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

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 hybrids, that they would. And it's a myth that's certainly made the rounds among backyard mechanics. But it hasn't proven true. With... read more

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today at High Gear Media: Drowsy Driving, Alfa-Jeep, and Putin

Before you hit the road, check yourself: are you sleepy? Try a nap, or risk becoming part of the 17 percent of drivers who cause accidents through drowsy driving... read more November 9, 2010 by  0


 
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


 
2011 BMW 135i Coupe

Today at High Gear Media: Big BMW Recall, Wallace and Gromit

Daylight savings time ends soon--do you know how to drive more safely in the dark? [TheCarConnection] BMW is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles with its in-line six engines... read more October 26, 2010 by  0


 
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  0


 
2010 Cadillac CTS-V

2011 Model Year Brings New Oils, Longer Change Intervals

The first time you take your new car in for an oil change, beware: Many 2011 models don't use the same oil as the equivalent 2010 models--even if they look virtually... read more October 20, 2010 by  5


 
CGS Motorsports Explorer

Today at High Gear Media

Teenagers text more than any other social group. So what happens when they take to the road en masse? Brace yourselves. [TheCarConnection] As much as we hate to admit it... read more October 15, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2-door Coupe 2SS Engine

AutoMD Survey Sheds Light On DIY Market

The results of an AutoMD survey of 2800 car owners supports financial information reported here in September. The idea is that more people are repairing their own cars as a... read more October 15, 2010 by  1


 
Prius_Snow

Getting Ready For Winter Driving: Five Things To Remember

Leaves are falling, nights are cooler, and, in some parts of the country, it could be just a couple weeks until that first frost or surprise snowfall. It's time to get... read more October 14, 2010 by  3


 
Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS

CR: Plenty Of Good High-Performance Tire Choices On A Budget

Many affordable new models today, like the MazdaSpeed3, Mini Cooper S, or Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, offer handling and roadholding that's remarkably close to that of much... read more October 13, 2010 by  0


 
2012 Tesla Model S prototype

Today at High Gear Media: Tesla, SLK, Audi Quattro and RatCar

Tesla strutted its stuff for our jaded green-car reporters earlier this week. Do you think it's a startup, or not? [GreenCarReports] What's your best bet on a new-car deal... read more October 8, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SPORT FWD Engine

Where To Repair When Your Dealership Is Gone

By my math, there are or soon will be nearly 2100 less auto dealers among the General Motors, Chrysler and Lincoln-Mercury brands. That's a lot of suede-shoed salesmen on the... read more October 8, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Avalon

Complimentary Maintenance For All New Toyota, Scion Models

Toyota has announced that all new 2010 and 2011 Toyota and Scion models will come with complimentary scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years or... read more October 7, 2010 by  2


 
1997 Buick Riviera

Commentary: One More Full-Service Gas Station Closes, For Good

The story was from the Chippewa Herald in Wisconsin, but it could have been from Baltimore, Maryland, or San Mateo, California, or maybe Lawton, Oklahoma. The story line... read more October 5, 2010 by  0


 
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

How To Avoid The Repair Run Around

Not everyone has a good way of selecting auto mechanics. And there's every reason to be suspicious of motive when you go into a repair shop without much knowledge on your... read more September 29, 2010 by  1


 
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS

Settlement Addresses Engine-Sludge Issue In Audi A4, VW Passat

A settlement made by the U.S. District Court in Boston could affect owners of 1997-2004 Audi A4 and 1998-2004 Volkswagen Passat models with the 1.8-liter turbocharged... read more September 28, 2010 by  6


 

 
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