You Auto Know - Maintenance

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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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.

You Auto Know: NHTSA SaferCar Website

One quick visit to the feds' SaferCar website, and you'll be on your way to finding a...safer car.

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.