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Car Repair Complaints About Time, Price, And Quality
Car Repair Complaints About Time, Price, And Quality

After watching online news for subjects of note concerning auto repair, I have found out two things conclusively--there’s a lot of fires in auto repair shops and there are lot of dissatisfied car repair customers. There are numerous suggestions about how to reduce garage fires, chief among them...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Get To Work With The 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT

One of Europe’s most popular commercial vehicles arrived in the United States late last year. While considered a fairly large van overseas, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT is most certainly a little thing compared to some of the large commercial vehicles used for deliveries locally. The...Read More»

2009 Honda S2000 2-door Convertible CR w/Air Conditioning Air Vents
How To Sell A Car… Air Conditioner

As I left for my ignominious life-shortening job today, I noticed one thing: Today was hot. Stinking hot. Stinking humid hot. The kind of hot that makes you wish a meteor would hit the earth, preferably on a country that sponsors terrorism, and would move our planet away from the sun by about a...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg
Pay As You Drive (PAYD) Insurance Cuts Premium Costs

If you have a car that is driven less than 15,000 miles, you might want to consider converting to Pay As You Drive insurance, also known as PAYD. This type of auto insurance also puts you in better control of the premiums you pay. PAYD is not available in every state, but knowing about the theory...Read More»

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The Benefits Of Direct Injection

Modern direct injection systems use a high pressure design, though some of the earlier models used a low pressure system. There are a couple of benefits to using a high pressure GDI (gasoline direct injection) system; the primary of which is greater control over the fuel. Under a high pressure...Read More»

Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire
Uniroyal's Latest E-Book Is A Keeper

Uniroyal Tire’s latest E-Book actually has to do with tires. There are ten available on topics as diverse as financial security and health and beauty tips. The most recent, Mommy’s Guide to Cars and Tires, is worth the free download and read. The publication is part of Uniroyal’s More Mileage...Read More»

1997 Nissan Altima
Lost Love: A Car Remembered, A Car Replaced

I often lament that I was forced to sell our 1997 Nissan Altima. The popular five-seat, mid-sized car made the mark for Nissan by proving that Nissan could be relevant in a world dominated by the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Taurus. The debut of the Altima in 1993 was seen by many at...Read More»

1997 Ford Club Wagon XL
Car Repair Horror Stories

_ Everyone has had one - a car repair horror story. The failed fuel pump that causes you to be late to the family reunion and the minor repair that turns into a budget busting car expense from hell are examples. My own experience, which I often recall when travelers seem entirely too upset over...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Cabin Air Filter: A Good DIY Project

There’s an easy and clean auto part replacement that can produce cleaner cabin air in your vehicle. Your car’s cabin air filter recommended change interval is anywhere from 15,000 miles to 30,000 miles, depending on what you’re driving. If you are frequently on construction sites that are...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Debut

Every few years, Volkswagen executes the necessary changes and hopeful improvements on its Jetta model to keep the name going for years to come. In 2011, Volkswagen's latest Jetta will be released and with this newest edition comes its best enhancements yet. One of the most important factors when...Read More»

Kenworth T270 Hybrid Service Truck
The Kenworth T270 Hybrid Medium-Duty Work Truck

Kenworth, owned by Paccar, has a medium-duty Class 6 (26,000 pound gross vehicle weight) hybrid-electric truck based on the model T270 platform. This truck utilizes the Paccar-Eaton diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain in a parallel hybrid format and produces 25-35 percent better fuel efficiency for...Read More»

1999 Ford Taurus
Take Steps To Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

Whether you drive a 1994 Honda Accord or a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, having your car stolen is bound to ruin your day. And while the vehicles topping the “most-commonly stolen popularity” charts frequently consist of older model Accords, Civics, Camrys, and F-150 Pickups (see the full list...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta. Fantastic Fun. In An Ad

I just had a chance to see the latest 2011 Ford Fiesta ad and it left me with a huge smile on my face. A grin from ear to ear. It's so unabashedly happy, fun to watch and just so well choreographed--music, dancers, images and all--that it made you want to have your Fiesta. Now I know I sound like...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LT Angular Front Exterior View
Pre-Loved Cars You Can Trust

Smiling Sammy’s Used Car Lot may claim the best prices in town but how do you know if the vehicle you’re buying hasn’t been around the block one too many times. Sure it looks solid and drives okay but somehow Sammy’s personal guarantee of quality doesn’t quite ease your apprehension. If...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT350
Mustang Sales Lagging Camaro, Ad Blitz Coming

Sales of the 2010 Ford Mustang are trailing the 2010  Chevrolet Camaro by a significant margin through April. Ford sold 20,836 Mustangs, while Chevrolet sold 29,907 Camaros. The last time a Camaro outsold a Mustang was in 1985. Ford doesn’t want to see that record broken anytime soon, so they...Read More»

2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
Man Versus Hummer (And A Brief History)

In 1985, AM General began production on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee. After the vehicle received considerable positive attention during the media’s coverage of the Gulf War, AM decided to launch a civilian version of the truck in 1992. The original Hummer, or...Read More»

2006 GMC Canyon Crew Cab 126.0" WB 2WD SLE1 Angular Front Exterior View
GM Finally Considering Entering The Compact Pickup Market In The U.S.

According to sources leaking information to PickupTrucks.com, GM is considering entering the compact pickup truck market. The Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins are due for replacement, possibly in 2012. It’s unknown at this time if the rumored compact truck is a replacement for the...Read More»

Gas pump
Summer Driving Tips To Save At The Pump

As summer starts to creep into the end of May, the temperature is usually not the only thing to rise. For many, Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, and with it, the summer travel season and higher prices at the pump.     Of course, one major factor as to whether you are heading...Read More»

2010 Mazda MazdaSPEED3
The Great Tune-Up Swindle

As an auto-repair shop owner the bane of my existence is when a customer asks me how much a tune-up costs. Nowadays the word tune-up is an obsolete and effectively useless term but I still get asked this question on a near-daily basis. I usually ask my customer if they want me to perform routine...Read More»

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