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Where Are Car Repairs Most Expensive?

A new study from CarMD, a consumer website, shows that the overall cost of car repairs declined six percent nationally in 2011, from an average of $356 in 2010 to an average $334 last year. But for drivers seeking repairs in five Western states, the costs were much higher at an average of $360.89... read more

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AAA: 25 Percent Of Drivers Can't Afford A Major Repair

Just in case you need proof that most Americans are suffering in this stagnant economy, try this experiment: next time you’re at shopping mall or discount store, take a... read more August 3, 2011 by 0

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Infographic: How Much Cash Can DIY Auto Repairs Really Save?

The internet has been a boon for folks who like doing things for themselves. Need to install some tile? Transplant a tree? Fix a leaky gutter? Run a quick search on Google --... read more July 13, 2011 by 1

2011 Ford Explorer

Ten Summer Driving Tips for Your Family Vacation

Before you blow out of town and head out on the road en route to your family vacation, take heed of these summer driving tips. You can save yourself time, money and more than... read more June 28, 2011 by 2

2011 Ford Mustang V-6 technical

Getting A Car Repair Right The First Time

The service department of a large dealership had a unique way to promote quality control. Above the repair area floor, there was a catwalk from which management could oversee... read more June 6, 2011 by 2

2001 Buick Park Avenue Ultra

How To Avoid Buying A Bad Used Car

Bad used cars can turn what should be a happy occasion--fresh wheels in your driveway--into a nightmare. But buying a used car has all of the pitfalls of buying a new car... read more June 5, 2011 by 0

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Just Another Day At The Garage

There's always tension at an auto repair shop, but not much excitement. The closest anyone gets to an adrenalin rush is when something remarkable is noticed when a car makes... read more June 5, 2011 by 0

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Extended Warranty? Not When It's New

When the new car dealer asks if you want an extended warranty, please say no. It's a little hard to know where to start to describe why the timing just doesn’t make... read more June 4, 2011 by 3

2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Grille

Toyota Care: Peace Of Mind Or Sales Hype?

What is Toyota Care and what can it do for you? Since December the car company has been offering "Peace of Mind," a maintenance and roadside assistance plan that's... read more June 4, 2011 by 0

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Five Ways To Make Your Car Repair Green

Being kind to the environment doesn’t need to end when you leave home. As consumers we have control over what happens to the earth as a consequence of our purchases... read more June 3, 2011 by 2

2002 Chevrolet Malibu

How Good Is This Used Car?

Maybe you inherited a car, or possibly you got carried away with your “great find” and purchased a used car without having it checked out. But now, you have to... read more June 3, 2011 by 0

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Will Auto Insurance Pay for This Repair?

Sometimes the first call you make when your car breaks down should be to your insurance man. If you come out and find two flat tires on the same side of the car – find... read more June 3, 2011 by 1

2007 Nissan Altima

NHTSA Investigates Nissan Altima Brake System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into reports that master cylinder assemblies on some 2007 and 2008 Altima models may leak brake fluid, prompting... read more May 29, 2011 by 0

2011 Ford Mustang GT

How To Know When To Have Your Brakes Checked

You know how to check your car's other vital systems--oil, tire air, and gas--but what about the brakes? The trouble with brakes is that they can fail anytime. Depending on... read more May 29, 2011 by 0

2009 Ford Focus

Don't Mothball Your Old Car--Just Repair It For Less

When consumers are not buying new cars, they're repairing their old ones. Right? Well, not exactly. Some repair shops are reporting that a segment of their customer base is... read more May 25, 2011 by 3

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Pep Boys On An Expansion Tear

Turn around is fair play. As recently as January, Pep Boys was rumored to be seeking a suitor in the form of a private equity firm interested in acquiring the auto parts and... read more May 25, 2011 by 0


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