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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.

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?

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.

Where I live, in the San Francisco Bay Area, traffic jams are as common as the fog. A few weeks ago, I drove up to Sebastopol from San Francisco and before I knew it, my leisurely drive had turned into stop-and-go traffic. The traffic was so bad, I had to turn around to head back to the city before I had reached my destination so I wouldn’t be late for another appointment.