8 Easy Ways to Winter-Proof Your Car
You can’t stop the cold weather from coming, but you can be ready when it hits. Before the temperatures plummet, take these 8 precautions to winter-proof your car this season.
12 Tricks to Getting the Best Gas Mileage
Americans may think they know all there is to know about cars—after all, the automobile is deeply ingrained in our culture—but when it comes to conserving fuel, money, and air quality, we could learn a lot from Europeans. In Sweden, for instance, the law requires drivers to learn fuel-saving “eco-driving” before they can obtain a driver’s license. Officials there say eco-driving techniques—including coasting, putting the car into the right gear, and braking slowly—are reducing the country’s total fuel consumption by 10 to 20 percent. Want to know more about these money-saving tricks? Read on to learn more ways that you can improve gas mileage.
Solved! How Long Does Gasoline Last
Find out when and why to get rid of stored gasoline—and how to revive old fuel to power your equipment and vehicles.
12 Mistakes That Make Your Car Vulnerable to Break-Ins
It’s no secret that Americans practically live in their cars, treating them as a home away from home. But cars are typically much easier to break into than the average home, resulting in an estimated 773,139 motor vehicle thefts nationwide in 2017 and some $6 billion in losses, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Data report. Motor vehicle theft continues to rise—in fact, from 2013 to 2017 the number of thefts rose 10 percent. Fortunately, preventing car break-ins is mostly matter of taking simple precautions that make your vehicle a less tempting target. Here are just a few measures you can implement to keep your car and belongings safe from thieves.
How To: Remove Bumper Stickers
Try to banish an outdated decal the wrong way and you could damage your vehicle’s finish. So put down that razor blade and employ these safe, simple techniques for ridding your ride of stubborn adhesive.