about de-icing your car lock. You can deal with a frozen lock yourself, using only standard household items. Have a frozen car lock? Don’t panic The first rule Read on! →


Repossessions are on the rise In the third quarter of 2009, the national 60-day auto delinquency rate (defined by TransUnion.com as the ratio of auto loan borrowers 60 or more days past due) edged up to 0.81 percent, from .80 for the same quarter in 2008. TransUnion calculates the delinquency rate based on the approximately Read on! →


There is a significant market for after-market automotive fuel additives, but there are varying opinions as to whether such products are necessary. When one considers that most modern gasoline possesses detergents and other additives to help clean away engine deposits, spending extra money on additional fuel additives may seem less than essential. The online knowledge Read on! →