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15 Cars That Owners Keep the Longest

Looking for a long-term relationship with your next set of wheels? These popular models could be your best bet.

The Problem with Hybrid Cars That No One Is Talking About

Hybrid cars are increasingly popular, as they will often save the driver a good bit of money in fuel costs....


Are Remote Car Starters Bad for Your Vehicle?

Are remote starters a harmless convenience, or are they an unnecessary gimmick doing real damage to your vehicle?


The Heartwarming Story Behind This Car’s One-of-a-Kind Paint Job

When I’m driving “Old Red,” people see me coming.


What Is a Brake Caliper—And How Do You Tell If It’s Damaged?

If your car is equipped with disc brakes, brake calipers are critical to slowing and stopping your car. Here's what...

The Most Common Symptoms of a Bad Brake Booster

Knowing the most common bad brake booster symptoms gives you early warning that the safety of your vehicle is at...


What to Do When Your Engine Is Knocking

Take action to stop engine knocking before your engine becomes seriously damaged.


I Missed Out on My Dream Car as a Teenager—But Found It Parked in My Driveway 25 Years Later!

What are the odds of me being reunited with the very car I'd coveted a quarter-century ago?


How to Find a Car’s Engine Code in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Identifying two key codes will help you buy the right parts for your car. Here's how you can find the...


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How to Clean Inside Car Windows

Follow these steps to clean glass on the inside and get rid of fingerprints, smudges and the dust generated by...


Labour of Love: Restoring Our Jaguar E-Type

This husband and wife team restored an old Jaguar E-Type to its former glory, and got more than just a...


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Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again

When it's safe to take a road trip again, how will you be hitting the highway? Take a look at...


How John Lennon’s Rolls Royce Limousine Ended Up in This B.C. Museum

This magical mystery car holds a special place in pop culture history.

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5 Air Compressor Uses You Never Thought to Try

There are many ways to use an air compressor at home—all you need to do is think outside the box....


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15 Reasons Why Your Car Won’t Start

Few things are worse than your car not starting in the morning. Here are the possible reasons why—and tips for...


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Surprising Ways You’re Wasting Money on Your Car

Following outdated car care advice may cost you big in the long run.


6 Great Online Sources for Classic Car Parts

One of the great challenges of owning a classic car is sourcing replacement car parts at a decent price. To...


How to Change Your Own Brake Fluid

Save money at the mechanic by learning how to change your own brake fluid.


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The Reader’s Digest Ultimate Roadside Emergency Guide

Be prepared for breakdowns and car repairs on the road for problems like flats, dead batteries, fender benders and mechanical...


Check Out This Race Car Enthusiast’s One-of-a-Kind Camaro

What do you get when you blend the design elements of a Chevy 1956 Bel Air and a 2018 Camaro?


Car Interior Cleaning Tips to Refresh Your Ride

You probably hit up the car wash on a regular basis, but when's the last time you gave your car...

How to Fix a Seized Engine

Sitting idle can cause an engine to seize. Learn how to free it and get your vehicle running again.


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This Is What a “Luxury Car” Looked Like 60 Years Ago

The high-end features in luxury cars from the 1960s looked a lot different than the luxury brands today, but one...


6 Reasons Your Car Horn Isn’t Working—And How to Fix It

Car horn not working? The first step is to identify the source of the problem—here's how.


This Genius Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

With the help of a few ordinary household items, you won't have to worry about your car windows fogging up...


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How to Change Automotive Light Bulbs

Is your car interior dark? High-mount stop lamp burnt out? Can't see in the fog? Here's how to change the...


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12 Myths You Need to Stop Believing About Your Car

Don’t let mechanics trick you! These common car myths could actually be ruining your ride.