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    Video: The good, the bad, the ugly of changing headlight bulbs
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    As cars becomes more sophisticated, it seems like they are increasingly becoming more complicated. Remember the days when you could just go to your local auto parts store to pick up a new headlight bulb and then replace the burned-out bulb in about a minute in the parking lot? Well, that may ...

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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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    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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    Video: Creative SUV axle repair not MacGyver approved
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    Proving once again that you never know what you're going to come across on the road in Eastern Europe is the video we've pasted after the break. In it, you'll see an old beat-up SUV of unknown origin plodding its way through a residential area in Kazakhstan, a former member of the USSR. Sounds ...

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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: AAA says one in four Americans unable to afford major car repair
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    That knocking sound, those screeching brakes, the worn tires. All signals that trouble is either here or just ahead, and your car needs to go in for repairs sooner rather than later. Are you going to be ready for the bill that comes along with the repair work? According to a study by AAA, there's a ...

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    Video: "Sexual Transmission" is hilariously disturbing
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    How much do you love your car? Do you know what it takes to keep it happy? We thought we did, but it turns out we're not doing everything we can to satisfy our cars needs. In the video shown here, Cory and Tony are two friends out for a drive when Cory's vehicle starts acting up. Tony knows just ...

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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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    Ford changes how executives' benefits tied to auto shop bills
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    Hee's a bit of news that surely had Ford’s executive eyeing Consumer Reports rankings on all of the Blue Oval's offerings...According to Jim Mateja of the Chicago Tribune, the recent 8-K form Dearborn filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission altered one of the factors that ...

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