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Free repairs from nonprofit 'Hard Luck Automotive' for those who need it

'Most families are just one car repair bill from catastrophe'

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Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

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.

Will Copyright Law Stop You From Working On Your Car In The Near Future?

Privacy group warns tinkering under hood could violate DMCA

Plan on repairing or modifying a car in the garage this weekend? You might want to first consult a copyright lawyer.

New Toy Teaches Kids Basic Auto Repair

The Car Lover's Engine Repair Set gets children into cars early

Hammacher Schlemmer, a catalogue specializing in unusual and unique toys and gifts, is selling The Car Lover's Engine Repair Set for the budding car enthusiast.

Reporters Test The Honesty Of Auto Mechanics

Every repair shop investigated offered free service

Auto mechanics have bad reputations for taking unsuspecting customers for all they're worth. One Today show investigation found that bad rap might be unfair.

Dirty Parts Scam Mechanics Use To Make Big Bucks

A little research can go a long way towards saving you money

You go to a mechanic to investigate a weird rattling sound, and suddenly the repair costs are stacking up for problems and replacement parts you never knew existed. Do you trust the knowledge and experience of the mechanic or do you investigate for yourself?

Women Often Overcharged By Car Mechanics, Report Shows

ABC’s 'The Lookout' went undercover to find out if auto-repair shops are running a scam

ABC's new show 'The Lookout' turned their hidden cameras on shady mechanics and found overcharging, lying about problems and even causing problems at both local and national chain repair shops.

Ford changes how executives' benefits tied to auto shop bills

Hee's a bit of news that surely had Ford’s executive eyeing Consumer Reports rankings on all of the Blue Oval's offerings...