| May 1, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Howie and Alex Cunningham of rural Aberdeen have a saying about South Dakota's winter.
You know you've survived another South Dakota winter when your vehicle is covered in dirt, salt and other grime, Howie said jokingly.
The father and son, both car...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The onset of summer is a good time to make sure your car is in good working order for safety and fuel-conservation purposes, and South Florida weather poses a special challenge for drivers.
The regional heat and rain this time of year mean you have to...
| May 31, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Lawn Care Equipment Maintenance
Maintenance is important for a variety of reasons. Of course, it improves the performance of lawn equipment and will also prolong the life of your investment. Maintenance also keeps the equipment safe and benefits your...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:41 AM
You've done your research. You've test-driven the vehicles you're considering. You think you're a well-informed consumer, right?
Well, there are things automakers necessarily aren't telling you, including doing away with a spare tire. But it's not...
| Sep 7, 2011
This story contains corrected material.
Active head restraints, adaptive cruise control, antilock brakes, backover warning devices, breathalyzer ignition locks, daytime running lights, fatigue warning methods, lane departure warning systems, roof...
| Dec 4, 2011
Teen drivers face a four times greater risk for accidents than older adults, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Chalk it up to a number of factors, among them inexperience dealing with emergency situations, distracted driving and the...
| Oct 22, 2011
Whether it's the bathroom scale or the car's gas gauge, we tend to believe what we see. Like it or not.
And more than 99 percent of the time, the gauges in our cars and trucks are accurate. They should be. Automotive gauges must meet strict standards set...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:32 PM
If someone told you your car wasn’t safe to drive, you wouldn’t keep driving it, would
you? Yet one in four cars has a significantly underinflated tire—a serious safety risk.
Underinflated tires contribute to thousands of crash-related...
| Aug 8, 2008
| 4:32 PM
We don't like to get involved in political food fights, but the hash between John McCain and Barack Obama over checking your tire pressure has gotten fairly absurd, culminating in "Obama Energy Plan" tire gauges. As we recommended earlier, keeping......
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Remember when presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama got into a tiff about tire pressure during the campaign? Unsurprisingly, it looks like California was on Obama???s side. Effective July 1, 2010, the state will require most auto-...
| May 26, 2009
| 4:32 PM
GM has issued a recall for 35,038 Pontiac G8 vehicles from the 2008-09 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involves the brake pedal position switch, which may have been programmed incorrectly during the...