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Most modern cars are Bluetooth enabled

Most modern cars are Bluetooth enabled

Bluetooth not working in car systems

Bluetooth not working in cars is a common problem, but there are steps you can take to help

Surely, there can be no greater betrayal of the promise of a bright technological future than your Bluetooth not working. In cars this can be particularly frustrating, as you still need...

Are hybrids worth it? That depends on your reason for buying it.

Going green with your car purchase may or may not save you money.

Are hybrids worth it?

If you’re wondering, ‘Are hybrids worth it?,’ you’re right to be skeptical

Are hybrids worth it? Yes, no, and maybe.

There’s considerable debate about whether hybrids are worth the cost – generally several thousand dollars more...

Car in Winter

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How to winterize your car in 8 easy steps

By finn on December 15, 2015

Winterizing your car is easier than you might think and can help you avoid the hassle (and cost!) of a breakdown in cold, harsh winter weather. You never know, it might even save your life.

To get expert know-how, we asked...

Car in Rain

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Rain is the Biggest Driving Hazard

By Carolyn Hauck on October 13, 2015

According to a 2015 report based on information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rain was found to be the number one cause of car accidents between the years 2009 - 2013. Following closely behind rain was drunk driving and reckless driving, but the fact that...

Flat Tire

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True or False: You Can Drive on a Flat Tire

By Carolyn Hauck on September 28, 2015

This is the type of true or false question you’d like to know the answer to without ever having to find out for yourself through experience: If you get a flat tire while driving can you drive on the flat?

The answer lies in modern technology and Gary, a mechanic on...

Used Car

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3 Hot Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Carolyn Hauck on September 24, 2015

Deciding to purchase a used car can be a rewarding experience. With a little research, you can get the car that’s right for you at a price that’s right for you. However, the big worry with used cars is that you’ll drive off the lot or away from someone’s house with a lemon. We asked...

True or False: Low tire pressure impacts fuel efficiency

By Carolyn Hauck on August 18, 2015

Assuming you’re like most people, you have a laundry list of tasks and errands to do each week. Also, like most people, checking the pressure on your car’s tires probably isn’t on that list. But should it be?

It sounds a little crazy, but does low tire pressure affect...

True or False: Your car needs higher octane gas

By Carolyn Hauck on June 18, 2015

Ever wonder when you pull up to the pump if you should be paying for premium gasoline instead of your usual regular? Especially when gas prices are high, that extra 10-25 cents you could pay on higher octane fuel can start to add up, so is it really worth it or even necessary? To...

Road Trip

Summer Road Trip Checklist

By Carolyn Hauck on June 02, 2015

Few things represent the carefree days of summer better than the road trip.

And to make your travels truly carefree, take care to follow the below tune-up basics offered by Mr. Hamman, a top Technician on JustAnswer before you journey off.