A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Chris Tonn

Chris Tonn


Chris Tonn is an automotive and transportation expert with years of work in the automotive manufacturing and service industries, as well as a decade of automotive journalism experience. For RD.com, he covers automotive repair and recreational vehicles.

Reader's Digest Editorial Policies

AQA testing Brand Settings


13 Worst Car Tips Mechanics Have Ever Heard

There are countless self-styled experts who preach some truly terrible car repair advice. Here are the worst myths we've ever heard—and the facts to follow instead.

How to Change the Battery in Your Car Key Fob

Like anything else relying on a battery, your car key fob can die—often at the worst time. Thankfully, these batteries are easy to replace.

The Problem with Hybrid Cars That No One Is Talking About

Hybrid cars are increasingly popular, as they will often save the driver a good bit of money in fuel costs. But there might be a hidden environmental impact to these popular vehicles.