Consumer Reviews of the Four Big Auto Repair Chains
You carefully read online reviews of local restaurants before you head out for dinner. You ask your well-coiffed friends for recommendations when you need a new hairstylist. But what about when you need to find an auto repair shop? Finding out how other consumers rate some of the most popular national auto repair chains can save you […]
What To Do When Your Car Repair Service is Taking Longer Than Planned
There always seems to be so much waiting in our daily life – from waiting in line at the coffee shop to being put on hold when calling your doctor’s office. But though waiting is a fact of life, there are times when waiting becomes something of a surprise… like when a car repair takes […]
It's Time to Find a New Auto Repair Shop: How to Tell to Your Mechanic
We’ve all been there, that dreaded moment when you know you need to sit down with someone and have “The Talk.” You know, the breakup talk. The “It’s not you, it’s me” talk. In the romantic world, breakups are inevitable. But what if it’s not the person you are dating that you want to stop […]
3 Most Expensive Car Repair Services
What better incentive to stay up on your car’s regularly scheduled maintenance than the possibility of having to pay through the nose for a costly repair? If you’re the kind of driver who never changes your oil, never rotates your tires, and never even thinks about anything other than keeping the tank full of gas, the odds […]
DIY Car Safety Check
But just because you can pay someone else to change your oil and rotate your tires and keep your engine purring, that doesn’t get you off the hook for everything. It helps to perform a quick DIY car safety check every time you hit the road. It may sound like a bit of an inconvenience, but […]
3 Things You Should Never Say to a Mechanic
Ticking off the person who’s about to work on your car is one of the worst things in the world that you can do. If you’re the kind of person people don’t like going to dinner with because they’re afraid of what the waiter is going to do to their food in an attempt to […]
What is a Car Repair Warranty?
Have you ever had to take your car back to a mechanic for a to fix a repair, only to be stuck with a new bill for services? You’re not alone. We see complaints all the time from vehicle owners whose repair jobs failed – and to make matters worse, the mechanic refused to cover the entire […]
Common Car Repair Issues for Hybrids
You don’t have to be a devoted environmentalist to buy a hybrid car. All you really have to have is a desire to save money on the rising cost of gas. If you do a lot of in-city driving, owning a hybrid car can get you as many as 50 miles per gallon. You also don’t have […]
Should You Repair Your Car Yourself, or Take it to a Mechanic?
Experiencing car trouble doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be stuck forking over a huge percentage of your monthly earnings to a mechanic. In fact, there are a great number of repairs and maintenance issues that you can handle on your own, with only the help of a few tools and a strong dose of self […]
Top 5 Low Maintenance Cars
Buying a car is a long term investment. Unless you’re made of money, you’re going to want to shop smart – and that includes narrowing down your choices to the makes and models that are least likely to require frequent repair. Here’s our rundown of the top 5 low maintenance cars on the road. Top […]
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