| Mar 11, 2011
Even as cars evolve to need less-frequent care, maintenance and replacement costs can take a big bite out of your wallet. Don't worry, we're not going to try to teach you how to rebuild an engine or even dirty your hands -- just how to make smart...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 4:50 PM
, we compared the driving experience of three plug-in cars: the Nissan Leaf, the Chevrolet Volt and a Prius Plug-In demonstration car that is still a work in progress ahead of a 2012 retail product launch. Here, we present the results in both energy...
| Apr 29, 2011
I took my 2008 Cadillac CTS in for an oil change the other day and the service manager told me my car had a recall regarding the onboard computer's suggested oil life. GM decided that it should be reset to recommend that the oil would be changed more...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:30 AM
1) Modern Tire
When youve managed to be in the car repair business for more than 30 years, youve obviously done something right. “We are really service-oriented and customer friendly,” said Modern Tire owner John DeSimone, whos worked in...
| Feb 20, 2012
It's Common Cents Week here on the PIX11 Morning News. We're covering everything from where to sell your old gold jewelry to how to save for your future. But first, we're kicking things off by pinch pennies! We caught up with "Real Simple" magazine to...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 3:42 AM
I was really shocked at the promises made to consumers in advertising and sales pitches by U.S. Fidelis, once known as National Auto Warranty Services and Dealer Services.
The Maryland Attorney General's office just issued a final order against the...
| Jan 6, 2011
The “service engine soon” light recently lit up the dashboard of my Nissan. Not only did that mean my car needed maintenance, it also meant I’d be spending money – and probably a lot of it. I hate dealing with car troubles. It’...
| Jun 14, 2011
Regular oil changes are a key way to prolong the life of an engine, but automakers have lengthened recommended intervals in recent years to as many as 10,000 miles. "Oil-change intervals are determined by operating conditions and driver habits, not......
| Jul 27, 2011
There is one itsy-bitsy downside to Ferrari ownership: the cost of maintenance. When the price of an oil change hits four digits even the most well-heeled car owner can blanch. To assuage these fears, Ferrari has announced a new seven-year......
| Jun 11, 2012
Ever since Cars.com linked up with PickupTrucks.com, we've done only a little truck testing of our own, but we still take them out for a spin just to keep in step with the market. Such was the rationalization last week......
| Dec 4, 2009
| 11:40 AM
A Long Island man hoped that by slipping a free oil change to an officer he wouldn't have to do jail time for driving drunk.
Suffolk County Officer Robert Kall pulled over 44-year-old Joseph Lavelle and arrested him for driving while intoxicated around...