| Apr 13, 2013
Q: Let's say you were involved in the sale of four high-quality used tires. They had 15,000 miles on them, were well maintained, and had been rotated at 7,500 miles front-to-back. My question is this: Would you care where you put those tires on the car...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Chris Miller has witnessed his share of vehicle neglect.
At Miller’s Auto Body in Ferndale, he’s helped a fellow who didn’t know he had three gallons of water in his trunk from a leak, a dad whose minivan door was jammed from a...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Ever since Cars.com linked up with PickupTrucks.com, we've done only a little truck testing of our own, but we still take them out for a spin just to keep in step with the market. Such was the rationalization last week......
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:30 AM
1) Modern Tire
When youve managed to be in the car repair business for more than 30 years, youve obviously done something right. “We are really service-oriented and customer friendly,” said Modern Tire owner John DeSimone, whos worked in...
| Dec 26, 2011
Only 10 months after Phyllis Swank bought her 2003 Ford Escape from a friend, she was already driving it into the repair shop. Hutch woman pays for a car warranty and it doesn't come through
"It started making a knocking noise,” Swank said....
| Jan 2, 2012
Ever since buying that first car, it`s been engraved in our minds. Change the oil every three months or 3,000 miles.
But today, we need to put the brakes on that mentality.
“Now on most 2011’s and 2012’s it is 7,500 on most...
| Oct 6, 2012
Q: When is it best to check your motor oil on your car? I've heard after the engine is hot and you should let the engine cool down for a minute or two. Is that correct?
— A.S., Hickory Hills, Ill.
A: The most accurate reading on your dipstick...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Connecticut residents have become so accustomed to storm-related power outages that a portable generator is now a must-own piece of power equipment for many homeowners.
First-time buyers already congratulating themselves for being ready for Hurricane...
| Apr 30, 2012
How’s your car holding up? Think you’re getting that amazing mile-per-gallon statistic advertised when you bought the car? Think again.
“Whenever you buy a vehicle that says you get 50 miles per gallon, you have to keep the vehicle...
| May 1, 2012
The decision whether to turn your own wrench basically comes down to how comfortable you feel underneath a car. You can typically save a few bucks by doing it yourself, but there are almost always deals and coupons that make the price difference...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:30 PM
A car is one of the most expensive things you will own, so it is important to know how to take care of your vehicle without “driving up” your costs.
One vital thing to do is the oil change.
One local woman gets oil changes like...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:09 AM
After finding a large amount of blood inside the store, a former employee of a Roanoke County oil change shop has been charged with breaking into the business.
29-year-old Ky Dietiker has been charged with burglary and grand larceny.