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Report Confirms Auto-Repair Gouging, Ranks Best And Worst Cities

Report Confirms Auto-Repair Gouging, Ranks Best And Worst Cities

With auto repair chains ever expanding and dealership service becoming more consistent and predictable, you might think that repair costs are becoming much more standardized than they used to be for car repairs done at independent shops, with very little variation, once you average a few shops... read more

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2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition

Video: Changing A VW Fan Belt With The Engine Running

Although combustion engines will remain a part of the car mix for several decades to come, it seems pretty clear that electrics are the way of the future. And while many will... read more November 24, 2009 by 0


TCC Tip: How Much Should My Repair Cost?

Although this summer's Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program provided the right kind of push for some owners to replace their guzzling jalopies with new cars, it's probably not so... read more October 23, 2009 by 1

Pirelli Cyber Tire

Frugal Shopper: Experts Say Tire-Tariff Price Spike Looms Ahead

TCC's Frugal Shopper ALERT: If you drive a small, aging econocar—or even a mid-size sedan—and have been thinking about new tires, get them now, because several weeks from... read more October 22, 2009 by 9

Meguiar's New Paint Collection

Risky Old Car-Care Products: How To Identify, Dispose Of Them

Do you have an old tin of car wax, or a bottle of car-wash concentrate that’s more than a few years old? Don’t use it; they likely contain so-called volatile organic... read more September 16, 2009 by 0

Jay Leno and his NextEngine 3D scanner

Jay Leno Uses Digital Tech For Analog Ends

The thought of finding parts for an older vehicle -- much less one that's rare -- is enough to put many people off the idea of restoration altogether. But as Jay Leno... read more July 13, 2009 by 1

2010 Subaru Legacy

New CVT In 2010 Subaru Legacy Promises Low Maintenance Costs

Last week we reported that the new continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that makes its debut in the all-new 2010 Subaru Legacy will achieve best-in-class EPA... read more June 24, 2009 by 0

Chinese homebrewed street-sweeper

Link Love From The Car Connection: The Bugatti Veyron, Your Daily Survey, And Swimsuit Models Zip In Nissan 370Zs

Yes, it's Wednesday--in fact, it's Ash Wednesday--but don't let that stop you from enjoying a little gearhead infotainment. Try these on for size: Drawing board FAIL -- The... read more February 25, 2009 by 2

Mercedes-Benz with Julia Stegner

Friday Fluff: The Links That Got Away

It's been a busy week at Between bailout news, holiday shopping, and random morsels of car-related goodness, a lot of stuff has crossed our desk since... read more December 19, 2008 by 2

winter tire

Tire Health Vital for Safe Winter Driving

There are lots of ways to save this holiday season, but auto experts (and not just the ones trying to sell you new products) all agree: scrimping on tires is not one of them... read more December 2, 2008 by 3

Tire pressure

Tire Pressures Drop as Fall Marches On

Fall is upon us, and for most of the country that means dropping temperatures. The air--or even nitrogen for some of you Sam's Club geeks--in your tires shrinks as it gets... read more October 6, 2008 by 0

Oil Change Monitor

Is the 3,000-Mile Oil Change Dead?

Using less oil doesn't mean merely cutting back on refined gasoline. Your car uses oil every day, and changing it at 3,000-mile intervals has been the time-honored... read more June 11, 2008 by 18


Spring Cleaning: Get Your Car Ready

Here at TCC's Western Outpost in Portland, winter means gray skies and lots of mud. Come the rainy season, you can't let a little mist in the air keep you from going out and... read more February 16, 2008 by 4

Onsite service by Tesla Motor technicians on 2013 Tesla Model S, upstate NY [photo: David Noland]

A/C Takes It On the Chin, Again

If you want an example of how policymaking involving the earth’s atmosphere can lead to adverse consequences for car owners, look no further than the air conditioning... read more April 18, 2007 by 1


Keep Your Foot In It: The Mechanic Knows All

You have questions—and Bob Weber,’s on-site mechanic, has answers. This week, Bob’s big riddle concerns anti-lock brakes, or ABS... read more March 29, 2007 by 0


Our Gearhead Speaks: Neons Eat Brakes

What’s up in TheCarConnection’s garage this week? Resident gearhead Bob Weber lets you in on a little secret club racers have been bitching about for years. Neons... read more March 15, 2007 by 1


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