July 2021

Toyota Tacoma owner learns he was scammed by a garage.

How Some Car Repair Garages Hide Their Brake Repair Scam And What You Can Do About It

Not all brake repair scams are obvious. Especially when the car repair center or garage appears to be saving your day, but is actually going after your savings. Here’s one example of how some dishonest service techs and mechanics manage to gouge you with a brake repair scam that is hidden in the paperwork. As an added bonus, this article is also a warning to Tacoma owners about one common problem that should be monitored regularly in their vehicle.
Prius transaxle fluid can reveal a lot about a car's health

How to Inspect The Transmission Fluid on a Used Prius

Looking to buy an older model used Prius, but not sure how to inspect the transaxle fluid to see what kind of problems may be lurking in the purchase? Here’s an informative video by a popular Toyota Maintenance channel that demonstrates where to find the transaxle drain and filler plugs and what the color in the transmission fluid could look like after 176,000 miles, telling you something about the car’s history.
The most important point to stick to when negotiating a new car purchase price.

Consumer Reports Recommends This Important Negotiation Point to Focus On When Buying a New Car

Time to buy a new car, but dreading dealing with a car salesman? You are not alone. However, once you’ve learned how to keep the conversation focused on this singular important negotiation point with a salesman, you can expect to walk away with a good---if not great---deal on a new car.
Tesla Service

It Is Surprising Most Car Dealerships Don't Have Their Own Version Of Tesla Service

Tesla Service is a great thing to utilize especially when you can't afford to spend time taking your car to and from the dealership to be serviced. This is a service that other car dealerships should incorporate more into their respective business models.
Changing your oil and filter is still a DIY car maintenance skill you can learn to do.

Avoid Lube Center Scams With This Mechanic’s Step by Step DIY Oil and Filter Change Demo

Are you under the impression that many cars are too complicated for the owner to do any maintenance of their own? Would you like to avoid lube center scams? Here is your chance to learn not just good, but great technique as this popular YouTube channel mechanic demonstrates how easy it can be to change the oil and filter on your car.
SUV Buy and Don't Buy Advice From Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Car Analysts Recommend What Popular Midsized SUVs to Avoid and Which to Buy Instead

Here’s a summary of the latest midsized SUV’s that despite their perceived popularity, should be avoided according to Consumer Reports’ car experts who offer these better choices including two under-the-radar gems they’ve found.

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