It’s a sinking feeling: You put the key in the ignition, turn it and … nothing happens. If this happens to you, listen closely. The sound your car makes—or doesn’t—is a clue to what’s going on under the hood, and whether you should call for a tow or try to …keep reading
Breaking down is never any driver’s idea of fun, and winter weather raises the stakes. Dropping temperatures, early nightfall, and low visibility can make stopping on the side of the road especially dangerous during colder months. While nothing can replace safe driving habits and a well-stocked emergency …keep reading
“Checking your tires is like going to the dentist,” says Unser, five-time veteran of the Indy 500. “It’s something we don’t do often enough, that …keep reading
The alternator is perhaps the most underappreciated part of your car.
The battery often gets all the credit for keeping the electricity running. But it’s the unheralded alternator that serves as the car’s generator, powering some of your vehicle’s most vital features—including the headlights, the heating and cooling …keep reading