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Senators Intro Bill To Require Recall Warning Lights On Dashboards, Mandatory Collision Avoidance

Senators Intro Bill To Require Recall Warning Lights On Dashboards, Mandatory Collision Avoidance

As everyone knows, 2014 was the Year of the Recall. Between fatal ignition switch flaws at General Motors and exploding airbags from Takata, recalls were at the forefront of everyone's mind. It wasn't just the volume of recalls that made 2014 remarkable, though. It was also the fact that some of... read more

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FIXD app

Kickstarter Of The Day: FIXD, A Health Tracker For Your Car

Once upon a time, aftermarket add-ons were marketed almost exclusively to motorheads. Apart from stereo upgrades and the occasional set of ill-advised Car Lashes, mainstream... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
Average length of auto rentals by state (via Enterprise)

The Fastest (And Slowest) States For Auto Repair

Having your car repaired after an accident is never fun, but some of the pain can be alleviated by an efficient garage offering speedy service. Believe it or not, such places... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
CarMD Vehicle Health Index, 2014

North Carolina, Massachusetts, Delaware Rank Highest In Car Repair Costs

Having a car repaired can be pretty unpleasant. (A recent study suggests that half of Americans would rather visit the dentist than take a car to the shop.) But in some... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
Woman driving

For Women, Getting A Car Repaired Is More Painful Than A Trip To The Dentist

Few people enjoy taking their car to a garage. Fewer still enjoy it when they know they're car needs extensive, expensive repairs. A new survey from AutoMD suggests that... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2012 Porsche 911 Prototype On Fire

Get A Recall Notice? Get It Done & Prevent Future Car Fires

There's been a lot of talk about recalls lately, thanks in part to General Motors' "Switchgate" fiasco. But Switchgate is an anomaly: most recalls are so modest in size and... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 
Openbay

Need Car Repairs? Openbay Gives You Options

No one likes taking in a car for repairs. We have to carve out time to drive it in or have it towed, we have to arrange for transportation back home or to a car rental shop... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
mechanic

A Garage That Comes To You: Is YourMechanic Too Good To Be True?

At some point in your adult life, you begin to see red flags -- flags that shout, "Achtung, baby! This thing ain't all it's cracked up to be." Common red flags include, "I... read more July 16, 2013 by  3


 
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


 
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  4


 
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  0


 
DIY repair infographic from AutoMD

Infographic: How Much Cash Can DIY Auto Repairs Really Save?

The internet has been a boon for folks who like doing things for themselves. Need to install some tile? Transplant a tree? Fix a leaky gutter? Run a quick search on Google --... read more July 13, 2011 by  1


 
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  0


 
U.S. Capitol

112th Congress Goes To Washington, Lobbyists Follow. Will The Right To Repair Act Finally Pass?

If you read the news yesterday, you probably saw a recap of the day on Capitol Hill, with lots of attention given to the freshman Representatives. But journalists aren't the... read more January 4, 2011 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


 
2009 Smart fortwo

New Study: Minicars Ranked By Fender-Bender Repair Bill

If you live in a crowded urban environment, you understand the value of minicars. No, they can't haul sheetrock, and trips to the grocery store become more like social calls... read more June 11, 2009 by  1


 

 
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