How to ‘Read’ Your Tires

The brand name of your vehicle’s tires is splashed loud and proud across the side so everyone can see that you only trust Bridgestone or Michelin or Hankook. (Okay, to be fair, it’s also helpful if you’re buying a used car because you can see pretty quickly whether the tires match.) But if you look a little closer,…

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How to ‘Read’ Your Tires

The brand name of your vehicle’s tires is splashed loud and proud across the side so everyone can see that you only trust Bridgestone or Michelin or Hankook. (Okay, to be fair, it’s also helpful if you’re buying a used car because you can see pretty quickly whether the tires match.) But if you look a little closer,…

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The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

If you have a car, it can be tempting just to ignore any type of maintenance unless something goes wrong. We probably don’t have to tell you that this is a bad idea. However, not everyone agrees on what preventive maintenance is, what you should do and when you should do it. Let’s clear that up, and give you some tips…

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How to Not Get Overcharged by a Mechanic

My husband took his car into our mechanic this morning to get enough work done to require a loaner car for the day and an estimate well over $1,000. “I’ll tell them not to change the cabin air filter,” he reassured me. “I can do that one myself.” Now if only he could install and align his own tires, change a…

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Set Up Your Driver’s Seat Like Your Work Desk to Reduce Pain

If you’re someone who works at a desk most of the day, you may have taken steps to improve your posture and comfort at your workspace. Perhaps you installed an ergonomic keyboard, or sit on an exercise ball or with a back-supporting cushion to help minimize pain caused by long periods of sitting. But if your commute…

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How to Learn to Drive as an Adult

I didn’t learn to drive until I was 27. I grew up in cities, so there wasn’t a great need, and more importantly I was stone cold terrified: when I tried to drive my then-boyfriend’s car at age 18, I screamed bloody murder every time I braked and shut my eyes during turns. It made for an eventful trip to the recycling…

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How to Stream The 24 Hours of Le Mans This Weekend

24 of Le Mans officially kicks off at 8am ET Saturday in France. Traditionally watching the race in the United States has been a bit of a challenge, requiring you to skip between a few different services depending on the time of day you wanted to watch and maybe some fancy VPN work to access some European streaming…

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Check Your Parking Job Using the iPhone’s Measure App

If you keep your car on the street instead of in a garage, making sure you’re not parked too close to a fire hydrant will likely be one of your most frequent headaches.

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Get a Free Vehicle History Report Before You Buy a Car

In our ceaseless quest to provide you with the most helpful tips and tricks in the known universe, we frequently refresh old stories with more accurate information. Nothing lasts forever, after all, and life hacks are no exception.

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Why Your ‘Check Engine’ Light Is On

You’re driving home from work one day when the check engine light pops on. It comes on without warning and offers no explanation. What do you do?

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