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Tips for Choosing the Right Vehicle Battery

Batteries are fickle things. Too much cold, too much heat and they can stop performing. Fear not--there are some simple ways of keeping the power flowing all year long. See how.

How To Bring Some Balance To (Tire) Life

Tires aren’t complicated. Just keep them properly inflated, rotate them every so often and don’t run over the curb and they’ll be just fine, right?

Actually, no.

Test Your Trivial Knowledge on All Things Harry Potter

Muggles around the world are no doubt wishing fantasy author J.K. Rowling a happy 50th birthday in July.

Rowling’s ultra-popular “Harry Potter” series has sold more than 400 million books worldwide and has spawned a plethora of merchandising from clothing to video games to toys.

Hitting the Road with Bugs Bunny and Friends

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are hitting the road this year.

The tour is part of an exhibit honoring Chuck Jones, their relatively obscure yet influential and amazingly talented creator.

Jones entertained millions without ever being directly involved in their lives. The artist and writer during the golden age of Warner Bros. cartoons introduced us to beloved characters who quickly became cultural touchstones. His work is the subject of a travelling Smithsonian exhibit crisscrossing the nation the next few years.

ABS replaces the need to pump the brake pedal

ABCs of ABS: Things Drivers Should Know

Ask a driver how their ABS is and chances are you’ll get a blank stare.

Anti-lock brake systems are credited as one of the most advanced safety technologies in modern vehicles yet they are an enigma to many.

How do you know if your ABS is functioning properly? It’s part performance and part education.

Dash cams become eye witness to driving incidents

Drivers turn to dash cams for video evidence during accidents

Cameras similar to those worn by thrillseekers are finding their way to the dashboards of safety-conscious drivers.

“Dash cameras are helpful in hit-and-run collisions – or other situations where you’d want to get someone’s license plate,” said Johan-Till Broer of Garman, a Kansas-based electronics company that started making dash cameras this year.

Family hiking: Letting dog be your guide

One North Carolina native believes she has found a way to unlock the beauty and wonders of nature to America’s internet-crazed youth.

For Ellen Eastwood the answer lies in four paws and a discriminating nose. Her guidebook, “The Trail Hound’s Handbook, Your Family Guide To Hiking With Dogs,” teaches kids how to have fun in the wilderness with man’s best friend.

Don't let all the small electronics turn a good day bad

It’s not enough anymore for your car’s battery to just help start the engine. It also needs to power a navigation system, charge your cell phone, operate a back-up camera and a plethora of 21st century conveniences. 

So how do you ensure your battery has enough strength to do all that and prevent you from being stranded thousands of miles from home on your summer road trip?

Rinseless wash lets you drop the hose, save water

Sometimes using a hose and bucket just doesn’t make sense for washing a car.

That’s especially true in drought-stricken areas where water is an expensive commodity. Apartment dwellers and urbanites also face challenges looking for an available faucet and appropriate location.