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6 Tips for a Successful Vacation ... Timing is everything. Here's how to set the pace in your driving days on the road.

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Car Confessions

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6 Ways to Take Charge of Recalls

Don't be in the 30 percent who ignore car recalls. A guide to staying on top of an essential issue.

Openbay Expands into Diagnostics

A new app to figure out what's wrong with your car and find you a good price on repairs.

How Not to Get Hosed at the Car Wash

2 must-dos and 2 don't-bothers when you go to the neighborhood wash.

5 Ways to Make Your Car Spring Forward

Your car is a hot mess; admit it. Here are some ways to fix that.

Spring Cleaning for Your Car

A few minutes, a few simple tools, and your car's interior will be as ready for spring as you are.

Jean's Winter Tire Test: Update

The love affair with our Suburban's Bridgestone Blizzak tires burns bright in subzero weather.

Handle the Snowpocalypse in Style

Before you drive in snowy weather, take three tips from me on how to prepare yourself and your car.

Jean's Real World Winter Tire Test

My Chevrolet Suburban gets a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks.

2 New Tires? Put 'em on the Back

Video: What I learned on the Michelin proving ground can help you when it's tire-replacement time.