Thursday, December 29, 2016

Buyer's Remorse: 7 Cars Owners Regret


More than 300,000 Consumer Reports subscribers told us which cars they like the least in seven different categories because of a range of issues.

Monday, December 26, 2016

SRS System - NAPA Service Assistant


Watch this video to learn all about the importance of having a regularly checked SRS Airbag system. If the SRS Dash light stays on in your vehicle, have the system checked by a NAPA AutoCare technician right away.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Don't Bother Buying Extended Car Warranties | Consumer Reports


You may be asked to buy one at the dealer, but a Consumer Reports survey found 55 percent of owners who purchased an extended warranty hadn’t used it for repairs.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NAPA Service Assistant - Fuel System


High quality gas and adding fuel system cleaner can extend the life of your fuel pump and related systems. Not staying on top of this can allow dirt and particulates to get inside your fuel filter and cause damage, leading to costly repairs.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

How to Transport Holiday Foods Safely


The holiday season is fast approaching which means embarking on a seemingly endless merry-go-round of food, family and friends that starts at Thanksgiving and ends somewhere around the Super Bowl. Cars.com’s Jennifer provides tips to make sure your holiday dishes –and your family -- arrive in one piece in this week’s segment of Driving Smart.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

38 Models Win Highest IIHS Award - IIHS News


Headlights put ‘plus’ in TOP SAFETY PICK as 38 models win highest IIHS award

ARLINGTON, Va. — Consumers who choose a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award winner shouldn’t have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-­eight models earn the “plus” accolade, and 44 earn TOP SAFETY PICK.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor - NAPA Service Assistant


A contaminated MAF sensor can cause false readings which can affect driveability in multiple different ways...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

What's the Best Three-Row SUV for 2016?


We spent a week outside Baltimore with "MotorWeek" to determine the best three-row SUV for 2016. We put eight competitors to the test, including the 2017 Dodge Durango, 2017 Ford Explorer, 2017 GMC Acadia, 2016 Honda Pilot, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Mazda CX-9 and 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. Watch the video to find out how they did.

Monday, December 5, 2016

NAPA Service Assistant - NAPA Serpentine Belt


Your vehicle won't run with a broken serpentine belt. Additionally, belt wear can't always be seen but it can be measured by a trained technician.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Debunking Common Car Myths


There’s no shortage of automotive myths out there that steer us in the wrong direction. Cars.com’s Matt Schmitz debunks some of the most common ones in this week’s segment of Driving Smart.