All cars have trouble, but some are definitely worse than others. The Center for Auto Safety calculated the cars people complain about the most, so you might want to steer clear of them, so to speak.
Ever get that sneaking suspicion when you take your car in for repair that you're overpaying or getting needless work done? If you want to make sure you get service you can trust, keep in mind these tips for what to ask at the shop and signs of good (and bad) mechanics.
A research team at Purdue university is developing a system that will detect damaged car parts and figure out how long they'll last before failing, effectively predicting breakdowns before they happen. The structural health-monitoring system uses a network of sensors placed strategically in areas of high stress and…