Repair News & Advice

Car Companies Say Home Repairs Are 'Legally Problematic,' Seek Copyright Restrictions

Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles.

Tesla is employing some skill from Formula 1 by hiring former Red Bull chief mechanic Kenny Handkammer as the automaker's global director of service training.

The safety and aesthetic features of new cars are driving up purchase and repair costs – over the past 15 years the price of a Cadillac Escalade headlight, for instance, has risen almost 800 percent.

Thanks to some time-lapse photography, watch as a Chevy small block V8 gets torn down and completely restored in just under four minutes. It's quite a sight.

The odyssey to get the massive RV from the Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World continues in the latest three parts of the ongoing series. The beast is finally able to move on its own again, but can the decrepit vehicle really survive on the road?

China Central Television went after foreign automakers joint ventures during its annual Consumer Day special. The network alleged the dealers were overcharging customers for repairs.

Advertisement
2015 Ford Mustang
MSRP: $23,800 - $46,170
2015 Toyota Highlander
MSRP: $29,665 - $44,040
2015 Jeep Cherokee
MSRP: $23,095 - $30,895

For Sale

2014 Ford F-150
$44,875 / 46 miles / VA
2015 Ford F-350
$51,050 / 4 miles / VA
2015 Ford F-150
$36,930 / 6 miles / VA