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You're may not be in the market for a new car, but CarGurus still has plenty of helpful tips for keeping your current vehicle in tip-top shape.
Keeping your car clean will extend its lifespan and increase its resale value. But did you know there are right and wrong ways to wash your car?
From checking the oil to packing the snacks, before you hit the open road, make sure your car is up to the task.
When you're driving in 90-degree heat, air conditioning is more than a luxury. What do you do if it breaks—and how much will it cost?
You know correct tire pressure is important for safe driving. But do you know how, when, or where to check your tires?
When things go wrong, should you take your car to the dealership or an independent mechanic? The answer's not as straightforward as you'd think!
The owner's manual might say to use premium gas, but will you really damage your car if you use regular fuel?
Those chips and scratches on your car are easy to fix with a small bottle of touch-up paint, a bit of preparation, and a little patience.
They're the only item connecting your car to the road, so while discount rubber may seem appealing, good tires are worth the money.
Not only will fixing a recall make your car safer, but dealerships will perform the work for free. Why would anyone pass up that offer?
Every owner has their own level of mechanical talent and curiosity, but doing your own car maintenance could alert you to potentially catastrophic problems and save you money.
Think car shows are only for car nuts? Think again. There's something for everyone, no matter your age or experience.
Learning to drive is one thing, but getting a driver's license is another. Follow four steps to get your teen safely on the road.
Foggy windows are frustrating and dangerous, but a few simple tricks will clear the way for a perfect view out your car's windshield.
Don't be afraid to drive when the snow starts falling. These tips will keep all four wheels on the road.
Nobody wants to drive or ride around in a stinky car. Try these tips and tricks to keep your car smelling fresh.
In the hustle and bustle of your typical day, the last thing you need is a car that won’t start. The good news is that with a little knowledge and some basic equipment, you can jump-start your car in no time.
Even if your car has all-wheel or 4-wheel drive, you need winter tires when the temperature drops and the snow starts to accumulate.
The dreaded Check Engine light. Is it serious? What does it mean? And how do I make it go away?
Auto insurance is a complex and daunting requirement, but a simple explanation can have you shopping smart and saving money.
From changing your oil to changing your timing belt, this guide will explain when you should perform maintenance to extend the life of your car.
Properly storing a car isn't as easy as parking it in a garage and tossing a cover on top. From fluids to tires, find out the right steps to store your car and keep it in pristine condition.
Your insurance company called—the car is totaled. What do you do now?
Were you unable to move your car before the waters started rising? There are a few things to know about flood-damaged vehicles!
The better your car's fuel economy, the less money you'll spend at the pump. But what do those MPG numbers mean and where do they come from?
Cheaper isn't always better. The cost of labor, combined with the age and market value of your car can help you determine which part is best for a car repair.
Anyone who drives in wintry weather should consider snow tires, but just because there's some some snow on the road doesn't mean you need all-wheel drive.
Take it from an experienced Northerner: A long winter can wreak havoc on your vehicle. Follow these tips to keep things running smoothly.
We all want more miles per gallon. These tips will ensure your car is returning the best fuel economy possible.
The sun goes down, the animals come out, and suddenly the road becomes a more dangerous place to drive. Here's how to stay safe behind the wheel.
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, it's time to keep a winter emergency kit in your car. Here are the items you shouldn't leave home without.
Teaching a teenager to drive doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Keep your cool, plan ahead, and follow these tips to help with the process.
Try these quick and easy tips to get sticky tree sap off your car's paint.
Don't panic if a warning light pops up on your car's dashboard, just take a look at this guide.
Salt is great for melting snow but terrible for your car. Keeping your car clean and clear of road salt is key to maintaining a long-lasting vehicle.
Getting that bumper sticker off your car doesn't have to be frustrating. Just follow these five steps.
Towing a trailer isn't as difficult as it looks, and that capability can turn a typical commuter car into a weekend workhorse.
Make sure your convertible's top stays in good shape and can protect you from the elements with these quick tips.
Owning a car with a high resale value is a luxury we'd all like to enjoy. Here are six tips to keep your car's value high.