According to a Swapalease.com, there are a few vehicles that rate highly among drivers when it comes to summertime road trips. Their findings are broken down into regions of the country and come from data collected by surveying drivers in these top car markets.

Q: I realize that Hondas are considered to be very well made and reliable cars. However, I have always refrained from buying one because they were known to have "interference" engines and a timing belt instead of a timing chain. I did not like the idea that if I neglected to change the timin…

Now that I have your attention and let’s face it, marketing anything is about grabbing the attention of the reader or consumer. No one does that better than car manufacturers. Some auto commercials use camera tricks – slow motion close-up shots of the lines and curves of a car. Others show b…

Q: What can a passenger do to bring a car safely to a stop if the driver should die while driving the car on a highway?

Independence day, the Fourth of July is a celebration in our country where we all get together and remember how great it is that we live in a free nation. We celebrate it with family cookouts, barbecues, parades and fireworks. Our celebrations evoke a sense of pride of being an American citizen.

Q: First, let me start off by saying that I am 72 going on 62. I have a 2014 Honda CR-V with over 34,000 miles on it.

Q: I recently bought a 2019 Toyota Camry. I knew that it did not have a CD player, nor was one available as an option. The salesperson assured me that I would be able to download all my CDs to a thumb drive and listen to them that way in the car.

Q: I own a 2013 Chevy Sonic with a turbo engine. I love the car and it gets great gas mileage. I don't drive like a grandma, but I tend to drive a little on the easy side in order to maximize my gas mileage. I get in the upper 30s to lower 40s mpg.

There’s something about hitting the open road. We’ve seen countless movies about doing that. We all dream about leaving the 9-5 grind, buying an RV or other roomy vehicle and leaving our worries behind. It sounds great in theory, but in reality not so much.

Q: I have a '95 Chevy Corsica that I have driven for 21 years. It's been a pretty problem-free car. About a year ago, my heater quit working, and then, about six months later, I finally had it checked.

Q: I have a 2017 Acadia. When the car is shifted into park, the dashboard shows a warning that the car is not in park! It says I can't turn off the car until the car is in park, even though it's in park.

Q: My 2008 Mustang GT shakes at around 60-65 mph when braking. The Hurst 5-speed stick shakes as well. When this is happening, the steering wheel moves from side to side.

Q: I like to do my own car maintenance, including replacing spark plugs.

Q: I have a 2007 Porsche Boxster S, which I love, but don't take out much for fear of not being able to get home.

Q: Is it OK to raise up my windshield wipers in the winter? I see people doing that sometimes, to prevent the wipers from freezing to the windshield. Will it weaken the springs over time? -- Fred

Q: What happens if you put 5 gallons of diesel fuel in a gasoline engine's fuel tank, but you don't try to start the vehicle? -- Anthony

I was reading Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck for the third time last weekend. It was published in the early 1960s, but I found it so relevant; in the sense that many of us love the thought of hitting the open road. That wanderlust simmers within us until we give…

Q: I have a 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, which runs great. But after driving approximately 15 miles or so, it starts making a roaring sound. Sometimes the open-ended wrench symbol on the dashboard comes on. But as soon as I stop and restart the car, the symbol goes away.

Q: I recently purchased a GMC 3500 with a Duramax diesel engine. Friends with diesel engine trucks are telling me of increased power and gas mileage obtained by adding aftermarket chips or tuners.