Auto Repair Shops

Deer Season for Drivers, too, in Charlotte

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Deer pose a danger to drivers, particularly in the fall. (Photo courtesy of N.C. Department of Transportation)

Auto body repair shops anticipate work this fall as drivers, deer collide across Carolinas.

Don't Just Kick the Tires: 3 Considerations Before Buying a Classic Car

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Classic Cars Charlotte (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)
Bob Crawford restored his 1965 Corvette Roadster, shown at the Matthews Auto Reunion and Motorcycle Show. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Classic car enthusiasts at Matthews Auto Reunion say to follow your heart, but keep an eye on your spending limits when it comes to restoring vintage vehicles.

5 tips to prepare your car for a summer vacation road trip

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Be sure you get your oil changed before your trip if you are close to the scheduled maintenance, along with air filters and fuel filters, says Shilling. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Stanford C. of Portland, Oregon)
Be sure you get your oil changed before your trip if you are close to the scheduled maintenance, along with air filters and fuel filters, says Shilling. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Stanford C. of Portland, Oregon)

Don’t let car troubles ruin all of your vacation fun. Make sure your vehicle is ready for a long road trip with these simple preparation tips.

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Car Muffler Repair Shop

Repair shop disputes snowblower complaint

New Berlin repair shop says snowblower service is not covered by warranty. Concrete company ignores complaint about driveway.

Disposal company does not take out the trash

Homeowner says company claims the garbage cans are over weight limit.

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Car Stereo Repair

Washington, D.C., animal removal company takes skunk leaves stink

A Washington, D.C.-area homeowner wants the animal removal company to deodorize her porch.

Car Buying Tips, Trade in Values, Getting a Good Deal

Buying a new car is a big investment. Researching your available options will make you a better consumer.

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Discount Tires

Why Doesn't My Car Have a Spare Tire?

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Many new cars are not equipped with spare tires, forcing their owners to find alternatives. (Photo courtesy of Marc Yount's Tire Pros in Evans, Ga.)
Many new cars are not equipped with spare tires, forcing their owners to find alternatives. (Photo courtesy of Marc Yount's Tire Pros in Evans, Ga.)

In an effort to increase fuel efficiency, many manufacturers are eliminating the car spare tire from new vehicles. How much does it cost to add a spare tire?

Snow tires make winter driving easier

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Winter tires can benefit many people in cold climates and mountainous regions that receive frequent snow and ice. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kate R. of Spokane, Wash.)

Winter tires can make it easier to drive in heavy snow and ice, but they're not for everyone. Consider these tips before purchasing snow tires.

Should you invest in snow tires?

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If you live in an area with frequent snowfall, it's wise to make sure that your tires have enough traction depth for slippery conditions. (Photo by Fred Patton).
If you live in an area with frequent snowfall, it's wise to make sure that your tires have enough traction depth for slippery conditions. (Photo by Fred Patton).

The special tread design of snow tires, also known as winter tires, allows drivers to move easily through snow and ice, say tire experts on Angie’s List.

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Towing Services

Car safety tips for winter storms

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Extricating your car in snowy or icy conditions can sometimes prove tricky. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Deborah S. of Laconia, N.H.)
Extricating your car in snowy or icy conditions can sometimes prove tricky. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Deborah S. of Laconia, N.H.)

A crucial part of dealing with ice and snow involves making sure that your car can handle the punishment storms can dish out, and how to stay safe.

Hiring the right tow truck after a car accident or breakdown

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When this member's vehicle stopped working, she had a flatbed tow truck to assist her in 15 minutes. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Andrea S. of Woodbridge, Va.)
When this member's vehicle stopped working, she had a flatbed tow truck to assist her in 15 minutes. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Andrea S. of Woodbridge, Va.)

Whether you've had a wreck or a breakdown, before you call a towing company, check out these guidelines to get the most from your tow truck buck.

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New Indianapolis law aims to protect against predatory towing

City drafts tougher regulations for towing companies after a series of predatory towing complaints.

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Transmission Shop

How to protect your car from transmission damage

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The lubrication that happens inside the differential housing unit when both wheels are turning may not function properly when the vehicle is stuck, says Shilling. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Stanford C. of Portland, Ore.)
The lubrication that happens inside the differential housing unit when both wheels are turning may not function properly when the vehicle is stuck, says Shilling. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Stanford C. of Portland, Ore.)

Snow accumulation can create dangerous driving conditions during the winter months. One highly rated provider explains how to protect your vehicle from damage.

When to change a car's transmission fluid

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Our highly rated experts recommend car owners examine the condition of their transmission fluid with a service technician. (Photo courtesy of Stanford C.)
Our highly rated experts recommend car owners examine the condition of their transmission fluid with a service technician. (Photo courtesy of Stanford C.)

Suspicious when a mechanic suggests a transmission flush? Auto repair experts explain when transmission fluid should be changed and how you can tell for sure

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Car Radiator Service

Repair shop disputes snowblower complaint

New Berlin repair shop says snowblower service is not covered by warranty. Concrete company ignores complaint about driveway.

Disposal company does not take out the trash

Homeowner says company claims the garbage cans are over weight limit.

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