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If you want to trust your mechanic—and believe me, there are a lot of honest ones out there—you need to find one who is worthy of that trust. Here are some things to consider when looking for a good mechanic and how to build a solid relationship with him or her once you do find that person.

Welcome to class! Audra Fordin, of WomenAutoKnow.com, has come up with a brilliant way to understand a vehicle’s systems—she compares them to bodily systems. Check it out. I bet you’ll understand more about cars by the time you get to the bottom of the list.

Our brake systems are critically important and, unless you have Fred Flintstone feet, you’re going to need them. When your brakes start making noise, you should first determine under what conditions and from what area of the vehicle you hear it.

With the transition from winter to spring, while most people are looking forward to sunshine and warm weather, mechanics are looking forward to pothole season...

Breaking News! Shattered News? However you call it, we're talking about glass! There comes a point in car ownership when your windshield or door glass needs attention. Maybe it's just pitted from years of rock blasting on the highway. Or maybe your rear door glass just caught a knuckle-ball from the neighbor's kid. Either way, your auto glass is going to need repair or replacement. 

When it comes to the price of auto repair, all states are not created equal. And while you may be shelling out the big bucks for a latte or an apartment in places like New York, you may be surprised to find that getting your car fixed there is relatively affordable.

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.