Symptoms of a bad or failing thermostat
The thermostat is a crucial part of your car’s cooling system because it plays a significant role in regulating the engine’s temperature. It controls the flow of coolant between the engine and the radiator. If the engine is cold, the thermostat stays closed to let it warm up. As the
Which gas stations have the best quality fuel?
For many drivers, when the fuel gauge nears empty they pull into the whatever gas station is most convenient, or has the lowest price. However, there are subtle differences between various brands and the specific formulations they mix into the fuel. All gasoline sold in the U.S. meets minimum requirements
Why your car door won’t lock or unlock properly
Just because power locks are now standard on even the lowliest entry-level econoboxes doesn’t mean there are fewer problems with your car’s most basic security feature. In fact, the presence of keyless entry means there are even more parts lurking within the depths of your car than there would have
Least reliable car companies in America
When looking to buy a car, reliability is important, but it’s one of the harder things for car reviewers like us to evaluate. Thankfully, Consumer Reports polls its subscribers annually in order to judge which brands and models are the least likely to have issues. CR also tracks the least
How to change your car’s spark plugs
Spark plugs are a vital part of a gasoline-powered car’s engine. Without them the engine won’t start, and if they’re in rough shape the engine will run poorly. Nearly all gasoline-powered cars are fitted with spark plugs, regardless of whether you drive a new Porsche 911 or a 1990s Toyota
Best tools you need to quickly evaluate a used car
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