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From the Toyota Prius to the Ford Mustang: The cheapest and most expensive cars to maintain

From the Toyota Prius to the Ford Mustang: The cheapest and most expensive cars to maintain

When you're shopping for a new car, it's easy to fixate on sticker prices. But as we all know, buying a car involves more than just paying for it: if you're financing, there's interest to consider, and of course everyone has to shell out for registration and insurance. Most car-related costs can be... read more

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U.S. Capitol

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... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
Handing over car keys

Do You Really Own Your Car? GM, John Deere Say "No"

When it comes to cars, there are plenty of reasons to buy instead of lease. For starters, when we buy, we're making a capital investment. Though that investment will... read more April 30, 2015 by


 
Hybrid repair costs (from the 2015 CarMD Vehicle Health Index)

Study: Repairs For Hybrids Are Getting Cheaper, Other Fixes Remain Flat

There's good news and bad news in the 2015 CarMD Vehicle Health Index. The good news is, taking your car to the mechanic last year didn't cost you any more than it did the... read more April 21, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150: Insurance Rates Hold Steady, Despite Aluminum Body

Wise people often say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", and if ever there was a vehicle that wasn't broke, it's the Ford F-150. That pickup has been America's best-selling... read more March 23, 2015 by


 
Car repair

Unsatisfied: Jeep, Dodge Having Issues With Dealership Service?

Are you satisfied with the service at your Chrysler, Fiat, Ram, Dodge, or Jeep dealership? Although you might be happy with your late-model vehicle, the chances that you... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi Recalling Many 2008-2011 Models For Stalling Issue

Mitsubishi has recalled nearly 166,000 vehicles in the U.S.—including the Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Lancer Sportback, Outlander, and Outlander Sport—due to an... read more October 13, 2014 by


 
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


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

Women Pay More For Car Repair When They Look Less Confident

Very few people walk into repair shops knowing exactly what's wrong with their vehicles. Some folks have hunches, though, and that can make all the difference when it comes... read more July 3, 2013 by 0


 
State-by-state ranking of car repair costs for 2012, from CarMD

New Jersey, D.C., California Drivers Pay Big Bucks For Car Repair (Infographic)

No driver likes to see the "check engine" light pop on. Sometimes, it illuminates for a minor reason, like a loose gas cap. Other times, the problem is much more serious... read more June 13, 2013 by 2


 

 
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