Brake pad replacement is a normal occurrence in all motor vehicles- brakes wear out. When it happens too often, it becomes expensive and reduces the value of the vehicle. This article explains why this happens on the 2009 Dodge Journey.
Having a car breakdown can send family budgets into a tailspin, especially in a low-income family. This article describes some of the programs that are available around the United States which attempt to alleviate the financial stress of a vehicle in need of repairs.
Winter temperatures provide the perfect environment for vehicles to overheat. Although it seems counter-intuitive cars and trucks overheat when the engine freezes up. This article talks about how this can happen and how to handle it if it does.
Tire replacement is a big investment on today's vehicles. It is not uncommon for four tires to cost over $1000. So when a tire leaks, it is important that it is repaired in a way that ensures that you will protect your investment. This article instructs the reader how to…
The sale of automotive parts in the course of repairing cars is the mainstay of the auto repair industry. This article discusses those parts and explains the different supply channels shops use to acquire their replacement parts.
The auto repair environment can be daunting since the repair facility definitely has the upper hand. Don't make it worse! Here are five mistakes often made by auto repair consumers that you should try to avoid.
The features your new car comes with play a big part in determining the cost of repairing it as it ages. It's sort of the vehicle's DNA. This article explains some of the things to look for when buying a car or truck that may cost you big bucks down…
In most cases vehicle longevity is a good thing, but when being very fond of a vehicle sways your decision to trade or sell it, it can be costly. This article discusses what you should consider when you own a "seasoned' vehicle and the repair bills are mounting.
Some car owners describe an auto experience as distasteful as going to the dentist. Here are some markers that should indicate to anyone that you may have chosen the wrong place to get your car repaired.
Since the 2008 model year vehicles have been required to be manufactured with a system that alerts the driver of low pressure in a tire. This article looks back on consumer attitudes about the systems and the shortcomings of the safety feature.
A vehicle's ability to inform the driver of the condition of its motor oil has been around since the late 1990's. This article talks about this feature's history and basis as well as the impact of this valuable information on the well being of cars and trucks.
The auto repair industry is based on the business model of charging for parts plus labor. This article is about what happens when a consumer insists upon acquiring the parts to repair his vehicle elsewhere.
In some cases, there are evident vehicle conditions that are never good. If they exist on a car your are considering to buy, you should run not walk away from the purchase. This article discusses four such conditions.
Your owner's manual came with the price of your car. Now is the time for it to make some money for you. This article tells how this often ignored publication can save you money when referred to properly.