Foreign auto makers are growing fast in the United States, indicating that domestic makers are not all that healthy. Automotive News explains it best in this article: Transplants Keep Rolling in N. America.
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Although the Intelligencer Journal reports that we are having a mild pothole season, there is always a monster out there that can raise its ugly head and create some damage. Most of the time a car tire and wheel can handle even the deepest craters. The secret is to make sure the wheel is rolling READ MORE
I just had to write about this because it has cost consumers a lot of money over the years and has caused them to take a dim view of service shops, who are otherwise conscientious and want to do a good. Many times customers will bring their cars to us to solve a difficult problem READ MORE
Many people look forward to buying a new car like having a root canal. Having bought over 100 cars for Consumer Reports Magazine, Mike Quincy shares car buying tips with his readers. Click here to learn about some tips to save money, time and aggravation.
Sometimes you can’t figure out what product is being pitched in an ad, but they are funny. Although they have had some clunkers, Volkswagen has generally come up with commercials that are humorous and there is no doubt about what is being pitched. Click the link for the latest New Beetle commercial.
Have you noticed all the cars coming out with blind spot detectors? Well, if you don’t own one of these cars, this strategy will give you the same advantage and there are no electronic gadgets to break. Well, maybe the electric mirror. I do a lot of the quality control road testing at Roberts Automotive READ MORE
So you’re rolling along vacuuming the floor before a party you are holding this evening, and all of a sudden the machine sounds different….and it doesn’t seem to be picking up the dog hair. Something is hanging out of it too. You flip it over and find out the belt broke. While that may cause READ MORE
Sometimes I hear new customers say that “every time I take my car into my old shop, they find a thousand dollars worth of work”. “I feel like I am being ripped off”. I can understand their angst. My response? I tell them that I will find more things wrong with their car than anyone READ MORE