When you suddenly notice that your vehicle’s Check Engine light is on, it’s usually accompanied by a sinking sensation in the pit of your stomach. This little red or orange beacon could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or something minor, like a loose gas cap or bad spark plug wires.
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Okay, it’s confession time: Since I first started writing for the AutoNation blog, the editors have been trying to get me to write an article about buying a family car. You see, on March 30, 2011, my wife and I were blessed with a little girl. So, my experience as a first-time parent should lend [...] [...more]
For some people, cars are simply tools used to get us from Point A to Point B. Chances are that if you're reading this, you value your vehicle a bit more than that. Some of us might even love our cars too much (if that's possible). So, when you're faced with a cross-country move, what do you do? If you plan on taking the vehicle with you, but won't be driving it yourself, you'll have to ship your car. We know that moving is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. That's why we want to help make shipping your vehicle easier, affordable, and even scam-free. [...more]
After weeks of searching countless car websites, reading tons of articles, reviewing expert’s opinions and crunching the numbers, you’ve finally found your dream car. There’s just one problem – you actually have never driven, let alone touched the vehicle you want to buy.
Thankfully, you can test drive the vehicle before you buy. Here are some [...] [...more]
Not long ago, summer ushered in sunny, warm skies. Most of us welcome summer, letting our worries melt away. Unfortunately, warm skies have become h-o-t, breaking and tying thousands of records across the country.
Despite rising temperatures, drivers still leave their children and/or pets in vehicles unattended “just for a minute,” resulting in heatstroke and death. [...] [...more]
First there was CARMAGEDDON! Now it’s SUNPOCALYPSE! Well, no one is saying that except for me. But while Carmageddon wasn’t anything to worry about, this year’s record breaking heat can really harm your car. If you’re not careful, your vehicle could leave you stranded on the side of the road, under the hot summer sun. You can help your car beat the heat with these five easy tips from AAA. [...more]
A sleek, new paint job can make practically any vehicle look brand new. But before you make any decisions, you should consider a few things first. [...more]
Don't fall for any too-good-to-be-true scams. With a little research, you can get your windows tinted without regretting it tomorrow. Consider the following tips. [...more]
Since the 1980’s, the demand for customized wheels has expanded exponentially. Whether you’re following a fad or you simply don’t like the look of your vehicle’s stock wheels, adding a little flair with customized rims, higher-end tires, or a little color variety is a step toward customizing your new car to become your dream ride. [...more]
The Fourth of July is a time for road trips, long weekends, and time spent with family and friends—no matter the distance you must drive to join the festivities. But when long distances mix with alcohol-impaired and/or sleep deprived drivers, danger is unavoidable. Help reduce car accident fatalities this July 4 with these safe driving tips for holiday weekends. [...more]