With a twist of the key or poke of its start button your vehicle’s engine should fire up with the urgency of a physician responding to a code blue. Continue Reading...
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For the past nine years as a BMW technician I’ve heard more and more complaints about how expensive regular car maintenance is becoming. Continue Reading...
The check engine light can be a bane or boon when it comes to owning a car, especially considering hundreds of things could trigger it. Continue Reading...
At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Chevrolet announced a new high-tech solution that will help identify problems with your car before they become an issue. Continue Reading...
To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait… Continue Reading...
After one of the harshest winters in memory, America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. Along with chirping birds and sunshine, spring has brought warmer temperatures. But just because nice weather has arrived doesn’t mean you should ignore vehicle maintenance. Continue Reading...
Stroll down the oil aisle of a typical auto-parts store and you’ll be confronted with a literal wall of lubricant. Continue Reading...
Car owners nationwide are taking advantage of complimentary or prepaid maintenance programs. Continue Reading...
After a 13-year legal battle over access to manufacturer repair tools, 23 automakers and thousands of independent repair shops have signed a memorandum agreeing to a “Right to Repair.” Continue Reading...
Every week Ask AutoGuide provides iron-clad vehicle-shopping advice to distressed, confused or otherwise bewildered consumers. Whether they’re in the market for a family-friendly crossover or something that’s good in winter weather, the Oracles of all things automotive have been there to lend some helping hands. But this week they’re taking a slightly different approach. Continue Reading...
General Motors has began notifying 778,956 owners of various vehicles that they will need more frequent oil changes due to high warranty claims on several models. Continue Reading...
Unfortunately, new cars don’t stay new and it comes a time when parts need to be replaced. If you’ve just bought a new set of wheels and are curious what might go wrong first, the team at J.D. Power and Associates has compiled a top 10 list of the most commonly replaced vehicle components after… Continue Reading...
Last week we explained the basics of motor oil, from viscosity to additives and everything in between. Now it’s time to tackle a much more contentious issue: synthetic versus conventional. Which lubricant should you use in your vehicle? Is the extra protection afforded by man-made oil worth the added expense? Continue Reading...
It’s a cliché analogy, but oil really is the lifeblood of a vehicle’s powertrain. Without its friction-cutting properties engines would literally grind to a halt, failing in spectacular fashion. Connecting rods would punch holes in blocks, camshafts would pulverize themselves and bearing inserts would spin like the blades of a jet turbine. Continue Reading...
Depending on where you live, the price for car repairs and maintenance will vary according to information in a new study. Continue Reading...
Known for his deep voice, striking figure and diverse talent, actor Ving Rhames is turning his attention to Buick in a new commercial campaign. Continue Reading...
This probably doesn’t come to as a surprise to many – since we’re all guilty of it – but Consumer Reports has taken a poll that reveals 40-percent of American car owners will delay the maintenance of their vehicle due to finances. More eye-opening is the fact that younger drivers, 18-34 years of age, tend… Continue Reading...
Car owners are more satisfied with independent shops for maintenance, according to a latest Consumer Reports Annual Survey. The survey was based on more than 92,000 reports on service visits to independent mechanics and 230,000 service visits to new car dealerships. Buick and Lincoln were among the leaders with a score of 93, on a… Continue Reading...
Ferrari‘s complimentary service plan, already available in some world markets, will also be offered in the United States, on vehicles like the FF, 458 Italia and California. “We are currently working out the terms and details to adapt this plan to the U.S. market, which is the largest one for Ferrari,” said Enzo Francesconi, the… Continue Reading...