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Nagging Car Questions

How low can the gas tank go? What is "the new car smell"? Do car alarms
scare off robbers? Find out what experts have to say in our roundup.

When you first get your driver's license, your biggest concern is where to travel next. But after you spend enough time behind the wheel, you consider more complex issues such as whether or not a loud alarm deters car theft. VIA asked experts to weigh-in on some all-important questions about car maintenance and features. Find out their answers in these four articles.

New car smell: Ingredients behind the familiar scent

Empty tank: When to fill 'er up

Car alarms: All blare, no scare for burglars

Air bags: A dummy's guide to how they work

This article was first published in February 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.