Car & Driving Tips

Experts share advice on all things related to your car: from how and when to buy or lease a new or used car to how to manage car repairs and scheduled maintenance. Stay updated on car seat laws, learn the basics like how to change a tire, and get practical tips for driving safely and smartly.

A couple shop for a car in a car dealership.

5 Tips to Negotiate the Best Car Price

Get a favorable deal on a new or used car despite the current shortage.
A driver charges his electric Kia at an Electrify America charging station.

4 New Trends That Make EVs Even More Enticing

Here’s what is ahead in the electric car market.
Push to start button on a new car.

Do You Really Need to Warm Up Your Car?

As the weather changes, it may be time to rethink this habit.
A salesperson hands a woman the keys to her new SUV.

Is a Certified Pre-Owned Car Worth the Money?

Here’s what the designation means and if it’s the right fit for you.
A car drives down a rural road at sunset.

8 Tips to Avoid Glare While Driving

Stay safe and see better with these expert recommendations.
A black car on the side of the road with its headlights on.

When to Use High Beam vs. Low Beam Headlights

Increase your driving visibility and safety with these tips.
Parents are key in keeping teenagers—and the rest of us—safer on the road.

How to Raise a Good Teen Driver

Parents are key in keeping teenagers—and the rest of us—safer on the road.
A deer crosses a highway in Washington.

Are These the Solution to Ending Animal Collisions?

Dedicated wildlife crossings are being built across the West to reduce vehicle collisions with many species.
A AAA tow truck drives through Joshua Tree with a pickup on the back.

How to Safely Pass a Stopped Tow Truck

Remember these four words: slow down, move over.
a close-up of two cars driving on a suburban road

Car Recalls: What You Should Know

Car recalls can be serious. If you’re faced with a safety recall, here’s what to do.
A pregnant woman shops for a child car seat

Complete Car Seat Safety Guide

From infant car seats to boosters, here’s everything you need to know to keep kids safe on the road.
A white SUV drives through the Arizona desert on a sunny day.

Don't Wait Until Your Brakes Squeak to Get Them Checked

Learn the signs that your brakes need service and how to keep them in good working order.
Airbag warning on a vehicle dashboard.

How Does an Airbag Work?

Learn what makes an airbag inflate.
father and daughter in jeans, t-shirts-and baseball hats wash the exterior of the family car

How to Wash and Detail Your Car

Learn the best way to clean and detail your car with these helpful tips.
A motorcycle rider changes lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

How to Prevent Motorcycle Theft

Follow these 6 tips to secure your bike at home and on the road.