The Truth About Cars » Maintenance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 16:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Question Of The Day : How Much Would You Charge To Teach The Basics? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/question-of-the-day-how-much-would-you-charge-to-teach-the-basics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/question-of-the-day-how-much-would-you-charge-to-teach-the-basics/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 18:10:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=817386 I grew up not knowing the difference between a V6 and a V8. Cars were a mystery to me. Motor oil could have been the same thing as cooking oil right up until my 16th birthday. Then I caught the bug. We all get it. A nasty incurable fever known as, “First-car-itis”. I wanted a […]

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I grew up not knowing the difference between a V6 and a V8. Cars were a mystery to me. Motor oil could have been the same thing as cooking oil right up until my 16th birthday. Then I caught the bug. We all get it. A nasty incurable fever known as, “First-car-itis”. I wanted a […]

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GM Throws In Free Scheduled Service http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/gm-throws-in-free-scheduled-service/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/gm-throws-in-free-scheduled-service/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:50:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491071 A free-maintenance program introduced earlier this year to get its full-size pickups moving was expanded across the entire 2014 line.  For most 2014 vehicles, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealers will complete an oil and filter change, four-wheel tire rotation, and conduct a 27-point vehicle inspection based on what’s called for in the vehicle’s maintenance plan. […]

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A free-maintenance program introduced earlier this year to get its full-size pickups moving was expanded across the entire 2014 line.  For most 2014 vehicles, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealers will complete an oil and filter change, four-wheel tire rotation, and conduct a 27-point vehicle inspection based on what’s called for in the vehicle’s maintenance plan. […]

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Five Simple Technologies For The Long Haul http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/five-simple-technologies-for-the-long-haul/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/five-simple-technologies-for-the-long-haul/#comments Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:10:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453706 Everybody wants a deal. But precious few people are willing to change their habits to make their deal last longer. The casualties of the rough and reckless are expensive and almost always preventable. For every person who complains about an automatic transmission giving out, there are ten people who still insist on shifting from reverse […]

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Everybody wants a deal. But precious few people are willing to change their habits to make their deal last longer. The casualties of the rough and reckless are expensive and almost always preventable. For every person who complains about an automatic transmission giving out, there are ten people who still insist on shifting from reverse […]

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Customer Care: Whose Problem Is It Anyway? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/customer-care-whose-problem-is-it-anyway/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/customer-care-whose-problem-is-it-anyway/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:46:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413864 Three years ago I suggested that Detroit win back car buyers by doing something no one seemed to be doing: provide customer care deserving of the name. In a similar vein, Steve Lang recently asked readers whether manufacturers or the government should do more when a model commonly suffers from an expensive problem. Well, according […]

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Three years ago I suggested that Detroit win back car buyers by doing something no one seemed to be doing: provide customer care deserving of the name. In a similar vein, Steve Lang recently asked readers whether manufacturers or the government should do more when a model commonly suffers from an expensive problem. Well, according […]

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GM: Impala Suspension Problems Are “Old GM’s” Liability http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/gm-impala-suspension-problems-are-old-gms-liability/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/gm-impala-suspension-problems-are-old-gms-liability/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:19:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407762 The Detroit News’s David Shepardson reports that GM has requested the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging rear-suspension problems on 2007-8 model-year Impalas, on the grounds that “New GM did not assume liability for old GM’s design choices, conduct or alleged breaches of liability under the warranty, and its terms expressly preclude money damages,” the response […]

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The Detroit News’s David Shepardson reports that GM has requested the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging rear-suspension problems on 2007-8 model-year Impalas, on the grounds that “New GM did not assume liability for old GM’s design choices, conduct or alleged breaches of liability under the warranty, and its terms expressly preclude money damages,” the response […]

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Ford, Aftermarket Tangle Over Collision Replacement Parts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/ford-aftermarket-tangle-over-collision-replacement-parts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/ford-aftermarket-tangle-over-collision-replacement-parts/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:03:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407415 For some time now, there’s been something of a low-scale war going on between OEMs and aftermarket parts suppliers just below the national media radar. The issue: whether or not aftermarket structural parts are as good as OEM parts. Ford has been a major proponent of the OEM-only approach, making the video you see above […]

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For some time now, there’s been something of a low-scale war going on between OEMs and aftermarket parts suppliers just below the national media radar. The issue: whether or not aftermarket structural parts are as good as OEM parts. Ford has been a major proponent of the OEM-only approach, making the video you see above […]

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Watch This Video, And You Will Be Able To Change A Boxster Air Filter Using Only One Friend And An Hour Of Your Time http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/watch-this-video-and-you-will-be-able-to-change-a-boxster-air-filter-using-only-one-friend-and-an-hour-of-your-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/watch-this-video-and-you-will-be-able-to-change-a-boxster-air-filter-using-only-one-friend-and-an-hour-of-your-time/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:21:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400934 How user-serviceable should a car be? Should special tools be required to perform basic tasks? If the car in question is a sporty car, should there be less effort on the manufacturer’s part to ensure serviceability (because it’s a “toy” and more likely to be owned by people with multiple cars) or more (because sporty […]

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How user-serviceable should a car be? Should special tools be required to perform basic tasks? If the car in question is a sporty car, should there be less effort on the manufacturer’s part to ensure serviceability (because it’s a “toy” and more likely to be owned by people with multiple cars) or more (because sporty […]

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