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BOOK REVIEW: The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Electrical Systems

06.27.2016

I hate electricity. Yes, I understand it’s as important to the running of an automobile as the gasoline running through the fuel lines, but nothing this side of an automatic transmission rebuild fills me with more existential dread that working on wiring.

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BUYER’S GUIDE: New Car Warranties

06.27.2016

One of the best parts of buying a new car is not having to worry about it breaking down. Spending too much on repairs for an old car is often what gets a person to consider buying a new one in the first place. Despite being shiny and new, there’s still a chance that something could go wrong.

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BMW and Kia Hit by Recalls

06.27.2016

You can trust BestRide.com for all the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) major recalls, automotive news and views, and millions of listings for new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. Check out latest batch of recalls from the NHTSA.

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VW Cops a Plea

06.27.2016

The end to an ordeal endured by close to half a million American purchasers of Volkswagen turbo-diesel engines may draw to something like a close in federal court tomorrow, but it may not feel like it to all owners.

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