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Transmission oil and filter change can be as simple as an engine oil and filter change

Servicing Your Vehicle’s Automatic Transmission Can Be a DIY Project That Saves You Money

Transmission service does not always require a licensed mechanic with specialized tools to do the job correctly. In fact, in many cases it is almost as easy as changing your engine oil and filter. Here’s a well-made video about how servicing an automatic transmission is basically done that can save you hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself; or at the very least, provide you with an understanding of what is involved so that you do not get gouged by a service center or garage.
Checking brake pad wear is something many car owners can do.

Common Brake Repair Scam in Major Name Tire Centers

Here’s a common brake repair scam that everyone who has ever owned a car long enough to need a tire change can probably attest to having been approached with at least one time or another. Watch this must-see video of a popular Toyota Maintenance YouTube channel where the mechanic shows and tells what goes on in many major name tire centers.

Consumer Reports Car Experts Recently Rated the Best New SUVs to Buy Today

Deciding on which SUV is the right choice for you and your family while staying within your budget can be a daunting task. Here’s the latest Consumer Reports Best SUV rating that showcases not just those SUVs that cost up to $40,000, but models that make good alternative choices below $30,000 as well.
Used cars to avoid due to engine unreliability issues

Consumer Reports Analysts Reveal the Used Cars Most Likely to Need an Engine Rebuild and What to Buy Instead

Looking to buy a used car, but are unsure if that under 10-year-old model is reliable enough to warrant your hard-earned dollars and sanity? Here’s a list of models of cars from Consumer Reports analysts who did the research for you and found not just those used car models you should avoid based on engine reliability, but also provide good alternatives that can keep you on the road.
Toyota Venza hybrid engine image by John Goreham

It's What's Missing That Matters - Why Toyota Hybrids Are So Much More Reliable Than Other Brands' Vehicles

Sometimes less is more. In the case of Toyota’s long list of green vehicles, less troublesome parts means more reliable vehicles. Here’s what Toyota got rid of to improve durability and reliability in the Avalon, Venza, Sienna, Prius, RAV4 Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, and Highlander Hybrid.

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