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The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future. However, not everyone agrees on what preventive maintenance is, what you should do, and when you should do it. Let's clear that up, and give you some tips that'll apply… »9/26/13 9:21am9/26/13 9:21am

Five Ways to Save Serious Money on Car Repairs

If you drive, there's probably little you hate more than getting your car repaired. It's usually an expensive, time-consuming hassle no one looks forward to. Even so, it doesn't have to be so bad. Here are some solid ways to save as much money as possible on your car repairs, and hopefully make the whole process a… »9/19/13 8:37am9/19/13 8:37am

Life Lesson #427: Don't Buy Parts From Registered Sex Offenders

Finding the right parts for your project car can be tough. Who can you trust these days? As we learned with the Unique Performance saga, even seemingly reputable businesses can turn out to be suspect. Things get even tricker when buying things over the web, as this horny car-jacking victim discovered. Thankfully,… »2/28/08 12:40pm2/28/08 12:40pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: O'Reilly Auto Parts Gift Card

If you're not sure what the ideal gift would be for the gear head in your life, a gift card is always a good way to go. But how to know if it's the right gift? If someone in your life goes to the auto parts store more than they go to the Safeway, they might like an O'Reilly Gift Card. If they wear a jumpsuit more than… »11/22/07 2:30pm11/22/07 2:30pm