You Auto Know - Maintenance

How Not to Die in a Car Accident Seven basic things to do as you drive through the 100 deadliest days of the year.

Life with Jean

I’ve written about
cars for 30 years,
so I know the secret
car-guy handshake.

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where you won’t
have to.
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Meet Jean

Car Confessions

A Pretty Place for Ugly Secrets

Confess Here

5 Rental-Car Insurance Tips

What your credit card and your own car insurance can and can't do to help you at the rental counter.

You Auto Know: Semiannual Car Check

Checklist time! Twice a year, follow these simple steps to keep your car running smoothly.

Car Repair? How to Talk to the Shop

How to tell the service department what's wrong with your car in terms they'll understand.

You Auto Know: Tire Tips

Get the right tires for your car, keep the pressure right, and replace as needed.

Jen and Annie Change the Oil

Changing oil is not so tough! A novice and an experienced oil changer from our team show you how.

6 Ways to Take Care of Tires in Summer

Be ready for summer road trips by checking, maintaining, and being ready for whatever happens to your tires.

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.