Maintenance

 
How to change brake pads and rotors

Replacing brake pads and rotors--it’s not as hard as you think

No matter if you buy a new car, a pre-owned car, or lease a vehicle, maintenance is unavoidable. And at some point, the brakes will need to be replaced. Although many will let a mechanic take care of the work, it's not a terribly difficult process. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to... read more

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This is an oil filter that hasn't been changed in 50,000 miles

What an oil filter looks like after 50,000 miles

Change your oil. Let me repeat that. Change your oil! Tell your friends and family to get their oil changed, too, because neglecting that precious fluid will turn your car... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
It's this easy to change your own oil

It's this easy to change your own oil

Our friend Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has been teaching us a lot about our favorite subject: cars. Today, he's here to talk about something that just might... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
How engine oil systems work

How engine oil systems work

Besides fuel, oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It keeps your engine rotating smoothly. This is accomplished by the properties of oil that allow it to lubricate moving... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
Is synthetic engine oil better than conventional for your car?

Is synthetic engine oil better than conventional for your car?

Our pal Jason Fenske at Engineering Explained addresses one of the most commonly-asked questions about car maintenance: should you use synthetic motor oil or conventional... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S P85 service loaner vehicle [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Maintenance: Almost None Required, Actually

The Tesla Model S battery-electric luxury sedan is a remarkable car, and it's elevated the public perception of electric cars to a new level. It's won awards, thrilled... read more September 20, 2013 by


 
Irv Gordon's 2.9 million mile Volvo P1800

3 Million Miles By 2013? Volvo P1800 Still Breaking Records

Modern cars can do over 100,000 miles without pausing for breath. If you really pile on the miles, you might have 200,000 or even 300,000 miles on the clock. If the car Gods... read more June 16, 2011 by


 
Lubricheck oil condition gadget

Is Oil Okay Under The Hood? Check With Lubricheck Gadget

It is recommended that you regularly check certain areas of your car, ensuring that there are no defects potentially leading to component failures or breakdowns. You should... read more May 17, 2011 by


 
2012 Ferrari FF

Ferrari Announces Free 7-Year Maintenance Program

You might not think the cost of oil changes and tire rotations would be a barrier to Ferrari ownership, but with the brand eying hugely expanded sales over the next few... read more April 26, 2011 by


 
Broken down car

What's Under The Hood? 4 Million Brit Drivers Can't Tell You

They say that cars are getting more complicated, and that home maintenance is becoming less easy to accomplish under all the plastic covers and with unfathomable electronics... read more March 29, 2011 by


 
Audi Adaptive Headlights

Maintenance-Free All-LED Headlights For 2012 Audi A6 Sedan

Following the lead of Audi's other models the R8 supercar, A7 Sportback and A8 luxury sedan, the 2012 Audi A6 executive sedan now comes as standard with all-LED headlights... read more February 15, 2011 by


 
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan

Dodge, Mopar Offer 'No-Cost' Maintenance For Top-Trim Durango, Journey

If you're plunking down something north of $30,000 for a well-trimmed crossover or SUV, $50-100 for an oil change every few months probably isn't going to put your family out... read more December 20, 2010 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

How To Get Your College Car Ready for Winter

The leaves have changed their colors and are beginning to litter lawns and streets across the Midwest. While it is pretty and relaxing, soon it is going to be cold and... read more October 26, 2010 by


 
2009 bentley azure t 017

Bentley Recalls 596 Units Due To Faulty Hood Ornament

In an odd case of “I didn’t know it did that,” Bentley is recalling 596 2007 to 2009 Arnage R, Arnage T, Arnage RL, Brooklands and Azure vehicles in the... read more September 21, 2010 by


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

Update: Apple's iPad Does Fit in the 2011 Hyundai Equus

We've driven the 2011 Hyundai Equus a few times, and have come away impressed with the Korean automaker's first take on traditional, full-size luxury. Since we're... read more September 15, 2010 by


 
2000 Mazda Miata

DIY Auto Maintenance: So Easy, A College Kid Can Do It

It's baffling how much some college kids' cars are neglected. Yes, it's a stressful world studying and writing and cramming constantly. No matter what, there should be enough... read more September 14, 2010 by


 
 

 
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