These are the cars most likely to have major powertrain problems
slide-2237941 Image Credit: Audi Why you may want to avoid these particular automobiles Modern cars and trucks are almost impossibly complex mechanical creations and are faster, safer and more efficient than ever before. But that doesn’t mean relatively new vehicles are completely without their fair share of problems. Many automobile
GM won't sell C8 Chevy Corvette structural parts to independent shops
After 67 years of front-engined performance, new Chevrolet Corvette owners are going to have to get used to mid-engined dynamics, and some of them are going to do that by running into things. The first C8 Corvette crash happened last August, before serial production began. This chewed-on Corvette showed up
Why the weekend tradition of car waxing has been waning
Decreases in demand, small competitive boutiques, and new market-altering technologies have knocked traditional car care companies on their heels. As the consumer audience has shifted in both demographic and attitude, the industry has been forced to try to keep up by adopting new marketing strategies, introducing new products, and informing
2019 Subaru Forester Touring Long-Term Update | Wet carpet
I hadn’t been doing much driving, so the Forester had spent a good chunk of the rainy/snowy spring week relaxing in my driveway. Finally, it came time to pick up a birthday dinner — Indian food, curbside to-go. As soon as I sat down, I noticed something new: a small
These are the automakers least likely to flash a check engine light
slide-2226262 Image Credit: Mercedes-Benz How often will you see the dreaded check engine light? An illuminated check engine light can mean a lot of things, many of them relatively minor and inexpensive to repair. Of course, the dreaded CEL could also be the first indication of a major problem. In
Everything you should know about paying for a car wash
A trip to the neighborhood car wash presents car owners with choices: the basic wash; the better wash with “a special paint sealer” or some-such thing; and finally the pristine treatment with rust inhibitor. Which do you choose? Do these extra offerings have any validity? Let’s find out. I built