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

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 desire for a sparkly new status symbol in the driveway, folks began getting antsy once their odometers crossed the 50,000-mile... read more

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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  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


 
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


 
Car repair

Check Engine Light On? Keep Driving, And It Could Cost Much More

Some people, who are otherwise paragons of fiscal responsibility, can live in a state of denial about one thing in particular: that bright orange check-engine dashboard light... read more May 2, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Ferrari FF

Travel Europe, Drive Supercars And Get Paid To Do It

Writing about cars gives us access to the highest-horsepower, biggest-pricetag machines in the world, but now there's a chance for civilians to do the same, in Europe, at... read more April 13, 2011 by  0


 
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose

Tip: As Snow Melts And Potholes Emerge, Look Out For Vehicle Damage

This has been a particularly harsh winter—not just for people, but for vehicles. Even if you and your vehicle made it through the black ice, snow squalls, and... read more March 2, 2011 by  2


 
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


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: No, Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair And Maintain

Hybrids like the 2011 Toyota Prius cost more to repair and maintain, right? It would seem, given all the additional technical complexity and computational wizardry in... read more November 24, 2010 by  8


 
2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Do You Tip Your Mechanic?

A review of a book about tipping offered at North Jersey included some guidelines about how to treat your mechanic. This brought up the subject of auto repair facility... read more November 1, 2010 by  3


 
Car repair

How To Avoid the Latest Car Repair Scams

The bad guys are out there trying to prey on the uninformed and the trusting. These are a few of the current auto repair scams that are making news around the country. Keep... read more October 29, 2010 by  1


 
Car accident

Consumer Reports And Aftermarket Crash Parts Suppliers At Odds

The use of aftermarket collision repair parts is on Consumer Reports' mind this month, in the October 2010 edition of the magazine. The publication takes on the quality of... read more October 4, 2010 by  0


 
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


 
2011 Honda Odyssey EX

Today at High Gear Media: Honda Odyssey! Subaru Forester WRX?

What's to know about the 2011 Honda Odyssey? The lightning bolt works--and so does the interior. [TheCarConnection] Subaru's gone nuts with the WRX STI, but will it be... read more September 9, 2010 by  2


 

 
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