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AOL Autos And CarWoo! Announce New Partnership

To meet the needs of car buyers shopping online for vehicles, AOL Autos and CarWoo! today announced a partnership that enhances the car-buying experience for consumers. The partnership provides "Best Offer" deals from 10,000+ U.S. dealers and allows more buyers to quickly and easily negotiate great...

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Cheapest Cars to Own

If you're looking to pinch pennies on your next new vehicle, a low sticker price is just one aspect. What some car buyers don't consider ahead of time are ownership costs. Over several years, you'll have to pay for insurance, fuel fill-ups, maintenance, and probably even a few repairs. And at the...

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Toyota Recalling 1.53 Million Cars Globally

TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality problems for the world's No. 1 automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will call back for repairs about...

CATEGORIES: Auto Recalls, Automotive News, Toyota News and Reviews

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Women Often Overcharged By Car Mechanics, Report Shows

ABC's new show 'The Lookout' turned their hidden cameras on shady mechanics and found overcharging, lying about problems and even causing problems at both local and national chain repair shops....

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Two More Recalls Push GM Total To 4.8 Million In A Month

General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month....

CATEGORIES: Auto Recalls, Chevy News and Reviews, GM News, GMC News and Reviews

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Can Your Car Last 1,000,000 Miles?

When it comes to making a vehicle last -- I mean really last -- Irv Gordon is a superhero. The retired science teacher paid $4,150 for his 1966 Volvo P1800 when it was new (at that time it was nearly as much as his annual salary as a science teacher), and over the years he’s put 2.7 million...

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Consumer Reports Repair Shop Satisfaction Survey

Is it time for a tune-up? Car won't start? Need a new water pump, or just an oil change? Welcome to the joys of car maintenance and repairs. Next up is the question that car owners have been asking themselves since ... well, since cars became our most common means of transportation: "Should I take...

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Preventing The Five Most Common Auto Repairs

The last time we talked about preventing things from going wrong on a car, it was the five most expensive repairs that can be avoided with proper and smart maintenance. Those hideous wallet busters were provided to us by the folks at CarMD. Now, we tackle the top five most common repairs you can...

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The Ultimate Insider's Guide To Finding The Best Auto Repair Shop

When is the best time to look for a high quality auto repair shop? Answer: before you need one. Because making a sound decision is difficult when you are faced with a car problem and time restraints, finding a shop takes time and patience; you want to research and evaluate the facts in a...

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Oil Changes: How Often?

I have been in the auto repair industry since 1972 ... hummmm, a simple calculation of the math illustrates that I have been in car repair for, uh, well, let's not go there. It makes me depressed. You do the math and keep it to yourself. At any rate, enough about my mid life crisis. Let's talk about...

CATEGORIES: Car Care, Car Repair Q&A, Motor Oil

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Tire Hell: How To Cope With Pot Hole Season

Roadways across America are mostly thawed out and revealing their scars and wheel busting craters. Whether you are buying a new car, about to get new tires or trying to avoid big repair bills, we have some advice for you....

CATEGORIES: Car Care, Driving

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Smartphones Reduce Accident Headaches

As insurance costs rise with car prices, ways to reduce costs seem to diminish. One Chicago-based company called Snapsheet, however, is poised to reverse some of that trend, by helping streamline the fender-bender repair process using motorists' smartphones to dramatically speed up damage claim...

CATEGORIES: Car Insurance Advice

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Most Recalled Cars of 2007

It's been the kind of year when the total number of recalls almost seemed to match auto industry production figures.In August, Ford Motor Co. announced it was recalling 3.6 million vehicles, mostly trucks from the 1990s, to fix a speed control deactivation switch. Last spring, Volkswagen started...

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Insider Tips On Keeping Your Car Longer

Most consumers are aware that new-vehicle sales continue to limp along, as the overall economy keeps struggling to climb out of its months-long doldrums. But, in the wake of plummeting new-vehicle sales, there is one segment of the auto-biz that is actually seeing an increase in business -- auto...

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General Motors Announces Another Big Ignition-Related Recall

Replacement parts for cars at the center of a massive General Motors recall for defective ignition switches began arriving at dealerships across this country just this week. If car owners have already gotten repairs made, they'll need to make an additional trip to their dealerships. On Thursday,...

CATEGORIES: Auto Recalls, GM News

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Accident Prep 101

Surviving on Richmond Highway means you have to be flexible, and you have to have some experience with carnival bumper-car rides. I see a fair share of cars that have been through accidents that only the young could survive, and that only their doting parents would pick up the tab to repair. We're...

CATEGORIES: Car Safety, Driving

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Fix That Scratch, Save Money

Short of keeping your car wrapped in a protective sphere like Seinfeld's Bubble Boy, there is no way to keep it from getting scratched. Having decided to repair your car's finish, however, you'll find that auto care products rival diet aids in their profusion and enthusiastic claims. The reason...

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Toyota Fixing Coolant Pump In Prius Globally

TOKYO (AP) - Toyota is fixing the pump that cools the hybrid system in 650,000 Prius cars - the Japanese automaker's prized green vehicle - but is adamant the repair being carried out worldwide isn't another recall. Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman Paul Nolasco said Tuesday the coolant pump in Prius...

CATEGORIES: Auto Recalls, Automotive News, Toyota News and Reviews

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The Right Mechanic

It's an inconvenience, but you really do have to maintain your car if you want it to work well, burn fuel efficiently and stay clear of costly repairs. But what kind of facility should service your car? There's always the service department at the dealership, but you know it'll probably cost you an...

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