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Car Confessions

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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.

Ford F-150 as a Measuring Stick?

Figure out how average your insurance costs are, based on cost to insure the top-selling vehicle.

Your Wiper Blade 5-Point Plan

Tips to help you celebrate Car Care Month, starting with these essentials up front.

Bridgestone Run-Flat Tires

Going 50 mph on a flat tire? I tried it on the first run-flats available as replacement tires.

Automobile Magazine's Car Care Tips

No motor gopher? Oh, no! The editors decided to clean the test fleet themselves and make it a party.

You Auto Know: Semiannual Car Check

What is the one thing to do to maintain a car in good working order?

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.

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.

3 Ways to Prep Your Car for Spring

Give your car a seasonal once-over. It makes you safer. Besides, you need an outlet for spring fever.