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Top 10 cars with best MPG for under $10,000 to buy in 2020

Paying too much at the pump? We have selected a few cars that not only offer some of the best mpg ratings, but have a good reputation for dependability. In this list, we only considered autos priced from $6,000 to $10,000 that you can find for sale in the U.S.
Heating system in a car

Why does the car heater take so long to get warm?

Modern cars have smaller engines that burn less fuel and generate less heat. A late-model car with a 4-cylinder engine that has been parked outside in below freezing temperatures may take up to 10-15 minutes of driving before you can get good heat. What can be done to make it warm up faster?



Third brake light is out

Brake or tail light is not working: repair options and cost

One burnt-out bulb may not seem like a big deal, however each of your taillights serve an important safety function. According to the NHTSA statistics, one-third of all car crashes in the US in 2017 were rear-end collisions.
Four-stroke engine

Four-stroke engine: how it works, animation

The stroke is the up or down movement of the piston in the cylinder between the top and the bottom positions. One revolution of the crankshaft equals two strokes. In a four-stroke engine, each cylinder "fires" on every second revolution of the crankshaft.

Engine Maintenance

Does your car really need all the maintenance services and "flushes" that your dealership or repair shop recommends? For example, what is a throttle body and why does it need to be serviced? What are the signs that your car needs new spark plugs or a tune-up?


Battery and Electrical

Transmission and Drivetrain

Chassis, Suspension, Steering

AWD, 4WD

Wheels and Tires

Brakes

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