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    Report: Pep Boys targets women, finds they don't like to be lied to
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    Pep Boys, the auto parts and service chain where your 17-year-old self got those hideous clear taillights for your first car, is set for a massive rebranding effort that will see it focus even more heavily on personal service. Called "Road Ahead," the new program has kicked off in 70 of the ...

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    Study: Women pay higher car repair prices than men, but negotiate better
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    The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has found that uninformed women seeking automotive repairs end up paying more than men, yet they are more successful negotiators when it comes time to talking down a service price. The study, "Repairing the Damage: The Effect of Price ...

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    Study: East Coast states pay more for Check Engine light repairs
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    Has it seemed like the cost to keep your older car on the road has gone up? Well, we have good news (you're not going crazy) and bad news (repair costs are indeed going up all across the country). According to an annual study by CarMD, average repair costs have increased by 10 percent in 2012, ...

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    Report: Industry bracing for shortage of top-skilled auto mechanics [w/video]
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    What do you want to be when you grow up? If you answered, "mechanic," you're in the minority. But that could be a good thing for your chances of getting a job. As USA Today points out, a shortage of mechanics and an increase in the complexity of today's cars means there's big demand for ...

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    Report: "Right To Repair" law would force automakers to share data with independent mechanics [w/poll]
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    "Right To Repair" laws have been debated for years, with automakers and dealers steadfastly opposed to any legislation requiring them to divulge the electronic secrets of their vehicles to independent repair shops. The little guys continue to cry foul, insisting that dealership mechanics get ...

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    Study: Wyoming has most expensive auto repair costs
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    Sorry, Wyoming residents, that Check Engine Light is probably going to cost you more to fix than the rest of the country. CarMD has published its newest report ranking average state-by-state repair costs to correct check engine lights, and Wyoming leads the nation. The info was collected from ...

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    Haynes officially releases car manuals online [w/video]
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    Chances are if you've ever spun a wrench on a vehicle, you've likely had a Haynes service manual in your hands at some point as well. The company prides itself on producing inexpensive and informative volumes on just about every late-model vehicle manufactured these days. Now, the company's ...

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    Study: Car repair costs ranked state-by-state... where does yours rank?
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    You're going to pay more per year for car maintenance if you live in a western state, and the cheapest states for repairs related to a "Check Engine" light are Mississippi and Washington D.C. That's according to fresh data from the annual CarMD Vehicle Health Index, an analysis of repairs made to ...

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    DentBetty provides body shop estimates from your uploaded photos
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    Whether the cretin responsible for flattening the grille of your mint Isuzu Impulse left a note or not, the damage wrought on your vehicle is going to require repair. DentBetty streamlines the traditional pain-in-the-tuchas process of traipsing around to various body shops to get estimates for ...

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    Keeping it on the road: Vehicle maintenance for fun and profit
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    Economic doom and gloom might have you thinking differently about the vehicle sitting in your driveway. Keeping it alive a few extra years will head off increased expense, and cars are easily able to reach beyond 100,000 miles these days. Inveterate wrench-turners have long relished stretching ...

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    Toolkit Upgrades Round Two - more fun toys
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    A while back, we expounded on some simple items that brought more joy to the automotive arts. Spring is just around the corner, and we've compiled a big ol' list of things to address in celebration of the Vernal Equinox. Unpacking the tools from their long winter nap is a ritual here, and it's like ...

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    Home Depot to sell auto parts
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    10 Home Depot stores in Florida are on an auto parts test run for America's largest home-improvement retailer. The stores each have about 500 square feet chock-full of auto parts at discount prices, undercutting competitors by more than 20 percent in some cases. The company ...

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    Is D-I-Y wrenching D-O-A?
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    Jerry Flint and Doug Flint - two automotive pundits that we've spoken of here many times before - team up as father and son and tackle the topic of do-it-yourself auto maintenance in the elder Flint's recent column. The theme that's woven through a few example is that times, tools, and ...

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