Mounting your vehicle’s spare tire – which is alternatively referred to as both the donut spare and the space-saver spare – in the event of a flat tire is a common occurrence. The small spare is not intended as a long-term replacement, however. So how long can you drive on a spare tire? The answer Read on! →


Toyota recently released the Prius C, a smaller version of Toyota’s uber-popular hybrid sedan that costs less than $20,000. Sales have been through the roof, so Toyota is increasing production of the Prius C to meet the demand. Cheaper version of wildly popular car The Toyota Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the Read on! →


Purchasing a used car can be a very nerve-wracking and difficult process – but Carfax or Autocheck reports can help make the process easier. Nowadays, a vehicle history report is a standard tool in used car shopping. So which should you get – a Carfax Report or Autocheck report? What is included in vehicle history Read on! →


There are many mechanics shops around the country where you might get charged for supplies. Not all mechanics itemize this fee, but it is important to know what this fee might be covering. The business of car repair Most of us only think about two types of fees when we are thinking about car repair Read on! →


Volvo’s 2013 V40 replaces both the V30 and the V50. But is is no compromise, especially in terms of safety. A European safety regulator reported the highest safety rating any car it has tested — ever. Unprecedented safety rating Volvo has touted its excellent safety record for years, and this week’s report from the Euro Read on! →


More car companies these days have a model or two that harkens back to a classic model that helped establish the brand. Jaguar is getting on board by announcing the F-type, a two-seat roadster like some of brand’s most storied models. Drawing on classics A number of car companies have been updating existing lines or Read on! →


“Cars are made to go, not to stop,” says Jean-Paul Belmondo in the 1960 French New Wave film “À bout de souffle.” But when they go and get into an auto accident, cars and drivers stop hard. In some tragic cases, there is no souffle, no breath and no life that remains. With that in Read on! →


Most of the vehicles that are iconic of the U.S. Postal Service are in desperate need of an emergency delivery. The vehicles were designed with a 24-year life cycle, and are simply getting old. Agency reports say that replacing the entire fleet with similar vehicles would cost $4.2 billion. Is replacement the only option? Postal Read on! →


As the search for better fuel economy motors on, it is curious that two very simple methods for boosting mpg are typically ignored. As mileage boosters, using high octane gas and stop-start technology could squeeze more from that tiger in your tank. Two fuel economy tricks, with obstacles While using high octane fuel and employing Read on! →