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

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 places, the situation is easier, or at least cheaper, than others. To identify those places, CarMD pulled data from its nationwide... read more

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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  2


 
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 


 
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


 
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


 
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 


 
U.S. Capitol

House Debates Drastic Changes To Auto Patents: Good Or Bad?

When we think of patents, we often think of things like drugs and cell phones -- things perfected in high tech labs over many, many years. But patents and patent law affect... read more August 2, 2012 by  4


 
AutoMD study says owners plan to drive cars for 10+ years

Study: The Days Of Buying New Cars Every Four Years Are Over

Not so long ago, it was fairly common to purchase a new vehicle every three or four years. Whether that purchase was spurred by fears of an aging vehicle's reliability or a... read more July 24, 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


 
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 


 
Car repair

High Price, Poor Work Biggest Car Repair Complaints: Survey

There’s nothing worse than having to get a car repair done, and then it costs too much and/or isn’t done properly. Not surprisingly, these are the top two... read more April 23, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Camry SE

Total Recall: Automakers Issue Fewer Safety Fixes In 2011

No matter what brand of vehicle you have, chances are it is—or will be—affected by some sort of recall. Recalls, while a necessity for safety, mean lost time and... read more December 30, 2011 by 


 
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


 
Car repair

Three Of Every Ten Recalled Cars Not Fixed Within 18 Months

As a consumer, you may think that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does a good job of making sure defective cars get recalled and repaired. Not so... read more June 20, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

CR: Mini, Hyundai Dealerships Offer Best Repair Cost

If you have a Mini or an Acura, you're nearly as likely to find satisfaction with repairs at the dealership as if you were to go to an independent shop. But if you own a Kia... read more May 17, 2011 by  2


 
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


 
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