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Get a Free Vehicle History Report Before You Buy a Car

In our ceaseless quest to provide you with the most helpful tips and tricks in the known universe, we frequently refresh old stories with more accurate information. Nothing lasts forever, after all, and life hacks are no exception.Read more...
Tags: Free, Cars, Lifehacks, Buying


Why Your 'Check Engine' Light Is On

You’re driving home from work one day when the check engine light pops on. It comes on without warning and offers no explanation. What do you do? Read more...
Tags: Diy, Top, Cars, Car, Lifehacks, Automobile, Car Tips


The Right Way to Parallel Park, Step-by-Step

Parallel parking can be a a challenge for even the most seasoned drivers. Thankfully, over at Quora, Yishan Wong offers this step-by-step breakdown of how to parallel park perfectly every single time—and he’s spot on.Read more...
Tags: Cars, Driving, Parking, Lifehacks, Do It Right, Parallel Parking, Quora Yishan Wong


How to Avoid Paying Extra Fees on Your Car Rental When You're Under 25

When you’re over the age of 24, your options in life are endless—at least when it comes to renting a car. But if you’re a young driver, you better saddle up to the idea of renting an old minivan with crazy, added fees. Read more...
Tags: Travel, Money, Insurance, Car, Rental Car, Lifehacks


How Motorcycle School Made Me a Better Driver

I took and passed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s basic riding course this past weekend, the one you need in New York state to get your motorcycle endorsement without taking a road test. It was not easy, but I did leave with a pretty high level of confidence in my ability to safely operate a bike. I was surprised…Read more...
Tags: New York, Motorcycles, Lifehacks, How To Ride, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Motorcycle School, Msf Class


When Is Leasing a Car Better Than Buying?

My old jalopy is about to die on me yet again, so it’s time for a new car. I’m wondering if I’d be better off leasing my next car instead of buying it. Which is the better deal, leasing or buying with an auto loan? Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Top, Cars, Autos, Ask Lifehacker, Loans, Lifehacks, Buying, Leasing


Why You Should Still Check Rental Car Fees After You've Made a Reservation

Should I buy insurance? Should I get a sports car? Am I actually getting the best rate? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, it’s likely because you’ve dealt with the existential crisis brought on by rental car websites.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Budget, Car, Lifehacks, Hertz, Car Rental


Check Rental Car Fees After You've Made a Reservation

Should I buy insurance? Should I get a sports car? Am I actually getting the best rate? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, it’s likely because you’ve dealt with the existential crisis brought on by rental car websites.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Budget, Car, Lifehacks, Hertz, Car Rental


Buy Gas on Mondays to Save Money

We spend a lot on gas. A report by AAA found that we spend $69 each month on gasoline alone, amounting to 7% of our incomes and thousands of dollars each year on average.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Car, Gas, Lifehacks, AAA, Road Trip, Roadtrip, Automobile


How to Dog-Proof Your Car

I have to put my dog in the car almost daily. Between daycare, trips to the park, and the occasional errand, he travels a lot. He isn’t the biggest fan of car rides—and I’m not the biggest fan of his fur sticking to everything—so we’ve had to put in some effort to e for us all.Read more...
Tags: Dogs, Pets, Cars, Lifehacks, Pet Safety


Tips For Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes

If you are a company that requires employees to drive as part of their job, you need to establish a fleet safety program. Automobile accidents occur every five seconds with death and injuries as part of the mix. As an employer, you cannot be too careful when it comes to safety and liability. Most fleet accidents are caused by driver error and are preventable. These tips will help you avoid motor vehicle crashes and keep your employees safe. Tip 1 – Set up a Safe Driver Program A joint effort b...
Tags: Workplace, Esa, Automotive, Lifehacks, Nhtsa, Usdot, FMCSA, OSHA, FHWA


An Easy Way to Sell Your Old Car for Cash

Are you stressed about that old, junk car lying in your backyard? Are you spending hours to look for a service that’s willing to buy it? We understand how stressful it can become when your car turns into a piece of junk, leaving you no choice but to sell it. Surprisingly for you, even your junk car can bring you a decent amount of money so that you can get your backyard all to yourself again. Read on to find out how you can start selling your old car. Who Will Buy Your Junk Car? The regular p...
Tags: Automotive, Lifehacks, post An Easy Way


Everything You Should Know About Car Tires

Nobody wants to replace their tires. It costs a good chunk of money, and there’s nothing sexy about the purchase. At best, you’re ensuring that your car stays safe to drive. At worst, you’re experimenting with new tires that don’t work out too well. That said, replacing your tires is inevitable. Even if you don’t do much driving, you’ll need to replace them eventually. So how do you know which ones to buy? And how do you know when it’s finally time to pull the trigger? We’ve answered some of the...
Tags: Learning, Automotive, Lifehacks, Abraham Lincoln, Abe


The Best Smartphone Car Docks That Are Legal In Your State

Is your car’s phone dock legal in your state? Did you even know that’s a question you had to ask? For such a basic accessory, the law can get a little complicated.Read more...
Tags: Cars, Lifehacks, Docks, Phone Accessories


What To Do When You've Been Hit By a Car

On Thursday afternoon, I was hit by a car while walking in the crosswalk, and I had no idea what to do about it.Read more...
Tags: Safety, Cars, Injury, Emergency, Lifehacks, Driving Safety, Car Accident


Clear Snow Off Your Car With a Leaf Blower

Winter is no longer coming, it’s here, but for some reason we still have to leave the house. If you’re dreading the work it will take to make your car drivable, here’s a relatively easy snow-clearing method.Read more...
Tags: Snow, Car, Lifehacks, Leaf Blower


8 Of The Most Iconic Cars From The Movies

Throughout the years, the big screen has featured some of the most iconic cars in the automobile industry, and in many cases, the actors have been upstaged by the actual cars! Here are eight of the best movie cars. Lexus 2054 – Minority Report Via imcdb.org Lexus 2054 was a beautifully designed concept car for the 2002 Spielberg film, Minority Report. The Lexus 2054 came with biometric security systems and a 100% crash proof structure! Director Steven Spielberg, a Lexus driver, approached ...
Tags: Europe, Indianapolis, Fun, Automotive, Lexus, Lifehacks, Tom Cruise, Audi, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Delorean, Mecum Auctions, DMC, Alex Proyas, Leeloo, Fifth Element


Why You Should Stay With Your Car When Stranded

It’s a human impulse to take action, especially in potentially dire circumstances. You might think striking out in search of help is the best thing to do when stranded in your car. It’s not.Read more...
Tags: Cars, Stranded, Lifehacks, Survival, Danger


How to Keep Your Tesla From Getting Stolen

Earlier this week, a Tesla owner in Essex, Great Britain, posted security camera footage of his Model S getting stolen by a pair of thieves who were able to unlock and start the car with a smartphone and a tablet. By hijacking the owner’s key fob, they were able to get in, turn on the car, disable remote tracking, and…Read more...
Tags: Cars, Tesla, Rfid, Lifehacks, Faraday Cage, Car Security, Essex Great Britain


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Car Insurance

Car insurance can be very confusing for anyone. It’s also one of those things that can be very costly if not done right. We rounded up the 10 key things that you may not know about your car insurance. Having “No-Fault” Insurance Many people mistakenly think that when they have a no-fault car insurance, no one will be blamed or considered at fault in the event of an accident. If you cause an accident or scratch a car when you park, having this type of insurance doesn’t necessarily mean that you...
Tags: Money, Automotive, Lifehacks, Don


Take Photos of Your Luggage Before You Travel 

When we mentioned last week that you should screenshot your boarding pass and other important travel documents, several of you chimed in with tips on real-world things to photograph as well. Consider taking photos of basically everything, including:Read more...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Kids, Airports, Safety, Cars, Insurance, Flying, Luggage, Lifehacks, Car Rental


Keep Your Kid's Car Seat Rear-Facing for as Long as Possible

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new recommendation: “Children should ride in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible, up to the limits of their car safety seat.”Read more...
Tags: Safety, Cars, Lifehacks, Kid, American Academy of Pediatrics, Car Seat


How to Set Up Bluetooth in an Older Car (or a Newer, Fussier Car)

Maybe you bought a brand-new phone; maybe your phone just went through a major OS update. Either way, the result is the same: you can’t connect it via Bluetooth to your older car anymore, which means you’ve lost the ability to rock out, enrich yourself with podcasts, or make hands-free calls.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Bluetooth, Audio, Cars, Car, Speaker, Streaming, Driving, Lifehacks, Stereo, Aux, Head Unit


Keep Your Left Shoe Next to Your Baby's Car Seat 

Accidentally leaving a child in a hot car is a tragic mistake that anyone could make. Blame our faulty brains, among other things. (And if you haven’t read Gene Weingarten’s 2009 Washington Post story on hot car deaths, make a point to do so—it’s masterful.) As parents, the sooner we realize we’re not insusceptible,…Read more...
Tags: Safety, Washington Post, Babies, Cars, Lifehacks, Gene Weingarten, Car Seat, Hot Cars


6 Important Things You Need to Do After Buying A Lemon Car

In a list of expensive purchases that are supposed to last, a car tops the list. It’s supposed to be a lasting purchase. So, when your newly bought car spends more time in a mechanic’s garage than on the road or even in your own garage, then you’ve landed yourself a lemon. No one likes going to the mechanic and it’s worse when you just bought your car. However, there comes a point when the repairs are too constant and you’re left needing to act. You have the power to advocate for yourself when i...
Tags: Money, Time, Automotive, Lifehacks, Honda, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chevy Equinox


A Quick Look at Motorcycle History

The motorcycle, an icon of freedom on two wheels, has an interesting story. If you are an enthusiast or you simply like traveling on your big bike, here’s a really catchy motorcycle history you need to hear. The Start The bike’s humble beginnings date back to 1867 when bicycle inventor Pierre Michaux came up with the first steam-powered bicycle. Soon after, in 1885, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach invented the first diesel-powered engine the world had seen. It was a creation considered as...
Tags: Europe, California, Fun, Automotive, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Lifehacks, Michael Jackson, Harley Davidson, Ama, Yamaha, Peter Fonda, Gottlieb Daimler, Yves Saint Laurent, UNITED STATES CANADA AUSTRALIA, Royal Enfield


What to Write When Selling a Car Privately

You and your car have traveled a lot of miles together, but you’ve decided it’s time for a change. Selling your car online privately often brings more cash to your wallet than using it as a trade-in for a new vehicle. But do you know what to write when selling a car privately? Follow these tips and you can easily attract the attention of potential buyers and sell your vehicle quickly. Include the Basics Via northamericanautomotive When writing your ad, include all the necessary information...
Tags: Automotive, Lifehacks


Creating A Car Budget: 7 Things You Can Give Up For That Brand New Car

Getting a new car is way cheaper than you think. In fact, buying a car on finance can even be less expensive than the monthly cost of a fancy new iPhone, broadband contract or your gym membership! So, ready to hit the open road? Here’s how to set your car budget by giving up some of your unnecessary expenses. Cut: Daily coffee fix Get: Honda Jazz It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying a latte on your way to work every day, especially when every other store is a coffee house. But do you rea...
Tags: Money, Goals, Automotive, Toyota, Lifehacks, Audi, Peugeot, Ibiza, Vauxhall Corsa, Honda Jazz, Toyota Previa Luxury, Vauxhall Corsa Now


What Happens If You’re A Passenger In An Uber Accident?

Travel has recently undergone quite a revolution and Uber is one of the most visible trends to have sprung up in the past decade. The rideshare app allows individuals to request rides from nearby drivers through their phones. It’s much cheaper than conventional taxi services and often much quicker due to the proximity-based matching system and state-of-the-art GPS technology. Despite those features, however, Uber is not free from criticism and its drivers are not infallible. Accidents can still ...
Tags: Health, Money, Los Angeles, Automotive, Lifehacks, However Uber, James River Insurance, Kevin Adkins


Top Tips In Buying A Car With Your Significant Other

Making any large purchase with your significant other can be a pretty big hurdle. In some cases, it can cause undue stress and tension in a relationship. To avoid that, one of the best things you can do is to compromise. If you are a couple buying a car, you need to make certain adjustments to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Below are some of the best tips you can use: Be upfront Be upfront with your significant other about what you want and need in a car. This sounds simple but i...
Tags: Relationships, Automotive, How To, Lifehacks



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