Car terms to know: winter tires and snow chains
Winter driving presents its own challenges and it’s easy to get caught unprepared when encountering snow and ice. These explanations of winter tires and snow chains may give you the knowledge to make some hard journeys a little easier when conditions are tough. Winter tires (or snow tires) Winter tires are made to handle low temperatures, ice and snow through a special tread compound that remains flexible in those cold conditions, improving grip. All-season tires, on the other hand, are designed to provide traction on wet and dry roads and in light snow. The all-season tire tread compound will harden… Read More

Hyundai enters luxury market, Bentley enters Outback
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   "Hyundai Motor launches luxury car brand, aims for 6 models by 2020,” U.S. News Hyundai is joining the table for a slice of the luxury vehicle market with the launch of its premium car brand Genesis. It will initially have a lineup of two models, one of which is the existing namesake sedan, the other, a flagship car, to launch next month. Hyundai was… Read More

Loans for cars – what to look for and where to start
Loans for cars may seem in no short supply but finding competitively priced financing that best fits your situation is what could put you in the driver’s seat. When it comes to what to look for and where to start, a bit of research and planning early on may help prevent unnecessary detours. Consider that loans for cars may be affected by the type of vehicle you’re looking to buy and whether it’s new or used. New cars often come with lower interest rates. New or used, try using finance calculators to estimate how much car you can afford and… Read More

The start of a new season and that college football feeling
Maybe it’s just me, but the popularity and hype seems to grow every year. Everywhere I turn lately, there are promotional items, billboards, advertisements, magazine covers and peanut butter cups adding to the excitement. The fact that there are entire cable networks dedicated to the topic is evidence enough for me to see the impact. I’m speaking of college football, and this week marks the official start of the 2015-2016 season. Big games are on the Week 1 schedule with Alabama taking on Wisconsin in AT&T Stadium, Michigan and new coach Jim Harbaugh visiting Utah, North Carolina versus South Carolina,… Read More

Longest-lasting vehicles – the 200,000+ mile roster
  Looking for a car that will last? If you’re looking to buy a vehicle from among the longest-lasting ones on the road, you're in good company. Many buyers in the U.S. consider the longevity of the vehicle to be important when shopping. Often, buyers do not actually intend to own the vehicle for its entire lifespan, but rather, they see a correlation between longevity and a vehicle that is mechanically dependable with routine maintenance. In reality, this correlation does not always hold; sometimes vehicles that will… Read More

Three secrets for keeping your car cool in summer
  Summer is easy to love. It's the time of year for outdoor activities, and even when it's a little hot, it can be beautiful and enjoyable. But there's nothing fun about getting into a hot car. Exposed metal such as seatbelt buckles or dash trim can actually burn your skin. It can even be dangerous to try and drive while trying to avoid a proper grip on a too-hot-to-handle steering wheel. However, with a few simple tricks, you can improve the safety and comfort of your car, even after it has been fully grilled by the sun.   1.… Read More

Top car names for babies
The ultimate homage to your newborn or vehicle? If you’re an expectant mother or father having a hard time choosing a baby name, but you love your car, problem solved. Yahoo! Autos has researched a list of names given to newborns in 2014 that are also car brands and models. Justin Hyde, the Managing Editor, carried out the analysis of some 33,044 baby names registered with the U.S. Social Security Administration (to get on his list the name had to be used at least five times), which threw up some interesting results. Inspiration from the auto world Some are more… Read More

Keeping cool in Jeeps and convertibles this summer
  Cool fun in the summer time It may be a mild summer, but all over the U.S., people are feeling the heat. Especially if you're trying to keep cool in a Jeep® or a convertible with the top down, you might need to know a trick or two. Here is the definitive guide for keeping cool while you have the top down, and the temperatures are up.   SECTION ONE: Keep the vehicle cool You gotta start with the basics. Do what it takes to make sure that your vehicle's ability to keep passengers - and itself - cool.… Read More

Jeeps and convertibles of Summer 2015 – heat goes up, top goes down
  There are few images more representative of freedom and beauty than driving a vehicle with the top down in beautiful, sunny weather with a warm breeze blowing all around. Getting into the swing of summer, we're going to give you some of the best options on the market for new vehicles you can use to enjoy the outdoors, off-road or on. 2015 Fiat 500c Cabrio POP - MSRP starts at $20,345 How do you make a popular small car design just perfect for summer driving? Ditch the hardtop and drive. Boom. The Fiat… Read More

Happy Memorial Day – remembering military servicemembers
  This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., and is considered by many to unofficially signal the start of the summer season, including celebrations that range from pool and beach parties to our personal favorite, road trips. However, Memorial Day, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May (May 25 this year), is also, as its name suggests, an official U.S. holiday that commemorates those persons that have died while in active military service. In honor of, and gratitude for, our five branches of the U.S. military, we present a list of service of servicemembers… Read More