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Where Is The Best Place To Get Your Car Serviced?

As the economy continues to slump, and as more consumers are foregoing the purchase of new cars and hanging on to their old ones, the cost of auto repairs is becoming a hotter topic than ever. Even before the current economic crisis, the conventional wisdom (for whatever that's worth) was that...

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Why Does My Car Repair Cost So Much?

People ask me all the time how the price of an auto repair is determined, usually phrased something like, "Why does my car repair cost so much?" This is a question worth asking, especially if you've been given a repair quote that runs into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars....

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New Toy Teaches Kids Basic Auto Repair

Hammacher Schlemmer, a catalogue specializing in unusual and unique toys and gifts, is selling The Car Lover's Engine Repair Set for the budding car enthusiast....

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The Most And Least Expensive States For Car Repair

There are plenty of merits to living on the East Coast. Nice beaches, great cities, good food. But when it comes to car repairs, you're better off being almost anywhere else in the country....

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Consumers Complain Budget Rent A Car Bilked Them For Minor Repair Costs

Customers of Budget Rent a Car have accused the rental car company of bilking them of hundreds of dollars for minor repairs, which were then allegedly made in house....

CATEGORIES: Automotive News, Driving, Car Dealers

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Update: Repair Shop Helps Out Iraq Veteran Whose Car Was Trashed

A repair shop in Houston has stepped up to help a disabled Marine veteran after his car was vandalized last month....

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How To Save Big Money on Car Repairs

We have all been there. The car is at the dealer or mechanic's shop and they say a repair is going to cost four figures. Do you just grin and bear it, or challenge it? This happened to me and I won....

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Easy Car Care Tips

Most men aren't mechanics, and some men could care less about their car as long as it looks good and drives well. But a responsible driver should always take five minutes every other week or so to check the essential parts of his car. If you pay proper attention to your car’s maintenance needs,...

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Mechanics Selling Customers' Cars Illegally

Normally a mechanic can put a lien on a car for failure to pay for a repair and then sell that car if the cost isn't paid off within a certain amount of time. Some shady mechanics are using liens to make extra cash by selling cars out from under their customers....

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The Five Worst Car Investments

By spending money on maintenance and some upgrades, you can improve your car's reliability and overall life expectancy. You can also reduce safety risks and expensive repairs. Changing the oil regularly, replacing worn-out tires, and getting your wheels aligned periodically are all no-brainers....

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Car Repairs That Can Wait

Over the years folks have come to me with car problems that, though they were truly problems, did not need immediate attention. I know I always harp on getting the job done as soon as possible and having it done correctly by someone who knows what they are doing. However, sometimes it’s just...

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New Car Warranties

During the past, thirty years in the automotive industry, it has been my experience that whenever the phrase "it's covered under warranty" is used in auto repair, it's music to the ears of the motorist. Conversely, the phrase "its not covered under warranty" is received with much dissatisfaction. To...

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States with Highest Car Insurance Prices

For most drivers, the all-time most resented vehicle expense is not gas, oil changes or even those triple-digit transmission repairs, but auto insurance.Every six months to a year, drivers voluntarily or, in some states are required to, play Premium Poker: the high-stakes game in which you bet your...

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Wal-Mart Mechanic Wrote "Satanic" Symbols On Woman's Car

A bizarre incident at a Wal-Mart car repair shop left a Fort Worth, TX woman utterly perplexed. Known only by her first name, Jessica found that after she had taken her car in for an oil change, a mechanic had scrawled Satanic symbols, including the "Mark of the Beast" on the bottom of her car....

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Why You Should Always Photograph Your Rental Car

Because they cost so much for companies to buy and maintain, renting a car can be a dicey little game. Car rental companies, like every other business on the planet, are in the game to make money and, as a result, will try to pass on costs to the consumer -- especially when they are expensive costs...

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Guide to New Car Factory and Extended Warranties

A new car comes with several different warranties from the factory, each covering specific parts of your vehicle.Manufacturer's WarrantiesBasic Warranty - The specific terms established by each manufacturer (typically 3 years/36,000 miles for domestic and Asian vehicles and 4 years/50,000 miles for...

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Does Your Rental Car Have Hidden Recall Problems?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into how rental car companies deal with manufacturer recalls. It is specifically looking into whether or not rental car companies are properly fixing vehicles that have been recalled before renting or selling...

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Some Practical Advice About Car Warranties

"Isn't it covered under my warranty?" This question is asked thousands of times a day in dealership service departments around the country. Many people assume that a car warranty entitles them to repairs regardless of environmental conditions, maintenance requirements, and/or length of time/number...

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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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