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How and When to Replace Your Wipers

Wiper blades are seldom thought of except when they are needed - in the rain or snow. After the storm passes they are forgotten again until the next time they are called upon to clear the windshield. Let's depart from that "squeaky wheel gets the grease mentality" and think back to the last time... read more

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 2-door Coupe SS *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View

Who Should Repair: The Dealer, Or An Independent?

When independent garages hit the wall in a repair process, and frustration gets the best of them, there is a refrain that they hate to utter to their customer: “Take it... read more November 9, 2010 by 

2003 Ford Windstar Wagon SE

Replacing An Ailing Car? Check Your Timing

From the data found in a recent study by Kelley Blue Book and reported on PR Newswire, there are a truckload of car buyers sitting on the fence contemplating a purchase. It... read more November 7, 2010 by 

2011 Ford Fiesta

Information: An Important Step In Auto Repair

At auto repair facilities there’s a guy in the back that knows just about everything about cars. He rarely gets sick, needs very little time off and, in fact, the only... read more November 7, 2010 by 

2007 Audi A6 3.2L

Are We Driving Family Cars Longer?

A new study released by R.L. Polk this week says that consumers are holding onto their cars far longer than just a year ago. On average, say Polk researchers, consumers are... read more November 7, 2010 by 

2008 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible

How To Find Used Car Bargains In A Tight Market

You have heard about the birth rate spiking nine months out from a blackout or a bad snowstorm. Well that is sort of what is happening in the used car market except in... read more November 3, 2010 by  1

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Do You Tip Your Mechanic?

A review of a book about tipping offered at North Jersey included some guidelines about how to treat your mechanic. This brought up the subject of auto repair facility... read more November 1, 2010 by  3

2007 Chrysler 300-Series

How To Avoid Online Car Buying Scams

My father gave me one hard and fast rule about business – never turn down money. But that is what a Lubbock, Texas, used car dealer has had to do as result of an online... read more November 1, 2010 by 

Car repair

How To Avoid the Latest Car Repair Scams

The bad guys are out there trying to prey on the uninformed and the trusting. These are a few of the current auto repair scams that are making news around the country. Keep... read more October 29, 2010 by  1


Family Tip: How to Trick or Treat Safely on Halloween

Scary costume, check. Carved pumpkin, check. Bag 'o candy? Check. Low beams? Low beams? Halloween witches and goblins will be roaming your neighborhood this weekend, and with... read more October 28, 2010 by 

2005 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan A5 Value Edition

Buying From A Car Dealer: Why People Dislike The Process

I received a call from a desperate car buyer yesterday. She told me her 2007 VW Jetta had just been written off by her insurance company after being in an accident. Luckily... read more October 28, 2010 by 

2006 Ford Mustang GT Convertible - front

How To Spot Used-Car Warning Signs

If you're looking at buying a used car, the simplest clues can tell you if you're in luck or in for a bad ride. As a former service writer, I've seen those clues up close and... read more October 28, 2010 by 

2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer: Inflatable Rear Seat Belts Are Here

It has been just about a year since Ford announced that the company would make available an inflatable rear seat belt that would incorporate airbag technology in a seat-belt... read more October 27, 2010 by 

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring

Selling Your Car Online: Setting Yourself Apart From Dealers

The economic downturn is forcing more Americans to sell their cars privately rather than trading them in with a car dealer. For those brave souls venturing online to post... read more October 26, 2010 by 

2011 Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord Versus Hyundai Sonata: Major Differences

Question: I’m trying to decide if I should buy a Honda Accord or Hyundai Sonata. I want leather seats, but fuel efficiency and safety are also important to me... read more October 26, 2010 by 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Will GM's New Oil Standard Mean 10,000-Mile Changes?

The 2011 model year brings with it GM’s introduction of dexos oil. This is more than a type of oil; it's actually a standard for motor oil. Previously the gold standard... read more October 26, 2010 by 


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