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Gas prices? The future of hybrids? Find out what's in the news today!

“Wow! That’s expensive.” This is one of the most common phrases people use when talking about auto repair. It is an undisputed fact that repairing automobiles is an expensive endeavor; however, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the cost isn’t fair or that you’re being overcharged. 

Having your wheels aligned properly can not only increase your gas mileage but also lengthen the life of your tires. Your car service provider should be able to tell you how often you need your wheels aligned and whether you need just the front end or if all four wheels need adjusting. 

Every year numerous complaints are filed with the Better Business Bureau. One of the types of complaints that the Better Business Bureau receives are those related to consumers purchasing a “lemon.” The Online Etymology Dictionary explains that the word “lemon” is used to describe something that is “worthless” or a “disappointment”. If you are experiencing numerous issues with your vehicle this law may apply.

According to the Rubber Manufacturers of America, only one out of every 10 Americans checks their tire pressure correctly. On the other hand, almost seven out of 10 wash their cars regularly. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting a nice looking car...

When the temperature outside starts to climb, your thoughts may immediately go to your car's air conditioning system, but you're not the only thing that needs to stay cool. Your engine also needs to stay cool. This means that summer is the perfect time to check the coolant system.

Most of us who drive don't even give the airbags in our vehicles a second thought. We know they're there and we especially hope we'll never have to see them. But what about the people whose lives they've saved? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, airbags have saved the lives of over 39,000 people from 1987 to 2012.

Buying a car with a salvage title can be risky business. The first thing to understand is what a salvage title is and how it affects you and your vehicle.

As of January 1st 2017, hands-free electronic devices are now required when driving in California. Although the said devices can still be used by drivers, new rules of the road will hopefully limit the distraction cell phones and other electronics have been known to cause.

You reach into your pocket and grasp at unexpected emptiness. In a whirlwind of panic you retrace your steps, scavenge through the pockets of every piece of clothing your wore in the last 48 hours. Losing your car keys can be a distressing experience and, all too often, the keys can turn up when least expected.

Very few things are discussed as heatedly in the auto industry as manual vs. automatic transmissions are. It’s true, many auto enthusiasts swear by their standard transmissions and in many parts of the world, as much as 80% of cars that are produced still require people to learn to use a stick-shift. However, here in the United States, we’re edging in on about 97% of all new vehicles sporting automatic transmissions (AT).