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Category: Car Sense

13 Bad Habits That Aren’t Good for Your Car

Bad habits. We all have them. And sometimes, they can be hard to shake. This is especially true when it comes to driving. Depending on how many years you’ve spent behind the wheel, certain habits may be deeply ingrained by now. And many of them can be bad for your car. Wondering if there are any bad driving behaviors you’ve picked up over the years?...

What’s That Weird Sound That Happens When I Open My Car Window?

You’re driving down the highway and decide to let in a bit of fresh air. You roll down one of your windows, and suddenly it’s like a freight train is running right next to your car. The overwhelming, rhythmic “thumping” sound feels like it’s about to blow out your eardrums. We’ve all experienced it. But what is it? That’s wind buffeting ‒ a loud and...

What to Know When Buying a Hybrid or Electric Car

It’s safe to say that hybrid and electric vehicles have become part of mainstream culture since they first burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. Today, nearly every major automaker produces some type of hybrid or electric vehicle. In addition to small and midsize cars, there are now hybrid minivans and SUVs hitting the pavement. And, in response to the growing interest in alternative...

Drowsy Driving: Is It Really So Bad?

Slow reaction times. Drifting from lane to lane. Traveling at inappropriate speeds. No, we’re not talking about drunk driving. We’re actually talking about drowsy driving. While many of us may think it’s perfectly normal ‒ or just a part of life ‒ to get behind the wheel when we feel sleepy, it’s a serious problem on our roadways. Each year, there are thousands of drowsy-driving-related...

How to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

We’ve all heard stories of car break-ins where thieves target a purse, stereo system or other valuables left inside the vehicle. But recently, a new type of automotive crime is on the rise: catalytic converter theft. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, there were 1,298 catalytic converter thefts reported in 2018. By the end of 2020, that number had climbed to 14,433 – a...

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