5 Ways To Avoid Buying Flood-Damaged Cars

flooded car

A used car is a great way to get around without breaking the bank—unless it has undetected water damage. In that case, you could inherit problems like short-circuited electronics, overheated engines and warped brakes, all of which could put your safety at risk.

CARFAX reports that 271,404 once-flooded …keep reading

Instant Expert: Fix A Scratch

scratch on car

There are certain things in life that are best left to the professionals (dyeing your hair blonde, performing open heart surgery—you get the idea.) But basic car maintenance isn’t one of them. Each month, mental_floss and GEICO team up to walk you through an essential auto-related task,keep reading

Instant Expert: 5 Signs You Need New Brake Pads

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There are a lot of car owners out there who don’t consider brake maintenance a priority—until something goes wrong. Do not make this mistake. When you hit the brake pedal, a complex network of parts springs into action. In order for the system to keep functioning properly, certain pieces must …keep reading