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Keep your vehicle running smooth and looking great with our car care guide.

Nextbase iQ dashcam and app

This AI-powered dash cam could save your life

This newly released Nextbase dash cam is powered by AI and has one incredible feature in case of a car accident.
Man cleaning front headlight on Toyota RAV4 using Meguiar's Quick Detailer.

How to clean headlights using these popular methods

A heavily modded Lexus

These are the car modifications you should avoid

A man cleaning a car

These are the mistakes to avoid when you wash your car

ev charging in sunny weather

How to care for your EV battery and reduce range anxiety

Bridgestone tires Potenza Sport AS side view

Bridgestone Tires’ new Potenza Sport AS promises better wet and winter condition performance for true all-season tire

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Costco has a secret online store, Costco Next, that any member can access – here’s how

Man waxing his car

Wash, wax, repeat: Polish and protect your precious ride with the best car waxes

A man moving the tires into storage.

How long should car tires last? An expert tells us how to extend their life

Winter roadside emergency kit.

These are the items you should always have in your vehicle in case of emergency

Technician checking under the hood of a car.

These are the 8 essential car fluids you should be checking regularly

Close up of tire tread on a tire sitting on a glass floor or table.

How to use tire wear patterns to identify vehicle problems

Man working under the hood on a vehicle engine.

How often do you change the engine’s air filter? (And how to do it in 5 minutes)

Get the lowdown on how often to change the engine air filter in your car, and how you can DIY in less than five minutes. No mechanic necessary.
Man Washing Car

Forget the car wash: These are the best car soaps to get the job done yourself

A good car soap will do wonders for your car's paint and exterior. We've rounded up the 10 best car wash soaps to make your car shine like new again.
Man working on a motorcycle

How to tune up your motorcycle for your upcoming road trips

Planning for a road trip on your bike? Time to put on your work clothes, pull out the tools, and get started on your motorcycle tune-up.
Closeup of a hand wiping the inside of a car door with a leather care product.

Treat your ride to the best car leather cleaners (so you don’t ruin your car’s interior)

Cleaning your leather doesn't have to be an ordeal. From easy-to-use wipes to healing balms, these car leather cleaners will help your vehicle's leather shine.
Off-roading Jeep on rocks

Mastering the trail: Essential tips and gear for off-roading adventures

If you want adventure and interesting stories, you’ll need to go off-road. Here are a few things you should know before your off-road adventure.
Relaxing in the back of a car on a mattress

Here’s how to live in your car comfortably for a few weeks (or longer) like a pro

Here’s everything you’ll need to stay safe, sane, and happy when you choose to live out of your car for a little while if you ever want or need to.
Close-up of front end tire of black Porsche 911 being washed with a spray foam gun

This is how easy it is to wash your car at home

Sure you can take the car to the car wash, but it's not as good as if you did it yourself. We've put together a quick list of how to wash your car at home.
how to jumpstart a car

A well-prepared motorist’s guide: How to jump-start a car

Learning how to jump-start a car results in less unpredictable situations, so we assembled a step-by-step guide to help you hone this automotive skill.
BMW M3 inside of a BMW dealership with glass windows and light.

These are the questions you should always ask before buying a car

Buying a car isn't like it used to be. Here are some questions to ask when you go to find your new ride.
Ford Crown Victoria Crash front end angle with bumper and front headlight damage.

7 things you probably didn’t know car insurance covers

While everyone with car insurance expects their vehicle to be covered in an accident, car insurance covers some other surprising things too.
Man driving in the rain using windshield wipers.

How to change windshield wipers — a complete guide

Driving in the rain doesn't have to feel like a life or death situation. Here's how to change windshield wipers on just about any vehicle on the road.
Two cars crashing into one another from above in BeamNG.Drive PC game.

Watch: Simulations of cars crashing at different speeds show when things get deadly

One thing that sets BeamNG apart from other automotive games is its realistic crash physics that lets you endlessly crash cars.
Closeup of a vehicle engine.

How to check brake fluid in your car and refill if needed

You don't need a mechanic to check or refill your car's brake fluid. Learn how to check brake fluid yourself
Someone filling up their gas tank with fuel rewards app.

Save money on gas with these fantastic fuel rewards apps

Gas is expensive, but with the right fuel rewards apps, you can save money each time you fill up and often earn points to use on drinks, food, and more!
A cluttered garage with tools on shelves and a dirty floor.

5 simple garage organization tips for better car and motorcycle care

You don’t have to be wealthy to have a functional garage to on projects and store bulky items. With these tips, you can have an organized garage.
how much horsepower is ideal 2019 dodge challenger srt hellcat redeye widebody charger r t scat pack 5

What’s the ideal amount of horsepower for a sports car?

From 707-horsepower Dodges to 205-horsepower Toyota 86 coupes, there's a wide array of horsepower available. But how much power is the perfect amount?
Tire chain in the winter

The best tire chains for every vehicle (for when snow tires aren’t enough)

Need that extra bit of traction to get over unplowed snow-covered roads? Tire chains, like the ones on this list, can help you get through harsh winters.
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This simple chart shows you which fluid your car is leaking (and when to worry)

Finding fluid underneath your car can be worrying, but this helpful chart will help you figure out what the fluid is and where it's coming from.
Surviving a winter road trip breakdown is all about preparing with the right tools and essentials.

Here’s how to survive a road trip breakdown in the dead of winter

If your cold-weather road trip will take you to a more remote part of the country, here’s how to survive a breakdown in the dead of winter.
Winter Snow Tires

Stay in (and on) your lane this winter with these top 5 snow tires

Don't take any chances on icy roads this winter. Check out this list of the best snow tires available and stay safe this winter.
winter snow car street

Cold weather hacks: The winter driving tips you need

For those of you who live in regions of the United States that get cold, here are a few quick ways to make driving a cold car less unpleasant this winter.
City in Winter

How to winterize a car: The ultimate checklist

Winterizing your car is a crucial thing to do if you live in one of the colder parts of the U.S. Here's a helpful guide on getting your car prepared for winter.
The sidewall of the BFG KO2 All-Terrain Tire.

Do BFGoodrich KO2 tires live up to the hype?

The BFG KO2 is one of the most popular and widely praised all-terrain tires of all time. We answered all the internet's most common questions and complaints.
Front left golden wheel on a yellow Lamborghini

Follow These Car Tire Maintenance Tips for Long-Lasting Tires

Tire maintenance is just as important as gas and oil. Follow these tips to get the maximum out of your tires without sacrificing safety.
Car warning light on a vehicle dashboard.

Know Your Lights: Common Car Warning Lights Explained

Wondering how serious that car warning light on your dash is? Here are the most common ones you'll see and what they're trying to tell you.
nose patrol best car air freshener.

The 12 Best Car Air Fresheners to Buy for a Pleasant Drive

Whether you're driving a sports car or a trusty classic, every vehicle needs the best air fresheners to give it a fragrant, long-lasting makeover.
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How To Keep Your Car Clean During Road Trips

Dirt in the car is inevitable. To make your drive more pleasant. here's a guide on how you can keep your car clean and fresh while you're on the road.