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    Official: GM to offer 2 years free maintance on most 2014 models
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    A day after Ford announced it was scaling back the complimentary maintenance program for its Lincoln brand, General Motors has gone in the completely opposite direction, offering most of its 2014 lineup with free maintenance. Since 2011, Cadillac models have all come with a four-year/50,000-mile ...

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    Report: Lincoln scales back free maintenance
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    Complimentary scheduled maintenance programs have been great tools for luxury automakers to draw in new customers, but some are starting to scale their programs back considerably. According to Automotive News, Lincoln is joining Jaguar and Volvo on the list of automakers reducing the length of ...

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    ETC: Nearly two years later, we get our hands on Lubricheck's "blood tester"
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    In May of 2011, we ran a story about a small company seeking backers for an innovative do-it-yourself device engineered to measure the level of contaminants in a vehicle's motor oil. Armed with the knowledge, consumers could extend oil change intervals, save money and help the environment. Things ...

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    Official: Audi Cam is like YouTube for UK service bays
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    Audi UK has introduced the Audi Cam, a new – and for owners, hopefully more informative and reliable – way to interact with service advisors and technicians. After a car is dropped off, technicians will use a Flip-like camera to videotape and provide audio commentary for any issues ...

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    Study: Female drivers avoid touching dipsticks
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    In a study conducted by UK used car website Autoquake.com, it seems that women are less likely to to perform basic maintenance compared to men. According to the study, women are far more likely to avoid checking their vehicles' oil level, with 12 percent of survey respondents admitting they never ...

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    Video: Michelin uses truly disturbing puppets to talk about importance of tire pressure
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    Michelin uses puppets to explain tire pressure – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We're all about supporting PSAs that spread the good word about proper automobile maintenance, but this is just creepy. Michelin UK has tapped the Puppet Broadcasting Company to create a video ...

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    Audi Cam streams video of your repairs
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    Audi Cam in action – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Handing your pride and joy over to a service tech is a nerve fraying experience. While the vast majority of service personnel out there are well trained, courteous and quick about their work, there are bad apples in every bushel, ...

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    Columnist discovers used Civic more frugal than new Prius
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    A columnist for The Economist confirms what many of us thought was obvious. New is not necessarily better and it's good to keep your nose clean.Moving from London to Texas (what a shock that must have been), the writer needed a car, and wanted one of the (what was then) shiny new Priuses. But not ...

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    Master Mechanics vote for 3,000-mile oil change interval
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    In a survey conducted by Valvoline, sixty-percent of ASE certified Master Automobile technicians questioned said that a vehicle's oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. Twenty-nine percent said between 3,000-5,000 miles is acceptable and just two percent voted that between 5,000-10,000 miles is ...

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