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  • 7 Tips for Finding an Awesome Mechanic

    Posted December 16, 2014 by Bobby Gaglini

    7 Tips for Finding an Awesome Mechanic

    Finding an awesome mechanic in your area shouldn't be hard to do. These 7 signs will lead you towards the good, and away from the bad.

  • 25 Worst Do-It-Yourself Auto Repair Fails

    Posted December 11, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    25 Worst Do-It-Yourself Auto Repair Fails

    These people needed to go see a mechanic, but they decided otherwise.

  • The Top 10 Baby Mechanics In America

    Posted December 10, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The Top 10 Baby Mechanics In America

    Baby mechanics have been a growing part of the industry in the last several months. Coincidentally, some of them are only several months old. Here is our gallery of the top baby mechanics in America.

  • The 6 Accident-Causing Weather Conditions to be Aware of This Winter

    Posted December 09, 2014 by Bobby Gaglini

    The 6 Accident-Causing Weather Conditions to be Aware of This Winter

    With winter on the doorstep for some and in full effect for others, it's important to be wary of the weather before you hop into your car for a drive. Here are six accident-causing weather conditions to be hyper aware of this winter.

  • 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Date a Mechanic

    Posted November 11, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Date a Mechanic

    Mechanics are the first people that get called when someone is having issues with their car. However, they aren't always the first in line for a date if you compare them to doctors or lawyers. Here are five reasons why that should change!

  • What Your Mechanic Isn't Allowed To Tell You

    Posted October 16, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Your Mechanic Isn't Allowed To Tell You

    There are some things your mechanic wants to tell you but can't, for many reasons. Here are the most important ones.

  • 10 More Do It Yourself Car Disasters

    Posted October 15, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 More Do It Yourself Car Disasters

    Sometimes you're better off taking your car to a professional mechanic to get worked on. These people should have.

  • 5 Things You Should Never Say To a Mechanic

    Posted October 10, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Things You Should Never Say To a Mechanic

    We've come up with a list of 5 things you should never say to your mechanic. Of course, you can say whatever you want, but this list is a good road map for better interactions with the people working hard to keep your car on the road.

  • 5 Things Your Mechanic Won't Say To Your Face

    Posted October 08, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Things Your Mechanic Won't Say To Your Face

    Here are some things your mechanic really wants you to know, but is too afraid to say out loud.

  • 5 Commonly Misdiagnosed Car Problems

    Posted October 06, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Commonly Misdiagnosed Car Problems

    Car issues can sometimes be hard to identify. What may seem like a simple fix can be a more complex issue, and vice versa. Here are some problems that are frequently misdiagnosed, and the potential true causes.

  • QUIZ: Would You Make a Good Mechanic?

    Posted September 23, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Would You Make a Good Mechanic?

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a good mechanic? Have you wondered if you could handle the day-to-day responsibilities of this stressful job? Take the quiz and find out!

  • 5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Dishonest Mechanics

    Posted September 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Dishonest Mechanics

    Mechanics get a bad rap because of the actions of a select few. While most just want to make an honest buck, there are some that you want to avoid. Here are some tips to protect yourself when it comes to auto repair.

  • 5 Ways You Can Reduce Road Rage

    Posted September 09, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Ways You Can Reduce Road Rage

    Road rage isn't healthy for you, your car, or the drivers who have to experience your wrath. It can also make for very unsafe situations. Here are some tips to avoid this unpleasant experience.

  • Top 5 Questions You Should Ask a Potential Mechanic

    Posted September 04, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Top 5 Questions You Should Ask a Potential Mechanic

    If you're looking for the right mechanic, you can't only go by gut feeling when making a decision. Here are some questions to ask before trusting someone with your car.

  • 5 Modifications That Will Increase Your Car's Value

    Posted September 02, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Modifications That Will Increase Your Car's Value

    Many people think that spending money on upgrades to your car will help you when it comes time to sell it. While that's not always the case, some modifications can help raise your car's resale value. Here are some of them.

  • 5 Modifications That Will Affect Your Car's Resale Value

    Posted August 28, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Modifications That Will Affect Your Car's Resale Value

    Car customization is incredibly popular as many owners want to put their own personal touch on their cars. But many times, adding or modifying features can affect the car's value. Here are some modifications to avoid.

  • 5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair

    Posted August 26, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair

    Everyone is always looking for ingenious new ways to save money on repairing their car. Some people, however, want to not pay any money for auto repair at all. Here are five shortcuts to help you do just that.

  • 6 Things You Can Do Without a Mechanic But Probably Shouldn't

    Posted August 25, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    6 Things You Can Do Without a Mechanic But Probably Shouldn't

    Lots of people are very handy and choose to perform maintenance and repair themselves. The internet makes it easier than ever to find out how to fix your car. However, there are some things you should still leave to a professionally trained mechanic.

  • 5 Cars That Don't Retain Their Value

    Posted August 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Cars That Don't Retain Their Value

    While every car is a depreciating asset, some are worse than others. Here are some cars that are unlikely to make you happy when it comes time to sell or trade them in.

  • 5 Cars That Retain Their Value

    Posted August 18, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Cars That Retain Their Value

    Every brand new car loses value when you drive it off the dealership lot, but some are worse than others. Here are some cars that tend to hold their value over the years.

  • The Cool Stories Behind These 5 Car Logos

    Posted August 14, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The Cool Stories Behind These 5 Car Logos

    Our favorite cars are recognized by their unique logos, many of which are iconic. Here are the stories behind these logos, and how they ended up on our cars.

  • How You Can Get Over 200,000 Miles Out Of Your Car

    Posted August 13, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    How You Can Get Over 200,000 Miles Out Of Your Car

    If you're able to drive your car for over 200k miles, you'll save an untold amount of money by avoiding having to buy a new one. Here are some tips on how to join the 200k mile club.

  • The 10 Most Reliable Car Brands

    Posted August 12, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 10 Most Reliable Car Brands

    Following up on our list of the 10 Most Unreliable Car Brands, the following is a list of the 10 Most Reliable Car Brands. The list was compiled by Consumer Reports.

  • The 10 Most Unreliable Car Brands

    Posted August 11, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 10 Most Unreliable Car Brands

    Some cars are bulletproof, and known for racking up high miles without any problems. Other cars are the complete opposite. Here is a list of car brands that Consumer Reports considers the ten most unreliable car brands.

  • The 10 Best Car Movies Of All Time

    Posted August 07, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 10 Best Car Movies Of All Time

    Car people love cars, whether it's in person, online, or at the movies. We've put together a list of some of the best car movies ever made, enjoy!

  • 5 Things You Can Do To Get a Better Auto Repair Experience

    Posted August 05, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Things You Can Do To Get a Better Auto Repair Experience

    Mechanic Advisor's review section offers a detailed glimpse into people's auto repair experiences, for better or for worse. Using this information, we've come up with some tips to help you get a better auto repair experience.

  • 5 Most Expensive States To Own and Drive A Car

    Posted August 04, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Most Expensive States To Own and Drive A Car

    Auto ownership always costs money, but some states are worse than others. If you live in any of the following states and plan on owning a vehicle, make sure that you have your wallet ready.

  • What Are The Benefits and Drawbacks Of Mobile Mechanics?

    Posted July 22, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Are The Benefits and Drawbacks Of Mobile Mechanics?

    The popularity of mobile mechanics has increased exponentially in recent years. There are both upsides and downsides to hiring a mobile mechanic. Here, we explore both.

  • 4 Reasons Why Your Car Is a Money Pit

    Posted July 21, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    4 Reasons Why Your Car Is a Money Pit

    Many people complain about how much money their car is costing them in maintenance and repairs. Here are some reasons why your car keeps making your wallet shrink.

  • 10 Amazing Facts About Volkswagen You Probably Never Knew

    Posted July 18, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Amazing Facts About Volkswagen You Probably Never Knew

    Volkswagens are incredibly popular cars around the country, and the globe. With lots of nicknames, their enthusiasts are some of the most committed out there. Here is some great info on Volkswagen's interesting history.

  • 8 Signs You Should Pull Over Immediately

    Posted July 16, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    8 Signs You Should Pull Over Immediately

    Everyone has to get from point A to point B,there are some occasions when you absolutely have to pull over. For your own safety, never attempt to drive if you're experiencing any of the following signs.

  • What Does a New Car Warranty Cover?

    Posted July 15, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Does a New Car Warranty Cover?

    Anyone buying a new car expects it to come with a warranty. Unfortunately, most people don't understand exactly what they cover. Here is a helpful guide.

  • 10 Incredible Mechanic Facts You Never Knew

    Posted July 14, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Incredible Mechanic Facts You Never Knew

    Mechanics have a long history in America. Without them, we wouldn't be one of the most mobile societies in the world. So in honor of mechanics, here are some amazing facts you probably don't know.

  • 10 Surprising Facts About Audi

    Posted July 11, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Surprising Facts About Audi

    Aside from making amazing commercials, Audi is one of the 3 famous German luxury car brands. Here are some surprising facts about the company that most people don't know.

  • 10 Amazing Facts About BMW That You Never Knew

    Posted July 10, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Amazing Facts About BMW That You Never Knew

    The Bavarian automaker is wildly popular across the country. Many of Mechanic Advisor's most sough-after shops specialize in BMW repair. Here are some things about that automaker that may surprise you.

  • Why Are Honda Accords and Civics The Most Stolen Cars?

    Posted July 09, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Why Are Honda Accords and Civics The Most Stolen Cars?

    The most frequently stolen vehicles are consistently Honda Accords, and Civics. Why are these cars so likely to be stolen? What is it about them that appeals to criminals looking to make a buck?

  • 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Mechanic

    Posted July 07, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Mechanic

    Mechanic Advisor is used by hundreds of thousands of people to connect with the right mechanic. Some people, however, make mistakes when choosing a mechanic, and may end up with a bad experience. Here are the 5 biggest ones.

  • 5 Holidays That Mechanics Should Have

    Posted July 03, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Holidays That Mechanics Should Have

    There are many holidays honoring many different people, industries, and historical events. Mechanics should get a few holidays too, here are five great ones to honor mechanics.

  • 10 Inventions That Changed Cars Forever

    Posted July 02, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Inventions That Changed Cars Forever

    Modern automobiles seem like they're almost as complex as spaceships. Progress in development has come quickly over the years, but there have been several major turning points that revolutionized automotive engineering.

  • How Expensive Is It To Own a Supercar?

    Posted July 01, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    How Expensive Is It To Own a Supercar?

    If you just hit it big on a lottery ticket, you may want to think twice before going out and purchasing that Lamborghini. The maintenance and repair costs on these cars will make you cringe.

  • 10 Car Parts Most Important To Your Safety

    Posted June 30, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Car Parts Most Important To Your Safety

    Maintenance and repairs are necessary, but some parts of your car play an instrumental role not only in keeping your car on the road, but keeping you away from physical harm. Here are the most important ones.

  • 5 Revolutionary Car Technologies Coming Soon

    Posted June 27, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Revolutionary Car Technologies Coming Soon

    Cars aren't exempt from the technological revolution taking place in the world today. There are some incredibly exciting changes on the horizon in the auto industry.

  • 5 Things the Best Mechanics All Have In Common

    Posted June 24, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Things the Best Mechanics All Have In Common

    We have scoured our five-star reviews to find out what the best mechanics all have in common. Here are the 5 most important things, according to customers.

  • 7 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Mechanic

    Posted June 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    7 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Mechanic

    We love being able to give consumers advice in order to make them smarter shoppers and vehicle owners. Here is what you should make sure to ask whenever you take your car in for maintenance or repairs.

  • 25 Amazing Car Facts

    Posted June 17, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    25 Amazing Car Facts

    You might know a lot about cars, but we found some facts that you probably never knew, and are sure to surprise you.

  • 13 Mechanic Shop Name Suggestions

    Posted June 13, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    13 Mechanic Shop Name Suggestions

    Are you opening up a mechanic shop, but can't come up with a good name? We've brainstormed and done the hard work for you already. Take a look!

  • 10 Thing Every Mechanic Must Absolutely Have In Their Shop

    Posted June 12, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Thing Every Mechanic Must Absolutely Have In Their Shop

    Mechanics need more than just tools, lifts, and a cash register in order to perform their job to the best of their abilities. These 10 items are essential to a proper workspace.

  • 10 Thing Every Driver Must Absolutely Have In Their Car

    Posted June 11, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Thing Every Driver Must Absolutely Have In Their Car

    We aren't talking about the seats, steering wheel, and gas pedal. Every driver needs to make sure they have these 10 things in their car at all times.

  • Why Is Auto Body Repair So Expensive?

    Posted June 10, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Why Is Auto Body Repair So Expensive?

    Dings, dents, and accidents are awful, and make us sad until we go to an auto body shop, and then we are more than sad when we get an estimate. Let's take a look at why auto body repair costs so much.

  • 5 Ways To Reduce Your Car Maintenance Cost

    Posted June 09, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Ways To Reduce Your Car Maintenance Cost

    Your car can be a money pit even when it doesn't need repairs, and a money canyon when it does. Here are some great ways to reduce the maintenance cost of your vehicle.

  • 10 Mechanic Pet Peeves: Part 3

    Posted June 06, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Mechanic Pet Peeves: Part 3

    We've done 2 parts to our Mechanic Pet Peeves series, but we are still not done. Since so many mechanics are out there, you can also find many pet peeves. This is Part 3.

  • Car Leather Repair Can Be A Great Alternative

    Posted June 04, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Car Leather Repair Can Be A Great Alternative

    If you splurged for a car with leather upholstery, you should keep it in the best condition possible. Car leather repair is an excellent option for proper leather upkeep.

  • Why A Mechanic Salary Is Too Low

    Posted June 03, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Why A Mechanic Salary Is Too Low

    When it comes to pay, mechanics oftentimes work very hard for not much money. We took a look at the numbers, which were surprising.

  • What Is Alloy Wheel Repair and Is It Worth It?

    Posted June 02, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Is Alloy Wheel Repair and Is It Worth It?

    Rim damage can be a major drain on the wallet, but there are alternatives that do exist. Does alloy wheel repair save the consumer money?

  • What Does A Diesel Truck Mechanic Do Differently?

    Posted May 30, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Does A Diesel Truck Mechanic Do Differently?

    Diesel mechanics need a unique set of skills to perform their job. There are significantly less diesel mechanics out there, making them harder to find, but often better compensated.

  • 10 Car Care Mistakes You Should Stop Making Immediately

    Posted May 29, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Car Care Mistakes You Should Stop Making Immediately

    Everyone wants their car to last longer, but many people still make maintenance mistakes that will cost them money in the long run. Here are 10 that you should stop doing immediately.

  • Is Car Repair Insurance Worth It?

    Posted May 28, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Is Car Repair Insurance Worth It?

    Car repair insurance is a type of coverage you can purchase which will cover the cost of your auto repairs. Is this something you should buy?

  • Why A Cheap Car Mechanic Isn't Always A Money Saver

    Posted May 27, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Why A Cheap Car Mechanic Isn't Always A Money Saver

    In the age of frugal living, finding a deal is usually satisfying. But when it comes to auto repair, it might end up costing you more in the long-run.

  • 5 Annoyingly Expensive Automotive Repairs

    Posted May 23, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Annoyingly Expensive Automotive Repairs

    Spending money on auto repairs is not fun, but some repairs are on a whole other level when it comes to price. Here is a list of some outrageously priced repairs.

  • 5 Times You Should Trust Your Mechanic

    Posted May 21, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Times You Should Trust Your Mechanic

    People tend to have a hard time trusting others, especially mechanics, who don't have the best reputation as a whole. But here are 5 instances when you should trust your mechanic.

  • How To Protect Your Car's Paint

    Posted May 20, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    How To Protect Your Car's Paint

    The summer heat is around the corner, and your car's paint won't fare well if you don't take steps to protect it. Here are some tips.

  • 5 Ways To Get Out Of Paying Your Auto Repair Bill

    Posted May 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Ways To Get Out Of Paying Your Auto Repair Bill

    We're all looking to save a buck, What better way to do that than by getting out of paying for automotive repairs? We've come up with some ways to do just that.

  • 10 Mechanic Pet Peeves: Part 2

    Posted May 16, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Mechanic Pet Peeves: Part 2

    Since publishing our first list of mechanic pet peeves, we've received a lot of feedback on the ones we might have missed. Therefore, we've come up with Part 2.

  • 15 Pictures of Animals Trying To Be Mechanics

    Posted May 15, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    15 Pictures of Animals Trying To Be Mechanics

    Animals think they're people, and since mechanics are people, animals sometimes think they're mechanics. Here are the ones that got caught on camera.

  • 8 Stereotypes About Mechanics That Are Completely False

    Posted May 14, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    8 Stereotypes About Mechanics That Are Completely False

    Mechanics get a bad rap. We've all heard the stereotypes before, here are 8 that aren't true.

  • AAA Study: Owning A Car Is Actually Cheaper Than Last Year

    Posted May 13, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    AAA Study: Owning A Car Is Actually Cheaper Than Last Year

    A new study conducted by AAA indicates that the cost of owning a vehicle has actually decreased from last year, a welcome change for car owners.

  • 10 Mechanic Pet Peeves

    Posted May 12, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Mechanic Pet Peeves

    Just like any other profession, mechanics have things that drive them absolutely nuts. Here are the top ten.

  • 10 Car Parts That Sound Like They're From a Spaceship

    Posted May 09, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Car Parts That Sound Like They're From a Spaceship

    There are some interesting sounding car parts. Some of them sound like they belong on a spaceship, not an automobile.

  • Reasons Why Your Car Won't Start

    Posted May 08, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Reasons Why Your Car Won't Start

    Not being able to start your car is a very common automotive problem, which most people have experienced first hand. Here are some of the most common reasons and how you can identify them.

  • 10 Ways To Make Mechanics Love You

    Posted May 07, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Ways To Make Mechanics Love You

    Everybody enjoys being loved. No one enjoys having their car worked on. We've come up with some ways to get mechanics to love it when you're their customer.

  • 5 Money Saving Tips Mechanics Know That You Don't

    Posted May 06, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Money Saving Tips Mechanics Know That You Don't

    There are lots of ways to save money on automotive repairs. Mechanics know many of these simple tips that you have probably never thought of.

  • Identifying Strange Sounds Your Car Is Making

    Posted May 05, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Identifying Strange Sounds Your Car Is Making

    To make sure your car is running smoothly, it's important to turn the radio down occasionally to listen for any unusual sounds it might be making. Here is a quick overview of some common problems you may encounter.

  • 10 Ways To Avoid Mechanics Forever

    Posted May 02, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Ways To Avoid Mechanics Forever

    Going to see a mechanic is high on the list of things people want to avoid. We've come up with 10 fool-proof ways to make sure that you never have to experience it again.

  • Common A/C Problems

    Posted April 30, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Common A/C Problems

    With summer approaching, you'll want your air conditioner working properly. Here are some common problems to look out for.

  • 10 Reasons Why Mechanics Aren't Out To Get You

    Posted April 29, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Reasons Why Mechanics Aren't Out To Get You

    Nearly all mechanics get a bad rap as a consequence of the actions of a few. While some of us have bad experiences, they're not necessarily indicative of the whole industry.

  • The 10 Most Common Car Repairs

    Posted April 28, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 10 Most Common Car Repairs

    When people go to see a mechanic, they are most likely going for one of the following 10 repairs, considered the most common at auto mechanic shops.

  • 6 Signs That You Have a Bad Mechanic

    Posted April 25, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    6 Signs That You Have a Bad Mechanic

    Bad mechanics do exist. You need to make sure to look for the warning signs when looking to get your car repaired to make sure you're not working with one.

  • If You Hate Going to the Mechanic, Take Better Care Of Your Car !

    Posted April 24, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    If You Hate Going to the Mechanic, Take Better Care Of Your Car !

    It's always amazing to see how people neglect even the most basic of automotive maintenance and repair. What's even more surprising is when they are shocked that they have car problems.

  • The 10 Mechanic Commandments

    Posted April 23, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 10 Mechanic Commandments

    We have discovered 2 tablets containing the 10 Mechanic Commandments. They have been passed down through generations of mechanics, and now we want to share them with the world.

  • 6 Ways A Mechanic Is Just Like A Doctor

    Posted April 22, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    6 Ways A Mechanic Is Just Like A Doctor

    Mechanics have always been compared to doctors. But how similar are they? We've come up with 6 similarities.

  • 5 Things Professional Mechanics Do That You Don't

    Posted April 18, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Things Professional Mechanics Do That You Don't

    There's a reason why you should take your car to a professional to get worked on, especially if you're not handy. Here are the top 5 simple things mechanics do that you probably don't at home.

  • How Much Does A Mechanic Mark Up Parts?

    Posted April 16, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    How Much Does A Mechanic Mark Up Parts?

    Mechanics make their money by charging for labor, as well as marking up the parts used in your car. This is how much mechanics typically make from marking up parts.

  • Most Common Causes Of a Check Engine Light

    Posted April 14, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Most Common Causes Of a Check Engine Light

    It may be a bit scary when you see your check engine light come on, but the most common reasons are not extensive repairs.

  • The 10 Ugliest Cars Ever Made, Ever

    Posted April 11, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 10 Ugliest Cars Ever Made, Ever

    A list of the most hideous monstrosities ever to emerge from an automotive plant.

  • What To Do If You Think A Mechanic Overcharged You

    Posted April 10, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What To Do If You Think A Mechanic Overcharged You

    If you think that you were overcharged by a mechanic for work performed, there are several things you should do.

  • Do Your Shocks & Struts Need To Be Replaced?

    Posted April 08, 2014 by Corry Leracey

    Do Your Shocks & Struts Need To Be Replaced?

    Years of testing and proven research has shown that at around 50,000 miles, original equipment shocks and struts may be worn to the point of needing replacement.

  • Being a Mechanic Can Be a Thankless Job

    Posted April 07, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Being a Mechanic Can Be a Thankless Job

    Choosing to be a mechanic as a profession isn't always easy, typically not lucrative, and can be very thankless.

  • What To Do If Your Car Breaks Down On the Highway

    Posted April 04, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What To Do If Your Car Breaks Down On the Highway

    If your car dies while you're on the road, there are some things you should do in order to make sure that you're staying safe.

  • How To Choose The Right Tires

    Posted April 03, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    How To Choose The Right Tires

    Your tires are the only connection between you and the road. It's important to choose correctly to ensure a safe and reliable ride.

  • Car Reliability: Nature or Nurture?

    Posted April 01, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Car Reliability: Nature or Nurture?

    What makes a car last longer, the way it was manufactured, or how well it's taken care of by the owner? The debate over nature vs. nurture stretches beyond raising children, and can apply to taking care of your vehicle as well.

  • Who Will Win The Facebook Mechanic Memes Battle?

    Posted March 31, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Who Will Win The Facebook Mechanic Memes Battle?

    Two Facebook pages are battling over Mechanic Meme supremacy, who will be crowned the victor when the dust settles?

  • 10 Horrible Car Pranks

    Posted March 28, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Horrible Car Pranks

    These people might have crossed the line with their car pranks.

  • A List of Car Parts Every Owner Needs to Understand Part 2

    Posted March 25, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    A List of Car Parts Every Owner Needs to Understand Part 2

    For the typical car owner, understanding complex automotive engineering isn't necessary. But everyone should know what these parts are and understand what they do.

  • What Is The Difference Between a Good Mechanic and a Bad Mechanic?

    Posted March 25, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Is The Difference Between a Good Mechanic and a Bad Mechanic?

    What are the differences between good and bad mechanics? Here are a few of them.

  • How To Drive A Car With a Manual Transmission

    Posted March 24, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    How To Drive A Car With a Manual Transmission

    There are people who believe that everyone should learn to drive on a car with a manual transmission. Here is the easy-to-understand guide for driving a manual.

  • A List of Car Parts Every Owner Needs to Understand Part 1

    Posted March 21, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    A List of Car Parts Every Owner Needs to Understand Part 1

    For the typical car owner, understanding complex automotive engineering isn't necessary. But everyone should know what these parts are and understand what they do.

  • What's It Like For a Woman In The Male-Dominated Auto Industry?

    Posted March 20, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What's It Like For a Woman In The Male-Dominated Auto Industry?

    Have you ever wondered what it's like for a woman working in predominantly male industry? We spoke with a woman working in the automotive industry to find out.

  • How To Build Trust With Your Mechanic

    Posted March 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    How To Build Trust With Your Mechanic

    Building trust with someone can take time, but is vital when dealing with repairs and maintenance that will cost you a significant amount of time and money.

  • The 5 Biggest Automotive Scams You're Falling For

    Posted March 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 5 Biggest Automotive Scams You're Falling For

    If you don't pay much attention to what you're being told, you might end up spending a lot more money than you should. Avoid these expensive myths at all costs.

  • 3 Online Marketing Shortcuts For Mechanics

    Posted March 18, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    3 Online Marketing Shortcuts For Mechanics

    Automotive shop owners need to make sure to keep up with online marketing trends if they want to grow their new customer base.

  • Should I Fix My Car Or Sell It?

    Posted March 17, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Should I Fix My Car Or Sell It?

    Sometimes it's better to just scrap your car than pay for expensive repairs.

  • What To Do If You Think You've Been Taken Advantage Of by a Mechanic

    Posted March 14, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What To Do If You Think You've Been Taken Advantage Of by a Mechanic

    As with any industry, sometimes you end up with dishonest service. Here is what you should do if it ever happens with a mechanic.

  • Warning Signs To Look For When Choosing a Mechanic

    Posted March 13, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Warning Signs To Look For When Choosing a Mechanic

    In any other relationship, there are always warning sings before things get bad.

  • The 6 Most Common Myths About Car Care

    Posted March 12, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The 6 Most Common Myths About Car Care

    Don't believe these car care myths. They'll only cost you more money and time than necessary.

  • The RIGHT Way To Jump Start Your Car

    Posted March 11, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The RIGHT Way To Jump Start Your Car

    You will almost certainly need to jump start a car some day. You will almost certainly get confused about the steps. Here they are!

  • Total Recall : What To Do If Your Car Is Recalled

    Posted March 10, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Total Recall : What To Do If Your Car Is Recalled

    Many vehicle owners will experience a recall notice from their manufacturer. Here's what you need to know when that happens.

  • Winter Wreaks Havoc On Your Car

    Posted March 07, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Winter Wreaks Havoc On Your Car

    A harsh winter like the one we're having this year can cause a lot of damage to your vehicle, here are some of the consequences.

  • Mechanics Are Like Doctors, Just Not as Appreciated

    Posted March 07, 2014 by Gregg Rainville

    Mechanics Are Like Doctors, Just Not as Appreciated

    There are lots of similarities between doctors and mechanics. I should know, I worked with doctors before switching to mechanics.

  • What Types of Cars are Worst in the Snow?

    Posted March 07, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Types of Cars are Worst in the Snow?

    Some cars perform better than others in a snowy climate. Here are the worst cars you can buy if you live where there are harsh winters.

  • 10 Things You Never Want To Hear Come Out of Your Mechanic's Mouth

    Posted March 06, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    10 Things You Never Want To Hear Come Out of Your Mechanic's Mouth

    If you hear your mechanic say any of these, you're in big trouble.

  • Did You Know Mobile Mechanics Exist? It's Not Magic, and It Can Save You Money

    Posted March 05, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Did You Know Mobile Mechanics Exist? It's Not Magic, and It Can Save You Money

    Mobile mechanics are a growing segment in the auto repair industry. What sets them apart from mechanic shops and are they worth it?

  • 4 Car Reliability Tips

    Posted March 04, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    4 Car Reliability Tips

    A reliable car will save you money and time. Take a look at the following tips for car reliability.

  • What Kind of Gas Should You Use In Your Car

    Posted February 28, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Kind of Gas Should You Use In Your Car

    What do those numbers on the gas pump mean? How does using premium gas affect your vehicle?

  • My Transmission Is Broken. Actually, It Exploded. Now What?

    Posted February 28, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    My Transmission Is Broken. Actually, It Exploded. Now What?

    This actually happened to me. It wasn't unexpected, but still very unpleasant.

  • What Does Your Car Maintenance Schedule Tell You?

    Posted February 27, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Does Your Car Maintenance Schedule Tell You?

    Your vehicle owner's manual includes your car maintenance schedule. But what is it, and why is it so important?

  • 8 Quick Ways To Ruin Your Car

    Posted February 27, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    8 Quick Ways To Ruin Your Car

    Follow these simple steps if you'd like to quickly ruin your car.

  • DDIY - Don't Do It Yourself

    Posted February 26, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    DDIY - Don't Do It Yourself

    We've put together a list of automotive maintenance and repairs that you shouldn't attempt to do yourself. We call it DDIY Auto Repair.

  • Are Potholes The Devil's Work? Yes!

    Posted February 26, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    Are Potholes The Devil's Work? Yes!

    The only people on the entire planet who like potholes are pavers. Potholes can cause extensive damage to your car in seconds.

  • The Top 5 Costliest Car Mistakes That You're Too Smart To Make

    Posted February 25, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    The Top 5 Costliest Car Mistakes That You're Too Smart To Make

    Save money on auto repair by avoiding these 5 costly mistakes that many car owners make.

  • 3 Things Every Car Owner Needs to Know About Auto Parts

    Posted February 24, 2014

    3 Things Every Car Owner Needs to Know About Auto Parts

    Here are four important tips about your car parts that will save you money.

  • Oil: Synthetic, Regular or Olive?

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Oil: Synthetic, Regular or Olive?

    How often do you really need to change your oil? How does using synthetic oil actually benefit your vehicle?

  • 6 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off at the Auto Repair Shop

    Posted February 21, 2014 by Steve Porter

    6 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off at the Auto Repair Shop

    Here are some tips to make sure you're not getting taken advantage of when having your vehicle repaired.

  • 5 Ways To Spot A Fake Online Review

    Posted February 20, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Ways To Spot A Fake Online Review

    5 tips for spotting fake online reviews.

  • 5 Signs That You Really, Really Love Your Car

    Posted February 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    5 Signs That You Really, Really Love Your Car

    Some signs that you really, truly care about your car.

  • What Does That Little Horseshoe Dashboard Light Mean?

    Posted February 19, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    What Does That Little Horseshoe Dashboard Light Mean?

    What does that little horseshoe light on your dashboard display mean? Did you buy a car or a horse?

  • 3 Incredibly Obvious Things Most Car Owners Don't Do

    Posted February 18, 2014 by Ken Kupchik

    3 Incredibly Obvious Things Most Car Owners Don't Do

    There are some obvious things that you should do as a car owner. But these three things get neglected more often than you could imagine, simply because they're just too easy to forget.

  • How To Go Over Your Auto Repair Bill

    Posted February 18, 2014 by Jason Green

    How To Go Over Your Auto Repair Bill

    Here are some tips for going over your auto repair bill to ensure accuracy and a fair price.

  • Independent Audi Repair Shops Do Not Void Warranty

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Independent Audi Repair Shops Do Not Void Warranty

    Audi drivers do not have to take their Audi to the dealership to maintain their Audi warranty.

  • Dealing With Your Car Dealer's Service Center

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Dealing With Your Car Dealer's Service Center

    Here are some helpful tips on dealing with your car dealer after you bring the car back in to get worked on.

  • BMW Check Engine Light

    Posted February 14, 2014

    BMW Check Engine Light

    What to do when the check engine light comes on in your BMW.

  • BMW Repair After Warranty Expires

    Posted February 14, 2014

    BMW Repair After Warranty Expires

    Has the warranty on your BMW expired and your BMW check engine light turned on? Here are some tips on servicing your BMW after the warranty has expired.

  • Is Your Auto Technician ASE Certified?

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Is Your Auto Technician ASE Certified?

    What is an ASE Certification and what does it mean to someone looking to get their car serviced or repaired?

  • Mobile Auto Repair

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Mobile Auto Repair

    Mobile auto repair is a great repair solution if you are looking for a lower price with convenience. Most mobile mechanics are reliable and come to your location to perform auto repair at a low cost due to low overhead.

  • General Auto Repair Services

    Posted February 14, 2014

    General Auto Repair Services

    General auto repair services include preventive automobile maintenance, oil and filter change, rotation of tires, wheel alignment, suspension and exhaust services, engine tune ups, climate control repairs, and brake service.

  • How to Change Spark Plugs

    Posted February 14, 2014

    How to Change Spark Plugs

    A spark plug is used to ignite vaporized fuel, in order to start an internal combustion engine. It does so by supplying high voltage between two metal contacts. The gap between the metal contacts is small which creates a high electric field

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