You Auto Know

Advice about Buying, Servicing, and Living with Your Car.

Five Steps to Jump-Starting a Car

You can do it! Watch my video lesson in the art of starting a car when its battery has let you down.

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Car Confessions

A Pretty Place for Ugly Secrets

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2016 Toyota Yaris: Should You Buy It?

As good-looking as you can get for this size and price. Should you buy one? Here’s what we think.

2016 Toyota Camry XLE: Should You Buy It?

It may not be your Car in Shining Armor. But might it be the smartest car you ever bought?

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Turning the tool into an object of desire? Chrysler makes it look easy with this all-new minivan.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

As good as it gets among compact coupes.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Hyundai awards its most loyal constituents with an Elantra that does everything better.

2016 Nissan Sentra SL

An attractive small car, strong on basics, hold the excitement.

Toyo’s Variable-Condition Tires

Testing Toyo Celsius tires, part 1. Good in the winter, but you can keep them on all year? I’m in.

2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum

A princely sedan that takes Cadillac a step closer to full resurrection.