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GM Is Fixing Some Smoky Engines Under Warranty

GM Is Fixing Some Smoky Engines Under Warranty

GM will repair some vehicles with four-cylinder engines for free, over a problem with excessive oil consumption and smoking. The repair will only include those vehicles still covered by a new vehicle warranty or an extended warranty, if one is in place. GM has determined that the oil consumption... read more

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10 Practical Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Fall

It won’t be long before the weather gets iffy, if that time hasn’t already arrived. Driving safely during the fall months requires more than just cautious driver... read more October 19, 2013 by 


 
Car repair

It's More Expensive Than Ever To Run Your Car: AAA

Car maintenance, insurance, and repair costs have gone up again, with AAA putting the average tab for upkeep at more than $9,000. A new study from AAA shows that car... read more April 18, 2013 by  1


 
2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test

Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: The Dealership Service Experience

As much as we cover vehicle shopping, and aspects of the ownership experience, we don't get as much exposure to what's for many busy commuters a twice-a-year experience... read more September 14, 2012 by  1


 
AutoMD study says owners plan to drive cars for 10+ years

Study: The Days Of Buying New Cars Every Four Years Are Over

Not so long ago, it was fairly common to purchase a new vehicle every three or four years. Whether that purchase was spurred by fears of an aging vehicle's reliability or a... read more July 24, 2012 by  1


 
Car repair

Five Car Problems You Shouldn't Fix Yourself

Do you have trouble assembling IKEA furniture? Or do you sometimes take things apart and then realize you have no idea how to get them back together? If these questions ring... read more June 19, 2012 by  3


 
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Your 7-Point Checklist For Hurricane Season

If you live along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts, you know what June 1 means: it's time to add Weather Underground to your bookmarks and prepare for another hurricane season... read more June 1, 2012 by 


 
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Average Cost Of Car Ownership Creeps Up To $8,946 Per Year

Looking for a new car? You're probably taking a long hard look at window stickers, vetting rides based on their suggested retail prices. And that's all well and good, but... read more May 1, 2012 by 


 
Car repair

Need A Car Mechanic? With RepairPal, A Higher Chance Of Satisfaction

If your family is typical, it's quite likely that you have at least one vehicle in the garage or driveway that's well over a decade old. In recent years—due probably as... read more May 1, 2012 by 


 
2011 Nissan Altima sedan

Cost Of Owning A Car Goes Up

If it seems like owning the family car is costing more money these days, it is. A new study by AAA finds that the average yearly costs to own and operate a sedan rose 1.9... read more April 30, 2012 by 


 
Chrysler's online Owner's Center for Jeep vehicles

Chrysler & Mopar Launch Site For Car Owners At 2011 LA Auto Show

Looking for a digital owner's manual for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle? How about an easy way to order replacement parts or customized gear for your ride?... read more November 14, 2011 by 


 
Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda

A Million Miles, Fifteen Years And A Honda Accord

The average American driver racks up 13,476 miles per year on their odometer. That makes “Million-Mile” Joe, of Norway, Maine, well above average; Joe has... read more June 16, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

CR: Mini, Hyundai Dealerships Offer Best Repair Cost

If you have a Mini or an Acura, you're nearly as likely to find satisfaction with repairs at the dealership as if you were to go to an independent shop. But if you own a Kia... read more May 17, 2011 by  2


 
Car repair

Check Engine Light On? Keep Driving, And It Could Cost Much More

Some people, who are otherwise paragons of fiscal responsibility, can live in a state of denial about one thing in particular: that bright orange check-engine dashboard light... read more May 2, 2011 by  1


 
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose

Tip: As Snow Melts And Potholes Emerge, Look Out For Vehicle Damage

This has been a particularly harsh winter—not just for people, but for vehicles. Even if you and your vehicle made it through the black ice, snow squalls, and... read more March 2, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: No, Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair And Maintain

Hybrids like the 2011 Toyota Prius cost more to repair and maintain, right? It would seem, given all the additional technical complexity and computational wizardry in... read more November 24, 2010 by  8


 
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