3 Ways to Protect Special Vehicles

Nationwide covers more than cars—and that can help you save. As you review your insurance policies for day-to-day things, like your trusty car and your home, it’s wise to look at recreational equipment that also needs coverage. Often, these are … Continued

Drive Safely After Dark

Make smart safety moves and increase visibility to travel more comfortably at night. Do you hate driving at night? You’re hardly alone. In fact, 7 out of 10 drivers in the U.S. fear evening driving because of the lack of … Continued

How Much Car Can You Afford?

These rules of thumb may help you finance your next car. Other than buying a house, acquiring a vehicle is likely the most significant purchase you’ll make. Mitchell Weiss, author of Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from … Continued

Best Cars for First-Time Drivers

New drivers, whether teens or adults, may benefit from these special features. “A first-time driver doesn’t need sporty cars or tall, tippy SUVs or giant sedans with vague steering and a big appetite for gas,” says “The Saturday Mechanic,” automotive … Continued

3 Apps to Stop Texting While Driving

Most states in the U.S. have passed laws that ban texting or complete cell phone use while driving. And for good reason. Texting results in the driver’s eyes being off the road for 4.6 of every 6 seconds. That’s as much … Continued

6 Ways to Save at the Auto Shop

Make the most of your time and repair money with these tips. Don’t let a visit to the repair shop put a dent in your wallet. Consider these six tips from “The Car Coach,” author and automotive analyst Lauren Fix: … Continued

4 Factors Affecting Your Auto Insurance Premium

Find out which factors you can control to keep your cost down. Although many factors—like the color of your car—don’t weigh into the cost of your auto insurance, others do. Some of these are beyond your control. Many of them … Continued

9 Tips for Long Drives

Simple steps help you arrive at your destination safely and comfortably. If you’re taking a long road trip, you need to plan in advance. And we’re not just talking about packing. “Highway hypnosis” is quite common when travelers haven’t prepared … Continued

What to Do if Your Car is Stuck in Snow

If you’re stuck in the middle of a big pile of snow or on a stretch of ice, you could depend upon the kindness of strangers to free you. Or you can take charge yourself. Here are some things you … Continued

The Secret of an Oil Change

Find out what regular oil changes do for your car. “Oil doesn’t just lubricate—it’s the garbage disposal for the engine,” says mechanical and engine expert Mike Arman. “Oil gets contaminated with metallic particles from normal wear in the engine, and … Continued