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Consumer loyalty is dying in the highly saturated markets of 2016, but pickup truck drivers, the quintessential American motorists, remain loyal their selected brands. RepairPal’s extensive car repair index consists of repair data submitted by shops in our certified network. This index allows us to compare the average cost of ownership for one year amongst different truck makes. Take a look and see if loyalty to your brand is costing you.

Many vehicle owners are unaware that they should be replacing the timing belt in their vehicle. In many vehicles, timing belts are considered maintenance repairs just like tune-ups, brakes, and oil changes. Some vehicles are equipped with timing chains instead of belts.

Thanks to our loyal users, RepairPal has been voted the “Best App or Mobile Website for Finding Car Repair Information, Prices, and Quotes” in Auto Connected Car’s Tech CARS Awards.

Knowing how to check your tire pressure is an important part of vehicle ownership. Maintaining your tires' air pressure will provide you with a smoother ride and even help lower your vehicle's gas usage. Here's how to check your tire pressure and add air if you find that it is needed.

Many people are stumped when their car begins to make a strange noise or simply won’t start. They may end up immediately turning to a search engine, or going straight to a mechanic for help. Sometimes this experience ends in satisfaction; however, all too often, it can be a stressful encounter...

Snow. There might be no other four-letter word a driver wants to hear less. But if you live in a region that regularly gets inundated with the powdery white stuff, then you know you can't just wait for it to go away. You still have to go to work, hit the gym, and continue living your life. Fortunately, though, all snow driving takes is experience and the right preparation.

Cars never break down at convenient times.  For Jacquie K., it was especially difficult timing.  She lives in San Tan Valley, Arizona and she was in a military funeral procession on the way to the cemetery in her Jeep Cherokee when, as she puts it, “the radiator literally blew up”.  

Alright, so maybe you haven't been glued to our Twitter account all month long while we gave out great #WinterReady tips for your tires. No need to beat yourself up – we've compiled the list to make it as simple as possible to stay safe on the roads.

Winter is upon us, and that means plummeting temperatures and unfavorable driving conditions. Cold weather is hard on your vehicle's systems, and you need your vehicle running at its peak during those icy winter storms so you don't end up late for work or stranded in a snowy parking lot.

More Americans than ever before are holding onto their aging vehicles. Is it because of the price tag, an emotional attachment, or something else entirely?