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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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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.

Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades

New wiper blades are a cheap fix to your quality of life. Bonus: These give you Rain-X on tap.

5 Reasons to Spring for Winter Tires

If it gets below freezing where you live, consider putting winter tires on your vehicle. Here’s why.

Roadside Assistance: Where to Get It

These are the popular options to ensure a tow when you need one. Do you know what to get? Our guide.

Jean's Real World Winter Tire Test

My Chevrolet Suburban gets a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks.

Do You Get Snow? Get Winter Tires

Does all-season mean you can keep the same tires all year? Not everywhere, and I'll tell you why.

7 Must-Dos for Your Car This Fall

Before the snow flies, check these maintenance tasks off your list.

5 Common Spills You Can Clean Yourself

Get out the common household products to make headway with these unpleasant car-upholstery messes.