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  • Will your warranty be honored if maintenance is done by a shop that's not the dealership?

    Will your warranty be honored if maintenance is done by a shop that's not the dealership?
    Absolutely. As long as you have records of routine maintenance (such as oil changes) and have not altered the vehicle with non-factory parts that could be blamed for causing problems (such as an aftermarket high-performance engine computer calibration...
  • Half-Year Ownership Cost of Cars.com's 2013 Honda Civic

     
    The six months of ownership and healthy 10,513 miles traveled in our long-term 2013 Honda Civic have been uneventful. Unlike our other long-term tester, a 2013 Subaru BRZ, the Civic hasn't developed any under-hood noises, needed winter tires or been......
  • Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

     
    No, you don't, according to every auto manufacturer we've talked to. The main advocates of the 3,000-mile oil change schedule are those who would profit by it: repair facilities, quick-lube chains and service departments at some new-car dealers. Years...
  • How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

     
    A good time to rotate your tires is when you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive, say, more than 10,000 miles annually. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that......
  • Do You Have to Care For a Diesel Car Differently Than a Gasoline Car?

     
    Diesel engines may require more frequent oil changes and fuel filter changes than gasoline models, and some diesels may also require periodic replenishing of diesel exhaust fluid (urea), which reduces emissions of nitrous oxide. For the most part, though,...
  • Chevy, Buick, GMC Add Two Years of Free Service on New Cars

     
    Car shoppers just received added incentive to consider a new GM vehicle. The company announced this morning it will add two years of complimentary service to most new 2014 models from Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. Cadillac already has such a......
  • Cars.com's BRZ Gets its First $76 Oil Change

     
    Subaru's first recommended service for our long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ just rolled past at 7,500 miles, which meant it was time for the BRZ's first oil change and tire rotation. Our BRZ has been relatively trouble-free so far with the......
  • Do Turbocharged Cars Require More Maintenance?

     
    Turbocharged engines will require more frequent maintenance, such as oil changes and fresh spark plugs, though they typically don't require additional service compared to naturally aspirated engines. Here are some examples: Dodge advises changing the...
  • Expensive Oil Changes Are Here to Stay

     
    Compact car shoppers may not be too happy when their budget-friendly car requires a $40 ??? or more ??? oil change. Automakers including Honda and Toyota are almost exclusively switching from well-known 5W-30 and 10W-30 oils to low-friction, and pricier,....
  • Expensive oil changes are here to stay

    Expensive oil changes are here to stay
    Compact car shoppers may not be too happy when their budget-friendly car requires a $40 — or more — oil change. Automakers including Honda and Toyota are almost exclusively switching from well-known 5W-30 and 10W-30 oils to low-friction, and...
  • Will Your Warranty Be Honored If Maintenance Is Done by a Shop That's Not the Dealership?

     
    Absolutely. As long as you have records of routine maintenance (such as oil changes) and have not altered the vehicle with non-factory parts that could be blamed for causing problems (such as an aftermarket high-performance engine computer calibration...