Your Car Was Damaged While In The Shop. Who Pays?

You bring your car to a dealer for repair and when you pick it up it has a dent in it. The manager tells you to file a claim with your insurance company because he does not know what happened to your car. What do you tell him? » 1/07/15 1:28pm 1/07/15 1:28pm

This Expensive Part Has Hundreds Of Chrysler Owners Fuming

Ever heard of a "Totally Integrated Power Module"? If you have lately, odds are it's because you're a Chrysler owner. The obscure-sounding part has reportedly meant expensive repairs for hundreds of owners, a class-action lawsuit, complaints to federal regulators and now an internal investigation by Chrysler… » 8/28/14 5:43pm 8/28/14 5:43pm

Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

Dear Lifehacker,
I love my car, but it's getting on in years. It's paid off, which is great, but even routine maintenance now runs me a few hundred bucks, and the mechanic is always upselling me on additional repairs that are hundreds more dollars. Is it time to just retire my ride and buy a new car, or should I stick… » 4/29/13 1:22pm 4/29/13 1:22pm

What To Look For In A Good Auto Repair Shop

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. » 9/14/12 1:30pm 9/14/12 1:30pm

Ten Car Repairs You Won’t Hate Doing

Hate bloody knuckles? Of course you do. What if we told you there was a way around 'em? Here are ten car repairs that won't make you loathe yourself — or some random engineer — in the morning. » 12/30/09 12:00pm 12/30/09 12:00pm