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Today at High Gear Media: Electric Car Buying Guide
Today at High Gear Media: Electric Car Buying Guide

There's a fight brewing for the sales crown among luxury-car brands. Will BMW come from behind to beat Mercedes and Lexus? Today at High Gear Media, we're looking at all things luxury as we also bring you along for a late-night charge in the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost, treat you to a full review of...Read More»

2009 Infiniti M35 4-door Sedan RWD Wheel Cap
California Air Pressure Regulation

Even though there was a dust up over it in the last presidential campaign, it is universally accepted that low tire pressure negatively affects gas mileage. The Ecology Department of Washington State University estimated that for every 1 psi of under inflation in each of your tires your gas mileage...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
How To Prepare Your Car for College

Sending a child off to college sometimes means turning over one of the family vehicles as well. The car may not need a meal plan or $500 worth of books, but whether it's a new 2010 Kia Soul or something a little more used, it's going to take some planning to make sure its trip to college is a...Read More»

Car repair
For Repairs, Maintenance, GM Dealerships Take A Cue From Wal-Mart

If you get great service, and a consistently low price that competes with independent repair shops or franchised service centers, would you return to the dealership to get your older, higher-mileage vehicle maintained or repaired? GM is hoping so; to help drum up more business on the service side...Read More»

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Top 5 Mistakes Made When Getting Cars Repaired

When you drop your car off for repairs you might feel like all the cards are stacked against you. It’s not an environment in which you have a comfort level much less feel knowledgeable. The whole process impacts not only your transportation needs but also your finances. So don’t misplay your...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto SE Angular Front Exterior View
Car Dealer Tricks: Monthly Payments VS. Purchase Price - Part I

As the economic downturn continues to play havoc on a national scale, individuals are being forced to reduce expenses to simply stay afloat financially. A major monthly expense for many Americans is the cost to operate their primary vehicle. This can include car payments, maintenance costs...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC70 4-door Wagon 3.2L Steering Wheel
Volvo Record Holder And The Man Who Loves It

Dear Irv, I can call you Irv can’t I; anyone who’s driven the same car 2.8 million miles has to be a regular guy. I read about your goal to turn 3 million miles by the time you celebrate your 73rd birthday and please accept my wishes that your recent 70th birthday was a great day. You compared...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
Top 10 Tips for New Car Buyers: Competition Is Key

Car buying has changed significantly over the past 10 years. In today’s market, consumers have multiple options for everything they buy. As a result, it no longer makes sense to walk into a single dealership and haggle with just one salesman. According to FindtheBestCarPrice.com, in order to get...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»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview
Research Your Car Purchase: Capital One’s Tips For First-Time Car Buyers

The Seventh Annual Rules of the Road Survey from Capital One Auto Finance has just been released. It states that first-time car buyers do a pretty good job of researching the make, model, and price of the car they want to get. However, they do a less than a stellar job on other costs associated...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Accent 4-door Sedan Auto GLS Angular Front Exterior View
Research Your Car Purchase: A New Capital One Survey

A new Capital One survey reveals that first-time car buyers do a pretty good job of researching the make, model, and price of the car they want to get. However, they do less than a stellar job on other costs associated with owning a car. The Seventh Annual Rules of the Road Survey from Capital One...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe first drive
Cadillac Free Maintenance: What's It Worth?

Cadillac has announced the roll out of their Premium Care Maintenance program to coincide with the appearance of the 2011 models. The first of which will be the 2011 Cadillac CTS which will for the first time include the CTS Coupe. So what is Premium Care Maintenance and what will it do for...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Buy By September, Get Free Maintenance On New Lincoln Models

If you purchase or lease a new 2010 or 2011 Lincoln between now and September 7, 2010, you'll get one more perk that might bring some peace of mind: free scheduled maintenance. The maintenance program includes all oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections, as well as wearable items such as brake...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»

1997 Nissan Sentra GLE
Auto Parts Stores Are Doing Well, Are Shops Next?

If the performance of three auto parts retailers is any indication, the doldrums in the auto repair industry may soon be history or maybe not. AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts and O’Reilly Auto Parts have recently performed well based on strong numbers released as they ended their reporting periods...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse 3dr Coupe Auto GS Angular Front Exterior View
A Tip Or Two From Car Repair Fraud Charges

It’s your repair dollars that they’re after. Another example of that surfaced recently, as the California Bureau of Automotive Repair closed five Purrfect Auto Service locations in the Sacramento area. The Sacramento Bee reported that the BAR action was the result of an investigation begun in...Read More»

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE
Types Of Car Repair Customers

Car repair facilities are aware that there are many types of car repair consumers, ranging from the person that doesn’t like surprises on the road to those that take the “if it isn’t broken don’t fix it” approach. Do you fall somewhere on this spectrum? Depending on the slant the customer...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS
Frugal Shopper: Tire Prices Will Rise Again This Summer

It's spring, and if you've made it through the winter with a set of all-season radials, it's the right time to get them inspected and measure that tread. If they're getting close to needing replacement, you might save a chunk of money by doing it now versus in a few months. Why? Now it appears that...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius 5dr HB (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Car Advice: How To Jump-Start Your Hybrid Car Without Jump-Starting Your Heart

This past weekend, I had what our President might call a "teachable moment"--an unexpected need for a jump-start in a car I hadn't had to jump, ever. After a long weekend at the beach, I washed up our 2004 Toyota Prius and packed it full for the ride home. I even cleaned the inside of the windows...Read More»

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