June 19, 2024
Car Repair

Donations of Ford Mustangs spotlight importance of automotive education system

Ford recently donated four Mustangs to local schools in Washtenaw County to support their automotive education programs. Pioneer High School, Huron High School, South & West Washtenaw Consortium, and Washtenaw Community College each received a Mustang at an event at Gene Butman Ford in Ypsilanti. Students and teachers were thrilled to receive the cars for

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Understanding Catalytic Converters: How to Guard Against Theft

There are times when catalytic converters become a common topic in the news, and unfortunately, it’s usually due to theft. These thefts can lead to expensive repair bills and leave vehicle owners feeling frustrated and vulnerable. While the rate of theft has decreased recently, there were still as many as 153,000 catalytic converters stolen in

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Car insurance prices surged by 20% in December, marking the largest increase in years.

Car owners in the U.S. continue to face rising costs when it comes to maintaining their vehicles. Motor-vehicle insurance prices saw a significant increase of 20.3% in December compared to the previous year, marking the largest jump since 1976, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This trend has persisted for 16 consecutive months, with

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Tesla’s liquidation sale at Hertz expected to drive down resale value of used EVs

A Hertz EV test-drive event in Los Angeles just last July. (Getty Images) Electric vehicles were already deemed unattractive by a portion of the car-buying public. Now, their reputation could suffer another blow as rental giant Hertz offloads 20,000 of them, primarily Teslas, in favor of gas-powered cars. Hertz, the largest U.S. fleet operator of

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Understanding Branded Titles: What They Are, Different Types, and Potential Risks

If you’ve searched for a pre-owned vehicle, one of the key selling points often emphasized by sellers is the title status. “Clean title” cars are highly sought after, but there are other options available that come with some level of risk in exchange for a lower price. Used vehicles with branded titles typically sell for

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Top 12 Longest Lasting New Cars in 2024

While some of us are content with buying and selling cars frequently, most regular individuals intend to keep their vehicles for an extended period. Luckily, Consumer Reports has a wealth of data and is ready to share some of its insights on cars with exceptional longevity. Its research on the cars most likely to surpass

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American drivers continue to struggle with high car insurance rates

Driving down the highway has long been considered a quintessential American activity, but it has also become increasingly costly. The expenses associated with owning and maintaining a car have surged in the wake of the pandemic. While some aspects of car ownership have become more affordable, others have become budget-busters. One of the latest financial

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Rising Insurance Prices Offset Recent Car Price Drops for U.S. Buyers

  A different kind of sticker shock has struck American car buyers like Darin Davis. When the 56-year-old Dallas real estate agent renewed the insurance on his pearly-white 2024 Cadillac XT4, the rate almost doubled in January, just a few months after his purchase. “It’s disheartening to own a new car when you’re paying so

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Top 10 Car Brands with the Lowest Maintenance Costs for 10 Years

Buying a vehicle can be an enjoyable experience and provide a great sense of freedom, but issues can arise when it comes to repairs. Some car manufacturers have a better track record than others when it comes to maintenance costs. According to Consumer Reports, Tesla and Buick are the least expensive new car brands to

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Top 10 Car Brands with the Highest Maintenance Costs Over a Decade

Vehicle upkeep can often feel like a chore, ranking just above unpleasant tasks like visiting the dentist or doing taxes. However, the brand of car you choose can greatly impact the amount of time and money you spend on maintenance. A recent study by Consumer Reports reveals that European car manufacturers tend to have maintenance

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