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Toyota Replacing Brake Components On 2007-2011 Camry Hybrid

Toyota Replacing Brake Components On 2007-2011 Camry Hybrid

Toyota has launched a customer-satisfaction service campaign on certain 2007-2011 Toyota Camry hybrid vehicles that could, without warning, lose power assist for their brakes. On affected vehicles (more than 177,000 are potentially involved), the brake fluid reservoir has two chambers that are... read more

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2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index

Car Repair Costs Jump 10%, But There's Good News, Too

Trips to the mechanic are rarely cheap, but does it seem like those visits have become even pricier than usual? You're not imagining things. According to a new survey, repair... read more April 9, 2013 by  1


 
Auto mechanics, California (photo by T. Voekler, via Wikimedia)

Most Cars On The Road Need Service: Is Yours One Of Them?

How long has it been since you've taken your car in for service? Three months? Six? A whole year? Don't be ashamed: lots of people put off regularly scheduled car... read more April 4, 2013 by  1


 
Wrenches

Chrysler Aims To Improve Service Experience With High-Tech Tools

The way that Americans shop for goods and services has seen a lot of changes over the past two decades. Many companies have kept pace with the times, but auto dealers? Some... read more January 8, 2013 by 


 
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


 
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


 
Haynes repair manual. Image: Haynes Publishing

The Bible of the Shadetree Mechanic Joins The Digital Era

If you’ve ever spun a wrench on your own car or motorcycle, chances are good that you did so with the assistance of a Haynes repair manual. Available at libraries, auto... read more June 23, 2011 by 


 
Car repair

AAA Votes Yes On Right To Repair Legislation

If you have a nearly new vehicle or one with specialized technical demands or cutting-edge features, is it fair to assume that only the dealership can repair it, or should an... read more May 16, 2011 by  1


 
Used car salesman

Five Auto Repair Scams And How To Deter Them

In the auto repair business there are unfortunately some bad players. These unscrupulous shops are a very small minority in a very big industry made up of skilled and... read more September 30, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LE (Natl) Engine

Toyota To Repair V-6 Models For Oil-Leak Issue

Just as Washington is winding up for another round of Congressional hearings Tuesday, news of yet another Toyota mechanical issue has spread. In affected models equipped with... read more March 1, 2010 by  4


 
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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... read more February 25, 2010 by  7


 
Sears Auto Center in Salem, Oregon

Sears Comes To The Rescue Of Defunct Chrysler & GM Dealerships

Since last year, over 2,000 dealerships have been cut from the Chrysler and General Motors networks, and there's been a great deal of discussion about what to do for these... read more February 22, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from www.VWWinterWunderland.com

Volkswagen's Winter Wünderland Inspires Wonder, All Right

There's an unwritten rule that every promotional website must include some kind of flash game. That sounds great in theory, but in practice, the integration of product... read more December 17, 2009 by 


 
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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


 
Tesla Rangers service van

Tesla Makes House Calls (Yes, It'll Cost You)

Buying a vehicle from a smaller manufacturer or from one that uses advanced technology can come with a special set of headaches -- especially on the maintenance front... read more October 7, 2009 by  1


 
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