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Very few things are discussed as heatedly in the auto industry as manual vs. automatic transmissions are. It’s true, many auto enthusiasts swear by their standard transmissions and in many parts of the world, as much as 80% of cars that are produced still require people to learn to use a stick-shift. However, here in the United States, we’re edging in on about 97% of all new vehicles sporting automatic transmissions (AT).

When learning to drive at 15, I quickly noticed that if I wanted to park the car in front of the house, one of the first things I was going to have to learn is how to parallel park my grandmother’s sedan. This is the exact moment my sister gave me some of the best advice of my life on how to parallel park, which I will now share with you.

You reach into your pocket and grasp at unexpected emptiness. In a whirlwind of panic you retrace your steps, scavenge through the pockets of every piece of clothing your wore in the last 48 hours. Losing your car keys can be a distressing experience and, all too often, the keys can turn up when least expected.

As of January 1st 2017, hands-free electronic devices are now required when driving in California. Although the said devices can still be used by drivers, new rules of the road will hopefully limit the distraction cell phones and other electronics have been known to cause.

Buying a car with a salvage title can be risky business. The first thing to understand is what a salvage title is and how it affects you and your vehicle.

Did you know that Earth Day is on Saturday this year? April 22nd is a day to celebrate the amazing planet we live on and make strides to help protect it. No matter how you plan on spending the day, it’s always a good time to practice driving green when it comes to your car.

Many drivers believe that turning your car on and letting it idle before driving can protect your engine, however, experts say this myth might actually be hurting rather than helping. Motorists, especially in the cold winter months, are known to go out and turn their cars on anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes before they get in and drive off.

Car theft is a total nightmare for a car owner. One moment your car was there, safe and sound – the next, it’s gone. Car theft is inconvenient, and many stolen cars are never recovered. And unless you have comprehensive car insurance, you may not be covered for the value of your car.

According to the RepairPal Encyclopedia, the engine oil filter removes contaminants from the engine oil before it circulates throughout the engine. Common symptoms that indicate a needed replacement include an abnormal knocking noise from inside the engine or even an engine oil leak.

Have you gone out to the garage and found an oil stain where your car normally sits? This isn't just a nuisance to clean up; it indicates an oil leak, which can cause your car’s parts to grind together and even freeze up. There are many factors that can cause your engine to leak oil, and it’s important to find a mechanic who can properly diagnose the issue. Here are a few reasons why cars leak oil.