Chris Hardesty

Chris Hardesty is an author specializing in general car tips and electric vehicles. He spent more than 25 years in newspapers, including leading editorial research efforts at The News & Observer in North Carolina, The Mercury News in California, and Newsday in New York. After that, he was an online news editor at The Wall Street Journal before moving to the Atlanta area. He didn’t have a vehicle while living in New York City, but suburban life has given Chris the need for a multipurpose Chrysler Pacifica to haul children and plywood.

Everything New Parents Need in the Car

If you're a new parent, you'll need to know what top things you need to carry in the car.

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Staying safe on the road means stocking your vehicle with jumper cables and more.

How to Jump-Start a Car Battery

Find out step-by-step instructions on jump-starting a car battery. Learn about jumping an electric car battery, too.

Clean Your Car Interior at Home like a Pro

Here are tips for getting the inside of your car clean -- and keeping it that way.

Car Negotiations Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Get all the best tips and ideas when negotiating to buy a new or used vehicle in a challenging market.

Refinancing Your Car: A Complete Guide

When interest rates drop or you need to lower your car payment, car refinancing may be the answer.

Car Payment Guide: Calculating What You Can Afford

Get to know about car payments of your new or used car.

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Knowing whether to charge your EV each night is a need or not is crucial information before buying an electric car. Find out more.

How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last?

If you wonder how long electric car batteries last, this story will provide examples, EV battery basics, charging cycles, and warranties.

How to Prepare Your Car for Lovebug Season

Find out all about how to deal with lovebugs on your car. Debris from lovebugs on your car can damage the paint or reduce visibility.
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