Cars / Car Maintenance & Repair

  • Most reliable 2013 models for used car buyers

      

    Cars are the second largest expense that most people face. So you don't want to waste your money in the automotive arena when you're buying a used vehicle. J.D. Power has announced the...

  • Best auto insurance companies

      

    Thinking about shopping your auto insurance? A huge percent of people never shop their insurance needs -- and that's a bad idea considering that modern American business punishes...

  • Consumer Reports: Don't buy a car on this new list of worst vehicles

      

    If you're considering a new car, you might want to check this list before making a decision! Consumer Reports has just released its list of worst vehicles -- and...

  • Steer clear of these 10 least reliable cars

      

    When shopping for a new or used car, some of the most important questions you can ask are, "How long will it last?" "How reliable is it?" and "What is the...

  • 10 tips to find the perfect car mechanic

      

    Car mechanics can be a blessing or a curse. If you find a good one, you want to hold onto them for dear life. Here are some tips on how to find the perfect one. Read more: The 30 best cars...

  • Dollar General selling obsolete motor oil

      

    Like to do your own oil changes at home? Be careful you don't buy this oil -- it only works in cars that are nearly 90 years old! A bad buy for your buck If you read Clark's website,...

  • The 30 best cars of 2016

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, a trio of Asian and European names...

  • 4 secret factors used against you to set car insurance premiums

      

    In the continuation of a disturbing trend, your driving record is becoming less and less relevant to setting your auto insurance premiums. For years, some auto insurers have been giving level...

  • Pothole damage costs drivers $3B a year, AAA says

      

    A new study from AAA reveals that pothole damage has cost drivers around the country $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years. “Area drivers get that sinking feeling every...

  • New mobile mechanic comes to you for repairs

      

    New mobile repair service sends a mechanic to your home. Here's how you can make sure the person they send is qualified.

  • 5 tips for better car maintenance on the cheap

      

    AAA’s 2015 Your Driving Costs study estimates the typical driver spends $766.50 a year on car maintenance. That includes parts and labor. But it doesn't have to be that expensive. Here...

  • Preparing is saving: 11 ways to winterize your car

      

      Is your car ready for winter?  According to car experts, there are a few things you should do to prepare your car for winter in order to avoid costly repairs...

  • How often should you change the oil in your car?

      

    It's a message that has been steered at drivers for years: Change your engine oil every 3,000 miles. Mechanics say you could be damaging your engine if you don't. Yet Consumer Reports says...

  • Someone cracked your windshield? Here’s what to do.

      

    A cracked windshield is expensive to fix. Here are your rights when someone else is responsible for the damage.

  • Buying a used car: Check the maintenance costs before you buy

      

      There are a lot of things you need to do before buying a used car, such as choosing the right vehicle, securing financing, getting a mechanical inspection, negotiating a price and taking...