| 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...
| 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.
| Sep 8, 2012
Q: Rotating your tires is a scam by the auto manufacturers, tire companies and auto dealers. If tires cost $125 each, replace one. At the most, just replace the two front tires and later the two rear ones. If you rotate, they all wear out at once, costing...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:37 AM
These days, people are looking for any way to stretch a dollar.
One way can be holding on to your car longer.
Today, the average vehicle has been on the road nearly 11 years, according to Polk Research.
Consumer Reports can help you go the distance,...
| Mar 1, 2013
A common theme when trying to save money is "do it yourself," but many car owners are hesitant to take that advice and attempt basic maintenance and repairs on their vehicles.
To a degree, those fears are legitimate, because vehicles are more...