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Summer is over—the kids are back at school, the summer clothes are up in the attic, and your vacation days are used up. Now, you’re ready to relax and chill out until the winter holidays get started. Surely there is nothing left for you to do until then … right?

Not quite. This is the perfect time of year to start getting your vehicle ready for winter and the unique problems that cold weather brings. Breakdowns and starting issues can be much worse in lower temperatures, so make sure you are ready well before the first snow fall.

Purchasing a new car can be a rewarding experience. But what happens when you receive that dreaded recall notice in the mail?

Over the past week it has been hard to avoid the ongoing scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s attempts to circumvent EPA emissions tests. While the specifics warrant a full length book, here are the most relevant facts.

Having car trouble and don’t want to pay for it? Has a bad mechanic taken you for a ride? RepairPal is here to help with the #FixMyCar Contest!

Consumers vs. Car Dealers can't agree on this controversial ad about haggling. What do you think? 

Going to the auto repair shop can raise stressful questions, regardless of whether it is your first visit or your 20th. What's wrong with my car? Does this repair or service really need to be done today? How much should the work cost? Is my repair or service going to be done correctly the first time? Out of all of the questions you may have about repairing and servicing your car, answering the questions below will do the most to help give you confidence in your shop and ensure that you have a hassle-free experience.

By Tom Torbjornsen, Host of America's Car Show

Wintertime is hard on vehicles, period. There are common vehicular failures that are winter-related, and they typically settle into six distinct categories:

  • Undercarriage
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Engine Cooling System
  • Transmission and Drivetrain
  • Starting and Charging Systems
  • Body and Wipers

It’s been busy around here at RepairPal HQ and we are excited that we can finally share what we’ve been up to. We are unveiling not one, but two, new projects today!

First, RepairPal is proud to announce a program for The American Association of Retired Persons’ (AARP) 37 million members, giving members a 10% discount, up to $50, off services and repairs at participating RepairPal Certified shops. As the number one auto repair website and top source for finding the best auto repair shops in the U.S., RepairPal has become the first preferred AARP Lifestyle and Member Advantages provider exclusively focused on auto repair and services. The new partnership gives AARP members the invaluable combination of high quality work at fair prices from independently certified and trusted repair shops.


Some of the best advice we’ve ever received were from our fathers, and this is especially true when it comes to taking care of your car.

This Father’s Day, RepairPal’s celebrating dads everywhere by asking, “What is the best car-related advice that your father has given you?” using the hashtag #DadsCarAdvice.


IIt's been a while since we did something fun on a Friday and since this week seemed particularly long, I think it's time we all had a good laugh. Here are a few funny bumper stickers to get you started.