It’s no secret that car rides and young children don’t exactly mix well. Parents of young children know the infamous ‘Are We There Yet Syndrome’ like the back of their hands. It begins with basic squirming and restlessness, but in no time can evolve into full-on tears. But when driving is a must, how do we make an enclosed space a more engaging experience for children?

For so many of us, our phones are more than just phones. We run our entire lives through these pocket-sized handheld devices. Whether it’s checking emails, navigating your way through traffic, connecting with friends over social media or texting with family – connectivity via our phones is a modern must-have. We’ve rounded up some ways to keep that connection easily and efficiently when traveling. Read on to save yourself the stress of losing touch and maybe even a few bucks.

Texas: where the food’s good, the music loud and the people one of a kind. With a vibrant economy, affordable housing and tons of things to do, it’s easy to see how Houston has become the 4th largest city in the entire nation.

Whether you want to visit some of the museums and outdoor locations in the city center, or take a drive and see what the outer regions have to offer, finding something to do around Houston is incredibly easy. HONK team member and Houston native Sandra shared her picks for the best things to do within a day trip or weekend getaway in the area.

A head gasket is located between the engine block and the cylinder head. If you’re not a mechanic or car DIY-er, you might not know much about what this part of your car does. In short, its purpose is to seal in the internal combustion process and prevent coolant and oil from mixing together as they travel from the engine block to the cylinder head. Pretty important stuff!

Because the head gasket is exposed to hot and cold temperatures over time, it’s not uncommon for yours to develop leaks. Fortunately, there are telltale signs that point to problems with the head gasket.

Spring cleaning isn’t just for homes – it’s for cars too. After all, the things we care about deserve a good sprucing up every once in a while. So, whether you experienced a mild winter or one filled with harsh weather, here are some steps to improve your car’s condition.

Tinseltown. The City of Angels. Hollywood. From the beautiful coastline to the endless amounts of entertainment options – Los Angeles seemingly has it all. But like any city, it also has its downsides. It is, after all, one of the few places in the world where it can take 40 minutes to drive half a mile. Yes, you read that right.

Still, almost everyone who has spent time in L.A. can agree the location is top-notch. Positioned between beaches, mountains and the desert, Angelenos (and visitors) are in the perfect spot to escape the city for a little time away. Check out some of our favorite day-trip and weekend getaway destinations within a few hours of Los Angeles.

What exactly is roadside assistance? For many of us, we know it simply as something we only use in situations we hope we so rarely encounter. But there’s more to it than that. So we answered some commonly asked questions to give you a basic idea of what exactly roadside assistance is.

Cars have become increasingly reliable. So reliable that it’s easy to forget they can break down and that emergencies can occur while driving. As a reminder, here are the 12 symptoms that mean it’s time to pull over:

Before we get into what you should do when your car’s warranty runs out, it’s important to understand what a car warranty actually is. As its core, a warranty is there to cover the cost of any mechanical problems that might affect your vehicle over a certain period of time. However, every car warranty is different and can depend on the car model, the year and whether or not it’s used or new model.

The majority of warranties usually cover the car for around five years and/or a certain number of miles. Most will cover engine problems, transmission and fuel systems, steering, suspension, gearbox and electronic systems.

Think the only way to score travel discounts is buying a membership to a motor club? Not the case. We’ve rounded up some of the best sources for deals on travel, airfare, hotels and more. Bookmark these and save those membership dollars for your vacation fund.