| May 17, 2012
| 6:30 PM
A car is one of the most expensive things you will own, so it is important to know how to take care of your vehicle without “driving up” your costs.
One vital thing to do is the oil change.
One local woman gets oil changes like...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Occupy them all you want, but the Wall Street types and their multitude of minions deserve credit for this: They've made us the world's best-trained and most-eager consumers on the planet, so much so that we've taken every lovely year-end holiday —...
| Jan 2, 2012
Ever since buying that first car, it`s been engraved in our minds. Change the oil every three months or 3,000 miles.
But today, we need to put the brakes on that mentality.
“Now on most 2011’s and 2012’s it is 7,500 on most...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:14 PM
New Orleans - SpeeDee Oil Change is fighting hunger and you can help the cause too!
The car maintenance shop is teaming up with the Second Harvest Food Bank for a canned food drive.
During the month of November, bring two canned food items to any of the...
| Apr 30, 2012
How’s your car holding up? Think you’re getting that amazing mile-per-gallon statistic advertised when you bought the car? Think again.
“Whenever you buy a vehicle that says you get 50 miles per gallon, you have to keep the vehicle...
| May 1, 2012
The decision whether to turn your own wrench basically comes down to how comfortable you feel underneath a car. You can typically save a few bucks by doing it yourself, but there are almost always deals and coupons that make the price difference...
| Aug 17, 2009
| 1:39 PM
The decision of whether to turn your own wrench basically comes down to how comfortable you feel underneath a car. You can typically save a few bucks by doing it yourself, but there are almost always deals and coupons that make the price difference...
| Mar 5, 2008
So how often do you change your car's oil? 3,000 miles seems to be the standard for most quick-change oil shops.
Websites like the one created by the California Integrated Waste Management Board though, are trying to debunk this standard, going as far as...