Do you know what that 17-digit number you can see in a variety of places on your vehicle means? That’s your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and it is packed full of useful data. When you register your vehicle, buy insurance, take the car in for repairs or try to help police find your ride Read on! →


If towing a trailer is part of your summer driving regimen, the details are important if you want to keep your vehicle and trailer stable, particularly on winding roads and hills. Here’s how to tow a trailer, horse trailer or similar gear conveyance. Start with the right equipment You’re going to need the right hitch. Read on! →


Consumers are always looking for good ways to save gas as they take to the highways and byways. Various additive products exist that supposedly improve a car’s fuel economy, but these products have been met with skepticism by experts. Driving techniques like hypermiling have grounding in scientific fact. However, one driving technique that some associate Read on! →


You know that your car’s engine needs clean motor oil to function properly. It helps transfer engine heat; seals gaps between piston rings and cylinder walls; and soaks up system contaminants and soot from the combustion process that can gum up an engine. If oil is left to sit for too long, it becomes saturated Read on! →


If your life or the life of someone you love has ever been touched by the horror of vehicular manslaughter, you may find this compilation disturbing. For fans of trivia and the macabre, you’re in the right place. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous vehicular homicide cases, in Read on! →


When General Motors first introduced the Chevrolet Volt, it was estimated the vehicle got 230 miles per gallon. The government formula that was used to calculate this number, though, was never officially approved. This means that the estimation of miles per gallon for most hybrids will have to be recalculated — not just the Chevy Read on! →


A car can get you there faster, but it can also kill in an instant. Drunk driving and distracted driving can lead to death on the highway, as can drivers who are otherwise unable to operate a vehicle safely. Whether intentional or not, the unlawful killing of another with a vehicle is called vehicular homicide, Read on! →


Flashing — or erasing and reprogramming — your engine’s computer is a legitimate way to keep a car’s engine control modules (ECMs) up to date. This is done on nearly all vehicles 1996 and newer to ensure that the microprocessors in such areas as the power train and fuel injectors are regulating their systems properly. Read on! →


What is an extended vehicle warranty? In essence, an extended warranty is an insurance policy for vehicle repairs, a safeguard against unexpected future expenses. An extended warranty lengthens the term of your original factory warranty and sometimes supplements it. New vehicles come with factory warranties covering defects for a few years, typically a minimum of Read on! →


Basic maintenance of an automobile is something anyone can do. It’s not merely function, however. Form has a great deal to do with it. Here are some tips for keeping up with both exterior care care and interior car care so that the whole vehicle shines. Basic maintenance tips – Interior car care Borrowing from Read on! →