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Ownership

Do it right for the ultimate shine

Waxing your car is vital to the protection of paint, but how do we do it properly to get the best bang for our time?

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Clean wheels are worth the effort of doing it right

As cars become bigger and more expensive, so too have our wheels. Keeping them clean and protected takes a few extra steps, but is well worth the effort.

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If your car's just a bit dusty, here's how to clean it super-quickly

Here's how to wash your car quickly and properly in just 15 minutes, without having to break out the tools and buckets.

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You probably already knew this, but here are some surprising numbers

New cars are safer than old cars. Yeah, we know. Obviously. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report highlighting the added safety of newer cars and trucks over older cars and trucks, and attaching real data to an otherwise assumed theory is always a good idea.

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It's expensive, but worth it

The world of child car seats is vast and varied. There are dozens of companies that offer hundreds of options, each offering different levels of protection for smaller occupants. Maxi-Cosi, one of the first companies to introduce child seats in Europe back in the 1980s, has introduced a new level of protection with its AxissFix Air. It's the first child seat with a built-in airbag.

Car Buying

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

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30 miles after warning light comes on, or 100? Your mileage may vary

If you have an Altima, you'll be fine.

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There are lots of choices, but here are a few we like.

We've included our favorite infant seats, convertible seats and booster seats.

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Winter tire care tips from the experts.

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Revoked titles steer Texan buggies off-road.

Has the Texas DMV dune goofed?

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Digging into the downsizing in so many automakers' engine bays.

Right now, there are more than 50 models on sale in the United States that use it, and more are on the horizon.

Car Buying

They can, and do, show up on the market.

Every year, it seems a few major hurricanes batter the coast, ruining property, disrupting lives, and immersing a bunch of cars in nasty floodwater. Some of those cars are scrapped through the proper channels, but unscrupulous middlemen sometimes peddle the cars to witting or unwitting sales outlets, often without a trace of the car's soggy history. So it's always a good time to review the basics of how to avoid buying a flood-damaged used car.

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Some seven years after production of the SC 430 ended, a coupe/convertible prospect has the benefit of both hindsight and nostalgia.

Read This

Ringing your car dealer in to set an appointment – and being told openings are two weeks out – hints at the problem.

Ownership

Even with gas at or near $2 a gallon, there are many reasons to own a small, economical car.

ETC

One man's disappointment is another man's bargain.

Certain cars are much more likely to be ditched within the year of initial purchase than others. Here they are, and this is how much you could save on a nearly new model.

Buying Guide

We examine the pricing and options of the Chevy Malibu and Honda Accord.

Bang For The Buck

Why the cover car of the moment is also a good deal.

Car Buying

As Lincoln announces an all-new Navigator at this year's New York auto show, Infiniti's big QX56/80 continues to gain fans in a great many upmarket zip codes.