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Haynes won't publish new repair manuals in print, but the massive back catalog stays

If you want a Haynes Manual for a new car, it'll only be available digitally

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Farley aims to tackle Ford's warranty costs in bid to boost profit

Ford's warranty costs for the first nine months of 2020 were $2B higher than GM's

Quality is once again Job One at Ford Motor Co. Taking a page from the automaker's ad slogan of the 1980s and '90s, Ford's new chief executive, Jim Farley, is aiming to rein in rising warranty repair costs that are a key reason why the Dearborn, Michigan, automaker's financial performance in North America has lagged that of its archrival, General Motors Co. As part of its new effort to cut warranty costs, Ford has told suppliers it will charge them upfront for half the cost of a warranty probl

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EV startup Rivian to set up repair facilities and offer mobile service

The facilities will service the R1T electric pickup, R1S electric SUV, and Amazon delivery van

Massachusetts voters pass right-to-repair expansion opening up car data

Voters approved a measure giving car owners and mechanics access to detailed telematics info

One election night issue that has appears to have an answer already is the passage of Question 1 in Massachusetts, which asked voters to strengthen laws guaranteeing people are able to repair things they own. In this case, it focused on cars, preventing manufactures from locking third party repair shops and car owners out of advanced telematics data that’s increasingly being collected by vehicles via driver assistance tools.

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Consumer Reports lists the cars most likely to blow a head gasket (or two)

The list includes Subaru, BMW, and everyone's favorite Mazda

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2020 Volvo S60 T8 Long-Term Update | We broke the sunroof

Thankfully, a seriously quick trip to the dealer got it fixed

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These are the cars most likely to have major powertrain problems

Cars, trucks, and SUVs from America, Japan and Germany make up the list

These are the cars and trucks that are most likely to have serious problems with their engines or transmissions, which equals costly repairs.

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Why the weekend tradition of car waxing has been waning

Changing markets, younger generations force new strategies

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2019 Subaru Forester Touring Long-Term Update | Wet carpet

We find out what servicing a car during the coronavirus is like when our Forester springs a leak

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These are the automakers least likely to flash a check engine light

A German luxury brand comes in first place

These are the top 10 car companies least likely to have vehicles that flash a check engine light.

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Everything you should know about paying for a car wash

All those extras aren't worth what you're paying for them

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Top 10 brands with the lowest repair cost to fix a check engine light

Some cars are a lot more expensive to fix than others

A check engine light can be caused by a number of issues, some minor and inexpensive and others potentially catastrophic. See which brands have the lowest average repair costs here.

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YouTuber seems surprised his modified Tesla's warranty claim was denied

He apparently didn't know his extreme mods and actions would void his warranty

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7 ways to save on car lease turn-in fees

How to avoid paying at the end of your lease

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Coronavirus cleaning: Are you properly disinfecting your car's cabin?

We asked an expert how to keep a car clean without damaging the interior

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Electric vehicles are changing the future of auto maintenance

Tires and glass emerge as dominant consumables of the EV era

Moving from internal combustion to electric power does more than reduce tailpipe emissions: it will fundamentally shatter today’s auto maintenance and service sector. With one-fifth the number of powertrain parts and an almost total elimination of oil (a), the typical automotive dealer will suffer 35% declines in maintenance and service revenue, or roughly $1,300, for an EV versus an internal combustion engine vehicle over a five-year period (b). Two of the top three maintenance items — oil ch

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Right-to-repair highlights snafus in the military, too

How can a Marine wage war without the ability to fix the equipment?

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