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Do-It-Yourself Auto Workshop For Detroit Reworks An Old Idea

Do-It-Yourself Auto Workshop For Detroit Reworks An Old Idea

The depressed economy has spurred all sorts of innovative, DIY solutions—like renewed interest in community garages and tool libraries—for keeping vehicles repaired as frugally as possible and still on the road, as well as some innovative ways of helping laid-off, skilled workers hold out until... read more

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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Standard

An Older Used Car With Low Mileage Can Be A Good Find

You won’t impress anyone by driving a ten year old vehicle that has very low mileage, but you just might solve your transportation needs very cheaply. These cars are the... read more July 23, 2010 by  7


 
2001 Toyota RAV4

Transmission Woes Prompt Warranty Extension On Toyota RAV4 Models

Toyota has announced that it will provide an extended warranty on 2001-2003 model-year Toyota RAV4 models, according to the New York Times Wheels Blog, for an issue with the... read more July 15, 2010 by  5


 
2001 GMC Yukon Denali

Car Repair Complaints About Time, Price, And Quality

After watching online news for subjects of note concerning auto repair, I have found out two things conclusively--there’s a lot of fires in auto repair shops and there are... read more July 12, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen GTI 2-door HB Man PZEV Angular Front Exterior View

Volkswagen Announces Certified Collision Repair Facility Program

Volkswagen is helping its vehicles maintain their resale value by initiating the VW-Certified Collision Repair Facility program. This allows both dealership-affiliated and... read more June 30, 2010 by 


 
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano crash in Slovenia

Car Insurance: Never Lose Touch With Your Baby

I got a tip on a great ad and story from a friend about a really innovative car insurance idea. Wait, don't get angry, do not click away from this page--this is still about... read more June 22, 2010 by 


 
Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire

Tire Rules That Can Keep You Out Of Trouble

Let’s set some rules about tires that may keep you out of trouble and help you recognize when a tire needs attention. If a tire deviates from its recommended pressure by 25... read more June 21, 2010 by 


 
2010 Honda CR-V

What Do You Want From An Extended Warranty?

Do you play warranty roulette? Sort of flip a coin to decide if some plan B approach to car repair is appropriate for you. Or are you a resigned “let the chips fall where... read more June 16, 2010 by 


 
2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Tail Light

Prevailing In A Real Life Car Repair Dispute

Patrick and Vanessa Ryan figuratively raised their window and yelled at their insurance company: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” But from... read more June 3, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse 3dr Coupe Auto GS Angular Front Exterior View

A Tip Or Two From Car Repair Fraud Charges

It’s your repair dollars that they’re after. Another example of that surfaced recently, as the California Bureau of Automotive Repair closed five Purrfect Auto Service... read more May 24, 2010 by  1


 
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Types Of Car Repair Customers

Car repair facilities are aware that there are many types of car repair consumers, ranging from the person that doesn’t like surprises on the road to those that take the... read more May 19, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Front Exterior View

A Vehicle Replacement Analysis

What are the markers that indicate that you need to replace your car? I’m not talking about just the miles on the odometer, but rather those things that make the decision... read more May 17, 2010 by 


 
2006 Ford Expedition 4-door XLT Trunk

Buying a Certified Pre-owned Vehicle (CPO) – Part III

I recently helped my daughter decide on which used SUV to buy. She was surprised when I recommended that she and her husband look at certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles at... read more May 17, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Engine

Lessons Learned From Car Repair Fraud

If you ever thought that car repair fraud was under control, consider the case of Maurice Irving Glad who ran 22 Midas Auto repair shops in California. Jerry Brown, the... read more May 11, 2010 by 


 
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose

Money Pit: Potholes, Poor Roads Cost Motorists $335 Per Year

Think those deep potholes and frost heaves along the commute—and all the rattles and squeaks they elicit from your car—are costing you big in extra repairs and vehicle... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 
2004 Toyota Prius 5dr HB (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

Car Advice: How To Jump-Start Your Hybrid Car Without Jump-Starting Your Heart

This past weekend, I had what our President might call a "teachable moment"--an unexpected need for a jump-start in a car I hadn't had to jump, ever. After a long weekend at... read more April 27, 2010 by  5


 
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